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If My State Has Legalized Marijuana, Can I Smoke it in Federal Housing?

February 28, 2015     By HG.org
Although some states permit marijuana use for medical or recreational reasons, federal housing is based on federal laws. At the time of publication, marijuana use was still outlawed by federal law. However, guidance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development shows the nuances in laws that federal housing projects are currently laboring under.

How Can I Prove Fault in a Car Accident Case?

February 28, 2015     By HG.org
In many car accident cases, a central question is who is ultimately liable for the accident. Even if a person is at fault, his or her level of liability may be reduced or eliminated based on the laws of his or her state.

What Are the Requirements for Adjustment of Status?

February 28, 2015     By HG.org
The Immigration and Nationality Act allows individuals to change their immigration status while they are in the United States. They may have begun as a nonimmigrant or a temporary alien but now wish to be classified as a permanent immigrant.

The Use of Forensic Psychiatry in Catastrophic Injury and Multi-Party Litigation

Catastrophic events will not cause the same emotional response or injury to occur among all persons who experience the same or similar events. Forensic psychiatric examinations including psychological testing early in the process can help validate or disprove plaintiffs’ claims.

Discovery and Depositions in Germany

February 27, 2015     By Planet Depos
Taking depositions in Germany can be easy with the proper planning and scheduling.

Florida Alimony Reform 2015

February 27, 2015     By Matthew Lane & Associates, P.A.
Florida Alimony Reform legislation was introduced in the Florida House of Representatives on February 23, 2015. This bill creates guidelines, comprised of presumptive alimony amounts and presumptive alimony durations.

How Can You Prevent a Truck Accident?

February 27, 2015     By d'Oliveira & Associates
It can be intimidating to drive right next to a big-rig or an 18-wheeler. They are huge, weigh about 80,000 pounds and have this scary tendency to drift in and out of your lane. But, sharing the roadway with these large trucks does not have to be daunting and a nightmare. There are steps you can take to stay safe around big rigs and make sharing the road with commercial truck drivers a lot loss tense.

California Same-Sex Couples Gain Rights, Face Challenges

February 26, 2015     By The Law Office of Heather Cullen, APC
California's gay and lesbian couples can now legally marry but they still face challenges when it comes to divorce and family-related disputes.

Divorce Can Derail A California Family Business

February 26, 2015     By The Law Office of Heather Cullen, APC
How a dissolution matter can effect a functioning family business in California.

What Can I do if I Am Not Satisfied with an Order of Goods I Received?

February 26, 2015     By HG.org
Not all businesses have policies in place that will allow you to have a full refund if you are not satisfied with goods. However, there may be a variety of remedies available to you if you are not satisfied with an order of goods that you received.

Divorce Tips for Illinois Moms

February 26, 2015     By Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC
Going through a divorce when children are involved can be emotionally draining and challenging for the entire family.

Malta IIP – The National Development and Social Fund

February 26, 2015     By CSB Advocates
The Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme was established by LN 47/2014, in which the Government of the Republic of Malta grants naturalisation by investment to reputable individuals and their dependants on the basis of a firm and thorough due diligence process and a significant contribution to the social and economic development and investment in the country.

What to Expect at a Florida Small Claims Pretrial

February 25, 2015     By Florin Legal, P.A.
Service of a Small Claims Lawsuit is often a consumers first interaction with the civil court. Here is a quick explanation of what to expect at a Florida Small Claims Pretrial.

5 Common Defenses to a Credit Card Lawsuit

February 25, 2015     By Florin Legal, P.A.
Five Common Defenses to a Credit Card Lawsuit include reviewing consent orders, inconsistencies, contract amendments, counterclaims, and payment plans.

Personal Injury Perspectives: The Dark Side of Rego Labels in Queensland

February 25, 2015     By East Coast Injury Lawyers
Beginning 1 Oct 2014, motorists were no longer required to display registration (‘rego’) stickers on their vehicles. This change was made by the government to align Queensland with the rest of the nation. The purpose was to save taxpayers up to $3.5 million a year in postage/printing costs.

