Civil Rights Law Articles

Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Civil Rights.

Recognition of Russian Court Decisions in Turkey

  August 17, 2017     By Cindemir Law Office
Under Turkish Law, there is a difference between recognition of foreign decision and enforcement of the decision. Applicant may ask recognition...
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Can My Employee Say That?

  August 17, 2017     By Fassonaki Law Firm, LLP
With the recent “Google memo” fiasco in the news, many employers are questioning whether Google was permitted to fire one of its engineers over...

Toxic Mix between Employees and Social Media Use

  August 15, 2017     By HG.org
Social media has been utilized shortly after its inception by the company’s with owners that understand how it may be used to influence and...

Student Loan Dischargability: A Debtor Attorney’s Perspective

  August 15, 2017     By Law Offices of Walter Metzen & Associates
Student loan debt in the United States is the largest class of consumer debt today behind mortgages, and is higher than both credit card debt...

Are the Police Tracking My Phone

  August 14, 2017     By Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
Stingray cases are working their way through the courts now. If you or others you know face a prosecution involving Stingray evidence or...

Can I Sleep in My Vehicle in Canada While Drunk?

  August 11, 2017     By Acumen Law Corporation
The City of Victoria has a plan to deal with homelessness. Like so many lawmakers before them, city officials are trying to come with novel and...

When Can Police Search Your Cellphone in Canada?

  August 11, 2017     By Acumen Law Corporation
You have been told you’re under arrest by police for an alleged crime. Now the officer at the scene wants to search your cellphone, and is even...

Outrage Over Google Memo Goes Too Far

  August 9, 2017     By Randazza Legal Group
A Google employee's opinion that diversity initiatives should focus less on race and gender prompted outrage.

Ins and Outs of the Defend Trade Secrets Acts

  August 9, 2017     By HG.org
The Defend Trade Secrets Act was initially implemented as law in 2016. It provides for a federal, private, civil cause of action for any...

Can You Be Sued for Something You Post on Facebook?

  By HG.org
Since Facebook’s launch, millions of users have been drawn to the site to give friends updates, share pictures and reconnect. As such, it has...

Call-Blocking Apps Could Stop You from Winning Big Against RoboCalls

  August 8, 2017     By Tariq Law Firm PLLC
By Using Apps such as NOMOROBO. This will prevent you from earning money from these harassing robocalls. You may be entitled to stop and earn...

Yo-Yo Financing Tactics

  August 7, 2017     By HG.org
Yo-yo financing is detrimental to those affected by these situations, and it occurs through a deal with the car dealership when the financing...

Do I Have a Right to Ask the Dealer for a CarFax Report Before I Sign?

  August 7, 2017     By HG.org
When dealing with an auto dealership to purchase a vehicle, it may be possible to request a CarFax report. However, this may only be possible if...

The Warranty was Voided but It Did Not Show on CarFax Report. Is that Fraud?

  August 7, 2017     By HG.org
Carfax reports may not reveal all the details of a vehicle that is being sold. However, if reparations are not made with the company, those...

Offensive Trademarks and the First Amendment

  August 4, 2017     By HG.org
The protections afforded trademarks have extended to potentially offensive symbols, phrases and words. Using these brands with a trademark...

Ignorance of the Law is Now an Excuse for No Reasonable Suspicion

  August 3, 2017     By Stephen Gustitis, Attorney at Law
Under a new United States Supreme Court case, police officers can now use their ignorance of the law as an excuse for making a investigative...

Auto Dealer Fraud: When Is It Worth It to Hire a Lawyer?

  By HG.org
One of the most common types of consumer fraud is auto dealer fraud. A claim of this nature can arise from a number of misrepresentations,...

Disparagement Law, the Patriot Act and the Food Industry

  July 22, 2017     By HG.org
The United State Patriot Act was implemented to prevent and counteract terrorism in the country. Law enforcement officers and agencies are...

Disparagement Law and Your Reviews on the Internet

  July 22, 2017     By HG.org
Congress has decreed even though disparagement laws protect businesses from statements that may harm profits and revenue, the individual is able...

Is the Patriot Act Applied to the Food Industry Constitutional?

  July 22, 2017     By HG.org
Many believe that the Constitution of the United States is under attack by new regulations, laws and changes to rules that affect the civil...

What Should be Done to Fight the Patriot Act Applied to the Food Industry?

  July 22, 2017     By HG.org
Because of the Patriot Act and other laws that govern the food industry, it is not legal to provide statements and information that could affect...

When a Trademark is Considered Offensive

  July 17, 2017     By HG.org
Before modifications were made to trademark application and acquirement for intellectual property protections, it was not possible to obtain a...

