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Top Editors Knew of Phone Hacking, Reporter Testifies

Top editors at Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World knew their reporters were hacking phones in search of stories, a former reporter there says. Onetime journalist Paul McMullan, testifying in a public inquiry on the phone hacking scandal that has rocked Great Britain, says the practice was so widespread that the tabloid's editors sometimes listened in on intercepted messages. McMullan named former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, who went on to become an adviser to British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Rebekah Brooks, the former News International chief executive, as being among those who were aware of…more...

They’re Making a List and Checking it Twice

Just in time for the Christmas season, Anne M. McKinney (Estate Planning Attorney, Knoxville, Tennessee) has created a musical tribute to help individuals remember that their wealthy relatives can, and will, consider the spending habits of the younger generation when...more...

Texas Tech Personal Financial Planning Program Becomes a Department

Texas Tech University will have a standalone Personal Financial Planning department starting in the fall of 2012. Professor Vickie Hampton will become the chair of the new department, and the department will be comprised of twelve full-time faculty and five...more...

Mophie Recalls iPod Touch Rechargeable External Battery Case Due to Burn Hazard

The battery case's integrated circuit switch can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.more...

By the Side of the Ocean Headed for Sunset

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Rocketfish Battery Case for iPhone 3G/3GS Recalled by Best Buy Due to Fire Hazard

The battery case can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard.more...

Progression of The Online Donor

Network for Good, a fund-raising and volunteerism website, charted the evolution of the online donations over the past ten years. A list of how online donations today compare to online donations in 2001 is below: Four percent of people gave...more...

Improving Tax and Asset Protection Benefits Rung by Rung

Martin M. Shenkman (Attorney, New Jersey and New York) recently published his article entitled Stairway to Estate Planning Heaven, Wealth Strategies Journal, Nov. 29, 2011. An excerpt for the article is below: Summary: Led Zeppelin's classic hit has remained popular...more...

“The Wikipedia of Land Registration Systems”

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DC Agency Tosses Law Prof’s Bias Complaint over Same-Sex Dorms, Cites ‘Absurd Results’

George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf has lost his case contending same-sex dorms at the Catholic University of America violate discrimination laws. The D.C. Office of Human Rights dismissed Banzhaf's complaint in an order issued Tuesday, according to a Catholic University press release and the Associated Press. Banzhaf had contended the policy violated Washington, D.C.’s Human Rights Act, which bars discrimination in employment, housing, commercial space and public accommodations. The order says the D.C. Human Rights Act “does not forbid colleges and universities from making sex-based distinctions between students. We agree that to follow complainant’s reasoning would include a…more...