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October 3, 2015 By Wincott Law Firm, PC
Little has changed in the level of care for detained women and children
October 3, 2015 By Romero Arteta Ponce Attorneys
Despite recent the economic crisis and downturns in several important countries in the region, Latin America still remains a crucial trading and investment area for multinationals. For after over a decade of full-blown globalization efforts by the government and international investors, Ecuador has opened to foreign investment.
October 3, 2015 By Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, LLP
To make a personal injury claim, medical evidence is mandatory. Unfortunately, if the medical report is unable to link your injuries to the accident, it will not be possible to take your claim further.
October 2, 2015 By d'Oliveira & Associates
Learn what Social Security Disability benefits are and when you can obtain them.
4 Things Self-Managing Owners with Hawaii Vacation Rental Properties Should Do to Comply with New Law
October 2, 2015 By Richard Paul McClellan III Lawyer
Hawaii amended its Transient Accommodations Tax Law in July 2015. Effective January 1, 2016, vacation rental properties in Hawaii are subject to new requirements. Here are four things owner-operators should do to be prepared for the new law.
October 2, 2015 By Behzadi Law Offices
Workers’ Compensation is a statutory system of providing benefits for physical harm that arises in the course and scope of (i.e., during) employment.
Homeowners associations are common in many areas and various types of development. The homeowners association, or “HOA,” is the governing body of the subdivision or complex. However, there are times when individual or multiple homeowners have a legal dispute with the HOA. Several options may be available to help resolve such disputes.
Most states and employers are at-will in nature, meaning that an employer can fire an employee for any reason so long as it is a legal reason. While some leave laws protect employees from being fired or give employees the right to take time off work, these protections are not absolute. Whether you can be fired while on medical leave depends on the type of leave that you are taking and other factors.
This type of car buying scam gets its name from purchasers who are sold vehicles “on the spot.” The dealership says that the buyer has been approved for the vehicle, but he or she is later told that the financing fell through. There may be some consumer protections to help affected buyers, and there are certainly ways to avoid this common scam.
October 1, 2015 By Youssry Saleh Law Firm
The process of acquiring a work permit in Egypt can be complicated, but most foreigners must have secured a job long before arriving to Egypt and their employer has to take care of the bulk of the paperwork involved in applying for a work permit. The process can take up to six months.
October 1, 2015 By Summerfield Browne Solicitors
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 is being implemented in the UK.
October 1, 2015 By CSB Advocates
The employment of persons with disabilities is currently regulated by the “Persons with Disability Employment Act” (Chapter 210 of the Laws of Malta), and at the same time the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) has set up and to date maintains a Register of Persons with Disability.
Obtaining Compensation for Brain Injuries Often Leads to a Complex Legal Showdown with Insurance Companies
October 1, 2015 By All Injuries Law Firm, PA
Brain injuries change lives. They change the lives of the victim as well as the lives of their family members. Many people need life-long therapy or care after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), some may not be able to leave a medical care facility.
We all know that nobody works for free, and that is especially true of attorneys. Lawsuits can be expensive, but sometimes they are the only way to resolve a dispute. So, when is it worth fighting and when will it cost you more to sue than you would get if you were to win?
All over the news are stories about Volkswagen cheating their emissions tests to improve sales and get approval for their vehicles. This has left millions of consumers feeling betrayed, cheated, and angry. As a result, many wonder what their legal options are. Chief among those options is the question of whether to join one of the many class action suits against VW.
While the vast majority of surgical procedures performed in the United States go smoothly, there are the occasional problems. To those left suffering from the results of those errors, it can leave many questions. One of the most haunting can be whether the doctor knew enough to perform the surgery.
When considering your final affairs, you may find there are things that you would like to pass to people outside of your immediate family. In fact, maybe you want to leave everything to people outside of your family. Whatever the case, you will need to know how to direct the distribution of your assets in accordance with your wishes.
