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While serving on a jury has been a civic duty, until now, it’s been a duty enjoyed only by citizens. California is poised to change that, recently passing a bill that would allow permanent legal residents to serve on juries. more...

- - Immigration

When you want to purchase a new TV, you just go out and choose one without regard for who provides your cable service or how you plan to use it. Purchasers of mobile phones have had similar flexibility for the past few years with the option of unlocking their mobile phone for use with a different service provider. But earlier this year the rules changed, making it illegal to unlock your mobile phone without the carrier’s authorization.

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- - Personal Finance

The tragic death of the King of Pop Michael Jackson has left some interesting questions in its wake. Beyond the culpability of Dr. Conrad Murray lies the influence of entertainment giant AEG and its alleged role in Jackson’s untimely demise. At stake is a massive insurance claim—and perhaps a lot more. more...

- - Celebrity Lawsuits

The dust’s settled—we know the country didn’t go over the fiscal cliff. Now it’s time to consider how the new tax laws may affect your estate plan. Spoiler alert: it’s not as bad as you might think.  more...

- - Estate Planning Basics

A great deal of coverage was given to Mitt Romney’s income taxes during the last election cycle. Given the high-profile nature of the office he was seeking, the scrutiny could be expected. What might not be, is the fact that Romney came by his tax rate by investing soundly and using the system to his advantage. more...

- - Personal Taxes

The courts recently held that fashion mogul Christian Louboutin’s red shoe bottom was a legal trademark provided that the shoe top was a contrasting color. Similarly, a London Court struck down Nestle’s challenge of Cadbury’s trademark on the color purple in its chocolate packaging. Is trademark of a color alone permissible in the wake of these cases? more...

- - Trademarks

An alarming number of scams perpetrated against America’s veterans have been brought to light in recent months. These cons are wide ranging in their approaches and hide behind the masks of charities, as well as posing as Veterans Affairs—all in an effort to bilk veterans out of their money. more...

- - Government & Politics

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been one of the most hotly contested election season issues. But the Supreme Court’s recent ruling refocused the debate. Now the question has become, is Obamacare really bad for business? more...

- - Running Your Business

Today’s veterans face unique challenges in order to fulfill their dreams. Highly trained and motivated vets are struggling to find employment in today’s economic environment, but a wealth of new federal programs aim to change that and give veterans the chance they rightfully deserve. more...

- - Starting Your Business

A striking deviation in U.S. immigration policy occurred recently, creating an interesting debate over the hot-button issue of immigration. President Obama’s Deferred Action program might drastically modify current legislation already in place in some states, effectively pitting federal might against the rights of individual states. more...

- - Immigration