Litigation Law Articles

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The Digital Death Knell of Court Reporting

  February 11, 2016     By Levine-Piro Law, PC
Technology has changed the world for the general populace, and now it has threatened to change the landscape of legal practice.

Independent Contractor or Employee – A Question for San Diego Employers

  February 9, 2016     By Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
A recent Supreme Court decision has changed the way the IRS and California tax agencies and the Division of Labor Standards, or Labor Commissioner view the classification of independent contractors. California believes miisclassification of employees as independent contractors has cost California more than $7 billion in payroll tax revenue.

Avoiding Ownership Disputes

  February 5, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
Many clients contact business litigation attorneys when it is too late to avoid a dispute. When that happens, the costs and stress of litigation can mount. Here are some relatively simple and cost-effective measures to help you avoid an ownership dispute down the road.

Dispute Resolution Recent Trends: Closer Look at Participatory Procedure in Kazakhstan

  February 8, 2016     By Signum Law Firm
On 1 January 2016, Kazakhstan introduced an innovation – the participatory procedure for dispute settlement. In this review, we take a closer look at this procedure and its features.

Insurance Litigation in Saudi Arabia

  February 11, 2016     By Hazim AL-Madani Law Firm
Insurance Litigation will be dealt with Insurance Dispute Committee and Appeal Committee.

Law Terms: What Is Negligence?

  February 1, 2016     By Crosley Law Firm, PC
Negligence is the failure on the part of an individual or group to act in a fashion that would reasonably prevent injury being inflicted on any other individual or group.

Wearable Technology and Personal Injury Cases: Evidence and Ethics

  February 4, 2016     By Crosley Law Firm, PC
Wearable technology has gone from calculator watch to Apple Watch in the last few decades. Now we can tweet from our T-shirts, view the world through Google Glass, and keep track of our health and habits second by second with a Fitbit – and these wearable tech trends are only predicted to continue growing and advancing.

Lawsuits Pending after Volkswagen Officials Cheat EPA Emissions Tests

  February 1, 2016     By Crosley Law Firm, PC
For years, the American public has bought Volkswagens in large part due to their excellent fuel efficiency, low emissions, and environmental friendliness. Unfortunately, not only do these vehicles emit higher amounts of pollutants, but they actually expel volumes of nitrogen oxides more than 40 times greater than allowable limits in the United States.

Executing Foreign Judgments Inside Saudi Arabia

  January 30, 2016     By Hazim AL-Madani Law Firm
Over the last two decades, the globe has experienced exceptional growth in world trade. This growth is due in part to regulations and oversight in the international the business sector, resulting in reduced risk in the world’s free market economies. The WTO and GATT’s rules and regulations have been a contributing factor in increasing global trade as well.

The Do's and Don’ts of Independent Medical Examinations (IME) in Canada

  January 31, 2016     By Van Dyke Law Office
If you have been injured and advance an insurance claim, there is a good chance that your insurer will ask you to attend a medical examination with a doctor or specialist of their choosing. These exams are known as IMEs (Independent Medical Examinations).

General Damages for Pain and Suffering: What is the Maximum You Can be Awarded in Canada?

  January 31, 2016     By Van Dyke Law Office
If you are badly injured, you may wish to file a lawsuit with the goal of getting financial compensation for your pain, suffering and other expenses you now have as a result of your injury.

Current Patent Structure in India: A Boon or Bane for the Pharmaceutical Sector

  January 31, 2016     By Agnihotri & Jha Associates
A detailed analysis on cases that outlines the importance of compulsory license in India and clear the myths surrounding it.

Nerve Damage Lawsuits Filed against Makers of Levaquin and Other FQ Antibiotic Drugs

  February 1, 2016     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
The FDA has warned that patients taking antibiotic drugs known as fluoroquinolones (or FQ antibiotics) may be at risk of developing a serious type of nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy. Patients taking FQ antibiotics such as Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox, Noroxin, Floxin, and Factive may be at risk of developing serious and potentially permanent nerve damage in the extremities.

Ukraine vs Russia - The Beginning of Legal Wars

  January 28, 2016     By Kydalov & Partners
The legal war of Ukraine against Russia was announced in 2014 but in the second half of 2015 took the unwrapped and massive character. On October 21, 2015, Ukraine sent the claim to the World Trade Organization against the Russian Federation, which put forward the issue for the imposition of Russian limitations on the supply of rail cars, switch equipment for railways and other products in the industry, because of which revenues of Ukrainian companies have fallen to 96%. What should we wait?

