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How Criminal Justice Reform Is Changing the Political Landscape

  November 15, 2017     By Blackford & Flohr, LLC
The government’s approach to criminal justice has changed dramatically in recent history. In 1994, President Bill Clinton led the charge in an...
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Inadequate Road Signage Contributed to Accident – Can I Sue the City or State?

  November 15, 2017     By HG.org
Road construction and deterioration often affects drivers to the point that a car crash occurs, and the damage may be significant or include...

Texas Lawmakers to Look at Criminal Prosecution of People in Debt to Rent to Own Companies

  November 14, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Usually, when an individual has a payment dispute with a business, the matter is ultimately settled in a civil court.

Domestic Products Preferred in Contracts with the Federal Government

  November 14, 2017     By HG.org
During certain Presidential Administrations, there are certain preferences in domestic products for contracts awarded to businesses that work...

Medical Marijuana: A Growing Industry

  November 13, 2017     By HG.org
For states where marijuana is legal as a medicinal alternative or the only necessary drug, the industry is growing far past what was estimated...

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...

Nursing License Suspended Due to Disciplinary Action: Renewal with Legal Assistance

  November 8, 2017     By HG.org
When a professional must go through a disciplinary meeting because an issue has arisen that causes his or her license suspension, he or she may...

Business Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

  November 7, 2017     By HG.org
The enactment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in 1977 makes it illegal for certain classes of persons and entities to make payments to...

Active Duty Service Members – Where Should I File for Divorce?

  November 7, 2017     By HG.org
When someone is part of the armed forces, there are unique rules regarding the divorce process that apply to the servicemember and his or her...

New Texas Legislation Provides Consumer Protections Concerning Freestanding ERs

  November 6, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
As the Texas Tribune reports, a couple of pieces of legislation recently passed into law in Austin will provide considerable protection for...

Federal and State Agency Hearing Defense for San Diego Employers

  November 6, 2017     By Watkins Firm, A Professional Corporation
Employers in San Diego and across California face an ever-increasing landscape of employee based claims and litigation. Federal cases with the...

OSHA Cites Aluminum Manufacturer for History of Safety Violations

  November 6, 2017     By d'Oliveira & Associates
The New Jersey aluminum manufacturing company has been cited for over 50 safety violations since 2011.

Factors Considered When Determining Liability in a Slip and Fall Minnesota Case

  November 3, 2017     By HG.org
When slip and fall incidents occur within Minnesota, it is important for the victim to know what factors are considered for liability. Through...

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...

Workers' Compensation for Non-Military Government Contractors Injured Overseas

  October 30, 2017     By HG.org
Government contractors may be hired to rebuild countries after a war or natural disaster. They may build bridges, transport supplies to villages...

New Law in Texas Helps Charter Schools Maintain Facilities

  October 25, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The Texas Tribune is reporting that, thanks to a new school finance law, House Bill 21, Texas charter schools will get funding for leasing and...

Are Veteran Disability Benefits Available If I Was Injured During My Service?

  October 24, 2017     By HG.org
Veterans that have been on active or inactive duty may receive disability benefits depending on certain circumstances. Knowing which situations...

How to Form a Municipality

  October 23, 2017     By HG.org
Creating a new town is complicated, takes time and involves numerous persons. Paperwork, documentation and various online sources are used to...

Protection for Intelligence Agency Whistleblowers

  October 20, 2017     By HG.org
Whistleblowers in the intelligence agency locations could require additional protections after the supervisors or management have been exposed...

Can a Social Worker End Protective Service Against a Doctor’s Recommendation?

  October 19, 2017     By HG.org
Ending protective service for a person or child requires knowing the situation fully and if it is in the best interests of the individual. Doing...

What are my Options to Repay Unpaid Sales Tax Debt?

  October 18, 2017     By HG.org
Unpaid taxes are potentially dangerous to the individual or company. It is imperative that one of several options is taken to ensure this tax...

The Doctrine of Stare Decisis in Administrative Law

  October 17, 2017     By HG.org
Stare decisis relies upon precedent in cases, and this applies to administrative law where one matter for an individual or agency with the...

Increase in Penalties for Employment Eligibility Form I-9 Violations

  October 13, 2017     By HG.org
Increases in enforcement for the Immigration Reform and Control Act violations affect employees that work as non-home office workers. Many of...

