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Traffic Ticket Lawyers - When DO I Need One?

  February 18, 2018     By HG.org
Traffic tickets are a common nuisance that many face when driving in the wrong place before a law enforcement officer does his or her rounds and...
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In the Wake of Harvey Federal Money to Pay for Water Projects in Texas

  February 16, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
The National Hurricane Center has concluded that Hurricane Harvey, which flooded the Texas Gulf Coast last August, was the worst rain storm ever...

SpaceX Wants $5 Million More for the Boca Chica Spaceport in Texas

  February 16, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
SpaceX, which has been building a spaceport at Boca Chica near Brownsville, is asking the state of Texas for $5 million more to help pay for...

Punishment for Possession of a Controlled Substance in Virginia

  February 15, 2018     By SRIS Law Group, PC
According to the Virginia code, section §54.1 – 3401, the controlled substance in Virginia is “a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in...

Premises Liability Injuries in Washington DC

  February 15, 2018     By HG.org
Premises liability involves another’s property possessing various hazards and dangers that harm a person when he or she is on the land or in the...

Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Virginia

  February 15, 2018     By SRIS Law Group, PC
According to the state of Virginia, based on the circumstances hit and run is a felony or misdemeanor crime, and it's very serious charge.

Small Businesses and Disposal of Hazardous Waste

  February 13, 2018     By HG.org
While working under the United States Environmental Protection Agency and ensuring that all guidelines are in adherence, the small business...

What to Do When in Receipt of a Massachusetts G.L. 93A Consumer Protection Demand Letter

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
Massachusetts has a very powerful and comprehensive consumer protection statute that allows consumers to file a lawsuit against a business for...

Third-Party Software Licensing Agreements in Federal Contract Bids

  February 12, 2018     By HG.org
To remain in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and properly handle federal contracts, the company must ensure that third-party...

The Department of Labor Issues New Guidelines When Hiring Interns

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
In reaction to very recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Benjamin v B & H Education, Inc, the United States Department of...

Steps to Take to Secure Your Family Law Goals in Florida Cases

  February 12, 2018     By HG.org
Some steps that you should take to secure your family law goals in your Florida case include:

How to Draft a Consumer Protection Demand Letter under Massachusetts G.L.C.93A, Sec. 9

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
Litigation involving claims of unfair or deceptive business practices under Chapter 93A is, to say the least, a frequent occurrence in...

Massachusetts Welcomes the Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act on April 18, 2018

  February 12, 2018     By Katz Law Group, P.C.
On April 2, 2018, "An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"( "PWFA") becomes law. With this new law comes new...

False Identification Law in Virginia

  February 9, 2018     By HG.org
Sometimes students or other underaged individuals may procure false identification to buy cigarettes, buy alcohol or gain admission to locations...

Texas Governor Proposes New Property Tax Reform Measure

  February 9, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
One of the vexing problems that the Texas Legislature has failed to address is the tendency of property taxes to increase every year, often...

Changes to the Illinois Retail Theft Laws

  February 9, 2018     By HG.org
Illinois lawmakers have recently enacted changes to the retail theft laws in the state. The changes were made to the definition of the crime, as...

Small Business' Need for Defending Size Protests

  February 9, 2018     By HG.org
Small businesses need to defend and appeal protests against the size of the company when acquiring certain government and other agency...

Financial Accounting Standards Board Implements New Accounting Standards

  February 8, 2018     By HG.org
The accounting standards managed through the private-sector organization created the Financial Accounting Standards Board or the FASB for proper...

Online Gaming Trading Cards: Do U.S. States' Laws Regarding Abandoned Property Apply?

  February 2, 2018     By HG.org
Online gaming may present various problems to litigation and criminal violations depending on numerous factors that may occur with certain...

Regulatory Taking Cases

  February 2, 2018     By HG.org
When the government has seized the land of another, this involves regulatory taking, and these cases are complex with various parts that may...

Can Denver’s Ban on Bump Stocks Affect Mass Shooting Casualties?

  February 1, 2018     By Hebets & McCallin
On Monday, January 22, 2018, Denver became one of just a few cities in the country so far to ban bump stocks. Across the country, city and state...

Certification Issues for 8(a) Contractors Who Have Multiple Awards

  January 31, 2018     By HG.org
Small businesses may have multiple awards that provided to subcontractors when they are eligible for program participation with certain jobs....

