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While every workplace poses a certain degree of risk, some industries are more inherently dangerous than others. Such is the case with the construction industry.
May 27, 2016 By McKenzie & Snyder LLP
If your car has been involved in an accident recently it's best to think twice before sending your car off to your insurances preferred shop for repairs.
One of the types of damages that personal injury victims may be able to receive compensation for is pain and suffering. It is important for plaintiffs to understand what is considered “pain and suffering” in the court that has jurisdiction of the case.
May 27, 2016 By Murphy Law Group, LLC
4.2 million more people may qualify for overtime.
"Parole In Place" for Family Members of U.S. Military Service Members and Former U.S. Military Service Members
May 27, 2016 By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
The Attorney General has limited discretionary authority to grant parole to an alien who is in the United States without an immigration status. This exercise of parole is called “parole in place.”
Many motor vehicle accidents are caused by impaired drivers. While many of these are attributed to drivers under the influence of alcohol, many others are due to drug impairment.
The moments after a car accident can be extremely confusing. They may lead individuals involved in car accidents to make some mistakes that can affect their legal claim, including:
May 27, 2016 By Andreas Neocleous & Co LLC
ln December 2015 the Cyprus tax laws were amended to temporarily exempt loan restructurings from tax in order to facilitate and encourage the restructuring of non-performing loans. The amendments affect the lncome Тах Law, the Capital Gains Тах Law, the Special Defence Contribution Law, the Stamp Duty Law, the VAT Law, the Collection of Taxes Law and the Department of Lands and Surveys (Fees and Charges) Law.
May 27, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
For documents to be recognized as a will, it needs to be possible to discern a serious intention to prepare a will. That was the verdict of the OLG Frankfurt (Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt) (Az.: 20 W 155/15).
May 27, 2016 By Steven J. Pisani, Attorney at Law
Charges of DUI could be quite stressful and may lead to heavy penalties depending on the situation. If you ever get convicted for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol here are ideas on how to get rid of DUI charges in Colorado.
May 27, 2016 By Cantor Crane
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, there are more than 37,000 deaths each year due to automobile accidents. Additionally, there are 2.35 million people who are either seriously injured or disabled in car crashes. The unfortunate issue is that at times, injuries are not instant. Instead, injuries can take time before they are noticed. For example, being rear-ended by a drunk driver. You might not have back pain for the first week but start to notice severe pain.
Coming to the decision to transition from one gender to another is the first step in a very long and often difficult process. Many individuals wrestle with their gender identity for a very long time, and some will face even more hurdles with family, friends and relatives who may struggle with their decision.
An alleged policy by the Essentials Salon and Day Spa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania of hiring only young employees has sparked a new federal lawsuit by a spurned job applicant.
As the transgender community continues to grow and become more widely accepted, the state of New Jersey strictly enforces the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), which protects the civil rights of these individuals, including their right to work without the fear of termination or discrimination due to their gender identity.
Rockaway Township and the Hibernia Fire Company 1 in New Jersey recently agreed to pay $100,000 to a former female fire lieutenant to settle a sexual bias lawsuit claiming she had to endure a hostile work environment and harassment because of her gender.
May 27, 2016 By Aleksey Pukha & Partners
According to the requirements of the Tax Code of Ukraine taxpayers, whose amount of controlled transactions with one counterparty exceeds 5 million USD (excluding VAT), are required to present the report on controlled operations for reporting calendar year to central executive body that implements the state tax and the customs policy, before May, 1 of the year following the reporting by electronic means electronically in compliance with the law on electronic document and digital signature.
May 27, 2016 By Zhejiang Xinmu Law Firm
Company’s Deadlock is, sadly speaking, a sort of very-often-seen disputes between Chinese and foreign shareholders and/or directors in a Sino-foreign Joint Venture company in China, so this article is about how it comes into being and how to avoid it.
May 27, 2016 By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
Self-driving cars are one of the latest technological advances in the automobile industry. According to certain automobile companies, self-driving cars that require occasional driver intervention are only a few years away, and completely self-driving cars are not far behind.
May 27, 2016 By Pavel, Margarit & Associates
The Supreme Court of Romania, in motivating the decision, considered that the tax audit is the document that underlies the issuance of the tax decision, namely that document that records the findings of the fiscal inspection bodies, "it does not represent an administrative act” so as defined by art. 41 of Ordinance no. 93/2003 regarding the Romanian Fiscal Procedure Code, also it does not represent "a receivable title" as it is defined by art. 110 par. 3 of the Romanian Fiscal Procedure Code.