Cheerleading Uniforms and Copyright Separability

February 24, 2015     By Antonio R. Sarabia II
The application of copyrights to clothing.

Mortgages After Bankruptcy in New York

February 24, 2015     By The Law Offices of Robert S. Lewis, P.C.
Credit card debt. Bills piling up. Filing for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy proceedings. Destroyed credit. Foreclosure. All of these things can take a toll on a person, not just financially, but emotionally and legally. Though some might view bankruptcy as an admission of failure, bankruptcy is actually an opportunity.

Colorado's Felony DUI Bill

Under Colorado law a DUI or DWAI offense is a misdemeanor. Circumstance surrounding the offense could lead for felony changes; but the drunken driving offense itself is always a misdemeanor. Legislation currently in the Colorado House of Representatives looks to change that.

Indirect & Direct Illinois Child Support Payments

February 23, 2015     By Abear Law Offices
One of the greatest and most obvious concerns newly divorced parents have is in regards to their children. Divorce proceedings can be time-consuming, expensive, emotional, and very difficult on a family.

New Illinois Domestic Violence Law

February 23, 2015     By Abear Law Offices
The Illinois legislature has recently taken critical, necessary steps to ensure the safety of women suffering from domestic violence.

Employee vs. Independent Contractor

February 23, 2015     By Schmidt, Kirifides, Fridkin & Rassias
One of the most important issues in workers’ compensation law involves whether an individual worker is an employee (who may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits) or an independent contractor (who is not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.)

New Reporting Requirements For Fatal Work Injuries

February 23, 2015     By Schmidt, Kirifides, Fridkin & Rassias
According to the 2013 Census for Fatal Occupational Injuries preliminary report, a total of 4,405 fatal work injuries were reported in 2013. In addition to the number of worker fatalities, millions of employees suffer workplace injuries every year.

Mandatory Sick Pay in Philadelphia

February 23, 2015     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C.
A crowd of workers cheered last week at City Hall in Philadelphia when Mayor Nutter signed a bill mandating paid sick leave into law, and the City Council approved the legislation.

Side Effects of Medical Treatment Affect Ability to Work

February 23, 2015     By Martin & Nelson
Individuals suffering from chronic illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia often take prescriptions or undergo medical treatment to help them cope with the symptoms of their conditions.

Potential Public Health Crisis in Canada

February 23, 2015     By Shein Law Center, Ltd.
According to new national data acquired by The Globe and Mail show, asbestos exposure was the single most cause of workplace deaths in Canada last year topping other chemical exposures, fire fatalities and deaths caused by highway accidents. The data stated that in 1996 there were nearly 5, 000 death claims approved due to asbestos exposure.

Veteran Traumatic Brain Injury Care Act

February 23, 2015     By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
The Veteran Traumatic Brain Injury Care Act, intended to improve the efficiency and quality of treatment for veterans suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), was approved by both the Senate and the House of Representatives in early December.

Your Rights When Stopped by Police

February 23, 2015     By Law Offices of Michele Finizio
When an individual is stopped by the police it can be an overwhelming experience, especially when there is the possibility of criminal charges.

Middle Aged Drivers who Text while Driving at Increased Risk for Car Accidents

February 23, 2015     By Lessin & Gompers
Car accidents continue to be the primary cause of injury and death in the United States. There are many causes of car accidents, but a high percentage of accidents occur due to driver negligence. Common distracted driving behaviors that people engage in include drunk driving, distracted driving, and aggressive driving.

Implications of Failing to Comply with a Court Order

February 23, 2015     By The Hartman Group
Family court orders can be used to settle matters such as child custody and visitation, support payments, and legal fee obligations for either party.

Statistics Show Promising Trend in Reduction of Fatal Car Crashes

February 23, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
The year 2013 brought good news to United States motorists. According to data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 1,063 less people killed and 49,000 less people injured in car accidents across the nation than in the previous year.

