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Dangers of Social Media Use During a Car Accident Claim

April 18, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
It may be tempting to tell everyone about the tragedy of your injuries on your Facebook account, but discussion of your car accident claim on social media could ruin your settlement. Before you tweet about your recovery progress or the severity of your injuries, take time to think about what the insurance company might think if an adjuster reads your social media posts.

What You Shouldn't Do in Your Video Deposition

April 18, 2014     By Network Court Reporting and Video
A short list of some common mistakes not to make at your next video deposition.

A Primer on The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

April 18, 2014     By DeBlis & DeBlis
See body of article.

Even With a DUI Charge You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty

April 18, 2014     By DeBlis & DeBlis
See body.

Weed Conviction Worthy of Presidential Pardon

Now serving in his sixth year of presidency, President Obama issued his 10th commutation on a prison term sentence for a man convicted on a marijuana charge. However, this is not the president’s way of giving other individuals serving time for marijuana charges a get out of jail free card.

NTSB Recommends Two New Trucking Safety Standards

April 17, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Truck underride accidents, those accidents that happen when a vehicle collides with a truck and slides underneath it, kill hundreds of people each year. While there are certain safety mechanisms in place to prevent underride accidents, data shows that they are often ineffective.

New Study Shows that Testosterone May Have Negative Impact on Brain

April 17, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Testosterone has been linked to a number of serious side effects, including stroke and heart attack, and now a new study has found that the use of testosterone in certain men may have a negative impact on the brain.

Number of Work-Related Injuries in Certain Industries Is Under-Reported

April 17, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Unfortunately, some industries do not necessarily have accurate reporting mechanisms on work-related injuries and illness, which make it more difficult for regulators and lawmakers to identify and address occupational health problems.

Is Work-Related Hearing Loss Putting You at Risk of other Injuries?

April 17, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Workers who are exposed to high levels of noise while on the job may be at risk of developing hearing loss and other occupational hazard injuries. Not only are these workers at a higher risk of hearing loss injuries, but a new Canadian study from the Institut National de Santé Publique shows that workers with noise-induced hearing loss may also be at a higher risk of other injuries in the workplace.

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riding in Texas

April 17, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Motorcycle safety begins with you, the rider. While you can't always account for others’ negligence, you can take some steps to improve your own personal safety and reduce the risk injury in a serious or fatal crash.

New Path for Accelerated Damages Discovery Requires Immediate Expert Assistance

April 17, 2014     By Fulcrum Inquiry
The Eastern District of Texas is well known for its intense patent activity and already provides early disclosure of infringement and invalidity contentions to facilitate faster resolution of these cases. The Court has now taken similar action by providing an option for accelerated damage discovery, including requiring a two week turnaround between defendant’s production of potentially infringing sales data and plaintiff’s good faith estimate of damages.

Chinese Legislature Passes Trademark Law Amendments

April 17, 2014     By Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC
The Chinese legislature recently passed comprehensive reforms to the country’s trademark laws. The changes should make it easier for U.S. businesses to protect their brands.

Recognition of Foreign Judgments in Poland

April 17, 2014     By Philips Law Office
The foreign judgment depending on its nature shall be a subject to different procedures with a view to its enforcement in Poland. In simple terms those judgments in general could be divided into three groups: property related, being a subject to execution by enforcement proceedings, non-property related (e.g., divorce and other judgments in family affairs) and inheritance.

Turkish Renewable Energy Market

April 17, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
Turkey's high economic growth which had reached almost double digits numbers by the middle of the last decade and stands around an annual average of 4% dictates new and innovative solutions to Turkey in order to reshuffle its energy infrastructural base.

Challenges of Divorce Series: Part 1 - Single Parenting and Crime Rates in Utah

April 16, 2014     By Atticus Legal Group, LLC
The hardest thing to face as a single parent in Utah are the intense emotions associated with being both a mother and a father to a child. This is further magnified when the other parent is absent or is deliberately not doing anything to fulfill his/her part in the caring for the children. More often than not, the single parent’s psychological well being bogs down.

Regulations Of Commission For Trade Representative Contracts

April 16, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
The contractual commission regulations of trade agents can be invalid if they are contradictory.