September 30, 2015 By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
It's a day nobody thinks about, but then it happens. A person is involved in a car accident. Nobody wants this in their life. When this day arrives, they could be facing a difficult situation. Car insurance is something most people pay for every month and hope they never have to use. People are often disappointed when they become aware of the many things their car insurance may not cover. This is when they realize the insurance company wants to pay them as little as possible for their accident.
September 30, 2015 By Glotzer & Kobren, P.A.
You have to deal with the insurance company in every premises liability case. For that reason, there are several things to bear in mind. Insurance companies will use various tactics in the hope of convincing you that your claim is not that serious.
September 30, 2015 By All Injuries Law Firm, PA
Motorcycles are everywhere, and drivers of cars and trucks should watch out for them. A motorcycle accident is potentially more dangerous than a typical car crash. Motorcycles aren’t outfitted with airbags, seat belts, steel cages, or other typical safety features found in cars and trucks.
September 29, 2015 By Law Offices of J. Lee Webb
What Can Interfere with Breath Testing?
September 29, 2015 By Syutkin and Partners
Today it is not a secret that the "raider / unlawful seizures" have become the norm and rather the rule of doing business than the exception to the rule, and both domestic enterprises and large foreign investors are suffering from unlawful seizures. What can be attributed to the notion of "raider seizure". Raider seizure - unlawful seizure of real estate, corporate law, intellectual property by other economic entities, physical entities and public authorities.
New Resolution Imposes the Electronic Billing System to Contributors Registered in the Value-Added Tax - Argentina
September 29, 2015 By Canosa Abogados
On March 11, 2015, the Tax Authorities (hereinafter “AFIP”) issued General Resolution No. 3749/2015 (“GR”) which obliges contributors registered in the Value-Added Tax (from now on “VAT”) to apply the electronic invoices’ system to support operations within the framework of the internal market, having to comply since July 1st of this year.
September 28, 2015 By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Unscrupulous employers may count on workers not knowing their rights
September 28, 2015 By HG.org
Parties are usually free to contract as they see fit. However, if one party’s actions rise to the level of duress, the act of entering into a contract is no longer a voluntary process, and the contract may not be enforced.
September 28, 2015 By HG.org
A bank has a legal duty to pay most of the checks that its customers write. However, there are instances in which the bank should not make a payment, based on the Uniform Commercial Code or the bank deposit agreement it has with its customer.
September 28, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
Heirs can obtain an exemption from inheritance tax if they personally make use of an inherited property. According to a ruling of the Bundesfinanzhof (German Federal Fiscal Court), this also applies in the event that there is a delay in occupying the property.
September 28, 2015 By Hebets & McCallin, PC
A new bill has been introduced to end forfeiture funding of the DEA’s Marijuana Suppression programs. The bill is a bipartisan effort to modify was has become a widely abused system of asset forfeiture from innocent citizens, who in many cases have not even been charged with any crimes.
September 27, 2015 By HG.org
When purchasing real estate, many people look to their views to determine if they want to purchase the property. Better views often translate to more valuable pieces of property. However, in some cases, a neighbor may be able to block a view or otherwise exercise his or her own legal rights in order to build something on his or her property that may interfere with the other property owners’ privileges.
September 27, 2015 By Johnson & Associates
The simplest drug crime is possession of a controlled substance, like marijuana. In order to convict, a prosecutor must show that the accused did more than just touch the drug. One conviction was reversed when the defendant said that he had touched the heroin only long enough to throw it away. He had found it in a friend's pocket before taking him for emergency medical treatment.
September 27, 2015 By Loeb Smith
The Foreign Judgments Reciprocal Enforcement Law (1996 Revision) (the “Law”) allows a judgment creditor to apply for the judgment to be registered in the Grand Court and thereafter is deemed to have the same force and effect as Judgment of the Grand Court. However, at present the Law extends only to the enforcement of Australian Judgments. As a consequence of the limitation of this statutory remedy, most foreign judgments are enforced at common law.
September 25, 2015 By Jacobson Law Group
Many people think that trusts are only useful for the wealthy, but this is not the case.