Dangerous Conditions at Construction Sites

February 23, 2015     By Grungo Colarulo
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the construction industry is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in America.

Reports of Dangerously Mislabeled Supplements

February 23, 2015     By Galfand Berger LLP
A recent investigation into the quality of supplements sold at four popular retailers has revealed some troubling news. Herbal supplements sold under store brand names may not be what they claim to be, and may contain hidden ingredients that could be harmful.

Icy Winter Conditions Create Fall Hazards

February 23, 2015     By Jay L Edelstein Attorney At Law
While the winter of 2014 will be remembered for its significant snowfall, the winter of 2015 looks like it will be remembered as an icy one.

New Reporting Rule from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

February 23, 2015     By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
The goal of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to create safer workplaces, prevent workplace injuries and save the lives of American workers. As of January 1, 2015 OSHA has implemented a new federal policy regarding the reporting of workplace injuries.

New Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Treatment

February 23, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a major cause of death and disability, particularly in children and young adults.

Driving on Icy Roads Causes Serious Injuries

February 23, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Winter weather presents serious hazards for drivers. Auto technology has made significant strides in enabling drivers to be safe on the road, including all-wheel drive, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, and snow tires.

The Dangers of Untreated Jaundice in Newborns

February 23, 2015     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Jaundice is a very common condition in newborn babies. More than 50% of babies develop the condition, which causes a yellow discoloration of the skin and eyes. Jaundice is usually not considered a serious illness, and is often resolved with minimal to no treatment. In some cases, however, ongoing or severe jaundice that is not properly treated can result in devastating and lifelong complications.

Drunk Driving Less Prevalent in Well-Policed Areas

February 23, 2015     By Richard DiTomaso, ESQ., PC
A recent study by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation examined different communities’ responses to impaired drivers and their effectiveness in keeping drunk drivers off the road. Researchers found that strictly enforcing DUI laws helped to reduce drunk driving accidents.

Icy Fall Accidents

February 23, 2015     By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
New Jersey’s winter weather often involves thawing and freezing cycles which lead to dangerous icy surfaces.

New Emergency Braking Systems

February 23, 2015     By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
The goal of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is to support new technologies that increase safety to all drivers on the road and reduce the incidents of car accidents.

Collateral Consequences Continue to Impact Individuals

February 23, 2015     By Law Office of Jill R. Cohen
Everyone makes mistakes. Those of us who have made impulsive or uniformed decisions in our lives may have suffered severe consequences for them, such as being arrested or serving time in jail.

Divorce - The Real Numbers

February 23, 2015     By Adinolfi & Lieberman, P.A.
Despite pronouncements by pundits of doom, and contrary to common wisdom, the realities of the divorce rates in the United States show decreasing trends.

Retirement, Alimony and the New Jersey Alimony Reform Statute

February 23, 2015     By Adinolfi & Lieberman, P.A.
The new Alimony Reform Statute signed into law by Governor Christie in September makes important changes with regard to how retirement is treated when the retiree is paying alimony.

Nuclear Power Plants and Turkey

February 23, 2015     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
In terms of the power generation, using the natural gas takes first and the coal takes second place in Turkey.

Repetitive Job Duties and Work-Related Claims Under the New York State Workers' Compensation Law

February 22, 2015     By Brune Law Office
Certain types of repetitive work activities can either cause, or aggravate symptoms in areas of the body, including the knees, arms, shoulders, back and neck. The types of activities and jobs are virtually unlimited, and can be the subject of considerable litigation.

Cyberspace posing challenges to legal framework

February 22, 2015     By Youssry Saleh Law Firm
The legal profession has been changing over time, adopting new fields and challenges. Globalization, development of internet and technologies all led to the change in lives, change in the way businesses are conducted, in the way people spend their leisure time and, also, the way people commit crimes.