Battle of the Famous Mark “LEXUS” in Hong Kong

April 15, 2014     By Angela Wang & Co.
On 19 March 2014, the Registrar of Trade Marks in Hong Kong dismissed the opposition application by the owner of well known automobile maker “LEXUS” against a Malaysian biscuit brand also named “LEXUS”. The latter mark was filed as a series of two marks by Munchy Food Industries Sdn Bhd (“Munchy”). This decision is highly significant to well known trademark owners and the Registrar’s detailed reasoning will likely be followed in future similar opposition cases.

Marijuana's Ugly Cousin - Industrial Hemp

In 1970, the Controlled Substances Act banned the cultivation of industrial hemp, but that didn’t negate the American manufacturer’s need for the fiber. Currently, the industrial hemp market in the US is a $500 million industry, which consists entirely of imported hemp goods from China, Europe and Canada.

Closing Problems & Pitfalls

April 15, 2014     By Pohl & Short, P.A.
Occasionally unexpected issues arise that delay, or even stop, a real estate closing. There are also situations in which a Purchaser obtains title to property, and after closing learns that the property is subject to significant problems that would have been disclosed by the advice of an attorney or the review of a survey. Here are four recent examples:

Men After Divorce: How to Recover

April 15, 2014     By Stange Law Firm, PC
Divorce an affect men in a unique manner. Here are some of the challenges for men who are facing divorce.

Acquisition of Polish LLC or Stock Company

April 15, 2014     By Dudkowiak & Kopec Law Firm
The complicated process' of mergers and acqusitions are very often concluded by a simple contract - share purchase agreement. Polish M&A regulations do not differ from standards established in other countries, there are very few conditions to be met, however they must be strictly obeyed otherwise the deal might be null and void in view of Polish Law.

Harvard Professor Fires Back Against Copyright Infringement Claims

April 15, 2014     By Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC
Harvard University Law Professor Lawrence Lessig is fighting back against allegations that his online lecture posted on YouTube violates the copyright to a French pop song. Fittingly, Lessig is a respected expert on law and technology as well as an advocate for less restrictive copyright laws.

IRS Due Process Collections - Placing a Velvet Glove on the Wrecking Ball

April 15, 2014     By DeBlis & DeBlis
Due process is, according to Black’s Law Dictionary, “a course of legal proceedings … which have been established … for the enforcement and protection of private rights.” Anyone facing an IRS federal tax lien or levy has already experienced the preliminary due process following the IRS determination that more taxes are owed.

Whistleblowers Helping the Public By Exposing Fraud

April 14, 2014     By The Evans Law Firm
The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was enacted to assist the government with discovering financial fraud. A recent SEC whistleblower received a $14 million dollar reward for reporting a real estate scam.

The Colorado Ignition Interlock Program As Of January 1, 2014

April 14, 2014     By Ross Koplin, Attorney at Law
The law in Colorado offers an incentive to certain drivers who have been determined by the Colorado Department of Revenue to have been driving under the influence of alcohol, with a test revealing a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher at the time of the offense, to receive an early reinstatement of their driver’s license when they agree to install an “ignition interlock device” on their vehicle.

Suspension of a Colorado Driver’s License After a DUI

April 14, 2014     By Ross Koplin, Attorney at Law
Under Colorado law, driving a motor vehicle is considered a privilege and not a right. This means an individual’s privilege to drive may be taken away for a period of time by the Colorado Department of Revenue – Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) through an administrative determination.

How Can Community Engagement Prevent Domestic Abuse?

April 14, 2014     By Law Offices of Andrew M. Weisberg
Until now, the term “domestic violence” has been used extensively to describe abuse that happens between the two members of a relationship, be it spouses, same sex couples, roommates, or family members.

Embezzlement in Turkey

April 14, 2014     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
Embezzlement is typically seen at public sector however it has been a general issue in private sector as well and it may be a risk factor that causes serious financial loss.

Bid Rigging in Turkey

April 14, 2014     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
Bid rigging is mostly a current issue at public institutions however it has become widely encountered at public sector as well ant it surely causes serious financial damage.

Inheritance Rights of a Foreigner in Turkey

April 14, 2014     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
A foreigner is the individual who is not the citizen of the country s/he has been living in. A foreigner may both be an individual or a legal entity. In this regard, the law to be applied to foreigners is the law for the foreigners and the International Private and Procedural Law (“PPL”). The said law designates the testamentary dispositions of the testator and determines to which such dispositions are subject to.

