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Child Pornography Arrests Increase in California

July 31, 2014     By Summit Defense Attorneys
Child pornography offenses are one of the fastest growing crimes in California, with a 150% increase in detection and arrests each year. As more and more people are caught in police stings as a result of Task Force operations, it is increasingly apparent that people accused of this crime come from all walks of life.

Can I Get into Canada with a DUI?

July 31, 2014     By Hebets & McCallin, PC
This question comes up more and more often as the United States continues to increase enforcement and lower Blood Alcohol limits. The short answer is No, you can’t get into Canada with a DUI, a DWI, or any state’s equivalent charge. At least not without jumping through a series of hoops set up by the Canadian government.

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

July 30, 2014     By Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC
Just last month, the issue of drowsy driving was brought to the attention of the nation when a sleepy truck driver plowed into famous comedian Tracy Morgan, killing his passenger - fellow comedian James McNair - and critically injuring Morgan and his other passengers.

How to Handle a Hit and Run Accident

July 30, 2014     By Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC
No matter a driver's reasons for leaving the scene of an accident, you, the victim, are still left high and dry without compensation to help you pay for your injuries or to fix the vehicle's damage. On the other hand, there still are many options for legal recourse and compensation.

What to do in the Case of a Dog Attack

July 30, 2014     By Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC
While dog bites are fairly common, unprovoked dog attacks are not. However, as we recently saw in the viral video of a cat saving a human child from an attacking dog, they do occur. Therefore, it is important that you know what to do in case of a dog attack. These tips can help you rectify a situation with a potentially dangerous animal.

Common Boating Accidents and How to Avoid Them

July 30, 2014     By Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC
Arizona has more lakes and rivers than many people assume. However, the state also has the fifth highest boating accident rate in the country. Why is that?

Common Injuries from Car Accidents

July 30, 2014     By Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC
The impact of a car accident may pose serious harm to the driver as well as the passengers, and leave them with long-lasting side-effects to contend with in the future. Here are some examples of the most common injuries sustained in an accident:

What Are the Recoverable Damages for California Employees Who were Wrongfully Terminated?

July 30, 2014     By Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes
In California, the general rule is that employment is “at will” and therefore employers may terminate employees at any time and even for no reason. However, many employers fail to realize that an employee cannot be terminated for illegal reasons pursuant to applicable federal and state employment laws. In particular, California employers are prohibited from discharging employees because of their inclusion in a protected class.

EU Nationals Working in Malta

July 30, 2014     By CSB Advocates
According to a Parliamentary answer by the Maltese Employment Minister Evarist Bartolo, a total of 10,035 EU nationals were working in Malta as at end of December 2013.

Risks Associated with Drowsy Driving

July 29, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Drowsy driving is one of the most common driving hazards, but new data highlights the dangers associated with drowsy driving. In fact, research shows that drowsy driving is as dangerous as driving while drunk.

Florida Sentencing Enhancements Pt. 2: Habitual Felony Offenders & Habitual Violent Felony Offenders

July 29, 2014     By The Kilfin Law Firm PC
An overview of the Habitual Felony Offender and Habitual Violent Felony Offender statutes. Unlike the PRR statute, which precludes the court from imposing a sentence that is less than the statutory maximum, these recidivist provisions increase the statutory maximum and, in the case of an HVFO, impose certain minimum mandatory prison terms as well.

Practical and Legal Aspects of Debt Collection in Ukraine

July 29, 2014     By Legiteam Law Agency LLC
Despite all the current geopolitics, trade goes on in Ukraine, but what if you are an exporter and have concerns about repayment?

Oil and Gas Regulation in Mozambique

July 29, 2014     By SAL & Caldeira
An overview of the domestic oil and gas sector, rights to oil and gas, health safety and the environment, sale and trade in oil and gas, tax and enforcement of regulation. It covers transfer of rights; transportation by pipeline; environmental impact assessments; decommissioning; waste regulations and proposals for reform.

