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The Top 3 Ways Companies Avoid Paying Workers Overtime

February 17, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
How to tell if you’re getting shortchanged.

Dismissal with Immediate Effect for Causing Serious Offence Valid in Germany

February 17, 2017     By GRP Rainer LLP
Seriously offending one’s work colleagues constitutes good cause justifying exceptional notice of dismissal with immediate effect. That was the verdict of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Rheinland-Pfalz [Regional Labour Court of Rhineland-Palatinate] (Az.: 4 Sa 350/15).

Florida Income Deductions for Child Support: How Does It Work?

February 17, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
When a court enters an order for child support, there are several ways in which the payments can be made. They can be made directly between the parties, as long as they agree and it's in the best interest of the children involved. If that is not the case, they can be sent through the SDU, which is a depository that receives and sends support payments.

Exposing 18 Field Sobriety Test Myths about Reliability

February 17, 2017     By William C. Head, PC
Every year, over 1 million motorists in the United States are asked to perform the field sobriety tests by a law enforcement officers. Almost no citizens, except DUI lawyers who are specialists in the field of drunk driving defense, know the information posted here. All Americans need to know their rights to NOT self-incriminate.

Types of Changes that Warrant Hiring a Business Lawyer

February 17, 2017     By HG.org
The changes for business are both big and small and may warrant the need for a hiring a business lawyer before long. These changes are due to new and different laws and regulations that are anticipated to affect companies throughout the country as time progresses into 2017.

Tips from a Business Lawyer Before Launching a Startup

February 17, 2017     By HG.org
Launching a business is often difficult and may be fraught with obstacles in the legal world, in the community the company will physically reside in and with obtaining and maintaining a customer base.

Legal Steps to Closing a Business and How a Business Lawyer Can Help

February 17, 2017     By HG.org
Closing a business is hard work, and the processes are often difficult for the owners or managers. Many steps are often necessary with various persons that need to be contacted.

Incorporation Assistance from a Business Lawyer

February 17, 2017     By HG.org
Starting up an incorporated business often requires filing articles of incorporation, also called a charter. Some persons believe this is enough to start a business, but there are many other steps that must be completed before the company may be called such and continue to attempt to accrue revenue.

Medical Expert Witness How a Traumatic Brain Injury Changes Your Life

February 17, 2017     By HG.org
Traumatic brain injuries affect victims in severe and serious ways even when the initial injury is mild, moderate, severe and life-threatening.

What You Need to Know About Uber’s $1 Million Insurance Plan

February 17, 2017     By HG.org
When two vehicles are involved in a car crash, establishing liability and which insurance company should pay may be fairly straightforward. However, if one of the vehicles was used in a rideshare program at the time of the accident, the situation can become more difficult.

New Federal Bill May Help Reduce the Risk of Workplace Injuries from Chemical Exposure

February 16, 2017     By Cross & Smith LLC
The Toxic Substances Control Act is supposed to protect against chemical injuries, but it has not been updated since it was signed into law in 1976. In 2016, the President signed a new Act that plugs some holes and should help make workers safer.

Removal and Dismissal of a GmbH Managing Director in Germany

February 16, 2017     By GRP Rainer LLP
If a GmbH, a type of German private limited company, wishes to part company with a manging director, simply dismissing him won’t cut it. The managing director also needs to be removed from his post.

Types of Defective Product Liability Claims

February 16, 2017     By Layfield & Barrett
Defective products are the cause of thousands of injuries every year in the U.S. These claims typically fall into three main categories.

Prenuptial and Antenuptial Agreements in Minnesota

February 16, 2017     By Maury D. Beaulier, Attorney at Law
Retaining an experienced attorney is important part of negotiating, drafting and reviewing prenuptial contracts. Costly errors are not easily remedied, if they can be remedied at all.

Affordable Care Act: The Employer Shared Responsibility Provision and Seasonal Workers

February 16, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The reporting requirements for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will remain in effect for the 2017 reporting period, which covers 2016. Any legislative actions regarding repeal of the ACA will have a delay in full implementation.

What Can I Do if My Spouse Is Not Paying Child Support?

February 16, 2017     By HG.org
States are responsible for establishing laws surrounding the award, collection and enforcement of child support. Parents often contest child support matters, believing that the other parent is being unfair. There are several enforcement mechanisms that can be imposed when a parent does not pay child support.

Can a Parent Have Joint Custody and Still Be Required to Pay Child Support?

