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Does a revocation upon divorce statute violate the US constitution’s contractual clause?

In 1997 the plaintiff, Mr. Sveen, acquired a life insurance and married his wife later that year. Only a year later he named her the beneficiary of the insurance, as well as his two adult children as the contingent beneficiaries. In 2002 Minnesota changed its probate code

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Google and the “Right to be Forgotten”

The “Right to be Forgotten” (RTBF) is a landmark European ruling that establishes a right to privacy that governs and regulates how one can delist their personal information from online search results. Individuals can request that search engines, such as Google, delist URLS from across the Internet

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Germans vs. Americans: Battle of the Euphemisms

Germany and America have experienced great economic prosperity that has led to inevitable business encounters of all kinds. When both sides meet, there is great chance for miscommunication beyond a potential language barrier.Germans are known for saying what they mean and meaning what they say, which can lead Americans to

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New Tax Limitation on State and Local Deductions for Individuals

The start of 2018 brings plenty of new changes to the U.S. tax code for individuals and businesses.  One such change involves new limitations on state and local tax deductions for individuals. Beginning in 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“FCJA”) now generally limits an individual’s ability to claim federal itemized

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NAFTA agreement soon to be renewed?

The North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States of America, Canada and Mexico is active since January 1994. Even though it has proven to be very helpful for the economy in the region, treaties do get old. In contrast to modern treaties, it lacks rules catered

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Nuernberg Higher Regional Court Rules that Wet Floors at Pools are Self-Evident Dangers

The High Regional Court of Nuremberg ruled in one of the cases presented, that wet floors in a public pool area are not an unforeseeable safety hazard for a visitor (Az. 4 U 1176/17).   In Nuremberg Germany, a woman visited a public pool with a sauna area. After using the

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Just One Minute of Your Voice – Legal Implications of Lyrebird’s New Digital Voice Replication Technology

A program called Lyrebird promises to create a digital voice using your own voice, with just one minute of recording you. The startup company lists speech synthesis for people who have lost their voice as one of the possible applications of the program. The program, named after the Australian

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“Click Here to Agree” to Ancestry DNA Owning Your DNA…Forever?

More than 3 million people have utilized the groundbreaking technology provided by Ancestry.com’s DNA test for ancestry and genealogy, AncestryDNA, with an increase in use in the last couple of years. With the hopes of discovering forgotten family histories, ethnic backgrounds, and genetic predispositions, users have willingly agreed to the

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The Thriving Business of German Board Games

In the digital era where videogames are a multibillion dollar industry board games have surprisingly kept pace. Between Spring 2016 and Spring 2017, U.S. sales of board games grew by 28% and revenues are expected to rise at a similar rate into the early 2020s. Much of this growth

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Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum

In January, President Donald Trump visited Davos, Switzerland,and gave a pro-growth, pro-America message at the World Economic Forum where he met with the heads of some of the biggest multinational companies in the world. The business leaders represent some of the largest companies in Europe across multiple sectors of the economy, from financial services

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