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Isaiah Burroughs (Independent) recently published, Inheriting Intangibles: Exploring Copyright Erosion Through Succession via Wills, 2024. Provided below is an Abstract: Under current copyright law, the holder enjoys copyright protection for the duration of the author’s life, extended by seventy years….
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As the world grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes emerged as battlegrounds where negligence and tragedy intersected. In a heart-wrenching tale of loss and legal complexity, the story of Trever Schapers’ fight for justice highlights the challenges families face…
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In recent years, pets have become integral members of countless families, prompting many pet owners to include their beloved companions in their estate planning. However, navigating the complexities of pet trusts within wills can pose challenges for both attorneys and pet owners alike.

One of the primary obstacles in addressing pet trusts within wills is the lack of proper oversight and implementation. Many wills lack clear instructions, leading to disputes and confusion among designated caregivers. To mitigate these issues, attorneys must draft pet trusts with precise instructions and establish clear responsibilities for caregivers. By doing so, they can ensure that
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The Uniform Laws Update in Probate & Property highlights the evolving landscape of estate planning, which has shifted from primarily local to encompassing multiple jurisdictions due to increased mobility, changing wealth structures, and evolving state laws. With families relocating frequently…
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Monday, May 13, 2024

First person to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant dies nearly 2 months later

Richard “Rick” Slayman, the first recipient of a genetically modified pig kidney transplant, has passed away nearly two months after undergoing the groundbreaking procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital in March. Surgeons had initially anticipated that the pig kidney would function for at least two years. Slayman, aged 62, received the transplant after experiencing complications from a previous kidney transplant in 2018.

Although Slayman’s family and the hospital expressed deep sadness at his passing, they clarified that there was no indication that
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Liam Cronan (Supreme Court of Vermont) recently published, Of Property and Pilgrims: The Myth of Communal Property and the Realities of Corporate Charters and Land Tenures in Plymouth Colony, 2024. Provided below is an Abstract: Each Thanksgiving, journalists discuss and…
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Mitchelle Musyoka (Independent) recently published, Regulation of Electronic Wills in Kenya: A Case for Reform?, 2024. Provided below is an Abstract: We live in what has been termed ‘a quicksilver technological environment’. Regardless of perceived ethical or enforcement limitations, laws…
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