Author: Peter Birks,Arianna Pretto
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Recent leading cases have demonstrated the urgent need to modernize the learning on breach of trust, which has lagged behind the flourishing scholarship on the creation of trusts. Since breach of trust or fiduciary duty occupies the center of the legal stage, it comes as a surprise that, although one or two novelists have chosen Breach of Trust as the title to their book, no lawyer has so far thought it necessary to produce a specialized work on the subject. To fill the gap, this book, written by a team of leading trust lawyers from a number of common law jurisdictions, investigates all the principal aspects of the subject. The nature of the trustee's duties and of the liability for breach is closely examined, and all available defenses and excuses are reviewed. Two substantial chapters consider the consequences of assisting a breach or receiving trust property from a trustee acting in breach. The book closes with a critical overview of the entire topic.
Author: David Ellis
On the night his wife and infant daughter died, attorney Jason Kolarich was awaiting a call from an informant. He blames himself not only for the deaths of his family, but for the informant's murder as well. Kolarich can't bring back his family, but he can find the person who killed the informant. And he discovers that his informant's murder was only the tip of the iceberg-and that exposing the truth will drag him into the fight of his life.
Author: D.W. Buffa
Publisher: Polis Books
Attorney Joseph Antonelli dives into a case of White House intrigue, intimacies not forgotten, and suspicions dark and deep in this legal thriller in the Edgar Award-nominated series called "adroit and often elegant" (Los Angeles Times). The novels of D. W. Buffa featuring attorney Joseph Antonelli have become some of the most avidly praised of the legal thrillers being written today, called "absorbing" (Orlando Sentinel), "suspense-laden" (Houston Chronicle), and "electrically charged" (The New York Times). The Judgment, the third in the series, was nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel of the Year. In Breach of Trust, Antonelli is seduced into taking a case that has dangerous implications not only for the upcoming United States presidential race but also for a group of friends who thought they had put the sudden death of a young woman behind them long ago. When Antonelli attends a Harvard Law School reunion at Manhattan's Plaza Hotel, he doesn't suspect how disturbing his return will be-for it was at a party in this very hotel that a lively young woman fell from a window to her death. The event had been ruled an accident at the time, but the case is about to be reopened, and a possible witness is wary of its potential to ruin his political chances-a man with promise and ambition in equal measure, the vice president of the United States. When the trial begins, the nation's eyes turn to the accused, the downtrodden James Haviland, and to the unseen powers both within and without the White House who want to bury him. It's up to the shrewd and sharp Antonelli to uncover just where the secrets lie-and exactly who is playing whom.
How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
Author: Andrew J. Bacevich
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Category: Political Science
A blistering critique of the gulf between America's soldiers and the society that sends them off to war, from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power and Washington Rules The United States has been "at war" in Iraq and Afghanistan for more than a decade. Yet as war has become normalized, a yawning gap has opened between America's soldiers and veterans and the society in whose name they fight. For ordinary citizens, as former secretary of defense Robert Gates has acknowledged, armed conflict has become an "abstraction" and military service "something for other people to do." In Breach of Trust, bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich takes stock of the separation between Americans and their military, tracing its origins to the Vietnam era and exploring its pernicious implications: a nation with an abiding appetite for war waged at enormous expense by a standing army demonstrably unable to achieve victory. Among the collateral casualties are values once considered central to democratic practice, including the principle that responsibility for defending the country should rest with its citizens. Citing figures as diverse as the martyr-theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the marine-turned-anti-warrior Smedley Butler, Breach of Trust summons Americans to restore that principle. Rather than something for "other people" to do, national defense should become the business of "we the people." Should Americans refuse to shoulder this responsibility, Bacevich warns, the prospect of endless war, waged by a "foreign legion" of professionals and contractor-mercenaries, beckons. So too does bankruptcy—moral as well as fiscal.
How Washington Turns Outsiders Into Insiders
Author: Senator Tom Coburn,John Hart
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Category: Political Science
Tom A. Coburn, a congressional maverick who kept his promise to serve three terms and then leave Washington, offers a candid look at the inner workings of Congress-why the system changes politicians instead of vice versa. Breach of Trust shows readers, through shocking behind-the-scenes stories, why Washington resists the reform our country desperately needs and how they can make wise, informed decisions about current and future political issues and candidates. This honest and critical look at "business as usual" in Congress reveals how and why elected representatives are quickly seduced into becoming career politicians who won't push for change. Along the way, Coburn offers readers realistic ideas for how to make a difference.