Maintenance and Preservation of Partnership Structure in Turkiash M&A Transactions

April 14, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
The one of the most significant principle in an M&A transaction is “the principle of maintenance of partnership structure” (or the maintenance principle) under Turkish Commercial Code.

Share Types and Share Transfers in Accordance with Turkish Law

April 14, 2014     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
Share is the part of the main capital divided to a specific number of unit value. In accordance with the former Turkish Commercial Code (hereinafter shall be referred to as”the former TCC”) it is not mandatory for a Joint Stock Company (hereinafter shall be referred to as “JSC”) to issue shares. JSC reserves two types of shares. These are registered share and bearer share. A JSC may issue shares following the official registration of the company.

Collecting Debts In Germany

April 14, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
Trust is good, control is better. This is especially true when making the first delivery to a new customer. A lawyer can support your company by assessing customer creditworthiness. Experienced lawyers will also discuss strategies to protect you against the risk of default.

Internet Enables Thieves to Steal $4 Billion in Tax Refunds

April 11, 2014     By DeBlis & DeBlis
Criminals are utilizing their Internet connection to file false tax returns that help them steal refunds from the innocent. In 2013, fraudulent returns saw almost $4 billion sent into the hands of scam artists. Making things worse is the fact that the Internal Revenue Service is having a hard time stopping the fraud from happening in the first place.

Should Auto Makers Be Subject to Stricter Auto Defect Laws?

April 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
General Motors has recently come under fire for its spate of auto recalls. Just last week it announced that it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles worldwide due to a defect with the cars’ electronic power-steering assist, which can suddenly stop working and make the car harder to steer. This most recent recall brings the total vehicles GM has recalled since February up to a staggering 6.3 million vehicles.

Do Rear Visibility Systems Prevent Auto Accidents?

April 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
In an effort to reduce the amount of backover fatalities and injuries, all new cars will be required to have rear visibility technology by May 2018. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the required rear visibility systems must expand the field of vision to include a 10-foot by 20-foot zone directly behind the vehicle, as well as meet other requirements regarding image size, linger time, response time, durability, and deactivation.

Testosterone Lawsuits Go Before Judicial Executive Committee

April 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Testosterone lawsuits continue to mount against the makers of various testosterone supplements, and a Judicial Executive Committee was recently created to centralize at least 30 of those lawsuits which allege that testosterone caused heart attacks, strokes, and other injuries. The consolidated cases are pending before U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly in the Northern District of Illinois.

How Arbitrary and Nasty the Power of Eminent Domain Can Be

April 11, 2014     By Kassouni Law
Seizure of the Barries' Colorado dream cabin shows how arbitrary and nasty the power of eminent domain can be.

Prevalence of Work-Related Back Injuries

April 11, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Back injuries, such as a herniated disc, sprain, or fractured vertebrae, continue to be one of the most common work-related injuries. In the workplace, back injuries can occur when lifting or carrying heavy objects, or due to repetitive motions.

Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer - Be Careful!

April 11, 2014     By McGee, Lerer & Associates
If you have been injured in an accident and need an accident attorney, you will have no trouble finding one. Personal injury lawyers are a dime a dozen. The difficulty will be in finding a good one. The more seriously injured you were, the more is at stake. It’s important to do your homework when choosing which attorney to hire.

Crime and Violence in the Mile High City

There’s been a lot of debate from both sides of the aisle regarding whether the legalization of marijuana in states like Colorado and Washington has been worth it in terms of decreasing violence and protecting the public. The initial cries from some law enforcement groups and anti-legalizers claimed that Colorado and Washington would fall into collapse and both states would be reduced to a citizenship of munchie-fiending couch potatoes who simultaneously commit random acts of violence.

The Difference Between Talaq and Khulla

April 11, 2014     By Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates
Talaq is the Islamic term for divorce. A talaq is used to end a contract of marriage the nikah, under the terms of Islamic sharia. It should be noted that Talaq is a right given by a Husband and Wife can only exercise the right of Talaq if the same is granted to her in her Nikkahnama (Marriage Contract). If the Husband gives Talaq he must also tender Haq Meher to his Wife, whereas if the Wife exercises her right of Talaq then she must relinquish her right to Haq Meher.