September 25, 2015 By HG.org
The Internet has allowed people from across the globe to connect, but it has also provided a way for people to surround themselves in mystery by making anonymous posts. However, abusive posters and people who attack the characters of others can be discovered and even sued for comments that they make online.
September 25, 2015 By General Counsel, PC
No employer wants to hear that an employee is alleging that he or she is the subject of harassment or discrimination. But, when it happens (and it likely will sometime), how an employer handles the situation can make the difference between resolving the matter and potential litigation. Here's a roadmap for employers.
September 25, 2015 By HG.org
In Georgia, a judge can designate or parents can decide on which parent will have final decision making authority. This authority extends to certain important aspects of the child’s life.
September 25, 2015 By Summerfield Browne Solicitors
Protecting inventions can be a key component in building a successful business. Practical considerations in evaluating a potential patent infringement claim must be provided.
September 25, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
In cases of inheritance involving a foreign element, it is the testator’s habitual residence that determines which country’s succession laws are applicable. This is governed by the new EU regulation (Regulation No. 650/2012) concerning succession law.
September 25, 2015 By Canosa Abogados
On October 2014 the Argentine Congress has enacted a new Civil and Commercial Code (the “CCC”) that came in effect on August 1, 2015.
September 24, 2015 By Anastasios Antoniou LLC
Cyprus, being an attractive investment and holding jurisdiction, affords a non-Cypriot investor the opportunity apply for the acquisition of Cyprus (EU) citizenship and therefore a Cyprus (EU) Passport, on the basis of specific investment-related criteria, starting from €2,5 million.
September 24, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has strengthened consumer protection. Thus, food products cannot give the impression that they contain certain ingredients if this is not actually the case.
Losing a lawsuit stinks. Getting slapped with a court judgment will leave you filled with dread and wondering what you can do next. This is especially true if you lack the resources to immediately pay the judgment. So, what can you do after you have been hit with an adverse court ruling?
Medical tourism is on the rise for Americans. Many Americans seek the substantial savings they can obtain by getting various medical treatments, bot necessary and elective, performed by doctors in other countries. But, what happens when something goes wrong? Can you sue a foreign doctor for malpractice in an American Court?
It happens to most of us at some point or another: a house guest comes to stay for a while, but ends up freeloading far longer than expected. When this happens, what can you do to get your pesky house guest to leave? Does the law offer any solutions?
Common law marriage used to be much more widely accepted than it is today. Today, only a handful of states recognize common law marriage. But, in those states that do, what is the process for child custody when the spouses separate?
September 24, 2015 By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
In order to file a claim against a driver who hit you while walking you need to prove that you were not at full fault for the accident. If the driver can prove that this was a distracted walking accident and you therefore contributed to it by not paying attention to your surroundings, you may not be able to recover as much or any of the settlement to which you are entitled.
September 23, 2015 By HG.org
For many couples, a dog is just like a child. So, when a breakup or divorce happens, it can signal the beginning of a battle over custody of the dog. What does the law say? Who gets custody of the dog? Will a court even hear such a case?
September 23, 2015 By MMLC Group
How China is regulating competition law aspects of intellectual property licensing.
September 23, 2015 By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Your employer’s obligation to keep you safe at work.
September 23, 2015 By MMLC Group
The regulations existing in China dealing with online payment systems and related technology.
September 23, 2015 By Evagoras Anastasiou & Associates LLC
Cyprus has implemented recently a scheme for naturalization of international investors in Cyprus by exception. A non-Cypriot citizen who meets the relevant criteria of the scheme may apply for the acquisition of the Cypriot citizenship through Naturalization by exception and adopt all the benefits from it.
September 23, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
Be they red, yellow or blue, courts are ever more frequently having to rule on whether a colour is capable of benefiting from trademark protection. The BGH overruled the cancellation of a colour trademark with its decision dated July 9 (I ZB 65/13).
September 23, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
Franchisees can assert claims for damages if they were knowingly forecast unrealistic turnover figures when everything was being explained to them prior to the conclusion of the agreement.
