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Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Wills, Trusts and Estates Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration, probate, trusts and wills. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/wills-trusts-and-estates/
  • May 28

    House of Representatives Vote to Repeal Federal Estate Tax

    House of Representatives Vote to Repeal Federal Estate Tax
    As reported in a recent article on syracuse.com,  in a 240 to 179 decision, the House of Representatives voted on April 16, 2015 to repeal the Federal Estate Tax.  While the bill to repeal this tax has passed, President Obama has…
  • Mar 19

    Naming a Facebook Executor isn’t All You Need

    Naming a Facebook Executor isn’t All You Need
    As a follow up to a recent blog regarding how your online accounts are handled upon your death and how you can use your Last Will and Testament to prepare for this, a related topic has been getting attention in the media. Facebook has now…
  • Feb 25

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start

    Pennsylvania Estate Planning: Its Never Too Early to Start
    Pennsylvania estate planning, a concept which you may think only applies to older individuals or those with a lot of money, in reality, is a very important way for even young families to prepare for difficult and emotionally scenarios. In…
Rank this Week: 4267

White Collar Alert

White Collar Alert

Provides news and insight to counsel and legal observers concerning white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, government litigation and regulatory compliance. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://whitecollarblog.mmwr.com
  • Jul 18

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal

    Prosecutorial Discretion under the CFAA Gets More Discretionary: US v. Nosal
    This guest post was authored by our colleague Jeremy D. Mishkin, partner and co-chair of the Litigation Department of Montgomery McCracken.  The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (“CFAA”), has become…
  • Jun 29

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement

    VW Clears the Air with $14.7B Emissions Settlement
    This guest post was authored by Mara Smith, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. This Tuesday, Volkswagen agreed to pay the largest auto-related class action settlement in U.S. history, totaling $14.7 billion. The settlement was…
  • Jun 24

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water

    Yuengling to Settle Up on Expensive Tab after Feds Discover Excessive Suds Byproducts in Water
    Someone at local D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc. could probably go for a cold one right now, as settlement negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) have finally come to a head.   In a consent…
Rank this Week: 4314

PA Family Law Blog

PA Family Law Blog

Covers divorce and child custody. By the Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/family-law/
Rank this Week: 4357

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal…

PA & NJ Criminal Defense Legal News

By Young Klein & Associates.

http://www.ykacrim.com/blog/
  • Mar 11

    ARD Program Admission Denial

    ARD Program Admission Denial
    DUI charges are some of the most common charges, especially in Pennsylvania where approximately 120 DUI arrests occur daily. Fortunately, you may qualify to participate in the state’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD)…
  • Mar 9

    Details that Impact DUI Sentencing

    Details that Impact DUI Sentencing
    Not every DUI is treated the same. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor DUI or a felony DUI, every detail will be considered, even the traffic around you at the time of the violation. In some cases, you may even be eligible…
  • Mar 7

    Risks of a Felony DUI

    Risks of a Felony DUI
    Though every DUI will reflect poorly on your record, a felony DUI looks especially bad. Without proper representation, you might feel overwhelmed and plead guilty to a charge like this that can have a serious impact on your lifestyle. Before…
Rank this Week: 4378

Ahead of the Class

Ahead of the Class

Focuses on class action defense, addressing current cases and decisions, trends, and strategies associated with class action lawsuits. By Montgomery McCracken.

http://classactionblog.mmwr.com
  • Sep 7

    TCPA Update: The Year in Review and Trends for 2016 Webinar

    TCPA Update: The Year in Review and Trends for 2016 Webinar
    Montgomery McCracken’s Class Action Defense practice invites you to attend “Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Update: The Year in Review and Trends for 2016.” The webinar will take place on Thursday, October 13 from…
  • Aug 9

    The Second Circuit Blesses Post-Jury Verdict, Pre-Judgment Decertification

    The Second Circuit Blesses Post-Jury Verdict, Pre-Judgment Decertification
    This post was co-authored by Carla Graff, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken and Charles B. Casper, a partner and chair of Montgomery McCracken’s Class Action Defense Practice Group. How long does the judicial…
  • May 20

    If You Conduct Business in New Jersey You Need to Review Your Online Terms and Condition

    If You Conduct Business in New Jersey You Need to Review Your Online Terms and Condition
    Companies that do business in New Jersey have seen a sharp spike in class actions alleging their Web sites violate the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty, and Notice Act, 56 N.J.S.A. § 56:12-14, et seq.…
Rank this Week: 4410

