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April 28, 2016 By HG.org
Individuals who want to be lawyers generally must pass a bar exam. This test is perceived as one of the most grueling in the country, requiring many individuals to invest an entire legal education and post-graduation months preparing for it. The test is created in such a way that it should indicate whether a person is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction.
April 28, 2016 By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Hourly and salaried employees may have different legal protections.
April 28, 2016 By HG.org
In some situations, a concerned parent or other individual may petition the court for an emergency hearing to grant an order regarding custody or visitation rather than wait for the next available hearing date on the docket. However, such hearings are limited to those situations in which a true emergency is at stake.
April 28, 2016 By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
Commercial contracts can be broken by either party in certain circumstances, but when can a party justify termination by a new reason given later - after the termination has taken place?
April 28, 2016 By Kenneth Padowitz P.A.
In the US, human right is the thread that holds the fabric of America’s diverse identity. One very important right: to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects this right. In addition to protecting the right of a person to unreasonable search and seizure, the Fourth Amendment also extends this right to homes, cars, etc. belonging to an American citizen.
April 28, 2016 By Kydalov & Partners
The one of advice would be that business owners, especially if the business is successful, it is necessary to think in advance about the solving of the situation after their death, in order to protect the rights of heirs and further preservation of business . Such actions of the testator must concern two aspects: the relevant amendments to the constituent documents of the company; the drafting up of wills in relation to quality of business and business assets.
April 28, 2016 By Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Litigation Between Co-Owners or Members in an LLC or Partnership Resolving business partnership disputes quickly and efficiently can quite literally make or break a business. When co-owners, partners or members in an LLC are involved in a dispute or litigation the entire company can be at risk. Energy that should be devoted to critical business analysis and decision making is distracted by disagreement that can quickly devolve into an open feud.
April 28, 2016 By Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC
New York City recently enacted new laws strengthening the New York City Human Rights Law.
April 28, 2016 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Business law is one of the broader practice areas that covers multiple specifications. A business lawyer should maintain an ample understanding of contracts, immigration laws, tax laws, regulatory laws, and corporate laws as they pertain to stock holding, investments, and securities.
April 28, 2016 By Angualia Busiku & Co. Advocates
Uganda lacks specific laws to govern the advertising business. Regulation of advertising is provided in sections of several laws.
April 28, 2016 By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC
It is second nature in this age of technology to post up-to-the-minute details of almost every facet of our personal lives. We share photos, experiences, observations and opinions. But when it comes to your personal injury lawsuit, you need to be very cautious about every piece of information you make public.
April 28, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
Employers ought not to rely on the rules of intestate succession but instead prepare a will.
April 28, 2016 By Ankin Law Office LLC
Traffic alert systems are on the rise. The benefits and shortcomings of these technologies are being further explored as time goes on.
April 27, 2016 By HG.org
Emails often do not disappear. Even if someone has deleted them, it is possible that they still exist in some form somewhere. Like with other pieces of documented evidence, an email can be used against someone in a case. However, emails have specific characteristics that put their authenticity into question.
If you have been wronged by another, you may consider pursuing a legal claim against the person who harmed you. However, before taking this action, you may consider whether your claim is viable. Some considerations in making this assessment include:
When considering pursuing a particular case, a potential plaintiff must determine whether the case is worth pursuing. While some clients feel that pursuing the case is necessary because of “principle,” unless the client has significant financial means to justify bringing forth a case that will yield a lower damage award than the associated legal expenses, making this determination is usually a financial decision.
It is not uncommon for a person to interview multiple lawyers before deciding which one to hire. Just as clients may interview lawyers, lawyers may conduct their own assessment of a case. Some of the factors that lawyers may consider when determining whether or not to take a case include:
April 26, 2016 By Valova & Angelova Law Firm
Importance of declaring both of the spouses in the property declaration.
April 26, 2016 By Angualia Busiku & Co. Advocates
After a company has been incorporated registered (foreign company) in Uganda, it is eligible for an investment license provided its capital investment exceeds US$ 100,000 (Foreign firms) and US $ 50,000 (Local firms).
April 26, 2016 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
The contracts that your business has with its landlords, clients, employees, vendors and/or suppliers are the components that help create the framework of your company. Everything your organization does depends on the protection and support of the terms and conditions in its contract (s).
April 26, 2016 By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC
Drivers in Massachusetts are required by law to have auto insurance. But it’s not enough to insure oneself. Motorists also need to insure themselves against those who have no insurance or who are underinsured.