A Forwarder Is Not Required to Question an Importer's Declaration Regarding the Contents of Forwarded Cargo in Israel
May 27, 2016 By Gill Nadel Law Office
Monetary disputes between clients (importers or exporters) and the various entities that form the logistic chain of transporting goods (such as forwarders or customs agents) are common, and frequently reach the courts.
International Forwarder is Not Responsible for a Delay in the Release of Goods Due to the Holiday Season in Isreal
May 27, 2016 By Gill Nadel Law Office
We will review the case of a bicycle and electric vehicles importer ("the importer"), who hired the services of a forwarding and customs broker ("the forwarder"). The importer sued the forwarder for a delay in the release of goods from customs.
Truck drivers occupy a safety-sensitive position. They operate vehicles that are very heavy and dangerous when involved in an accident. Sometimes they also carry goods that can be dangerous in the event of an accident.
For most employees in Illinois, the workers’ compensation program that applies is one that is regulated and overseen by a state agency. In some cases, the employer may be required to provide benefits to surviving family members of injured workers.
Local 25, a northern New Jersey sheet metal trade union, has been ordered to pay $1.6 million dollars and other damages to African-American and Hispanic journeypersons who were victims of employment discrimination.
May 26, 2016 By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
An alien who is granted temporary protected status (TPS) may obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) along with TPS. Furthermore, he or she may maintain a valid nonimmigrant status along with TPS. Certain non-immigrant statuses limit or outright prohibit the employment that the non-immigrant may engage in while on status.
Individuals who are injured in an automotive accident or another event may benefit from having a video of such accident or event. Such footage may provide significant value in legal claims.
In some car accident cases, the liable party is not either driver. In some cases, the liability lies with the manufacturer that put a dangerous vehicle on the roadway. In these cases, the plaintiff must be able to show why the manufacturer should be held responsible for the accident.
The New Jersey Senate recently passed a bill that will require all employers in the state to provide paid sick leave to its employees.
The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sex, race or disability. It also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who blow the whistle on unlawful practices conducted within the company.
Given the potential dangerousness of driving a large vehicle in an impaired state, laws have been established to help prevent drugged driving. Truck drivers are subject to a number of state and federal regulations, including the requirement to be drug tested.
May 26, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
Heirs who are disappointed with the content of a will may under certain circumstances be able to challenge the will if they have good cause to do so.
May 26, 2016 By Mirandah Asia
With significant changes in the political landscape of Myanmar (also known as Burma), there are similar expectations for corresponding changes in the economic and business practices as well. This further affects the expectations of IP holders to better protect their rights in this country. Currently, Myanmar is working with the World Intellectual Property office (WIPO) and World Trademarks Office (WTO) to introduce new IP laws which include legislation covering trademarks.
May 26, 2016 By Tuomey Law Firm, PLLC
Perhaps you've been arrested for drug possession, are under investigation for embezzlement, or have been charged with DUI. Regardless, it's a frightening and stressful situation. Will you face jail or prison time? Probation? How will your reputation and career be affected?
With the growing technology available in new cars, drivers are now able to call, text and even check social media through their dashboard “infotainment” systems.
May 26, 2016 By Pavel, Margarit & Associates
For individuals receiving dividends from a Romanian legal entity, starting in January 2016 it is maintained the 5% percentage of the gross dividend paid. Also, since January 2016, the persons who obtain income from dividends do not owe social health insurance contribution for that income in case they obtain income from wages, pensions, independent activities, association with a legal person, etc., except the earnings from intellectual property rights.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is proposing to add a new rule that would make it easier to take unsafe trucks off the road. The rule is designed to enhance and simplify the agency’s ability to identify motor carriers who violate safety rules and prohibit them from continuing operations until they improve.
One of the nation’s largest used car dealers has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that they failed to disclose important safety information regarding used cars for sale.
State and local officials have announced plans to spend $152 million to fund needed improvements to a dangerous stretch of Maryland Route 32 that connects Carroll County and Howard County.
