Tag Archives: ABA Journal

Son’s Death Leaves Mom with Big Tax Bill on Forgiven Student Loan Debt | ABA Journal | Martha Neil | 9/19/12

If a student loan borrower is unable to repay the money because he or she dies, that’s the end of the story, not only for the lender but the Internal Revenue Service, too. However, if the borrower is the parent … 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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2nd Trial Under Way for Man Accused of Murdering Attorney Who Sued Him in Wrongful Death Case | ABA Journal | Martha Neil | 3/1/12

Jason Cai, 53, a California software engineer is on trial for the second time, in the murder of Xia Zhao, a lawyer, who was representing the family of his deceased wife in a wrongful death suit against Cai. A previous … Continue reading

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Med-Mal Lawyer Sees More Botched Plastic Surgeries; ‘Board Certified’ Can Be Misleading | ABA Journal | Debra Cassens Weiss | 2/1/12

Doctors in all but four states can call themselves “board-certified” without specifying the specialty. That caused confusion for a woman identified as “Joan,” who got a facelift and tummy tuck in 2010 from a board-certified doctor in Beverly Hills, Calif., … Continue reading

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Show Me the Money: Helping Clients Find and Protect Assets in a Divorce | ABA Journal | Stephanie Francis Ward | 2/6/12

A client can try to preserve his or her assets during a divorce, but if the judge sees actions more along the lines of hiding money, the court will likely take more. Matrimonial lawyers Ira Friedman and Randall M. Kessler … Continue reading

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