Mining in Mozambique: An Overview

July 29, 2014     By SAL & Caldeira
An overview of the domestic mining sector in Mozambique, its regulatory structure and ownership, the environment and health and safety. It covers, foreign ownership and tax issues and proposals for reform.

Due Diligence Review Essential for Larger Transactions

July 29, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
In the case of larger transactions, including in particular the acquisition of companies, shares in companies or investment property such as real estate, a careful risk assessment is indispensable. This kind of due diligence review provides all the relevant information for the planned purchase.

Romanian Tax Designated Inactive Companies

July 28, 2014     By Hammond, Bogaru & Associates
Recently, on 18 July 2014 Order no. 1847 was issued by the President of the National Agency for Fiscal Administration to cover the approval of the application and the forms to be used by inactive taxpayers.

The Majority Shareholder Falls Out Of Control in Hungary

July 28, 2014     By Jalsovszky Law Firm
The corporate law is based on the “majority principle”: the majority shareholder can control the decisions at the shareholders’ meeting. While the old Companies Act already contained certain exceptions to this principle the new Civil Code broadens the scope of the exceptions.

Hong Kong Court Orders Ernst & Young to Disclose PRC Audit papers

July 28, 2014     By Angela Wang & Co.
On 23 May 2014, the Court of First Instance ordered the Hong Kong office of Ernst & Young (“EY”) to produce, certain audit working papers and underlying accounting documents from its Chinese affiliate to the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) pursuant to notices under section 183 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (“SFO”).

Shanghai Free Trade Zone Releases 2014 Negative List Revision

July 27, 2014     By John Oneil International
The broad negative list initially issued at the launch of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) in Oct 2013 has been revised as promised. The newly issued negative list issued on June 30 2014 takes immediate effect and decreases the initial number of prohibitions from 190 to 139.

Cyprus Holding Companies

July 27, 2014     By Anastasios Antoniou LLC
Cyprus provides an established, stable and solid legislative framework under which Cyprus companies can be formed for intermediary or ultimate holding purposes within corporate groups, in project finance, cross-border transactions or even investment management contexts.

Massage Parlor Prostitution is Being Charged as a Serious Crime in California

July 25, 2014     By Summit Defense Attorneys
The San Francisco Bay Area has seen a recent change in way prostitution is being prosecuted. Traditionally, prostitution and solicitation of prostitution were charged as low level misdemeanors. However, defendants are now being charged with serious felonies. It is important to understand who can be charged with these crimes and why the authorities are changing their policies.

New Statutory Framework for Energy Produced By Wind-power Generation Centres In Portugal.

New Legal framework applicable to the additional power and repowering energy produced by wind-power generation centres whose electricity is paid by the guaranteed remuneration scheme.

Amendment to the Ownership of Water Resources Law in Portugal

This article summarises the new law on ownership of water resources in Portugal which has recently come into force in Portugal.

What to do if Hit by a Drunk Driver While Riding in UBER

July 25, 2014     By Kalka & Baer LLC
UBER has insurance above and beyond minimum state insurance requirements that are carried by regular taxi drivers.

Cyprus Alternative Investment Funds

July 24, 2014     By Anastasios Antoniou LLC
In what constitutes a pivotal step in the transformation of Cyprus into one of the primary investment funds jurisdictions, new legislation is in place to regulate the establishment of Alternative Investment Funds. The Alternative Investment Funds Law of 2014 (the Law) provides a much-expected overhaul to Cyprus' investment funds regime, which commenced with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers framework enacted in 2013.

The Status of Independent Contractor vs. Employment Relationship

July 24, 2014     By Palmer Kazanjian
The issue of whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee is currently on the minds of many business owners. In fact, the California legislature has recently established a strong disincentive for wrongly classifying individual workers as independent contractors.

People’s Republic of China Arbitration Clause – No Room for Ad Hoc?

July 23, 2014     By John Oneil International
The People’s Republic of China (PRC) rules on arbitration requires arbitration by an institution. Therefore for China based arbitration this usually means arbitration through the China International and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC).

