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Avoiding Ownership Disputes

February 5, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
Many clients contact business litigation attorneys when it is too late to avoid a dispute. When that happens, the costs and stress of litigation can mount. Here are some relatively simple and cost-effective measures to help you avoid an ownership dispute down the road.

Recent Updates to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing Rules

February 5, 2016     By Angela Wang & Co.
Recent updates to the Hong Kong stock exchange listing rules.

Where Can I Turn if my Rights have been Violated during a Traffic Stop?

February 5, 2016     By The Sehat Law Firm, PLC
Protecting your rights while cooperating with police can feel like walking a tightrope—one wrong move and you plunge to your doom. You should remember that even well intentioned police are nervous during traffic stops. You want to cooperate and defuse a potential conflict while not incriminating yourself or giving the police information that you do not have to share.

Defense Export Supervision - Obtaining a Marketing License in Israel

February 5, 2016     By Gill Nadel Law Office
At the end of 2007, the Defense Export Control Law, 2007 (hereinafter: the "Law") entered into effect.

The Limited Liability Company in Albania and Branch in Albania

February 4, 2016     By LPA Law Firm
Register an LLC in Albania and register a Foreign Company Branch in Albania

Trade Mark Enforcement in Albania

February 4, 2016     By LPA Law Firm
There are no specialised courts in Albania dealing with IPR infringements.  Interested parties should address their claim to the Commercial Section of the First Instance Court of Tirana.

Patent Infringement – Initial Considerations in Defending a Claim in the UK

February 4, 2016     By Summerfield Browne Solicitors
Are you being threatened with a patent infringement claim in the UK? If so, we consider how to respond to such a claim including analysing possible defences to the claim.

California Wage Statement Requirements

February 4, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
The California Labor Code and the Orders promulgated by the Industrial Wage Commission impose various wage and hour requirements on employers for the benefit of their employees. As pointed out by our employment law attorneys, below, employers are well-advised to follow legal requirements in order to avoid potentially devastating penalties which may be assessed against them.

Lawsuit Reveals Code Words Employers Used to Weed Out Older Job Applicants

February 4, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Court decision may open floodgates for more age discrimination cases.

BGH on Contingent Liability of GmbH Shareholders in Germany

February 4, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
If a partner of a GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung) [limited liability company] sells his ownership interest, he thus becomes excluded from contingent liability and is not liable for the other partners’ outstanding capital contributions.

New Legislation Affects Tax Advantages Regarding Intellectual Property Transactions in Panama

February 4, 2016     By Pardini & Associates
Such rules shall not be applicable to natural or legal persons which income is exempted by reason of treaties, law-contracts or special laws such as multinationals registered under the multinational headquarters regime.

Panama Adopts New Legislation to Supress Money Laundering

February 4, 2016     By Pardini & Associates
The Law responds to the continuous international claims and the listing of Panama in the FATF gray list.

Wearable Technology and Personal Injury Cases: Evidence and Ethics

February 4, 2016     By Crosley Law Firm, PC
Wearable technology has gone from calculator watch to Apple Watch in the last few decades. Now we can tweet from our T-shirts, view the world through Google Glass, and keep track of our health and habits second by second with a Fitbit – and these wearable tech trends are only predicted to continue growing and advancing.

Your IV Amendment Rights During a Traffic Stop

February 4, 2016     By Crosley Law Firm, PC
With the increasingly widespread availability and ownership of personal recording devices such as dash cams, there seems to be a corresponding increase in reports of police misconduct, profiling, and even outright violence occurring during what seem to be routine traffic stops.

Boundaries of Allowed and Forbidden in Parallel Import in Israel

February 4, 2016     By Gill Nadel Law Office
Parallel import in Israel is a growing and expanding phenomenon. Many brands are imported not only by official/exclusive importers, but by other importers as well.

Commercial Overhead Doors - Worker Injury Claims

February 4, 2016     By Michael Panish
A worker is performing a duty near the ceiling within the path of travel of an automatic door. Without warning, the door begins to move and the top edge of the door collides with the worker or what he is standing on, causing the worker to fall to the ground. This article addresses many case scenarios and responsibility.

