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How to Avoid Trade-In Auto Fraud

October 23, 2014     By Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC
Trading in your old car to help pay for a new one at the dealership may seem like a good way to shave off the cost of a new car. However, not all trade-in transactions are handled in an honest manner, and this can lead to unfortunate results for consumers.

Financial Fraud Schemes Victimizing Elders and Senior Citizens

October 23, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
There are many fraud schemes used by sellers intent on defrauding seniors and elders of their hard-earned money. Learn what they are to protect yourself.

Legal Guide for Purchasing Real Estate in Turkey

October 23, 2014     By Ongur Ergan Law & Consulting Office
Buying property is one of the best ways to make an investment in Turkey whether it is for your personal use or commercial activities, bearing in mind the liberal investment climate and economical development of the country. Whatever reason you may have in mind, you must know that Turkish law enables foreign real or legal persons to own full ownership of immovables in Turkey in accordance with some restrictions.

Is Texting While Driving Worse Than DUI?

October 22, 2014     By Hebets & McCallin, PC
In today’s world Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Impaired is the poster child of the campaign against bad actors behind the wheel, and with good reason.

Malta Applicants for Online Forex Trading - Category 2 / Category 3 Investment Services Licence

October 22, 2014     By CSB Advocates
The MFSA recently circulated a notice outlining additional criteria with respect to the licensing of entities that would like to offer online forex trading to retail clients in terms of the Investment Services Act, Chapter 370 of the Laws of Malta.

Business Taxes, Payroll Taxes and Trust Fund Recovery Penalty

October 22, 2014     By Mehdiyoun Law Firm
When the business faces a cash flow problem, many business owners use the payroll taxes collected but not yet turned over to the IRS.

Breach of Trust in the UAE

October 22, 2014     By Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy
Five points you should know about breach of trust before you accuse somebody

Is it Worth it to Pursue my Case?

October 22, 2014     By Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy
In both evaluations – winning and execution evaluations- there must be a good channel of coordination between the plaintiff, which is the client, and his lawyer.

Cyprus Nominee Shareholders - Valid Trusts Arrangements or a Mere Façade?

October 22, 2014     By P.N. Kourtellos & Associates LLC
First to be explored is the legal nature of the so called “nominee shareholder”. Nominee shareholder is a shareholder of a company holding shares nominally only, that is, only in name. In such a way the identity of the ultimate beneficial owner (“UBO”) of the shares is not disclosed.

Secret Designs in the Philippines

October 21, 2014     By Patrick Mirandah Co.
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has issued Memorandum-Circular No. 14-004 on 20 May 2014 allowing applicants to file a request for deferment of publication enabling designers and companies applying for the registration of industrial designs to keep them secret from competitors until the designs are made available in the market.

SEIKO... SEIKI... Say What? The Likelihood of Confusion in Singapore

October 21, 2014     By Patrick Mirandah Co.
The SEIKI trademark was recently granted registration in Singapore despite an opposition from the proprietors of the SEIKO mark. The Registrar dismissed the opposition despite finding that SEIKO is a wellknown mark and that the two marks are similar. A closer examination of the Registrar’s reasoning, however, reveals that the decision is not as incongruous as it may seem at first glance.

Equity-Indexed Annuities

October 21, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Equity-Indexed annuities are a type of deferred annuity that bases its returns on a stock market index. However, insurance companies have the option of using one of three calculation methods to determine the returns, and each has its own pros and cons.

Voluntary Disclosure Leading To Immunity: Planned Tightening From January 1, 2015

October 21, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
The German government has approved a bill to tighten the rules for voluntary disclosure in the event of tax evasion. The law is expected to enter into force on January 1, 2015.

Surrogate Mother from the Ukraine: Legal Grounds

October 21, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
It is not a secret that an average childbearing age in the developed countries has significantly increased. Many people in developed countries live for a long time "for him(her)self" and start thinking about children only at the age of 40. And if such an age is not a problem for a man, a woman, even with modern medicine, may have some difficulties with the childbirth. In most cases the surrogacy is the only way.