Ten Things You Can Do to Increase Your Recovery After a Motorcycle Accident

July 23, 2014     By Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer injuries and property damage as a result of somebody else’s negligence, the only thing the civil justice system permits by way of recovery is monetary compensation. Similar cases can have different results and, as such, it is important to do everything you can to obtain full value for your damages.

4 Common Misconceptions About Child Support After Divorce

July 23, 2014     By The Coleman Law Group
We’ve all heard of child support: an ongoing, periodic payment made by the noncustodial parent following the end of marriage. In fact, even in “joint custody” cases, there’s still a custodial parent—who the child spends more time with—and a noncustodial parent, and child support must be transferred. An exception to this would be if both parents earn the same income, pay equal amounts of expenses for the child and have the child the same number of days.

Roller Coaster Wrongful Death at Higher Rates than Shark Deaths

July 23, 2014     By Baker & Zimmerman, P.A.
While most of us worry about swimming too far off the coast during a summer vacation, we don't realize that we're more at risk on a roller coaster than a shark when venturing outdoors this season.

Why the Surge of Children Being Forgotten in the Back of a Car?

July 23, 2014     By Baker & Zimmerman, P.A.
It seems that we're hearing more and more about children being left in cars on a hot summer day as the parent goes shopping or to a hair salon, but is their a legitimate surge in these cases or is the media covering them more often?

Bright Future of Solar Power Market in Turkey

July 23, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
In recent years, renewable energy market development became primary energy strategy of Turkish government with the intention of improving energy efficiency and decreasing energy import dependency. Particularly, solar power seems as fundamental resource of electricity generation in the near future. In terms of insolation Turkey possesses high potential among European countries.

Duties of Directors Under the New Indian Companies Act, 2013

July 23, 2014     By Global Jurix
Duties and responsibilities of the Directors of a company, particularly the public limited companies, have been explicitly and lucidly stipulated in the new Indian Companies Act of 2013, which were rather obscure in the earlier CA-1956. These duties and liabilities of both the general Directors and the Independent Directors, are described in the Section 166, and the Schedule IV of the CA-2013. Discover these vital duties, for highly efficient and impeccable corporate management and governance.

Good News for Cayman Domiciled Private Equity Funds - Introduction of New ELP Law

July 22, 2014     By Loeb Smith & Brady
The Cayman Islands (“Cayman”) continue to be the leading offshore jurisdiction for the establishment of both hedge funds and private equity funds. Typically, private equity funds are structured in Cayman as exempted limited partnerships (“ELPs”) and the introduction of the Exempted Limited Partnership Law, 2014 (the “New ELP Law”), which came into force on 2nd July 2014, will enhance the attractiveness of Cayman as the leading offshore jurisdiction for private equity funds.

Sellers' Rules of Disclosure in CA Real Estate Sales

July 22, 2014     By Harvey I. Stern, Attorney At Law
This guide is a summary of the pertinent information that California homeowners and their agents are required by law to disclose to buyers.

Texting Increases Injury Risk Even When Not Driving

July 22, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
The dangers of texting and driving are well-known and undisputed. But did you know that texting while walking also presents a number of injury risks?

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: How should Turkey Cope with the Changing Dynamics?

July 22, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
The free trade agreement, known with its acronym TTIP, currently being negotiated between the United States and the European Union is expected to have immense legal implications as well as commercial ones for the signatories.

Integration of US and Europe Energy Markets: TTIP and Global Energy Trading Projection

July 22, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
Shale gas revolution has been driving US energy market by increasing economic and industrial competitiveness. Today, shale gas has gained acceptance as “bonanza” which triggered slump in gas prices and sparked off widening the energy gap between US and Europe.

Design Infringement Claim Backfires in Malaysia

July 22, 2014     By Patrick Mirandah Co.
In a court action between Tropicana Products, Inc. (“Tropicana”) and the F&N companies (Fraser and Neave, Limited and its subsidiaries, F&N Diaries (M) Sdn Bhd and F&N Beverages Manufacturing Sdn Bhd) (“F&N” collectively), the Court of Appeals in Malaysia (“Appeals Court”) reversed the decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court (“High Court”) granting Tropicana’s infringement claims and further revoking F&N’s industrial design registrations.

