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Grave robbing, property poaching: estate planning’s not-oft-discussed threat

With National Estate Planning Awareness Week, Estate of Denial® joins the legal and financial industries in promoting financial awareness and the need for proper estate planning.  And our take – significantly different from the standard talking points and not likely so welcomed – is important perspective for an unsuspecting public when it comes to probate actions Keep Reading…

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Dental industry v. public policy org, media, lawyers: who’s exploiting whom? (TX)

In response to the ongoing assault against Dental Service Organizations (DSOs), a recent Daily Caller op-ed termed this effort Anatomy of a liberal hit job citing how the George Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity (CPI) initiated the dental industry attack by partially funding a PBS documentary  entitled “Dollars and Dentists.”  The program – described as “a Keep Reading…

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Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week underway, Texas #36 in ‘lawsuit climate’ ranking

As this week marks Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week (Oct. 1-5), it’s important that awareness include understanding how the troubling racket entrenched in today’s legal system impacts far more than just parties to lawsuits.  The growing degree of impact is highlighted in a recent U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) study which found companies are Keep Reading…

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Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) study brings good news to Texas dental consumers, taxpayers

A new study on Dental Service Organizations (DSOs) suggests that stories of potential patient abuse and Medicaid fraud aren’t the only headlines DSOs offer.  After an in-depth review of state reimbursement claims, economist Arthur Laffer found DSOs, companies that provide non-dental administrative and other support services to dentists or groups of dentists, are not only Keep Reading…

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The financial flogging of Nashville songwriter Danny Tate (TN)

While judicial corporal punishments like flogging, caning, whipping or strapping are no longer used in the U.S. or most other semi-civilized countries, Nashville Probate Judge Randy Kennedy recently showed his own flair for financial flogging in ordering the sale of songwriter Danny Tate’s home.  The action was executed in response to outstanding legal bills generated Keep Reading…

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