Collecting from an Out of Business Company or Employer

October 20, 2014     By Evanns Collection Law Firm
Collecting on a judgment even in ideal circumstances can often be a time-consuming and complex process, and that presumes the debtor is solvent, and doing business and/or making money. When the judgment enforcement against a debtor who is a company or legal entity, which appears to be (or is) out of business, the process can be considerably more troublesome and taxing.

Whistleblower Failure-of-Care Claim Settled for $38 Million

October 20, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Recently, a whistleblower failure-of-care claim was settled against a nursing home chain for $38 million. Even nursing home abuse can be stopped with whistleblowing.

Statutory Liquidated Damages for IP Infringement in Israel

October 19, 2014     By Reif & Reif, Law Offices and Notary
In a recent ruling, the District Court of Tel-Aviv, Israel, may have laid the foundations for ground-breaking jurisprudence in favor of the owners of registered intellectual property rights in Israel, which is seen as the technology start-up capital of the world.

Things to Know before Purchasing Deferred Variable Annuities

October 17, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Seniors and elders, are you aware that deferred variable annuities may not be beneficial? If not, read on to learn about the risks of buying annuities.

Is a Truck Responsible for a Car Wreck Caused by Something that Falls Off the Moving Truck?

October 17, 2014     By Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C.
If you drive a car, you’ve probably seen it happen (or you’ve seen the aftermath). A mattress, a piece of furniture, a chunk of metal, a huge box or some other large object falls off a moving truck (or the object is lying on the side of the road). What happens when the stuff that fell off the truck hits a car or a pedestrian or a bicyclist, causing a wreck and injuries? Is the truck responsible?

Commercial Indemnity Provisions: The Devil’s in the Detail

October 17, 2014     By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
The practical effect of indemnity provisions in commercial contracts is dependent upon the detail in their drafting, an important ruling has confirmed.

Joint Ventures – Protecting with Contract Terms

October 17, 2014     By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
Joint ventures take many different forms but few have such an unusual background as a recent dispute involving what started as a simple agreement.

Construction Contracts – Don’t Let Work Get Ahead

October 17, 2014     By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
Construction cases often result in particularly valuable lessons for lawyers and commercial organisations alike who are involved in construction and property – particularly where work commences before the contract is finalised.

How to Transfer Property in Zimbabwe

October 17, 2014     By Kanokanga & Partners
When one sells an immovable property which is held under a Deed of Transfer (Title Deed), the buyer upon paying the full purchase price, is entitled to take transfer of the property. The process by which the buyer takes transfer is called conveyancing. The person (a lawyer) who does the conveyancing is called a conveyancer.

Letting a Property in Zimbabwe

October 17, 2014     By Kanokanga & Partners
When you let out your property you want to get money (rent) in exchange for the tenant’s occupation or use of your property. However, it is not unusual for a property owner to end up losing money instead of making it. How does this happen? Well, this is mostly due to some serious mistakes that a property owner makes before or during the tenancy.

Association Law: Pay Attention to Fiscal and Legal Aspects When Establishing an Association

October 17, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
An association is frequently established as a way of pooling the strengths of individuals to form a strong special interest group. Legal and fiscal aspects must be observed when establishing an association.

New Rules Simplify the Filing and Approval of Chinese Outbound Investment Projects

October 16, 2014     By UB & Co. Attorneys and Counselors
On September 6, 2014, the Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM") issued the Outbound Investment Management Rules (the "Rules"), which took effect on October 6, 2014. The Rules have replaced old MOFCOM regulations regarding Chinese outbound investment projects. On April 8 2014, the National Development and Reform Commission ("NDRC") issued a regulation regarding measures for the administrative approval and filing of outbound investment projects (the "Measures").

If Your Spouse Files for Divorce While on Deployment

October 16, 2014     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
Even under the best of circumstances a marriage can be difficult and often times will not work out. Being a service member whose duty at times requires overseas deployment for long periods of time can lend even more strain.