Author: DiAnn Mills
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Former CIA agent Paige Rogers' entire team is killed in a covert mission. She blames Keary, their leader for betraying them. After Keary announces his candidacy for governor, Paige must choose between her life in hiding or risk everything to right old wrongs.
Physician Participation in Executions in the United States
Author: American College of Physicians
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Category: Capital punishment
Physician involvement in executions
Author: Jodie Bailey
LETHAL REUNION Meghan McGuire's ready to put her military career behind her and start her dream job helping troubled children—until a man from her past reappears. Tate Walker is supposed to be dead. But now he's standing on her doorstep, telling her she's in danger. Tate never thought he'd see Meghan again…and certainly not as the target of the hacker he's trying to bust. With both of their lives in danger, they have to work together to hunt down the criminal. But when Tate learns about the past Meghan's been hiding, he's not sure if she's still the woman he once loved. Or if he can trust her with his survival—and his heart.
Author: Steven J. Esdale
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
Category: True Crime
Murray Cohen planned to live out his “Golden Years,” in his home on Siesta Key Sarasota, Florida. His dream was cut short when his wife of three weeks deliberately denied him medical assistance when he requested an ambulance thinking he was having a natural heart attack. Murray’s bride waited until she believed he was dead before making her ‘Academy Award’ call to 911. Unfortunately for his killer, Murray was not finished fighting for his life. Murray Cohen’s death was classified as natural by authorities in the State of Florida. His son became suspicious after many red flags and began his own investigation. He uncovered the ultimate evidence of murder left behind by his father. This story shines a light on how unequal, corrupt, and broken the Civil and Criminal Justice systems in America have become.
Author: Cynthia Macari
Sidney Spencer is the successful author of mystery novels who loves her job, but she's due for a much-deserved break. She owns a cabin in Spring Lake, Pennsylvania, but she's never spent the winter there. This is just the respite she needs as she settles in her winter home and a quiet community filled with new friends. As a mystery author, Sidney is always curious, and she suspects several of her neighbors are hiding secrets. She does her best to weed out the truth, but her amusing hobby turns to something much more necessary when one person is killed and two girls are reported missing. Now, Sheriff Will Putnam needs her help before someone else ends up dead. Sidney knows certain neighbors in Spring Lake harbor secrets, but do any of them seem capable of murder? She has to use all her investigative skills to discover whether there is a killer among them. And she'd better figure things out soon before she becomes the killer's next person of interest-and possible prey.
The Story of Lou Ann Soontiens, Father Charles Sylvestre, and Sexual Abuse Within the Catholic Church
Author: Jim Gilbert
As a young child of twelve, Lou Ann Soontiens saw school as a place of refuge. When the school's resident priest, Father Charles Sylvestre, took an interest in her, she felt honoured and privileged. She put her complete faith and trust in this charismatic man of God and it resulted in years of sexual abuse, humiliation, and an unwanted pregnancy. This misplaced devotion would lead her to forty years of confusion, guilt, and pain and, ultimately, to her being awarded, by the Diocese of London, Ontario, the largest settlement ( 1.75 million Canadian dollars) ever given to an individual by the Catholic Church in Canadian history. It was not until Lou Ann reached middle-age that she found out that she was not alone in her pain and guilt; at least forty-six other women had experienced the same degradation at the hands of Father Charles Sylvestre. Much to her shock, she discovered that the Catholic Church had known about Father Sylvestre's abusive nature, and, as with hundreds of other priests with the same problem, chose to ignore the dangerous situation and quietly move the offending priest to a new parish where the abuse of young children would once again commence.
Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jeffer
Author: Bonnie Macdougal
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Breach of Trust takes us into the ‘90s-style looting and plundering of a multimillion-dollar trust, an intricate conspiracy fueled by financial cunning and lethal greed, set against an unexpected white-hot love affair between Dan Casella, street fighter turned corporate lawyer, and Jennifer Lodge, his resourceful, winsome associate.
