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On October 8th, the Indiana Supreme Court upheld a trust provision that made distribution of an inheritance contingent on the beneficiary being unmarried. The Court held that the provision “is not an unlawful restraint on marriage.” The provision was part…
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Tobias Barkely recently published an article entitled, Trustee Decision-making in the Australian Superannuation Context, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law ejournal (2021). Provided below is the abstract to the Article: The Australian compulsory superannuation system contains $AUD 3 trillion in funds,…
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In 1951, Johns Hopkins Hospital took tissue from the cervix Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman diagnosed with cervical cancer, without her consent. Using the tissue sample, a doctor at the hospital was able to create the first human cell line…
Continue Reading Estate of Henrietta Lacks sues biotechnical company for nonconsensual use of her cells