Protecting Yourself from Recalls When Used Car Shopping in California

October 16, 2014     By Martinez & Schill LLP
Consumers must be aware when shopping for vehicles that there are numerous vehicles that have had parts recalled that may not have received repairs. Car manufacturers like General Motors have issued recalls that affect nearly 25 million vehicles. Consumers must get informed about recalls when car shopping in order to avoid injury from car accidents related to defective parts.

Concerns Buyers Should Know About Indexed Universal Life Policies

October 16, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Indexed Universal Life insurance policies are a rather popular type of life insurance. However, there are several concerns associated with Indexed Universal Life policies that one should be familiar with.

Crash and Splash - Maritime Collisions Under UAE Law

October 16, 2014     By STA Law Firm
Understanding the legal implications of maritime collisions under Dubai, Abu Dhabi and broadly under the law of United Arab Emirates.

Corprorate Spin Offs and Carve Out Transactions in Dubai and under UAE Law

October 16, 2014     By STA Law Firm
All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward (Ellen Glasgow). The term ‘change’ in simplest form means going from one state to a new state. Although the word ‘change’ is broad enough to connote positive as well as negative change, the likelihood of ‘change’ unfolding positive or welcoming outcome cannot always be pre-determined. A well-conceived and planned change could however result in positive if everything related with the plan goes right.

Foundation Law: Constitutive Documents Regulate The Purpose Of The Foundation

October 16, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
Many foundations serve charitable purposes, but there are also those foundations that are run for private benefit, such as the family foundation. The latter can e.g. be used to avoid inheritance disputes.

The Sweet Taste of “Mango” is Not for Everyone

October 15, 2014     By Patrick Mirandah Co.
“Mango” is commonly known as the juicy stone fruit belonging to the genus Mangifera. But to others, it means more. To Consolidated Artists BV, “Mango” is a trademark symbolic of quality bags, fashion and accessories. Recently, MANGO has been the subject of a dispute before the Office of the Director General (ODG) of the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL).

Patents as Collateral for Singapore Companies

October 15, 2014     By Patrick Mirandah Co.
Patents were first used as collateral to secure financing by Thomas Edison in the late 1880s. Edison used his patent for the incandescent electric light bulb as collateral to secure financing to start his company, the General Electric Company.

Landmark Decision on Determining Statutory Damages in Singapore

October 15, 2014     By Patrick Mirandah Co.
In Converse Inc. v. Ramesh Ramchandani et al., Converse had elected to request an award of statutory damages after an interlocutory judgment had found Mr. Ramchandani liable for infringing Converse’s high-cut Chuck Taylor All Star canvas shoes. Accordingly, the High Court of Singapore was given the unfamiliar task of assessing the amount of statutory damages to be awarded under Section 31(5) and (6) of the Trade Marks Act.

When Is A DUI Considered a Second DUI in California

October 15, 2014     By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
How much time must pass between DUI convictions before a new charge is no longer considered a "second DUI"? Many people who have old DUI convictions on their record may not realize that the old conviction can be used to enhance the penalties on any subsequent conviction for driving under the influence. However, there is a limit to how long a prior DUI conviction can affect the mandatory sentencing requirements on a new DUI charge.

Back Injuries from Automobile Accidents

October 15, 2014     By Eberstein Witherite LLP - Car Wreck
Back injuries differ in type and severity. Some car wreck victims suffer minor back injuries. For example, if a victim was stopped at a red light and another driver slowly rolled into his car, the victim might experience soreness for a few days. Other car accident victims are not so lucky.

Seniors: What You Should Know About Annuities

October 15, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Annuities sound like a good idea for elders and senior citizens. However, the opposite may be true. Annuities are not right for everyone and seniors and elders should learn why before purchasing an annuity.

Trademark Registration by Distributors in the Ukraine

October 15, 2014     By IPStyle
There is a substantial amount of issues that should be considered in details before entering into a legal relationship with the distributor in any country. Ukraine is not an exception.

Contract Law: Precisely Defining Rights and Obligations in a Contract

October 15, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
Breaches of the terms of a contract may entail legal consequences, such as e.g. damages claims. It is therefore all the more important to regulate rights and obligations in the contract in detail.