September 23, 2015 By Yingke Law Firm
When reaching a contract, parties are supposed to making all related terms clear. However in practice, the terms of a contract are not always ready there because of lack of negotiation, short of time, or negligence, etc. This brings out trouble and confusion when performing. Luckily the law provides repair methods.
September 23, 2015 By Canosa Abogados
On November 27, 2014 Law No. 5,134, which regulates lawyers’ and solicitors’ fees who work in the City of Buenos Aires (hereafter the “Law”), was published in the Official Gazette.
September 23, 2015 By Canosa Abogados
On August 1, 2015, the new Civil and Commercial Code (hereinafter the “new Code”) will enter into force in Argentina. Chapter 4 of this new Code governs property law, maintaining most of the provisions set forth in the previous Civil Code, and also introducing new provisions.
September 22, 2015 By B&R Latin America IP LLC
A legal framework that guarantees stability to international business is always desirable for any investor or company in any sector of the economy anywhere. Provided that each country has jurisdiction on its own territory, How to promote and protect business abroad? And how to avoid, or at least reduce, the political risk involved in doing business in a different country?
September 21, 2015 By HG.org
Most states and employers operate under an at-will system in which employers can terminate employees for any reason and employees can quit for any reason. However, employers cannot terminate employees for an illegal purpose, which may or may not occur if an employee misses one day of work. The reason for missing work and the terms of employment largely dictate whether an employee can be fired for missing one day of work.
September 21, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
Estate liabilities can be asserted when making an inheritance tax declaration, but only if the debts had already been incurred by the testator by the time of his death.
September 21, 2015 By Yingke Law Firm
Contracting fault responsibility lies between the liability of breach and infringement. In practice, the liability is strictly applied. It has to meet certain standards promulgated by law.
Italians Can Derive Tax Benefits from the Newly Enforced Double Tax Treaty with HK when Investing in China
September 21, 2015 By Masson de Morfontaine
The agreement between Hong Kong and Italy for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and the prevention of fiscal evasion has entered into force.
September 21, 2015 By Yingke Law Firm - IP and Legal Advisers
Advertising in China follows you everywhere. The fast food menu pushed into your hand on the street and the video loop warbling at you from the taxi headrest screen; to name just two of the many. But now a new law is following all that advertising, too.
September 21, 2015 By B&R Latin America IP LLC
The National Direction of Intellectual Property (DINAPI) of Paraguay has issued a new circular No. 07/2015 to restructure the process of payment of fees for Trademarks renewals and the improvement of their legal services.
September 21, 2015 By Ketenci & Ketenci
Establishment of solar powers with a view to operating in electricity market is regulated in Electricity Market Code (the “Code”) law no. 6446.
September 20, 2015 By B&R Latin America IP LLC
Did you know that you can register your name as a trademark in sports? Many athletes know this and they obtain many benefit from this. Radamel Falcao, know as the ¨Tiger¨ or ¨Tigre¨ from Colombia’s soccer team, has a company named, Business Tiger S.A.S., his company manages all the sponsoring contracts and profits that the trademark FALCAO earns. Radamel Falcao had many trademark lawsuits with people that tried to use and register his name without permission.
September 20, 2015 By B&R Latin America IP LLC
The Trademark Direction of the National Institute of Industrial Property in Argentina decreed that the trademark fees will rise from October of 2015.
Sometimes when a person or business orders goods, the items may not conform to the actual purchase order. When this occurs, the party receiving the goods has several options.
Neighbor disputes can crop up due to a number of issues, but water damage issues due to the landscape of a neighbor’s property or naturally-occurring condition are some of the most common. The respective rights of each property owner depends on the specific circumstances involved in the case and local and state laws that address the subject.
Executors and beneficiaries to a will each have rights and responsibilities as promulgated under state law. Both have important roles in the probate process and mechanisms to ensure that their rights are considered by the court.
September 20, 2015 By Canosa Abogados
The main amendment that the new Civil and Commercial Code (the “CCC”) introduce to the matrimonial property regime is that, based on the principle of free will, the future spouses have now the possibility of opting, by entering into marriage conventions (the “Conventions”), between (i) a shared property regime, or (ii) a separate property regime.