Incense Design Registrations Burn Up in Smoke

July 22, 2014     By Patrick Mirandah Co.
In the cases of Koay Kar Kheng v Rong Qiang Incense (M) Sdn Bhd and Koay Kar Kheng v Seong Loong (M) Sdn Bhd, the High Court of Malaya (“High Court”) revoked and expunged two (2) industrial design registrations, bearing designs of incense products registered under Class 99, from the Register of Industrial Designs due to lack of novelty over prior designs already disclosed to the public before the respective priority dates of the industrial design registrations.

Vietnam and Philippines Keeps Persistent Fight Against IPR Violators

July 22, 2014     By Patrick Mirandah Co.
The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) annually prepares the ‘Special 301 Report’ which identifies countries that do not provide adequate and effective protection of Intellectual Property Rights and pose trade barriers to US companies and products.The report contains countries considered to be providing inadequate and ineffective protection and the list of countries are categorized as ‘Priority Foreign Countries,’ ‘Priority Watch List,’ or ‘Watch List.’

Slip and Fall Accidents More Common Than We Thought?

July 21, 2014     By Baker & Zimmerman, P.A.
If you presumed that only the elderly are prone to slip and fall incidents, think again. Many people just older than 24 are affected by slip and falls every day, with numbers going into the millions annually.

Know the Laws that Prohibit Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Sex

July 21, 2014     By Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes
Sex discrimination is one of the most prevalent issues in the realm of employment. It involves preferential treatment favoring the male or female sex. The most common example of such discrimination is an employer’s preference of male employees over their female counterparts in various aspects of employment.

Lessor Beware: Estoppel by Deed in Oil and Gas Leases Comes to Pennsylvania

July 21, 2014     By Harper J. Dimmerman, Attorney at Law
This case illustrates the critical need of a grantor to know the exact extent of his or her ownership interest when conveying an ownership or leasehold interest.

Emoney and Payment Institution License in Cyprus

July 21, 2014     By Tornaritis Law Firm LLC
Cyprus Guidelines on Completing and Submitting Applications for Authorization as an Electronic Money Institution (‘EMI’) and Payment Institution under Directive 2012 [“the EMD”]; the Appointment of Agents & the Establishment of Branches

European Economic Interest Groups in Italy (EEIG)

July 19, 2014     By Studio Misuraca, Attorneys Firm
EEIG in Italy ("Gruppo Europeo di Interesse Economico", GEIE) is an associative organization. GEIE or EEIG can exclusively be used within European area, it encourages cooperation between companies, others economic entities, professionals and physical persons even, and its main requirement is that, at least, partners are coming from two States members of the U.E. This tool can be easily employed in the participation to tenders.

Civil Litigation in Italy

July 19, 2014     By Studio Misuraca, Attorneys Firm
In order to start a debt collection or a civil lawsuit in Italy is necessary to consider the rules contained in Italian "Codice di Procedura Civile" (Codes of Civil Procedure, C.P.C.).

College & School Liability for Assaults & Fights in Pennsylvania

July 19, 2014     By Laffey, Bucci & Kent
A discussion of whether a college can be held liable when a student is assaulted. A recent Pennsylvania Superior Court decision found in favor of a student, against the college, in a physical assault case.

Why Small Businesses Should Consider China Trademark Registration

July 19, 2014     By John Oneil International
The recent troubles facing Tesla’s expansion into China, particularly the trademark of its name and it’s Chinese version TeSiLa should be paid close attention to especially by small businesses.

Law Firm's Trust Account Hacked! Six Figures Taken!!!

July 18, 2014     By Evidence Solutions, Inc.
A Toronto area law firm is missing six figures from their trust account. After being hit over the holidays by a virus which gave hackers remote backdoor access to the firm’s bookkeeper’s computer. The virus, known as the Trojan Banker Virus, was designed to capture keystrokes, which can include bank passwords, as they are typed.

