Why you need the power of attorney, no matter how old you are

No one likes to think about what would happen if they ever lost the mental capacity to make their own decisions.

But it’s a reality you can’t ignore. This is especially the case as the population ages, and mentally degenerative diseases, such as dementia, are becoming more prevalent.

One of the best ways to prepare for a time when you can’t run your own finances is setting up a lasting power of attorney (LPA).

This legal document allows you to nominate someone you trust to manage your affairs on your behalf.

There are two types of LPA: one is for

Oath Keepers-linked attorney ruled incompetent to stand trial, will get mental treatment in custody



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Kellye SoRelle, the woman who is claimed to be general counsel for the right-wing Oath Keepers militia, will be held in federal custody for mental health treatment after a judge ruled Tuesday that she was incompetent to stand trial.

SoRelle is facing several charges related to the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, including felony charges of obstruction of an official proceeding and obstruction of justice. She has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

DC District Judge Amit Mehta has postponed SoRelle’s trial indefinitely, stating that based on reports from the defense and government medical experts,

Ex-Goldman banker was ‘framed,’ attorney says at insider trial’s close

June 20 (Reuters) – Former Goldman Sachs banker Brijesh Goel’s trial on insider trading charges drew to a close on Tuesday, with his attorney saying he was framed by his friend and a prosecutor saying Goel had lied to a New York jury.

Goel, a former Goldman Sachs vice president, faces securities fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges for allegedly tipping his friend Akshay Niranjan to deals the bank was considering funding in 2017 and 2018.

Prosecutors say Goel gleaned the information on six companies targeted for deals – including Spirit Airlines Inc (SAVE.N) and drugmaker Patheon – from

Fox Corp. board under investigation by Oregon’s attorney general for violating its fiduciary duties


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Oregon’s attorney general announced Monday she is investigating Fox Corp.’s board of directors for “breach of fiduciary duty” after Fox News repeatedly broadcast election lies in the wake of the 2020 election. That resulted in a historic $787 million defamation settlement with Dominion Voting Systems.

“Treasurer Read and I believe that Fox’s board of directors breached its fiduciary duties by allowing Fox News to broadcast false claims that Dominion and Smartmatic rigged the 2020 presidential election,” said Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum in a statement. “We hope to hold the board accountable and protect the long-term value

Ben Crump deletes viral tweet branding pregnant nurse racist after her lawyer steps in

A prominent civil rights attorney deleted his viral tweet that attacked a female New York City hospital worker hours after her lawyer threatened defamation lawsuits in a Fox News segment against those who defamed her.

Ben Crump, who has been a lead attorney in several police brutality cases, tweeted a viral video with more than 4 million views of a verbal altercation between a pregnant New York City physician assistant and multiple young Black men before deleting it hours later after the segment aired and went viral on Twitter.

“This is unacceptable!” Crump captioned the tweet with the video. “A

Fox News under investigation for lying in court ahead of defamation trial : NPR

The Fox News studios and headquarters in New York on March 21.

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The Fox News studios and headquarters in New York on March 21.

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At Wednesday’s pre-trial hearings in the billion-dollar Fox defamation lawsuit, the Delaware judge overseeing the case declared he would sanction Fox News and launch an investigation into Fox’s apparent repeated failures to disclose information, including about the role of Fox founder Rupert Murdoch.

The trial, one of the most significant defamation cases in many years, is set to begin on Monday. Dominion Voting Systems, one of