Infringement of the Intellectual Property Rights (Trademark, Copyright and Patent) in Pakistan

April 11, 2014     By Irfan Mir Halepota & Associates
Pakistan penal code provides Sections 478 to 489 in relation to the infringement of registered Trade Mark before the trial by the Magistrate 1st Class Schedule II of Cr.P.C. Has enlisted all offenses as bailable and non-cognizable.

Copyright FAQ: What is Considered Fair Use?

April 10, 2014     By Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC
When deciding whether you can use someone else’s work without permission, there are a number of factors that must be taken into consideration. One of the most important limitations to copyright protection is the doctrine of fair use.

Mediation in Turkey: An Alternative Method for Dispute Resolution

April 10, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
Mediation as an alternative dispute resolution has been regulated by European Union Directive 2008/52/EC providing the application of mediation for civil and commercial cases in the member states of the European Union ("EU"). In some of the Member States of the EU the mediation is recent and has been regulated short time ago by their national laws and mediation has been enacted by a separate law.

How a Bulgarian Limited Liability Company May Validly Transfer/Purchase Real Estate

April 10, 2014     By Atanaska Lesichkova Law Firm
The question whether the General Meeting of the Shareholders in a limited liability company (OOD) should adopt a special resolution for the conclusion of a transaction for transfer of ownership over real estate was disputable in Bulgarian legal theory and practice. The Supreme Cassation Court finally resolved this issue.

Spending Time Apart Isn’t Good for a Marriage

Being in the military has its fair share of drawbacks. Military personnel are well aware of the fact that being in the military and serving their country comes with the possibility of being away from home for months, if not years, at a time. During times of war, men and women are gone for even longer.

Jail Isn’t Always the Best Option for Those Owing Child Support

Often times, custodial parents might agree that someone who doesn’t pay child support should be forced to deal with the potential consequences. For example, many people feel that any father who flees the country to avoid having to pay child support should wind up spending time behind bars. Sending the individual to jail might not be the smartest move for the family, which is the case in one situation recently.

Are Secret Accounts Really the Best Idea?

When it comes to getting a divorce, money always comes into play when dealing with alimony, assets and especially child support. Many people are taking the necessary steps to prepare for their future in the event of a divorce.

I Was Arrested for a Misdemeanor, But the Officer Never Saw Anything - Is this Illegal?

April 9, 2014     By Greg Hill & Associates
An arrest for a misdemeanor must be based on the officer usually watching the crime take place. However, there are examples of exceptions.

How Workers’ Compensation Impacts Social Security Disability Benefits

April 9, 2014     By Jones Law Group, LLC
Disability payments from private sources, such as private pension or insurance benefits, do not affect your Social Security disability (“SSD”) benefits.

The “Pro Se” Bankruptcy Filing Problem in Detroit

The Detroit bankruptcy court in recent years has been inundated with a large number of "pro se" bankruptcy filings. In many of these cases, the debtors have been helped with the preparation of their petition and schedules by individuals whom the court has prohibited from assisting people for failure to abide by the rules that bankruptcy petition preparers must follow.

Are You Getting Shortchanged on Patent Royalties?

April 8, 2014     By Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC
Licensing intellectual property can be a lucrative stream of revenue. However, businesses need to have procedures in place to ensure accurate reporting and royalty payments.

Crowd Funding in Turkey: The New Panacea for the Credit Shortages?

April 8, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
It is convenient neither for the consumers nor for the producers to get accustomed to a global financial market which is marked by liquidity shortages after a decade of growing global money supply to be present virtually in every part of the globe.

Dealing with Harassment from Debt Collectors

April 7, 2014     By Roger G. Jain & Associates, P.C.
The Texas Debt Collection Act and the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibit debt collectors from taking certain actions when dealing with alleged debtors. They also provide remedies for people when collectors fail to comply with the statutes. This article is to help you determine whether a debt collector has violated the law and what you can do about it.

Divorce Mediation is Another Option for Florida Divorce

Litigating a divorce may always be an option for Florida couples, but it isn't the only option. For couples that want an alternative, there is divorce mediation or collaborative law. It isn't always necessary to make ending a marriage an adversarial process. Sometimes, couples end up better of handling matters outside the courtroom.