What Are the Different Types of Veteran Disability Benefits?

  October 13, 2017     By HG.org
Veteran disability benefits are compensation methods used to provide monetary assistance to persons that have been in war. These are to...

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...

No-Pets Policy and Emotional Support Animals

  October 10, 2017     By HG.org
The right to have an emotional support animal often depends on if the individual has a disability or if the emotional support animal is to...

What Types of Veterans’ Benefits Can I Receive if Injured while in Service?

  October 10, 2017     By HG.org
Soldiers are injured while in service constantly, and these injuries frequently place them in a disability status or may lead to their removal...

Sex Offender Registration

  October 10, 2017     By Stephen Gustitis, Attorney at Law
Sex offender registration requirements make the sex offender stigma more tenacious than any other criminal charge.

How Lawyers Help in Administrative Appeals

  October 6, 2017     By HG.org
Administrative actions and decisions made in various companies, businesses, organizations and through groups that affect individuals and others...

Bidding Process on a Federal Government Contract

  October 5, 2017     By HG.org
When a company has a product or service to sell, the owner may consider contracting with the United States government or a federal agency. When...

Battle Rages Over NYC's Construction Safety Act

  October 4, 2017     By Edelman & Edelman, P.C.
Construction is arguably one of the most dangerous industries in which to work, if not the most dangerous -- particularly in New York. In fact,...

What Does Administrative Law Encompass?

  October 4, 2017     By HG.org
The facets of administrative law are broad and wide, as this type of law covers various different practices. Administrative legal systems...

Utilizing the Federal Acquisition Regulation when Contracting with the Federal Government

  October 3, 2017     By HG.org
Federal government contracts require several provisions with small and larger companies that have an arrangement for business transactions....

Texas Law Makers Mull Flood Control Projects for Houston

  October 3, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
According to the Texas Tribune, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and a number of Texas Republican leaders are eying a number of long-delayed flood projects...

Safe Harbor Provisions for Copyright Infringement

  October 2, 2017     By HG.org
Copyright infringement is easy to accomplish in the age of the computer and electronics. However, finding a safe haven through various...

California Uniform Trade Secrets Act Compared to the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act

  September 28, 2017     By HG.org
The Defend Trade Secrets Act was implemented in 2016 so that trade secrets are defined as a singular understandable item across the nation....

Is It Too late to Sue: Statutes of Limitation and Repose in Michigan

  September 28, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
Lawyers receive calls every day from people who are injured but waited too long to sue. Don't sleep on your rights. There are time limits that...

FDA Acknowledges Link Between Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

  September 28, 2017     By Hoffer & Sheremet, PLC
Twenty years ago, over $4 billion was paid to victims who became sick from silicone and other toxic chemicals leaking from their silicone breast...

Sessions Continues to Threaten Legal Marijuana

  September 28, 2017     By Hebets & McCallin
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made no secret about his attitude towards marijuana, he is vehemently opposed. Since his appointment there...

How to Avoid Claims of Professional Malpractice

  September 27, 2017     By HG.org
Legal malpractice claims arise when the professional for a client has acted in a manner that is counter to what should be done with a good...

Medical Marijuana Law in Texas Goes into Effect

  September 25, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that because of a recent medical marijuana law passed by the Texas Legislature, pot is going to be...

How to Handle Claims of Practicing Medicine Without a License

  September 25, 2017     By HG.org
It is unlawful for any person to practice medicine without an active license. This means that if the person has been discovered doing so, he or...

UAE Labour Law: How to Resolve A Labor Dispute

  September 25, 2017     By HHS Lawyers & Legal Consultants
In the United Arab Emirates, it is essential that you know your rights as an employee or you are at least familiar with some of the things in...

The Requirements of an HSR Antitrust Filing for a Merger or Acquisition in the United States

  September 25, 2017     By Bona Law PC
In the United States, mergers and acquisitions involving companies of a certain size must be reviewed by one of the competition authorities—the...

Why You Need an Administrative Law Lawyer

  By HG.org
Because government regulations and legislation changes constantly, an administrative law lawyer is needed to assist with these matters. This...