Recent Canadian Court Decisions Affecting Commercial Arbitration

February 21, 2015     By Ellyn Law LLP
More business cases are going to arbitration than ever before. Therefore, courts have to confront more procedural and legal issues arising out of arbitration cases. Judges often have to remind litigants of the deference given to arbitrators, when the parties have agreed on arbitration as their dispute resolution method. In this presentation, Igor Ellyn reviews nine of the latest cases and explains how they affect the law and practice of arbitration in Ontario and Canada.

Important Frequently Asked Questions on Vessel Arrest in Tunisia

February 21, 2015     By Achour Law Firm
The best option available to a party seeking to obtain security for a maritime claim against a shipowner is, certainly the arrest of the vessel. Let's see the important frequently asked questions on vessel arrest in Tunisia

The Applicable Procedures to Arrest a Ship in Tunisia

February 21, 2015     By Achour Law Firm
The best option available to a party seeking to obtain security for a maritime claim against a shipowner is, certainly the arrest of the vessel. Let's see the applicable procedures to arrest a ship in Tunisia.

Arrest a Vessel in Tunisia

February 21, 2015     By Achour Law Firm
The best option available to a party seeking to obtain security for a maritime claim against a shipowner is, certainly the arrest of the vessel.

Lawsuits Filed By Providers and Investors Over Life Settlement Investments

February 20, 2015     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
Life settlement providers, brokers, and investors have filed lawsuits regarding these life insurance investments. For more information about filing a life settlement investment lawsuit, contact the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001.

New Proposals for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy from the American Business Institute

February 20, 2015     By The Law Offices of Robert S. Lewis, P.C.
This year, Chapter 11 bankruptcy is getting an overhaul. These changes are designed to make filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy easier for businesses.

New Year, New Start: Life After Bankruptcy in New York

February 20, 2015     By The Law Offices of Robert S. Lewis, P.C.
Filing for bankruptcy changes your life. As you know if you recently filed for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, filing for bankruptcy takes a toll on your credit score, your financial well being, and your emotional health.

Illinois Divorce Tips for New Beginnings in the New Year

February 20, 2015     By Abear Law Offices
January marks a new beginning for all of us: new year, new goals, new life. On the flip side, January is also historically the month where the most divorces are filed.

I Need a Divorce, Where Do I Start?

February 20, 2015     By HG.org
When love turns sour, the effects of a relationship ending can be devastating. When the only solution left is to seek a divorce, knowing where to begin is often confusing and may seem overwhelming.

Is a Bicycle Considered a Car or a Pedestrian?

February 20, 2015     By HG.org
For anyone living in a city where foot and bike traffic are common, the question is often asked: is a bicycle a car or a pedestrian?

How to Report a Defective Product

February 20, 2015     By The Miley Legal Group
Not knowing how to report a defective product stops a lot of people from taking action. However, the Consumer Product Safety Commission makes it as easy as possible for those reporting defective products. Learn how to alert the CPSC about a product that injured you and in turn, let other consumers know of dangerous products.

Divorce Tips for Dads in Connecticut

February 20, 2015     By Richard H. Raphael, Attorney at Law
Divorce is an emotional and difficult time for the whole family. As a dad, your primary concern is likely for your children. Who will they live with? Who will they spend their holidays with? What if your ex-spouse wants to move out of state?

Should You Be Getting Paid Overtime? How to Tell if Your Company Owes You Money

February 20, 2015     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
If your employer has misclassified you as an exempt employee, you may be missing out on compensation that you’re legally entitled to.

Where is Same-Sex Marriage Legal?

February 20, 2015     By HG.org
For the thousands of people involved in same-sex relationships in the United States, times have really begun to change. After decades of fighting for equal rights, many states have slowly begun to allow gay and lesbian couples to experience the same rights, benefits, and privileges associated with marriage as straight couples have always been allowed.

I Just Moved, Do I Legally Have to Change My Address and Where?

February 20, 2015     By HG.org
Moving can be both exciting and stressful. It can be thrilling to imagine new adventures in a new location, but it can also be quite worrisome trying to make sure everything is considered. Switching utility services off and on, setting up mail forwarding, getting furniture moved; it can all be a bit overwhelming.

