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Measure Nullifying Local Ordinances Regulating Cell Phone Usage while Driving to Be Considered in Texas

  July 19, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
During the regular session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers passed a state-wide ban on texting while driving. Now Gov. Gregg Abbott would...

Texas Voter Information for the Public and Private Sectors

  July 17, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Since the founding of the republic, state governments have dutifully interpreted federal laws in ways that have best suited their...

Protecting the Elderly in Texas

  July 17, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
A state's elderly residents are among their most vulnerable residents. Recent Texas legislative issues/news announces a new state law scheduled...

Telemedicine Reform Bill Passed in Texas

  July 14, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
One of the bills that the Texas Legislature passed in the last regular session legalized the practice of telemedicine.

Trucking Regulation Update

  July 7, 2017     By McCann & Wall, LLC
Updates on 2017 trucking regulations were recently presented at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Conference in Cincinnati. The...

Unlawful Building in Italy

  June 21, 2017     By Arnone & Sicomo
Unlawful building in Italy occurs whenever an urban intervention without the required license is undertaken. It constitutes an infringement both...

How Federal Debts May Affect Your SSD Paycheck

  June 12, 2017     By Herren Law
Now that you’ve gone through the Social Security disability process and started receiving your monthly benefits, you are free to use the money...

Texas Legislation: "Knife Reform" Passed

  June 9, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
When the right to keep and bear arms is debated, the attention is usually focused on firearms. However, a growing “knife reform” movement is...

Apostille and the Hague Convention

  June 8, 2017     By Erdem Topak Law Office
The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (“Hague Convention”) is an international treaty,...

Is There Such a Thing as a Federal Defamation Claim?

  May 26, 2017     By HG.org
Defamation cases are often either clearly obvious or difficult to determine. There are a number of elements that must be proven in court for a...

Legal Mechanism of Extradition of Corruption Criminals

  May 24, 2017     By Noshadha Law Firm
To create a legal mechanism of criminals’ extradition, first of all, we need to know some definitions as corruption, criminals and offender to...

Overview of the New Taxation Regime to Be Implemented in the UAE

  May 24, 2017     By Motei & Associates, Attorneys at Law
It has been estimated that the introduction of a value-added tax (VAT) in the UAE will generate Dh12 billion of additional revenues.

Getting the Government on Your Side as a Whistleblower

  May 23, 2017     By Louthian Law Firm, P.A.
A whistleblower is a person who brings to light information that uncovers fraud, criminal activity or other wrongdoing. Whistleblower claims are...

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Funding Problem

  May 23, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
In theory, as well as in public support, Texas Parks and Wildlife funding is essential. The funds are garnered through a sporting good sales tax...

Will Your Bill Survive Doomsday in the Texas Legislture?

  May 18, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
As the Texas Legislature enters the end of its session, some bills sit undisturbed, and could very well remain that way for all eternity....

How to Establish a Connection between Your Military Service and Your Disability

  May 15, 2017     By Herren Law
Filing a claim with the Veterans Affairs (VA) for disability compensation for an illness or disability that resulted from your military service?...

An Introduction to the Davis-Bacon Act

  May 9, 2017     By Cobb Law Group
Contractors working on Federal Projects typically must meet minimum wage requirements. Sometimes, the prevailing wages on Federal projects are...

FTC’s Role in Promulgating Laws about Digital Marketing

  May 1, 2017     By HG.org
Digital marketing and an online presence are utilized by many companies to take advantage of the growing need for the internet connection to an...

Specific Business Tax in Thailand

  April 28, 2017     By Siam Legal International
Specific Business Tax (SBT), under the Revenue Code of Thailand, is one type of tax applicable to operators of real estate businesses.

Ban on Bars Along Highways – No Disparity with Government Policy in India

The Supreme Court (SC) declared a ban on liquor outlets at a distance of 500 m. from state and national highways. This step taken by the SC met...

Property Damage Due to a Fire after a Power Surge after the Utility Serviced the Lines – Are They Liable?

  By HG.org
Power surges are not uncommon instances where severe damage is possible in the extreme and minor loss of hardware in the least vicious...

