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May 22, 2015 By Ambridge Law
Bill 15, entitled An Act to amend various statutes in the interest of reducing insurance fraud, enhancing tow and storage service and providing for other matters regarding vehicles and highways, S.O. 2014 C.9, (short title: Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act, 2014), has recently received Royal Assent and will be coming into force in the Province of Ontario. This Act is divided into 5 schedules, each addressing a particular issue and amending related legislation.
May 22, 2015 By Yingke Law Firm
The third draft of proposed amendments to the Chinese Copyright Law was released on March 31, 2012. As expected with any piece of legislation with economic import, this draft was the result of much political pushing and pulling. In the end, no one was happy. But as we live in a time of profound technological and cultural change, it’s reasonable to be unhappy some of the time with what the Copyright Law does and does not allow.
May 22, 2015 By Siam Legal International
Under Thai law, an arbitration award must be recognized and enforced by the judicial system.
May 21, 2015 By MMLC Group
The State Council of China has recently issued several decisions for the purpose of further decentralization and the abolishment of tax administrative approval and registration requirements.
May 21, 2015 By ERISA Benefits Consulting, Inc
Defined-benefit pension plan sponsors struggled to fund their pension obligations in the wake of stock market declines after the Great Recession of 2008. Recently, a trend toward bond investments is emerging as major U.S. employers seek to reduce volatility and the associated vulnerability to market swings.
May 21, 2015 By Giro Elder Law
College planning in divorced families can be a challenge. But a family law attorney can assist you during the process of financial planning for your child’s educational expenses.
May 21, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
It is clear following the spectacular ruling against a former top manager that case law is becoming tougher and compliance increasingly important for businesses and corporations.
May 20, 2015 By Wolpert Schreiber P.C.
If you were in a car accident in Pennsylvania and learn that the other driver at fault does not have insurance, can you still recover for your damages?
May 20, 2015 By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
There are some inherent problems within the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system.
Expectant parents dream of the day their happy, healthy baby comes into the world. When a baby suffers a birth injury; however, this special day becomes a parent’s worst nightmare.
Drowsy driving is one of the most significant traffic safety hazards American motorists face.
The family of a seven-year-old girl with severe cerebral palsy is awaiting the final award amount following a settlement agreement by the hospital where the girl was injured.
Nearly every state in America bans drivers from texting behind the wheel in effort to reduce distracted driving accident injuries.
Over the last two decades, highway speed limits have been slowly increasing around the country, particularly in states west of the Mississippi.
The warm summer air brings families outside their homes for vacations, gardening, barbeques and every day fun in the sun!
Because the weather is beautiful, more and more of our Harley-riding friends have taken to the streets and highways on their motorcycles.
Recently, PennDOT participated in the National Work Zone Awareness week, a campaign aimed at increasing drivers’ awareness to the dangers facing road workers.
May 20, 2015 By Law Offices of Michele Finizio
All states throughout the country have their own specific gun control laws that coincide with a set of penalties.
May 20, 2015 By Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler
In a common scenario for buildings constructed during the post-World War II era in the U.S., the discovery of high levels of degraded asbestos often requires extensive removal and abatement programs before renovations can begin.
May 20, 2015 By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
DUI accidents are the most preventable type of car accidents; however statistics for DUI accidents remains shocking.
Construction work zones are dangerous places for construction workers, pedestrians, drivers, and passengers.
Advocates for motorcycle and highway safety feel that something must be done to develop and enforce stricter helmet laws across the country.
May 20, 2015 By CSB Advocates
In terms of the the MFSA Rules for Company Service Providers (“CSPs”), CSPs are required to submit a Certificate of Compliance and an Annual Financial Return.
May 20, 2015 By De Tullio Law Firm
A statement of Succession “Dichiarazione di Successione” is required whether the deceased is intestate or has, through an Italian Will, determined testamentary succession, within one year of death.
May 20, 2015 By MMLC Group
The New York Convention as applied in China, in particular in relation to when courts in China are able to refuse to enforce foreign arbitral awards, by reference to decided cases.