February 16, 2017     By HG.org
Courts generally treat custody decisions and child support as two completely different considerations. For this reason and others, a parent who has joint custody may still be required to pay child support.

How Is the Amount of Child Support Determined?

February 16, 2017     By HG.org
State laws determine how much child support is appropriate and ordered. Different states use different formulas to arrive at the proper amount of support.

What Is Strict Liability in Animal Attack Cases?

February 16, 2017     By HG.org
Some states hold an animal owner strictly liable when his or her animal attacks another person. This legal theory is used most often in cases involving dog bites.

Why You Shouldn't Keep Quiet About Sexual Harassment

February 15, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Unchecked harassment is likely to escalate

Lawyers Claim DePuy Aggressively Marketed Metal-On-Metal Implants

February 15, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
With alleged prior knowledge of the flawed design, DePuy still marketed these metal-on-metal implants.

Arbitration of Disputes over Intellectual Property Rights in Hong Kong

February 15, 2017     By Angela Wang & Co.
The present Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance does not contain any specific provision dealing with the question of arbitrability of disputes over intellectual property rights ("IPRs"). There is also no authoritative judgment in Hong Kong regarding IPR disputes.

Top 5 Custody Dispute Mistakes

February 15, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
Children are the most delicate and emotionally charged element of a divorce. As such, many couples can struggle to hash out all of the issues regarding this matter and come to a compromise through the mediation process. Leaving them with no choice but to appear in front of a judge in search of a child custody order.

Restraining Orders in New Jersey

February 15, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
Anyone who is feeling like they are being harassed, verbally or physically abused, or otherwise receiving harm from a specific person can file for a restraining order through the court in New Jersey. A restraining order is essentially a form of protection that enables a victim to live safely and free from abuse, threats, stalking, and harassment.

Domestic Violence in New Jersey

February 15, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
Domestic violence occurs when one’s safety is compromised. The safety in question includes one’s physical, mental, sexual, and economic, and emotional well-being.

New Jersey Marriage Contract FAQs

February 15, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
What Is a Marriage Contract in NJ ? When two people decide to get married, this is a contract to the state as much as it is a commitment to the people involved. A marriage contract is a prewritten negotiation of the details. You may not be planning on divorcing, but the possibility of divorce exists, so a marriage contract acts as clarity on what you have agreed on before committing to marriage. A marriage contract can clearly create the course of your marriage.

What Do I Need to Know About New Jersey Divorce Mediation

February 15, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
The break-up of a marriage is a painful time for all involved. And the division of two intertwined lives can be complicated. It usually brings a myriad of issues to the forefront that need to be addressed before either party can move on fully. Some such issues include child custody and property ownership.

Can I Sue a Rental Car Company for an Automotive Accident?

February 15, 2017     By HG.org
Accidents on the road, in traffic and when driving on freeways is common and occurs with frequency in the United States. Some of these incidents involve rental cars where the driver has insurance, while in other instances of these wrecks, the driver does not have insurance.

When Do I Need a Real Estate Lawyer?

February 15, 2017     By HG.org
A real estate lawyer performs many important functions. Knowing when you may need the assistance of a real estate lawyer may help you avoid potential problems.

Fatigued Drivers Who Injure Others in Truck Accidents

February 15, 2017     By HG.org
Drivers often injure other persons that are on the road. Truckers may cause severe situations where death happens as well as serious harm to passenger vehicle drivers. When someone has been overworked and cannot continue without some sleep or rest, it is these times where a collision has the greatest chances of occurring.

Why Truck Accident Claims Are So Complicated

February 15, 2017     By HG.org
Truck accidents involve many different factors. One of these is the possibility that multiple individuals are affected by the collision that occurs through just one truck incident. When the sudden stop of a truck driver occurs, he or she may initiate a group accident as other drivers of passenger vehicles run into the much larger truck.

How The Bifurcated Trial System Can Favor Defendants And Hurt A Plaintiff's Case

February 14, 2017     By Palermo Tuohy Bruno, PLLC
[It has been] discussed how a century-old rule barring mention of liability insurance may actually create bias in a jury, favoring a defendant. [T]he “bifurcated trial system” [also] can actually create jury bias as well.

German Company Officially Removed from Commercial Register Due to Lack of Assets

February 14, 2017     By GRP Rainer LLP
It is possible for the removal of a company from the commercial register to be instigated by the competent authorities due to a lack of assets. Those who wish to oppose such a move should act immediately.

Can You Break a Real Estate Contract in Queensland, Australia?