Significant Changes to Several Requirements on Registration of Foreign Invested Enterprises in China

July 18, 2014     By UB & Co. Attorneys and Counselors
On June 17, 2014, the Ministry of Commerce of China issued a notice regarding the improvement of review & approval and statistical rules of foreign investment in China (the “Notice”) and the Notice shall take effect as of its promulgation date. The Notice revised several important issues regarding the review and approval of registration of foreign-invested enterprises (the “FIE”) in China.

After an Arrest in China, What Are the Rules for Pressing Charges?

July 18, 2014     By Lehman, Lee & Xu
There is no “Preliminary Hearing” in China criminal procedure. The Initial investigation is carried out by the prosecutor (Called The People’s Procuratorate in China), who will then decide if the case is deserving of criminal charges.

The Ten Questions Your Car Accident Lawyer Will Ask

July 17, 2014     By Warnken, LLC
What do you need to know in order to get the most out of your consultation with a car accident lawyer. Being prepared for your meeting will go a long way to getting the most from your lawyer. Here are ten questions you should be prepared to answer for your attorney

Teenage Driving: Shocking Statistics and Reasons Why They Are True

July 17, 2014     By Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes
Teenagers today in the United States are driving much less than their predecessors from three to four decades ago. However, there continues to be a disproportionately high risk of death and serious injury in accidents among teen drivers.

Civil Justice for New York Crime Victims

July 17, 2014     By Oliveri & Schwartz, P.C.
Injured victims of crime can use civil lawsuits to seek justice, hold responsible parties accountable, prevent future crimes, and obtain the financial resources victims need to rebuild their lives.

Truck Rollover Accidents and Their Causes

July 17, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Many fatal truck crashes in Dallas are the result of a rollover. Other vehicles involved in truck rollover accidents are just no match for the sheer size and weight of a semi that’s rolled over and may swing across the roadway. Many truck rollovers are actually preventable. Read on for an overview of possible causes of rollovers.

One Shareholder Excludes the Other, What Can You Do?

July 17, 2014     By AMS Advocaten
An earlier blog by Dutch lawyer Hein Hoogendoorn explained that in preliminary relief proceedings one shareholder can claim from the other shareholder that the latter has to sell his shares. Not every conflict between shareholders is suitable for preliminary relief proceedings. In this blog, corporate lawyer in The Netherlands Hein Hoogendoorn discusses the outcome of a main action that also addressed an enforced takeover of shares. This case was submitted to the court of North Netherlands.

Data Retention Directive is to be Succeeded in the UK by Emergency Data Law

July 17, 2014     By CSB Advocates
The EU Data Retention Directive (2006/24/EC) was introduced into EU legislation during the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Madrid, London and New York, and provided that communications firms should keep data about subscribers’ activities for a period of between 6 and 24 months.

AIFMD News Update: Distinguishing between Open and Closed-Ended Funds

July 17, 2014     By CSB Advocates
When the AIFMD was adopted, no harmonised definition of “closed-ended” Alternative Investment Funds (“AIFs”) was provided within the Directive’s text.

Strong Regulatory Base of the Turkish Banking Sector Amid Mixed Signals

July 17, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
Mixed signals are recently coming from the Turkish Banking sector. The industry, on the one hand, has recently seen an unprecedented levels of volume which is estimated to be USD$ 855 billion to dwarf the economic might of 22 of the 28 EU member states and on the other hand has been witnessing a reduction in the credit volume that went down to 1.130 trillion Turkish liras as of the July 2014.

How To Post Bond

July 16, 2014     By Hebets & McCallin, PC
Posting a bond can be an intimidating procedure, especially if a loved one is sitting in jail and you’ve never had any experience with the criminal legal system before. While the details can get confusing, there are essentially two ways to post a bond. An individual can post a bond for a family member, friend, or loved one, or a professional bondsman can post a bond for a criminal defendant.