Author: John Dean
Publisher: Robert Hale
A crooked businessman suffers a fall at home and there is no reason to think it is anything other than an accident until after he dies when information comes to hand which points towards murder. Detective Chief Inspector Blizzard and his team are brought in to investigate and attention quickly focuses on the controversial closure of a local factory amid claims of widespread fraud. To solve the case the detectives must enter a world in which passions run deep, threats and intimidation are rife, and hatred is never far from the surface.
Truth, Morality and Politics
Author: Raimond Gaita
Publisher: Black Inc.
In the fourth Quarterly Essay of 2004, Raimond Gaita confronts essential questions about politics as it is practised today. What do politicians mean when they talk about "trust"? Why is truthfulness important? Are we as politically and morally divided as the Americans? Does the war on terror authorise leaders to do things that once were considered beyond the pale? Gaita argues for a conception of politics in which morality is not an optional extra. He discusses why successful politicians must at times be economical with the truth, but shows a way beyond cynicism on the one hand and moralising on the other. Politics, he says, is conceivably a noble vocation, as well as potentially a tragic one. He looks closely at patriotism and its distortions, and the temptation to betray our deepest values in the act of protecting ourselves. Combining gentle evocation with gloves-off argument, Breach of Trust is a clarion call from one of Australia's leading thinkers. "I have never met anyone who believes that politicians should never lie ... But of course there are limits. They are not set in the heavens, but in culture." —Raimond Gaita, Breach Of Trust
sexual exploitation by health care professionals and clergy
Author: John C. Gonsiorek
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Category: Business & Economics
The 1980s heralded the beginning of an awareness of sexual exploitation of clients by health care professionals and clergy. The focus then was on raising consciousness about the problem. This volume reflects the concerns of the 1990s: it explores the subject in greater depth, develops theoretical ties to other areas and proposes sophisticated solutions. Following an introductory overview, Breach of Trust focuses on victims. Contributions include victims' first-hand accounts and discussions of support and recovery groups and individual therapy for both male and female victims and their families. The contributors then examine perpetrators: they describe innovative work being undertaken to understand the characteristics
Author: Rachel Dylan
Publisher: Baker Books
Corporate litigator Mia Shaw suffers the shock of her life when she finds her colleague and friend brutally murdered. Grief-stricken and furious, Mia vows that she will do anything to seek justice and make the killer pay. The man accused of the murder is a friend of security tech guru Noah Ramirez, but the evidence just doesn't add up. To save his former ATF partner, Noah needs to convince Mia that the real killer is still on the loose. Mia soon has more than the criminal prosecution to worry about, however. She is tasked with taking over her friend's last case and learns he was hiding secrets about his client. She thinks she may have stumbled upon corporate espionage that has turned deadly, but she has no idea of the danger involved. Her only ally is Noah, despite their difference of opinion on the homicide case. Can he win Mia over to his side and protect her from ever-growing threats?
Author: Russell Denison Niles,Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Text and Materials
Author: Graham Moffat
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
With its unique contextual emphasis and authoritative commentary, Trusts Law: Text and Materials is a book that no serious undergraduate on trust law courses can afford to be without. The book is divided into four main parts: trusts and the preservation of family wealth; trusts and family breakdown; trusts and commerce; and trusts and non-profit activity. Within each of these parts, leading cases, statutes, and historical and research materials are placed alongside the narrative of the author's text to give emphasis both to general theories of trust concepts and to the practical operation of trusts. Attention is also given to important themes such as the developing relationship between trusts law and other areas of private law such as the Law of Restitution. This new edition takes account of all relevant judicial and legislative developments since the third edition, and expands discussion of key themes in current developments of the law.
Author: Mohamed Ramjohn
Publisher: Psychology Press
The aim of this book is to help students penetrate some of the mysteries of equity and trusts by presenting practical answers to typical examination questions.
Author: Don Pendleton
Publisher: Worldwide Library
When the Stony Man Farm covert action team is betrayed in the field in Russia, Stony Man's survival is threatened, and retribution becomes the only law as the warriors turn bad to extract payback. Original.