February 14, 2017     By Carter Capner Law
There are legitimate reasons why you may change your mind or why a seller may decide to back out of the deal after a purchase contract has been signed.

Why Green Card Holders Must Avoid Voter Registration

February 14, 2017     By HG.org
While green card holders enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens, their rights are not absolute. For example, green card holders do not have the right to sit on a jury or receive funding for post-secondary expenses. Additionally, green card holders do not have the right to vote.

Are There Differences between a Visa and a Green Card?

February 14, 2017     By HG.org
There are important differences between a visa and a green card. It is vital that you understand these differences thoroughly before you apply for either one. Not all people are eligible for both types of immigration benefits. While many people believe that visa and green cards are the same. This is not accurate information. Each one has its own purpose and different eligibility requirements.

Role of DWI Lawyer in Pennsylvania

February 13, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
If you are charged with DWI/DUI or any other driving traffic violations, stop worrying!

GbR Can Terminate Tenancy Agreement if There is a Need to Make Personal Use of the Property in Germany

February 13, 2017     By GRP Rainer LLP
A Gesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts (GbR) [a type of German partnership constituted under civil law] is able to terminate a tenancy agreement if it needs to make use of the property itself. That was the verdict of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court, in its judgment of December 14, 2016 (Az.: VIII ZR 232/15).

Certain Aspects of Employment Termination by the Employer in the Republic of Kazakhstan

February 13, 2017     By Signum Law Firm
Termination of the employment contract by the employer is expressly regulated by the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Conducting Due Diligence for a Merger or Acquisition

February 13, 2017     By HG.org
Mergers and acquisitions are very important for corporations when conducting business. To ensure that due diligence is accomplished, a lawyer is usually both necessary and vital in ensuring that paperwork, documentation, contracts and numerous other affairs are in order and properly filed.

When Can You Sue for a Parking Lot Injury?

February 13, 2017     By HG.org
Accidents occur in parking lots often where someone is injured. In many of these incidents, the individual that is harmed has been through an ordeal with another person.

What Is a Partition Action and How Does a Real Estate Lawyer Help?

February 13, 2017     By HG.org
Partition actions often come about because the property or land that has been purchased has more than one person’s interest. This could be a loved one or someone that has a financial interest.

Misclassifying Employees Can Be Costly

February 13, 2017     By Nicoll Davis & Spinella, LLP
An employee is entitled to protection under federal and state laws, eligible for overtime pay, reduced taxes, and benefits such as healthcare, Workers’ Compensation, disability insurance, and unemployment benefits.

Children’s Passports

February 13, 2017     By Lyons & Associates
Who gets to hold my child’s passport when not traveling? Children’s PassportsThe Department of Homeland Security and the State Department have instituted certain policies and procedures for single parents travelling internationally with a child.

Social Security and Child Support

February 13, 2017     By Lyons & Associates
Very often people hear “Social Security” and think they no longer have to pay child support. That’s not necessarily the case. Under the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines, each type of social security benefit is considered differently.

Child Support: Financial Resources Considered Income

February 13, 2017     By Lyons & Associates
When a couple divorces and there are children involved, determining child support is one of the most important issues that the couple must address.

Benefits from an Ex-Spouse

February 13, 2017     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
If you are divorced and planning for your retirement, you may have questions about what benefits you are entitled to receive, including Social Security or disability benefits from your ex-spouse.

Divorce Papers Via Facebook

February 13, 2017     By Huesman, Jones and Miles, LLC
Courts across the United States are increasingly allowing divorce papers (and other legal papers) to be served through social media sites.

Two Types of Alimony in Maryland

February 13, 2017     By Huesman, Jones and Miles, LLC
In the state of Maryland, married couples have a financial responsibility to each other. The law says that one spouse has to support the other financially and vice versa.

Is There a Difference between a Visa and a Green Card

February 13, 2017     By HG.org
You must learn about the differences between a green card and a visa before you apply for any of the two. A lot of people seem to believe that a visa and a green card refer to the same thing. However, a visa and a green card are indeed different from each other. Each has its own purpose and eligibility requirements.

Common Mistakes in New York Mechanic's Liens

February 10, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
Contractors and suppliers file liens in New York because they didn't get paid. But because liens are statutory creatures, sometimes the most minute detail can void the lien and prevent the contractor or supplier from getting paid.

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

February 10, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
Most contractors know, or should know, that if they are performing "home improvement" work within Suffolk County then they must have a home improvement contractor's license issued by the Suffolk County Department of Consumer Affairs. However, what few contractors realize is that three towns within Suffolk County have their own home improvement licensing process and requirements.