5 Things You Need to Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy

July 16, 2014     By The Coleman Law Group
In 2013, nearly 40,700 Floridians filed for bankruptcy. An important, life-changing decision, coming to terms with the fact that you need to file could be the light at the end of a seemingly long, debt-filled tunnel—that’s why it’s imperative you get the facts, know your rights and obtain accurate, aggressive representation from a local Tampa Bay area law firm.

Protection of Domain Name As A Trademark

July 16, 2014     By Global Jurix
There is an ever-growing need for obtaining well-rounded protection to the internet domain names, like the protection enjoyed by the trademarks and service marks. Today, the internet domain names have also become business identifier and promoter, as the internet has emerged out as a globally popular platform for accelerated flow of all sorts of business information related with all economic sectors. Efforts of ICANN and WIPO in this direction have also been described.

Profit Utilization of Limited Liability Company in Indonesia

July 16, 2014     By Leks&Co
Profit utilization of limited liability company is regulated under Article 70-73 Law Number 40 of 2007 on Limited Liability Company (“Company Law”).

New Procedures For Validating a Legal Entity, Approving an Amendment of Article of Company’s Data

July 16, 2014     By Leks&Co
On March 26, 2014, the Minister of Law and Human Rights (“MoHLR” ) enacted the Regulation of MoHLR No. 4 of 2014 on Validating a Legal Entity, Approving an Amendment of Article of Association and Company’s Data (“Regulation of MoHLR No. 4/2014”).

China Taxation - New VAT Rate For Biological Products

July 15, 2014     By MMLC Group
This article looks at the reasons behind the newly announced reduction in VAT for biological products by the Chinese government.

Georgia Court of Appeals Denies Grading Contractors' Claims

July 15, 2014     By Cobb Law Group
A grading subcontractor was not paid for putting in the roads in a new subdivision; after the construction lender foreclosed upon the project developer, the subcontractor sought payment from the bank. After the trial court awarded the subcontractor its full claim plus attorneys fees, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed. Some very important lessons for subcontractors and lien claimants are made clear in the ruling.

Homeowners & Contractors: Read This First!

July 15, 2014     By Harvey I. Stern, Attorney At Law
Homeowners and contractors need to read this guide before beginning a home improvement project.

Reverse Mortgages and HECMs—What You Need To Know

July 15, 2014     By Harvey I. Stern, Attorney At Law
Reverse mortgages can be a good option for homeowners at or near retirement age in need of additional income. But there are strings attached. Read on to learn what you need to know before starting the process.

How to Write A Construction Contract: Keeping Control Of The Costs With Construction Change Orders

July 15, 2014     By Harvey I. Stern, Attorney At Law
It is imperative that construction contracts provide a clear and concise directive in dealing with the fluid course every project takes. Doing so will greatly aid in avoiding the confusion and mistakes that often lead to costly and laborious legal action between disgruntled parties.

Zoloft Lawsuit for Birth Defects Related to the Use of Sertraline

July 15, 2014     By Abbott Law Group, P.A.
Zoloft antidepressant drug should be carefully considered by pregnant woman, because of increased risks of birth defects.

Truck Drivers and Work Related Injuries in New York State

July 15, 2014     By Brune Law Office
There are a variety of injuries and illnesses suffered by workers in New York State. In addition, although it is fairly common to see neck and back injuries in strenuous occupations, even the most sedentary jobs can result in the development of serious orthopedic problems. It is clear, however, that certain jobs present with an increased risk of injury.

FATCA - Malta on the Way to Implementing its IGA

July 15, 2014     By CSB Advocates
Following the signature of the intergovernmental agreement (“IGA”) between Malta and the US on the 16th December, 2013 whereby the latter agreed to implement Foreign Account Tax Compliance provisions (commonly known as FATCA) in Malta, the Inland Revenue Department (“IRD”) has issued draft FATCA Regulations and Guidelines implementing the said intergovernmental agreement.

Corporate Takeover in The Netherlands – Take Good Advice!