Factors to Consider When Borrowing under the SBA’s 7(a) Lending Program

  January 30, 2018     By HG.org
The Small Business Administration 7(a) loans are the primary source that small business owners seek to finance a business venture throughout the...

Important Limitations on Subcontracting You Need to Know

  January 26, 2018     By HG.org
Subcontractors to a company, contracting agency or working with an individual have limitations in what work may be completed based on the...

Sales Tax Surge to Help Texas to Keep Its Books in Balance

  January 22, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Keeping the books of the state of Texas balanced can be something of a challenge. The past session of the Texas Legislature balanced the 2018-19...

Immigration Crackdown Destroying Families

  January 19, 2018     By Hebets & McCallin
When the Trump administration announced its crackdown on immigration the motivation behind it was twofold, to reduce the number of immigrants...

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act for Small Business Owners

  January 17, 2018     By HG.org
To remove, transport and eradicate waste, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act or RCRA was implemented for these controls and to ensure...

Cybersecurity Federal Acquisition Regulation Clauses in Government Contracts

  January 17, 2018     By HG.org
When contracting with the federal government in a business deal, the Federal Acquisition Regulation has strict standards in cybersecurity and...

Avoiding Common Problems in Subcontracting

  January 16, 2018     By HG.org
Subcontracting business to another individual or agency is important for small businesses and certain contractors for various tasks. However, it...

New York’s Highest Court Expands Availability of Punitive Damages under the New York City Human Rights Law

  January 16, 2018     By Law Offices of David S. Rich, LLC
New York City Wrongful Termination Attorney David S. Rich explains that New York's court of last resort recently lowered the standard for...

Importance of Small Business Subcontracting Plans

  January 15, 2018     By HG.org
Small businesses work with subcontractors and contractors to ensure projects are completed on time and through various tasks delegated as needed...

How the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act Can Affect California Real Estate Investments

  January 11, 2018     By Bona Law PC
California offers a vast array of opportunities for real estate investors from around the world. In the San Diego area, for example, investors...

New Procedure of Ship-Arrest in Ukraine

  January 9, 2018     By CPS Attorneys
The new procedure of ship-arrest in Ukraine came into force since 15/12/2017.

Drug Mandatory Minimum Sentencing: Not Safe with Safety Valve

  January 3, 2018     By The Law Office of Russell S. Babcock
As any federal criminal law practitioner knows, there are a daunting set of mandatory minimum offenses in the federal law that trump any other...

Why It Is Essential to Know about the Punishment for Reckless Driving in Fairfax, Virginia

  January 3, 2018     By SRIS Law Group, PC
In Fairfax Virginia Reckless Driving is very serious crime and it's very punishable. dozen punishments for reckless driving in Fairfax VA, ax...

Do I Need a Lawyer for Reckless Driving in Virginia?

  January 3, 2018     By SRIS Law Group, PC
If you are charged with a reckless driving ticket, you should immediately contact a reckless driving lawyer in Virginia. He/she will guide you...

Is Reckless Driving a Criminal Offense in Virginia?

  January 3, 2018     By SRIS Law Group, PC
Reckless driving is a major traffic violation in Virginia. It's a very punishable criminal case.

Banning Red Light Cameras in Texas

  January 2, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Many communities in the state of Texas have installed red light cameras at busy intersections. These cameras take a picture of the license plate...

New STAAR Test Guidelines Issued in Texas in the Wake of Harvey

  January 2, 2018     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Harvey disrupted a great many aspects of Texas life, not the least of which was education. Many schools in the area affected by Texas were...

How Will My SBA Disaster Loan Affect My Taxes?

  December 29, 2017     By HG.org
Someone requires a Small Business Administration loan with low-interest for disasters such as the California wildfires and floods in Louisiana...

Delay Claims, Changed Conditions Claims and Extra Work Claims in California Public Contract Law

  By HG.org
Just like with private construction contracts, there may be unforeseen circumstances or other conditions that make it necessary for contractors...

SBA Proposes New Rules for Office of Hearings and Appeals to Contemplate CVE Appeals and Protests

  December 21, 2017     By HG.org
New rules have been proposed to enable contractors the ability to file protests with the Small Business Administration Office of Hearing and...

The Push for More Texas Toll Roads May Face Opposition in Legislature

  December 19, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
One of the problems that has accompanied the burgeoning population growth in the state of Texas has been highway congestion.

