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Deciding between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

June 26, 2016     By HG.org
Many individuals who file bankruptcy file under the specific chapter that they qualify for. If they are not eligible for one filing, they explore the other. However, some people fall into multiple eligibilities and determine which bankruptcy filing will better suit their needs.

What Bankruptcy Can and Cannot Do

June 26, 2016     By HG.org
Millions of underwater debtors including individuals and businesses have turned to bankruptcy for relief. While bankruptcy is a powerful way to shield debtors from further debt collection efforts, it does not solve all financial problems. Additionally, there are different things that bankruptcy can accomplish based on the type of bankruptcy that is filed.

Keeping Children Safe in Motor Vehicles

June 26, 2016     By HG.org
The safety of children is paramount when traveling in any vehicle. The number one reason children under eighteen lose their lives is due to traffic collisions. With the right steps, many of these deaths can be avoided. The steps drivers take may assist both the children and themselves.

Importance of Correcting Recalled Automobiles

June 25, 2016     By HG.org
Entire vehicles and specific auto parts are recalled often due to defects. Some sources state vehicle recalls happen almost every single day. Information regarding vehicle defects is often available and sometimes mailed to owners of the recalled vehicles. Despite this information, many owners and operators of these vehicles fail to repair the defect or avoid the recall entirely.

Electronic Records and Patient Safety

June 25, 2016     By HG.org
Guidelines have been put in place for healthcare professionals and staff in medical facilities that require that standards are followed closely. These guidelines are to provide proper treatment and avoid medical malpractice as much as possible. One standard is to provide safety of medical records and privacy. A physician may be held liable for breaching a patient’s confidentiality.

Internet Crimes

June 25, 2016     By The Law Offices of Michael S. Berg
Over 15 million Americans are victims of Identity Theft each year. Another 100 million more are at risk.

Generic Drug Manufacturer Liability

June 24, 2016     By HG.org
When a person suffers an injury because of a prescription drug, questions regarding liability can arise. Courts must grapple with the concern over which manufacturer should be held liable.

Bystanders Injured in Police Pursuits

June 24, 2016     By HG.org
When police suspect criminal activity is afoot, a police pursuit may give rise. While the law enforcement officer is attempting to capture a criminal, sometimes innocent people wind up injured because of such pursuits. When this occurs, questions arise as to the liability of the parties involved.

How Does an OSHA Violation Affect a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

June 24, 2016     By HG.org
Individuals who are injured at work typically file a workers’ compensation claim if they want the employer to take financial responsibility for the injury. While an employee does not have to show that the employer was negligent and caused the accident, evidence of this characteristic can have legal significance.

The Effect of Personal Injury Claims on Mental Health

June 24, 2016     By HG.org
Personal injury claims are often based on the negligent acts of individuals and how these led someone to be injured as a result of a car accident, slip and fall or medical mistake. The physical effects of such accidents can be devastating. However, many such accidents often result in significant psychological injuries.

What Is the Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice for Georgia?

June 24, 2016     By Morgan & Morgan
When a patient is injured by their doctor’s negligence, they can file a medical malpractice lawsuit. In Georgia, the statute of limitations can vary based on the specific circumstances of each case.

Can You Break the Law in Virtual Reality?

June 24, 2016     By Kenneth Padowitz P.A.
Virtual reality is now becoming mainstream. What was once a popular topic for science fiction, virtual reality is now becoming – for lack of a better word, a reality.

Dangers of Weight Loss Enhancement Products

June 24, 2016     By HG.org
In the quest to be thin in lives that are already full to capacity, many individuals look for ways to shed pounds quickly. Diets, protein shakes, working out, supplements and programs are a few options. Consumers are constantly bombarded with messages that show that thin is an attractive quality.

New Indiana Law Makes it Illegal to Leave a Crashed Vehicle in the Road

June 24, 2016     By The Law Office of William W. Hurst
House Bill No. 1048 will add a section to the Indiana Code that makes it illegal for vehicles involved in an accident to remain on the road. As of July 1, 2016, crashed vehicles will be required to move off the road as quickly as possible.