Reverse Mortgages Should be the Last Resort for Senior Citizens

October 14, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Reverse mortgages may not be as beneficial to seniors as one may think. Learn more about the associated risks before taking out a reverse mortgage.

Business Ownership in the Family

October 14, 2014     By Reckmeyer Law, LLC
Family owned businesses may thrive over multiple generations. To have lasting success, the family owned business needs to transition ownership from generation to generation. To preserve family harmony and maintain a healthy business, it may be best to transition ownership to family members that are active participants in the business, while allowing non-active family members an opportunity to “cash out” and direct their funds elsewhere as desired by their preferences.

Barter and Bargain, Thrive and Survive

October 14, 2014     By Moore Family Law
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has read / watched / talked about the economy this past weekend and gone, “Yikes!” Times are tough! This puts the emphasis on being very flexible, very opportunistic as it were, about how you stretch your precious few dollars and still get done what has to get done.

Tax Evasion: Risk of Discovery Increases – Amended Tax Return as a Way Out

October 14, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
It is becoming increasingly difficult for tax evaders to remain undetected due to the automatic exchange of information between EU member states, particularly as Switzerland has signalled its willingness to cooperate.

Canadian Tourists Who Have Been "Flagged" By US CBP: Steps to Overcome Inadmissibility

October 13, 2014     By Dwyer Law Group
Due to the close proximity of the US border to most Canadian cities and the extensive relationship between the two countries, it is not surprising that the US receives millions of Canadian tourists each year.

Reasons For Being A Whistleblower

October 13, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Whistleblowers don't normally report fraud for financial gain - they report it because they've been wrongfully retaliated against.

Public Disorder and the Law in Hong Kong

October 13, 2014     By Angela Wang & Co.
The recent and ongoing Occupy Central campaign where large number of protestors occupied and obstruct public places and main access roads has caused concerns regarding the law governing such conduct in Hong Kong. The prolonged campaign has led to loss and inconvenience to a significant part of the Hong Kong community including road users, loss of commuting time, increase travel expense and loss of income and business.

Intellectual Property Law: Defense Against Product Piracy

October 13, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
Plagiarism is widespread and can be found in almost all business fields. There are legal remedies for defending oneself against product piracy.

Agreeing to Valuation Dates in Minnesota

October 11, 2014     By Moore Family Law
The holidays present a special challenge for families that are going through a divorce, a process which often brings with it disputes over emotional hurts, property, child support and alimony, custody and visitation and spousal support.

When Work Injuries are Disqualified for California Workers' Compensation

October 10, 2014     By Napolin Law Firm
The State of California enacted a workers' compensation system to provide benefits on a no-fault basis for those who sustain injury arising our of and in the course of employment. However, there are circumstances where workers' compensation is not available.

Illegal Evictions of Elderly Nursing Home Residents

October 10, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Nursing homes can't evict elders based on ending Medicare coverage, lack of long term beds, or refusal to readmit after a hospital stay.

Travel Operator Breaks Price Agreements with Agent

October 10, 2014     By AMS Advocaten
Partnerships between agents and principals in agency relationships don’t always go smoothly. In this case, a dispute arose between a travel agent and a travel operator related to ‘price manipulation’.

Amsterdam Shareholders’ Agreement Decisive in Conflict

October 10, 2014     By AMS Advocaten
In January 2014, the judge hearing the application for interim relief at the Amsterdam district court was required to pronounce on the continued operativeness on a company of a shareholders’ agreement. Company law specialist Hein Hoogendoorn explains the judgement by the judge hearing the application for interim relief on this question.

Higher Regional Court of Hamm on Misleading Dental Advertisement Online

October 10, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
The use of the slogan “the only complete programme throughout Germany” in an advertisement for a dental care programme is misleading in the opinion of the Higher Regional Court of Hamm.

Increased Amount of Securities Exchange Commission Whistleblower Cases

October 9, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
The Securities Exchange Commission has investigated over 686 whistleblower cases in this year alone - the highest amount since 2011.

