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Texas Considers Asbestos Transparency Legislation

Texas is the latest state to consider legislation aimed at increasing transparency between the civil tort and asbestos bankruptcy trust systems. Four states, most recently West Virginia, have enacted such legislation. Texas...more

West Virginia Becomes Latest State to Adopt Asbestos Transparency Legislation

On March 15, 2015, West Virginia became the fourth state to enact legislation aimed at increasing transparency between the civil tort and asbestos bankruptcy trust systems. Senate Bill 411, also known as the Asbestos...more

Following in Ohio’s Footsteps: The Expansion of Asbestos Transparency Legislation

Asbestos personal injury trusts proliferated after many of the early primary asbestos product manufacturers reorganized under bankruptcy law. It is estimated that nearly 100 companies have declared bankruptcy in the face of...more

Are Cell Phones to Blame for Risky Driving on Fort Myers Roadways?

By now, we all know that cell phones are linked to Fort Myers distracted driving accidents. But could they also be related to other risky driving behaviors? ...more

Asset Protection FOR CPAs

One pressing area in which clients are increasingly seeking feedback from their accounting and financial advisory team is Asset Protection. Part of that stewardship is making sure that the growth and savings you are...more

Never Underestimate the Power of Addiction

THE POWER OF ADDICTION Never, ever, I mean do not underestimate the power of addiction. Whether it is your addiction, a family member’s addiction or a friend’s addiction, it is all the same. Some are more self...more

Death Worth Less Than Injury?

This article talks about how damages are calculated in a wrongful death suit in British Columbia. Many people are surprised to learn that grief is not compensable....more

Mistakes I've Made Setting Up a Solo Practice

The ABA's Solosez listserv is chock full of conversation, but reading from it can be like drinking from a firehose. Here, business development advisor Larry Bodine captured a discussion entitled, "Mistakes I've Made Setting...more

CHECKS AND BALANCES OF THE ASSET PROTECTION TRUST

A great, simple summary of the checks and balances present to protect clients using Asset Protection Trusts by my colleague Douglass Lodmell....more

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