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Posted 1 year ago in Divorce by Aaron Kase  
Man Refuses To Grant Ex-Wife Official Jewish Divorce

When is a divorce not a divorce? When a couple goes through the legal process to dissolve their marriage — but then one party refuses to go forward with steps to end the union in the eyes of whatever religion they happen to practice. A group is protesting against a Connecticut man who was divorced from his wife in 2005, but has since declined to release her from the marriage under the rules of Judaism. According to Jewish law, after …

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Posted 2 years ago in Bankruptcy by Michele Bowman  
Sly Stone’s Former Production Company Goes Bankrupt

After the former front man for late-60s and 70s supergroup Sly and the Family Stone sued his former manager for tricking him into signing away his royalty rights, the manager is now putting Stone’s production companies into bankruptcy.   Long Story It’s been a parade of legal woes for Stone, whose real name is Sylvester Stewart. The IRS came after him in the 80s and put a lien on his income, taking most of the royalties from his hits for …

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‘Robin Hood’ Parking Meter Activists Sued by City

The city of Keene, N.H., has had enough of a group of Free State activists who feed parking meters to help fellow citizens avoid tickets and is suing the group, alleging they harass parking enforcement cops, according to a news report.   Freed from Parking Tickets After several years of simply feeding the random parking meter to save a fellow citizen from a parking ticket, Robin Hood of Keene members took the idea to whole new level about six months …

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Posted 2 years ago in Frauds & Scams by Aaron Kase  
Who Owns the Rights to “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

Harper Lee only wrote one book in her life, but what a book. Her classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” published in 1960, spins the tale of a small town attorney who tries to stand up against the forces of racial injustice. The book, an instant hit, won a Pulitzer Prize and has sold over 30 million copies. Now, Lee is claiming that a duplicitous agent bilked the copyright from her. According to a federal lawsuit filed in New York, …

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Should Unions Be Able to Require Membership? [Poll]

The ACLU is challenging Michigan’s “right to work” law. The statute (which does not focus on guaranteeing employment) is about labor unions. It prohibits agreements between employers and labor union officials that require employees to join a union or pay membership dues. Some argue it simply allows workers to opt out of unions. Others believe it weakens unions, taking away bargaining power for better wages and working conditions, ultimately hurting working people. Follow our Lawyers.com coverage and take our poll …

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