Minnesota Budget Cuts Affect Family Courts

October 9, 2014     By Moore Family Law
Article XI of the Minnesota Constitution prohibits the State from running a deficit. When tax revenues are significantly lower than expected, the State must cut spending or raise taxes in order to balance the budget.

MFSA on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers National Private Placement Regime

October 9, 2014     By CSB Advocates
The MFSA recently published a set of documents formalising the implementation of the National Private Placement Regime (‘NPPR’) in Malta.

Unpaid Income Tax Establishes Liability of the Managing Director of a German Limited Liability Company

October 9, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
In terms of the overall responsibility, a managing director is also liable for the income tax of employed workers that is not paid to the tax office.

Psychiatric Injuries Under California Workers' Compensation Law

October 8, 2014     By Napolin Law Firm
The California Legislature enacted specific provisions of the Labor Code to create a higher threshold of compensability for psychiatric injury under workers' compensation law.

Whistleblowers Don’t Just Expose Fraud – They Can Save Lives

October 8, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
When whistleblowers report fraud within hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, they may also unknowingly stop risky medical practices.

Amended Tax Return: North Rhine-Westphalia Wants to Continue Purchasing CDs on Tax Evaders

October 8, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
North Rhine-Westphalia’s (NRW) Minister of Finance, Walter Borjans, announced in the Rheinischen Post Online that NRW will continue purchasing CDs with data on suspected tax evaders.

Dubai Employment Benefits - End of Service Gratuity

October 8, 2014     By Al Safar & Partners
Literal meaning of severance or gratuity is a favor or gift, usually in the form of money, given in return for service. In other words a sum of money offered to certain service sector workers for a service they performed or anticipated.

Can an Injured Worker in New York State Collect Both Workers' Compensation and Unemployment?

October 7, 2014     By Brune Law Office
It may seem to run contrary to common sense, but it is possible to collect both workers' compensation and unemployment benefits. However, an injured worker should be aware of the limitations of each program.

Your Only Defense When You've Been Arrested for DUI

October 7, 2014     By Tuomey Law Firm, PLLC
If you've been driving around Alexandria and you have been pulled over for DUI, you need an Alexandria criminal defense lawyer. This is true whether or not you're actually guilty.

Charged with Burglary in Virginia?

October 7, 2014     By Tuomey Law Firm, PLLC
Congratulations, you've been initiated into the criminal justice system and you need a good Alexandria criminal defense attorney to represent you.

How to File a Mechanics and Materialmen's Lien in Georgia

October 7, 2014     By Cobb Law Group
Contractors and suppliers, whose labor, services, equipment or materials were used to improve real estate, may be entitled to file a claim of lien under the Georgia Mechanics and Materialman's Lien Statute if they are not paid. Navigating this law, however, can be difficult so we have put together this step-by-step guide to help you understand the complexities of Georgia's Lien Laws.

Estate Planning - Is a Trust Right for You?

October 7, 2014     By Flanders Law Firm LLC
Determining whether a Trust is right for you and your family can be a difficult decision. There are many factors which come into play and no estate plan is right for everyone.

10 Things to Know About Divorce for Florida Residents

October 7, 2014     By Rechel & Associates, P.A.
If you are a Florida resident and thinking about getting a divorce, there are several things you should keep in mind about Florida’s divorce laws. These items are important aspects to saving you time, sanity or both.

The New Angola: Legal Developments and Trends

October 7, 2014     By FCB&A
Angola now offers much more than just a promising opportunity for foreign investors with its positive investment strategy, a thriving economy and a strong willingness to grow.

Uncomfortable Planning in Minnesota – Prenuptial Agreements

October 7, 2014     By Moore Family Law
Minnesota statute § 519.11 authorizes the use of “antenuptial” agreements (prenuptial in every day language) in order to give parties the chance to disclaim any interest in nonmarital or marital property after they are married.

German Act Against Unfair Competition Protects The General Public

October 7, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
Consumers and suppliers ought to benefit in equal measure from fair competition. In the event of infringements of competition law, legal action can be taken.

