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Seven False Claims Act Lawsuits Settled for $98 Million

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

Triggering Your Rights Under the California Family Rights Act

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

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

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

Energy Supply Security: Is this Conceivable for Renewables?

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

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

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

Athens, TX Speeding and Warrants

September 30, 2014     By Jack Byno, Attorney at Law
Class C and CDL drivers who are discovered to be driving over the legal speed limit in Athens, Texas may be pulled over and issued speeding tickets by police. Before your violation goes past due, you must respond to it, either by pleading guilty to it or by challenging it in an effort to defend your driving record from points. A traffic ticket lawyer may be able to help you dispute your ticket, but the Municipal Court will take legal action against you if your citation goes past due.

The Latest Tax Amnesty in Turkey: Law No 6552

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

Pitfalls in Financing the Renewable Investments in Turkey

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

Commercial Agency Law: Rights and Obligations of Commercial Agents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do DUI Checkpoints Violate the Fourth Amendment?

September 29, 2014     By Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense
For many people who are stopped and arrested for driving under the influence after going through a DUI checkpoint, a very common question is whether or not these checkpoints comply with the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. The U.S. Supreme Court has previously held that an officer must have probable cause that the driver is engaged in some sort of illegal activity before he or she can legally pull that vehicle over.

Tax Evasion: In The Case Of An Amended Tax Return, All Cards Must Be Laid on the Table

September 29, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
If someone wants to correct a false tax declaration by means of an amended tax return, they must disclose all tax matters pertaining to the past five years. A partial amended tax return is insufficient.

Some Changes of the Revised Regulation of the Supervision on Medical Instruments of China

September 29, 2014     By WiseLink Law Firm Shanghai
Regulation of the Supervision on Medical Instruments was revised and published by the State Council of People’s Republic of China on Mar. 7, 2014.

USCIS Policy Memorandum on Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) Creates an Exception for Late Filing

September 26, 2014     By Law Office Of Mario Zapata
USCIS policy memorandum was published, and it broadened the definition for how a CSPA beneficiary could have “sought to acquire” immigration status. This could benefit certain adult children who were at one time available for protection under CSPA, but may have not timely filed for the benefit and outright disqualified from benefiting from the Act.

Competition Law: Protection Against Unfair Competition And Cartels

September 26, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
Fair competition serves the common good. Competition law ensures that all those concerned operate within the confines of regulations and laws.

If I Am Not a Citizen, Can I Be Deported if I Am Convicted of a Crime?

September 25, 2014     By HG.org
Individuals who do not have citizenship status do not have as many rights as citizens and must constantly worry about whatever immigration status they have being stripped away from them. Being convicted of a crime may very well mean that an individual can be deported from the United States. Being aware of these consequences from the beginning of the case can help individuals make more informed choices.

Should I Just Plead Guilty and Avoid a Trial?

September 25, 2014     By HG.org
When a criminal defendant is confronting a criminal case and is slated to go to trial, it is the criminal defendant’s decision whether to proceed to trial or to plead guilty in order to avoid it. While his or her lawyer can provide information about the pros and cons of going to trial, the lawyer cannot generally make this decision for the client. However, before a criminal defendant decides to plead guilty, he or she should be aware of the consequences of this action and any alternatives.

Medically Underwritten Annuities

September 25, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
For senior citizens living with a chronic condition yet expect to live a long life, medically underwritten annuities may be the right annuity.

Land Allocation for Renewable Market in Turkey

September 25, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
Turkey aims to utilize its energy potential, including renewable sources in a cost-effective manner. Today, Turkey targets the share of renewable resources in electricity generation to be at least 30 % by 2023.

GmbH Offers More Benefits Than Risks

September 25, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
The GmbH corporate form offers plenty of creative room for manoeuvre. It is also particularly popular among sole traders and family businesses because of the limitation on liability.

Potential Bigger Rewards For Wall Street Whistleblowers

September 24, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Attorney General Holder proposes an increased cap for awards to Wall Street whistleblowers.

Recent Case Gives New Hope to Victims of New York Lead Poisoning

September 24, 2014     By Keogh Crispi, PC
A recent court decision based on the case Hamilton v. Miller in the New York Court of Appeals is giving more hope to victims in New York lead poisoning cases. Previously, victims had to provide medical reports relating to each alleged injury. The lower court's narrow requirement requiring medical reports be furbished before defense medical examinations take place is no longer honored in lead poisoning cases, although victims must still furnish medical records relating to their injuries.