Law Enforcement Needs a Warrant to Search Your Cell Phone

  July 14, 2017     By JC Lawrence And Associates LLC
In 2014, a landmark US Supreme Court decision required law enforcement officers to obtain a warrant before searching through an arrestee’s cell...

Police Tried to Forcefully Take my Cellphone When I Demanded a Lawyer

  July 13, 2017     By HG.org
Law enforcement officers are provided a number of actions before a lawyer may be called. However, if questions are initiated through an...

Dealer did not Pay Off my Trade-In, Is that a Crime?

  July 13, 2017     By HG.org
Persons that make deals with dealerships often come out on the losing end, and this causes plenty of strife that is usually unnecessary....

The “Pop-Up-Keyboard" Defense: How Apps, Mobile Phones, and "Terms of Use" Work Together

  July 10, 2017     By Randazza Legal Group
Unlike the Blackberry keyboards of yesteryears, your smartphone probably has a pop-up touch-screen keyboard. Recently, the Northern District of...

Federal Law and Consumer Credit Scores

  June 27, 2017     By Sierra Litigation
With the exception of your Social Security number, no other number has more of an impact on your life than the impact made by your credit score....

Dismissal with the Option of Altered Conditions of Employment Needs to Be Sufficiently Precise in Germany

  June 21, 2017     By GRP Rainer LLP
In the case of dismissal with the option of altered conditions of employment, the offer to continue the employment relationship needs to clearly...

China Solicits Opinions Concerning Exportation of Personal Information and Important Data

  June 12, 2017     By MMLC Group
As China's new Cyber Law kicks off, multinationals are turning their attention to compliance issues, including data transfer issues. This...

Found Out at the Airport that I Am Blacklisted. Now What?

  By HG.org
Getting blacklisted at an airport is often confusing. There are certain specifics that are provided to United States citizens in how this occurs...

Fair Housing Complications and What to Look For

  By HG.org
State and federal regulations comply with the Fair Housing Act as implemented throughout the United States so that buyers or renters of a...

Expert Witness on Illegal Debt Collection Practices

  June 5, 2017     By HG.org
When someone owes money to a debtor, this account is often referred to a debt collector. Debt collectors must follow federal law and state law...

Privacy and Data Protection in China - Latest Developments

  June 5, 2017     By MMLC Group
[With] the new Chinese Cyberlaw, as well as recent proclamations by the Supreme People's Court and other Chinese government agencies working in...

Stop and Frisk

  June 1, 2017     By Williams Cuker Berezofsky
In 2011, the City of Philadelphia entered into a Consent Decree to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging the Philadelphia Police Department was...

Avoiding DUI Checkpoints and Roadblocks

  May 30, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
With over 75% of states permitting DUI checkpoints, knowing how to avoid passing through a roadblock is highly important. Also, knowing that you...

How to Stop Your Driver's License from Being Suspended in Georgia

  May 30, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
Virtually 100% of all DUI arrests triggers an immediate confiscation of the driver license, under Georgia implied consent law. Whether the...

Exceptional Notice of Dismissal Effective if There Is Video Evidence in Germany

  May 30, 2017     By GRP Rainer LLP
Even covert video footage can potentially justify exceptional notice of dismissal. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG),...

Purchase of Further Tax CDs Possible – Voluntary Disclosure for Tax Evasion in Germany

Since 2010, the German exchequer has reeled in a nationwide total of around six billion euros by way of voluntary declarations for tax evasion....

Reform of Law Governing Challenges to Debtor’s Transactions in Insolvency Proceedings in Germany

The reform of insolvency law is meant to bolster the rights of creditors in the event that a business partner becomes insolvent as well as...

Public Officials and Privacy

In recent years, basic Constitutional rights have been under attack. Police misconduct and brutality have been trending upward since 2010....

Peculiarities of Using Elements "BIO", "ECO" and "ORGANIC" While Trademark Registration in Kazakhstan

Important information for brand owners about amendments to a law-enforcement practice of the RK Law No. 423-V "On Manufacture of Organic...

When and How to Use a Power of Attorney in UAE

What is a power of attorney? A power of attorney is a legal, notarised letter that confers authority from one person or company unto another...

Introduction to Elder Abuse and Negligence in Florida

In Florida, elder abuse and neglect is quite common, so it’s important to recognize the common signs.

Expert Witness Testimony: When Police Brutality Occurs

  By HG.org
Police brutality is being increasingly noticed throughout the country through the use of electronic surveillance equipment and the rise of the...

New Rights, Equality and Citizenship Work Programme and Financial Services User Group to Be Renewed in EU

The European Commission adopted the ’2017 Rights, Equality and Citizenship Work Programme’ on 1 March 2017.