Legal Support of Marriage and Divorce with a Foreigner in the Ukraine

October 6, 2014     By Aleksey Pukha & Partners
Before marriage, you need to solve the following issues:

Trademark Use Requirement According to Ukrainian Legislation

October 6, 2014     By IPStyle
If you have decided to register trademark in Ukraine, here are some general tips which you have to consider while achieving this point.

Tax Evasion: Number Of Amended Tax Returns Has Doubled in Germany

October 6, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
The number of amended tax returns in cases of tax evasion continues to rise. According to media reports, it doubled in the first half of the year 2014 compared with the same period of the previous year.

MFSA Thematic Review on Compliance with the Requirements on Governance, Compliance & Risk Management in Malta

October 5, 2014     By CSB Advocates
The MFSA recently published a circular addressed to the compliance officers of investment services license holders with consolidated feedback from the Securities and Markets Supervision Unit.

Getting Social Media Evidence Admitted In Court

October 4, 2014     By Stange Law Firm, PC
Knowing the rules of evidence in your particular state is vital to getting social media admitted into evidence. Cross-examination is often a time where you get much of the information admitted. This is accomplished through showing them the information on their page to verify that the data contained on their page is authentic.

Nursing Home Elder Abuse Is Due To Understaffing

October 3, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Studies show that understaffing is directly linked to elder abuse in nursing homes.

More than $30 Million Awarded to an Overseas Whistleblower

October 2, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
A record amount of $30 million was awarded to an overseas whistleblower for providing key information to detect an ongoing fraud.

Sale of a Leased Property in Hungary – Pleasure or Pain?

October 2, 2014     By Jalsovszky Law Firm
In the property market it is usual to sell such commercial or residential real estates that are leased out. On the basis of the new Civil Code, the seller of such property will not be relieved, by the sale, from its liability towards the tenants. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations towards the tenants, then the seller may also be held liable, even if the property had been sold many years ago.

The “Legality Rating” for Most Ethical Companies in Italy

October 2, 2014     By CTM Avvocati
A Legality Rating was established as an opportunity for: spreading the culture of legality, demonstrating your company’s ethical credentials, obtaining financing and verifying your organization and your suppliers.

EMRA Approval for Transfer of Shares in Electricity Generation Companies in Turkey

October 2, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
Company structuring in Turkey mainly focuses on two types; joint stock and limited liability companies. Alteration in partnership structure or share transfer of these kinds of companies shall be subject to commercial legislation.

Finding the Right Company Form when Establishing a Business in Germany

October 2, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
If someone wishes to establish a business, the right company form must be found. Different rights and obligations emerge depending on the chosen company form.

Seven False Claims Act Lawsuits Settled for $98 Million

October 1, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Seven whistleblower suits against Community Health Systems and associated entities was settled in August for $98 million.

Georgia's Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity Does Not Prevent Surety from Suing State

October 1, 2014     By Cobb Law Group
In a very recent case, the Georgia Supreme Court upheld the lower courts' decisions to allow a performance bond company (who had to complete a public works project) to sue the State of Georgia for its default.

Triggering Your Rights Under the California Family Rights Act

October 1, 2014     By Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes
The California Family Rights Act was created to protect employees going on leave as a result of the following circumstances: childbirth; placement of a child in the employee's family for adoption; for the serious health condition of the employee's child, parent or spouse; and for the employee's serious health condition.

Illinois Adoptees Can Receive Original Birth Certificates Thanks to Illinois Adoption Law

October 1, 2014     By Mulyk, Laho & Mack, LLC
Relatively new laws in the Illinois legislature have made it easier for persons who have been adopted to receive their original birth certificates. Both adoptees and surrendered persons born in Illinois may request a non-certified copy of their original birth certificate.

