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Fraud Among Business Partners

February 27, 2023

Supreme Court Tackles Fraud Among Business Partners, Not Spouses

In upholding the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit opinion, the high court said that liability can be held against a partner of a wrongdoer. The justices said they wanted to clear up lower court “confusion” on the meaning of the bankruptcy code’s exception to discharging debts obtained by actual fraud.

Read more at Bloomberg Law

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What is Section 230, the rule that made the modern internet?

February 22, 2023

Twenty-six words tucked into a 1996 law overhauling telecommunications have allowed companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to grow into the giants they are today.

A case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, Gonzalez v. Google, challenges this law—namely whether tech companies are liable for the material posted on their platforms.

Read more at Tech Xplore

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Wikipedia bid to challenge NSA surveillance

February 21, 2023

U.S. Supreme Court snubs Wikipedia bid to challenge NSA surveillance

Turning away the Wikimedia Foundation's appeal, the justices left in place a lower court's dismissal of the lawsuit based on the government's assertion of what is called the state secrets privilege, a legal doctrine that can shut down litigation if disclosure of certain information would damage U.S. national security.

Read more at Reuters

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Mistakes People Make With Their Wills

February 17, 2023

The Biggest Mistakes People Make With Their Wills

Everybody knows they should have a will, and not having one can leave heirs with a big mess. But just having a will isn’t enough. Big mistakes are common

Read more at The Wall Street Journal

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