Medical Malpractice Claims for Elective Surgeries

June 24, 2016     By HG.org
Elective surgery is an operation that is arranged in advance as it does not consist of a health emergency. Semi-elective surgery is an operation that is essential to sustain the patient's life, but does not necessitate immediacy.

USCIS Issues Draft Policy Memorandum on L-1B Specialized Knowledge Visas

June 24, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a draft policy memorandum on L-1B adjudications, calling for feedback by May 8, 2015, before the policy becomes effective on August 31, 2015.

Misdiagnosis of Breast Cancer

June 24, 2016     By HG.org
Breast cancer is a great concern to many, and it incessantly plagues individuals in the United States along with the entire healthcare system. Diagnosing breast cancer may be a difficult process based on the related issues in the same area.

Risks of Genetics-Based Medical Treatment

June 24, 2016     By HG.org
Technological advancements have paved the way for genetics-based treatment for the medical world. It has been hailed as the future of medicine that can lead the nation into a more technologically-inclined world. With a fully explored genome, medical treatment can be a customized experience.

Is Depression Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Laws?

June 24, 2016     By HG.org
Many Americans deal with work-related depression on a normal basis. Often those inflected with this malady find the cause to be their job, even if it is exciting or enjoyable. Mental issues and mental health instances tend to be common in various work industries.

New EU Regulation Regarding Data Protection

June 24, 2016     By Dixcart Legal Limited
A new EU regulation regarding data protection came into force on 24 May 2016 and, following a two year transition period, it will apply to all member states from 25 May 2018. This is known as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). It replaces the existing EU Directive 95/46/EC. As this is a “regulation” and not a “directive” it will apply in the UK without the need for any further implementation by Parliament.

Missouri Jury Awards $55 Million in Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

June 24, 2016     By d'Oliveira & Associates
Johnson & Johnson must now pay $55 million in damages to victim who claims the company’s talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer.

How to Enforce a Foreign Judgment in Georgia (Domestication)

June 24, 2016     By Cobb Law Group
Creditors who have sued (and won), may find that the debtor has moved its business operations or move its assets to another state. When this happens, the creditor should consider domesticating their judgment in the new state.

Hong Kong still Takes the Lead in Corporate Treasury Centre – Analysis from Tax Perspective

June 24, 2016     By Masson de Morfontaine
The Singapore Government has recently announced in their budget that, the concessionary tax rate for corporate operations that qualify as Corporate Treasury Centre (CTC) would be 8%, decreased from 10%, and such move set the major tax rate to 0.25% lower than the level proposed by the Hong Kong Government as part of their CTC tax incentive measures which are still undergoing legislative process.

Invest in Hong Kong to capture Belt and Road opportunities

June 24, 2016     By Masson de Morfontaine
China is taking forward the Belt and Road initiative, the national strategy for long term development. It is certain that the emerging markets along the routes are likely to become the new catalyst for the future development of Hong Kong.

Implementation of BEPS Project in Hong Kong and its Implications on Transfer Pricing Rules

June 24, 2016     By Masson de Morfontaine
The Commissioner of Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department recently commented on the implementation of BEPS project in Hong Kong, particularly in the area of transfer pricing (TP). The Hong Kong Government regards TP legislation and TP documentation requirements are their top priority. The Commissioner also said that the simplified limitation on benefits (LOB) rule as well as the principle purposes test (PPT) will very likely be the norm for Hong Kong tax treaties in the coming future.

Stick to the Basics: First, Do No Harm

June 23, 2016     By Stephen Cohen, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS
I was recently involved in a medical malpractice case that went against the physician. In this particular case, however, lack of communication and common sense led to a favorable plaintiff’s verdict.

Texas Water Damage Lawsuits Filed on Behalf of Homeowners and Property Owners

June 23, 2016     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
Texas homeowners and property owners whose house or land has suffered water damage due to the actions of a neighbor or nearby business may be eligible to file a lawsuit. The first step in taking legal action is to talk with an attorney about your case.

Boss Told Female Bartender that Her Pregnant Belly Would Be Bad for Business

June 23, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Women secretly recorded her boss during termination meeting.

Am I Eligible for an Expungement under Penal Code 1203.4 in California?