Crimes Against Foreigners in Egypt

October 1, 2014     By Ayman Sultan Law Firm
Murders of or by foreigners in Egypt – Thankfully these cases are rare, but unfortunately they aren’t unheard of. Not the most common of foreigner crimes in Egypt, murder (or a killing) can be classified as follows: self-defence, manslaughter, deliberate murder. In terms of statistics, self-defence is usually behind a foreigner killing an Egyptian citizen.

Financial Fraud and Theft as Crimes Against Foreigners in Cairo, Hurghada, Sharm

October 1, 2014     By Ayman Sultan Law Firm
Financial fraud – the most common and most profitable ‘business’ activity that turns to foreign residents. Real estate fraud, illicit car sales, cheated insurance, denial of services that you have paid for–you name it. You should seek protection from a law firm in Egypt in any of these cases; don’t wait and be protected from the very start.

Tax Evasion: Exercise Caution in the Event of Illicit Earnings in Estate

October 1, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
In the case of inheritance, there is a risk of becoming guilty of tax evasion, particularly if the estate could include illicit earnings.

Energy Supply Security: Is this Conceivable for Renewables?

October 1, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
Whether for heating or for electricity generation, energy is one of the indispensable resources in the world which plays an essential role in the politics as well as in the economy of a country.

Security for Cost in Turkey

September 30, 2014     By Esmeray Law Office
Security for costs is money that a plaintiff is ordered to provide to the court as a condition of continuing with a claim or execution proceeding, and which will be applied on any costs order that may be made against the plaintiff. It provides a safeguard to the defendant in financial terms so as to ensure that he is not unduly burdened by having to bear his own costs in defending claims by plaintiffs who may be unable or unwilling to pay costs to the defendant when ordered by the court.

Recognition of a Foreign Judgment and Public Policy Requirement

September 30, 2014     By Esmeray Law Office
Do you have court order from court of your country that you wish to seek recognition of it in Turkey, but you are concerned that it might not be recognized, because it does not contain the grounds on which the decision is built? Well, here is a good news!

Male Nurses Accused of Committing Elder Abuse Faces Trial and Potentially Six Years in Prison

September 30, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Two male nurses accused of committing elder abuse faces up to six years in prison if convicted at trial.

The Latest Tax Amnesty in Turkey: Law No 6552

September 30, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
Turkish parliament has enecated the Law No: 6552 that has been promulgated as of September 11, 2014 and provides restructuring for unpaid tax debts and administrative penalties.

Pitfalls in Financing the Renewable Investments in Turkey

September 30, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
In 2012, OECD has reported that economy-wide transformation will require cumulative investment in green infrastructure in the range of USD 36-42 trillion between 2012 and 2030, i.e. approximately USD 2 trillion or 2% of global GDP per year. Today more less is being invested annually. Therefore, a remarkable investment gaps exist that needs to be addressed.

Commercial Agency Law: Rights and Obligations of Commercial Agents

September 30, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
For commercial agents, some rights and obligations are regulated separately in the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB)). Special attention needs to be paid e.g. to claims for commission and compensation.

Medicare Conditional Payments Claimants Can Now File Private Cause of Action Lawsuits

September 29, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Primary plan employers or carriers have to pay damages to both Medicare and individual lawsuits for failure to pay conditional payments.

Insurance Companies' Profits Skyrocket, Even as Medical Malpractice Payouts Drop

September 29, 2014     By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
A skilled pickpocket does not just take your wallet; he directs your attention elsewhere. When you notice you have been robbed, you blame someone else.

Can the Shares of a Cayman Islands Company be Pledged as Security?

September 29, 2014     By Loeb Smith & Brady
It is not possible to "pledge" registered shares under Cayman Islands law because title to the shares cannot be transferred by physical delivery. Any grant of security over registered shares that is called a "pledge" will typically be either (i) a legal mortgage or (ii) an equitable mortgage/share charge, depending on its terms. If the security purports to be something else, the chances are that it will be entirely ineffective.

Consensual Judicial or Litigious Divorce, Sharing of Assets, Inheritance in Brazil

September 29, 2014     By Alves Jacob Law Firm
Rights in a possible process of Divorce. Sharing of assets. Custody of the minor child. Permanent visa in Brazil.

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