Hotel Security Cameras Found in Room, Is that Legal?

  By HG.org
Placing security cameras in various places in a hotel may be a touchy subject when it comes to privacy and where these may be. As the...

Private Investigators Uncover Invisible Resumes Online and Related Documents

  By HG.org
A private investigator is often tasked with the responsibility of finding information that is hidden from view of the public. One such source of...

Before You Post THAT Picture . . . How Private Is Your Facebook Account?

If you are going to attempt to collect disability, you may want to hold off on posting pictures of yourself boating, fishing and the...

Private Investigation and E-Discovery: Voice and Audio Files

  By HG.org
E-discovery may be necessary in certain legal cases. This means that records may be made through electronic devices for use by the consumer and...

Dismissal Without Notice for Breaching Duties to Cooperate Effective in Germany

Employees have duties to cooperate. These can also cover examinations by company doctors. If these duties are breached, there is then the...

Debt Collection in Bosnia-Herzegovina

The legal success is crowned by the winning verdict. However, the economic success is only brought about by the implementation of this judgment....

Can My Employer Fire Me if I Fail a Company-ordered Polygraph?

  By HG.org
In many cases, employers are not permitted to use polygraphs to test employees or job applicants. However, depending on the state and the type...

Discrimination under Germany’s General Equal Treatment Act

Not every instance of disabled employees being treated differently constitutes illegal discrimination, as demonstrated by a ruling of the...

Voter Bribery: The Treatment of this Pervasive Electoral Offence in Kenya

Voter bribery, if committed by a person vying for elective office adversely affects the consideration of elections as free and fair.

Bullying Laws in New Jersey

New Jersey constituted an anti bullying law in 2002 that was one of the first to be initiated, in 2003 New Jersey and 14 other states passed the...

Sexual Harassment Laws in New Jersey

Much like at the federal level, sexual harassment is prohibited by the state of New Jersey. It is quite important for you to know your rights in...

How Can I Protect My Trade Secrets When I Enter into a Business Contract with Another Company?

  By HG.org
When the creator of a trade secret must do business with another business, it is important that the secrets that are often disclosed to other...

Is Social Media Protected by the First Amendment?

On February 27, 2017, for the first time, the U.S. Supreme Court discussed social media in the context of the First Amendment, recognizing...

Can a Business Ask about My Disability and My Need for a Service Dog?

  By HG.org
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects a person that has a disability for employment, when in public establishments and from various forms...

Representation or Accompaniment at General Meeting of Shareholders in Germany

GmbH shareholders can be represented by a proxy at the general meeting of the shareholders. In addition, it may be permissible according to a...

Weapons at Work: Texas Law and Business Policy

With both constitutional and statutory protections for citizens to carry arms, businesses are faced with walking a fine line between providing a...

What Is an Invasion of Privacy Claim?

  By HG.org
There are many versions of sharing someone’s private details by accident that are not considered an invasion of privacy. However, when the...

Illegal Search and Seizures in Illinois Police Misconduct Cases

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution grants every citizen the right to protection from unlawful searches and seizures at the...

Private Investigators on Teen Cyber Bullying

  By HG.org
Private investigators are often able to held identify the culprit of crimes or wrongful acts even when this individual is someone who is...

How to Create a Valid Power of Attorney in Ghana

In Ghana, Powers of Attorney are governed by the Power of Attorney Act 1998, Act 549.

Unwanted Facebook Pictures: Has My Privacy Been Invaded?

  By HG.org
The digital world of the electronic age is rife with invasions of privacy, identity theft and various instances of crime. There are many...

The Legal Way for a Non-resident to Pay in Currency Buying Property in Ukraine

More and more foreigners are considering a possibility to buy property in Ukraine, particularly in large and popular among foreigners cities...

Is Denying Medical Treatment to Minors Legal in New Jersey?

Legally, minors are incompetent and lack the necessary experience on matters such as their education and medical care. It is, therefore, the...

Private Investigators Find Scams on Valentine’s Day

  By HG.org
Private investigators can help look into possible scams to help prevent a person from losing time, money and frustration. Many scams occur...

When Do Police Have To Read You Your Rights?

Incriminating statements collected during a "conversation" be used against you if you haven't been read your Miranda rights? The United States...

Criminal Background Checks from a Private Investigator

  By HG.org
Today, there are many ways that a person can infiltrate the life of another and cause him or her harm. Romantic partners may lie about their...

Competition Law: Mandatory Information in Real Estate Advertising

Anyone who publishes real estate adverts without the requisite information relating to the energy performance certificate is in breach of...