A New Year and New Driving Rules in Ontario

February 3, 2016     By Aaron Waxman & Associates
Further to the Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act, there are certain regulations that came into effect as of January 1, 2016. These rules apply to pedestrian crossovers and school crossings. These rules do not apply at all intersections.

Stop Sabotaging Your Settlement with One Simple Step

February 2, 2016     By Schultz & Myers
Car accidents that cause neck and back injuries happen every day. When you're the person in the wrong place at the wronge time, it can be a troublesome experience.

Bankruptcy in Panama: Legal Considerations

February 2, 2016     By Pardini & Associates
Every declaration of bankruptcy, represent certain effects over the person declared bankrupt. Some of them will generally apply to every person as of the moment of declaration, we will call those general effects, and some others will depend on other facts like the qualification of the bankruptcy.

Protecting Trade Marks in Spain

February 2, 2016     By Mariscal Abogados
A trade mark is a distinctive sign indicating products and services. Registration confers an exploitation monopoly to the depositor who can prohibit use of his or her distinctive sign by any third party. To protect his or her brand is essential; it prevents a third party from taking advantage of efforts invested in the product or service. In Spain, rights in trademarks are acquired with registration. A trademark is protected for ten years and is renewable infinitely.

Cyprus: Warrant of Search Issued against a Lawyer Cancelled Due to Violation of Legal Professional Priviledge

February 2, 2016     By Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C.
In the recent case, Antonakis Andreou & Co LLC, a Supreme Court Judge, in Certiorari proceedings, cancelled a warrant issued against a lawyer and his law firm, for the search of the lawyer’s premises, on the ground that the law firm withheld certain important documents, relating to the alleged commission of serious crimes, by a client of the law firm.

Germany Berliner Testament Featuring Remarriage Clause

February 2, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
It is possible for children who are appointed as final heirs in a Berliner Testament (Berlin will) to ultimately come away empty-handed. To afford the children greater protection, a so-called Wiederverheiratungsklausel (remarriage clause) can be inserted into the will.

Hong Kong has Signed Double Tax Agreement with Russia

February 2, 2016     By Masson de Morfontaine
Hong Kong and Russia have entered into a Comprehensive Double Tax Agreement (“CDTA”) on Jan 18, 2016. This is the 34th CDTA that Hong Kong has signed with its trading partners. The CDTA sets out clearly the allocation of taxing rights between the two jurisdictions and thus will help investors better assess their potential tax liabilities from cross-border economic activities.

A Brief History of Personal Injury Law

February 2, 2016     By Crosley Law Firm, PC
Extreme or unexpected events occur much more frequently than most of us like to admit. Car wrecks, workplace injuries, or even major trucking crashes occur every day. It is often the case that these tragedies – though unexpected – could have been prevented if someone had been more diligent by putting their phone down while driving, by promptly addressing a workplace safety issue, or by performing their required duties.

Law Terms: What Is Negligence?

February 1, 2016     By Crosley Law Firm, PC
Negligence is the failure on the part of an individual or group to act in a fashion that would reasonably prevent injury being inflicted on any other individual or group.

Lawsuits Pending after Volkswagen Officials Cheat EPA Emissions Tests

February 1, 2016     By Crosley Law Firm, PC
For years, the American public has bought Volkswagens in large part due to their excellent fuel efficiency, low emissions, and environmental friendliness. Unfortunately, not only do these vehicles emit higher amounts of pollutants, but they actually expel volumes of nitrogen oxides more than 40 times greater than allowable limits in the United States.

How Can A DWI Affect My Job Search?

February 1, 2016     By Buford & Gonzalez
It is a truism that has to be accepted that those with no criminal record generally have a better chance at getting a job than those with one. However, if you have a DWI on your record, it is no longer the serious problem that it once was. More employers are adjusting their thinking, and there are also more legal options with which you may be able to clean up your record.

Stamp Tax on Transactions by Electronic Means in Buenos Aires

February 1, 2016     By Canosa Abogados
On January 1, 2015, Law No. 5493 entered into force, introducing amendments to the Tax Code of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (“TC”) concerning the Stamp Tax.