May 26, 2016 By Pavel, Margarit & Associates
The Customs Code establishes the general rules and procedures applicable to goods brought into or out on the customs territory of the Union and is applied uniformly throughout the Union. Starting in June 2016 will enter into force the provisions regarding the use of electronic data processing techniques for all exchanges of information (statements, requests, decisions) between customs authorities and economic operators, as well as the methods of their storage;
May 26, 2016 By Gill Nadel Law Office
Among the most common disputes between importers and the Customs Authority are disputes regarding the valuation of the transaction. In other words, the sides dispute as to the amount subject to import duty, a dispute particularly relevant to goods subject to a relatively high duty rate, such as cars, automobile replacement parts, mobile phones and more.
Truck drivers and the companies for whom they work must follow stringent guidelines regarding the hours that they can work. Violating these rules can subject the truck driver and trucking company to fines and potential civil liability.
May 25, 2016 By Cantor Crane
Across the US, dental malpractice cases happen much more frequently than you might expect. It might not sound to be such a big issue, but on the contrary, mistakes made by a dentist can have long-term affects. These affects can be associated with cosmetic deformities, excessive pain, disease misdiagnosis and in rare cases even lead to death.
May 25, 2016 By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
When seeking labor certification for an employment-based immigrant visa, the following relationships will subject the labor certification application to high scrutiny:
Medical malpractice often involves more than a treating doctor and a patient. Instead, many individuals may contribute or detract from a patient’s care, including lab technicians, pharmacists, assistants and nurses. When factors affect support staff, a critical error may be made in a patient’s treatment.
May 25, 2016 By AP & Generalis
For the past decade cities such as Berlin, Leipzig, Munich and Bremen became and remain the focal point of interest of foreign investors who in the German real estate market are primarily looking for security and stability and secondarily high returns. Purchasing property in Germany though has its own rules which should be taken onto consideration before taking the step.
When a family makes the difficult decision to move a loved one into a nursing home, they expect that the loved one will be treated properly. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect abuse affects millions of people every year.
May 25, 2016 By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
When a person is killed as a result of another person’s negligent act, the survivors of the victims may file a wrongful death claim as part of a civil lawsuit.
May 25, 2016 By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
If you were hurt in a workplace accident or have recently been diagnosed with an occupational illness or injury, the actions you take during the first few days will set the tone for the rest of your claim.
Every year, thousands of American die from medical errors that could have been prevented. At the same time, important advances in technology continue to be made. By implementing certain technologies, human lives may be able to be saved. Further advances may reduce fatal errors, prevent them or remove them completely.
One of the leading causes of death in the United States is medical malpractice. Many of these injuries are the result of medication errors, which can have devastating effects on patients and their families.
May 25, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
Health claims pertaining to foods have to satisfy strict requirements if they are to avoid infringing competition law. That was the verdict of the Landgericht Rostock (Regional Court of Rostock) in a recent ruling.
May 25, 2016 By Gill Nadel Law Office
Recent developments in the regulation of the cyber domain in Israel relating to defense export control of the cyber domain.
May 25, 2016 By Edward R. Molari
Prom season is here. It is an exciting time for many teenagers. High school students throughout Boston will be attending this special event over the next few weeks. Most students are happy with the occasion and many parents are worried about their child and alcohol abuse. Being involved in an OUI/DUI accident (operating under the influence of alcohol) will put a damper on the party.
May 25, 2016 By Gill Nadel Law Office
The Customs Authority is authorized to delay the release of imported and exported goods if it suspects a related offense has been committed, including false or fraudulent statements, failure to submit required documents, and others.
As more and more areas crack down on distracted driving, a new theory may hold other individuals partially liable for accidents caused by distracted driving. This theory is referred to as “remote texter liability,” and involves the assessment of whether a person not in the vehicle who texts a driver should share in the responsibility of the accident.
Traumatic brain injuries are often the result of personal injury accidents. They may be caused by negligent or intentional actions. They can also lead to serious consequences.
May 24, 2016 By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Male U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and undocumented aliens between the ages of 18 and 25 are required to register for with the Selective Service System (SSS). The law requires that registration occur within 30 days of the person’s eighteenth birthday, but late registrations are accepted prior to the person turning 26 years of age.
May 24, 2016 By Law Offices of Michael J. Brennan
The role of discovery in motorcycle accident cases, the importance of expert witnesses, and what happens at trial.