My Ex is Fighting for Custody of the Kids, What Do I Do?

February 20, 2015     By HG.org
Children are often the unfortunate pawns of battles between exes. Sometimes motivated by desires to hurt the other parent or out of a selfish desire to be the sole or primary influence on the child's life, these battles can be emotionally challenging for both parents and children alike. So, if you see such a battle looming on the horizon, what can you do? How can you avoid a fight that will harm your child while preserving your own interest in being with your son or daughter?

Cyprus Courts Do Not Recognise Foreign Arbitration Awards when Neither Party Has its Domicile in Cyprus

February 20, 2015     By Soteris Flourentzos & Associates LLC
The Supreme Court of Cyprus ruled on 17 February 2015, in STX OFFSHORE & SHIPPING CO. LTD v. STX (DALIAN) SHIPBUILDING CO.LTD, Civil Application No. 152/2014, that in order for a foreign arbitration award to be recognized and enforced in Cyprus either the applicant or the respondent must have its domicile in Cyprus.

Warratless Blood Draw in DUI Investigation

February 19, 2015     By Kenneth Padowitz P.A.
In Missouri v. McNeely, the United States Supreme Court decided that a blood draw is a search which is protected under the Fourth Amendment.

What is the Fundamental Attribution Error?

February 19, 2015     By Kenneth Padowitz P.A.
The fundamental attribution error is a term, which refers to the common human error in which people tend to underestimate situational influences and overestimate individual personality factors, when explaining behavior.

Defenses to the Enforcement of Timeshare Contracts

February 19, 2015     By Aaronson Law Firm
Understand your timeshare contract obligations, the hidden language, and the defenses that may get you out of your agreement.

The Effects of Brain Injuries on Children

February 19, 2015     By Martinez & Schill LLP
The effects of a brain injury can be far more devastating in a child than in an adult patient. This is because a child's brain is still developing until age 25. An injury sustained by a still-developing brain can stall or even completely stunt the brain's growth.

What Is a Product Defect?

February 18, 2015     By HG.org
There are numerous ways in which a product may be considered defective. Once an item enters the stream of commerce and injures someone, the victim may be able to pursue a products liability claim against the party found to be responsible.

What Is Bait and Switch?

February 18, 2015     By HG.org
Bait and switch is a common deceptive sales practice that advertises an item for sale to entice customers to come to the store. Once the customer arrives in anticipation of the discounted item, he or she is told that the item is not available and is directed toward a more expensive alternative.

What Privileges Do I Have that Will Prevent People from Testifying against Me?

February 18, 2015     By HG.org
While many individuals are aware of their right not to incriminate themselves, they may also be able to prevent another person from testifying against them. The law recognizes several privileges that prohibit certain individuals from testifying against a person.

How Do I Present Evidence If I Am Pro Se?

February 18, 2015     By HG.org
Even though you do not have a legal education, a pro se plaintiff or defendant is still expected to comply with the same rules of evidence as seasoned lawyers. In federal cases, the federal rules of evidence must be followed. In state cases, state and local court rules must be followed to ensure that the judge receives relevant and reliable information.

Limits to a Hunting Company’s Liability during a Hunting Accident

February 18, 2015     By The Miley Legal Group
When a Clarksburg, West Virginia company provides its grounds for hunting purposes, it may face exposure to liability in case of any injuries or accidents that occur on its premises. The extent of such liability may differ depending on the relationship between the company and the hunter.

How to File a Personal Injury Claim On Behalf Of Incapacitated Loved One

February 18, 2015     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Sometimes, injuries in an accident can leave a person mentally and physically incapacitated and unable to take any legal action on his or her own. In such cases, authorized family members may file a personal injury claim on behalf of the person.

U.S. Supreme Court Directs Lower Court to Revisit M&G Polymers Case Terminating Free Retiree Health Benefits

February 18, 2015     By ERISA Benefits Consulting, Inc
In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court appears to have sided with a chemical company in a case where union retirees were fighting to keep their health benefits. By their ruling, the justices reversed an earlier appeals court decision which favored employees and said the benefits had vested for life.