Philly Injury Blog

Philly Injury Blog

Current events and news relevant to Personal Injury, Recalls, settlements and verdicts. By Kane & Silverman P.C.

http://palegaladvice.com/philly-injury-blog/
  • May 5

    Motorcycle Infographic

    Motorcycle Infographic
    Motorcycle Infographic: Accident Statistics May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Chances are, someone in your life is a motorcyclist. Or, maybe you’re the motorcycle enthusiast. But whether you love motorcycles or stay far away from…
  • Apr 12

    Workplace Injuries and Fatalities Infographic

    Workplace Injuries and Fatalities Infographic
    Workplace Injuries and Fatalities Infographic Accidents in the workplace can be devastating. Work accidents often lead to injuries and in some cases, death. Victims of work injuries may be out of work for several days or weeks. More serious…
  • Apr 5

    Top 10 Causes of Fatal Distracted Driving Crashe

    Top 10 Causes of Fatal Distracted Driving Crashe
    Top 10 Causes of Fatal Distracted Driving Crashes April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month You’re driving. You hear that familiar noise notifying you of a new text message, so you grab your phone to see what it says. The radio goes…
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Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Law Offices of David M. Offen Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://www.getfreeofbills.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Philadelphia Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filing Allows Homeowners to Recover Home Lost At a Philadelphia Real Estate Tax Sale

    Philadelphia Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Filing Allows Homeowners to Recover Home Lost At a Philadelphia Real Estate Tax Sale
    In three different bankruptcy cases filed in Philadelphia in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Bankruptcy Court has allowed the homeowner the ability to recover their home if it was lost at a tax…
  • Apr 30

    8 Steps to Prepare for Filing Bankruptcy

    8 Steps to Prepare for Filing Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy is an honest way for good people to get out of financial trouble and make a fresh start. However, it is not as simple as going down to the courthouse and filing a petition. Bankruptcy is a fairly complex area of the law, and it is…
  • Mar 27

    What Not to Do Before Filing Bankruptcy

    What Not to Do Before Filing Bankruptcy
    If you have made the decision to file for bankruptcy, you are likely eager to move forward as soon as possible. You know that bankruptcy provides a financial fresh start, and you are in a hurry to put your financial problems behind you.…
Rank this Week: 4528

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyers Blog

Covers DUI and criminal law. By Zachary B. Cooper, Attorney at Law, P.C.

http://www.pennsylvaniaduilawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Pleas Considered in Two Fatal DUI Cases in Pennsylvania

    Pleas Considered in Two Fatal DUI Cases in Pennsylvania
    Clair Fink was charged with DUI, third-degree murder, and related offenses in May of last year. Driving drunk the wrong direction on Route 30 last spring, Fink head-on collided with a vehicle driven by Ligonier police Lieutenant Eric Eslary,…
  • Sep 1

    Pennsylvania Appellate Court Reverses DUI Conviction in Light of McNeely

    Pennsylvania Appellate Court Reverses DUI Conviction in Light of McNeely
    The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently reversed and remanded a defendant’s DUI convictions in light of the United States Supreme Court’s holding in Missouri v. McNeely. In December 2012, Philadelphia Police Officer Amina…
  • Aug 25

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Holds DUI Defendant Not Constitutionally Entitled to Jury Trial

    Pennsylvania Appeals Court Holds DUI Defendant Not Constitutionally Entitled to Jury Trial
    A Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently affirmed appellant Ryan O. Langley’s appeal of his convictions of DUI and driving at an unsafe speed. The court upheld prior precedent holding that (1) an information is required to include…
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Employment Law Blog

Employment Law Blog

Covers employment and labor law in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.pa-nj-employmentlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4550

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Commentary and news about the Pennsylvania Legal community. By the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC.

http://www.palegalblog.com
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Renaissance Politics

Renaissance Politics

Covers the political issues of the day. By Jeff First.

http://renaissancepolitics.com
  • Sep 12

    Implications Arising from Colorado's Recall Election

    Implications Arising from Colorado's Recall Election
    We have all been so preoccupied with the Syrian situation, many of us have not paid enough attention to the results of the recent recall elections in Colorado.  Unfortunately, as described below, in my view, the results of the recall…
  • Sep 11