Some find it surprising, but it is not that uncommon for family law attorneys to hear the question “how does a minor get emancipated?” Reasons for emancipation can vary widely, from unhappy home environments to needing to grant a minor independence to govern his or her own affairs.
The gap between the richest and poorest people in the United States is bigger than in any other country in the world. As a result, homelessness has become a serious and widespread problem in America. But, how has society come to deal with this issue? Are there any special laws regarding homeless people?
Once, expectant parents were quite concerned about marrying before a child was born in order to protect that child's claims to legitimacy. There was a time when legitimacy was a very important legal consideration, particularly when it came to inheritance rights. Today, the role of legitimacy in a child's birth rights is very different than it once was.
The decision to end a pregnancy is rarely an easy one. Social issues, health concerns, or a wide array of other factors may be the reason for terminating the pregnancy, but the consequences can be devastating. Making matters worse, legal considerations have so deeply muddied the waters on a woman's right to choose that it is not always clear when one can have an abortion.
Any trip to the doctor can be scary, but more so when one faces a medical emergency. Still, most people place an enormous amount of trust in their medical professionals, whether doctors, nurses, or other medical staff. Unfortunately, despite that trust, every year thousands of medical mistakes occur. When they do, the consequences can range from nothing happening to the death of a patient.
May 19, 2015 By Murphy Law Group, LLC
The courts look at three criteria.
May 19, 2015 By Youssry Saleh Law Firm
Notion of authorship and ownership is one of the cultural constructs that differ across cultures and is highly influenced by social, religious, economic and political factors. Whereas in some countries, the concept of intellectual property is understood and practiced, granting all the rights to the ‘owner’ of words and ideas; yet, in other parts of the world, ideas, thoughts and knowledge are considered “a part of a collective foundation of knowledge available to all” .
May 19, 2015 By CSB Advocates
On the 13th May 2015, the MFSA issued a Circular addressed to Fund Managers on the inclusion of Retained Earnings as part of the Own Funds’ Computation.
May 19, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
Governing corporate bodies such as executive boards, executive directors or supervisory boards are liable for careless mistakes with their private assets. D&O insurance is meant to afford protection against any claims.
May 19, 2015 By Yingke Law Firm
Waiting too long to protect your trademark can end badly. In China, with its first to file system, foreign brands have learned the hard way to be proactive in protecting their foreign language brand names. But some have been slow in protecting the Chinese language versions of those brand names. And have seen their brand recognition pulled out from under them.
May 18, 2015 By Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes
One of the most common forms of workplace harassment in California takes the form of sexual harassment. Like any other form of harassment, it is prohibited in the workplace pursuant to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Sexual harassment is defined as any unwanted sexual advances and offensive behavior that are sexual in nature.
May 18, 2015 By d'Oliveira & Associates
Learn more about the drug Abilify and some of the common questions regarding the drug.
If you are involved in an accident, being able to take pictures of the scene can make the difference between winning or losing your case. Photographs can help provide a more objective perspective to the case, whether the accident is a motor vehicle accident, a slip and fall injury or another type of injury.
In addition to the testimony of the arresting officer’s observations, the prosecution may introduce evidence during a DUI trial regarding test results that implicate the defendant. However, a number of test results may be challenged during the course of the defense.
As much as getting a divorce is an emotional decision, it is also a financial decision. Once someone has made the decision to pursue a divorce, he or she should immediately take steps to safeguard his financial and legal interests.
Plaintiffs will want to know whether the defendant has the means to pay off a judgment before going to trial. Additionally, plaintiffs will want to know about the defendant’s assets if they have received a judgment against the defendant. There are several legal avenues that plaintiffs can pursue to determine the location and value of the defendant’s assets that may eventually be used to satisfy a judgment.
May 18, 2015 By CSB Advocates
Creating a Digital Single Market is one of the ten priorities of the EU President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker.
May 18, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
The German market is of interest to many foreign investors. However, there are a lot of legal and tax aspects that need to be considered when entering the German market.
May 16, 2015 By Thai International Law Firm Co., Ltd.
The Republic Union of Myanmar laws and regulations are different in many aspects.