What Does the Constitution say about the Prolonged Absence of the President?

  By HG.org
Some situations arise where the prolonged absence of the president of a country may lead to difficulties in a vice president or other official...

What Is an OIG Investigation? How Much Trouble Am I In?

  By HG.org
The Office of Inspector General investigations deal with various instances of fraud, waste, abuses situations and misconduct in regards to...

Administration Law Changes in Hungary

The new Administrative Court Procedural Act has been published in the Official Hungarian Gazette on 1 March 2017 after resolving certain...

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.

Improve Your VA Disability Claim

  By Herren Law
When you or a loved one joined the military, you, like thousands of other veterans, dedicated everything to your service, giving the Army, Navy,...

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...

Offshore Web Hosting for an Online Business

Privacy, security, and freedom of speech and expression are reasons many businesses give for choosing offshore website hosting. The physical...

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...

When Is the Government Responsible When a Government Vehicle Is Involved in an Accident?

  By HG.org
Car accidents with governmental vehicles are not common throughout the United States, but these incidents may occur with greater frequency in...

85th Texas Legislature Considers Measures to Protect Elders from Financial Exploitation

The Texas Banker's Association recently prepared their legislative agenda for the new session, and at the top of the list was work on...

Bringing a Lawsuit Against the Police for Brutality

  By HG.org
The injuries suffered by victims of police brutality may be extensive and require several medical procedures that are expensive and may not be...

Import Violations: What You Need to Know about 19 USC § 1592

In 2016, Customs and Border Protection (“CBP” or “Customs”) processed $2.28 trillion in imports, levying 13 monetary penalties totaling over...

Special Marriage Registration- Bangladeshi and Foreigner

Bangladesh Government has made provision of registration of Marriage between Bangladeshi and Foreigner and also between Foreigners under The...

The Right License: Performing Home Improvement Work in Suffolk County,NY

Most contractors know, or should know, that if they are performing "home improvement" work within Suffolk County then they must have a home...

FDA Warns About Defibrillators

Tragically, two people recently lost their lives after the batteries in their implanted heart defibrillators failed to function properly.

OPM Disability Retirement Applications: The Veteran and the Medical Condition

An article about what U.S. Veterans in Civil Service jobs should know before applying for Federal Employee Disability Retirement benefits under...

How to Handle Natural Disaster Insurance Claims

Need to file a natural disaster insurance claim? Get all the information you need for a successful claim from our 15-step process.

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...

Acquring Ghanaian Citizenship

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

Constitutional Litigation in Kenya

The constitution is a living document and cannot exist in a vacuum; individuals either as appointing officers or as ordinary citizens have a...

Non-Compete Agreements

It is the fear of almost all employers – a key employee quits and begins to work for one of your competitors. Concerns rise, and the employer...

Argentina Passed The Public-Private Participation Law (PPP)

The Argentine Congress has recently passed the Public-Private Participation Law (the “Law”).

Adopting a Child from Bangladesh

While Bangladesh does not legally recognize adoption and is not a party to the Hague Convention, the law allows its citizens (at least one...

Could 2017 Be the Year of Larger NAFTA Payloads?

For Texans, the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are not only visible in an invigorated economy but also in the...

The Latest Milestone in U.S. / Cuba Relations: Commercial Flights

The United States and Cuba marked another historic milestone recently when JetBlue Flight 387 sojourned from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Abel...

Mexico Moves Forward with New Anti-Corruption Act

Corruption is a significant risk for companies doing business in Mexico: bribery is widespread, and business registration processes, including...

The Coastal Land Legacy Initiative in Texas

The Texas Agricultural Land Trust has a new program to conserve Texas agricultural working lands, The Coastal Land Legacy Initiative.

Infrastructure Development in Texas Maritime Ports: Funding Challenges

The Texas Maritime Port System is an engine that is fueling both local and national economies.

Corporations in Panama

Panama has a Corporations Act, which facilitates business and investment, so it is recommended to entrepreneurs take advantage offered by this...