September 20, 2015 By Ketenci & Ketenci
According to Turkish Private International Law (“Law”), a foreign judgments may be executed. The execution of the judgments in Turkey rendered by the foreign courts in relation to the civil actions and finalized in accordance with the laws of that state depends upon the rendering of the exequatur by the competent Turkish court.
September 18, 2015 By AMS Advocaten
The two shareholders of a Dutch private limited company (BV) agree that shareholder A (seller) shall sell 5,850 shares to shareholder B (buyer) against a price of €1. This means that the buyer acquires 90% of the shares. Afterwards, the seller has doubts about the sale and refuses to cooperate in the transfer. The buyer institutes preliminary relief proceedings and demands the transfer. The court in preliminary relief proceedings takes a strong line: transfer, or pay a penalty.
September 18, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
Colours convey a signal to consumers, which is why businesses seek to protect the shades of colour they use and register them as colour trademarks. The scope of the protection afforded by a colour trademark is still in dispute.
September 18, 2015 By Siam Legal International
When a Thai company engages the services of another company, it must comply with a few tax obligations under the Revenue Code. It must withhold and remit a tax of 3% of any fees paid for services, it must itself pay a value-added tax of 7% on those fees, and the contract as well may be subject to a stamp duty depending on the transaction. But what are the implications for a Thai company that engages the services of a company overseas?
September 18, 2015 By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Woman with chronic health condition sues after her request to work from home was denied.
Diabetes Drug Actos Linked to Bladder, Prostate, and Pancreatic Cancer Risk; Thousands File Lawsuits
September 18, 2015 By Heygood Orr & Pearson
The diabetes drug Actos has been linked to an increased risk of bladder cancer. Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the drug, has agreed to pay a $2.4 billion settlement to resolve lawsuits alleging that the company hid its knowledge about the link between Actos and bladder cancer from patients. Recent studies have also suggested that Actos may be linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer and pancreatic cancer.
September 18, 2015 By Canosa Abogados
On January 9, 2015 was published on the Official Gazette Law No. 27.073 (the “Act”), which establishes new regulations on the payment of the second half of the employee’s Supplementary Annual Salary (“SAS”), which is ruled by Section 122 of the Labour Contract Law (” LCL”).
September 18, 2015 By Ketenci & Ketenci
Under Turkish Law, a creditor is granted the right to collect its receivable in two ways. Firstly, it can initiate litigation procedures by filing an action of debt before local courts. The other way is to initiate executive enforcement proceedings (enforcement proceedings without judgement) before execution offices.
September 17, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
Effective compliance management systems are not only crucial for large businesses. They are also increasingly important for small and medium-sized businesses in order to avoid unwittingly infringing laws and regulations.
September 17, 2015 By Yingke Law Firm
As every people can see, China economy is going down. With the tendancy, lending disputes are emerging with large amount. Among these cases are some sham lawsuits which influence judges' discretion.
September 16, 2015 By Canosa Abogados
After the massive economic and political crisis in Argentina in 2001; a period with demonstrations- clashes between demonstrators, the police causing several demonstrators death-, civil and social unrest, where Argentina had 5 presidents in a week; there was a president elected by the senate in a context of extreme economic and political emergency. In 2003 elections were called and Mr. Néstor Kirchner was elected president with 22% of the votes. There was a vacuum of power.
September 16, 2015 By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
If you were injured in an accident, and someone is at fault for that accident, you may be able to recoup money for your injuries. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to do this on your own, which is why there are many benefits to hiring an Injury Law Firm to assist you with this. If you have never been involved in this type of law suit, you may have many questions about injury accident settlements.
September 16, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
According to the Bundesgerichtshof’s (Federal Court of Justice) ruling of July 7, 2015, a bequest premised on renouncing an inheritance is not necessarily deemed to be a gift (X ZR 59/13).
September 16, 2015 By Ketenci & Ketenci
In international or local trade relations, termination of distribution agreements especially by manufacturers come frequently to the fore.