April 26, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
In cases involving M&A transactions, a detailed evaluation of the economic risks and opportunities as well as the associated legal issues is indispensable.
April 26, 2016 By Hassan Elhais
Under normal circumstances the general rule is that an arbitration award shall be valid only if signed on all pages by the arbitrator. However the exception to this rule is that the arbitrator's signature on the last page alone of the award shall suffice provided the last page contains a part of the reasoning of the award.
April 26, 2016 By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
The insurance industry wants cuts in benefits to injured workers, and Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner intends to make them. They say that the cost of the workers' compensation program is too high, making the state uncompetitive in attracting business.
April 25, 2016 By Angualia Busiku & Co. Advocates
The absolute exemption on plant and machinery only applies to plant and machinery used in the agricultural sector.
April 25, 2016 By HG.org
Statutes of limitations are a set of regulations governing the amount of time after a cause of action arises by which the case must be brought or be barred from being heard by the court.
April 25, 2016 By HG.org
One of the most common types of consumer fraud is auto dealer fraud. A claim of this nature can arise from a number of misrepresentations, deceptive practices or other unethical or immoral behavior. When consumers feel scammed by auto dealers, they may consider hiring a lawyer.
April 25, 2016 By Youssry Saleh Law Firm
The relation between an employer and an employee in Egypt is organized by the Labor Law No. 12 for 2003. This law organizes the full relation between the employee and the workplace and one of the main obstacles and issues that always appear in the front lines is the employment termination.
April 25, 2016 By Gehres Law Group, P.C.
A Trademark is a Living Asset. If you have a registered trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), you have taken a very important step in protecting your businesses’ brand. However, what happens after you receive that registration? Do you own your trademark forever? Not exactly. Once you have obtained a federal trademark registration, you must take certain steps to maintain the registration or you risk having it canceled by the USPTO.
April 25, 2016 By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC
In any legal action, individuals have the right to represent themselves in court. But just because they can doesn’t mean they should. The notion is understandable. You’re facing a mountain of medical bills. Your injury has left you out-of-work and struggling to pay your mortgage. You can’t afford a lawyer, and even if you could, why should s/he get a cut of your compensation?
April 25, 2016 By Ankin Law Office LLC
Changes are coming to personal injury settlements in 2016. These laws will affect those with Medicare and Medicaid. Here is how you can stay ahead of these changes, and be aware of their effect.
April 25, 2016 By Hassan Elhais
In case of annulment of contract containing an arbitration clause the annulment shall extend to all clauses of the contract including the arbitration clause.
April 25, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, the Bundeskartellamt, has brought a close to the so-called “Schienenfall” (rail case) and imposed a fine amounting to millions of euros on a rail company for illegal price-fixing agreements.
April 24, 2016 By HG.org
Security breaches continue to be a serious threat to businesses and private citizens. When law firm computers are hacked, sensitive client information may be leaked to their detriment. Whether the law firm is liable for such breaches depend on a number of factors.
April 24, 2016 By HG.org
In 2010, Congress implemented a new act that provides for monetary incentives for whistleblowers who report Securities and Exchange Commission violations. Whistleblowers are individuals with important information about the illegal acts of others.
April 24, 2016 By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
How do the courts handle insurance claims where a vessel’s owner has failed to properly disclose the value of the vessel?
April 24, 2016 By Ankin Law Office LLC
Before settling your claim, it is important that you investigate a fair and accurate value for your damages.
April 24, 2016 By Craig Long, LLC
A short survey of Delaware and Georgia law regarding standards of care for judging decisions of members or managers when fiduciary duties have been eliminated
April 24, 2016 By Hassan Elhais
Even if a Bill of Lading does not expressly contain an arbitration clause it might refer disputes to arbitration through the charter-party which may include an arbitration clause. The reference to arbitration shall be clear and unambiguous.
April 24, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
The new regulation concerning European Union trade marks is set to come into force on March 23, 2016. What has hitherto been known as a Community trade mark will then become a European Union trade mark.
April 24, 2016 By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Cook County by a widow who claims that negligence on the part of a nursing home caused her husband's death.
April 23, 2016 By HG.org
With more and more people being infected with sexually transmitted diseases, more jurisdictions are beginning to recognize causes of action by infected individuals against their sexual partner who infected them. There are a variety of legal causes of action that may be implicated in this type of situation. However, different jurisdictions have different rules regarding these types of actions.