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

  January 26, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
Introduction: When People You Have a Right to Trust Cheat You Ours is a world of contractual relationships, written and oral. We hire people to help us, and we hire people to act on our behalf. We enter into business associations, like becoming partners and shareholders of partnerships and corporations.

Failure to Warn in Product Liability Cases

  January 25, 2016     By Grungo Colarulo
When a consumer uses a product that causes them harm or injury, the manufacturer, retailer or distributor of that product can be held liable if they failed to warn the consumer of the potential for injury.

Former EPA Official: VW Plea Of Ignorance Over Dieselgate Emissions Scandal "Doesn't Pass The Laugh Test"

  January 21, 2016     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
A former EPA official says that Volkswagen’s claims that executives at the company were unaware of the emissions cheating that led to the Dieselgate scandal “just doesn’t pass the laugh test”. Volkswagen recalled 11 million VW and Audi diesel-powered vehicles worldwide after admitting that it had installed a "defeat device" that hid the high emissions levels of these vehicles from regulators.

Lawsuit Claims Popular Hair Care Product Causes Hair Loss

  January 18, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
More than 200 consumers across 40 states have joined together to file a class action lawsuit against the maker of a popular hair care brand. They are claiming WEN Hair Care products caused them to suffer extreme hair loss and damage to their scalps.

How to Enforce an EU Judgement within the European Union

  January 15, 2016     By Mariscal Abogados
Council Regulation No. 44/2001 contains the rules applicable to enforce a civil or commercial judgement in another European member state. However, Spain, with no bilateral agreements, follows the Hague Convention.

Execution of Decisions of Non-Resident Individuals and Legal Entities in the Ukraine

  January 14, 2016     By Kydalov & Partners
What can non-residents (individuals and legal entities), who have received judgments in their jurisdictions, and such decisions should be enforced in the territory of Ukraine, do?

Six Key Matters About the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance

  January 15, 2016     By Angela Wang & Co.
Six key matters about the Hong Kong Competition Ordinance.

Fraud Claims in Business Contract Disputes

  January 13, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
Few things are more important to a business, small or large, than its contracts. Business law, to a large extent, IS contract law. But in business litigation, when parties are often fighting over failed contracts, contract law has a handmaiden, and her name is “Fraud”. Experienced business litigation lawyers know that, when suing for compensation for breach of contract, the addition of fraud claims can make their client’s case much stronger. The following fact scenario will help illustrate:

FLSA: Bonuses and Calculating Overtime Pay

  January 14, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
There are many nuances in the FLSA on which many employers are not well versed, violations of which can lead to very significant penalties. This articles speaks specifically to the FLSA: Bonuses and Calculating Overtime Pay to help employers avoid such penalties.

Filing a Lawsuit to Secure a Prompt & Enforceable Settlement

  January 11, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
While it’s true that litigation can be an extremely expensive means of dispute resolution, and that prompt, voluntary settlements are almost always preferable to extended litigation, it is also true, paradoxically, that filing a lawsuit can be the best way to settle a dispute promptly and effectively. This is so for two reasons.

How to Reduce Your Litigation Costs

  January 10, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
It is never a happy circumstance when a business gets involved in a lawsuit. As most business owners know, even when they have a strong case, litigation will likely be expensive, time-consuming, stressful and uncertain. But it is important to understand that by creating and preserving evidence for your business litigation attorney, you can greatly improve your chances of success and reduce your litigation costs.

Owners of VW, Audi, Porsche "TDI Clean Diesel" Models May Qualify to File a Lawsuit over Emissions Fraud

  January 8, 2016     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
Volkswagen admitted it fraudulently misled consumers about the emissions of its "TDI Clean Diesel" models through a defeat device that made the cars appear to emit lower levels of greenhouse gases than they actually did. Volkswagen recalled 11 million Volkswagen and Audi models in connection with the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal. Hundreds of VW, Audi, and Porsche diesel owners have filed lawsuits against the German automaker over the company's lies and the lost value of their vehicles.

Commercial Contracts in the UK: Damages Where There are Concurrent Causes of Action

  January 6, 2016     By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
What is the correct approach to calculating damages where a breach of contract claim is accompanied by a claim for negligence?