June 23, 2016     By Kaass Law
Convicted of a crime? Expunge your conviction under Penal Code § 1203.4. If granted in court, after your conviction is expunged it will allow you to reopen your case and set aside the conviction. Such convictions are either misdemeanor or certain types of felonies.

California Corporations Facing Lawsuit Must Be Represented by an Attorney

June 23, 2016     By Kaass Law
If you are an officer, president, or owner of a California corporation and have been served for purposes of a lawsuit or pending legal proceedings it is vital that you hire a business defense attorney to represent you in court. Pursuant to Paradise v. Nowlin (1948) 86 C.A.2d 897, Code of Civil Procedure § 116.540(b).

Urban Development Boundary

June 23, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
For the majority of cities and places, development is a good thing. Not only is it often a sign of economic growth, it can also mean additional jobs being brought into the area, especially when the projects include office buildings, warehouses, and other commercial properties.

Safety of ATVs and Electric Cars

June 23, 2016     By HG.org
American vehicle purchases tend to sway back and forth between large vehicles to compact vehicles. Consumers are also fascinated with using ATVs as recreational items for personal and family use.

Tax Implications of Brexit

June 23, 2016     By Masson de Morfontaine
Leave or Remain? We will know the answer today! One can imagine that if UK leave the EU, the country is very likely to have their own tax and TP legislation. Facing the possible leave vote, MNCs may eager to determine the potential tax implications such as the absence of the EU Parent-Subsidiary Directive and the imposition of WHT on dividends.

Business Acquisition by Foreign in Ukraine: Basic Errors

June 23, 2016     By Kydalov & Partners
Business acquisition is a complex and long process that can confound even the most experienced businesspersons, because different business aspects, legal aspects, and human factors are important. This article will show you basic errors.

OLG Frankfurt: Unclear Commencement of Term Renders Guidance on Right of Withdrawal Ineffective in Germany

June 23, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
If the guidance on the right of withdrawal in a loan agreement includes the words “die Widerrufsfrist beginnt frühestens mit Erhalt dieser Belehrung” (the withdrawal period shall commence at the earliest upon receipt of this guidance), withdrawal is likely to be an option.

Why Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Crimes are Difficult to Prosecute

June 23, 2016     By The Law Offices of Michael S. Berg
Federal prosecutors face an uphill battle in prosecuting individuals under the Computer Crimes and Fraud Act (CFAA)

Wills, Estates, and Trusts

June 22, 2016     By Fox & Melofchik, L.L.C.
A person’s estate is comprised of everything you own, including your car, house, bank account, life insurance, personal possessions, and retirement account. Estate planning is the process of arranging to distribute your possessions upon your death. It does not need to be expensive or complicated, and knowing your family is taken care of can give you peace of mind.

Are Mental Illnesses Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Laws?

June 22, 2016     By HG.org
Workers’ compensation covers work-related injuries and illnesses. Whether a particular injury or illness is covered by workers’ compensation varies as each state has its own workers’ compensation system and unique definitions.

Insys Faces Federal Investigation, Criminal Charges over Fentanyl Spray Subsys

June 22, 2016     By Heygood Orr & Pearson
Insys, the company behind the fentanyl sublingual spray Subsys, and former employees at the company face investigations and criminal charges regarding the marketing of Subsys to doctors and patients. The Subsys fentanyl spray, which is used to deliver the powerful opioid to patients, has earned billions of dollars for the company.

Underreporting of Work Injuries

June 22, 2016     By HG.org
American workers are entitled to a safe workplace as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. One way that this right is protected is by requiring employers to report certain work injuries so that problems can be identified and resolved as they arise. However, many employers may underreport work injuries to the detriment of their employees.

How to Form an LLC in Florida

June 22, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
The primary benefit of establishing a business as a limited liability company (LLC) is asset protection. The personal assets of LLC owners are protected from business liabilities — including debts and litigation — as long as the LLC is maintained properly.

Who Is Responsible for Underage Drinking?

June 22, 2016     By HG.org
Many teens and young adults report drinking even when they have not reached the legal age limit of 21. If a teen consumes alcohol and then causes injury to another, other individuals may bear responsibility for the actions that followed consumption.