Slander occurs when a person makes an unprivileged false statement of fact that causes harm to that person or his or her reputation. Determining the amount of damages in a given slander case can help the plaintiff and lawyer determine the potential value of the case and if it is worth pursuing.
In some situations, California landlords decide to rent out their properties until they are able to find a buyer. When a unit is sold that is occupied by a renter in California, the renter still has many tenant rights that must be honored and respected. Simply selling the property does not usually justify an immediate eviction of a tenant.
For many couples, real property represents the most valuable and expensive asset that they own. Since the couple will no longer be living together in the same house, they must often reach some sort of decision regarding which party will receive the house.
Sometimes after a person has taken certain medications, he or she discovers that this medicine has caused unanticipated medical issues. A person may be entitled to compensation for injuries caused by defective products. However, a person only has a limited amount of time in which to bring a lawsuit in order to recover.
When someone receives a summons, it is usually to indicate that they are being named as a defendant in a lawsuit. If the person fails to respond in a proper manner within the specified timeframe, the plaintiff may be able to receive a default judgment against the defendant in which they receive the relief asked of the court. Particular complexities can arise if the defendant resides in another state.
A person’s Last Will and Testament declares how he or she wants property distributed upon death. This legal document has great power, and courts follow the directions when possible. However, a will contest can disrupt probate proceedings and derail them entirely.
April 22, 2016 By Ryskiyeva and Partners Law Firm
Legislation of Uzbekistan does not contain a separate law or by-law that stipulate detailed regulation of data protection matters, except the Law on Trade Secret. However, there are several Uzbek laws in various fields that briefly describe data protection. Main legal act on this issue is Constitution (article 27), which guarantees protection from invasion of privacy, including privacy of private correspondence and telephone conversations.
April 22, 2016 By The Sehat Law Firm, PLC
The LAPD is issuing more and more tasers to it's officers as a way to help subdue a suspect. But what happens when tasers do not do the job?
April 22, 2016 By Murphy Law Group, LLC
Employees claim they were forced to work after clocking out.
April 22, 2016 By Craig Long, LLC
The changes made by the Georgia Supreme Court in June of 2015 in regards to spoliation in the State of Georgia.
April 22, 2016 By B&R Latin America IP LLC
The Hague Apostille Convention of 5 October 1961 was born out of the need to simplify the circulation of documents between different states and countries in the world. The convention applies only to public documents that need to be authorized. If both countries are part of the convention, an Apostille will be sufficient.
April 22, 2016 By Hassan Elhais
The waiver of a right to refer a dispute to arbitration could be express or implied. However such a waiver has to be clear and unambiguous so as to avoid doubts about the intent of the party to wave the right.
April 22, 2016 By Ankin Law Office LLC
Nurses and medical institutions will both benefit from the new laws being passed, which will help ensure safety regulations and accountability within the workplace.
April 22, 2016 By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
Governor Bruce Rauner and Republicans in the state legislature say that Illinois is not friendly enough to businesses. They claim that businesses will not invest in Illinois because they fear lawsuits. The governor's solution is his Turnaround Agenda, which includes “tort reform” measures that would create restrictions for injured people filing lawsuits, as well as changes to the workers' compensation system, which would make it harder for injured workers to receive compensation.
April 22, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
In its ruling of November 6, 2015, the Oberlandesgericht Köln (Higher Regional Court of Cologne) once again strengthened consumer rights in cases involving withdrawal from a loan (Az.: 13 U 113/15).
April 21, 2016 By Izadi Law Firm
Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, Islamic Republic of Iran has always exposed to various international sanctions due to different reasons and excuses. They put Iran under different sanctions directly or indirectly through international organizations, under the pretext of creating an international order. As matter of fact, they pursue their own foreign policy goals and use sanctions as a means to achieve those goals.
April 21, 2016 By Foyle Legal
People who were injured at work, in a motor vehicle accident, or in other ways often financially disadvantaged and cannot afford to pay doctors to provide a medical report in relation to their personal injury claim. In this article we have discussed some ways in which injured people can obtain medical evidence regarding the claim for free.
April 21, 2016 By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
A new Illinois law went into effect on January 1, 2016, allowing nursing home residents and their loved ones to place a video camera in the resident's room, to guard against nursing home abuse and neglect.
April 20, 2016 By Ankin Law Office LLC
Driving in Illinois is changing in 2016. Make sure you are up to date on the new laws and how they affect your commute.
