Civil Rights Law Articles

Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Civil Rights.

Cops, Guns, and Marijuana in Hawaii

  December 15, 2017     By Hebets & McCallin
Medical marijuana has been legal in Hawaii for quite some time, and as with most medical states, this means screening individuals to allow them...
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Car Dealer Ran Several Hard Credit Checks Without my Consent – Is that Legal?

  December 8, 2017     By HG.org
When attempting to lease or purchase a vehicle, many individuals travel to local car dealerships, and it is then that some negative behavior may...

Sex Orientation Trumps Faith in Two Landmark Discrimination Cases

  December 8, 2017     By Giambrone Law
Discrimination for whatever reason is generally wholly disapproved of and there is legislation to prevent a raft of different forms of...

Abusive Clauses in Mortgages in Spain: The “Ground Clause”

  December 8, 2017     By Giambrone Law
Spanish regulation of mortgages and consumers’ rights is under revision. Recent judgments of the Supreme Court of Spain and the European Court...

My Ex Harassed and Stalked Me Using His Employer’s Computer. Do I Have a Case against the Employer?

  December 6, 2017     By HG.org
When someone is harassed by and individual through a work computer, it is possible that the employer is held liable in these instances due to...

Transatlantic Privacy Laws Regarding Data

  By HG.org
Information in other countries may not be protected as it is in the United States. The privacy laws regarding data are different, and the...

The Geo-Blocking of Digital Media in the EU Will Soon Belong in the Past

  December 5, 2017     By Peeters Advocaten-Avocats
Netflix subscribers have most likely already had the experience of not being able to watch their TV shows or movies during a stay in another EU...

Contesting the Use of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory Testing in New Jersey Criminal Cases

  December 4, 2017     By HG.org
Like several other states, New Jersey may use the Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III (MCMI-III) when evaluating a defendant. However,...

Use of Force Experts Testify in Police Brutality Cases

  November 22, 2017     By HG.org
Police brutality cases are often experienced when officers are not trained properly, have been subjected to pressure or abuse in their lives or...

Legal Problems of Alcoholism and Drugs Assumption in UAE

  November 22, 2017     By Hassan Elhais
Any person found selling, buying or acquiring alcoholic drinks without a valid alcohol license shall be punished under Law on Alcoholic Beverage...

Airbnb Is Asking for User Verification - Is this a Violation of My Privacy?

  November 20, 2017     By HG.org
The ability to authenticate an account is important for many businesses, and this could involve possible complications when a mass of members...

HIPPA Violation: Non-Medical Staff Accessed and Shared Medical Records. Who Do I Sue?

  November 20, 2017     By HG.org
When a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act occurs, severe penalties may be issued against the perpetrator when...

Can We Sue a Website like Airbnb if They Are Hacked and Personal Information Is Stolen?

  November 15, 2017     By HG.org
When a website is hacked, and the user account information is stolen, the question becomes who is responsible, and then the matter shift into if...

New Cybersecurity Executive Order Imposes Additional Requirements on Government Contractors

  November 14, 2017     By HG.org
Government contracts are complicated when certain procedures must be included alongside the regulatory hurdles that must be passed after the...

Data Privacy Cases Pending in Front of U.S. Supreme Court

  November 14, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The United States Supreme Court will decide whether American courts can issue warrants for data stored on servers overseas.

Possible Actions for Expert Witnesses on Equifax Data Breach

  November 14, 2017     By HG.org
The Equifax data breach caused several million individuals complications when private information was released online to various locations with...

What Are My Options When My Car Is a Lemon?

  November 10, 2017     By Neale & Fhima, LLP
Before you can exercise any of your rights under California's lemon laws, you must first make sure that your vehicle actually qualifies as a...

Reliable and Accurate Forensic Testing at Risk under Attorney General Sessions

  November 8, 2017     By Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
Several of my law firm colleagues and I, as well as others in the criminal defense bar in Wisconsin, regularly deal with DNA and other trace...

EU Privacy – Which Jurisdiction Applies?

  November 6, 2017     By Barnea & Co. Law Offices
In an opinion issued to the European Court of Justice, the Advocate General of the Court stated that according to current legislation, any data...

Revision of the Regulations Requiring Websites and Applications to be Accessible for People with Disabilities in Israel

  November 6, 2017     By Barnea & Co. Law Offices
The Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee recently approved a comprehensive revision of Regulation 35 of the Accessibility to Online...

The Attachment of Bank Accounts in Cross-Border Cases According to the European Regulation 655/2014

  November 3, 2017     By Dafni Siopi & Associates
The new European Regulation 655/2014 which establishes a European Account Preservation Order procedure to facilitate cross-border debt recovery...