Understand Legal Implications under Dubai Strata Law

February 18, 2015     By STA Law Firm
If I purchase an apartment in a communal building, what exactly do I own? Am I entitled to a section of the pool, corner of the gym and rights over a particular elevator? Or do I only have rights over anything within the boundaries of my specific plot?

What Factors Can Cause a Deviation from the Child Support Formula?

February 17, 2015     By HG.org
Each state has specific rules regarding child support and the amount to be awarded. In some situations, a case calls for a deviation from the norm, causing the amount of child support to be greater or less than the amount specified in the child support formula.

How Do I Know If I Can Receive Alimony?

February 17, 2015     By HG.org
Alimony, or spousal support, helps to provide a financial supplement to a lower-earning spouse to cover some of his or her living expenses. It is not available in all cases and is treated differently than child support, which is to take care of the child’s expenses.

For Florida Parents, Child Support Payment Anxiety Can Indicate Underlying Trust Issues

February 17, 2015     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
Most Florida parents realize that they must continue to provide for their children after they have been divorced.

When a Marriage Breaks in the United Arab Emirates

February 17, 2015     By Motei & Associates, Attorneys at Law
Shedding light on the application of the UAE Personal Affairs (‘Sharia’) versus foreign laws. The case of a Hindu divorce granted by the Sharia Court in the UAE to the wife with full custody of the kids as well as alimony.

You Can’t Just Sue Anybody Who Is Rude to You

February 16, 2015     By HG.org
In order for a plaintiff to prevail with a lawsuit, there must be an existing framework for recovery. Simply put, individuals generally do not have a cognizable cause of action based on someone simply being rude to them. However, state statutes and case law determine whether there is a recognized cause of action. The following causes of action may be available to a person who has been slighted, depending on the state law that has jurisdiction over the case.

Why Is Parody Protected Under the First Amendment?

February 16, 2015     By HG.org
While parodies often cause a good laugh, their influence can be much more dramatic and long-lasting. Because parodies provide an important historic reference and social commentary, they enjoy certain protections under the First Amendment and in copyright cases.

4 Cognitive Distractions Drivers Face

February 16, 2015     By Ankin Law Office LLC
Sources of cognitive distraction that many drivers may encounter include electronic devices, in-car systems, passengers and printed materials.

Defendants' Insistence on Confidential Settlements Can Have Adverse Consequences for the Public

February 16, 2015     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
Confidentiality clauses in lawsuit settlement agreements have become more common over the years, but secrecy in settlements can be harmful for injured plaintiffs and for the public.

In Florida, Couples Should Consider Property Division Before Creating Tax Strategies

February 16, 2015     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
Wealthy Florida residents who are married or planning to get married might want to consider creating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement before they consult their financial advisor to plan their tax strategy for the coming years.

Florida Military Ex-Spouses Should Review Benefits after Divorce

February 16, 2015     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
Many Florida residents who are ex-spouses of military personnel may be unaware that they may be eligible for benefits after they have been divorced.

New Technology, New Definition of “Family” May Change Florida’s Child Custody Law

February 16, 2015     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
Many Florida families look at the new technologies by which children can be conceived and wonder how best to interpret the meaning of the word “family.”

Illinois Snowmobile Safety Tips

February 16, 2015     By Salvi & Maher, LLC
Snowmobiling can be an exhilarating winter activity for Illinois residents of all ages. But like any other sport, it can be dangerous. Snowmobile accidents can lead to serious injury and even death.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

February 16, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
Medical professionals at every level – from top surgeons to nurses and aids – have an obligation to provide patients with a “standard of care.” This responsibility includes taking actions that fit into the medical community’s assessment of appropriate medical interventions. A violation of this responsibility that causes harm to a patient may fall under the scope of malpractice.

What if No One Has Auto Insurance?