Safeguard Your Professional License from Disciplinary Complaints

  September 20, 2017     By HG.org
It is possible to protect the professional license of a person through liability insurance so that disciplinary complaints do not affect the...

Complexities Involved in Administrative Cases

  By HG.org
An administrative case arises due to a state authority and an individual having a problem. Because of the internal and potential for a court...

How To Settle a Tenancy Dispute Case in Dubai

  September 18, 2017     By HHS Lawyers & Legal Consultants
The Tenancy Law or Law No. 33 or 2008 is the Regulating Relationship Between Landlords and Tenants in the Emirate of Dubai that is associated...

Newest Technological Sensation: Drones and Their Regulation in the EU

  September 13, 2017     By Serap Zuvin Law Offices
In the last decade, the world has experienced new highs in technological developments. Fast growing technology throwing new devices into...

Texas Governor Abbott Rules Out Special Session for Harvey Relief

  September 6, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
With Hurricane Harvey having ravaged much of the Texas Gulf Coast, having caused tens of billions of dollars in damage and having affected the...

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

  September 1, 2017     By Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP
The dangers associated with texting and driving have prompted some states to take direct action to combat the issue. With the aid of Cellebrite,...

How to Appeal a Professional License Matter

  By HG.org
Various actions while working may incur a hearing with the department officials or board in the corresponding company where the incident...

Judge Rejects Texas Voting Law Changes

  August 31, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
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,...

When Can a Nursing License be Taken Away?

  August 31, 2017     By HG.org
There are various ways a nursing professional may lose his or her license in the medical world. In order to keep this form occurring, it is best...

Compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation for Contracts with the U.S. Government

  By HG.org
When a company has been contracted to the United States Government, there are often various regulatory hurdles to jump through by the owners or...

Requesting the Appropriate Route of Review in Administrative Cases

  By HG.org
When an administrative case needs a request for the appropriate route of review, it is important to contact the agency official of the...

Why President Eisenhower’s Dire Warning Is Still Relevant

  August 30, 2017     By Louthian Law Firm, P.A. - Whistleblower Lawyer
It’s been well over five decades since the sitting President of the United States issued a grave warning to his fellow Americans as part of his...

Judges: Appointed v. Elected

  August 29, 2017     By Stephen Gustitis, Attorney at Law
We are taught from a young age that the best form of government is one that we the people elect. Is electing judges the best way?

Bringing a Lawsuit Against the Police for Brutality

  By HG.org
The injuries suffered by victims of police brutality may be extensive and require several medical procedures that are expensive and may not be...

Amendments to the Texas Expungement Statute May Help Clients Erase More Mistakes

  August 28, 2017     By Stephen Gustitis, Attorney at Law
Changes to the Texas expungement statute may open opportunity for persons to expunge individual offenses arising from the same arrest event.

The Process of Administrative Appeals

  By HG.org
The Freedom of Information Act is connected to administrative appeals processes when benefits or records have been denied. The next step may be...

New Credit Card Law Pits Texas against Merchants and Financial Companies

  August 28, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
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...

Will Texas H.B. 3016 Change the Way Criminal Lawyers Defend DWI Cases?

A new Texas law provides for sealing certain DWI convictions. The question is whether the new law will change the way criminal defense lawyers...

Pennsylvania's Ruling on the Impairment Evaluation Process for Workers' Compensation Claims

Last month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the state’s current impairment rating process used to gauge injuries for Workers’...

Risks in Boards of Directors’ Work in Israel

“How did the board approve this?” Headlines like this pop up each time it is announced the Israel Securities Authority is investigating a public...

The Process of Administrative Appeals

  By HG.org
The Freedom of Information Act is connected to administrative appeals processes when benefits or records have been denied. The next step may be...

Can You Legally Smoke Marijuana in Federally Subsidized Housing?

  By HG.org
There are multiple states that permit the smoking of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use when at home. These laws do not usually extend...

Proposed Dark Store Legislation in Wisconsin Puts a Thumb on the Scale of Fairness

Max Baucus once said that “Tax complexity itself is a kind of a tax.” That statement is true in many ways.

Anti-Corruption Act in Brazil

  By HG.org
Brazil enacted a Bill of Law also called the Anticorruption Law that puts civil and administrative liability onto companies and organizations...