Could Missouri's New Expungement Law Help You Clean Up Your Criminal Record?

  December 13, 2017     By The O'Connor Law Firm, PC
Missouri Senate Bill 588 (also referred to as SB 588) goes into effect on January 1st of 2018. If you have been convicted of a crime, how may...

Filing a Small Claim When the Subject Matter Is in a Different State

  December 11, 2017     By HG.org
Small claims courts provide an abbreviated version of litigating a case when parties are involved in a dispute. However, there are limitations...

Deletion, Disposal or Anonymization of Personal Data in Turkey

  December 8, 2017     By Serap Zuvin Law Offices
Data protection has become a significant concern due to the increased use of technology. Turkey took its shape in this progress and enacted...

Effects of State of Emergency Law in Turkey on Prison Sentences Under Criminal Execution Laws

  December 7, 2017     By ADMD Law Office
With the Statutory Decree No.671 dated August 17, 2016, and the recent changes with Regulations No.29987 and No.29824 on Regulation Regarding an...

Drafting Protest Provisions in Teaming Agreements

  By HG.org
Drafting and negotiating provisions in teaming agreements can be complex in many situations. These agreements attempt to address the duties,...

Texas Schools Hit by Hurricane Harvey Plead for Exemption from School Accountability Ratings

  December 5, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
One of the lingering effects of Hurricane Harvey, which drenched a great deal of the Texas Gulf Coast centered on the Houston-Galveston area,...

State Funded Network of Sensors Begins to Track Fracking Related Earthquakes in Texas

  December 5, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Houston Public Media is reporting that a network of seismology sensors, partly funded by the state of Texas, is up and running. The TexNet...

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

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

Yes, Urban Area Is Transforming in Turkey; But How about the Elaboration of Risks?

  December 4, 2017     By Serap Zuvin Law Offices
As a rapidly developing country with an emerging economy, Turkey spends substantial efforts to increase its activities in a variety of sectors;...

Executive Order Implements Domestic Preference for Federal Procurement and Federally-Funded Projects

  By HG.org
Domestic preferences in having American made products for contracts and federally-funded projects could disrupt the sales, increase prices and...

Threat of Whistleblowers to Federal Contractors

  December 4, 2017     By HG.org
Whistleblowers are often helpful in uncovering problems, laws broken, violations in regulations, and similar complications within a business....

Can the Government Make You Keep Your Invention a Secret Without Compensating You?

  By HG.org
The government has suppressed many patents and other similar items in the name of national security, and this has created various problems for...

Government Accountability Office Recommends Leasing Practice for Foreign-Owned Real Estate

  November 30, 2017     By HG.org
Real estate in other countries that is owned by citizens both in and from the United States is affected by taxation and other situations such as...

Can Suing the U.S. Attorney General Make Medical Marijuana Legal?

  November 30, 2017     By Hebets & McCallin
Alexis Bortell is a 12 year old girl who suffers from epilepsy. Most of her life she experienced frequent seizures and the treatments she used...

How Contractors Can Prepare for a Government Shutdown

  By HG.org
If a contractor with a project has already begun work, he or she may need to implement additional measures in case there is a government...

What Should I Do after a Commercial Truck Accident in Texas?

  November 28, 2017     By HG.org
Every year, more than 500,000 commercial truck accidents occur. These vehicles weigh several tons, increasing the likelihood that any accident...

Texas DMV Revokes Registrations and Titles for Dune Buggies and Sand Rails

  November 27, 2017     By The Posey Law Firm, PC
Autoweek is reporting that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has decided to revoke the titles and registrations of dune buggies and...

How Criminal Justice Reform Is Changing the Political Landscape

The government’s approach to criminal justice has changed dramatically in recent history. In 1994, President Bill Clinton led the charge in an...

Inadequate Road Signage Contributed to Accident – Can I Sue the City or State?

  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

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

  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

  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?

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

  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

  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?

  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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

  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

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?

  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

  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

  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?

  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?

  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

  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

  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?

  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

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

  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?

  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

Sex offender registration requirements make the sex offender stigma more tenacious than any other criminal charge.

How Lawyers Help in Administrative Appeals

  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

  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

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?

  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

  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

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

  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

  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

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

Twenty years ago, over $4 billion was paid to victims who became sick from silicone and other toxic chemicals leaking from their silicone breast...


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