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Why You Need a Power of Attorney

by J. Branden Snyder

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dallas power of attorney, dallas medical directive, dallas wills and trusts lawyerPreparing legal documents, such as a power of attorney, isn’t a fun task, but like many things in adulthood, it must be done.

A power of attorney (POA), sometimes called a durable power of attorney or a health care proxy, is a specific type of advance directive that names an individual to make decisions on your behalf—in all matters, or specified matters—in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself. That person might be a spouse, adult child, other relative, or friend. You may also select an alternate in the event the person you choose is unable to fulfill his or her duties as designated in your power of attorney.

Though age and retirement are the most common reasons people decide to set up a power of attorney, there are many other circumstances in which a POA might be necessary for anyone over age 18. For example, military personnel should create a POA before deploying overseas so someone can act on their behalf should they become incapacitated during deployment. Even adults who travel frequently should consider setting up a POA so someone else could handle their affairs in their absence.

What happens if you don’t have a POA?

Without a power of attorney, a court will have to appoint a guardian or conservator over your affairs in the event you are not able to make decisions for yourself. Your loved ones will have no say over who is appointed. Without a POA set in place, the process of managing your affairs will become far more complicated.

I have a will, so why do I need a POA?

A power of attorney and a will are not the same. A will designates the distribution of your property and assets after your death. A POA helps to direct financial and health decisions you need to be made but are unable to make for yourself.

To whom should I give power of attorney ?

When choosing someone to authorize with power of attorney to act on your affairs, choose someone who:

• Meets your state’s requirements for power of attorney.
• Is not a member of your health care team.
• Is willing to discuss your medical and end-of-life wishes with you.
• Is trusted to make decisions based on your preferences and values.
• Can serve as an advocate on your behalf in the event that there are disagreements about your medical care or financial affairs.

Are you ready to prepare your power of attorney? Contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a reputable attorney who can help prepare these important legal documents.

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By : Tim O'Hare /August 24, 2015 /Blog, General Civil Law /0 Comment Read More
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8 Back to School Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe

by Tim O’Hare

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22Summer is coming to an end and kids are gearing up to return to school—some schools have already started the new school year. With schools back in session, school zones will become active again and drivers will need to pay extra attention when driving through school zones.

In recent years, Texas implemented new school zone laws, expanding limitations on cell phone use in active school zone crossings to include all school property, including parking lots and drop off lanes. Violators of the cell phone ban face fines of up to $200. There are exceptions for hands-free devices, emergency calls and vehicles that are stopped. Drivers who speed through school zones or pass a stopped school bus may also be fined.

But it’s about more than fines and court costs—following the laws regarding school zones is about protecting our children. According to NHTSA, an average of 18 school-age children die in school transportation-related crashes each year. Of those, six are occupants of a school transportation vehicle, while the other 12 are pedestrians.

As you prepare to send your child back to school, take a few minutes to review these school bus and school crossing safety tips from the NHTSA with your child:

1. Always get to the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is due to arrive.
2. Never run across the road to catch the bus.
3. If you have to walk on roads where there is no sidewalk, walk against traffic. Try to stay off the road as much as possible.
4. When crossing the street to get to the bus, always look left, then right, then left again. If cars or other objects are obstructing your view, go to the nearest corner crosswalk.
5. When the bus approaches, stand at least three large steps from the curb.
6. Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it’s okay to board before stepping onto the bus.
7. Never walk behind the bus or close to the side of the bus. You could be in the driver’s blind spot.
8. If you drop something near the bus, don’t pick it up until you tell the bus driver or he or she may not see you.

It is our responsibility as adults to not only teach our children to be safe, but to make a habit of always practicing safe driving, especially in school zones. Put away any hand-held devices when driving through school zones, observe the posted speed limit, and watch for children crossing the street. If you are unsure if a school zone is active, always assume it is.

If you or your child has been hurt as the result of a school transportation-related accident, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a free consultation with a Dallas-Ft. Worth personal injury attorney.

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By : Tim O'Hare /August 17, 2015 /Blog /0 Comment Read More
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5 Reasons You Might Need a Business Lawyer

by J. Branden Snyder

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5 reasons to hire a

If you own your own business, you face a number of decisions from how to structure your business when you first open to whether or how to go about selling your business when the time comes. While you can make these decisions on your own, the guidance of a business lawyer can help you navigate the legal process while avoiding greater expenses or legal hassles down the road.

