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26 Jan 2014, 6:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
The legal battle regarding Janet Tracey and whether a "do not resuscitate notice was put on her medical records without her knowledge before her death is going to the Court of Appeal. A panel by Master of the Rolls Lord... [read post]
2 Jun 2013, 10:00 am by Trusts EstatesProf
As I have previously discussed, the UK Government decided not to follow the recommendations of the Legal Services Board and regulate will writing. In response to this inaction, the Law Society is developing a voluntary code of conduct called the... [read post]
31 Jul 2013, 6:00 pm by Trusts EstatesProf
The Federal Election Commission has unanimously approved two advisory opinions recognizing equal treatment of same-sex couples under the Federal Election Campaign Act. The first opinion “found that a same-sex spouse with no separate income may make a contribution in his... [read post]
17 Feb 2010, 6:13 am by constitutional lawblogger
Have a constitutional law perspective on the best-picture nominee and blockbuster Avatar? Consider this CFP from The Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. (H/T Feminist Philosophers). And among the Academy Award nominees for documentary film is The... [read post]
3 Nov 2011, 10:00 am by Trusts EstatesProf
The New Generation Foundation for Human Rights and the EveryOne Group presented evidence that corpses of African refugees with missing organs have been found in the Sinai desert. It is believed that Bedouin smugglers involved with people trafficking are also... [read post]
25 Oct 2013, 12:00 pm by Gerry W. Beyer
For the first time in Australia, same-sex marriage has been legalized in the Australian Capital Territory, which hosts the Australian capital of Canberra. The Liberal-National coalition federal government says it plans to quickly challenge the Marriage Equality Bill as contravening... [read post]
15 Oct 2013, 6:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
Due to the government shutdown, the DC lottery is refusing to cash any winning lottery tickets starting October 12. The timeline is indefinite. Despite the payout delay, the DC Lottery is still selling tickets. Winning tickets can be cashed after... [read post]
28 Mar 2013, 4:00 am by Trusts EstatesProf
As I have previously discussed, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear two cases this week regarding same-sex marriage, Hollingsworth v. Perry and Windsor v. United States. Provided below is a link to the audio highlights of the... [read post]
30 Jul 2013, 2:00 pm by Trusts EstatesProf
A recent technical memorandum issued by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance explains the effect the Supreme Court’s recent DOMA decision will have on New York State estate taxes. Because the Supreme Court held Section 3 of... [read post]
21 Jun 2013, 2:00 pm by Trusts EstatesProf
Cranston estate planner Joseph Caramadre will remain jailed after Judge William Smith denied his request for release. Caramadre awaits his sentencing, set for September, “for his role in an investment scheme targeting the terminally ill.” Because Caramadre had already lied... [read post]
28 Oct 2013, 8:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
In 2002, Belgium legalized euthanasia for blindness, depression, anorexia nervosa, and for people who received a messed up sex change operation. Recently, there is a push to expand euthanasia for children. The proposed law would permit euthanasia for suffering children... [read post]
14 Oct 2013, 6:00 pm by Gerry W. Beyer
Despite the government shutdown, the statutory deadline for filing a petition in the U.S. Tax Court cannot be extended. Under Section 6213(a), the 90-day statutory deadline cannot be extended. And during the shutdown, the Tax Court is not accepting hand... [read post]
5 Aug 2013, 12:00 pm by Trusts EstatesProf
As I have previously discussed, Robert McCorkell’s sister recently had a New Brunswick judge issue a temporary injunction on public policy grounds to prevent his estate, and valuable coin collection, from being sent out of province and into the hands... [read post]
18 Feb 2014, 4:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
As I have previously discussed, multiple cases have been filed in Virginia federal courts with plaintiffs seeking to end the state ban on gay marriage. Timothy B. Bostic and Tony C. London are a same-sex couple wishing to be married... [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 10:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
A lesbian couple filed Bexar County’s first divorce some time in February. Allison Leona Flood Lesh and Kristi Lyn Lesh were married in 2010 in Washington and have a child. Despite the fact that Texas law does not permit gay... [read post]
20 Nov 2013, 6:00 pm by Gerry W. Beyer
As I have previously discussed, Bavarian customs police recently found a cache of paintings by well-known artists in the home of Cornelius Gurlitt. Cornelius inherited the paintings from his father, art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt, who bought the “degenerate art” after... [read post]
23 Mar 2014, 6:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
As I have previously discussed, federal judge, Bernard Friedman, ruled the Michigan law on banning same-sex marriage violates the U.S. constitution and explained, "Today's decision ... affirms the enduring principle that regardless of whoever finds favor in the eyes of... [read post]
1 Apr 2014, 4:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
As I have previously discussed, L’Wren Scott committed suicide and left a will that left her entire $9 million dollar estate to Sir Mick Jagger. Scott made it clear in her will that she did not want her family to... [read post]
21 Nov 2011, 10:13 am by CorporateAcquisitions MergerLawBlogger
Yesterday’s New York Times carried another in a long line of articles (which go back at least to the 1980’s) complaining that law schools emphasize the theoretical over the useful and, as a result, don’t teach law students how to... [read post]
22 Mar 2014, 6:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
Federal judge, Bernard Friedman, ruled the Michigan law on banning same-sex marriage violates the U.S. constitution and explained, "Today's decision ... affirms the enduring principle that regardless of whoever finds favor in the eyes of the most recent majority, the... [read post]