Non-payment of a Fine Can Lead to the Prohibition of the Entrance to Armenia

If a foreigner commits an offense by a vehicle not registered in the area of RA. Have you committed an offense by a vehicle not registered in...

Are Pennsylvania Judges and Court Administrators Required to Provide Interpreters?

The number of United States residents who are deemed to be Limited English Proficient (LEP) has substantially increased in the recent decades. A...

Violation of Probation

Probation In Colorado In the state of Colorado, after a defendant pleads guilty or is found guilty of an offense, they are often placed on...

California's Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement

If you are selling or leasing your home, you must comply with the Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Law. That law requires that sellers provide...

Up in the Air: The Future of TASER Usage in the Fourth Circuit

What should law enforcement officers do if faced with a “non-criminal” mentally ill man being seized for his own protection, [who is] seated on...

U.S. Customs Audits 101

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP” or “Customs”) determines the import compliance levels of importers through audits. Simultaneously,...

End-to-End Encryption and a New Understanding of Technology and Software Export Controls

On June 3, 2016, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) and the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade...

Illegal Price-Fixing Agreements For Beer: Bundeskartellamt Imposes High Fines in Germany

The Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, has imposed fines totalling 242 million euros due to illegal price-fixing agreements...

Deemed Exports and Reexports under the Harmonization Rules

One objective of the Export Control Reform Initiative is to harmonize the definitions of terms or concepts that appear in both the International...

Export Compliance Programs

Compliance with the U.S. export control regulations is a significant issue for companies and their legal and compliance teams.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: New North Carolina Law Regarding Body and Dash Cam Footage

In North Carolina, footage from a law enforcement officer’s body or dashboard cameras is not considered a public record or personnel record...

The Problem of Disabled Prisoners

On July 26 the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 26 years old. This civil rights act not only barred discrimination against those with...

Fighting Fraud and Corruption: The DOJs New FCPA Pilot Program

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced its creation of a new pilot program designed to encourage companies to voluntarily...

The Fundamental Reform of the Judicial System of Ukraine

The new Ukrainian law simplifies procedures on access to justice, provides fundamental reform of the judicial system of Ukraine pursuant to...

The Customs Reauthorization Bill: The Most Immediate and Practical Impacts

Initially introduced in April 2015, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (the Act), also known as the Customs Reauthorization Bill,...

(Not Quite) Open for Business: Recent Changes to Cuba and Iran Policy Tease New Opportunities

The United States government has maintained for some time a strict economic sanctions regime targeting Iran and a comprehensive embargo...

Trade Through a Single Window

On February 19, 2014 President Obama signed executive order 13659. This executive order titled “Streamlining the Export/Import Process for...

Why You Should Consider a Lobbyist

While often criticized, lobbying is constitutionally protected as free speech (although it comes with a price tag!) and occurs at every level of...

Legislation Imposed on E-Cigarettes

On May 5, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) passed legislation imposing rules on e-cigarettes after nearly ten years of the product...

How to Stop Your Georgia Drivers' License from Getting Suspended - DUI Refusal

Arrested for DUI? Is your license suspended? Your suspended license MUST be appealed. Georgia requires any Georgia DDS appeal to be filed within...

Injuries Involving the Government

  By HG.org
Many injuries occur between private citizens. Some cases involve businesses. These cases tend to be more straight-forward than cases in which...

Gun Laws in Colorado

The Denver Post recently reported that applications for concealed carry permits have skyrocketed in Colorado this year. Some say this is a...

EU Referendum: The Votes Are In, What Now?

It’s been a whole full working day and a weekend since the UK (well, just over half of those who turned out to vote) decided the UK should leave...

Bystanders Injured in Police Pursuits

  By HG.org
When police suspect criminal activity is afoot, a police pursuit may give rise. While the law enforcement officer is attempting to capture a...

New Indiana Law Makes it Illegal to Leave a Crashed Vehicle in the Road

House Bill No. 1048 will add a section to the Indiana Code that makes it illegal for vehicles involved in an accident to remain on the road. As...

Plan Bay Area: An Evaluation by California Land Use Lawyers

California land use lawyers have filed suit against the Association of Bay Area Governments in an effort to preserve Californians'...