Licensing Agreement: Granting And Acquiring Usage Rights

September 24, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
By granting licenses, a holder of rights is able to transfer the authority to use rights to others. Those exploiting these rights without the appropriate license could potentially be exposed to damages claims.

Foreign Investments in the Ukraine

September 23, 2014     By Anvis Law Firm
A brief overview about the guarantees that Ukrainian legislation provides for foreign investors and which steps should be done to enjoy them.

Update your Credit Application Procedures Today

September 23, 2014     By Cobb Law Group
The recession has two valuable lessons for credit managers: First, even the best businesses can become significant credit risks, and, second, we have all had more practical experience in extending credit and collecting on past-due receivables. This article focuses on practical tips which credit managers can implement today to reduce the likelihood of nonpayment.

How Can I Get a Bankruptcy Exemption?

September 23, 2014     By HG.org
Bankruptcy exemptions can make a dramatic difference in your bankruptcy proceeding whether you are filing Chapter 7 or Chapter 13. While the result for having an exemption is different for each type of bankruptcy filing, both help the consumer keep more – either property or money.

How Truck Driver Impairment Can Cause Accidents

September 23, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
Truck drivers operating a massive vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs cause truck accidents in the Clarksburg, West Virginia region every year. These accidents can be severe given the size difference between large trucks and passenger vehicles, and the recklessness with which impaired truckers often drive. Survivors of accidents related to truck driver impairment can recover damages for losses sustained in the accident.

What Benefits am I Entitled to Receive for an Iowa Work Injury

September 23, 2014     By Pothitakis Law Firm, PC
Iowa limits the benefits you can receive if injured on the job to specific categories of benefits.

'May, Can, and Shall Have the Right' in Arbitration Clause - The Legal Position in India

September 23, 2014     By Vaish Associates Advocates
The effects of the words like "'May, Can, and Shall Have the Right" in drafting an Arbitration Clause.

Debt Collection Procedures in Italy - How to Collect a Debt in Italy

September 23, 2014     By CTM Avvocati
A general overview of the legal steps which are usually followed, under Italian law, in respect of debt collection.

Board of Directors: Many Rights and Obligations

September 23, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
The position of the board of directors in a company carries with it a lot of decision-making power and responsibility, but also risks as the members of the board of directors are liable with their private assets.

Prenuptial Agreement and Formalities of Execution

September 22, 2014     By Wagner Sidlofsky LLP
Is a prenuptial agreement1 that was not witnessed invalid? That is the exact question Ontario’s Court of Appeal addressed in Gallacher v. Friesen (“Gallacher”)2.

When Limitation Periods for Loss Claims Start

September 22, 2014     By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
When does a limitation begin to run? Limitation periods (also known as ‘prescriptive’ periods) are an important element in litigation. A claim will be out of time if it is not made within the limitation period and the claimant will not be able to take legal action (subject to strict exceptions).

Whistleblowers Help Regulators Zero in on Potentially Illegal Trading Practice

September 22, 2014     By Keller Grover LLP - Whistleblower
Sharing inside knowledge, trader sounds the alarm on behavior that could put ‘everyday investors’ at an unfair disadvantage

New IRS Whistleblower Regulations Provide Increased Eligibility and Awards for Whistleblowers

September 22, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Amendments to the IRS whistleblower program as of August 12, 2014.

Renewable Energy in Turkey: An Overall Analysis on Opportunities and Risks

September 22, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
The popularity of energy market has been maintaining its importance also this year like in the last decade. As the result of the open up of the private sector, all energy related industries has been grown up as the legal infrastructure contributed to get it.

I Would Like to Change My Defense Lawyer. How Can I Do This?

September 22, 2014     By HG.org
At times, a criminal defendant may find that he or she is not satisfied with the attorney that was hired for one reason or another. Generally speaking, a defendant who has been appointed a public defender or who hired a private attorney can fire the original attorney and hire a new private attorney when he or she wants to do so. Usually, the defendant does not need court approval in order to take this action. However, there may be consequences to taking this action.

When Can the Hospital Be Sued for Malpractice?

September 22, 2014     By HG.org
When a person is injured while in the hospital, he or she may consult a personal injury attorney who focuses on medical malpractice claims. One of the first questions that an attorney of this nature will try to answer is who may be sued. In addition to surgeons or other healthcare staff, hospitals may also be sued in some cases for malpractice. The hospital may be able to be sued if one of the following situations is applicable.