2015 Car Accident Statistics

June 22, 2016     By HG.org
Automotive crashes continue to be one of the main reasons for American deaths. After seeing a decline in traffic fatalities for many years, 2015 saw an uptick in accidents. Many factors contributed to a higher number of accidents.

Loan Withdrawal Comes to the Attention of the BGH in Germany

June 22, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
Another hearing before the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Court of Justice, concerning withdrawal from consumer loans has been scheduled for May 24 (XI ZR 366/15). The BGH will then have to rule on an appeal brought by a bank.

Understanding the Risks and Benefits of a Partnership in Texas

June 22, 2016     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Partnerships are simple business entities to form but they do have inherent risks. Make sure you evaluate every aspect of your potential partnership before you move forward.

California Startup Seeking to Hire Foreign Employee on H-1B Visa

June 21, 2016     By Kaass Law
Whether you are a foreign citizen willing to work in the US or an US employer that wants to hire a foreign employee, below are a number of questions Business Startup Attorneys encounter regarding H-1B visa.

Unsafe Asbestos Removal

June 21, 2016     By HG.org
Many buildings were constructed with asbestos insulation in the past. After the discovery that the material is hazardous to humans, many companies have endeavored to remove as much of the material as possible. It is when the removal becomes dangerous to workers that health and safety should be reinforced.

How Insurance Companies Value Accident Injury Claims in California

June 21, 2016     By Kaass Law
Insurance company may use Colossus to determine how much to pay you for your personal injury claims. What type of information do insurance companies input into Colossus? Spine Treatment, Medical Aids, Neck Collars – Different types of neck collars are treated differently, Treatment Gaps, Pre-existing Condition, Degree of aggravation, Future Medical Bills, Hospital Treatment, Pain, Depression, Anxiety, and other information.

SEC Halts Ash Narayan from Defrauding RGT Clients

June 21, 2016     By Shustak Reynolds & Partners, PC
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that it obtained a court ordered “freeze” of the assets of three individuals, including Ash Narayan, formerly of RGT Wealth Advisors, who, the SEC alleges, siphoned millions of dollars from the accounts he managed at RGT for professional athletes and others while he was the manager of RGT Wealth Advisor’s Orange County, California office.

Misdiagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

June 21, 2016     By HG.org
Pancreatic cancer begins in the pancreas. Generally these cancers are exocrine gland tumors. Exocrine glands comprise perspiration, saliva, mammary, sebaceous and mucous.

Copyright Registration – A Prerequisite for Infringement Litigation

June 21, 2016     By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
Registering copyrights is important in order to provide business owners and authors significant benefits, including statutory damages and reimbursement for attorneys’ fees, in the event someone infringes on their copyrights.

Commonly Used Terms in a Long-Term Disability Claim

June 21, 2016     By Aaron Waxman & Associates
Many insurance policies are drafted with confusing and technical terms that appear in denial letters. This is why it is important to hire a lawyer who practices disability law and can help you understand the meaning of these terms and why your claim was denied, and of course, represent your best interests.

Vegan Cheese Cannot be Marketed as Cheese in Germany

June 21, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
“Vegan” on the outside means it’s not cheese on the inside. That was the verdict of the Landgericht Trier (Regional Court of Trier) in its ruling of March 24, 2016 (7 HK O 41/15).

Joint Stock Companies and Limited Liability Companies in Turkey

June 21, 2016     By DAB Law Firm
Provided here is general information regarding two primary types of limited liability entities that may be incorporated in Turkey.

Trademarks in Turkey

June 21, 2016     By DAB Law Firm
The procedures and principles regarding trademarks have been regulated in the Decree Law Regarding the Protection of the Trademarks (No. 556) (the “Decree Law”) and the Regulation on the Implementation of the Decree Law Regarding the Protection of Trademarks (the “Regulation”).

Do You Really Need an Operating Agreement for Your Florida LLC?

June 21, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Since Florida law does not require limited liability companies (LLCs) to have an operating agreement, owners may wonder if they really need one. As experienced Florida business attorneys, our answer is an unequivocal yes.

LGBT Immigration in the United States

June 20, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
The United States was once hostile toward LGBT immigration. However, laws and immigration policies of the United States have changed to make it generally welcoming to LGBT immigrants. Nevertheless, there are still difficulties particular to LGBT immigrants. In this article, we will review certain provisions of immigration law that touch on LGBT immigrants.