What All Employees Should Know About the FMLA

February 10, 2017     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
When and why you can take FMLA leave.

Watch Out Online Scam!

February 10, 2017     By Damiani & Damiani
In the last few years, due to the widespread use of the electronic commerce (i.e. e-commerce), the risk of incurring scam increased enormously.

Domestic Violence Laws in Colorado and Their Implications

February 10, 2017     By Steven J. Pisani, Attorney at Law
Domestic Violence is bad in any form and nobody should accept it. Learn what could happened to you if you are caught under domestic violence law in Colorado.

Special Marriage Registration- Bangladeshi and Foreigner

February 10, 2017     By M. R. I. Chowdhury & Associates
Bangladesh Government has made provision of registration of Marriage between Bangladeshi and Foreigner and also between Foreigners under The Special Marriage Act, 1872 which came into force on April-2012.Therefore, from April-2012 “Certificate of Marriage” of Bangladeshi and Foreigner received or issued from City Corporation or simply affidavit executed before the Notary Public or Magistrate Court shall have no legal effect according to The Special Marriage Act, 1872.

Exemption From Liability For GmbH Managing Directors in Germany

February 10, 2017     By GRP Rainer LLP
The managing director of a Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH), a type of private limited company in Germany, may be faced with liability claims if he breaches his obligations. That being said, it is possible under certain circumstances for him to request a full exemption from liability.

When Do Police Have To Read You Your Rights?

February 10, 2017     By Rogers Garcia Patton PLLC
Incriminating statements collected during a "conversation" be used against you if you haven't been read your Miranda rights? The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in the case of United States v. Swan late last year ruled yes, because you were not in custody when you made the statements.

When Doctors Are Actually “Hired Guns” in Canada

February 9, 2017     By Van Dyke Law Office
Would an insurance company be so driven to deny benefits to an injured person that they would spend more on medical assessments than on actual injury compensation? It sounds too ludicrous to be true. And yet, a recent and revealing article in the National Post summarizes an Insurance Bureau of Canada report that says yes, indeed, this sort of thing happens, and that in 2011, Ontario auto insurers spent on average $10,700 in medical assessments per claim vs. $9,700 in compensation.

Employee Versus Independent Contractor: Avoid 3 Hiring Mistakes Florida Businesses Often Make

February 9, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
The process of hiring someone to work for you can be nerve-wracking and riddled with potential traps that can have expensive legal consequences.

Business Partnership Agreements Best Practices

February 9, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Running a business with friends or others who share your vision and values can be extremely rewarding.

How to Register and Protect Your Trademarks

February 9, 2017     By JGPC Business & Corporate Law
Registration is essential to protecting your good name and reputation.

What to Do When Falsely Accused of a Crime

February 9, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
Facing a serious criminal charge can be a terrifying experience, especially if you are falsely accused of a crime. The best thing to do when you find yourself in this situation is to seek legal help from a criminal defense attorney immediately. Depending on the type of crime you are faced with, it is best to talk to a criminal defense lawyer who specializes in that area and who can defend your rights to the best of his ability.

Removing the Mystery from Bonding a Mechanic's Lien

February 9, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
When a mechanic's lien is filed in New York the fastest way to remove it is to file a discharge bond. Discharge bonds are often misunderstood and this article removes the mystery.

Adjacent (Neighboring) Property Construction in New York City

February 9, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
When building in the tight confines of New York City is is often necessary to work with your neighbor to allow the construction to be safely performed. It is also common that the construction will cause damage to the neighboring properties. This article discusses some of issues involved with such construction.

Disputing a New York Mechanic's Lien

February 9, 2017     By Kushnick Pallaci, PLLC
Mechanic's liens can cause headaches for property owners across the State of New York, especially when they do not know how to challenge the lien. This article discusses the most common methods (and reasons) for challenging a mechanic's lien.

Maternal Custody Laws in New Jersey

February 9, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
New Jersey has adopted the Uniform Child Custody Act that was founded in 1979. The Uniform Child Custody Act helps prevent inner-state custody disputes.

What Is Power of Attorney in New Jersey?

February 9, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
Perhaps one of the most vital, and frequently neglected, aspects of personal and estate planning is legal and financial protection, in the event of incapacity or disability. Many older people, and their families, fear that the onset of physical or mental disability for their elderly loved ones as they advance in age.

