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  • 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 background, neighbors may have a sordid history of sexual abuse of a minor, employees may steal and domestic workers may have a track record of fraudulent activity. To combat these realities, people may turn to a private investigator to inspect the background of someone in their lives.

  • 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 premises. The short answer is that such recordings are legal in California. However, a more complete answer requires that legal counsel for the client determine whether such recordings violate (or may foreseeably violate) a personís constitutional right or reasonable expectation of privacy in the recorded area.

  • You Donít 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 can arise during this process.

  • 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 personal injury lawyer will be able to guide you in the right direction and ensure that you donít make any mistakes that can hurt your case. But little mistakes can put huge dents in your car accident case. Some result from traps set up by defense attorneys and insurance companies. Hereís a list of 13 mistakes that could hurt your car accident case.

  • Background Checks for Firearm Purchases
      by HG.org

    The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, gun control laws and the prevalence of mass shootings made up an ongoing debate during the second decade of the 21st century. During recent years, there have been additional measurements put in place to help safeguard communities from mass murderers.

  • The History of Police Brutality, and What it Means for You

    Police brutality in the United States has always been a huge problem, though it is more visible now that widespread ownership of handheld electronic devices gives ordinary people the unprecedented power to record instances of police using extreme force against the unarmed and the powerless.

  • Court Ruling Strengthens Protections Against Cell Phone Tracking

    A judge from the federal district of southern New York has decided to invalidate evidence obtained through the use of a cell phone tracking device. This decision may serve to clarify rules about when it is appropriate to use such technology with and without a warrant.

  • Internet Privacy

    Technology is evolving at a pace that is difficult to keep up with, especially in the area of laws protecting privacy. When the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) was established in 1986, it was a much different world than today. Computers and email exchanges were just beginning to be used by businesses and consumers, making the laws sufficient.

  • Mandatory Childhood Vaccinations in Illinois
      by HG.org

    In order to be enrolled, many states require students to provide proof of immunization to attend school, including Illinois. Until recently, parents were permitted to excuse their children due to medical or religious explanations. For religious exemption of this requirement, a letter from a parent to the school administration was all that was needed stating the childrenís vaccination violates religious beliefs held by the family. Medical exemption could be proven with a letter from the doctor.

  • Electronic Records and Patient Safety
      by HG.org

    Guidelines have been put in place for healthcare professionals and staff in medical facilities that require that standards are followed closely. These guidelines are to provide proper treatment and avoid medical malpractice as much as possible. One standard is to provide safety of medical records and privacy. A physician may be held liable for breaching a patientís confidentiality.


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