CJEU to Rule on Holiday Entitlement Following Employee’s Death - Germany

Whether an employee’s holiday entitlement continues to exist after his death is still disputed. The Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s...

Video Recording on Private Property in California

Over the years, clients have inquired about the legality of installing video cameras on their privately owned commercial real estate or business...

Exceptional Notice of Dismissal for Working Hours Fraud in Germany

Fraud relating to one’s working hours may constitute good cause justifying exceptional notice of dismissal. Having said that, a ruling of the...

Understanding the Laws on Underage Drinking in California

Consumption of alcohol below the age of 21 is a criminal offense. Ensure that you are not breaking any of these other laws regarding underage...

European Commission Proposal Strengthens Privacy Rules for Electronic Communications

Following a leak in early December, the European Commission has officially published the finalised proposed new legislation which aims to...

Litigating Georgia Implied Consent Law Motions to Obtain Exclusion of Breath Test Evidence

Georgia implied consent law is outdated, flawed and incomplete. A Georgia DUI Lawyer must know how to challenge the admissibility of implied...

Labour Leasing: Changes to Temporary Employment in Germany

The legal provisions pertaining to labour leasing, also referred to as temporary employment or subcontracted work, are being shaken up.

Acquring Ghanaian Citizenship

Citizenship in Ghana is a question of law and is governed by the Citizenship Act, 2000.

Bogus Applicants Cannot Invoke Anti-discrimination Legislation in the EU

Bogus applicants who do not actually intend to take up a post cannot subsequently invoke anti-discrimination legislation. This comes from a...

Oath before the Saudi Courts

Two types of oaths include the Strict Oath and the Completing Oath.

Leaked E-Privacy Draft: What to Expect in Malta & the EU

Following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, the European Commission has been working on reforming the E-Privacy...

You Don’t Have the Right to Run a Background Check without My Permission

  By HG.org
It is not uncommon for employers to request to run a background check on a person before extending an employment offer. However, complications...

Is Double Jeopardy Implicated when a Court Increases a Sentence Multiple Times?

  By HG.org
When a person has been convicted for one crime, he or she cannot be convicted of the same crime again. This means he or she is not subject to...

Divorce in Jordan

Filing divorce case in Jordan need a legal procedure, and at the end the woman will have a divorce and shall get her financial rights.

Changes in the Registration Procedure Concerning Notarization in Ukraine

In the course of the reform in the state registration system at 6 October 2016 was adopted the Law of Ukraine «On the Amendments to Certain...

Resisting Arrest during a Protest

  By HG.org
While the rights to assemble and to have free speech are provided under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, a person can...

Prisoners’ Rights

  By HG.org
Many people recognize that when they are incarcerated that they lose many rights, including the right to privacy, the right to assemble and the...

Ten Steps to Take if You’ve Been the Victim of Identity Theft

Identity theft is running rampant in our country. If you are the victim of identity theft, there are some important steps to take to ensure that...

What Can I Do If My Criminal Defense Lawyer Is Not Satisfying Me?

  By HG.org
Many instances arise where a criminal defense lawyer is not a good fit with the defendant. While this may not be a common occurrence, it is an...

Station House Detention Laws

  By HG.org
Station house detention places are those that hold specific suspects in police stations so that they may be questioned and interviewed through...

Getting Money Back After Police Seizure

  By HG.org
In many instances of an arrest, law enforcement officers seize property, money and possessions. It is often difficult and time-consuming to...

When Using a Taser Is Excessive Force

  By HG.org
Excessive force is a violation of the United States Constitution. Some states may label the use of a taser stun gun when injuring a person as...

Act of Production Doctrine

  By HG.org
Documents are the foundation of tax cases where crimes are suspected. Subpoenas are often issued that demand extensive documentation to back up...

Manufacturers of Self-Driving May Be Protected from Lawsuits

Self-driving cars will undoubtedly become a widely-acceptable new technology in the near future. But, as with any new technology, mistakes can...

“Unverzüglich” Is an Acceptable Deadline for Taking Remedial Action for Defective Products in Germany

If a purchased item is defective, the buyer can demand that subsequent remedial action be taken. According to a recent ruling of the...

Inheritance Tax Reform in Germany: Bundesrat Blocks Bill

The inheritance tax reforms have still yet to be finalized. With the Bundesrat, the upper house of the German parliament, having blocked the...

13 Mistakes that Can Hurt Your Car Accident Case and the Compensation You're Entitled To

Car accident cases involving personal injury can be stressful, tedious, and confusing. They are not to be handled alone. A highly-experienced...

What the Confrontation Clause Means Today

  By HG.org
The Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution gives a defendant the right to confront his or her accuser....


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