Using of Facsimile in Business Practice in Ukraine

February 1, 2016     By Kydalov & Partners
The facsimile is a technical way of signing documents that reproduces the signature of empowered person; actually it confirms the validity of certain transactions or relationships. Is it legally to use a facsimile?

Insolvent Estate in Germany – Heir Liable with His Assets

February 1, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Assets are not a given when it comes to an inheritance; it is also possible for the estate to include debts. If that is the case, it may make more sense to reject rather than accept the legacy.

Nerve Damage Lawsuits Filed against Makers of Levaquin and Other FQ Antibiotic Drugs

February 1, 2016     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
The FDA has warned that patients taking antibiotic drugs known as fluoroquinolones (or FQ antibiotics) may be at risk of developing a serious type of nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy. Patients taking FQ antibiotics such as Levaquin, Cipro, Avelox, Noroxin, Floxin, and Factive may be at risk of developing serious and potentially permanent nerve damage in the extremities.

Can a Pedestrian in Ontario be Liable for being Injured in an Auto Accident?

January 31, 2016     By Van Dyke Law Office
Did you know that in our province in 2013, more than 4000 pedestrians were injured in road accidents? Tragically, 91 of those pedestrians lost their lives in these accidents. Unfortunately, as long as there are vehicles on the road, there will always be a danger to pedestrians. But is a driver always liable for causing injuries? Is a pedestrian always cleared of fault?

The Do's and Don’ts of Independent Medical Examinations (IME) in Canada

January 31, 2016     By Van Dyke Law Office
If you have been injured and advance an insurance claim, there is a good chance that your insurer will ask you to attend a medical examination with a doctor or specialist of their choosing. These exams are known as IMEs (Independent Medical Examinations).

General Damages for Pain and Suffering: What is the Maximum You Can be Awarded in Canada?

January 31, 2016     By Van Dyke Law Office
If you are badly injured, you may wish to file a lawsuit with the goal of getting financial compensation for your pain, suffering and other expenses you now have as a result of your injury.

Current Patent Structure in India: A Boon or Bane for the Pharmaceutical Sector

January 31, 2016     By Agnihotri & Jha Associates
A detailed analysis on cases that outlines the importance of compulsory license in India and clear the myths surrounding it.

Applications for Conciliationin Germany only Suspend Prescription of Damages Claims if Accurate

January 31, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
A lot of investors are entitled to claim damages after an investment has gone wrong. It is possible to suspend the statute of limitations for these claims by properly submitting applications for conciliation.

Are Attorney’s Fees Provided in the Indiana General Wrongful Death Statute?

January 31, 2016     By The Law Office of William W. Hurst
Recently, the Indiana Supreme Court handed down a decision on whether Indiana's General Wrongful Death Statute provides for attorneys fees. Here, we break down the Supreme Court's analysis.

What is the “Residue” of a California Probate Estate?

January 30, 2016     By Hackard Law
What does residue mean as a legal definition, and how is it important in a California probate lawsuit?

Are DUI Field Sobriety Test Admissible in Florida Courts?

January 30, 2016     By Thomas Shawn Lupella PA
There are two ways for law enforcement to determine whether a driver is impaired. The Breath Analyzer and Field Sobriety Tests. Field Sobriety Test results are not always reliable, there are often other elements, such as the weather, or the ground surface in which the tests are performed. The question is are the results admissible in Court?

What Makes an Injury “Catastrophic”?

January 30, 2016     By Van Dyke Law Office
A term that is often heard in the context of auto accidents, insurance, and lawsuits is “catastrophic injury”. As you’d imagine, a catastrophic injury is very serious, but there’s an actual definition in Ontario legislation, found in section 3 (2) of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – Effective September 1, 2010, which is a regulation under the Insurance Act.

BGH Strengthens Commercial Agents’ Entitlement to Payment of Voluntary Contributions in Germany

January 30, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
The Bundesgerichtshof (German Federal Court of Justice) has strengthened the rights of commercial agents after their agency agreements have been terminated with its ruling of November 5, 2015 (Az.: VII ZR 59/14).