    A Brief Review of Obama's Speech On Syria

    A Brief Review of Obama's Speech On Syria
    Short post here this morning.  Just a quick review of Obama's speech from last nite.  And then let's keep monitoring what is going on with Syria. A good speech, all the way around. Maybe I was a bit too critical of Obama in my post…
  • Sep 10

    A Preview of Obama's Speech and New Developments on Syria

    A Preview of Obama's Speech and New Developments on Syria
    Well, the Syrian situation is a plot that keeps on keeping on, as they say! Tonite we have President Obama's speech to the nation. (I will do another post reviewing his speech tomorrow). Before that upcoming event, we now have been presented…
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Trust Matters Most

Trust Matters Most

Covers family law, divorce, bankruptcy, and specific Pennsylvania law changes. By Reese, Samley, Wagenseller, Mecum & Longer, P.C.

http://www.trustmattersmost.com/blog
  • Sep 15

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    Articles on the Supreme Court case of Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    We wish to acknowledge School Transportation News for an article written on Mr. Reese’s recent Supreme Court win! School Transportation News article As well as, American Bus Sales in Oklahoma for bringing our win to the eyes of those in…
  • Sep 3

    Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District news coverage

    Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District news coverage
    Attorney Timothy Reese from our firm, handled the Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District case mentioned in this news report that ended in a Supreme Court ruling enforcing school districts to provide transportation to students…
  • Sep 1

    News Coverage on Watts vs. Manheim Township School District

    News Coverage on Watts vs. Manheim Township School District
    Please take a look at the article written by the Legal Intelligencer and the news report done by CBS21 on this case. We thank the Legal Intelligencer and CBS21 for the reports on Timothy Watts vs. Manheim Township School District!! The Legal…
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Health Law Blog

Health Law Blog

Covers Medicare, Medicaid, audits, compliance and identity theft. By Martin Law Firm.

http://www.jbmartinlaw.com/blogs/health-law/
  • Jan 26

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015

    Medicare Signature Guidelines for 2015
    For medical review purposes, Medicare requires that services provided or ordered must be authenticated by the ordering provider. The medical records must be complete and signed by the provider. There are two acceptable signature methods,…
  • Aug 10

    PA Supreme Court Denies State Farm’s Appeal In Chiropractors’ Delegation Case

    PA Supreme Court Denies State Farm’s Appeal In Chiropractors’ Delegation Case
    On July 30, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied State Farm’s petition for an appeal in the case of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, et al. v. Robert J. Cavoto, Jr., et al. (No. 943 MAL 2011).  State Farm…
  • Jun 5

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827

    New Electronic Signature Process for Social Security Form SSA-827
    Adults applying for disability benefits online will now “click and sign” the SSA-827 as part of the electronic application process.  Upon execution of this process, an image of the electronically signed form immediately…
Rank this Week: 4570

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer…

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury law, medical malpractice, and workers\' compensation. By Needle Law Firm .

http://www.scrantonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4624

Condo and HOA Law

Condo and HOA Law

Covers legal issues impacting community associations. By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.condolawnj.com/
Rank this Week: 4632

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Consumer Class Lawyers Blog

Covers business and injury law. By Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP.

http://www.consumerclasslawyersblog.com/
  • May 31

    Attention City Condo Dwellers: Has CitiMortgage Charged You Property Inspection Fees?

    Attention City Condo Dwellers: Has CitiMortgage Charged You Property Inspection Fees?
    About a year ago we at the Blog notified you that CitiMortgage and other mortgage servicing companies may have been charging so-called “Property Inspection Fees” in violation of the law.  Indeed, several class action lawsuits…
  • May 31

    Attention City Condo Dwellers: Has CitiMortgage Charged You Property Inspection Fees?

    Attention City Condo Dwellers: Has CitiMortgage Charged You Property Inspection Fees?
    About a year ago we at the Blog notified you that CitiMortgage and other mortgage servicing companies may have been charging so-called “Property Inspection Fees” in violation of the law.  Indeed, several class action lawsuits…
  • May 10

    Have You Used Uber? You May Have Been Overcharged

    Have You Used Uber? You May Have Been Overcharged
    You may have heard about the recent $100 million settlement reached between Uber and its drivers:  http://fortune.com/2016/04/21/uber-drivers-settlement/.  In that class action lawsuit Uber’s “driver-partners”…
Rank this Week: 4651

Workers Compensation Blog

Workers Compensation Blog

Covers Pennsylvania workers compensation law. By Norfleet and Lafferty, LLC.