July 15, 2014     By AMS Advocaten
Now that the economy is improving again, we see an increasing number of corporate takeovers. Taking over a company is an important process both for the buyer and the seller, in which unfortunately many things can go wrong. Most disputes occur because the parties have not taken good advice or have not (have) committed their agreements in writing in a clear manner. Corporate lawyer Hidde Reitsma explains the in and outs of a takeover process and what the parties should consider.

A Potential Regulatory Regime for Virtual Currencies is Proposed by EBA

July 15, 2014     By CSB Advocates
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published on the 4th of July 2014 an Opinion addressed to the EU Council, European Commission and European Parliament setting out the requirements that would be needed to regulate ‘virtual currencies'.

Depositions: A Metal Detector in a Landmine Field

July 14, 2014     By Stange Law Firm, PC
Parties often question the necessity of a deposition in a contested family law case. Versus allowing their attorney to take a necessary deposition, parties often dismiss the idea as a cost savings move or in the blind hope that their case will settle. This is a common mistake for parties who will undergo a trial or contested hearing in their family law matter.

Business Travel to the U.S. Without a Visa

July 14, 2014     By Dwyer Law Group
Large multinational companies, small businesses and start-ups alike may be able to derive benefits from the time efficient process of availing eligible individuals to engage in business travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program.

4 Common Types Of Small Business Litigation Suits

July 14, 2014     By de la Riva & Associates
While big corporations and companies get sued fairly regularly, small businesses are liable these days as well. Small business litigation suits are more common than people think, and they can have serious consequences for the companies involved, including costing huge amounts in legal fees and settlement costs, tainting professional reputations, and taking up valuable time and effort.

How Leased Vehicles Are Valued in the Marital Estate

July 14, 2014     By de la Riva & Associates
When your marital estate is divided, vehicles purchased under lease agreements require special consideration.

Wrongful Denials

July 14, 2014     By de la Riva & Associates
Your personal injury attorney can explain the concept of “bad faith” and how insurers may conduct themselves in this manner by wrongfully denying claims.

Eight Common Affirmative Defenses for Breach of Contract Lawsuits

July 14, 2014     By de la Riva & Associates
Breach of contract lawsuits are common in the business world, but they can also be complicated. To win a breach of contract suit, you must present affirmative defenses to justify your actions and explain why you did or did not break the contract in question for an acceptable reason.

Dealing With Debt During Divorce

July 14, 2014     By de la Riva & Associates
While some couples may fight over assets, a family law attorney can explain that other couples may have the most contention over debt.

FEHA Regulations Covered Employers Must Comply Within California

July 14, 2014     By Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes
The state of California is one of the most liberal states in the country with respect to protecting employee rights in the workplace. In this regard, the failure to comply with state laws puts employers at risk of being sued in civil court and/or being the subject of investigations based upon employee administrative complaints submitted to state and/or local government agencies.

Civil Aviation in Turkey: A Fine Balance Between Growth and Regulatory Tendencies

July 14, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
Global civil aviation industry is expected to register a 5% passenger growth for the next two decades. The growth in the industry is mainly generated by the growing number of passengers in Asia and the Middle East.

Establishing Business in Turkey

July 14, 2014     By Ozturk & Partners Law Office
The New Turkish Commercial Code numbered 6102, published in the Official Gazzette on February 14,2011 came into effect on July 1, 2012.

Medical Malpractice Law in the United Arab Emirates

July 12, 2014     By STA Law Firm
“The malpractice is an error occurs due to the unfamiliarity of a practitioner with the technical aspects which each practitioner is assumed to be familiar with, due to negligence or paying insufficient efforts”.

Disability Discrimination in California: FAQs Finally Answered

July 11, 2014     By Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes
Pursuant to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), California employees with disabilities are protected from workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. However, while the FEHA protects disabled employees all over the state of California, not all employees are aware of its coverage.

Nailing Down Independent Contractor Status

July 11, 2014     By Berger Kahn, A Law Corporation
Although percentage-based pay may create desirable incentives from an employer’s standpoint (and eliminate the need to pay employees for down time), this strategy can result in significant potential liability, including possible exposure to class action lawsuits. This may even be turning into a nationwide trend (with salon workers pursuing similar wage and hour claims in New Jersey and New York).