Here are five scenarios in which you might need to hire a business lawyer:

When determining the best legal structure for your business. How do you know if you need to form an LLC or a corporation, or enter into a partnership agreement? A business lawyer will walk you through the pros and cons of various business structures and help you determine the best legal structure for your business. Once you determine the legal structure that is the best fit for your business, a business attorney will help you register the paperwork to get your business off the ground.

When writing contracts and non-disclosure agreements. Contracts and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are a normal part of every business. A business attorney can draw up these documents for you, ensuring all your bases are covered and that you are protected in the event of a disagreement or fallout with an employee or client.

When filing a patent. Patents are time consuming and take years to get through the approval process. They are also very expensive. In some cases, a patent may not provide any real advantages to you or your business. A business lawyer will evaluate your product and help you determine if a patent is necessary or beneficial.

When buying or selling a business. When it comes time to buy or sell a business, you need a lawyer on your side that can help negotiate agreements and contracts. If your business is a partnership or LLC with multiple owners, you will need a buy-sell agreement in place from the beginning to protect you in the event one owner wishes to transfer ownership, or if one owner dies.

When facing litigation. It isn’t uncommon for businesses to face lawsuits by customers, or even current or former employees. A business lawyer will help you navigate the legal process and work to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

If you are facing one of these scenarios, contact the experienced business law team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare to help save you time and money on important legal matters.

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By : Tim O'Hare /August 05, 2015 /Blog, General Civil Law, Small Business Law /0 Comment Read More
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3 Common Misconceptions About Estate Planning

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Estate planning is important for any adult, no matter your age or health. Taking steps to plan your estate now will help ensure your family, property, and finances are taken care of after you die.

Unfortunately, misconceptions about estate planning often hinder people from taking care of their affairs. Here are three of the most common misconceptions about estate planning and what you really need to know:

I’m not wealthy, so I don’t need a will.
Truth: Everyone needs a will, no matter the value of your estate. In your will, you can direct a person (or persons) as your legal representative(s) to carry out your wishes and designate who will receive your property and assets (no matter the value) upon your death. A will must pass through probate. In other words, a court will oversee the administration of your will and ensure that it is carried out the way you wanted. As such, a will becomes public record. A will also allows you to predetermine who will take care of your kids—this is the primary reason even young adults who have children should have a will. If you die without a will, it can be very costly to your family and heirs, and you will have no say over the division of your assets. State heirship laws take over.

For more on wills, read our blog:
5 Reasons Everyone Needs a Will

I don’t have wealth to leave my children, so I do not need to set up a trust.
Truth: If you have children, consider a trust. A trust is often used when dealing with minors. If you have a trust, you can ensure that any assets left behind for your children are not used or spent by someone else. Trusts can also be beneficial if you are leaving money to someone who may not be mature enough to handle it appropriately. Finally, trusts can also reduce the taxes your heirs might otherwise have to pay and provide greater protection of your assets from creditors and lawsuits.

I don’t need to discuss my estate plans with my family.
Truth: Taking time to discuss your estate plans with your heirs can help prevent confusion or disputes down the road. Family conflicts are unfortunately common when dealing with a loved one’s estate, but by planning ahead, you can help reduce or eliminate any potential arguments among your family and children after you die.

Navigating the estate planning process can be stressful and confusing, but an experienced wills and trusts attorney can help you plan your estate and guide you through the process. An attorney will explain the legal terms and help ensure that your will or trust is prepared properly so there are no questions in the event of your death. Your attorney can also help review your financial assets and verify who can receive what from your retirement accounts.

Do you need a will or trust? Contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a reputable attorney who can help you with estate planning needs.

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By : Tim O'Hare /July 27, 2015 /Blog, General Civil Law /0 Comment Read More
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LLC or Corporation: What’s the Difference?

by J. Branden Snyder

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Business LawStarting a new business may be one of the biggest decisions you make. This decision has the potential to impact every aspect of your life, including your personal and family financial stability. The legal structure of your business is important if you want to ensure your new business is a blessing, rather than a drain on your personal finances.

Determining how to best structure your business can be tricky. What is the best legal structure to protect your interests and assets? The answer to that question is dependent on a number of factors. If you are trying to decide between an LLC and a Corporation, here are a few things you should know about the differences between the two.