The Polish Consumer Credit Act: Changes in the Way of Advertising Consumer Credit

  November 2, 2017     By Lewandowski Gradek Lewandowska IPLaw Office
We all know that the primary purpose of advertising is to encourage the consumer to purchase a particular product or service, but in the case of...

Lemon Laws in California

  November 1, 2017     By Neale & Fhima, LLP
What exactly is a lemon and what protections does the state of California provide consumers? Fortunately for consumers, the Song-Beverly Act is...

Drones and Privacy in Turkey

  October 31, 2017     By Serap Zuvin Law Offices
We had remote controlled cars when we were kids. By the time, we started seeing toys such as remote controlled aircraft, boats and helicopters...

What Benefits Is My Same-Sex Spouse or Domestic Partner Entitled to?

  By HG.org
Due to a number of important Supreme Court decisions in the 21st century, married same-sex spouses are entitled to a number of benefits that...

Discrimination by Commercial Landlord Based on Disclosed Religious Use of Property

  October 30, 2017     By HG.org
Religious discrimination may exist when a person seeking a commercial lease or hoping to buy a commercial site is denied the ability to complete...

Consider Recalls When Buying a Used Car

  October 27, 2017     By Neale & Fhima, LLP
While consumer groups are fighting to ban the sale of vehicles with open safety recalls, buyers need to take a few steps to protect themselves...

My Father Was Arrested for Money Laundering and I Don’t Know What to Do

  By HG.org
Question: My father was arrested for a money laundering case. I learned this through his colleagues. It has been about 21 days and we do not...

Vision Discrimination in the Workplace

Vision impairments including blindness are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Expert Witnesses Used in Police Shooting Cases

  October 24, 2017     By HG.org
Police shootings could involve innocent bystanders, criminals or those accused of illegal acts, and proving that the injuries sustained were...

Using an Expert Witness to Prove Police Brutality

  October 24, 2017     By HG.org
Police brutality is a constant issue that requires the help of an expert witness to prove it exists within the case, and the professional may...

Challenging a Warrantless Search by Police in a Constitutionally Protected Space

  October 23, 2017     By Stephen Gustitis, Attorney at Law
Warrantless searches by police of a place that is protected by the Fourth Amendment are presumptively unreasonable.

The Student Privacy Act in Texas

  October 12, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
One of the bills the Texas Legislature passed during 2017 was House Bill 2087, entitled the Student Privacy Act. The act protects data that a...

Using a Journalism Expert Witness in Civil Cases

  October 12, 2017     By HG.org
Journalism expert witnesses are hired when there are certain complications with the freedom of speech or when more information is needed in a...

Drawing Blood Without a Warrant

  By HG.org
The process of drawing blood without a warrant has been determined by the Supreme Court to be protected through the Fourth Amendment. There may...

"Making a Murderer" Mini-Series' Steven Avery Denied a New Trial

  October 10, 2017     By Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
This week the Circuit Court Judge of Sheboygan County considered whether to grant a new trial in the Steven Avery case; a case that captured the...

When Making a Movie Is Not Considered an Exercise of Free Speech

  October 5, 2017     By HG.org
Movies are a form of intellectual property because they embody the ideas of someone or a group of persons in video format. However, making...

Home Depot Fined for Selling Dangerous Products

Congress established the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in 1972 to protect consumers from dangerous household products.

Ethics Codes for Police

  September 22, 2017     By The MacMain Law Group, LLC
Most police officers enter the force highly motivated and enthusiastic with a true desire to serve the public.

Texas Voter ID Law Revived by Appeals Court

  September 20, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The attempt by the Texas Legislature to enact a voter ID law has been tangled in the courts ever since the effort began. 

Can I Get Back My Right to Vote after Being Convicted of a Felony?

  By HG.org
Restoring the civil rights of an individual is not as easy as filing a petition or going to an official agency and contacting someone, because...

How To Prevent an International Child Abduction of a Minor in Italy

When a parent suspects that the other parent (genitore) may illicitly carry away from Italy abroad their child (figlio) or he/she is afraid that...

What To Do If an Italian Child Is Carried Away Abroad Without Previous Express Consent of Other Parent

Discovering that his/her own child (figlio), Italian and resident (residente) in Italy, has been carried away abroad by the other parent without...

Social Networks and International Law

  By HG.org
International social networks are constantly changing and adapting to the responses and needs of various citizens through several countries....

Brighton Declaration and Human Rights

  By HG.org
A conference held in Brighton brought together 47 member states of the Council of Europe so that the issue of human rights could be discussed...

Five Steps to Take if You Are a Victim of Identity Theft

  By HG.org
Unfortunately when someone realizes that he or she is a victim of identity theft, this is usually become some negative result has already...

