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Let me start with this. I am not a smoker. I hate smoking. I don't like its smell and I don't think that it is good for you. In fact I believe that smoking shortens life and creates ultimate misery for its users and their loved ones.
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Cuts in California's state budget have made county Superior Courts across our state to cut back on customer service over a lack of public money. Court administrators have been compelled to lay off professional staffers, shut down courtrooms and scale back business hours. The Judicial Council of California says that over 52 county courthouses and over 200 courtrooms have been closed down - that matters for estate, probate and trust law statewide, as well.
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93-year-old billionaire and Viacom/CBS mogul Sumner Redstone isn't even dead yet, but the daggers are already out as claimants to his personal fortune and company assets embark upon a complex gauntlet of estate & trust litigation, corporate restructuring maneuvers and good old-fashioned recriminations.