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The Cost of Contesting a Will

When someone passes away, it is customary for their family to be closely involved in the reading of their will. The majority of people make some kind of will during their lifetime which stipulates what they want doing with their savings and possessions after they die. Wills may also pertain to matters of business, for example, if the person in …

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Samsung, LG call off lawsuits in patent dispute

Samsung, LG call off lawsuits Samsung Display and LG Display have decided to settle their patent disputes through dialogue and not court proceedings, a new report out of Korea claims. Yonhap News reported today that Samsung and LG executives met at a hotel in Seoul to discuss their lawsuits. After leaving that meeting, Samsung Display CEO Kim Ki-nam told Yonhap …

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Edward Snowden Seeking Asylum in Ecuador With Help From Wikileaks

According to an announcement from the Hong Kong government, PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden, has left Hong Kong. The Hong Kong government resisted pressures from the US to extradite Snowden, saying that “the documents provided by the US government did not fully comply with the legal requirements under Hong Kong law”. They have also requested clarification regarding reports that the US …

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Facebook general counsel exiting company

Facebook general counsel Facebook General Counsel Ted Ullyot pictured right at a January 2012 press event where Facebook announced suits against alleged “likejacking” scammers. Facebook Vice President and General Counsel Ted Ullyot is leaving the social network after nearly five years on the job. “Ted has been a valued member of Facebook’s leadership who built our legal team through an …

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Facebook settles trademark lawsuit with Timelines Inc

Facebook settles trademark lawsuit Facebook and Timelines Inc. have reportedly entered into a settlement, putting to an end a two-year trademark tussle regarding the term “Timeline”. The battle started in September 2011, when Timelines.com sued Facebook for using the word for its Facebook Timeline. The company feared that if the social networking giant went ahead with its Timeline feature, it would essentially …

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