Georgia's Registration Process for Out-of-State Contractors

  January 6, 2016     By Cobb Law Group
It is common for a contractor in one state to participate on a project in another state. Unfortunately, each state has its own rules and regulations for letting out-of-state contractors work within its borders. For those contractors and subcontractors who are bidding on or working on Georgia projects, there are registration requirements with the Georgia Department of Revenue. This article provides useful information to construction professionals seeking working in Georgia.

What a Child Won’t Tell: Recognizing the Signs of Sex Abuse in Children

  January 5, 2016     By Ostroff Injury Law
Each year, U.S. police departments receive as many as 80,000 reports of sexual abuse against children. However, the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry reports that this number is an underestimate. Many children who are abused are afraid to tell anyone what has happened.

Derivative Claims in the Cayman Islands

  January 11, 2016     By Loeb Smith
What is a derivative action? A derivative action is one commenced by one or more minority shareholders on behalf of a company of which they are member in respect of loss or damage which that company has suffered. Such a claim can only be brought in certain circumstances and amounts to an exception to the rule that a company, as a separate legal person, should sue and be sued in its own name (often referred to as the rule in Foss v Harbottle (1843), 2 Hare 461; 67 E.R 189).

Patent Linkage System and Its Relevance for Generic Drugs Registration in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

  December 21, 2015     By Legalmax Law firm
Issues related to the protection of the rights of brand-name drug patent holders in connection with generic drugs registration by other manufacturers.

What Is a Contingency Fee?

  December 17, 2015     By HG.org
A contingency is a designated amount of money that a client agrees to pay a lawyer conditioned – or contingent on – the lawyer providing a favorable outcome of the case. If the lawyer wins a lawsuit or is provided with a settlement, the lawyer receives the agreed upon fee from this award. Special rules may apply when a contingency fee agreement can be entered into and what it involves.

VW Scandal and D&O Liability

  December 23, 2015     By GRP Rainer LLP
Manipulated emissions test data, irregularities in CO2 emissions: The VW scandal raises a number of questions. In particular, questions regarding accountability and management liability (D&O liability).

UK Commercial Contracts: When Will Penalty Clauses Be Enforceable?

  December 16, 2015     By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
Businesses with commercial contracts imposing pre-determined financial or other penalties in the event of a breach may find they are unenforceable, following landmark rulings in two similar cases.

When Dogs Attack in Thailand: Torts, Crimes, and Property

  December 15, 2015     By Virasin & Partners
When someone takes possession of an animal, that person can become legally liable for torts caused by the animal. And while most pet owners treat their cats or dogs like their children, in the eyes of the law, they are only property.

Volkswagen’s “Customer Goodwill Package” Is Poor At Best

  December 14, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Volkswagen owners who have been victims of the diesel engine scandal are giving the option of a Customer Goodwill Package that is questionable.

Midnight Arbitration Clause v. 8:00 a.m. Clause in Dubai

  December 6, 2015     By Motei & Associates, Attorneys at Law
In the past, contractual dispute resolution provisions were commonly known as ‘midnight’ clauses because commercial lawyers only come to discuss them in the closing stages of contract negotiations. Nowadays, taking into account the complications which may arise from badly drafted arbitration clause, they are better referred to as the 8 o’clock in the morning clauses.

What Is a Constructive Trust?

  November 28, 2015     By HG.org
A trust is a mechanism in which one person can transfer ownership of certain properties during his or her life of after death. A trust is subject to the provisions an instructions in the trust document. However, some trust are formed based on the conduct of the parties and their intentions as opposed to the official wording of a trust document. Constructive trust are formed as a remedy to prevent unfair results.

Disputes Between a California General Contractor and a Subcontractor

  November 30, 2015     By Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
The nature of the relationship between a California general contractor and a subcontractor is legally quite complex. The general contractor awards a sub-contract based upon a bid, or extensive experience with a particular subcontractor. It is not unusual for work to begin on a jobsite under a subcontract prior to any physical agreement being drafted or signed.

Commercial Contracts in the Bahamas: The Relevance of the Parties’ Bargaining Power

  November 25, 2015     By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
Does an imbalance of bargaining power between two commercial parties effect the potential enforceability of the contract? Yes, the Court of Appeal in the UK has said, with major implications for commercial organisations in The Bahamas.