WARN Act Class Action Lawsuit

June 20, 2016     By Sidney L. Gold & Associates, PC
A former employee of TMP IPSCO Koppel Tubulars LLC has filed a class action lawsuit, alleging that the tubular producer company unlawfully terminated employees and withheld wages and benefits.

Rights of OSHA Whistleblowers

June 20, 2016     By HG.org
In the United States, employees have the right to work in a safe environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration establishes guidelines and investigates workplace accidents. In order to encourage reporting companies that violate established principles, OSHA provides protections to individuals who have alerted the agency of certain violations.

Assessing Intention to Prepare a Will in Germany

June 20, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
A prerequisite for an effective will is a serious intention on the part of the testator to prepare one. Assessing any intention to draft a will can prove to be critical.

Consumer Credit Advertisements in Poland

Since the worldwide economy crisis of 2008, we are living in the time of rising distrust towards banks and similar financial institutions. Banks have never been so closely and attentively observed, not only by the government and numerous non-governmental organizations specializing in consumer protection but also by consumers themselves. That is why it’s in the bank’s best interest to know and follow the regulations pertaining different forms of bank’s activities.

The Newest Changes in the Polish Competition Law Have Entered into Force Mid-April 2016

The focus of said novelization lies on the protection of consumers, and its aim is to strengthen consumers’ position in their relations with the entrepreneurs by giving the customers more tools to secure their interests. Below are the most important of the recent changes.

According to European Commission and Deloitte, Belgium is a Heaven for Business and Tax Immigration

June 20, 2016     By Lexial
There is a Belgian paradox insofar as, every year, Belgium is ranked by OECD among the highest taxed countries, based on the ratio of the tax burden (state, regional and local taxes, social contributions) and gross domestic product; within the European Union, Belgium is also known for being the second country with the highest tax burden. But Deloitte and the European Commission refer to sophisticated mechanisms.

Succession Law in Germany

June 20, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
There are many pressing issues that arise when it comes to succession. For instance, testators have to decide whether they want to rely on the rules of intestate succession or prepare a will or contract of inheritance.

Legal Liability for Train Derailment

June 19, 2016     By HG.org
Trains tend to carry many people when transporting individuals to destinations. Though accidents are not very common, a derailment may occur for various reasons. When these incidences arise, many passengers may become injured.

Legal Steps to Take After a Public Transit Accident

June 19, 2016     By HG.org
Many forms of public transport are used each day in various cities around the world. They allow faster travel and easier convenience than cars on many occasions. Just as cars and trucks encounter damage through collisions, trains, buses and even light rails may encounter the same issues.

When a Business Relationship Goes Sour

June 19, 2016     By HG.org
In the advancing technological age, many business relationships end before their allotted time due to complications or violations in policy. Some employees or partners are unable to complete the demands of the business, violate regulations or breach a contract.

Temporary Workers and Workplace Accidents

June 19, 2016     By HG.org
Approximately 2.7 million workers in the United States are considered “temporary workers.” This makes up ten percent of the American workforce.

Do I Need a Lawyer if the Car Accident was Minor?

June 19, 2016     By HG.org
Many may ask themselves if a lawyer is necessary after any type of collision. When injuries and damages are minor, individuals may avoid seeking a legal representative. Some believe there is no reason for hiring a lawyer, and others may not know they are entitled to a lawyer after accidents. However, it is important to contact a professional when any type of accident ensues.

How Are Claims Affected When They Involve Multiple Vehicles?

June 19, 2016     By HG.org
Accidents involving multiple vehicles happen each day in various states, and it only takes a moment to cause irreparable damage. Numerous factors play into the root cause of these collisions and the determination of liability.

Parties that May Be Liable for Food-Related Illnesses

June 19, 2016     By HG.org
Whether going out to eat or eating at home, many individuals are harmed by different types of food. Safety may not be the first thought for many that handle food products, but negligence of food safety is a leading cause of illness and ailments from edible products.

What Happens When You Are Injured at the Gym?

