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- Go Realtime - Foreign Depositions
by Planet Depos
Litigation involving foreign witnesses can be challenging. Paralegals will no doubt find that their cases will require the services of both deposition interpreters, also known as legal interpreters, and realtime court reporters who are up to the task.
- Workers' Compensation Files Allegedly Hacked in California
Three of the largest Workers’ Compensation insurance companies in California have been accused of hacking into over 32,000 confidential Workers’ Compensation files in a federal lawsuit filed by a California worker. The lawsuit is seeking class action status after being originally filed in April of this year.
- How Does International Law Affect Airplane Crash Liability?
Tragically, airplane crashes often result in catastrophic losses. Hundreds of people may die in a single incident. Those lucky enough to survive often suffer from debilitating injuries. When an airplane crash occurs, those affected may consider how to seek compensation for the losses that they have suffered. Airplane crash investigation and liability can often be complex.
- Breach of Contract Litigation: What Do I Need in a Contract?
If a party sues for breach of contract, the onus is on that party to prove the validity of a contract. This party has the duty to show that all of the necessary elements are present. The following elements must be in all valid contracts
- Anti-SLAPP Motions in Connection with Employment Law Claims
Employers and employees alike should be aware of the not-so-new litigation device known as the anti-SLAPP motion to strike. This motion, typically filed in the early stages of a case, is designed to strike a Complaint before it gets off the ground.
- SEC v. Dawn J. Bennett: From “Financial Myth Busting” To “Busted”
Last fall, the SEC initiated disciplinary proceedings against financial advisor and self-proclaimed “Financial Myth Buster” Dawn Bennett, accusing her of publicly inflating her client assets under management (or “AUM”) and exaggerating her investment returns.
- What Is It and What Happens in a Class Action?
Class actions provide a number of benefits to plaintiffs who can band together, usually to take on a big manufacturer or defendant with heavy pockets and a legal team on hold.
- Energy Drinks and Product Liability Claims
Energy drinks saturate the market from the simple brand names that give energy for hours to the generic that hold mostly caffeine but nothing else. For the last few years, these products have been linked to several instances of death among consumers.
- Business Litigation: Swinging a Bigger Stick
Everyone knows that litigation is an expensive distraction from the true mission of any business. Good management, with well drafted contracts and employee supervision, go a long way to minimize lawsuits. However, despite the “best laid plans”, things happen.
- How to Stop Your Georgia Drivers' License from Getting Suspended
Arrested for DUI? Is your license suspended? Your suspended license MUST be appealed. Georgia requires any Georgia DDS appeal to be filed within 10 business days, and this is a HARD deadline.