Use of E-mails as Evidence in Ukrainian Courts

  November 23, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
Ukrainian legislation does not establish a clear field of application and the use of electronic documents and e-mails in the business and common activities. Even professional lawyers do not have a clear answer for this question, because of that judges in court consider use of electronic communications (e-mail) as evidence arbitrarily. What do Laws of Ukraine say about electronic documents and e-mails?

HIV and STD Liability

  November 20, 2015     By Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell, III
Given the most recent very public admission by Charlie Sheen, it might be helpful to explain the legal ramifications. HIV is an STD (a Sexually Transmitted Disease). Herpes, Gonorrhea, HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), Syphilis, and Hepatitis are also all STDs. In California, and in many other states, it is a crime to willfully infect another person with an STD.

Commercial Contracts: Interpreting Indemnity Clauses - Grand Bahama

  November 27, 2015     By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
Indemnity clauses are commonly incorporated in commercial contracts, and the courts’ approach in interpreting them provides useful clarity for businesses and lawyers. The commercial lawyers at top Bahamas law firm ParrisWhittaker are highly experienced in advising business organisations on commercial contract issues including how terms are to be interpreted.

Model Rules for Post Employment Non-Compete Clause in Taiwan

  November 19, 2015     By Brain Trust International Law Firm
Taiwanese Ministry of Labor published model rules for Labor Relationship on October 5th, 2015. When an employer would like to protect the business interests and an employee would like to know his/her rights after an employment contract is terminated, this article explains the new model rules which both the employers and the employees should pay attention to.

Commercial Contracts: The Duty of Good Faith

  November 17, 2015     By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
The duty of good faith in commercial contracts is limited and must accord with business common sense, the courts have ruled.

UK Shareholder Litigation Claim for Unfair Prejudice

  November 15, 2015     By Summerfield Browne Solicitors
The rights of shareholders are not limited to rights in a shareholders agreement. Shareholders also have statutory rights including rights as a consequence of suffering unfair prejudice. In such instances a shareholder can bring a litigation petition.

UK Litigation Settlement Agreement and Release

It is important to consider settling a Litigation claim at any stage in the proceedings. Litigation claims can be settled using a Settlement Agreement and you need to determine what terms should be included in the agreement.

What Can I Do If Someone Is Lying to the Court?

  By HG.org
Witnesses including parties to the case provide testimony to the court that the judge and jury consider. When witnesses testify to the court, they do so under oath. They also do so under the risk of facing criminal charges if they lie to the court. There are steps that another person can take whether a party or an observer to inform the court of lies.

Compensation for Grief in Pennsylvania

When an individual dies due to the negligence or wrongful act of another person or a group of people, certain family members of the deceased can recover damages in Pennsylvania courts.

Determining Liability in a Truck Accident

The process of determining liability following a truck accident can be much more complicated than in other accident cases.

Proving Liability

Proving your case when it comes to negligence in a defective product can be a tough task.

How Far Is Too Far – Issues in the Law on Harassment in Hong Kong

On 3 June 2015, the development of the tort of harassment in Hong Kong took another turn when the High Court in Lin Man Yuan v Kin Ming Holdings International Ltd and Anor recognized that there is such an action for harassment in Hong Kong.

UK Litigation Claim – Pre-action Protocol

In the UK prior to issuing a Litigation claim you should follow the relevant Pre-action Protocol. If you issue Litigation proceedings without following the Protocol then your Claim may be suspended pending compliance and/ or there could be an adverse Costs Order.

Volkswagen and Audi ‘Clean Diesel’ Owners See Decline in Vehicle Value Following VW Emissions Recall Scandal

Used sale prices for Volkswagen and Audi "TDI Clean Diesel" models have fallen sharply in the wake of VW's admission that it lied to consumers about the performance and emissions levels of these vehicles. Volkswagen announced that it would recall about 11 million VW and Audi diesel vehicles following the disclosure that the German automaker had installed a "defeat device" on these models in order to hide their high pollution levels.

Managers, Did You Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?

Providing community association management services to community associations is highly competitive.

I’m Being Sued for Posting a Bad Review on the Internet

  By HG.org
In today’s technological world, it is much easier for a client or customer to leave negative feedback about a business after having a bad experience with them. While a lawsuit may be filed by the business to retaliate, the legal grounds for such a claim may not be met depending on the circumstances of the case.

How a Doctor Can Make or Break a Personal Injury Case

  By HG.org
The injuries that a person suffers in a personal injury case are personal by nature. Two individuals who are involved in the same accident and even in the same vehicle may suffer extremely different injuries. Each individual may suffer injuries of a different nature and heal at a different rate. Having a doctor be able to testify about the victim’s injuries and having solid records can help make a personal injury case while not having these aspects of the case can break it.

Volkswagen To Recall 500K VW, Audi Cars in U.S. Over 'Dieselgate' Emissions Scandal After Allegations of Fraud

Volkswagen will recall 11 million VW and Audi "TDI Clean Diesel" vehicles worldwide - including 500,000 in the U.S. - after admitting that it had equipped these vehicles with a "defeat device" that was designed to conceal their high pollution levels. Volkswagen is facing thousands of lawsuits from diesel-powered vehicles owners whose cars have been implicated in the recall.

How to Sue for Damages Resulting from Perjury

  By HG.org
Many people have experienced this situation: in a hotly contested legal dispute, a witness lies on the stand to help out the other side. As a litigant, this can be one of the most frustrating experiences imaginable, and can literally destroy an otherwise solid case. So, is there any legal recourse against the witness that commits the perjury?

The Future of Alternative Types of Dispute Resolution in Ukraine

Do you want to decide all dispute resolutions with your opponent without the court hearing? Do you want to find a solution and work with this Company in future?

How to Modify a Child Custody Agreement in Texas

Sometimes, a situation may arise that calls for parents to modify a custody agreement. However, making modifications to your child custody agreement is not an easy task. If you are the parent seeking the change, you will have to provide the court with substantial proof to support your request. A child custody order is attested by the court, and therefore, isn't easy to change. In some circumstances, the court will consider a petition to modify the custody order.

China Jurisdiction and Choice of Law Over Contracts Involving Foreign Interests

There are so many contracts entered into everyday by overseas businessmen with China partners. If the contract does not choose jurisdiction and applied laws, China court and related laws are implied. However it is too costly for overseas businessmen to bring lawsuit in China, especially for small amount cases. So it is necessary to get some knowledge on these aspects for overseas businessmen.

What Can Volkswagen Owners Can Do About the Emissions Scandal?

As the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal continues, owners of the diesel engine vehicle can take action by filing a class action lawsuit.

What is the Relevance of “Industry Standards” Under the Law?

  By HG.org
Many people have heard the term “industry standard” bandied about during legal discussions, whether in contract negotiations or during lawsuits, but most may not know what this really means. Indeed, many practitioners may be unclear on the meaning and use of “industry standards,” as well.

Cyprus Insolvency Law Landmark Precedent; Winding Up Of Orphanides Public Company Ltd

Employing some 2,000 drivers and packers on the supply end and 1,250 for the company, the supermarket chain was deemed the largest one in Cyprus, once considered too big to fail. Orphanides Public Company Ltd has now been declared insolvent.

The Endgame: Enforcing a US Judgement in the UKT

British-American trade is worth $214 billion, and is continuing to grow despite challenging economic conditions. Often disputes arise, and as a result very often judgments are issued in US courts where the paying party is a UK based company. Hallmark Solicitors examines here the process and enforceability of US judgements in the UK.

The Volkswagen Emission Scandal - What are Your Legal Rights as a Consumer of Volkswagen?

On the 2nd of October 2015 Volkswagen has been discovered from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that many of its diesel cars sold in the USA were fitted with a device that could detect when they were tested, changing their performance accordingly to improve results. The so-called “defeat device” was showing that the cars emit less and hiding the fact that the engines were emitting up to 40 times the of nitrogen oxides (NOx) than standards allow.

How to Effectively Resolve Partnership Disputes

Partnership disputes distract business owners from the central focus of their company: profitable operations.

4 Steps to Resolving a Legal Dispute in California

There are four primary steps an attorney or law firm should consider when approaching the resolution of a legal dispute in California.

Resolving Disputes with Contractors in California

Construction law in California can be quite complex, and it is important to understand the best strategies for resolving disputes with contractors.

How Can I Get a Judgment Released?

  By HG.org
A Satisfaction of Judgment or Release and Satisfaction is a legal document that shows that the plaintiff has been paid all that he or she is owed, based upon the original judgment against the defendant. This legal document is important because it is not revocable; once it is signed and filed with the court, it cannot be changed. Judgment debtors are usually in a hurry to get this type of release so that the civil action stops adversely affecting their credit.

I Own a Volkswagen Diesel - Can I Sue the Company?

  By HG.org
Anyone who owns a diesel-powered, four-cylinder Volkswagen may be contemplating legal action against the carmaker after revelations that the company cheated emissions testing. This has left car buyers stuck with a car they apparently enjoyed driving enough to purchase, but that probably has rapidly declining resale values and is doing much more damage to the environment than they originally believed.

Is My Case Worth the Fight? Will It Cost Me More to Sue Than I Can Win?

  By HG.org
We all know that nobody works for free, and that is especially true of attorneys. Lawsuits can be expensive, but sometimes they are the only way to resolve a dispute. So, when is it worth fighting and when will it cost you more to sue than you would get if you were to win?

Errors that Can Lead to Raider Seizure in the Ukraine

Today it is not a secret that the "raider / unlawful seizures" have become the norm and rather the rule of doing business than the exception to the rule, and both domestic enterprises and large foreign investors are suffering from unlawful seizures. What can be attributed to the notion of "raider seizure". Raider seizure - unlawful seizure of real estate, corporate law, intellectual property by other economic entities, physical entities and public authorities.

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in the Cayman Islands

  By Loeb Smith
The Foreign Judgments Reciprocal Enforcement Law (1996 Revision) (the “Law”) allows a judgment creditor to apply for the judgment to be registered in the Grand Court and thereafter is deemed to have the same force and effect as Judgment of the Grand Court. However, at present the Law extends only to the enforcement of Australian Judgments. As a consequence of the limitation of this statutory remedy, most foreign judgments are enforced at common law.

Online Defamation

  By HG.org
The Internet has allowed people from across the globe to connect, but it has also provided a way for people to surround themselves in mystery by making anonymous posts. However, abusive posters and people who attack the characters of others can be discovered and even sued for comments that they make online.

Fighting Collection After Judgment

  By HG.org
Losing a lawsuit stinks. Getting slapped with a court judgment will leave you filled with dread and wondering what you can do next. This is especially true if you lack the resources to immediately pay the judgment. So, what can you do after you have been hit with an adverse court ruling?

Diabetes Drug Actos Linked to Bladder, Prostate, and Pancreatic Cancer Risk; Thousands File Lawsuits

The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the drug, has agreed to pay a $2.4 billion settlement to resolve lawsuits alleging that the company hid its knowledge about the link between Actos and bladder cancer from patients. Recent studies have also suggested that Actos may be linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer.

Hidden Provisions at the Dealership - Is This a Case of Consumer Fraud?

  By HG.org
Some auto dealerships have developed a bad reputation for committing fraudulent acts or attempting to trick their customers into making purchases that include hidden provisions. Auto dealerships must comply with a number of state and federal laws pertaining to entering into sales contracts with buyers.

When Should I Bring a Motion for Security for Costs in Canada?

Security for costs is the payment of money or other security into court by a plaintiff or plaintiff by counterclaim to cover future costs orders made in favour of a successful defendant.

What Happens if I Write a Bad Check?

  By HG.org
Through a simple arithmetic error or forgetting to jot down a check that you sent, you may wind up being criminally prosecuted and paying hefty fines. A bad check is one in which there are insufficient funds in order to cover the amount of the check. It can also be because the check is written on an account that no longer exists.

What Is Your Liability If Someone Hacks Your PC and Uses Information for Criminal Purposes?

  By HG.org
Large-scale security breaches receive massive media attention. Whether a person can be criminally or civilly liable for another’s actions while using their equipment or connection depends on the particular circumstances involved in the case.

When Should I Report Something to the Police before Going to a Lawyer?

  By HG.org
Making a police report can be a serious step that some people may prefer to avoid. On the other hand, speaking to a lawyer may not always be the first advised step. Being sure whether to contact the police or a lawyer can help individuals protect their legal rights.

When Should I Call the Police?

  By HG.org
Many people may be hesitant to involve law enforcement in their daily lives. However, there are certain times when the police should be called to help protect citizens and their rights.

How to Get Legal Assistance when the Sheriff Doesn't Assist

  By HG.org
Question: What can I do if someone kicked in my door, stole my property, took over and the sheriff did not help me?