http://www.workers-compensation-blog.com/
  • Jul 7

    Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Denial Form

    Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Denial Form
    This video blog explains the Workers Compensation Denial Form an injured worker may receive if the employer or insurer is denying their claim. Francis J. Lafferty, IV, is a Partner with Norfleet & Lafferty, LLC. He focuses his practice on…
  • Jun 30

    3 Things to do if you are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania

    3 Things to do if you are hurt on the job in Pennsylvania
    This video blog explains three steps injured workers should take if they are hurt on the job.   Francis J. Lafferty, IV, is a Partner with Norfleet & Lafferty, LLC. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation cases. It is…
  • Jun 23

    Hip Replacement Testimonial

    Hip Replacement Testimonial
    Attorney Francis J. Lafferty, IV, discusses the case of a young mother that needed hip replacement surgery.
Rank this Week: 4675

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
Rank this Week: 4717

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Michael O'Connor & Associates LLC.

http://www.pennsylvaniainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Schuylkill County Sponsoring Fall Clean Up

    Schuylkill County Sponsoring Fall Clean Up
    Schuylkill County has scheduled a Fall Cleanup that will be open to all County residents. The Cleanup is scheduled from September 12th, 2016 through September 24th, 2016. The event will be funded through the County Commissioners Office and…
  • Aug 5

    The Basics of Common Causes of Food Product Recall

    The Basics of Common Causes of Food Product Recall
    When food product recalls occur, there is always a harmful or potentially harmful reason behind them. Most companies try to be as transparent as they can, but in some cases, that potential danger may be something you are not too familiar…
  • Aug 3

    Signs for Identifying and Recognizing Reckless Driver

    Signs for Identifying and Recognizing Reckless Driver
    Reckless driving seems easy enough to spot, right? But, accidents still happen and it’s important to know the signs so that you can avoid getting in one. What seems like common sense can sometimes be overlooked on the road. Keep an eye…
Rank this Week: 4744

Knight & Moskow, P.C. Blog

Knight & Moskow, P.C. Blog

Covers Pennsylvania family law and estate planning.

http://www.knightandmoskow.com/blog/
  • Jul 31

    Estate Planning For The Rich And The Not So Rich

    Estate Planning For The Rich And The Not So Rich
    There are very few of us that have the wealth of Gates or Buffet, so our estate planning will probably be vastly different from theirs. In fact Bill Gates is giving most of his fortune away to charity. However, just … Continue reading…
  • Jul 30

    Do I Need A Will?

    Do I Need A Will?
    Estate planning is important to everyone. None of us really know how long we will live. At every stage of life, past the age of 18, your will you should be either created, if you don’t have one, or it … Continue reading →
  • May 31

    Collaborative Family Law FAQ

    Collaborative Family Law FAQ
    In many cases collaborative law is very desirable for all parties involved. You might not have even realized that you could settle legal matters outside of a litigious court room, but it can be. The Basic Collaborative Law Process You…
Rank this Week: 4777

Life in the Tax Lane

Life in the Tax Lane

Focuses on current developments in individual and small business taxation, including tax law and tips. By Stephen S. Photopoulos.

http://lifeinthetaxlane.com
  • Sep 7

    The IRS’s has proposed a fee increase for installment agreements…are there exceptions?

    The IRS’s has proposed a fee increase for installment agreements…are there exceptions?
    YES, there are. The Internal Revenue Service has proposed changing its fees for people who pay taxes in installments starting on January 1, 2017. Currently, the fee is a maximum of $120, and it will go up to $225. TaxLane regularly helps…
  • Sep 7

    Uber, Airbnb and Turo. The new “sharing” economy business model makes for complications with the IRS.

    Uber, Airbnb and Turo. The new “sharing” economy business model makes for complications with the IRS.
    Pooling resources among citizens is quickly becoming an effective way to reduce cost, and make ends meet during trying financial times. Households are discovering that sharing capabilities such as transportation and lodging can relieve…
  • Sep 7

    IRS Issues Warning About “Back To School” Scam

    IRS Issues Warning About “Back To School” Scam
    With students and parents preparing to face the start of the new school year, there’s already a lot of running around and taking care of last minute details. The start of the new school year also brings tax scams. The IRS recently…
Rank this Week: 4804

Shober & Rock Blog

Shober & Rock Blog

Covers elder law in Pennsylvania.

http://shober-rock.com/the-blog/
  • Dec 6

    Important Elder Law Distinction

    Important Elder Law Distinction
    1. A Will vs Living Will. Your Will passes your property to your heirs at your death. A Living Will is a document that sets forth your wishes for medical treatment when you are terminally ill. A Will names an Executor at your death and a…
  • Sep 23

    Dementia or side effect? Anxiety drugs and the elderly.