Parent Visitation Rights FAQ

Any divorce or child custody case can be difficult. Once parental responsibility is established, having a chance to spend time with the minor children is important. Nothing can replace having a presence in the growth and development of a child’s life.

Who Gets the Debt: Divorce and Bankruptcy

Divorces can be very complex, especially when there are major financial obligations, property and debts to divide. The situation can get very messy when there is a huge financial loss at stake for one or both parties. One of the biggest myths about getting divorced is that you can pass on your debt to the other party. This is simply not true. Without question, you can divorce your spouse, but what happens to those debts that you incurred while married?

China Reforms its Registered Capital System for Companies

April 7, 2014     By Angela Wang & Co.
The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress amended the PRC Company Law which amendments came into effect on 1 March 2014. Most of the amendments relate to the reform of the paid-up registered capital system which aims to simplify the company registration process in the PRC.

Tariff Disputes in Turkey and Alternative Methods for Resolution

April 7, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
Customs duties can be examined within the scope of two types of taxes which are expenditure tax and excise (Indirect) tax. Customs duty can be described as an expenditure tax. Expenditure taxes are for the services and goods produced sold or consumed. Customs duties are type of excise (indirect) tax as well because taxpayers reflect custom duties to consumer by including the tax into the prices of the goods to be sold. Taxable event, time and who to bear are not certain.

European Commission Tightens Key EU Corporate Tax Rules

April 7, 2014     By Harris Kyriakides LLC
The European Commission has put forward certain amendments to key EU corporate tax legislation, in order to significantly reduce tax avoidance in Europe. The proposal will address deficiencies in the Parent-Subsidiary Directive, which may allow the operation of structures that will benefit from reduced taxation.

In Principle No Right To Restitution Of A Legacy Gifted During Lifetime – Law Of Succession

April 7, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
A legatee is only entitled to restitution of a legacy gifted during the lifetime of the testator under special circumstances.

5 Motorcycle Safety Tips

April 4, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Although motorcycle accidents are less common than auto accidents, they are considerably more severe. Motorcyclists are not covered by the same protective barriers as cars and other passenger vehicles, making motorcycle accidents more likely to result in serious injuries or death than car accidents.

5 Little Known Facts about Slip and Fall Accidents

April 4, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Slip and fall accidents are one of the quintessential personal injury claims. While many people think of the so-called 'banana peel' case when they think of a slip and fall accident, slip and fall liability – or premises liability – actually applies to a number of different situations.

What Temp Workers Need to Know about Workplace Injuries

April 4, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
If you are one of the millions of temp workers in this country, you may be unsure of your employment rights, including protections against discrimination, eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits, and wage and hour rights. Temporary workers can rest assured: while you may not have the same job security that full-time employees have, you do have a number of employment rights and protections.

The Dangers of Talc Powder for Women and Children

April 4, 2014     By Ankin Law Office, LLC
Talc-based powders are used by many women as part of their personal hygiene routine and many parents use baby powder on their infants to prevent diaper rash. Despite the popularity of talc-based products, however, they present many dangers to women and children.

Transfer Agents in the Going Public Process

April 4, 2014     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
Transfer agents play a key role in the going public process. Transfer agents are the record keeper for a company’s securities when it goes public. Share ownership is reflected on the issuer’s shareholder list. In addition, transfer agents issue and cancel certificates to reflect changes in the ownership of securities and act as an intermediary for the company and its stockholders during the going public process.

Accredited Investors l Rule 506 Requirements

April 4, 2014     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933,as amended (the “Securities Act”), sets forth a safe harbor from the registration statement requirements of the Securities Act for certain private placements of securities. In connection with these exemptions, offerings made in reliance upon Regulation D, Rule 504, 505 and 506 can be made to up to 35 non-accredited investors and an unlimited number of “accredited” investors.

Section 4(1) Exemption

April 4, 2014     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
Rule 144 (“SEC Rule 144”) under the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”) provides a safe harbor from the registration provisions of the Securities Act for resales of restricted and control securities by persons other than the issuer if all conditions of the rule are complied with.

Form 8K Reporting of Reverse Mergers

April 4, 2014     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Division of Corporate Finance frequently notes disclosure deficiencies in the disclosure of reverse merger transactions in on 8-K Filed. This post summarizes SEC staff comments in response to reports on Form 8-K reporting of reverse mergers with public shell companies or similar transactions that result in a public company no longer being designated as a shell company.