Actos Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges Takeda Illegally Promoted Diabetes Drug for Patients with Prediabetes
May 24, 2016 By Heygood Orr & Pearson
Takeda Pharmaceuticals is facing a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that the company promoted its diabetes drug Actos to patients with prediabetes, despite the fact that it was never approved for this use by the FDA. Studies have shown that patients who use Actos may be more likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer.
Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most serious injuries that individuals can sustain in accidents. It is important that they receive a proper diagnosis and start treatment as quickly as possible.
May 24, 2016 By Gill Nadel Law Office
The intent behind the Defense Export Control law, 2007 ("the law"), and the various regulations and orders enacted thereunder, is to regulate defense export on the grounds of national security, foreign policy, international commitments, and other crucial interests of the State of Israel.
May 24, 2016 By Gill Nadel Law Office
The Tel Aviv Magistrate Court determined that an importer proved his claim regarding the essence of the goods and accepted the importer's classification. The court criticized the Customs Authority for its conduct in the case, as it failed to preserve samples of the product and submitted opinion reports based on theories and assumptions rather than facts.
May 24, 2016 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Whether you’re an experienced business owner or an entrepreneur just embarking on your first business venture, there are certain missteps that you need to be aware of in order to avoid jeopardizing your corporate transactions.
May 24, 2016 By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Between 2009 and 2014, the number of pedestrian deaths in the United States grew by 19 percent, far outpacing the number of total traffic deaths (which only grew by 4 percent). Florida was once again listed among the top states for pedestrian deaths nationwide. As the number of cars on the road increase and distracted driving becomes a more prevalent issue, this trend may continue to worsen.
If you were on your phone at the time of a car accident, you may assume that you caused the accident by being distracted. While this is sometimes the case, it is not always. Therefore, it is important that individuals who are in such predicaments protect their legal rights and understand the legal consequences of certain actions.
May 24, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
The use of a third-party trademark in comparative advertising does not automatically constitute an infringement of trademark law. That was the decision of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Court of Justice (Az.: I ZR 167/13).
May 24, 2016 By Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
California has witnessed a significant rise in the number of employer retaliation cases in the past few years. The exposure to San Diego employers is significant and it is important to tighten employment contracts, policy and procedure and employee manuals, as well as internal processes for responding to and documenting employee complaints.
May 24, 2016 By J Peterman Legal Group, Ltd
In real estate, a contingency is a condition included in a home purchase agreement, that must be completed before a deal can actually be finalized. If either party is unable to meet one, or more, of the contingent conditions, then the deal may be voided altogether. If you are buying a home in Wisconsin, you need to be aware how contingencies can be used to help you complete your purchase.
May 24, 2016 By Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC
New York recently enacted a law which, by 2018, raises New York's hourly minimum wage from $9.00 to $15.00.
May 24, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
Companies promoting their products need to ensure that consumers have a realistic opportunity to purchase them. That was the verdict of the OLG Koblenz (Higher Regional Court of Koblenz) in a recent ruling.
May 24, 2016 By Kotlyarov Law Group
Some of you may be at a point in your life when you are considering bankruptcy. If so, you may be wondering why a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy may be better for you. Some of the advantages to filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy are as follows:
May 23, 2016 By HG.org
Distracted driving is a dangerous activity because it removes a person’s focus while operating a machine that is thousands of pounds. Due to the increasing concern over this action, distracted drivers may be subject to civil liability and criminal reprimand.
May 23, 2016 By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
The E-2 (E2) Treaty Investors visa is a nonimmigrant visa for certain nationals of countries with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation. The E2 visa is available for investors and for employees of E2 treaty investors or companies that, by virtue of their ownership and operations in the United States, can qualify as E2 petitioners. This article will provide a brief overview of the E2 visa category.
Sex offender registration is required in cases where a defendant is convicted of a sex offense. It is a very important component to the many penalties that convicted sex offenders face in the Colorado criminal justice system. Registration can obviously have a substantial impact on a persons ability to find and maintain employment and housing, and may substantially affect other areas of the sex offenders life.
Unlawful sexual contact is a sexual offense in the state of Colorado which encompasses a very wide range of conduct. While it is a lesser offense than Sexual Assault, it is still considered a sex crime, and still requires sex offender probation and registration if convicted. It also is considered an extraordinary risk crime which requires higher sentencing requirements than other crimes in the same class.