Employment-Based Visas Process

September 22, 2014     By Gehi & Associates
Most of the foreigners trying to work in the United States. H1B visa is a non immigrant visa, but five immigrant visas allow foreigners to work in the United States and also get many immigration benefits through these EB visas. 1,40,000 visas allocated for every fiscal year. Highly skilled professionals, research professionals, professors and who has extraordinary abilities they can get higher priority

Tax Evasion: Return to Legality via Amended Tax Return

September 22, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
Tax evasion has represented a lucrative, albeit criminal, business not only for tax evaders but also some banks. An amended tax return can present a path to legality.

New California Employment Laws You Need To Know

September 21, 2014     By Keller Grover LLP - Employment Law
On July 1, 2014, several new labor laws took effect that make significant changes in important categories such as minimum wage, paid family leave and background checks in the state of California that you need to know about.

10 Key Defenses to Michigan Drunk Driving Charges

September 21, 2014     By Patrick S. Fragel, Attorney at Law, PC
Hundreds of people plead "guilty" to drunk driving charges everyday. Unbeknownst to them, their lives will be dramatically changed for years to come. So, before saying "guilty", take the time to evaluate defenses to the drunk driving charge.

5 Actions Your Criminal Defense Lawyer Should Take

September 20, 2014     By Patrick S. Fragel, Attorney at Law, PC
In every criminal case, whether a misdemeanor or felony, there are 5 key actions that the best criminal defense lawyers take. These actions ensure you get fair bond conditions (pretrial release) and a chance to examine the evidence against you. Once the evidence is examined, your attorney will identify your best defense, and file the appropriate motions to advance your defense.

How Do You Determine Who Owes What Debt?

September 19, 2014     By Daniel M. Copeland, Attorney at Law, P.A.
Divorce cases are already confusing without trying to figure out how all of the financial obligations are going to be divided between both parties. Many people think that they don’t have to worry about their debts because they can pawn them off on the other party. Just because you can get rid of the spouse, that doesn’t mean your debts are going to disappear as well.

In Corporate Mergers, Retirement Plan Considerations Should be Front-and-Center

September 19, 2014     By ERISA Benefits Consulting, Inc
When an employer merges with another company, one of many repercussions in the transaction will be the impact on the design and management of qualified retirement plans.

Disputes Over Copyright Law Can Take Bizarre Forms

September 19, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
Disputes over copyright law can sometimes take bizarre forms. For example, a case involving an ape that took pictures of itself has made headlines. Does it also own the copyright?

Illinois Rail Safety Week Aims to Promote Pedestrian and Vehicle Safety

September 18, 2014     By Botto Gilbert Gehris Lancaster, P.C.
While many would think it is more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident with another car, railroad fatalities are a larger concern, especially among pedestrians. Illinois' Rail Safety Week aims to encourage awareness of rail safety among pedestrians and motorists.

Support The Passing Of Bills Dedicated to Protecting Elders From Elder Abuse In Nursing Homes

September 18, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
This month, legislators passed a bill entitled The Residential Care Facilities for Elders Reform Act of 2014 (ACT), effective July 1, 2015.

Commercial Law: Privileges and Disadvantages for Businessmen

September 18, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
The legal relationships between a businessman and his business partners are essentially regulated by commercial law. While businessmen enjoy privileges, they must also accept certain disadvantages.

Criminal Defense Attorney: Choosing the Best Professional

September 17, 2014     By Law Office Of Erin Bradley McAleer
Are you looking for the best criminal defense attorney? Here’s an overview of the most essential aspects to consider when looking for the best attorney.

Financial Elder Abuse Reported to Cost $2.9 Billion Each Year – And Increasing

September 17, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
According to a recent MetLife study, financial elder abuse is reported to cost $2.9 billion each year – and it's increasing.

New Legislation in Crimea - What Will Happen with IP in Russia?

September 17, 2014     By IPStyle
Today there are a lot of unsolved problems in Crimea. Especially in law system. Because of the Crimea annexation, the population is forced to accept Russian citizenship. Likewise, legal entities must pass to the Russian legislation. Misunderstanding is also in IP questions.

What Are the Surgical Errors that Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Case?

September 17, 2014     By HG.org
A medical malpractice case may arise when a patient’s treatment falls below the standard of care when compared to other surgeons in the same practice area and the patient is harmed. A patient may be injured due to a variety of surgical errors.

Amended Tax Return in the Event of Tax Evasion: Tax Liability Must Be Discharged Quickly

September 17, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
If someone has evaded taxes and would like to submit an amended tax return leading to immunity from punishment, they should have sufficient liquidity. The tax liability must be discharged within a short timescale.

