In a divorce case from New Jersey, a wealthy man is claiming that his marriage is invalid because the marriage license was issued after the wedding and therefore negates the need for divorce proceedings, reports

The case involves Michael Mandelbaum, the son of an owner of the Minnesota Vikings, whose attorneys made the motion to dismiss the multi-million dollar divorce case in May. According to, the file alleges precedent, citing other cases where ceremonial marriages were declared void.

Debra Mandelbaum’s attorneys filed a countermotion in June with documents establishing proof that Michael “behaved as if they were legally married,” reports

The case is reportedly due to appear before court this month.

Thailand divorce attorney comments:

Thailand marriage law requires marriages to be registered with the government. Customary or religious marriage ceremonies within Thailand are not generally recognized by the Thai government as legal marriages.

However, we have encountered cases where people believe they were married according to Thai law, but later found out that the marriage was not valid. This has occurred frequently with marriages at Thai Embassies (outside of Thailand). Although such marriages are recognized by Thai marriage laws, they may possibly not be recognized by the law of the place where the marriage physically took place and where the Thai Embassy was located.

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After facing charges for selling white chocolate that didn’t actually contain any white chocolate (or any other type of chocolate), Ghirardelli will pay a $5.25 million class action settlement, which a federal judge tentatively approved, according the Courthouse News Service.

Scott Miller initiated the lawsuit after reading the ingredients list on a package of white chocolate chips he bought and found that it didn’t include white chocolate, cocoa, or cocoa butter.

Courthouse News reports that the class action charged Ghirardelli with violating U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, false advertising, unfair competition, and fraud.

The Thailand FDA Lawyers at Chaninat and Leeds have experience assisting clients register pharmaceuticals, food supplements, medical devices, and cosmetics with the Thailand Food and Drug Administration.

The multi-million dollar settlement was reached after negotiation talks and will be distributed among the class and the plaintiffs’ attorneys via a common fund, according to Courthouse News.

We certainly understand the grievous harm inflicted on consumers by fake white chocolate because we have also been shocked to recently discover that the hamburgers we have eaten for years do not actually contain ham, but contain beef instead. Obviously, representing beef burgers as hamburgers is deceptive and we want our 5.25 million dollars.

Other grievances we have based on deceptive food advertisers includes:

  1. Mars bars are not actually from Mars.
  2. Hot dogs are not made from canines.
  3. Kentucky Fried Chicken does not actually use chickens from Kentucky.

Read the full story here.

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Government officials reviewing a proposed inheritance tax for Thailand announced that properties willed to a spouse will be exempt from any inheritance taxes, reports the Bangkok Post. Currently under Thailand inheritance law, there is no inheritance tax, making Thailand one of the few countries in the world to not impose tax on a deceased’s estate. […]

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Hong Kong’s chief executive C.Y. Leung is at the center of the Hong Kong democracy protests, and now his daughter, Chai Yan, has incited further public anger, according to Jonathan Turley, by posting pictures of expensive jewelry and thanking the taxpayers she says bought it. This isn’t the first time that Yan, a 22-year-old law […]

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