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FIDO and FAMILY LAW

Alaska is the first state in the country to require courts to take into consideration the well-being of animals in divorce cases and to grant joint custody of pets. House Bill 147, which took effect on January 17, 2017, recognizes that animals are more...

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Executive Order Challenge

On February 9, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the United States Government’s emergency motion for a stay pending appeal of a federal district court’s temporary restraining order (TRO) enjoining enforcement...

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Tacked Together in the Mind of the Testator

A widow challenging her late husband’s will argued that the Estate’s representative failed to make a prima facie case of a valid attestation, as the witnesses' signatures appeared neither on the same page as the testator's nor on a...

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Star Trek Fan Film Boldly Going Before a Jury

On January 3, 2017, Judge R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California issued a ruling in a copyright infringement case regarding the science fiction franchise Star Trek . The plaintiffs, Paramount Pictures...

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NY Questioning Scientific Validity of Shaken-Baby Syndrome

An appellate court in New York unanimously affirmed a decision that granted defendant Rene Bailey’s motion to vacate her second degree murder conviction from 2002, based on newly discovered evidence that questions the scientific validity of shaken...

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New Jersey Veteran’s State-Side Medical Treatment of Wounded Qualified as Service in “Theater of Operation”

The Tax Court of New Jersey recently decided that a New Jersey veteran qualified for the disabled veteran's personal residence tax exemption under N.J. Stat. Ann. § 54:4-3.30(a) as a result of her treatment of wounded soldiers as a doctor in...