June 19, 2016     By HG.org
Many gyms offer participants the ability to become members. Membership usually entails documentation that explains the use and rights of those within the gym. Likewise, individuals who are not members may still sign documentation or otherwise accept certain terms and conditions of using the facility.

Sports-Related Injuries and Legal Liability

June 17, 2016     By HG.org
While some sports are inherently dangerous, some individuals sustain injuries due to the negligence of others. Legal liability may exist when a person is injured while playing a sport, but complex rules may apply.

When Restaurants Are Responsible for Illness and Injury

June 17, 2016     By HG.org
Restaurants may be dangerous places for both workers and customers. Accidents happen in the kitchen often, but mishaps may occur in the dining area as well. Various factors may cause these incidences, but many of the circumstances are preventable.

Risks for Night-Shift Employees and Workers’ Compensation

June 17, 2016     By HG.org
Working at night is a common occurrence for over two million Americans. While there may be some benefits such as higher wages due to the shift, there are many drawbacks as well. The absence of any management may be one disadvantage when any type of injury is sustained. With less or the total lack of supervision, many workers may take risks not necessary for workers of other shifts.

Risks of Talc Powder on Mothers

June 17, 2016     By HG.org
Talc-based products are often used as a daily regimen to increase the personal hygiene a person possesses. Other uses include sprinkling the powder in a diaper or on the skin of an infant to prevent possible rashes caused by diapers. Unknown to some, the talc-based specific products may be more hazardous to the health of babies, children, women and expecting mothers.

Will My Child’s Opinion Be Considered in a Custody Case?

June 17, 2016     By HG.org
Divorce often leads to child custody battles when both parents want the child for various reasons. These battles tend to lead to court dealings that may cause much time and money to resolve. These proceedings come about when the parents are unable to arrange times and a date to share the child or children and mediation has failed or is not considered be an option.

How Far Away Can I Keep My Service Animal According to ADA?

June 17, 2016     By HG.org
People with a disability are permitted to use service animals and those used for support for many reasons based on the situation. Federal rights and laws specify the regulations and allowances of these animals when in service. Some states have additional laws that add to the meaning of a service animal. Some laws allow more freedom and a closer proximity of the animal to the agent.

Dangerous Transportation Hazards

June 17, 2016     By HG.org
Every day, people are subjected to certain hazards while commuting to and from home, work, school and other locations. These hazards exist on the roadways as well as through other forms of transportation.

What happens at a Deposition in a Civil Case?

June 17, 2016     By HG.org
A civil case is a claim that typically deals with contracts or business matters. Torts are usually negligent acts that end in damage or harm. Civil cases may occur through the intentional or negligent actions of others. For most civil cases, the remedy is money damages.

Hearsay under Thai Law

June 17, 2016     By Siam Legal International
Hearsay is an important rule in Thai criminal procedure as it is in that of other jurisdictions. Generally, it is the principle that the Court shall not consider any evidence that is a statement not made before the Court, if the purpose for offering that statement is to prove the truth of its assertion.

Hiring Tips Every Startup Will Want to Know

June 17, 2016     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Startups can be an exciting but perilous time for any business owner. Make sure your startup is protected by seeking counsel.

A Huge Change to Overtime Rules is on the Way

June 17, 2016     By Felahy Employment Lawyers
On May 17, 2016 whitehouse.gov announced sweeping changes to Department of Labor policy when it comes to worker eligibility for overtime pay, or rather, one major change is being made that will have a sweeping effect across the country for the coming decade.

Right to Die Law Raises Questions of Disability Discrimination in California

June 17, 2016     By Felahy Employment Lawyers
California's so-called right to die law went into effect  June 9th, and its potential ramifications have been hotly debated between proponents of physician assisted death and disability advocates. Notably, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, a group that seeks to ensure legal help for disabled people, has released an in-depth statement expressing vehement opposition to the new law .

CFAA: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

June 16, 2016     By The Law Offices of Michael S. Berg
Computers, smartphones, and the internet are household staples in California and across the United States of America. Digital technology continues to rise in popularity as our society obsesses with the “need to know everything right now”. It comes as no surprise that the rise in popularity correlates with an increase in computer crime across the world.

