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  • Rental Housing and ADA Compliance

    Violations of the Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act could lead to the property owner, landlord or renting agency to face severe consequences in fines and other punishments. It is important that any property deemed worthy of rent or lease has provisions for the ADA and those that need these conditions.

  • Disabled Military Retirees May Pay Less to Ex-Spouses - U.S. Supreme Court Rules

    Changes in regulations for various types of pay and compensation reduce or increase often based on the rulings that occur through district and supreme courts. In the newest ruling, the amounts that military retired service members pay to spouses that divorced prior to or during retirement may decrease to support the veteran more and the ex-spouse less.

  • Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination

    A recent investigation reveals that dozens of employers, including Amazon, Target, Goldman Sachs and Facebook itself, placed recruitment advertisements on Facebook that could only be viewed by particular age groups.

  • Regulatory Taking Cases

    When the government has seized the land of another, this involves regulatory taking, and these cases are complex with various parts that may require explanation. Some issues that popup in the claims of individual land and property owners include property boundaries, the taking of too much land and nonpayment of seizure.

  • Ninth Circuit Reverses Decision to Prohibit Expert Witness Testimony on Police Practices

    Police practices have become aggressive and brutal in the age of electronics where everything is recorded and broadcast to the public. Expert witnesses are necessary to explain these situations and how the individual officers are either at fault or are innocent of the actions he or she has been blamed for.

  • Can Law Enforcement Enter Someone Else’s Property to Arrest a Suspect?

    Sometimes a law enforcement officer may arrest a person in the property of another person. However, when this occurs, there must usually be additional steps that are followed for law enforcement to execute the arrest in a legal manner. Suspects should understand how being arrested in a third party’s residence may impact their civil liberties.

  • Police Used an Arrest Warrant to then Conduct a Search of My Home - Is That Legal?

    In some cases, police may procure an arrest warrant before arresting a person. The warrant gives them the authority to go to where the suspect is and take him or her into custody. However, the ability to search his or her property is limited based on the circumstances surrounding the arrest.

  • When Can Police Search My Home Without a Warrant?

    The right of protection from unlawful search and seizure is in effect for United States citizens, but sometimes the local and federal law enforcement agencies are permitted to search a home without needing a specific warrant. It is these situations that need clarification and a better understanding for those affected.

  • Firearms Denied after Domestic Violence Charge. Can I Get My Weapons Back if We Reconciled?

    When a person is convicted of a domestic violence charge or the responded in an order of protection case, he or she may be stripped of the legal right to own firearms. However, there may be situations that may provide for when these rights may be restored.

  • Student's 4th Amendment Rights: Teacher Patted Down My Child for Missing Cell Phone

    The right to protections from unlawful search and seizure applies to police attempting to search a person and his or her belongings. However, this does not always extend to children in a school who are suspected of theft or other crimes, and privacy rights for these young persons could have limitations that lead parents to confusion or emotional upset.

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