Extended Filing Window For Whistleblowers To Report Misconduct

September 16, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Whistleblowers now have up to five years to report fraud, abuse or waste.

How to Calculate the Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan Payment

September 16, 2014     By HG.org
A debtor proposes a repayment plan that will allow them to repay a portion of their debt. A Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan determines the amount that each creditor can expect, the duration of the plan, the value of the debtor’s property and the funds that are available to repay the debts. Several factors impact the amount of monthly repayments that the debtor will make.

The Procurement Principles in Turkish Defense Industry

September 16, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
In Turkey, many of the governmental authorities shall apply to procurement of goods, services or works under Public Procurement Law #4734 (PPL). In the same manner, the contracts in public purchase of goods, services and works refer to this law’s “contract principles” indicated in the Public Procurement Contract Law (#4735) (PPCL). But it had better to lay emphasis on an exception for defense issues under law#4734.

Regulating Software Usage Rights in Detail

September 16, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
Computers have become indispensable in private households and even more so in companies. When using software, licensing agreements, in particular, must be observed.

Who Takes the Liability in a California Ride-Sharing Car Accident?

September 15, 2014     By Martinez & Schill LLP
Ridesharing services have made major strides in transportation, but they also bring with them legal complications. It will be important for laws to adapt to the changes that companies like Uber and Lyft are bringing about and how this will reflect on car accidents when they occur.

Inheritance Issues- Family Not Cooperating, What Are My Options?

September 15, 2014     By HG.org
Inheritances have specific rules that make them different than other kinds of assets. For example, an inheritance is usually treated as separate property, even in community property estates. If family friction has begun due to friction of learning about a future inheritance, steps can be made in the estate planning process to minimize conflict. Additionally, steps can also be taken after the testator dies to help deal with family problems.

What is a Defamation of Character?

September 15, 2014     By HG.org
While the First Amendment provides for the freedom of speech, this amendment does not protect all forms of speech. For example, it does not give a person the right to injure the reputation of another, or defame, that person. In order for a person to prevail in a defamation of character lawsuit, there are several elements that he or she must be able to prove.

The Calculation of Child Support in California

September 15, 2014     By HG.org
Like many states, California uses child support guidelines to help determine the amount of child support that should be awarded in any particular case. Child support is determined by taking several factors into consideration.

Do I Have a Family Case? How to Determine if My Situation Is a Case for a Lawyer

September 15, 2014     By HG.org
While some individuals are able to reach an amicable decision with another individual in a family law dispute and maintain a healthy relationship, the majority of individuals who go through these types of disputes can benefit from the assistance of having a lawyer.

Do I Have a Criminal Case? How to Determine if My Situation Is a Case for a Lawyer

September 15, 2014     By HG.org
While many criminal defendants decide to plead guilty early in the process in order to save time or to get a deal with the prosecutor, there are many times when it is reasonable to consult with a criminal defense lawyer. If one of the following applies to you, consider speaking with a criminal defense lawyer.

When a Business Can Be Sued for Personal Injury

September 15, 2014     By HG.org
Every day, individuals are injured while on the premises of a business. Injured individuals may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit and recover for the damages that they suffer.

Tax Evasion: Remain Unpunished By Submitting An Amended Tax Return - Germany

September 15, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
Tax evasion is a criminal offence which not only entails heavy financial penalties, but also custodial sentences. By submitting an amended tax return, you can obtain an exemption from punishment.

Independant Contractor vs. Employee Under the New York State Workers' Compensation Law

September 15, 2014     By Brune Law Office
The determination of whether an injured worker is an independent contractor or an employee involves a variety of tests and factors. The ultimate decision is critical, as it can determine whether benefits under the New York State Workers' Compensation Law are payable by the employer.

The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill: What Employers Should be Aware of

September 14, 2014     By Angela Wang & Co.
In Hong Kong, under the common law doctrine of privity of contract, a person cannot acquire and enforce rights in a contract to which he is not a party nor can he be made liable under that contract. Therefore, only those who signed a contract are entitled to sue or be sued on it.

How to File a Florida Construction Lien in Order to Get Paid

September 14, 2014     By The Barthet Firm
Getting paid on a construction project can sometimes be difficult. Securing your right to be paid by recording a lien can significantly increase your odds of getting paid. In this article, we will describe the documents you need to file and record, and when, in order to perfect your construction lien rights in Florida.

