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Horrible Things Home Sellers Do – But Are They Legal?

By FindLaw Staff

You always hope for honest sellers and an exciting transition into your new home. But the list of possible schemes or fraud committed by home sellers, buyers, real estate agents, and others in the industry is endless.

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What, Exactly, Is a Godparent?

By Richard Dahl

If you're a news junkie, a couple of recent items may have left you asking yourself, "What the heck is a godparent, anyway?" Do they actually have any duties and obligations beyond the religious?

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Should Workers' Comp Cover Medical Marijuana?

By Richard Dahl

Now that most U.S. states have legalized medical uses for marijuana and 19 allow recreational use, questions are arising about whether workers' compensation systems should cover medical marijuana costs. Minnesota became the most recent state to weigh in with an answer on Oct. 13, when the state's supreme court ruled that the state's workers' comp system does not cover medical marijuana.

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New Tax for Digital Payments? No. But Big Changes May Be Coming

By Richard Dahl

Is there going to be a new tax applied to transactions involving digital payment platforms like PayPal and Venmo? That question has been circulating recently in social-media circles, and the answer is no. People who use these digital wallets won't have to pay an additional tax on money they receive. They'll just be facing new requirements to pay taxes that they may have grown accustomed to ignoring.

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Is Synthetic Vape Nicotine Legal?

By Richard Dahl

The gist of the controversy about Delta-8, which supposedly can create a mild high and provide pain relief, is that the product exists because of a legal loophole. Essentially, Delta-8 is the product of a synthetic laboratory process that marijuana laws don't address. Now the same sort of thing is happening in the vaping industry.

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Is it Legal To Sell Plants and Produce From Home?

By Brette Sember, J.D.

The COVID-19 pandemic has enticed many people to suddenly become interested in plants and growing things from home. If your green thumb has blossomed, you might be wondering if you can sell the plants and produce you grow as a home business, small business, or hobby. There are some restrictions and caveats to keep in mind.

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