Limited Liability Company (LLC)
An LLC can protect your personal assets from lawsuits or debts that arise from your business. For example, if you own a business that has public traffic, an LLC can protect your personal assets from lawsuits in a potential slip-and-fall situation. Additionally, an LLC can protect you from being personally liable for business debts or unpaid bills.

LLCs are ideal for small businesses and businesses that hold property — such as real estate — that is expected to increase in value. Some businesses cannot operate as an LLC. For example, businesses in the banking, trust and insurance industry are generally prohibited from forming an LLC.

Corporation
A corporation can also provide limited liability for the business owner while offering additional benefits. A corporation may be a better fit for your business if:

  • You plan to have multiple investors in your business or plan to raise money from the public.
    • You’d like to provide fringe benefits to owners, such as health insurance.
    • You plan to offer stock options and stock bonus incentives to employees.

Determining what type of business structure is best can be a difficult and complex decision. Need more help determining the best fit for your business? Hire a small business lawyer to help you make the right choice. Contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for help with your business formation decisions.

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By : Tim O'Hare /July 06, 2015 /Blog, Small Business Law /0 Comment Read More
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5 Reasons Everyone Needs a Will

by Tim O’Hare

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Dallas living will attorney, Dallas living will lawyer, Dallas trust attorney, Dallas trust lawyer, Dallas estate attorney, Dallas estate lawyer, Dallas will and trust attorney, Dallas will and trust lawyer, do I need a will, do I need a trust, difference between wills and trustsHaving a will isn’t just for the wealthy. It’s a necessity every adult should take the time to prepare, no matter how young or healthy you may be. A will allows you to document your wishes should you pass away.

The purpose of a will is to outline who receives your property and assets (no matter how much or how little) when you pass away, how your assets should be divided, who will look after any minor children, what your funeral and burial wishes are, and even if you wish to be an organ and tissue donor or not.

Not quite sure why you need a will? Here is a breakdown of the top four reasons everyone should have a will:

Secure a plan for your assets and beneficiaries, regardless of where you live. Laws regarding distribution of property vary from one state to the next. If you pass away without a will, a probate court will distribute your property and assets according to the law in the state in which you live, a process called “intestate succession.” Without a will, you allow the state to determine the division of your property. Any assets that you have set up with a designated beneficiary (such as your 401k) are not subject to this process.

Determine who your beneficiaries will be. If you die without a will, the State of Texas will determine the division of your property and who your beneficiaries will be. If you have children, or children from a previous marriage, the division of your assets can be a complicated process. By drafting up your will, you will be able to clearly identify your beneficiaries and how you want your property to be divided.

Designate a guardian for your children. In the event that you pass away while your children are minors, your will can designate who will care for your children after your passing. If you die without a will, the court will appoint a person to serve as guardian for any minor children.

Nominate an executor for your estate. In your will, you can also designate who should serve as executor of your estate. This is the person who will be responsible for dividing your assets and property according to your wishes.

Make things as simple as possible for your surviving family. This may be the most important reason everyone needs a will. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is hard enough, but that loss can be compounded by the stress of administering the deceased’s estate. Drawing up a proper will, and letting your spouse, children and family members know what your wishes are will help ease the added burden they would otherwise experience upon your death.

To set up your will, work with an experienced attorney who can guide you through the process. Your attorney will not only explain the legal terms, but will help ensure that your will is set properly so there are no questions in the event of your death. An attorney can also help review your financial assets and confirm who can receive what from your retirement accounts.

Do you need a will? Contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a referral to a reputable attorney who can help you draw up your will.

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Important Safety Information Every Parent Should Know About Car Seats

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Child Car Seat SafetyAs parents, one of our most important jobs—if not the most important—is caring for the safety, health, and well being of our children.

Keeping your kids safe while in a vehicle should be one of your top priorities when looking out for your children. Every year, thousands of children are injured or killed in car crashes. Many of these injuries and deaths could be prevented had the child been properly restrained.

Even parents with the best intentions can make mistakes. For that reason, it’s important to frequently review child safety information when it comes to car seats.

Child Car Seat Safety

According to the American Pediatrics Association, here are the recommendations for child passengers in vehicles:

Rear-Facing Car Seats

Infants and toddlers should remain in a rear-facing car seat until they are at least two years old, or have reached the maximum height or weight limit of the car seat (typically around 35 lbs.)

