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Life Estates: How Do You Get Title Insurance for a Testamentary Transfer of Real Estate

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Arizona Does Arizona law always require that title companies be provided with the original will when changing the property deed during the transfer of ownership of real property in the manner dictated by the will, or can a copy or certified copy of the will be ever be used? What is recommended in a situation where the original will cannot be located, but a copy of the will can be provided, and the law office that wrote the will could...
Tags: Law, Arizona, Real Estate Ownership And Title


Life Estates: Does Arizona Law Always Require Title Companies Be Provided with the Original Will

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Arizona Does Arizona law always require that title companies be provided with the original will when changing the property deed during the transfer of ownership of real property in the manner dictated by the will, or can a copy or certified copy of the will be ever be used? What is recommended in a situation where the original will cannot be located, but a copy of the will can be provided, and the law office that wrote the will could...
Tags: Law, Arizona, Real Estate Ownership And Title


At the Wednesday Cafe...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse


Rescue Underway After 2 U.S. Warplanes Crash off Japan’s Coast

The two aircraft were carrying seven crew members in total
Tags: Japan, News, Uncategorized, Military, Overnight, Onetime


Medical Malpractice: Major Issues

My question involves malpractice in the state of:
Tags: Law, Malpractice Law


Previewing SCOTUS (re)consideration of "separate sovereigns" Double Jeopardy exception in Gamble v. US

After delaying a day for honoring a deceased former Prez, on Thursday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Gamble v. United States to “separate sovereigns” doctrine providing that different sovereigns can prosecute for the same conduct without violating the Constitution's double jeopardy prohibition. Here are links to some folks discussing this case: The Atlantic: "There’s an Exception to the Double-Jeopardy Rule: The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the “separate sovereig...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, US, Atlantic, United States, Gamble, Douglas A Berman


"Here’s How Facebook’s Local News Algorithm Change Led To The Worst Riots Paris Has Seen In 50 Years."

"The Yellow Jackets movement is what happens when you point Facebook's traffic hose at France's small towns. The question now is: How do you turn it off?" (BuzzFeed).So, in less than two weeks, what you end up with is this: A Change.org petition with fewer than 1,500 subscribers gets talked about on a local radio station. The radio appearance is written up by a local news site. The article is shared to a local Facebook page. Thanks to an algorithm change that is now emphasizing local discussion,...
Tags: Facebook, Protest, Law, France, Paris, Ann Althouse


The Firms That Haven’t Announced Bonuses Yet — See Also

Which Firms Have Been Slow This Bonus Season: Be sure to hit us up when they finally announce bonuses! Supreme Court In 2018: This is why we can't have nice things. You Keep Saying "Hatch Act" But I Don't Know If You Know What Those Words Mean Actually, no, this might be why we don't have nice things. Law School Won't Let ICE On Campus: Bye bye totalitarian externship. Is There Anything Better Than Money? Some people seem to think so. State AGs To The Rescue: Filling in for the lack of fede...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, See Also


Government files invitation briefs, recommends just one grant

In the past few days, the federal government has filed a bevy of briefs expressing the views of the United States on issues ranging from the interpretation of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to California’s ban on foie gras. The justices often pay close attention to the government’s recommendations; if they follow that practice here, they are not likely to add many new cases from this batch to their docket, because the government recommended that the Supreme Court grant review in just one c...
Tags: Utah, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Court, Indiana, Austin, Hungary, United States, Missouri, Social Security, Fca


Russia threatens ‘retaliation’ after U.S. declares plan to withdraw from arms treaty

The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) was an agreement between the Soviet Union and the U.S. to ban mid-ranged, nuclear-tipped missiles. Both Russia and the U.S. have accused each other of violating the pact in recent years.As it stands, Russia has 60 days to return to terms agreed upon in the deal or the U.S. will withdraw from the pact. None Russian officials said Wednesday that the United States' decision to withdraw from a long-standing arms agreement would be met with "ret...
Tags: Putin, Washington Post, China, Russia, Military, United States, Foreign Policy, Innovation, Moscow, Nuclear Weapons, Donald Trump, Pacific, East Asia, State, Soviet Union, U S


Ukraine asks Canada to continue training troops to oppose Russia's invasive bullshit

Russia is back on its Ukraine bullshit again: last week, the Russian navy boarded and seized a Ukrainian gunboat and a tugboat taking the crews of the vessels prisoner, at least for the time being. NATO is sitting on their hands, just like they did when Putin sent mercenaries and unflagged Russian special forces operators into Ukraine to wrest control of the Crimea peninsula back in 2014. There's a lot of finger wagging and tut-tutting, sure. Trump said that he was calling off his chat with Puti...
Tags: Post, News, Putin, Russia, G20, Ukraine, Canada, Military, Nato, Crimea, Moscow, Invasion, Cbc, Trump, Andriy Shevchenko, Kerch Strait


Restricted Licenses: Driving Restrictions Following Passing Out at the Wheel

My question involves public health law in the State of: Wisconsin I work in a provider's office where occasionally patients pass out and get placed on driving restrictions. I am trying to find the law in Wisconsin that actually mandates this. The physicians tell patients that after passing out, you are on 3 months of no driving regardless, but 6 months if it happens while driving. A physician can sign an attestation that the issue has been diagnosed and treated to restore driving sooner than...
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Driver's Licenses