Remember to Include Incapacity in Your Estate Plan

February 9, 2017     By Cores & Associates, LLC
The purpose of estate planning is to guide the transfer, and management, of your property in a manner that makes sense for your family. While it may sound simple, it can only be achieved through careful planning. Failure to plan carefully may result in unintended beneficiaries receiving your property, or result in unnecessary transfer taxes.

Private Investigation: E-Discovery of Phone and Electronic Devices

February 9, 2017     By HG.org
In some legal cases, a need may arise for the use of e-discovery. This mechanism can help make records from electronic devices and communications admitted into evidence.

Using Surveillance for Divorce and Infidelity Cases

February 9, 2017     By HG.org
One common reason why private investigators are contacted is to confirm whether or not a spouse or partner is cheating. This information can be used for a number of reasons. Private investigators often have useful tools at their disposal to aid in finding out this critical information.

Five Common Cases Private Investigators Handle

February 9, 2017     By HG.org
Private investigators serve an important role. They often handle cases that are not taken care of by other professionals but that serve an important function in the justice or corporate system. Some of the common cases that private investigators take include:

What to Do When Charged with a Violent Crime

February 8, 2017     By William S. Kroger, Attorney At Law
If you are suspected of assault, assault with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, domestic violence, or other violent crimes, talk to a violent crime defense attorney immediately to defend your case. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help negotiate your rights and increase your chances of receiving a lighter sentence.

Falling on Your Sword: Better Known as the Uncontested Divorce

February 8, 2017     By Leigh Daniel, Attorney at Law
When things go bad in a marriage and divorce seems to be the only option, many people want to make it happen as fast as possible. In the heat of the moment they agree to things that may not be fair to them or demand unfair concessions from their partner. The future, with all of it's possibilities and uncertainty, is not thought of in the rush to push the divorce through as quickly and cheaply as possible as an uncontested divorce.

Trends in ERISA Fiduciary Litigation

February 8, 2017     By ERISA Benefits Consulting, Inc.
ERISA class action lawsuits alleging high plan administration fees dominated industry news in late 2015 and continuing through 2016. Many recently filed cases question excessive fees, the use of stable value funds, non-traditional funds, and target date funds, among other issues.

License to Skill – An Outline of Malta's Regulation of Skill Games

February 8, 2017     By GVZH Advocates
Gambling, from a legal and policy perspective, has been consistently defined by reference to the constitutive elements of involving a monetary consideration, an element of chance, and a prize having some inherent value.

Drunk Driving Penalties & Punishments

February 8, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
Drunk Driving or DUI is a form of traffic violation caused when the driver is under the influence of alcohol or any other toxic element. The maximum penalties for someone caught due to drunk driving are imprisonment and fines or License cancellation.

Business Succession Post Inheritance Tax Reform in Germany

February 8, 2017     By GRP Rainer LLP
It was a long time coming before the reforms to inheritance tax became finalized. The legislation has since come into force with retrospective effect as of July 1, 2016. The reforms have ramifications for company heirs.

Why You Should Think Like an Attorney

February 8, 2017     By John R. Colvin, Attorney at Law
Practicing law is different than you might think. Most attorneys don’t spend much of their time making eloquent speeches before juries. Television and the movies have type casted lawyers as masters of persuasion making dramatic objections, awing a riveted courtroom audience on behalf of their clients. . However, the normal day to day work of a practicing attorney is much less glamourous and involves hours of reading, investigating, talking to clients and preparing legal documents.

Fixed-term Employment Contract Pursuant to Court Settlement in Germany

February 8, 2017     By GRP Rainer LLP
Even in the case of fixed-term employment contracts concluded pursuant to a court settlement, employers need to ensure that the fixed term is effective. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court.

Workplace Burn Injuries & Workers' Compensation

February 8, 2017     By Jeffrey S. Gross, Attorney at Law
Every year, over 5,000 American workers are injured in work-related fires and explosions. Many more suffer from chemical burns, and sun exposure burns.

Scissor Lift Accidents on the Rise

February 8, 2017     By Jeffrey S. Gross, Attorney at Law
If you are one of the many employees recently injured in an accident involving a “scissor lift,” you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits for your workplace injury.

FDA Warns About Defibrillators

February 8, 2017     By Harold J. Gerr
Tragically, two people recently lost their lives after the batteries in their implanted heart defibrillators failed to function properly.

DUI Checkpoints in New Jersey

February 8, 2017     By Law Offices of Michele Finizio
New Jersey has multiple options in the ongoing fight to curtail drunk driving. Sobriety checkpoints are a legal police method used to combat DUI in South Jersey.