Certificate of Origin under Trade Agreements - Prospects and Risks in Israel

January 30, 2016     By Gill Nadel Law Office
Those who are engaged in the import of goods from countries with which Israel has entered into trade agreements, enjoy customs exemption on a regular basis, but are constantly exposed to the risk that such customs benefits will be revoked retroactively.

Employment Law in Poland

January 30, 2016     By Dudkowiak & Kopec Law Firm
Key rules and regulations of Polish Employment Law.

Alarming Trend: More Workers Than Ever Claiming Unfair Pay Practices

January 28, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Statistics shows that wage and hour lawsuits have risen by 30% since 2011.

Whose Insurance Pays after a Texas Car Accident?

January 28, 2016     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
If you are in a car accident in Texas, the degree of fault plays an important role in determining whose insurance pays for your damages. If you were at fault, you can file a claim with your own insurance, and if another driver was at fault, you should be able to file a claim with his insurance. For crashes with uninsured drivers or hit and run accidents, insurance claims can get much more complicated.

Ukraine vs Russia - The Beginning of Legal Wars

January 28, 2016     By Kydalov & Partners
The legal war of Ukraine against Russia was announced in 2014 but in the second half of 2015 took the unwrapped and massive character. On October 21, 2015, Ukraine sent the claim to the World Trade Organization against the Russian Federation, which put forward the issue for the imposition of Russian limitations on the supply of rail cars, switch equipment for railways and other products in the industry, because of which revenues of Ukrainian companies have fallen to 96%. What should we wait?

The Truth about Refugees: They Undergo Rigorous Vetting Process and States Cannot Reject Them

January 28, 2016     By Charlotte Law Firm
The simple truth of the matter is this: Refugees are the most thoroughly vetted class of immigrants in the U.S., and state governors have no legal authority to refuse them. Here’s an overview of the procedure a refugee must undergoes before relocating to the U.S.

London and Nordic Marine Insurance Markets

January 28, 2016     By Villagran Lara, Attorneys
A Comparative Analysis in Relation to Marine Insurance Cover.

Collective and Certification Trademarks in Bulgaria

January 28, 2016     By Krasimira Kadieva
According to Article 9, paragraph 1 of the Law on Trademarks and Geographical Indications, trademark is a graphically represented sign used to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from those of another. Such signs may be words, including names of persons; letters; numerals; drawings; figures; the shape of goods or of their packaging; combination of colors; sound signals or any combination of such signs.

Structural Collapse Accidents

January 28, 2016     By Grungo Colarulo
In the city of Philadelphia, the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) regulates construction and demolition projects to maintain the safety of workers and the public.

ICE Raids in Charlotte: What You Need to Know

January 27, 2016     By Charlotte Law Firm
Reports of these ICE raids have spread fear throughout immigrant communities. In light of these fears, it is important for immigrants, their families, and advocates to know the facts about these current ICE raids and of what rights immigrants have when ICE comes knocking.

Israel Import Taxes: New Voluntary Disclosure Procedure

January 27, 2016     By Gill Nadel Law Office
On September 7, 2014, the Israel Tax Authority published a new procedure for voluntary disclosure of previously unreported income and assets, as well as a temporary order to replace the previous procedure, which was in effect since 2005, and the temporary order, which was in effect since 2011.

Bundeskartellamt has Audio Books in its Sights in Germany

January 27, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Audio books have attracted the attention of the Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office). The competition watchdog is investigating whether an online mail order company and a manufacturer of consumer electronics are acting contrary to competition law.

Finalizing a Divorce in Baltimore County

January 27, 2016     By Huesman, Jones and Miles, LLC
One of the most frequent questions that divorcing couples ask is “how long will this take?”

Legal Responsibility for Defects in Construction

January 27, 2016     By Grungo Colarulo
People around the world enter and inhabit residential and commercial buildings every day.

Hospital Falls

January 27, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
Slips, trips and fall accidents can cause serious injury. Head trauma, cuts, lacerations, broken bones and internal injuries can result when victims fall down a stairway, slip on ice or wet surfaces, or trip over a loose carpet edge.