Public Health Issues: Driving Restrictions Following Passing Out at the Wheel

My question involves public health law in the State of: Wisconsin I work in a provider's office where occasionally patients pass out and get placed on driving restrictions. I am trying to find the law in Wisconsin that actually mandates this. The physicians tell patients that after passing out, you are on 3 months of no driving regardless, but 6 months if it happens while driving. A physician can sign an attestation that the issue has been diagnosed and treated to restore driving sooner than...
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Public Health And Welfare


Timely reminder that now would be the perfect time for Prez Trump to make good on his clemency talk

The Washington Examiner has this notable recent article headlined "The criminal justice reform Trump can achieve without Congress." Here are excerpts: President Trump unveiled one of his top legislative priorities before Democrats take over the House of Representatives: passage of the First Step Act, which would reduce some prison sentences. Though he still must win a tug-of-war within the Republican Party to get that bill through, he has a Plan B — and he doesn't need Congress for it. That wou...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Kanye West, House Of Representatives, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Justice Department, New York University, Trump, Larkin, Washington Examiner, Heritage Foundation, Paul Larkin


Getting Inside A Judge’s Head

Chatting with LexisNexis about its new product.
Tags: Technology, Podcasts, Law, LexisNexis, Josh Becker, Thinking Like A Lawyer


Federal suit challenges TX driver surcharges, debtors-prison practices account for 1/5 of jail admissions, and other stories

Here are a few browser-clearing odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention: Federal suit challenges driver surcharge New federal civil rights litigation  from the group Equal Justice Under the Law has been filed challenging Texas' Driver Responsibility surcharge, reported the Houston Chronicle. See also: the original complaint in the case. DPS to audit Austin PD rape-clearance definitions Austin PD has asked the Texas Department of Public Safety to audit how its categorizing cleared rape ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Fbi, Austin, New Jersey, Muslim, Mitch McConnell, San Antonio, Tarrant County, Harvard Law School, Houston Chronicle, TX, Paxton, Texas Department of Public Safety, Levin, Urban Institute


Conflicts and poverty drive big jump in global migration, finds report

International migrant numbers have risen by a fifth over four years to 280m, says UNRising instances of conflict and poverty have propelled a 20% increase in the number of international migrants over the space of four years, according to a major report from the UN showing the scale of global migration.According to the UN’s International Labour Organization the total number of people who left their home country in search of work, to join family, or to flee conflicts and persecution increased to 2...
Tags: Business, Society, World news, Poverty, Middle East and North Africa, Migration, Un, Inequality, International Labour Organization


What To Expect When Raising Litigation Finance [Sponsored]

Lake Whillans explains how the process of litigation finance works.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, Litigation Finance, Lake Whillans, Lee Drucker


Cops: “JC Thots Get Off, We Only Punish Men Here!”

Police are being called to explain just why a 13-year-old schoolgirl who sold nude selfies of herself to men on Twitter escaped any punishment whatsoever, after they arrested all her buyers for child porn offences when she turned them over. According to the Kyoto prefectural police’s juvenile division, the junior high student sold nude pictures […]
Tags: Twitter, Japan, Crime, Law, Prostitution, Police, Anime, Schoolgirls, Kyoto


Surrogacy Extremes: This Country Arrests Surrogates While Contemplating Legalization

The country has been accelerating its arrests for surrogacy crimes, and imprisoning surrogacy participants.
Tags: Crime, Law, Family law, Surrogacy, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART


Federal Employees Warned That Resistence Is Futile

Employees also warned that impeachment talk could violate the Hatch Act
Tags: Law, Government, Office of Special Counsel, Hatch Act


Traffic Accidents: Backing Someone Out of a Parking Space

My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: NJ If someone is backing out of a parking space, and you are walking by and decide to help them back out using hand gestures like showing them how much space they have behind them, waving, etc. and they back into a parked car, can you be held liable for this?
Tags: Law, Accidents and Injuries


North Carolina Becomes Second State to Mandate Technology Training for Lawyers

North Carolina has become the second state to mandate continuing education for lawyers in technology. Beginning in 2019, all lawyers will be required to complete one hour per year of CLE devoted to technology training. In 2016, Florida became the first state to mandate technology training for lawyers, when it adopted a rule requiring lawyers to complete three hours of CLE every three years “in approved technology programs.” Until now, no other stage had followed suit. But as I reported here last...
Tags: Florida, Law, North Carolina, Cle, North Carolina Supreme Court, State Bar, Bob Ambrogi, Tech Competence, North Carolina State Bar Council, North Carolina Becomes Second State


Are Tax Laws Threatening To Kill The Buzz On Legal Marijuana Sales?

When you are facing large tax bills totaling several million dollars due to Section 280E, you will do odd things to minimize the tax burden.
Tags: Law, Marijuana, Tax Law, Shannon Achimalbe


One More Bonus Match!

Remember it's imperative that tipsters let us know when firms announce bonuses!
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Associate Compensation, Associate Bonus Watch 2018


The Regulator You Really Need To Be Afraid Of

States are picking up the enforcement slack.
Tags: Law, Government, Quote Of The Day, State Attorneys General, Daniel R. Suvor



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