Taking Your Motorcycle Accident Case to Small Claims Court

July 11, 2014     By Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys
Small Claims Court may be your only option when trying to recover damages from a motorcycle accident.

SAFE Issues New Regulations on Cross-Border Security

July 11, 2014     By MMLC Group
On May 12, State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) issued Regulations on Cross-Border Security as well as its Implementation Guidelines (the “Regulations”). The Regulations has become effective on June 1.

Willfulness and the Civil FBAR Penalty

July 10, 2014     By Brown, PC
In 2008, when it was revealed that wealthy individuals around the world were utilizing accounts and trusts in Liechtenstein to evade taxes, the United States initiated a coordinated effort with foreign governments to combat tax evasion through the use of offshore trusts and accounts. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has since launched criminal investigations of several foreign banks, many of which are ongoing.

The da Vinci Robot, More Harm than Good?

July 10, 2014     By The Bottaro Law Firm, LLC
The da Vinci surgical robot has been marketed as a breakthrough in making surgery more efficient and less invasive. The da Vinci robot has a sophisticated 3D view camera and four remote control arms, enabling surgeons to perform operations such as hysterectomies and prostatectomies through smaller incisions but with better visibility and precision. The da Vinci robot is currently used in about 1,000 hospitals and hundreds of medical offices across the United States.

US Aviation and Defense Industry: Simultaneous Growth and Decline

July 10, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
The American aerospace and defense industries have recently found themselves in an odd situation of simultaneous growth and decline. To be more precise the non defense related component of the industry; the civilian aviation industries are bent on a course of growth, however the other component of the industry; the defense related aerospace industry is in decline.

Employer Actions That Violate California’s Overtime Law

July 9, 2014     By Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes
California’s overtime law provides that every non-exempt worker is entitled to receive one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for every hour they work over 8 hours per day and/or 40-hours per workweek. If employers perform work over 12 hours during a single workday, they are entitled to twice the regular rate of pay.

Guidance by the Ministry of Justice on Apostille and Cyprus Public Documents

July 9, 2014     By Harris Kyriakides LLC
The Ministry of Justice and Public Order, which is the public authority designated as a Central Authority for the purpose of implementation of the Hague Convention of the 5th of October 1961 on the Abolition of the Obligation for Legalization of Foreign Public Documents (enacted in Cyprus through Laws 50/72 and 91/72) (the “Hague Convention”), has recently issued informative guidelines regarding the placement of apostille on Cyprus public documents.

Taxation trends in the European Union in 2014

July 9, 2014     By Harris Kyriakides LLC
The Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union has issued a detailed statistical and economic analysis of the tax systems of the Member States of the European Union, which presents an overview of the tax system in each of the 30 countries covered (EU countries, Iceland and Norway), the revenue trends and the main recent policy changes.

Wrongful Death at Sea: Liability, Non-Pecuniary Damages, and Survivors’ Legal Remedies

July 8, 2014     By Harris & Moure, PLLC
The recent U.S. District Court (Western District of Washington) case of Michael Mechling, et al. v. Holland America Line, Inc., highlights two key factors in determining legal remedies for survivors of nonseafaring individuals who suffer fatal injuries at sea.

Illinois DUI Arrests During the Summertime

The summer is a time for BBQ’s and celebrations, but drunken driving arrests and accidents often increase during the summer months as well.

8 Simple Changes To Improve Your Construction Contracts

July 8, 2014     By Cobb Law Group
In today's cut-and-paste world, even leading contract attorneys make mistakes. If you want to make your contracts easier to read and promote a problem-free project, then consider implementing some of the changes which we have suggested here.

New Law Regarding Bankruptcy in Romania

July 8, 2014     By Hammond, Bogaru & Associates
After several attempts including an appeal to the Constitutional Court of Romania the legislators have now adopted a new law regarding insolvency and bankruptcy. The new law is Law no. 85/2014 and was issued in June 2014 coming into force on 28th June 2014.

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