Florida “Murderabilia” and “Son of Sam” Laws

It is the times really, crime fascinates our society, and the morbid curiosity for all things crime can be nauseating at extreme levels. The...

It's Time to Prepare for the Legislative Off-Season

It's nearly half-way through the 2016 legislative interim and we’re right around the corner from the 2017 legislative session. For many, this is...

New Rules at Bay: The New Public Procurement Contracts Law and Questions of Enforceability in the EU

The new 4281/2014 law which was published on August 8th 2014, already discussed in some of our previous articles, has not yet been applied due...

"Parole In Place" for Family Members of U.S. Military Service Members and Former U.S. Military Service Members

The Attorney General has limited discretionary authority to grant parole to an alien who is in the United States without an immigration status....

Federal Regulations for Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars are one of the latest technological advances in the automobile industry. According to certain automobile companies,...

Increased Enforcement of Defense Export Control in Israel - First Criminal Trial Ruling

The intent behind the Defense Export Control law, 2007 ("the law"), and the various regulations and orders enacted thereunder, is to regulate...

Firework Laws in Fort Worth - What's Illegal?

Every year around the Fourth of July and New Year's, we get tons of questions about firework laws in Fort Worth. Given the hazard of fireworks,...

Spoliation in Georgia

The changes made by the Georgia Supreme Court in June of 2015 in regards to spoliation in the State of Georgia.

Illinois House Votes to Eliminate Red Light Cameras, But Not in Chicago

On April 22, the Illinois House passed a measure that would eliminate red light cameras in about 35 communities, but not in Chicago.

Invalid Clauses in Riester Retirement Plans – Unravelling Pension Schemes and Life Insurance Policies in Germany

Clauses in Riester retirement plans (government-subsidized private pension schemes) dealing with surplus sharing have been declared ineffective...

VA Disability Benefits

  By HG.org
Veterans, servicemembers and survivors may be eligible to receive VA disability benefits if certain circumstances arise.

New Guidelines on Contempt by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh

Contempt of Court is a serious offense. A person can be said to be in contempt for being disobedient to or disrespectful towards any Court of...

Apple vs. The FBI

Last month a federal magistrate judge in California ordered Apple to bypass the security protocols on an iPhone 5 that belonged to one of the...

The Consular and Diplomatic Protection: The State’s Law and the Supranational Legal Orders

The consular and diplomatic protection's public law studied the interaction between the State’s law and the supranational legal orders

Change in Smoking Law in Romania

In the 1930’s smoking was seen as the “in” thing to do. Social and economic pressure was such that no-one knew or cared about the consequences...

ESCO Act – New Opportunities for Ukraine

Low level of energy efficiency is long and justified considered to be the number one problem of the Ukrainian economy. Therefore, the...

The Defense Base Act: A Brief History and Explanation of the Administration of Benefits

The Defense Base Act is a federal workers' compensation program, which provides medical and wage-replacement benefits to military contractors...

The Zone of Special Danger Doctrine and the Defense Base Act

The Zone of Special Danger Doctrine has been the subject of numerous lawsuits under the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and the...

Public-Private Partnership: Ukraine and International Experience

Topical today remains an interest in public-private partnerships. In a broad sense, public-private partnership is seen as the interaction of...

Regulating Foreign NGOs in China – Draft Foreign NGO Law

Very fast growing number of foreign non-governmental organizations (“NGO”) operate in China. However, the laws regulating them are few, vague...

Doing Business in Cote d’Ivoire: New Steps for a More Attractive Business Climate

On regional level, Cote d’Ivoire belongs to three major regional entities: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), The...

Doing Business in Cameroon: Key Issues to Be Aware Of

Cameroon is described as the largest economy of Central Africa because of its demographics (20 million), with an area of 475,442 km², and a...

Use of E-mails as Evidence in Ukrainian Courts

Ukrainian legislation does not establish a clear field of application and the use of electronic documents and e-mails in the business and common...

Proposed Changes to Trucking Industry Standards

Despite concerns from the Department of Transportation, police and a large number of respondents in a recent poll on truck safety, Congress is...


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