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- How to Form a Municipality
Creating a new town is complicated, takes time and involves numerous persons. Paperwork, documentation and various online sources are used to either form a municipality or to change the name of a city from one to another, and this should not be accomplished without assistance.
- 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 student or the studentís parents provide to a website or some other online application for education purposes.
- 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, over the past two years, more than 30 construction workers have died in work-related accidents in New York City.
- Sessions Continues to Threaten Legal Marijuana
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made no secret about his attitude towards marijuana, he is vehemently opposed. Since his appointment there have been numerous rumors swirling about potential threats to legal marijuana businesses and states in 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 must be followed when bringing a lawsuit. Wait too long, and your claim will become barred by a statute of limitation or repose.
- California Uniform Trade Secrets Act Compared to the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act
The Defend Trade Secrets Act was implemented in 2016 so that trade secrets are defined as a singular understandable item across the nation. However, there are variations of these regulations in different states such as the Uniform Trade Secrets Act in California that if taking precedence could cause issues for the owners of trade secrets.
- Sex Offender Registration
Sex offender registration requirements make the sex offender stigma more tenacious than any other criminal charge.
- 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, a technology company, police departments may soon be able to use a handheld device to determine whether a person has been using his or her cell phone while driving a car.
- Judges: Appointed v. Elected
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?
- Amendments to the Texas Expungement Statute May Help Clients Erase More Mistakes
Changes to the Texas expungement statute may open opportunity for persons to expunge individual offenses arising from the same arrest event.