Anyone who has had a disagreement with a landlord has probably wondered if they could withhold rent until the issue was resolved. To the surprise of many, there are actually circumstances under which a tenant can lawfully withhold rent and not have to worry about getting evicted. So what are those circumstances?
Almost everyone has, at one time or another, come up just a little short when they needed to pay a bill or meet some other financial obligation. For many, services like check cashing and payday advances can be one way to deal with this dilemma, but they come with hefty fees and other considerations. So, what are the laws regarding check cashing and payday advances?
As options for television channels have increased, satellite TV has become a very popular alternative to cable. Unfortunately, to receive these broadcasts, one needs to install a satellite dish on the outside of a building, and this can lead to disputes. Thus, many ask “can anyone stop me from putting up a satellite dish?”
Anyone who has ever found someone else's wallet has probably experienced that momentary moral dilemma of deciding whether to return the wallet or to keep the contents. Wherever you may have come down on that decision, the law actually does have some fairly clear guidelines for how such situations should be handled.
When scanning through ads for used cars, it is not uncommon to spot a few amazing deals that come with a small caveat: “salvage title.” What is a salvage title, how will it affect you as a buyer, and what rights and guarantees will you have if you decide to purchase such a vehicle?
May 15, 2015 By AMS Advocaten
The right to place items on the agenda can be a powerful tool. In this way shareholders can apply pressure to the board, or, as the case may be, the company. Recently, a dispute about adding an item to the agenda of a meeting at Fugro by Boskalis was submitted to the court in preliminary relief proceedings.
May 15, 2015 By MMLC Group
This article looks at Australian competition law issues, as applied to franchise agreements, including plans to extend unfair contract terms legislation.
May 15, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
Inheritance tax must be reformed by mid-2016. That was a ruling of the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) at the end of 2014 based on the view that company heirs presently enjoy excessive favourable treatment.
May 14, 2015 By CSB Advocates
The Authority for Transport in Malta has advised that following consultation with all the stakeholders involved, the Commercial Yacht Code 2010 has been revised.
May 14, 2015 By HG.org
Two individuals or entities may reach an agreement regarding any course of business and put this agreement in the form of a contract. If one of the parties does not uphold his end of the bargain, the non-breaching party may pursue legal remedies for this breach. In order to prevail with such a lawsuit, the moving party must establish certain legal elements.
May 13, 2015 By Adinolfi & Lieberman, P.A.
Pregnancy can be a time of great joy for couples, but it can also be a time of tremendous stress. What happens if a couple gets a divorce (or is in the process of divorcing) while the wife is pregnant? There are many unique legal issues raised under these precarious circumstances.
May 13, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
The executive board of a stock corporation (Aktiengesellschaft (AG)) or the management of a German limited liability company (GmbH) bears responsibility and is liable for a functioning compliance system. This stems from a ruling of the Munich Regional Court.
May 12, 2015 By MMLC Group
For a long time, network reproduction copyright issues have not been clear in China. This situation has changed recently by a significant move by the National Copyright Administration of the PRC (“NCAC”) to promulgate the Notice on Standardization of Network Reproduction Copyright Order (the “Notice”) on 17 April 2015. The Notice aims to promote the convergence of traditional and new media, and encourages the newspaper industry and the Internet media to operate in good faith.
May 12, 2015 By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
Here is the flow of issues when a shareholder is removed from a business: Termination of employment → Buy-back of shares → Non-competition → Claims for unfair oppression. Let’s start at the beginning, which is the end of employment.
The term “tort reform” has been a favorite in the news for years, but what does it really mean? What is a tort, why does it need to be reformed, and what kind of change needs to be made?
Every year, thousands of citizens in the United States decide that they would like to make a change in the way the country runs. To do this, they opt to run for office. Whether a local position or a national office, running for election can be complicated. What do you need to know in order to get your campaign started?
May 12, 2015 By Giro Elder Law
When estate planning, gifting assets to your grandchildren can do more than help your descendants get a good start in life; it can also reduce the size of your estate and the tax that will be due upon your death.
