Stadium Security Lax in LA.; Dodgers Liable for Fan Beating

A Los Angeles jury has returned an $18 million verdict in a civil case against the Los Angeles Dodgers and two men over the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan in the Dodger Stadium parking lot back in 2011.

Bryan Stow, a 45 year-old former paramedic from Santa Cruz, attended a Dodgers-Giants game on the night of March 31, 2011…
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501(c)(3) App Just Got Easier

In theory, anyway.

That’s because on July 1, IRS introduced a new, shorter application form to help small charities apply for tax exempt status more easily.

The new Form 1023-EZ is a mere three pages long (compared with the standard Form 1023 which spans 26 pages.) IRS thinks as many as 70 percent of all tax exempt applicants will qualify to…
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Bieber: Misdemeanor Vandalism for Egg-Throwing

Allegations of egg-throwing have never caused such consternation.

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office revealed that it had charged pop singer and alleged dabbler-in-crime Justin Bieber with misdemeanor vandalism for a January incident. Later in the day, reports emerged that Bieber would plead no contest to the charge in exchange for no jail time, two years of probation…
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Rent vs Buy Analysis Now a 50-50 Proposition, Nationwide

Rent or buy, rent or buy? Good reasons always exist to do either. Renting offers flexibility, protection from getting in over your head financially and being foreclosed on, yet limited freedom within one’s space; buying offers a chance to build equity, get a dog, and paint the walls burgundy red.

As for the straight financials, however, there’s a ratio that can…
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If I move to a state that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage, will I lose my Social Security benefits?

Question: I heard Social Security finally changed the rules regarding benefits for same-sex couples. If I was married in a recognition state in the Northeast and then I retire to Florida, a non-recognition state, will my Social Security spousal benefits be cut off? Answer: It depends. If you were already receiving benefits before you moved, you should be okay. The Justice…
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