September 15, 2015 By Yingke Law Firm
For most of China families, the most valuable asset is their house. Basically every tough divorce arises in the struggle for the house. In practice, the house may be in the different state of ownership. The question to split it also is a big obstacle to make a smooth divorce.
September 15, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
The tax authorities are increasingly applying time-series comparisons as a method of estimation in the context of external audits, but according to the Bundesfinanzhof (German Federal Fiscal Court), this is only permissible under certain conditions.
September 15, 2015 By Ketenci & Ketenci
Due to the increasing energy gap arising from industrial and technological developments of Turkey, the demand on electric energy has been increasing year for year and new investments in power generation are required.
September 14, 2015 By Michelman & Bricker
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have confirmed they have reached a settlement with a Pennsylvania water utility called the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority (DELCORA).
September 14, 2015 By Adinolfi & Lieberman, P.A.
One of the more amorphous concepts in the family law arena is the treatment of a pet subsequent to divorce.
September 14, 2015 By Galfand Berger LLP
Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are reviewing multiple provisions to discourage speeding in highway work zones.
September 14, 2015 By Pesce Law Group, P.C.
We live in a culture where marriages are not always “till death do us part.” Although most engaged couples imagine that their marriage will be a lifetime of shared bliss and cooperation with finances, the truth is that approximately 20 percent of marriages end within five years and more than 30 percent end within 10 years. This is why it is important to consider all possibilities for the future before you get married
September 14, 2015 By Eichen, Crutchlow, Zaslow & McElroy, LLP
A recent invention out of the University of Toronto has some hospitals fighting against its use, while lawmakers are advocating for it.
September 14, 2015 By Ketenci & Ketenci
Investment companies or funds within the frame of the Capital Markets Law.
September 13, 2015 By Yingke Law Firm
If one spouse have got the custody, but the other party wants to take it over, the other party has to prove he has justifiable causes.
September 13, 2015 By Yingke Law Firm
By cohabitation ends, the party claiming properties and/or custody has to prove at first the relationship existed. If he can not do so, courts have to reject his claims because of lacking of legal fundamentals.
September 13, 2015 By The Cardamone Law Firm, LLC
What is the one place most people spend more time in than even their own homes? Even if you discount all those hours staying late at the office when you need to meet deadlines, and consider only the typical 9 to 5 workday, you still spend nearly one-third of your adult life in your workplace.
September 13, 2015 By ERISA Benefits Consulting, Inc
A recent mortality study conducted by the non-profit Society of Actuaries indicates that life expectancies for both women and men have increased by roughly two years since 2000. To be precise, the study showed that the average 65-year-old woman in the U.S. is expected to live 88.8 years, up from 86.4 in 2000. Life expectancy for the average U.S. man age 65 is now 86.6 years, up from 84.6 in 2000.
September 13, 2015 By Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah Sons
An overview of the current legal framework regarding bribery and anti-corruption in Yemen followed by a discussion of the practical implications of the framework with respect to the payment of facilitating payments. Criminal code No. 12 of 1994 is a general Law addressing all matter related to crime and punishment. A more specific Law addressing bribery and anti corruption was issued in 2006, namely the Anti Corruption Law.
September 13, 2015 By Mirandah Asia
In Ship’s Equipment Centre Bremen GmbH v Fuji Trading (Singapore) Pte Ltd and others, the High Court of Singapore ruled in favour of the Defendants refusing to allow the Plaintiff to make post-grant amendments to Singapore Patent SG 110370 (“the Patent”).
September 13, 2015 By Ketenci & Ketenci
Due to Turkey’s rapidly financial growth and increasing population, real estate market has been developing for last five years.
September 13, 2015 By Ketenci & Ketenci
Numerous countries have been in an energy transition in recent years due to the decreasing capacity of primary energy resources such as natural gas, oil and coal and also in order to contribute to the prevention of climatic changes arising from the use of primary energy resources. In this connection, the importance of energy production from renewable resources has come into question also in Turkey.