Forward-Facing Car Seats

Once your child has outgrown the rear-facing seat, he/she should ride in a forward-facing seat as long as possible, up to the height or weight limit of your child’s seat. (This weight limit ranges from 40 to 80 lbs, depending on manufacturer.)

Booster Seats

After a child has outgrown the forward-facing seat, he/she can ride in a booster seat with the adult lap and shoulder belts until the adult safety belt fits properly. (This is usually when a child has reached 4’9” tall, around 10-12 years of age.) Booster seats with high backs are recommended over booster seats with no backs. A child must have access to both a lap and shoulder belt to safely use a booster seat.

Adult Safety Belts

When a child has outgrown his/her booster seat, they can use the adult lap/shoulder belt. A properly fitting adult seat belt should sit over the top of the thighs/hips and across the center of the shoulder and chest.

A few things to remember about car seats:

  • All car seats should be installed according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions for that particular seat. If you are unsure if your child’s car seat is properly installed, stop by your local fire department and request your seat be inspected.
  • Car seats should always be installed in the back seat of a vehicle—never in the front seat.
  • Children are better protected the longer they can stay in each phase (rear-facing; forward-facing; booster seats). Do not move your child to the next phase until he/she has reached all of the maximum age/weight/height limits. If your child is two years old, but has not yet outgrown the weight/height limit for his or her seat, leave your child in that seat until he/she has reached the limits.
  • All children, regardless of height/weight, should be properly restrained in the back seat of a moving vehicle. Front seat airbags pose too much of a risk to young children, so keep your kids safe in the back seat.
  • Never use an expired car seat, or a seat that has been involved in a car accident. Both of these factors can impact the structural integrity—and therefore safety—of a child car seat.
  • Stay up-to-date with child seat recalls ensuring your child’s safety. You may register your child’s car seat with safercar.gov to be notified if a recall is ever issued for your product.

If you or your child has been injured or if you have lost a loved one as a result of a car accident, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a free consultation with a Dallas personal injury attorney.

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By : Tim O'Hare /June 18, 2015 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More
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Car Accidents: Proving Fault

by Tim O’Hare

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Man on the phone after colliding carPerhaps the most important element of your personal injury case if you are injured in a car accident is proving fault—or negligence—of the other driver. Your argument with an insurance company is largely based on your ability to prove that their insured (the other driver) broke a law or engaged in behavior that falls below the ordinary standard of care that caused the accident.

Supporting your claim with official reports and documents can strengthen your argument. Some means of “support” for your claim include:

Police reports — If the police came to the scene of the accident, they may have done an official written report about the accident. Usually the accident report includes the responding officer’s opinion of who was at fault or who may have violated a traffic law that caused the accident. If a traffic citation was issued to either driver, this will also be included in the police report. You may request a copy of the police report from the police department who responded at the scene.

“No-Doubt” Liability — There is really no such thing in Texas. Many people believe a rear-end collision is guaranteed liability against the driver who rear-ended the other vehicle. This is inaccurate, although an overwhelming majority of the time, this is the case—it just isn’t the law.

Traffic laws — Each state has statutes and traffic laws, or rules of the road. Some examples include speed limits and right of way. You can support your claim that the other driver was indeed at fault if it can be proven that the other driver broke one of these traffic laws.

In any case, proving fault can be difficult and requires knowledge of the laws in your state. Rather than try to prove fault on your own, if you are injured you should work with a trusted personal injury lawyer who has the experience and knowledge needed to help prove fault in an accident, and can help you win your case.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a car accident, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a free consultation with a Dallas personal injury attorney.

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By : Tim O'Hare /June 04, 2015 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More
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Construction Site Accidents, Injuries, and Deaths

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photo-serious_work_injuryEvery year, more than 1,000 workers are killed in construction site accidents. In 2013, 4,585 workers were killed on the job, according to the United States Department of Labor, and 20 percent of those were in construction. One in five on-the-job injuries occur on construction sites.

Falls are responsible for the most construction site injuries and deaths, followed by workers being struck by an object, electrocutions, and workers getting caught in-between objects on the job site. These are considered the “Fatal Four” of construction site injuries, and were responsible for more than half of all construction worker deaths in 2013.