The Internet has brought many benefits to modern civilization. Unfortunately, just as with any technology, it also has a dark side. So, when a website publishes embarrassing content about you, what can you do?
Riots have erupted all over the United States in recent years, often in the wake of racial tensions created by police activities. Often beginning as peaceful protests, these demonstrations sometimes degenerate into violent riots where people and property suffer harm, leaving innocent people to pick up the pieces. This has led many to ask who should pay for the damage after a riot?
May 12, 2015 By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Terminated employees sued for retaliation
The American economy has changed quite a bit over the last few decades. One of the biggest changes over the last 100 years has been a shift away from small, family owned stores to the “big box” megastore.
May 12, 2015 By Lessin & Gompers
Educating teen drivers on the dangers of texting while driving is an invaluable lesson they need before they are driving independently.
May 12, 2015 By Huesman, Jones and Miles, LLC
Two researchers from Iowa State University and the University of Indianapolis have released the findings of a study funded by the US National Institute on Aging.
May 12, 2015 By Grungo Colarulo
Construction workers are often confronted with risks unique to their industry, including being struck by an object or debris.
May 12, 2015 By Grungo Colarulo
Three construction workers were recently killed, and one seriously injured, when the mast climber they were working on collapsed and sent them hurling to the ground.
May 12, 2015 By Galfand Berger LLP
US Cities are increasingly adopting an approach to traffic accidents, originally developed by engineers and safety experts at the Swedish Transportation Administration in 1997 called, “Vision Zero.”
May 12, 2015 By Galfand Berger LLP
Pennsylvania has undertaken a new statewide effort for 2015 that is meant to increase driver and road worker safety across the state’s roadway infrastructure.
May 12, 2015 By E.S. Borjeson & Associates
An explosion at a metal production plant with a history of safety violations has been ruled an accident by local police.
May 12, 2015 By The Law Offices of David K. Cuneo
It is common for many New Jersey insurance holders to have only a basic understanding of their insurance policies, the benefits, and special or exclusionary provisions.
May 12, 2015 By Schmidt, Kirifides, Fridkin & Rassias
A Pennsylvania remodeling company is being fined after one of their workers was fatally electrocuted on the job last September.
May 12, 2015 By The Law Office of James R. Moyles
Negligence resulting in the death of an infant at, or shortly after, birth is avoidable.
Discouraging Adoption Fraud and Misrepresentation / Duty to Report Abuse and Guarding of Confidentiality
Especially in the case of adoption, the Code specifically requires an attorney to actively discourage adoption fraud or misrepresentation and prohibits the attorney from engaging in such conduct.
Both Codes require that an attorney enter into a written fee agreement with a client and requires the attorney to carefully explain and ensure that the client understands the fee agreement. The fees collected by an attorney with respect to an adoption or surrogacy cannot be illegal or unconscionable and must be commensurate with the services provided.
Adoptions and Surrogacy Agreements raise substantial ethical considerations. Particularly in the case of Surrogacy Agreements, the parties are essentially contracting with one another for the use of another woman’s uterus.
May 12, 2015 By Kydalov & Partners
Ukraine is now quite good country to immigrate, especially for Middle East citizens who move to Ukraine to have better work. Also, many students from other countries decide to remain in Ukraine after finishing university.
May 12, 2015 By Anastasios Antoniou LLC
The Cypriot regime governing the control of concentrations is often surprising for foreign businesses and their counsel, due to the relatively low thresholds. Considering however that entirely foreign-to-foreign mergers and acquisitions, as well as joint ventures, can be caught under the Cypriot merger control regime, we have authored this note as guidance to all parties involved in a transaction that meets the jurisdictional thresholds that trigger a Cyprus filing.
May 12, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
The ECB wants to purchase government bonds on a large scale. One consequence of this could be another collapse in the euro exchange rate. This might lead to problems for financial investments with foreign currency loans.
May 11, 2015 By HG.org
For decades, the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act has failed to pass, which would sweeping protections to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the workforce. Without this law, transgender employees do have some protections, but not as many as people who have been traditionally protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
May 11, 2015 By Summerfield Browne Solicitors
If you have more than one shareholder in your company, then you should consider agreeing the terms of a shareholders agreement which regulates the rights and obligations of shareholders.