Actions that Should be Taken by Trademark Owners for the Successful Protection of their Trademarks in Bulgaria

January 27, 2016     By Krasimira Kadieva
What actions trademark owners should take for the successful protection of their trademarks over the years. It is important to be noted that the present material reflects the applicable Bulgarian legislation.

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

January 26, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
Introduction: When People You Have a Right to Trust Cheat You Ours is a world of contractual relationships, written and oral. We hire people to help us, and we hire people to act on our behalf. We enter into business associations, like becoming partners and shareholders of partnerships and corporations.

Marriages with Foreigners in Ukraine

January 26, 2016     By APC Law Company
Lately, by force of some intrinsic reasons, the problem of marriage consummation by the citizens of Ukraine with foreigners became more topical. Still, in this issue there are lots of nuances that are necessary to take into account to avoid problems in the future.

Why a Mandate Contract in Romania?

January 26, 2016     By Hammond, Minciu and Associates
Since 1989, Romania has passed from the command economy of socialism to commerce based on the free market and capitalism.

VG Koblenz: Managing Director Liable for Tax Debts in Germany

January 26, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
The managing directors of a German Unternehmergesellschaft (entrepreneurial company), UG for short, are liable for the company’s trade tax debts. That was the decision of the Verwaltungsgericht Koblenz (Administrative Court of Koblenz) (Az.: 5 K 526/15.KO).

Supervisory Board in Polish Corporate Law

January 26, 2016     By Dudkowiak & Kopec Law Firm
The Polish Corporate Law provisions which define duties and powers of Supervisory Board Members of Polish Companies, and the rules of appointing, dismissing and remunerating Supervisory Board Members of Joint Stock Companies in Poland.

Sweeping Advertising Statements in Germany can be Misleading

January 26, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
The Landgericht Berlin (Regional Court of Berlin) ruled on April 14, 2015 that blanket advertising of savings is misleading to consumers (Az.: 103 O 124/14).

Avoiding Foreclosure and Eviction without an Attorney in California

January 26, 2016     By Blake Wilson Law Group
Foreclosure is a scary, cumbersome process that often renders homeowners desperate for help, and all too often they call upon unqualified, or unethical, self-proclaimed foreclosure defense attorneys or advocates.

Issues to Consider When Offered Stock Options

January 25, 2016     By The Berkman Law Firm
It is commonplace for start-ups and emerging companies to offer stock option to employees, consultants and service providers in conjunction with, or often in lieu of, cash compensation. The potential recipient of stock options should be aware of certain important considerations before simply accepting stock options in a start-up or emerging companies.

New Maryland Divorce Law

January 25, 2016     By Huesman, Jones and Miles, LLC
A new Maryland law will now make it easier for couples without minor children to divorce.

Failure to Warn in Product Liability Cases

January 25, 2016     By Grungo Colarulo
When a consumer uses a product that causes them harm or injury, the manufacturer, retailer or distributor of that product can be held liable if they failed to warn the consumer of the potential for injury.

Five Important Actions to be Taken Prior to Registering a Trademark in Bulgaria

January 25, 2016     By Krasimira Kadieva
Ideas for applicants who want to file an application for registration of a trademark in Bulgaria, and which are the most important actions that should be taken prior filing of the application.

Test Procedure for Vacuums not Misleading to Consumers in the EU

January 24, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Specifications regarding the energy consumption of empty vacuum cleaners do not infringe competition law. That was the decision of the General Court of the European Union (EGC) in its ruling of November 11 (Az.: T-544/13).

Ouch! University to Shell Out $1M to Settle Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

January 24, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Lawsuit alleged pattern of shortchanging employees of women’s athletics program.

How to Contest a Will or Trust

January 23, 2016     By HG.org
A will is considered the final words of an individual and as such, it is given much consideration by the court. Trusts are created during the lifetime of the settlor. If a person believes that a will or trust does not reflect the desires of the testator or grantor, he or she may choose to contest the will or trust.

Discharging a Mechanic’s Lien

January 22, 2016     By Michael B Schulman and Associates PC
What happens when a construction company or a contractor put's a lien on your property for unpaid services? What if the lien is invalid? Do you have any recourse?