    Dementia or side effect? Anxiety drugs and the elderly.
    We work with the individuals and families in crisis. We are usually called upon when a parent, grandparent or loved one starts to fail — which may be defined by being unable to perform one or more of the activities of daily living. Our…
  • Dec 19

    Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 – Individual

    Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 – Individual
    Congress has extended many popular tax provisions that significantly impact individuals and businesses. Late on December 16, 2014, the Senate, following earlier action in the House of Representatives, voted 76 to 16 to pass an identical…
Rank this Week: 4789

Law Offices of Samuel Fishman

Law Offices of Samuel Fishman

Discusses personal injury news and law.

http://myphiladelphiainjurylawyer.com/category/news/
  • Jan 2

    Pennsylvania Single Vehicle Accident

    Pennsylvania Single Vehicle Accident
    Pennsylvania Single Vehicle Accidents – 2013 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Report The 2013 results are in and there were nearly 40,000 single vehicle accident in the State of Pennsylvania! With a total number crashes of only…
  • Jan 2

    Northeast Philadelphia Car Accident

    Northeast Philadelphia Car Accident
    NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA CAR ACCIDENT – CAR CRASHES INTO SCHOOL A car in Northeast Philadelphia crashed into a school on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. Police are still investigating the subject incident, but did release that a man was…
  • Jan 2

    Deadly Philadelphia Car Accident in Nicetown Section

    Deadly Philadelphia Car Accident in Nicetown Section
    A deadly Philadelphia car accident has occurred on Roosevelt Boulevard in the Nicetown section. According to police, the accident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. on December 28, 2014 near the Germantown / Wissahickon exit. The car, which was…
Rank this Week: 4869

Gay Chacker & MIttin Personal…

Gay Chacker & MIttin Personal Injury Blog

Covers legal case results, personal injury news, and commentary on laws in the city of Philadelphia.

http://www.gaychackermittin.com/firm-news-articles/
  • Dec 18

    How to Protect the Civil Rights of Children

    How to Protect the Civil Rights of Children
    Constitutional rights do not materialize at age 18, they belong to all Americans from birth. The civil rights of children should be a concern of every parent. There are three places where you need to pay close attention to how your kids are…
  • Dec 17

    Malpractice Laws Pennsylvania

    Malpractice Laws Pennsylvania
    Not all lawyers are created equal. Some get in over their head on a complicated c-ase, and others are overwhelmed and spread themselves too thin. Unfortunately, when a lawyer commits malpractice, it is the client who suffers. Similar to…
  • Dec 12

    How to Sue the Police for Violating your Civil Right

    How to Sue the Police for Violating your Civil Right
    ‘To protect and serve’ is the sworn oath of all law enforcement officers. When officers betray this oath and violate your civil rights, there are federal laws you can turn to for relief and compensation for your injuries. The…
Rank this Week: 4890

Law Office of Shawn N. Wright Blog

Law Office of Shawn N. Wright Blog

Covers bankruptcy.

http://shawnwrightlaw.com/blog/
  • May 20

    IRS Trust Fund Recovery Debacle

    IRS Trust Fund Recovery Debacle
    IRS Trust Fund recovery penalties pertain to the payroll taxes withheld by an employer, and which are supposed to be paid over to the IRS regularly. These taxes are onerous, because they are not discharged in a bankruptcy filing, for example.…
  • Jan 26

    How to Approach the IRS about Your Tax Debt

    How to Approach the IRS about Your Tax Debt
    Here first is a cautionary tale on how not to fight the IRS on the matter of tax debts.  That would be the story of tax protestors, Ed and Elaine Brown from New Hampshire.   They are now residing in rent-free housing provided for by…
  • Dec 13

    Got IRS Debts? Why You Should Fix Your Student Loans First

    Got IRS Debts? Why You Should Fix Your Student Loans First
    If you have IRS income tax debts, you should consider working out a repayment plans for your Federal student loan debts first. Fresh Start Initiative In 2012, the IRS issued another phase of its well-known “Fresh Start Initiative”…
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