May 10, 2015 By CSB Advocates
The Malta Financial Services Authority (the “MFSA”) is currently in the process of setting up a Conduct Supervisory Unit. This is being done for the purposes of implementing the regulatory framework and securing adequate client protection in the industry through a supervisory regime aiming to address potential or emerging risks for clients in the financial services industry. The aim is also to strengthen the fair treatment of customers by regulated entities.
May 10, 2015 By HG.org
Consequences for DUI convictions, especially subsequent convictions, can be quite serious, resulting in a loss of freedom, hefty fines, loss of driving privileges and social and professional consequences. A DUI defense lawyer can discuss whether any of the following defenses may apply in your case to help you get your charges reduced or even your case dismissed completely.
May 9, 2015 By HG.org
The fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine prevents the prosecution from admitting certain evidence into a criminal case after it has been tainted by a primary illegality. This doctrine is meant to remove illegally-acquired evidence from negatively impacting a criminal defendant.
May 8, 2015 By Wagner Sidlofsky LLP
There is interplay between sections of the Family Law Act (“FLA”), and those of the Succession Law Reform Act (“SLRA”), in particular as it relates to the definition of “dependant”. That interplay may affect the second prong of the two prong test to determine who, in fact, is a dependant for the purposes of bringing a dependant’s support claim.
May 8, 2015 By HG.org
Injured employees across the country are able to receive medical treatment and have a portion of their wages replaced after being injured in a work-related accident or becoming ill on the job through the workers’ compensation program. Employers and employees both have a number of responsibilities under the program.
May 8, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has found that Spanish inheritance and gift law unlawfully discriminates against foreigners who are living in Spain on a non-permanent basis.
May 7, 2015 By HG.org
After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you or someone with you be able to establish an accurate depiction of the scene. This is so vital that many insurance companies included a disposable camera as one of the items in their emergency preparedness handouts to clients. Now, with the advent of modern technology, many people have cameras in their possession at a moment’s notice.
May 7, 2015 By HG.org
Employees in the United States are protected by a number of key regulations. In addition to any laws on the state level, employees are also protected by more than 180 federal laws administered by the Department of Labor alone. Here are some of the more common forms of protection.
May 7, 2015 By Jalsovszky Law Firm
The “anti-offshore” law relating to the use of public funds, introduced in 2011, aimed to prevent off-shore companies with unidentifiable ownership structure from acquiring grants out of domestic and EU public funds. The original intention of the legislation seriously distorted, however. Numerous innocent foreign-owned firms, including Hungarian subsidiaries of US-based multinational firms got trapped by the rules.
May 7, 2015 By Hazim AL-Madani Law Firm
On May 4, 2015, the capital market authority “CMA” issued its resolution Number 1-42-2015 regarding to Rules for Qualified Foreign Financial Institutions Investment in Listed Shares in Saudi Arabia.
May 7, 2015 By GRP Rainer LLP
Two large credit institutions are fighting over the use of a particular colour because colours have a significant and memorable effect on consumers.
May 7, 2015 By Thai International Law Firm Co., Ltd.
Thailand Trademark Act B.E. 2534 amended Thailand Trademark Act B.E 2543 does not recognize trademarks registered in other jurisdiction. Therefore, in order to reap the benefits of the full force of the law a foreign Trademark has to be registered in Thailand.
May 6, 2015 By MMLC Group
The Chinese legal issues associated with the licensing of all kinds of intellectual property rights, with a particular focus on the licensing of intellectual property by foreign entities. The introduction of new rules based on antitrust theories, and an adjustment of royalty remittance rules should be focused on.
Victims of domestic violence react to being attacked or abused in different ways. Individuals may feel angry, afraid, confused or even emotionally numb.
Often grandparents are met with obstacles from the custodial parent in an attempt to keep them from visiting with their grandchildren.
Dividing assets during a divorce is a complicated process, especially for wealthy families.