Compensation of Damages for Foreign Victims Due to Terror under Turkish Law

Within the scope of the Law No. 5233 on the Compensation of Damages Resulting from Terrorism and the Fight against Terrorism, the damages of our...

Texas Legislative Bill Submitted to Shore up the Teachers Retirement System Health Plan

The Texas Teachers Retirement System has a health care plan that has become insolvent and, without an extra infusion of cash and more...

Implied Consent Law after Drunk Driving Arrest Confuses & Confounds Drivers; Loss of Driver License

Every person who gets a driver's license in America is subject to having his or her driving privileges taken, if he or she refuses to take the...

Legislation Regarding Marriage by Minors in NY and NJ

Marriage by minors has been in the news recently as some states introduced legislation aimed at prohibiting child marriage. Until now in New...

Can Anyone Stop Me From Putting Up a Satellite Dish?

  By HG.org
As options for television channels have increased, satellite TV has become a very popular alternative to cable. Unfortunately, to receive these...

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...

Asserting Legal Professional Privilege for Internal Investigations

  By HG.org
In order to asset the legal professional privilege clients are entitled to for most legal matters, this means that the communications between...

FTC’s Role in Promulgating Laws about Digital Marketing

  By HG.org
Digital marketing and an online presence are utilized by many companies to take advantage of the growing need for the internet connection to an...

What Is Government Fraud?

  By HG.org
Government fraud may be classified as an illegal action that has been committed intentionally in order to shift government funds to another...

Helping Your Widowed Parent Organize Their Assets

The loss of a loved one can be devastating, especially when it is a parent. In order to help your elderly parent cope with the passing of his or...

Measure Nullifying Local Ordinances Regulating Cell Phone Usage while Driving To Be Considered in Texas

During the regular session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers passed a state-wide ban on texting while driving. Now Gov. Gregg Abbott would...

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...

Privatizing the Patriot Act: The Criminalization of Environmental and Animal Protectionists

  By HG.org
The United States Patriot Act was implemented in 2001, and it has given law enforcement and other related agencies additional power to seek out,...

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...

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...

Measure Nullifying Local Ordinances Regulating Cell Phone Usage while Driving to Be Considered in Texas

During the regular session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers passed a state-wide ban on texting while driving. Now Gov. Gregg Abbott would...

Texas Voter Information for the Public and Private Sectors

Since the founding of the republic, state governments have dutifully interpreted federal laws in ways that have best suited their...

Protecting the Elderly in Texas

A state's elderly residents are among their most vulnerable residents. Recent Texas legislative issues/news announces a new state law scheduled...

Telemedicine Reform Bill Passed in Texas

One of the bills that the Texas Legislature passed in the last regular session legalized the practice of telemedicine.

Trucking Regulation Update

Updates on 2017 trucking regulations were recently presented at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Annual Conference in Cincinnati. The...

Unlawful Building in Italy

Unlawful building in Italy occurs whenever an urban intervention without the required license is undertaken. It constitutes an infringement both...

How Federal Debts May Affect Your SSD Paycheck

  By Herren Law
Now that you’ve gone through the Social Security disability process and started receiving your monthly benefits, you are free to use the money...

Texas Legislation: "Knife Reform" Passed

When the right to keep and bear arms is debated, the attention is usually focused on firearms. However, a growing “knife reform” movement is...

Apostille and the Hague Convention

The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (“Hague Convention”) is an international treaty,...

Is There Such a Thing as a Federal Defamation Claim?

  By HG.org
Defamation cases are often either clearly obvious or difficult to determine. There are a number of elements that must be proven in court for a...

Legal Mechanism of Extradition of Corruption Criminals

To create a legal mechanism of criminals’ extradition, first of all, we need to know some definitions as corruption, criminals and offender to...

Overview of the New Taxation Regime to Be Implemented in the UAE

It has been estimated that the introduction of a value-added tax (VAT) in the UAE will generate Dh12 billion of additional revenues.

Getting the Government on Your Side as a Whistleblower

A whistleblower is a person who brings to light information that uncovers fraud, criminal activity or other wrongdoing. Whistleblower claims are...

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Funding Problem

In theory, as well as in public support, Texas Parks and Wildlife funding is essential. The funds are garnered through a sporting good sales tax...


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