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Politics: What a Mess! Schadenfreude: The Bannon Thing Schadenfreude. Taking pleasure in another person’s misery. Not my thing, mostly, but every “not so much” provides a basis for exceptions. I encountered Steve Bannon more than 25 years ago. My partner sued him and I went to work on the case soon after. I only suffered […]
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Mark Rubin: Problem Solver / Attorney / Licensed Fiduciary I’m 61 and I’ve been an attorney for more than 37 years. People ask me what I do, regularly. They’re often other attorneys or legal services consumers. Usually, they’re looking for a cubbyhole. (Employment attorney. ERISA expert. Estate planner. Etc.) Almost always, I fail them. Problem […]
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Special Masters Former Guy wants a new shiny object: a Special Master! A what? Special Masters Judges appoint special masters to assist them with some part of a case. Their role depends on the case but every special master acts subject to the limits of the order appointing them. Always, the judge makes final decisions. […]
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COVID Strikes My COVID Stuff My first positive COVID test appeared on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Roughly 30 months after we first learned about this rotten virus. I traveled to Rochester NY on Tuesday to meet my new granddaughter, Estée Ora. First grandchild, by the way, and a lovely little girl who will be four […]
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Conservatorship Inventories and Accountings Really? Really??? You want to tell us about conservatorship inventories and accountings. And you think anyone will read this piece? Conservators for adult Protected Persons – different rules exist for certain minor conservatorships – must account for their actions. An accounting starts months beforehand, with an inventory. Arizona law requires inventories in […]
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