May 23, 2016 By HG.org
A medical malpractice claim arises when a person is injured because of a healthcare provider’s negligence or deviation from accepted standards. Simply because a person suffers an injury while in a doctor’s care does not necessarily mean that such a claim exists.
Indecent Exposure is typically a misdemeanor offense in Colorado, unless the offender has a prior history of similar offenses, in which case it can be charged as a felony.
May 23, 2016 By McKenzie & Snyder LLP
Reporting your injury after an accident at work is the first step for a successful workers' compensation claim.
May 23, 2016 By Jeanne M. Reardon Law Office
Whether you are buying or selling a home, your team of expert advisers should include a real estate closing attorney. Real estate closings are complicated matters and require a thorough knowledge of the law. With a decision as serious as buying and selling real estate, it is important that you are guided throughout every step of the closing process by an experienced and knowledgeable real estate lawyer.
If over the course of its history a company was split up, advertising featuring the company’s history may be misleading. That was the verdict of the OLG Frankfurt (Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt) in a recent ruling (6 U 167/14).
Hesse’s Finance Minister, Dr. Thomas Schäfer, has announced that the fight against tax evasion will continue. Voluntary disclosure is still the only way out for tax dodgers.
May 23, 2016 By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Mourning the death of a loved one is difficult under any circumstances, but when the loss is the fault of a third party, the process can be immeasurably more painful.
The idea of life insurance forming a component of one’s retirement plan is increasingly losing credibility. According to media reports, consumers ought to anticipate further cuts in 2016.
May 22, 2016 By Jeanne M. Reardon Law Office
If you are unable to attend a real estate closing and sign the necessary documents you can have your attorney prepare a power of attorney for you thereby allowing your agent to act for you at the closing.
May 22, 2016 By The Law Firm of Jacobson & Rooks, LLC
The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to treat an employee's request for leave due to a medical condition as a request for a reasonable accommodation. The employer's obligation is engage the employee in an " interactive process." An employer might be required to provide an employee with a leave as a reasonable accommodation even if the employer does not customarily offer leave as a benefit.
May 22, 2016 By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
If you are injured in an accident at work, the moments and days following it can be overwhelming. You might not know what to do after you are injured, which can cause you to make mistakes that jeopardize your ability to receive Workers’ Compensation. However, the first step can be simpler than you might think. By seeking legal counsel as soon as possible, you can receive the help of a skilled Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyer that has seen it all before.
May 22, 2016 By CSI Secure Solutions
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May 22, 2016 By LD Legal, LLC
Florida Probate Guide - a discussion of the different types of probate options in Florida.
May 22, 2016 By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has discretion to reinstate a prior removal order when an alien reenters the United States illegally after having been removed previously or having left under a grant of voluntary departure under a removal order. If an alien is subject to summary removal, he or she will not be entitled to a hearing before an immigration judge. Depending on the situation, there may be limited forms of relief available to the alien from reinstatement of removal.
May 22, 2016 By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Anyone who has ever been involved in a car accident knows that it can be a traumatic, stressful experience, especially when someone is seriously injured.
May 22, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
The shares in a GmbH form part of a GmbH shareholder’s estate. Accordingly, it is important to settle early on who the company shares will go to in the event of succession.
May 20, 2016 By HG.org
Almost every private housing area as well as public ones prohibits undue, avoidable and excessive noise. For laws and ordinances that stipulate noise levels, law enforcement is allowed to give citations and tickets to those that violate these regulations.
May 20, 2016 By HG.org
The dangers of distracted driving are well known and cited. When truck drivers get into wrecks because they are distracted, tragic results may arise.
May 19, 2016 By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Women awarded over $6.2 million for discrimination.
Accidents happen every day. The successful resolution of a case often depends on the actions that the victim takes immediately after the accident.
How a particular worker is classified can have a direct impact on eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits.
May 19, 2016 By Shustak Reynolds & Partners, PC
President Obama recently signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) of 2016, which gives holders of trade secrets a new and powerful option to bring trade secret lawsuits under federal law.
May 19, 2016 By Vanden Heuvel & Dineen, SC
Every divorce is different. The parties to a divorce have different needs and expectations. But across the board, any person going through a divorce should avoid these mistakes.
Individuals in every industry are susceptible to workplace injuries. However, there are often ways to prevent these injuries. By recognizing workplace hazards, employers and employees alike can take steps to mitigate risks and prevent employee injuries. Some of the most common injuries that American workers sustain include: