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Will FTX Clients Get Their Money Back?

By Arin E. Berkson, J.D.

When the cryptocurrency exchange FTX secretly transferred $10 billion in client funds to its sister trading firm Alameda Research, FTX stopped being able to cover customer withdrawals. Soon after, both companies filed for bankruptcy protection. As the companies attempt to reorganize their business affairs in bankruptcy court, FTX's clients are asking, "Will I get my money back?" The short answer: Probably not.

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Why Can't I Buy a Car on Sunday?

By Richard Dahl

Let's say you are a Minnesotan with a very busy schedule that only provides a few hours of "me time" on Sundays. Let's also say you're in the market for a new car. This means the logical time for you to check out new models is Sunday. If so, forget it. Minnesota law forbids the sale of cars at dealerships on Sundays.

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Some Food Laws for Holiday Conversation Starters

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Trying to come up with something to talk about over the holidays can be daunting. Politics and religion are (or should be) off the table, and some in your family may have no interest in discussing the football game on in the background. So what does that leave you? If you find yourself struggling for topics, throw out a few of the weird food laws we list here and see what sort of conversations they inspire. We can't verify that all of these are legit, but they may give you and your guests something to chew on apart from the turkey.

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Should Cash Bail Be Abolished?

By Richard Dahl

While a few states have taken steps to give judges more leeway to waive cash bail when they think situations warrant it, only one state has decided to take the full dive and ban cash bail outright. That state is Illinois, and they will begin doing it after Jan. 1, 2023 – unless, that is, a lawsuit by several dozen state prosecutors and sheriffs stops it.

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Safe Driving Tips for Winter Holiday Trips

By Heather Kennedy-Bordeaux, Esq.

The unexpected can happen on any road trip, whether just a few blocks or thousands of miles away. No one wants to call in late to a family dinner from a ditch. Lucky for you, these tips have equipped you to skate through your trip to Grandma's without delays, dangers, or humbugs.

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Do Employers Have to Tell You They Are Monitoring Your Computer?

By Richard Dahl

It's so comfy wearing pajamas or sweatpants as you work. Millions of Americans have grown accustomed to the benefits of work from home, now known to all as WFH, since the pandemic began in 2020.

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