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After the killings of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, the use of Stand Your Ground as a defense to murder has been a hot topic in the news lately. more...

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The Internal Revenue Service classifies the National Football League as a nonprofit, and some of its most passionate fans could not be more outraged. Politicians and fanatics have teamed up to call foul on the league’s taxation policies. more...

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Although many unused frozen embryos left over from IVF treatments are destroyed, some are being put up for adoption, so to speak, for couples who desire to go through a pregnancy and birth on their way to parenthood. Is this even legal? more...

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Taxi unions have been pushing for some regulation of ride-sharing companies for a while, and California has listened—but will the proposed rules be enough to satisfy taxi drivers and will other states follow California's lead? more...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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As another contentious election season heats up, there’s a battle brewing over the legitimate use of 501(c)(4) organizations. While created to provide tax-exempt status for social welfare organizations, the 501(c)(4) is now being used by campaigns to shield the identities of donors.  more...

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Some people really love their pets. And some people take their fondness for their pets to another level by leaving them fortunes—sometimes outrageous ones. See the lengths some pet lovers have gone to for their beloved pets. more...

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We’re all familiar with brand name and generic drugs. Almost always, the only differences are the name and cost. However, there’s a lot more to it than just labels and price tags—and what actually goes on behind the scenes may alarm you. more...

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