How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?

January 22, 2016     By HG.org
Determining which party is at fault for an accident is a critical step in the process of filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. The determination of fault has a direct connection with the outcome of a claim and case. Parties may disagree as to who was at fault for the accident, but some of the following principles may apply.

Ukrainian Asset Securitization - What Is It?

January 22, 2016     By Syutkin and Partners
Asset securitization is the development and implementation of a set of legal measures aimed at the preservation of property. This practice has evolved in a separate area in connection with the increasing number of raiders, corporate conflicts with Ukrainian partners, lots of losses of already privatized objects, return of previously purchased objects from private property to the State, etc.

A Vessel’s Seaworthiness Addressed by the Merchant Shipping Directorate in Malta

January 22, 2016     By CSB Advocates
Under Maltese law, all sorts of vessels can be registered under the Malta flag, hence the type of vessel which may be considered for registration can vary and amongst others may include yachts, oil rigs, and also vessels under construction.

Trademark Monitoring – An Important Preventive Tool Every Trademark Owner Should Use

January 22, 2016     By Krasimira Kadieva
It is important to be noted that the present material reflects the applicable Bulgarian legislation. This article describes why trademark monitoring is an important preventive tool, which every owner of a trademark is advised to use and which Bulletins should be monitored.

Why are you Advised to Conduct a Preliminary Trademark Search?

January 22, 2016     By Krasimira Kadieva
Why it is important a preliminary trademark search to be performed.

The Defense Base Act: A Brief History and Explanation of the Administration of Benefits

January 22, 2016     By Diamond Law Practice, PLLC
The Defense Base Act is a federal workers' compensation program, which provides medical and wage-replacement benefits to military contractors injured while working on a wide variety of U.S. defense projects worldwide.

3 Stages That Convert Leads From Video into Clients

January 22, 2016     By Crisp Video Group
Our team has worked with numerous attorneys over the years, and by far the most common goals have been generating more leads, which convert to clients, and more time, so attorneys can focus on growing their practices. By following the inbound marketing methodology and the buyer’s journey, you can do just that.

Restrictions for Imported Products by Establishing a Register for Eligible Factories in Egypt

January 22, 2016     By Youssry Saleh Law Firm
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued a decision to establish a register at the General Authority for Control on Exports and Imports for the eligible factories to export a number of finished products to the Egyptian Markets.

Abusive Criticism Can Result in Termination of the Employment Contract in Germany

January 22, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
While it is of course permissible to criticise one’s employer, excessively abusive criticism can lead to termination of one’s employment contract. It can even potentially justify termination without notice.

Mudtech Overtime Lawsuit

January 22, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C.
On November 12, 2015, a class action lawsuit was filed against global oilfield services company, MudTech Services, alleging that the company did not pay overtime wages as required by law. A former MudTech employee has filed the lawsuit individually and on behalf of all other MudTech employees who claim that they were not paid overtime wages.

Notice of Assignment of Mortgage before Suit Is Not a Defense to Foreclosure in Florida

January 21, 2016     By Klurfeld & Associates, PA.
Recently foreclosure defense attorneys have argued that FL Stat. 559.715 is a condition precedent to foreclosure and a defense to foreclosure. Recently the 2nd DCA finally rules on the issue and held otherwise.

Understanding Patent Abandonment Rules in Indonesia

January 21, 2016     By Mirandah Asia
When a patent owner desires to abandon a patent, usually they simply do so by non-action, i.e. by stopping payment of the annuity fees. However, the same may not be true in Indonesia, and this has now become one of the most debated subjects among IP practitioners in this territory.

Former EPA Official: VW Plea Of Ignorance Over Dieselgate Emissions Scandal "Doesn't Pass The Laugh Test"

January 21, 2016     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
A former EPA official says that Volkswagen’s claims that executives at the company were unaware of the emissions cheating that led to the Dieselgate scandal “just doesn’t pass the laugh test”. Volkswagen recalled 11 million VW and Audi diesel-powered vehicles worldwide after admitting that it had installed a "defeat device" that hid the high emissions levels of these vehicles from regulators.

