Once Valentine’s Day Is Over, Couples’ Fights Over Home Buying or Selling Can Begin

Once Valentine’s Day Is Over, Couples’ Fights Over Home Buying or Selling Can Begin

Traditionally, the busy season in real estate starts around April, though it’s been moving earlier in various parts of the United States. That leaves Valentine’s Day fairly clear for couples to look into each others’ eyes and dream of nesting in some cozy new abode. Enjoy it while it lasts, because according to a recent Harris Poll, the vast majority of couples argue like crazy over the course of buying or selling a home. Okay, so the words “like crazy”…

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Disney Action Against School Shows That Small Nonprofit Fundraisers Don’t Fly Under Radar

Disney Action Against School Shows That Small Nonprofit Fundraisers Don’t Fly Under Radar

It’s no fun being the nonprofit board member or volunteer who tells others, “We can’t do that, it’s a violation of [someone’s copyright, or trademark, or other rights].” I’ve had to be that person, and the usual response is, “Oh, come on, we’re hardly making any money anyway,” or “You seriously think anyone is going to notice?” Guess what. Disney notices. It’s all described here, in “Disney fined a PTA for showing the Lion King at a fundraising event to…

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“Florida Woman,” and the Reality of Fake Lawyers

“Florida Woman,” and the Reality of Fake Lawyers

Sometimes I feel like a lecturing parent, telling people that before hiring a lawyer they should check references, ask lots of questions, and check the person’s state bar membership. That’s particularly true in the immigration law setting, where a vulnerable population and lack of oversight (or interest) from law enforcement has led to all manner of scams and ripoffs. But then a news report like this one recently out of Tampa comes along. (And further solidifies Florida’s status as the…

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Survey: Two-Thirds of Americans Don’t Have a Will at the Close of 2019

Survey: Two-Thirds of Americans Don’t Have a Will at the Close of 2019

PLEASANTON, Calif. (December 2, 2019) –  If they’re anything like the readers who responded to a recent Nolo legal survey, millions of Americans could benefit from trusted do-it-yourself estate planning software like Quicken WillMaker & Trust 2020.  Nolo, the nation’s original and leading publisher of DIY legal products, ran its survey on wills in conjunction with the release of its Quicken WillMaker & Trust 2020 software. The survey responses came from readers of various online articles on the Nolo network…

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California and New York Become First Two States to Ban Natural Hair Discrimination

California and New York Become First Two States to Ban Natural Hair Discrimination

On July 3, 2019, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 188, known as the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act. The law, which takes effect January 1, 2010, is the first in the country to ban discrimination on the basis of hair texture, hair style, and other “traits historically associated with one’s race.” The law provides that individuals with dreadlocks, braids, cornrows, or other traditionally black hairstyles cannot be discriminated against on the basis…

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