Public Procurement Disputes in Romania

For both local Romanian investors and also foreign investors interested in obtaining public contracts in Romania it is very important to be familiar with the local public procurement legislation, out of which the most delicate part is the one pertaining to the public procurement disputes.

Liability for Collisions under Libyan Maritime Law

It is a known fact that the Libyan people are still struggling to establish a strong central government in order to fulfill the hopes and aspirations that inspired the revolution of February 17, 2011.

The Mechanic Damaged My Vehicle - What Can I Do?

  By HG.org
Question: I took my car in for service and when it was returned, my transmission was no longer working properly. The mechanic said that he didn’t do anything to it, but the vehicle was working perfectly when I left it at his place of business. I am not sure what type of lawyer I need or what I can do about the situation.

What Do I Do about Damage Caused to My Vehicle at the Mechanic’s?

  By HG.org
It is difficult to find a trustworthy mechanic. If you have taken your vehicle into the mechanic’s shop and he or she has done more damage than repair work on the vehicle, you may have a legal cause of action. However, a lawyer familiar with property damage cases may be able to advise whether it is worth the time and expense of litigation or if an alternative would better serve your interests.

Suing for Conversion

  By HG.org
Prosecutors are responsible for bringing charges against people who have stolen property. Conversion is the civil equivalent of criminal theft charges. Individuals who want to sue to reclaim the value of their property may sue in small claims court or by hiring a civil attorney to handle the case for them.

Dangerous FLQ Antibiotic Warning Labels Reevaluated by FDA

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics that are frequently prescribed for sinus infections or urinary tract infections can cause permanent nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy). The FDA has now acknowledged this and is reviewing warning labels now. Learn about the dangers of the dangerous, common drugs.

Tort Reform Is Not Only Useless, It's Harmful

The insurance industry and corporate interests have worked for decades to sell the story of “tort reform,” the idea that “frivolous lawsuits” and the high cost of health care can only be stopped by limiting people's right to sue for damages.

I Was Injured on a Sidewalk by a Segway. What Is the Responsibility of the Driver?

  By HG.org
Segways are two-wheeled power-operated transportation devices that involve the user standing on top of the device and balancing in order to get from one place to another. While many states permit Segways on sidewalks, a rider may be held civilly liable if he or she crashes into a pedestrian or other person.

What Is the Legal Status of a Segway? Motor Vehicle? Electric Bike? Pedestrian?

  By HG.org
Segways are two-wheeled vehicles that are powered by electricity. The rider of a Segway must balance on the device and can ride up to approximately 12.5 miles per hour. Because the vehicle possesses characteristics similar to motor vehicles, bikes and pedestrians, it can be difficult for people to know the rights and responsibilities that riders of the device have.

Are Segways Allowed to Ride on the Sidewalks?

  By HG.org
Segways are powered conveyances that provide upright transportation for speeds up to 15 miles per hour. They are sometimes used as an alternative form of transportation of walking or cycling. Segways are regulated on the state and local levels.

I Received a Bad Check – What Do I Do?

  By HG.org
If you have received a bad check, you may be able to pursue compensation or restitution through civil or criminal proceedings. However, state laws typically govern bad check disputes and certain elements may need to be met in order to recover the value of the bad check.

Do You Have the Right to Shoot a Drone Hovering on Top of Your Backyard or Property?

  By HG.org
Drones are small aircraft, usually used in a recreational capacity. However, some people see them as a safety and privacy risk as they have been used to deliver contraband to prisoners and have hovered dangerously close to the White House. Generally, you do not have a right to shoot such drones.

Success in Litigation is Possible by Strategy, Analysis & Simplicity

  By Amlegals
Strategy matters the most in litigation.

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 provided people with a platform to communicate information in a way that they may otherwise never have considered. While posting information on Facebook may give people a sense of anonymity especially if their profile does not reflect their true identity, posting certain information on Facebook may provide the basis for a lawsuit.

Lawsuits Over Cyberbullying

  By HG.org
For generations, bullying has been a problem on the playground and in the classroom. However, with more children having access to electronic devices, a new form of bullying has formed: cyberbullying. This form of bullying can sometimes rise to the level of a criminal offense or a tort in which the parents of a bullied child may be able to recover on a monetary level for the suffering their child has endured.


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