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Fact or Fiction: Insurance Policy Suicide Clause Leads Lawyer to Hire His Own Murderer

This is a fact! Life insurance policies will typically include something known as a suicide provision, or suicide clause. This provision generally prohibits the payout of insurance benefits if the policyholder commits suicide. The provision is typically valid for two years, meaning that if the policyholder dies by suicide within the first two years of the policy, then the insurance will not pay out the...
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Eating the Evidence is Almost Never Good for a Criminal Suspect

The Pedophile Judge Who (Probably) Ate an SD Card Judge Jonathan Gray of Maryland was accused of recording students bathing in his hunting cabin. A young student saw the camera while bathing, so he took pictures with his cell phone and, with the help of his parents, reported it to the FBI. The judge, who was also a former prosecutor, completely denied the allegations. Police...
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Celebrities Like Rihanna Who Sued Their Closest Family Members

Sometimes, family matters and business get entangled so much that every effort to smoothen things out fails. The courtroom is where it’s often revealed that celebrities are just people with the same problems as everyone else, including having to deal with betrayal and lies from those closest to us. Even celebrities reach a point where legal action is taken against a family member. Here are...
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Fact or Fiction: Teachers Have a First Amendment Right Not to Use Students’ “Preferred Pronouns”

  This is a fact! At least in Loudoun County, Virginia, where a teacher, Tanner Cross, spoke out against the school system’s proposed gender policy. That policy requires that “LCPS staff shall allow gender-expansive or transgender students to use their chosen name and gender pronouns that reflect their gender identity.” Mr. Cross stated that he would not use preferred pronouns: “I love all of my...
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Why the Feds Seized Ancient Tablets Purchased by Hobby Lobby

In 2014 Hobby Lobby purchased a 3,500-year-old clay tablet purchased by the Hobby Lobby arts and crafts chain for $1.6 million from Christie’s auction house. Hobby Lobby purchased it for display at its Washington, D.C.-based Museum of the Bible.. The tablet, which bears a portion of the epic of Gilgamesh, a Sumerian poem considered one of the world’s oldest works, originated in the area of...
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First Ever Member of the British Royal Family is Sued by An American in An American Court

On August 9, 2021, Plaintiff Virginia Giuffre sued “Prince Andrew, Duke of York, a/k/a/ Andrew Albert Christian Edward, in his personal capacity” in the federal court for the Southern District of New York. Prince Andrew is Queen Elizabeth II’s second-born son. Prince Andrew’s older brother, Prince Charles, is first in line to the throne. Ms. Guiffre alleges that Prince Andrew committed sexual assault and battery...
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Will Bacon Become Prohibitively Expensive in California due to New Pig Farming Law?

Consumers in California may soon be faced with sticker shock for a dish as simple as bacon and eggs. In 2018, 62.66% of California voters voted Yes to Proposition 12. The legislation, called the “Farm Animal Confinement Initiative,” does not go into effect until January 1, 2022. Proposition 12, a law in California that will require a larger minimum confinement area for pigs, egg-laying chicken,...
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Fact or Fiction: The Louvre Sues Pornhub

This is a fact! Pornhub launched its new “Show Me the Nudes” interactive website and app, teasing “Some people think of museums as boring, stuffy or dull. But what if we told you they housed a collection of priceless porn?” The artworks featured by Pornhub are from the world’s most famous museums — the National Gallery in London, the Uffizi in Florence, Italy, the Prado...
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Personal Injury Lawsuits Against Tesla

There are at least 24 pending lawsuits currently filed against Tesla. Many of the lawsuits allege that Tesla’s Autopilot feature caused Tesla cars to swerve into the wrong lanes or even off the road. Most of the car-specific lawsuits against Tesla involve their Model X, but there will undoubtedly be more lawsuits involving the Model 3 as more are sold. Since 2016, at least three...
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Fact or Fiction: Stormy Daniels’ Former Lawyer Tried to Extort Nike

This is a fact! Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who once represented adult porn star Stormy Daniels Avenatti in a suit against President Donald Trump to invalidate a confidentiality agreement, was convicted and sentenced to two and a half years in prison for trying to extort one the world’s biggest companies – Nike. According to the New York criminal complaint, Avenatti had told Nike he would have...
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