Restaurant Worker Injuries

February 8, 2017     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
Restaurants are notorious for their high rate of on-the-job injuries. One reason is because restaurants are often understaffed, leaving the remaining workers to pick up the slack.

How Facebook Live Can Lead to Accidents

February 8, 2017     By HG.org
The age of technology has proven to be catastrophic to the young when pairing electronics and driving. Facebook takes up more time for some than any other hobby, even when the person is a passenger or operating a vehicle. It is these circumstances that often prove fatal to some.

When Can I Sue for Verbal Assault?

February 8, 2017     By HG.org
There are instances that occur with frequency where someone is traumatized by the verbal actions of another. These could include name-calling, vicious rumors, descriptions of gruesome situations and many other similar issues.

What is the Value of a Verbal Agreement

February 8, 2017     By HG.org
When making a verbal agreement, it is important to understand that these are considered as binding contracts between parties for the specific topic or issue at hand. Even though the matter is not written or completed with the assistance of a legal professional, it is often binding with certain terms or stipulations.

How a Private Investigator Can Prove Infidelity in a Divorce Case

February 8, 2017     By HG.org
If a spouse suspects his or her partner of cheating, a private investigator may be hired to help confirm this information.

Considerations in Settling a California Dispute

February 8, 2017     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
[There are] advantages of filing a lawsuit, even where you know from the outset that the other party will likely agree to settle, so you can use a “Stipulated Judgment”, under CA Code of Civ. Procedure § 664.6 to aid in collection efforts if the settlement is not timely paid.

Legal Help to Pursue Compensation for a Wrongful Death

February 8, 2017     By HG.org
It is when someone loved has died through the tragic circumstances that involve an individual or an entity that a wrongful death suit may be considered. While these situations are usually filled with sadness, despair and grief, the surviving family members are able to in certain instances and states file a suit of wrongful death against the party that caused the incident.

How a Lawyer Can Help Determine Liable Parties in a Fatal Accidental Shooting?

February 8, 2017     By HG.org
Non-fatal shootings have become an issue in the country at over 70,000 persons affected each year with hospital visits as stated by the National Center for Injury Protection and Control. Additionally, just under half of this amount is fatally wounded in various instances of a gunshot wound.

How Understaffing Contributes to Nursing Home Abuse

February 8, 2017     By HG.org
Nursing homes are often subject to understaffing issues due to the lack of funds, the ratio of elderly persons and the ability to find reliable help. When there is less staff than is optimal, there are many concerns that may arise such as neglect and abuse.

Why Do We Have Insurance? Here’s a Brief Look at Its History.

February 7, 2017     By The Evans Law Firm
Bad things happen. If you’ve ever wondered why we have insurance, that basic truth is usually the answer. Insurance is our safety net against bad things, and it has evolved in response to the needs of people and businesses to protect their interests and those of their families, employers and financial backers.

Traffic Violations [Explanations and Consequences]

February 7, 2017     By Michael Greenberg, Esq.
Moving violation of traffic laws means, violating the traffic rules when the vehicle is in motion such as DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs etc.) or DWI (driving while intoxicated).

Amazon Sued Over Labor Laws

The so called “gig economy,” where people work many different jobs to make a living, has provoked a debate about what to call these workers and how they should be paid.

Obese Drivers at Risk

February 7, 2017     By DiTomaso Law
It is undeniable that obesity is an epidemic in the United States. Now, several highly-respected studies have come out showing that in addition to the array of health problems obese people face, they are more likely to be fatally injured in car accidents.

Private Investigators and Insurance Cases

February 7, 2017     By HG.org
One of the most common reasons that private investigators are hired is to assist with insurance cases. In many cases, they try to uncover whether a fraudulent insurance claim has been filed. They do this by conducting an investigation and employing other investigative techniques.

When a Driver’s Negligence Results in a Motorcycle Accident

February 7, 2017     By HG.org
Motorcycle drivers face numerous dangers when on the road, and they are more likely to collide with other vehicles and receive severe injury or lose their lives in the process. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are due to the negligence of the driver.

Bad Faith Insurance Practices and How to Spot Them - Should I Hire a Lawyer?

February 7, 2017     By HG.org
Personal injury claims are often processed by insurance carriers for negotiating settlements when certain incidents occur. This means that the companies are legally required to act in good faith to the persons that purchased the policies as well as third-party claimants in these situations.

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