What Not to Do Before Bankruptcy

June 16, 2016     By HG.org
Bankruptcy laws are often complex in nature and some filers make mistakes before they ever file their petition at the courthouse. Making certain mistakes may have an adverse effect on bankruptcy or even prevent someone from qualifying for bankruptcy. Some mistakes to avoid include:

Funeral Home Employees Claim that Boss Was Preoccupied with Sex

June 16, 2016     By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Multiple women filed complaints about his aggressive and inappropriate behavior.

How to Create a Business that Will Endure Through Succession Planning

June 16, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Business owners are usually so focused on running their business that they neglect to plan for the day when the business will need to run without them.

Inheritance Tax Reform Must be in Place by June 30, 2016 in Germany

June 16, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
The reforms to inheritance tax need to be in place by June 30, 2016, yet company heirs in particular still do not know what burdens they will be faced with going forward.

Kentucky to Allow Expungement of Certain Class D Felonies for First Time

June 16, 2016     By Russell & Ireland Law Group, LLC
Kentucky’s new felony expungement law goes into effect on July 15, 2016 and will be retroactive. House Bill 40 passed in April 2016 and will allow individuals with certain Class D felonies and non-indicted felony charges to petition Kentucky courts for expungement. Before House Bill 40, no felonies in Kentucky could be expunged.

The Basics of Contract Negotiations for Small Businesses

June 16, 2016     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Negotiating a contract is something that many small business owners don’t have a lot of experience or background in doing. Jake Posey and the attorneys at The Posey Law Firm, PC are capable and experienced at negotiating contracts on behalf of small businesses. Here’s what every small business owner should know about negotiating a contract:

What Businesses Must Do to Adhere to the New Overtime Rule

June 16, 2016     By Marshall Socarras Grant, PL
The Department of Labor announced a new rule that greatly expands the number of administrative and professional employees who may be paid overtime by their employers. The new rule will take effect on December 1, 2016, making it very important that businesses throughout Florida evaluate employee classifications and make any necessary adjustments to comply with the new laws.

Auction Error Ends With $1.5M Tab for Nonbuyer

June 16, 2016     By Marshall Socarras Grant, PL
Maybe it was the speed of the auctioneer’s prattle, the thrill of bids rising in $100,000 increments or the rush to snag a multimillion-dollar mansion at a discount, but the buyer with a NASCAR pedigree mistakenly thought it scooped up two beachfront estates for $6.2 million.

Plan Bay Area: An Evaluation by California Land Use Lawyers

June 16, 2016     By Kassouni Law
California land use lawyers have filed suit against the Association of Bay Area Governments in an effort to preserve Californians' constitutionally protected property rights

Date Rape: What It Is, the Law and the Consequences

June 15, 2016     By Kenneth Padowitz P.A.
The difference between ‘date rape’ and standard ‘rape’ in the legal context is restricted to the legal meaning of the terms. Thus, they carry the same serious consequences.

Florida “Murderabilia” and “Son of Sam” Laws

June 15, 2016     By Kenneth Padowitz P.A.
It is the times really, crime fascinates our society, and the morbid curiosity for all things crime can be nauseating at extreme levels. The biggest culprits for the advance of this crime fascination are the media and cinema.

Daytona Beach Latest Florida City To Consider Marijuana Decriminalization

June 15, 2016     By Morgan & Morgan
Daytona Beach leaders on Wednesday unanimously voted for a plan to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in what is the first big step in a process that includes a public hearing and a later final vote.

Before Starting a Business, Know What Labor Laws Apply to You

June 15, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
The process of starting a new business can be hard to navigate. Labor laws regulating employer relationships with potential employees can be confusing.

OLG Düsseldorf: Will Effective Despite Removal from Official Custody in Germany

June 15, 2016     By GRP Rainer LLP
If a will is withdrawn from official custody it is deemed to have been revoked according to the law. Having said that, it is possible to contest the revocation under certain circumstances.

Personal Data Protection and Medical Research: The New Legal Fframework in the EU

June 15, 2016     By Michalopoulou & Associates
On May 4th 2016, the official text of Regulation 2016/679 “on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC” (General Data Protection Regulation) has been published in the EU Official Journal. The Regulation entered into force on May 24th 2016 but it shall apply from May 25th 2018.

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