April 20, 2016 By B&R Latin America IP LLC
Intellectual property as an autonomous branch of Commercial Law, is beginning to face a new technological challenge, since there are some inventions that are seeking to have a place on the market and claiming a protectionist environment and guarantees rights for their holders.
April 20, 2016 By Ankin Law Office LLC
When determining whether to hire an attorney after a car accident has occurred, these considerations are important to keep in mind.
April 20, 2016 By Intepat
An associated trademark allows a business to brand new products and services with its primary mark or use derivative forms of its primary trademark. This type of trademark also allows a business to register a mark similar to one belonging to another business.
April 20, 2016 By Parris Whittaker, Attorney at Law
How do benefits arising from actions to mitigate loss affect the calculation of damages for repudiation of a time charter? At top Bahamas law firm ParrisWhittaker our expert shipping lawyers have many years of experience with advising shipping and maritime clients on all aspects of claims for damages, including issues that might affect the calculation of the sum owed.
April 20, 2016 By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has issued a recall of 1.4 million vehicles that may be vulnerable to hacking, after security researchers demonstrated that they could remotely take control of a Jeep.
April 20, 2016 By OGR Legal
Recently Bangladesh Bank decided to allow NBFI to invest in Alternative Investment Fund.
April 20, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
According to a ruling of the OLG Frankfurt (Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt), the right to withdraw from a loan is not forfeited even after years have passed since the conclusion of the loan agreement (Az.: 23 U 24/15).
April 19, 2016 By Intepat
The basic reason why inventors/ companies go for patent protection is for the exclusive right that they hold over their invention for a specific period. But besides this obvious reason, there are other reasons why an inventor/ assignee would want to patent his invention.
April 19, 2016 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
Selling your Florida business was probably the last thing on your mind when you were working so hard just to get it off the ground.
April 19, 2016 By Intepat
Shakespeare once wrote, "What’s in a name?" Apparently, there’s a lot. The tussle involving Maruti Udyog and Maruti Piston Pvt Ltd is one such instance.
April 19, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
It is still possible to withdraw from a loan even after it has been prematurely paid off. After successfully withdrawing from the loan, the consumer can reclaim his early repayment penalty.
Except in specific circumstances, an arrest may be made of not only the vessel to which the claim relates but any other vessel owned by the defendant at the time the claim occurs. However, if the dispute relates to ownership, mortgage, possession or profits resulting from use of the vessel the no further arrest of vessels can be made.
Home to one of the biggest ports in the world, the UAE is an integral shipping hub in the global trading ecosystem. While shipping law can be a complicated area of the legal framework given competing jurisdictions involved in the international arena, the UAE has its own laws with respect of sorting out maritime disputes.
April 19, 2016 By The Law Offices of Grant J. Gisondo, P.A.
Determining the outcomes of child support in the state of Florida entails a number of considerations. First and foremost, no parent can refuse to pay child support, even if it is just a small monthly amount.
April 19, 2016 By Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
On April 22, the Illinois House passed a measure that would eliminate red light cameras in about 35 communities, but not in Chicago.
April 19, 2016 By Marshall Socarras Grant, PL
Having an employee sign a non-compete agreement and/or a nondisclosure or confidentiality agreement is one way to protect your company’s trade secrets and confidential and proprietary business information. However, often times companies may not have any agreements with their employees and a business mistakenly believes it has no way of protecting against the unauthorized disclosure of trade secrets or sensitive information.
April 19, 2016 By Signum Law Firm
What is an investment project? What investment preferences are available and how to apply for them.
By force of law an Arbitrator(s) has to suspend the arbitration proceedings with immediate effect if a party to an arbitration process challenges the arbitrator while or during the arbitration processes are going on, until a resolution has been made on the challenge which was has been raised by such party by an authority or court of law which has the right to rule on such a point.
April 19, 2016 By All Language Alliance, Inc.
Legal document translation, deposition translators, and legal interpreting play an important role in the cases dealing with employees who speak a foreign language and the various situations that arise in a multi-linguistic workplace.
Withdrawing from Loans: Bundesrat Favours Longer Transitional Period for Legacy Contracts in Germany
April 19, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
The controversial plans to do away with what is termed the “ewiges Widerrufsrecht” (perpetual right of withdrawal) in cases involving real estate loans have been met with criticism from political quarters. The Bundesrat (the upper house of the German parliament) considers the case for a longer transitional period to be justified.