New Directive on Aircraft Nationality and Registration Marks in Turkey

September 14, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
Directorate General of Civil Aviation the regulatory body of civil aviation in Turkey, has promulgated a new Directive on aircraft nationality and registration marks on 12 September 2014 aiming to meet the requirements of Annex-7 of ICAO that will be applied to all existing registered or future registered aircrafts on DGCA registry.

Offshore Banking in Turkey

September 14, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
The turning point for regulating the market dates back to 2001 for Turkish banking industry after a major banking crisis in Turkey.

Punishment You Will Face if You are Involved in Drug Crime in China

September 14, 2014     By Yingke Law Firm
Since the American TV Show ""Breaking Bad" sweep over the whole world, a lot of foreigners are found to be involved in drug crimes in China. They are facing very serious penalty for China government lists the kind of crime as one of the top felonies.

I Found Mold in My Rental Home – What Can I Do?

September 12, 2014     By HG.org
In recent years scientists have learned more about the potential dangers of mold and breathing it in on a daily basis. While some individuals may develop minor respiratory symptoms, such as coughing and wheezing, more serious conditions may develop, such as fungal respiratory infections. In many states, your landlord may have some responsibility to help remediate the problem.

I Did Not Get Paid by My Employer – What Can I Do?

September 12, 2014     By HG.org
You are legally entitled to receive the wages promised to you. Additionally, you may be entitled to additional benefits and penalties if your employer refuses to pay you in violation of local or state law. If you have not received your pay, the following courses of action may be available to you to help recover your wages.

Trademark Law: Trademarks Represent Considerable Value

September 12, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
A trademark can be of considerable value to a business. It is therefore crucial to have the trademark protected. An infringement of a trademark can give rise to claims for damages.

How Do I Know If I Have Been Wrongfully Terminated?

September 11, 2014     By HG.org
If you are a victim of wrongful termination, you may have a case against your former employer. A successful lawsuit may mean that you have the right to recover back pay, statutory damages and expenses that you incurred to find another job.

When Defective Products Cause a Wrongful Death

September 11, 2014     By The Miley Legal Group
Product manufacturers must ensure their products are safe from defects that can cause injuries or fatalities. When companies fail in this duty, customers are exposed to the risk of injury or death while using the product. When death occurs because of a defective product, survivors of the deceased can filed a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages.

Wrongfully Terminated UC Davis Whistleblower Awarded $730,000

September 11, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Whistleblower Janet Keyzer awarded $730,000 after being wrongfully terminated for reporting unethical research methods used at UC Davis.

Is There a Statute of Limitations When It Comes to Workplace Injury?

September 11, 2014     By HG.org
The statute of limitations provides a time limit in which a plaintiff can bring a lawsuit without it being time barred by the court. With few exceptions, if this time limit passes, the plaintiff will be forever barred from bringing the suit. Like other types of claims, there is usually an applicable statute of limitations.

Do I Have a Civil Lawsuit Case? How to Determine if My Situation Is a Case for a Lawyer?

September 11, 2014     By HG.org
If you have been injured in another accident that was caused by another party, you may be able to pursue a civil lawsuit against the responsible party. However, a lawyer may evaluate certain factors of your case to determine whether or not to take your case.

Consequences of a Head Injury from a Motorcycle Accident

September 11, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Motorcyclists are at an especially high risk of suffering head injuries in an accident because of the relative lack of protection compared to drivers of passenger vehicles. Accidents can result in brain injuries and can require extensive treatment, including hospitalization. For some victims, a head injury from a motorcycle accident can have lasting and severe effects.

Malta Financial Services Authority Issues a Consultation Document on the Proposals for Securitisation Cell Companies Regulations

September 11, 2014     By CSB Advocates
Cell companies have been an established feature of Maltese legislation since 2004, following the enactment of the Companies Act (Cell Companies carrying on business of insurance) Regulations, 2004 (the “PCC Regulations”). Since then the cell company concept in Malta has not only taken root among market operators and practitioners but has also influenced the development of other legal frameworks in the insurance and funds sector.

I Feel I Got Ripped Off at The Auto Dealership, What Can I Do?

September 11, 2014     By HG.org
If you have purchased a vehicle and feel that you got a bad deal, you may have recourse against the dealer by using one or more of the following tactics:

We Got Married in One Country, Live in Another Now and Want a Divorce.

September 11, 2014     By HG.org
Where do I find a divorce lawyer (where we live now or where we got married)? Many countries, including the United States, allow you to get a divorce there, even if your marriage occurred in another country. Laws can vary drastically between countries, so be sure that you consult with your attorney regarding the steps necessary to get a divorce and whether the divorce will be valid in the country where you are currently residing.