Is it Dealer Fraud if the Dealer did not Disclose a Salvage Title?

  By HG.org
Car dealership fraud is possible through a number of activities and actions taken by the company. One of these is when the business does not...

Used Car Seller Did Not Tell Me the Warranties Expired – Is this Dealer Fraud?

  By HG.org
Fraud with an auto dealer may be committed when the employees have practiced unfair or unreasonable activity or are deceptive.

Concealed Carry Permit Holders and Public Transportation in Wisconsin

Milwaukee’s newest form of public transportation, the downtown street car, aims to connect commuters to Milwaukee’s thriving business district....

Car Dealership Altered the Financial Paperwork, Can I Get Out of the Deal?

  By HG.org
Many auto dealers file paperwork when someone comes in for a new deal. On the files that are recorded, there are certain fields that detail the...

Textalyzer to Help Combat Texting While Driving. But Is It Constitutional?

The dangers associated with texting and driving have prompted some states to take direct action to combat the issue. With the aid of Cellebrite,...

Judge Rejects Texas Voting Law Changes

A federal court judge has shot down changes to Texas voting laws for the second time. This same judge who first ruled against the law in 2014,...

Drawbacks of Suing to Enforce a Confidentiality Agreement and How a Lawyer Can Really Help

  By HG.org
Confidentiality agreements are often necessary for business transactions. They are the legally binding agreements between two parties which...

Will Police Spy on You Through Your Phone?

Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to review a case out of the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals that addresses Fourth Amendment rights and cell...

Privacy and the GDPR in Your Company in Belgium - It Is Time to Take Action

In less than a year before the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is time to take action.

Can Victims of Infringements of Competition Law Take Action for Damages in Belgium and the EU?

The law of 6 June 2017 facilitates the action for damages for victims of infringements of competition law.

What Kinds of Car Purchase Issues are Considered Auto Dealer Fraud?

  By HG.org
There are many different types of fraud that may be perpetuated by an auto dealer when working with a client seeking a new vehicle. These may be...

Warrants Required For GPS Tracking

U.S. vs. Jones is great news for private citizens and their criminal defense attorneys which requires warrants for GPS tracking devices.

A Primer on Search and Seizure Law

Search and seizure starts with probable cause. Police must have sufficient reason to believe the thing to be searched contains evidence before...

New Credit Card Law Pits Texas against Merchants and Financial Companies

During the regular session, the Texas Legislature passed a law allowing merchants to ask to see a photo ID when processing a credit card or...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) Continues to Focus on Informed Decisions

This month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) prevailed on a motion to dismiss brought by Navient, which was founded, at least...

The Constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) - Reinforced by Historical Precedent

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act [12 U.S.C. §...

Can We Continue to Afford the Luxury of the Death Penalty?

The death penalty consumes tremendous amounts of financial and labor resources. In fact, making the death penalty expensive is a key component...

Are You Required to Open the Door When the Police Are Knocking?

Whether or not to answer the door when police are knocking is a common question for lay persons concerned with understanding their rights and...

Remaining Silent Does Not Invoke Your Right to Remain Silent

The United State Supreme Court has ruled that simply remaining silent does not invoke one's right to silence. Instead, the right must be...

Recognition of Russian Court Decisions in Turkey

Under Turkish Law, there is a difference between recognition of foreign decision and enforcement of the decision. Applicant may ask recognition...

Can My Employee Say That?

With the recent “Google memo” fiasco in the news, many employers are questioning whether Google was permitted to fire one of its engineers over...

Toxic Mix between Employees and Social Media Use

  By HG.org
Social media has been utilized shortly after its inception by the company’s with owners that understand how it may be used to influence and...

Student Loan Dischargability: A Debtor Attorney’s Perspective

Student loan debt in the United States is the largest class of consumer debt today behind mortgages, and is higher than both credit card debt...

Are the Police Tracking My Phone

Stingray cases are working their way through the courts now. If you or others you know face a prosecution involving Stingray evidence or...

Can I Sleep in My Vehicle in Canada While Drunk?

The City of Victoria has a plan to deal with homelessness. Like so many lawmakers before them, city officials are trying to come with novel and...

When Can Police Search Your Cellphone in Canada?

You have been told you’re under arrest by police for an alleged crime. Now the officer at the scene wants to search your cellphone, and is even...

Ins and Outs of the Defend Trade Secrets Acts

  By HG.org
The Defend Trade Secrets Act was initially implemented as law in 2016. It provides for a federal, private, civil cause of action for any...

Can You Be Sued for Something You Post on Facebook?

  By HG.org
Since Facebook’s launch, millions of users have been drawn to the site to give friends updates, share pictures and reconnect. As such, it has...