US Listings For Foreign Issuers

April 4, 2014     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
Typically, foreign companies seeking to raise capital attempt to obtain public company status. Foreign companies that go public in the U.S. may complete a public offering by registering securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or by registering a class of securities under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”).

OTCMarkets OTCQX l Dual List USA

April 4, 2014     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
The OTCMarkets OTCQX offers foreign issuers seeking to go public in the U.S. an appealing alternative to listing on a stock exchange. Foreign issuers whose securities are listed on a foreign stock exchange that qualify for the exemption from the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”),

Private Placement Memorandums 101

April 4, 2014     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
A private placement memorandum (“PPM”) is also referred to as a confidential offering circular or memorandum. PPM’s are typcially prepared by securities lawyers who assist private companies with their going public transactions. PPM’s are used to raise capital by selling either debt or equity in an exempt offering that has not been registered with the SEC. These exempt offerings are often called private placements.

SEC Registration Statements l Question & Answer

April 4, 2014     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
Addressing the most common questions we receive about going public using Form S-1 and the SEC registration statement process.

Section 16 Reporting

April 4, 2014     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
Shareholders and management of private companies are often unaware of their reporting obligations upon completion of a going public transaction. Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) requires the reporting of beneficial ownership by the officers, directors and stockholders who hold stock directly or indirectly, beneficially owning more than 10% of the company’s common stock or other class of equity securities registered under Section 12(b) or 12(g) of the Exchange Act.

The JOBS Act’s Amendments to Form D

April 4, 2014     By Hamilton & Associates, P.A.
On July 10, 2013, the SEC adopted final rules as required by Title II of the JOBS Act, which directed the SEC to eliminate the ban on general solicitation and advertising for certain offerings conducted under Rule 506 of Regulation D, of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) provided the securities are sold only to accredited investors.

Fear and Loathing in El Paso: Texas' Marijuana History

Marijuana wasn’t always illegal. Like most substances now considered unlawful and highly dangerous, there was once a time when cocaine, heroin and marijuana could all be purchased over the counter at your local pharmacy.

Sanusi’s Suspension: Legal or Illegal - Nigeria

April 4, 2014     By 1st Attorneys
The suspension of erstwhile Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi by President Goodluck Jonathan has generated a lot of heated legal debate on the legality or illegality of the suspension.

The Taxation Perspective in Liquidiation of Turkish Companies

April 4, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
As well as the company establishment, an investor may take decision for termination of his/her company or a company's termination conditions stated in the laws may occur such that start of a liquidation process becomes unavoidable for the company.

Incorrect Turnover Projections Can Justify Damages Claims – Franchise Law

April 4, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
If a franchisee is not informed that turnover projections are based merely upon estimations then it is entitled to damages claims with respect to the turnover figures that have not been achieved.

Charged with Grand Larceny? Why You Need an Arlington Larceny Defense Attorney

April 3, 2014     By Tuomey Law Firm, PLLC
In the state of Virginia, grand larceny is a felony offense, which means that if convicted, the criminal penalties the defendant will face are harsh.

EU Mobile Roaming Charges - Moving Towards an Open Internet

April 3, 2014     By CSB Advocates
The concept of ‘net neutrality’, or of ‘open internet’, refers to the notion that internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally. Advocates of this concept envisage an internet where people can use their internet connection from anywhere and for anything with no additional charges and/or restrictions.

GAO Reports Sheds Light on Impact of NPEs

April 3, 2014     By Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC
The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a report on the impact of non-practicing entities (NPEs). The findings debunk many of the criticisms waged against so-called “patent trolls.”

Turkish Banking Sector is Still Resilient

April 3, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
Recently one of the world renowned leading credit rating institutions has stated that Turkish banking industry has the necessary liquidity capacity to pay back the short term debts.

Current Status of Temporary Capital Restrictions in the Cyprus Banking System

April 3, 2014     By Harris Kyriakides LLC
Cyprus continues to implement a series of temporary capital restrictions measures, with the aim to support the banking sector and safeguard the stability of the Cypriot banking system. The temporary Cyprus restrictive measures were implemented through decrees issued by the Minister of Finance pursuant to the provisions of the Restrictive Measures on Transactions in case of Emergency Law of 2013.