February 16, 2015     By Console & Hollawell P.C.
If no one involved in a car accident has auto insurance, the situation is complex. It doesn’t matter if a driver who was illegally driving without insurance didn’t cause the accident; he or she generally does not have a case. However, passengers are not legally required to have an insurance policy just to ride in a vehicle. If they suffer injuries in an accident and no insurance policy is available, they can get help through state funds.

IT Engineer Damages Employer's Computers, Gets 4 Years in Prison

February 16, 2015     By Evidence Solutions, Inc.
United States Attorney Booth Goodwin, announced recently that a former network engineer at Charleston, South Carolina based EnerVest Operating, LLC (“EnerVest”), was sentenced to four years in federal prison for intentionally causing significant damage to his employer’s computer system. The culprit: Ricky Joe Mitchell, 35, of Charleston, West Virginia.

The Legal Truth of E-contracts in Egypt

February 16, 2015     By Youssry Saleh Law Firm
No doubt that the technological evolution and its wide range usage in various fields became a part of our daily lives, accompanied by this evolution,it’s usage between people in civil and commercial transactions grew significantly.,

Buying Property by Expatriates in Abu Dhabi

February 16, 2015     By Motei & Associates, Attorneys at Law
The basics of buying freehold property in Abu Dhabi are the same as anywhere else in the United Arab Emirates. However, unlike Dubai, Abu Dhabi does not till date have specific laws/regulations regulating sale and purchase of real estate by foreigners (i.e. off plan sale, real estate brokers and agents, escrow accounts, jointly owned property (Strata Law), etc). Such being the case one needs to be even more careful and exercise greater due diligence while purchasing property in Abu Dhabi.

Can I Be Fired for Lying on My Job Application?

February 15, 2015     By HG.org
Some job applicants decide to lie on their application, in their resume or in answers to interview questions in hopes that these lies or exaggerations will help them land the job. However, employing one of these tactics can cause an individual his or her job.

How to Collect Debts Owed by a Bankrupt Client

February 15, 2015     By HG.org
When business owners hear that a customer is going through the process of bankruptcy, they may start to write off the debt. However, this may cause business owners to lose funds to which they are entitled. By being aware of their rights and following these steps, business owners can protect their bottom line.

When Can I Assert My Fifth Amendment Right?

February 15, 2015     By HG.org
The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides individuals the right not to serve as a witness against themselves. Through this amendment, a witness may prevent the disclosure of evidence that can ultimately be used against him or her in a criminal case. There are a variety of situations in which a person may assert this privilege.

Can Someone Who Trespasses on My Land Sue Me?

February 15, 2015     By HG.org
While it may defy common sense, a trespasser who is injured on a property owner’s land may be able to successfully sue a property owner. Fortunately for homeowners, this is not always the case. Additionally, several nuances can tilt a case one way or the other.

What is Net Neutrality and Why Should You Care?

February 14, 2015     By HG.org
Much has been made over the last few years about net neutrality. Still, most people are confused by what this term refers to and why it matters. This confusion is understandable given the misleading nature of the name, and the way it is often misapplied in the media. But, net neutrality is actually a very important concept to understand and one that could directly impact the way the Internet works and how we all use it.

Just Had a Car Accident, What Do I Do Now?

February 14, 2015     By HG.org
The time after a car accident can be frightening and confusing. What will happen to your car? Will your insurance pay, and if they do will your rates go up? Will anybody face criminal charges? Could you be sued? These and many more questions are likely racing around the minds of most people after an accident.

How to Avoid Trouble During a Traffic Stop

February 14, 2015     By HG.org
Millions of Americans fear what can happen during a traffic stop. The names “Ferguson” and “Rodney King” have taken on a significance in the national psyche that will not soon be shaken.

How to Negotiate a Managed Care Contract

February 13, 2015     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
Managed care contracts are not take-it-or-leave-it deals. A physician practice can and should negotiate its managed care contracts. Read this article to learn how to do it. I focus on three major topics: compensation, exit, and unilateral actions by the payor.

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