Construction site injuries and deaths have frequently been in the news recently. Just last month, two workers were killed in accidents on the same Argyle, Texas construction site in a week. Julio Ledesma, a 36-year-old single father of three girls was killed and three other workers were injured when the metal frame of an under-construction indoor practice facility at Argyle High School collapsed. A week later, on the same job site, 22-year-old Daniel Moran died after he became trapped beneath the rear axle of an 18-wheeler his father was driving.

Some of the most common construction site accidents include:

• Falls from scaffolding
• Crane or building collapses
• Falling objects
• Electrocution, fires and explosions
• Faulty tools or equipment
• Dangerous chemicals

If you have suffered an accident on a construction site, you may be entitled to substantial money damages including reimbursement for medical expenses pain and suffering, mental and emotional anguish, lost wages and benefits, future earnings and diminishment of enjoyment of life due to your injury. Spouses of the injured may also be entitled to collect damages for the loss of pleasure or companionship.

In cases where your injury was the result of gross negligence on the part of another individual or entity, such as an employer or manufacturer, you may be able to collect punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer and to prevent the misconduct from being repeated in the future. In the event of an on-the-job injury or death, property owners, employers, architects, manufacturers, and even insurance companies might be liable for:

• Faulty machinery/tools
• Unsafe procedures or working conditions
• Negligent management
• Inadequate training
• Explosions or fires
• Failure to provide necessary safety equipment
• Unrealistic employer demands that led to safety shortcuts
• Exposure to toxic fumes or substances

If you have been injured in accident on a construction site, or another work-related accident, trust your case to a professional who will handle your case with extreme care and integrity. The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare has represented clients against employers, manufacturers and other defendants who have caused workplace injuries, and we have successfully handled numerous cases. We know which medical experts and occupational experts you will need, and our personal injury attorneys will stick with your case no matter how long it takes.

If you have suffered an injury while on-the-job, contact the experienced legal team at The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare. We will help you receive all due compensation for your injury or loss.

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By : Tim O'Hare /May 15, 2015 /Blog, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney /0 Comment Read More
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Tim O’Hare Once Again Ranks Among Best Lawyers in Texas

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Congratulations to Tim O’Hare, Dallas Personal Injury Attorney, for his recognition as one of the 2015 Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine and being named to the 2015 list of Texas Super Lawyers. Tim is one of an elite group of lawyers to receive both recognitions.

D Magazine Best Lawyers

dmagazineSelections for the D Magazine list are made by a group of lawyers and editors who review peer nominations submitted for the recognition. The D Magazine list of top lawyers in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex appears in the May issue.

In years past, less than 20 injury lawyers (of the more than 1,000 in the Metroplex) make the list. “It is an honor to once again be recognized as one of the best personal injury attorneys in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, said O’Hare. “We work hard day in and day out to provide the best service to our clients, both those who have been injured and those who have lost loved ones due to negligence.”

In all, there are just over 500 names on the D Magazine list—which is about two percent of the approximate 25,000 attorneys in the Metroplex.

Texas Super Lawyers

superlawyersThe national Super Lawyers rating service has again named Tim O’Hare as a Texas Super Lawyer, a distinction given to only the top five percent of attorneys in the state. The full list will be published in Super Lawyers Magazine and Texas Monthly later this year.

In 2013, the Super Lawyers selection process received a patent from The United States Patent and Trademark Office, demonstrating credibility as an impartial third-party rating system.

Lawyers are selected on an annual, state-by-state basis based on this patented, multiphase selection process, which includes peer nominations, evaluations, and third-party research.

These recognitions add to a long list of awards and recognitions for Tim O’Hare, including:

  • A/V Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking available. (Click here to view profile on martindale.com.)
  • com 10 of 10 rating based on Tim’s ethical standing with the Texas Bar Association and endorsements by both peers and clients. (Click here to view profile on Avvo.com.)
  • Top Transportation Lawyers in the country by The American Lawyer Magazine.
  • Top Personal Injury Lawyers in the nation by The National Law Journal.
  • Named one of Texas’ Legal Leaders.
  • A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

“In an area of law that is often filled with questionable ethics, it is both humbling and refreshing to be recognized for our integrity as a law firm and the work we do representing clients in North Texas,” said O’Hare.

If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury as the result of a car wreck or work accident, or if you need someone to handle your will, trust, probate matters, bankruptcy, child custody or child support issues, business formations or another legal matter, contact The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

Call The Law Offices of Tim O’Hare for your FREE Case Evaluation 


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