LAG Düsseldorf on the Conditions for Termination without Notice in Germany

January 21, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Employment contracts can be terminated without notice for good cause. Whether a serious cause justifies termination is ultimately decided on a case-by-case basis.

The Zone of Special Danger Doctrine and the Defense Base Act

January 21, 2016     By Diamond Law Practice, PLLC
The Zone of Special Danger Doctrine has been the subject of numerous lawsuits under the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and the Defense Base Act. What is it? How have the courts applied it to claims? Where did it originate?

Are Salaried Employees in California Entitled to Overtime Pay?

January 21, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
The short answer to this question is “sometimes” regarding California state law on the subject of exempt versus non-exempt status of employees. However, before making decisions concerning the status of an employee, and whether to pay an employee a salary, or instead by the hour, an employer should consult with an employment law attorney who handles wage and hour issues.

Does Workers’ Compensation Pay for a Remote Employee’s Injury

January 20, 2016     By HG.org
With the advance in technology, many individuals are able to work for employers completely or partially on a remote basis. They can often stay just as engaged in the workplace with phones, computers and other technological aids. This working relationship complicates questions of liability, such as determining whether workers’ compensation will pay for the injuries sustained by an employee.

Trademarks Registration Procedure in Bulgaria

January 20, 2016     By Krasimira Kadieva
A detailed description of the trademarks registration procedure in Bulgaria.

Arbeitsgericht Berlin: Effective Termination Often Preceded by Final Warning

January 20, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
In many cases, it is necessary for an employer to issue the employee in question with a final warning before the former can effectively give notice of dismissal. In the absence of a formal warning, the dismissal may be invalid.

Basics of the Right of Superficies in Thailand

January 20, 2016     By Siam Legal International
The right of superficies is found in Sections 1410 to 1416 of the Civil and Commercial Code. It is a right in land granted by the owner to the holder of the right, called the superficiary, in order to own structures built upon or under the land.

Liability for Malpractice in Emergency Rooms

January 20, 2016     By LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, PA
One of the most challenging positions in the medical profession is that of an emergency room physician.

Inpatients Face Real Risk

January 20, 2016     By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
When hospitalization is necessary to treat a medical condition many patients fear the loss of control that will inevitably follow.

Well-Known Trademarks in India

January 20, 2016     By Law Desk India
Indian trademark law adopts a cogent approach in dealing with the identification, granting and executing well known Trademark. The Indian Trademark takes a comprehensive approach in its efforts to segregate marks into well known Trademarks and normal Trademarks. The backdrop of the proposed amendments to the Trademark law of India which would be discussed in detail in the remainder of this discussion.

California’s Anti-SLAPP Laws Increase Risk when Suing Based on Consumer Complaints

January 20, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
California anti-SLAPP laws are are designed to protect the public right to petition and free speech in matters of public interest and concern, including in connection with lawsuits, legislation, in public forums and discussions, and generally in matters of public interest. Where anti-SLAPP law applies, however, it can spell disaster for a plaintiff who is found to have filed a contravening lawsuit as illustrated by the example below.

Avoid these Mistakes when Reporting a Work-Related Injury

January 19, 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.

Multi-Million Dollar Whistleblower Settlement

January 19, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C.
A New Jersey whistleblower formerly employed by the J-M Manufacturing Company, the leading supplier of PVC pipes in the United States and Canada, is in line to receive over six million dollars from a settlement reached in negotiations with J-M’s parent company, Formosa Plastics Corporation, USA (FPC-USA). The case alleges that the company knowingly supplied sub-standard piping to over 80 plaintiffs in California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Virginia

Indian Aspects on Foreign Divorce

January 19, 2016     By Law Desk India
"Marriages are settled in heaven and they are performed on earth."

Bulk Sales Law for California Asset Sales

January 19, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
While many states have repealed their bulk sales laws, California’s Bulk Sales Law remains in full force and effect. The primary stated purpose of this law is to protect buyers and creditors following the purchase of more than half of a business’s assets. If a buyer makes a bulk sale purchase but does not adhere to the requirements set out in the bulk sales law, the buyer will typically remain liable to the seller’s creditors.

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