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Huguette Clark possessions attract attention on multiple fronts

To catch up a little bit on activities surrounding the Huguette Clark estate, Bill Dedman reports: The jewels of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark go on auction The $10 million Degas ballerina, heiress Huguette Clark and the tax man

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Unions find new asset-looting mechanism (MI)

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy does great work.  We’ve enjoyed hearing a few of their folks speak at various events and always find their perspective interesting from both policy and presentation standpoints.  This issue regarding SEIU and the state of Michigan is no exception: Michigan Republicans are backing the SEIU’s bilking of parents of Keep Reading…

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Family feud addressed in obit (FL)

Here’s an interesting story from the Huffington Post: One of my first assignments in my first real job in journalism was writing obituaries for The Milwaukee Journal. I found it a little daunting at first, this job of writing about the dead. But that changed after a phone call with a woman whose daughter had died Keep Reading…

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Background on probate, the ‘biggest business in the world’ stat (TX)

Over at Impeachrandykennedy’s Blog, Danny Tate is talking again about probate courts as “the biggest business in the world.” As he references a statistic provided to him by Estate of Denial®, we thought this a good time to share the full context from which that information came.  This September 2010 post excerpt explains: Today’s post Keep Reading…

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Local government debt: an issue for all Americans (TX)

Local government debt is a real problem not just here in Texas, but across the country.  We had the opportunity to hear Texas Comptroller Susan Combs speak on this subject last week.  Below is a letter to the editor published today in our local paper that echoes the importance of Combs’ message.  The examples listed Keep Reading…

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