Monthly Archives: May 2012

California Couple Loses $18.5 Million Charitable Deduction on Technicality | Total Return | WSJ | Laura Saunders | 5/30/12

With regret, a U.S. Tax Court judge denied Joseph and Shirley Mohamed, a wealthy Sacramento, Calif., couple a deduction for $18.5 million they took after donating valuable properties to charity because they didn’t attach a proper appraisal to the donation … Continue reading

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Mom Sues Doctor for Failed Abortion – Botched Abortion Raises New Ethical Quandaries | The Washington Post | Delia Lloyd | 5/29/12

LONDON — A 24-year-old woman in Mallorca, Spain sought an abortion at a health services clinic when she was seven weeks’ pregnant.  Two weeks later, she returned to the clinic and was told that the abortion had worked. Six months … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Voter ID law | mcall.com | John L. Micek | 5/23/12

Under a new policy, native-born Pennsylvanians who have never had a driver’s license, and lack a paper copy of their own birth certificate, can go to a PennDOT motor license center, fill out a one-page form and have their birth … Continue reading

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Filial Responsibility Law Makes Son Liable for Mother’s Nursing Home Bill | Forbes | Bernard A. Krooks | 5/24/12

John Pittas, a Pennsylvania man has been found liable for the $93,000 unpaid nursing home bill of his mother, who has moved away to Greece after receiving care in a nursing home for the purpose of rehabilitation after an automobile … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: In Vitro Twins Conceived After Dad’s Death Are Not Entitled to Survivor Benefit | ABA Journal | Debra Cassens Weiss | 5/21/12

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled Florida twins conceived through in vitro fertilization after their father’s death are not entitled to Social Security survivor benefits. The case, Astrue v. Capato opinion, involves twins born 18 months after their father, Robert … Continue reading

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