How Much is Medical Negligence Costing the NHS?

September 11, 2014     By Specter Partnership Solicitors
In the UK Medical Negligence cost the NHS £1.2 billion during 2013/2014 – but why are mistakes within the medical world on the increase? There were over 3,000 claims made within 2011/2012, compared to just 250 in 1981/1982 – have we become a compensation hungry nation, or is medical care really going downhill? We take a look at the issues surrounding medical negligence claims and take you through whether you should make a claim against the NHS.

International Law Increasingly Important

September 11, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
Globalisation continues to advance. Trade has long since ceased to stop at national borders. This also has implications for jurisdiction.

How to Confirm a Lawyer Accreditation

September 10, 2014     By HG.org
Lawyers may receive accreditation to practice law or to practice in a particular area. While lawyers may focus in particular areas, state ethic rules regarding professional conduct generally prohibit lawyers from advertising that they are “certified” or that they “specialize” in particular areas unless they receive such certification from a particular agency, such as the state bar.

China's Patent Law and the Pharmaceutical Industry

September 10, 2014     By MMLC Group
This article is aimed at introducing some important provisions of the PRC Patent Law that pharmaceutical companies need to be aware of when making or selling their drugs in China.

The Creditor’s Levy in CA - The Most Basic Judgment Collection Tool

September 10, 2014     By Evanns Collection Law Firm
A levy is performed by a “levying officer”-- for a Los Angeles collection attorney, this is either the LA Sheriff, or a private process server working with the sheriff under specific legal levy instructions. A levy is best summarized as the process by which a levying officer goes out, and takes assets of the debtor involuntarily. This happens whether the debtor wants it to happen or not. The assets are either sold at auction or simply collected and paid to the creditor.

Nursing Homes Caught Willfully Committing Elder Abuse All Over Los Angeles

September 10, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm, Inc.
Nursing homes in LA discovered prematurely closing claims regarding elder abuse before completing investigation

What Happens After You Get a Traffic Ticket?

September 10, 2014     By HG.org
After you get a traffic ticket, you want to know what happens next and what you can do about it. For most people, it simply means paying the ticket and going to traffic school to remove any points on your driving record. It’s expensive, but a fairly simple situation to take care of.

What Happens After a Felony Conviction

September 10, 2014     By HG.org
A felony charge is pursued by a prosecutor when a serious crime is committed. A federal felony is category of crime that involves breaking a law at the national rather than local level. Both types of felonies carry similar punishment.

Driving Regional Traffic with Google+ Local for Lawyers

September 10, 2014     By HG.org
Google search now makes up nearly 95% of all consumer searches for local businesses. As a lawyer that relies on a steady stream of local clients, you can’t afford to leave search engine marketing out of your lead-generation repertoire.

I Have a Legal Question – Who Can Help Me?

September 10, 2014     By HG.org
Each day that goes by may present a unique legal problem. You may have a dispute with a neighbor regarding differing opinions on the boundary. You may be fighting for custody of your children in family court. You may have been hurt in an accident when you were heading to work. The following list provides potential resources to assist you if you have a legal question.

Road Traffic Injury in the UAE

September 10, 2014     By Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultancy
Being involved in a road traffic accident can leave you with anything from whiplash and bruising to serious head and spinal injuries. If you are uncomfortable enough to be involved in a horrific road accident, which was not your fault, then you may be entitled for a personal injury compensation claim.

IT Law Gaining in Importance on Many Issues

September 10, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
There is scarcely another field of law that has grown so much in importance over recent years as IT law. People come into contact with this field both from professional and private perspectives on an almost daily basis.

What Is a Durable Power of Attorney?

September 9, 2014     By HG.org
A power of attorney is a legal document that gives one person certain rights and responsibilities, the agent, over the person who had the document prepared, the principal. There are generally two different types of power of attorneys: a power of attorney for financial reasons and a power of attorney for healthcare matters. These documents are generally prepared separately, even if the same person is named as the agent in both documents.

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case? How to Determine if My Situation Is a Case for a Lawyer

September 9, 2014     By HG.org
If you have been injured in an automotive accident, slip and fall or workplace accident, your immediate reaction may be to sue the party responsible for your injuries. However, not all cases warrant an attorney’s involvement. Furthermore, attorneys may refuse to take a case if it is not worth the attorney’s time or experience.

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