New Age for Pension Funds in Turkish Market

April 3, 2014     By Herdem Attorneys at Law
Turkey has been incrementally applying for new implementations on the grounds of mitigate the current account deficit. New Individual Retirement System is one of the most efficient way for this new austerity plan.

Higher Regional Court of Hamm: Vouchers As Unfair Competition – Competition Law

April 3, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
Automotive garages cannot promote the repair of damage which is covered by comprehensive collision insurance by issuing vouchers for follow-up jobs.

Settling Your Family Law Case When a Settlement Proposal Is in the Margin of Error

April 2, 2014     By Stange Law Firm, PC
The decision on when to settle a family law case is a difficult one. This article suggests that the time in most circumstances to settle is when a settlement offer is within the margin of error.

Does Defendant Have to Be Present in Court if There Is Trial?

April 2, 2014     By Greg Hill & Associates
Where the client’s identity is not an issue or the client agrees to stipulate to his identity as the suspect, waiving the client’s appearance at trial may be viable. This may be true because the case is an extremely minor misdemeanor and thus the punishment is relatively minimal. This may also be smart when the client does not make a good appearance.

Corporate Structure for a New Business

April 2, 2014     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
How to structure a new business venture focusing on small businesses that have only a few shareholders or partners. Four important issues for the structure of the business are share ownership, compensation, control rights, and lastly the shareholders’ exit from the business.

Proposed Florida Laws Strip Medical Care Decisions Away from Doctors during Personal Injury Claims

April 2, 2014     By Shapiro, Goldman, Babboni & Walsh
You could be forgiven for thinking messing around with health care coverage rules was the sole domain of democrats these days, but the new laws which will deeply interfere with the choices a doctor will make and options available for the seriously injured have sprung from the minds of two republican lawmakers.

The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act and What It May Mean for You

The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (“Revised LLC Act”) to be enacted on January 1, 2014 may dramatically affect companies with no operating agreements, or operating agreements that do not address the new default provisions under the Revised LLC Act.

ECJ Judgment Makes Revoking Life Insurance Policies Easier Under Certain Circumstances – Insurance Law

April 2, 2014     By GRP Rainer LLP
Consumers could get the opportunity to revoke their life insurance policies even some time after signing the contract by virtue of a judgment of the European Court of Justice.

Musc Festival Owner Takes a Hit for Concertgoers

With SXSW in March, Austin City Limits in September and a whole bevy of smaller festivals in between, Texas is no stranger to large music festivals. For different people, festivals mean different things; some come for the bands, some for good times with friends, and some for the drugs.

How to Incorporate in Turkey

April 1, 2014     By ADMD Law Office
Summary information on formation of businesses under different types of commercial entities in Turkey.

Corporate Social Responsibility- Now a Mandated Responsibility in India

April 1, 2014     By Global Jurix
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), a term widely use for defining the responsibilities of Corporate world towards the society & environment. Although the term is not new in this Corporate world but its scope & meaning has undergone major changes from treating it as a mere charity in comparison with the responsibilities/duties of the Corporate towards the outer world.

Key Changes to China Trademark Law and Practice

April 1, 2014     By MMLC Group
From 1 May 2014, the new China trademark law will commence operation. The new law differs in key aspects to the old law, and trademark registration practice will also differ greatly. This article looks at the key changes that all trademark lawyers and owners need to be aware of.

Murrieta Bankruptcy Law: The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Timeline

March 31, 2014     By Law Offices of Kevin Cortright
Bankruptcy is when you lawfully proclaim that you can no longer repay your debts. Individuals have the option of either proclaiming chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcies, depending on the intensities of their debts and the incomes being made.

Weigh the Benefits and Drawbacks Prior to Proclaiming Bankruptcy

March 31, 2014     By Law Offices of Kevin Cortright
Bankruptcy takes place when a procedure is started where a debtor obtains court bought relief from needing to settle his/her debts.

Evidence to Preserve After a Car Accident

March 31, 2014     By Law Office of Julie Johnson, PLLC
Every car accident claim needs a strong foundation of evidence to establish fault for the crash and show the extent of the damages you or your loved one suffered. There are many types of evidence to collect and there’s really no such thing as “too much evidence” as long as it contributes positive, relevant information to your claim.