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R. Bryan Nace will be a presenter at NBI’s Resolving Estate, Will and Trust Contests seminar on September 24, 2015 in Akron, OH

R. Bryan Nace will be speaking on will contests and trust litigation as well as pursuing and defending claims against fiduciaries at the National Business Institute’s Resolving Estate, Will and Trust Contests seminar on September 24, 2015, in Akron, Ohio.  Follow the link below for more information: www.nbi-sems.com Resolving Estate,Read More…

R. Bryan Nace will be speaking at the Top Estate Planning Techniques Seminar

Attorney R. Bryan Nace will be speaking on wills and grantor trusts at the Top Estate Planning Techniques seminar sponsored by the National Business Institute on June 23, 2015 at the Doubletree Hotel Akron/Fairlawn.  This live seminar is designed for attorneys, paralegals, accountants, and financial planners. The seminar will coverRead More…

“While singing in the rain may result in a glorious feeling, singing in the post office is not a constitutional right.”

It may be a free country but that does not give you the right to sing in the post office.  A federal appeals court ruled against a First Amendment suit by a postal customer who says he was refused service because he was singing an anti-gay reggae song.  Eric WatkinsRead More…

Top 8 reasons for cutting a child out of your will

Clients are often reluctant to talk about cutting a child out of their will.  But there can be some good, legitimate reasons for disinheriting a child.    And under Ohio law you can do it if you go about it properly.  But just failing to mention a child in a willRead More…

Top 10 Wackiest Wills in the United Kingdom

A London-based team of genealogy researchers have reviewed around 200,000 wills in the United Kingdom and have made a list of the wackiest.  Normally a last will and testament is not the place you would look for humor, but these researchers have discovered some funny stuff. Of particular note isRead More…

Can asbestos cause Hodgkin’s lymphoma? Ohio court finds that it does.

Last year an Ohio appeals court affirmed a jury verdict in favor of a plaintiff who claimed he developed Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of asbestos exposure at a Ford plant.  Ford Motor Co.  disagreed with the lower court’s finding that Brett Walker was entitled to participate in the OhioRead More…

Driver who kicked out drunken friend is liable for 3rd-party hit-and-run death

What duty do you have to a drunk and belligerent passenger in your car?  Louisiana’s Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal has recently held that a driver has a duty of care to all passengers in their car. The facts were that John Cefalu traveled to New Orleans with four friendsRead More…

Who owns Lee Harvey Oswald’s casket?

Who owns a casket after it has been buried in the ground? That question formed the basis of a legal battle over ownership of Lee Harvey Oswald’s casket. Oswald was buried in 1963 in a casket bought by his brother Robert Oswald.  In 1981 Oswald’s body was exhumed to confirmRead More…

Do you have adequate uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage?

Do you have adequate uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage? This coverage should be part of your motor vehicle insurance policy (sometimes referred to as UM or UIM/UDM coverage).  It applies when you or a family member are hurt or killed by another motor vehicle and the person causing the incidentRead More…

Facebook Now Allows You To Name A “Legacy Contact” for When You Die

Facebook now allows you to name a person to serve as your legacy contact when you die.  Facebook recently announced a new policy which  makes it much easier for family members or friends to take care of your Facebook account when you die.  Your legacy contact will be able toRead More…