Call-Blocking Apps Could Stop You from Winning Big Against RoboCalls

By Using Apps such as NOMOROBO. This will prevent you from earning money from these harassing robocalls. You may be entitled to stop and earn...

Yo-Yo Financing Tactics

  By HG.org
Yo-yo financing is detrimental to those affected by these situations, and it occurs through a deal with the car dealership when the financing...

Do I Have a Right to Ask the Dealer for a CarFax Report Before I Sign?

  By HG.org
When dealing with an auto dealership to purchase a vehicle, it may be possible to request a CarFax report. However, this may only be possible if...

The Warranty was Voided but It Did Not Show on CarFax Report. Is that Fraud?

  By HG.org
Carfax reports may not reveal all the details of a vehicle that is being sold. However, if reparations are not made with the company, those...

Offensive Trademarks and the First Amendment

  By HG.org
The protections afforded trademarks have extended to potentially offensive symbols, phrases and words. Using these brands with a trademark...

Ignorance of the Law is Now an Excuse for No Reasonable Suspicion

Under a new United States Supreme Court case, police officers can now use their ignorance of the law as an excuse for making a investigative...

Auto Dealer Fraud: When Is It Worth It to Hire a Lawyer?

  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,...

Disparagement Law, the Patriot Act and the Food Industry

  By HG.org
The United State Patriot Act was implemented to prevent and counteract terrorism in the country. Law enforcement officers and agencies are...

Disparagement Law and Your Reviews on the Internet

  By HG.org
Congress has decreed even though disparagement laws protect businesses from statements that may harm profits and revenue, the individual is able...

Is the Patriot Act Applied to the Food Industry Constitutional?

  By HG.org
Many believe that the Constitution of the United States is under attack by new regulations, laws and changes to rules that affect the civil...

What Should be Done to Fight the Patriot Act Applied to the Food Industry?

  By HG.org
Because of the Patriot Act and other laws that govern the food industry, it is not legal to provide statements and information that could affect...

When a Trademark is Considered Offensive

  By HG.org
Before modifications were made to trademark application and acquirement for intellectual property protections, it was not possible to obtain a...

Law Enforcement Needs a Warrant to Search Your Cell Phone

In 2014, a landmark US Supreme Court decision required law enforcement officers to obtain a warrant before searching through an arrestee’s cell...

Police Tried to Forcefully Take my Cellphone When I Demanded a Lawyer

  By HG.org
Law enforcement officers are provided a number of actions before a lawyer may be called. However, if questions are initiated through an...

Dealer did not Pay Off my Trade-In, Is that a Crime?

  By HG.org
Persons that make deals with dealerships often come out on the losing end, and this causes plenty of strife that is usually unnecessary....

Federal Law and Consumer Credit Scores

With the exception of your Social Security number, no other number has more of an impact on your life than the impact made by your credit score....

Dismissal with the Option of Altered Conditions of Employment Needs to Be Sufficiently Precise in Germany

In the case of dismissal with the option of altered conditions of employment, the offer to continue the employment relationship needs to clearly...

China Solicits Opinions Concerning Exportation of Personal Information and Important Data

  By MMLC Group
As China's new Cyber Law kicks off, multinationals are turning their attention to compliance issues, including data transfer issues. This...

Getting Your Name Off the No-Fly List

  By HG.org
Getting blacklisted at an airport is often confusing. There are certain specifics that are provided to United States citizens in how this occurs...

Fair Housing Complications and What to Look For

  By HG.org
State and federal regulations comply with the Fair Housing Act as implemented throughout the United States so that buyers or renters of a...

Expert Witness on Illegal Debt Collection Practices

  By HG.org
When someone owes money to a debtor, this account is often referred to a debt collector. Debt collectors must follow federal law and state law...

Privacy and Data Protection in China - Latest Developments

  By MMLC Group
[With] the new Chinese Cyberlaw, as well as recent proclamations by the Supreme People's Court and other Chinese government agencies working in...

Avoiding DUI Checkpoints and Roadblocks

With over 75% of states permitting DUI checkpoints, knowing how to avoid passing through a roadblock is highly important. Also, knowing that you...

How to Stop Your Driver's License from Being Suspended in Georgia

Virtually 100% of all DUI arrests triggers an immediate confiscation of the driver license, under Georgia implied consent law. Whether the...

Exceptional Notice of Dismissal Effective if There Is Video Evidence in Germany

Even covert video footage can potentially justify exceptional notice of dismissal. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG),...

Purchase of Further Tax CDs Possible – Voluntary Disclosure for Tax Evasion in Germany

Since 2010, the German exchequer has reeled in a nationwide total of around six billion euros by way of voluntary declarations for tax evasion....


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