April 18, 2016 By McKenzie & Snyder LLP
Don't question whether or not you have a good diminished value claim; get in touch with an attorney.
April 18, 2016 By MMLC Group
Merger control, as a mechanism to prevent anti-competitive activity or transactions, refers to the review of mergers and acquisitions under antitrust law. The majority of merger control regimes are based on the general principle to prevent the creation of dominant positions that might result in a substantial impediment to competition.
April 18, 2016 By Leges Juris Associates
India has different divorce laws for different religions. Almost all the religions have their own divorce laws in India which are used among themselves. There are separate laws for inter-cast or inter-religion marriages.
April 18, 2016 By Hassan Elhais
Article 215 and 217 of the Civil Procedures Law of the UAE states that a person does not have the right to enter into an arbitration agreement if the signatory does not have the authority to bind the person it is representing through a private power of attorney to sign such a contract to arbitrate.
April 18, 2016 By Cobb Law Group
Some states require that potential lien claimants serve a Notice of Intent to Lien on of the real estate where the lien will be placed prior to the filing of the lien. Georgia does not have this prerequisite, however, so a Georgia lien claimant may exercise an option to serve the project owner with prior notice.
April 18, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
Anybody who fails to prepare a will ought to be aware that the rules of intestate succession shall apply. These are not necessarily consistent with the testator’s wishes and may entail various other disadvantages.
April 17, 2016 By HG.org
Child pornography is a crime that deals with some of the harshest and most serious laws that a person can face. Regardless of the specifics of the event or material involved, the first offense is met with heavy punishment, and subsequent offenses result in even harsher criminal sentences.
April 17, 2016 By HG.org
Every years, millions of products are recalled for various reasons. Recalls affect the very smallest of items such as children’s toys to large objects such as vehicles. When a product is recalled, it is usually due to some safety concern. Knowing the rights associated with recalled items can help consumers.
April 17, 2016 By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
A majority of American small businesses start out as sole proprietorships; however, once these businesses are launched and growing, it could better to change or convert the business to a limited liability company (LLC).
April 17, 2016 By Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C.
On the 30/12/2015, The Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia have signed the Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income.
April 17, 2016 By Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC
The decision regarding whether or not to hire an attorney – and whom to hire if so – is one of the biggest that an individual who is considering filing a civil action will ever make. When considering whom to hire, clients will often mull over an attorney’s rates, case history, or like-ability. But what clients sometimes overlook, yet what is very important, is hiring an attorney with specialized experience handling specific case types.
April 17, 2016 By Krasimira Kadieva
Useful legal rules for choosing the best domain name and well as the necessary checks, that are recommended to be performed in order to avoid violation of earlier rights.
April 17, 2016 By Signum Law Firm
Nowadays personal data protection necessity has very high value. Possession of the data in the hands of swindlers transforms into criminal instrument. Thus, personal data need to be seriously protected. Here's the crucial points of personal data protection.
April 17, 2016 By GRP Rainer LLP
Anyone who is still considering withdrawing from a loan ought to act now. The German Bundestag has resolved to do away with the option to withdraw. Thus, withdrawal is only possible until June 21, 2016.
April 17, 2016 By MMLC Group
The path to reform for foreign investment regulation in China, and how that will boost the services sector.
April 15, 2016 By Lewandowski Gradek Lewandowska IPLaw Office
Polish legislator decided recently to simplify and quicken the trademark registration procedure. The changes introduced to the Industrial Property Law Act from 30th of July 2000 enter into force today. Beside shortening of the general timeframe of the procedure the biggest changes were made within the frameworks of the opposition proceeding and the trademark revocation claim procedure.
April 15, 2016 By Baurkot & Baurkot
In the United States, all people have rights. It does not matter who you are, what country you are from, or what your status is in the United States. No Human Being is Illegal. If you are stopped by Police Officers, Immigration Agents or other public authorities, you have rights. As long as you are within the borders of the United States, you have rights. Know them. Use them.
April 15, 2016 By Murphy Law Group, LLC
When obesity is – and isn’t – a disability
Jurisdiction of Cyprus Courts to Recognize and Enforce Foreign Judgments and Foreign Arbitral Awards in Cyprus
April 15, 2016 By Soteris Pittas & Co L.L.C.
In a recent decision of the District Court of Nicosia, it has been held that Cyprus Courts have jurisdiction to adjudicate on applications for enforcement of foreign judgments and foreign arbitral Awards, even if both the judgment creditor and judgment debtor reside outside Cyprus.