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Death and Digital Privacy: Please Delete My Browser History, Bro

By A.J. Firstman

Since the dawn of the Internet Age, world wide web users have been concerned about their digital privacy, but what about the digital privacy of the deceased? While there is a new trend for internet accounts to allow users to select account successors, will your BFF or best bro really be able to fulfill your last dying wish of deleting your web history before your mother sees it?

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Is It Legal for a Security Guard to Detain You?

By Holly South

We've all seen those mall jail cells in TV shows and in movies like "Paul Blart: Mall Cop." But what exactly are the legal rights of security guards in malls and stores to detain you in those mall jails?

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Traveling With Pets? 5 Laws You Should Know

By A.J. Firstman

Traveling with pets? There are some laws you should know about. For many of us, our furry (or fur-less) little friends are not only that -- they're family. It's not uncommon to want to bring all of our loved ones with us when we jet off, or gas up our cars, to travel somewhere. Summer is quickly approaching, and many long weekends are ahead of us. This means even more excuses to explore a new place or just take a break somewhere away from home.

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Can I Sue for Verbal Assault or Insulting Language?

By FindLaw Staff

In some limited situations, an individual can be sued for yelling at or for insulting another person. While the threshold for when an insult or scream crosses the line is rather hazy, there are some clearly defined lines that are helpful. For instance, if the yelling is threatening violence, or is done in a way where the listener fears for their physical safety, there are likely possible legal consequences.

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How to Get Your Dog Back From Someone (Including Your Ex)

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

You love your dog—maybe even more than that human you're living with. But when you finally decide to end the relationship (with the human, that is), your ex takes your beloved pooch with them. Or maybe you need to be out of the country for work and you ask a…

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Legislators Try to Ban Social Media for Kids

By Eric Harvey, J.D.

Children's safety online remains a top priority for government agencies in the United States, while school officials across the country are increasingly instituting social media policies for students. As the stakes get higher, with wrongful death lawsuits against social media companies, federal and state legislators are working on additional measures for protecting…

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