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Is it Illegal to Buy Up Hand Sanitizer and Toilet Paper and Resell It At Higher Prices?

Noah Colvin drove over 1,000 miles across Tennessee and into Kentucky and  purchased 17,700 bottles of hand sanitizer and thousands of packs of antibacterial wipes before he was forced to donate it all. Amazon quickly removed Colvin’s items and thousands of other listings for sanitizer, wipes and face masks. eBay also banned any U.S. sales of masks or sanitizer. Stores across the country are now...
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Why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Dropped their “Sussex Royal” Brand

On January 8, 2020, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, announced on Instagram their decision to “step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family“, and to become financially independent.   After high level talks among the Royal Family, including the Queen, it was announced that the couple would “no longer be working members of Britain’s royal family“, would not use their “royal highness” titles, would...
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Will Travel Insurance Cover Your Coronavirus Cancellation?

So you booked a dream trip to Italy, which happens to have the largest outbreak of confirmed Covid-19 aka coronavirus cases outside of China. If you didn’t purchase travel insurance, you’re likely out of luck. But even if you did purchase travel insurance, can you cancel your trip citing “fear” of being infected during the trip? There are now confirmed Covid-19 cases on every continent...
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Pandemics: Why the Government Can Quarantine You

In January, the Chinese government effectively sealed off Wuhan, a city with a population of 11 million people. Officials shut down transportation in and out of the city and within the city. The quarantine-style lockdown has since been extended to include more than 50 million other people in China. Chinese officials have even conducted door-to-door checks in Wuhan to round up the infected for further isolation. One...
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Dallas Wedding Photographer Wins $1.08 Million Against “Mean” Couple Who Ruined Her Business

“I’m emotionally exhausted. This has been a very long battle,” Polito said. “Last Friday when the verdict was read I felt a little bit relieved, but most importantly, I feel my reputation was restored to myself. What’s been so hard the past couple of years has been feeling so ashamed of this story.” – Andrea Polito Andrea Polito, a Dallas wedding photographer and owner of ‘Andrea...
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Liability in Kobe Bryant’s Fatal Helicopter Crash: Can the NBA Star’s Family Members File a Lawsuit?

The convenience of private air travel was praised by basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who previously told reporters that helicopters cut through traffic jams and allow him to attend his daughters’ school plays and keep his NBA training schedule. How Did Kobe Bryant’s Helicopter Crash Happen? On January 26, 2020, the NBA superstar, his daughter Gianna and seven others were killed when their Sikorsky S-76B private...
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Penalties for Failing to Pay Child Support in California

Parents in California, including those who do not have physical custody of their children, have a duty to provide support for their children. However, determining how much child support you should provide becomes more complicated when parents are unmarried, separated, or divorced. In the event of divorce or separation, child support is paid by one parent to the parent with primary physical custody of the...
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Leaving Millions to the Cats and Dogs

While the notion might seem absurd, many wealthy people and celebrities have named their pets in their estate plans. Designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died at age 85 in February 2019, wrote his beloved cat Choupette into his will four years before his death. The Burmese cat inherited a chunk of the fashion icon’s estimated $300 million net worth. However, the cat was already independently wealthy...
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When Can the Wrongly Incarcerated Recover Money Damages?

Imagine being wrongly convicted then imprisoned for years or decades, knowing that you are completely innocent. By a seeming miracle, however, some wrongfully incarcerated prisoners are released through the discovery of new evidence, such as DNA, or when the police catch the real perpetrator. In 1993, Anthony Wright of Philadelphia was sentenced to life for a crime he never committed — the rape and murder...
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