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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...
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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,...

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...

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...

Will Your Bill Survive Doomsday in the Texas Legislture?

As the Texas Legislature enters the end of its session, some bills sit undisturbed, and could very well remain that way for all eternity....

How to Establish a Connection between Your Military Service and Your Disability

  By Herren Law
Filing a claim with the Veterans Affairs (VA) for disability compensation for an illness or disability that resulted from your military service?...

Specific Business Tax in Thailand

Specific Business Tax (SBT), under the Revenue Code of Thailand, is one type of tax applicable to operators of real estate businesses.

Ban on Bars Along Highways – No Disparity with Government Policy in India

The Supreme Court (SC) declared a ban on liquor outlets at a distance of 500 m. from state and national highways. This step taken by the SC met...

Property Damage Due to a Fire after a Power Surge after the Utility Serviced the Lines – Are They Liable?

  By HG.org
Power surges are not uncommon instances where severe damage is possible in the extreme and minor loss of hardware in the least vicious...

What Does the Constitution say about the Prolonged Absence of the President?

  By HG.org
Some situations arise where the prolonged absence of the president of a country may lead to difficulties in a vice president or other official...

What Is an OIG Investigation? How Much Trouble Am I In?

  By HG.org
The Office of Inspector General investigations deal with various instances of fraud, waste, abuses situations and misconduct in regards to...

Administration Law Changes in Hungary

The new Administrative Court Procedural Act has been published in the Official Hungarian Gazette on 1 March 2017 after resolving certain...

Voter Bribery: The Treatment of this Pervasive Electoral Offence in Kenya

Voter bribery, if committed by a person vying for elective office adversely affects the consideration of elections as free and fair.

Improve Your VA Disability Claim

  By Herren Law
When you or a loved one joined the military, you, like thousands of other veterans, dedicated everything to your service, giving the Army, Navy,...

Can a Business Ask about My Disability and My Need for a Service Dog?

  By HG.org
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects a person that has a disability for employment, when in public establishments and from various forms...

Offshore Web Hosting for an Online Business

Privacy, security, and freedom of speech and expression are reasons many businesses give for choosing offshore website hosting. The physical...

Weapons at Work: Texas Law and Business Policy

With both constitutional and statutory protections for citizens to carry arms, businesses are faced with walking a fine line between providing a...

When Is the Government Responsible When a Government Vehicle Is Involved in an Accident?

  By HG.org
Car accidents with governmental vehicles are not common throughout the United States, but these incidents may occur with greater frequency in...

85th Texas Legislature Considers Measures to Protect Elders from Financial Exploitation

The Texas Banker's Association recently prepared their legislative agenda for the new session, and at the top of the list was work on...

Import Violations: What You Need to Know about 19 USC § 1592

In 2016, Customs and Border Protection (“CBP” or “Customs”) processed $2.28 trillion in imports, levying 13 monetary penalties totaling over...

Special Marriage Registration- Bangladeshi and Foreigner

Bangladesh Government has made provision of registration of Marriage between Bangladeshi and Foreigner and also between Foreigners under The...

The Right License: Performing Home Improvement Work in Suffolk County,NY

Most contractors know, or should know, that if they are performing "home improvement" work within Suffolk County then they must have a home...

OPM Disability Retirement Applications: The Veteran and the Medical Condition

An article about what U.S. Veterans in Civil Service jobs should know before applying for Federal Employee Disability Retirement benefits under...

How to Handle Natural Disaster Insurance Claims

Need to file a natural disaster insurance claim? Get all the information you need for a successful claim from our 15-step process.

Litigating Georgia Implied Consent Law Motions to Obtain Exclusion of Breath Test Evidence

Georgia implied consent law is outdated, flawed and incomplete. A Georgia DUI Lawyer must know how to challenge the admissibility of implied...

Acquring Ghanaian Citizenship

Citizenship in Ghana is a question of law and is governed by the Citizenship Act, 2000.

Argentina Passed The Public-Private Participation Law (PPP)

The Argentine Congress has recently passed the Public-Private Participation Law (the “Law”).

Adopting a Child from Bangladesh

While Bangladesh does not legally recognize adoption and is not a party to the Hague Convention, the law allows its citizens (at least one...

Could 2017 Be the Year of Larger NAFTA Payloads?

For Texans, the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are not only visible in an invigorated economy but also in the...

The Latest Milestone in U.S. / Cuba Relations: Commercial Flights

The United States and Cuba marked another historic milestone recently when JetBlue Flight 387 sojourned from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Abel...

Mexico Moves Forward with New Anti-Corruption Act

Corruption is a significant risk for companies doing business in Mexico: bribery is widespread, and business registration processes, including...

The Coastal Land Legacy Initiative in Texas

The Texas Agricultural Land Trust has a new program to conserve Texas agricultural working lands, The Coastal Land Legacy Initiative.

Infrastructure Development in Texas Maritime Ports: Funding Challenges

The Texas Maritime Port System is an engine that is fueling both local and national economies.

Corporations in Panama

Panama has a Corporations Act, which facilitates business and investment, so it is recommended to entrepreneurs take advantage offered by this...

Non-payment of a Fine Can Lead to the Prohibition of the Entrance to Armenia

If a foreigner commits an offense by a vehicle not registered in the area of RA. Have you committed an offense by a vehicle not registered in...

Are Pennsylvania Judges and Court Administrators Required to Provide Interpreters?

The number of United States residents who are deemed to be Limited English Proficient (LEP) has substantially increased in the recent decades. A...

Violation of Probation

Probation In Colorado In the state of Colorado, after a defendant pleads guilty or is found guilty of an offense, they are often placed on...

U.S. Customs Audits 101

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP” or “Customs”) determines the import compliance levels of importers through audits. Simultaneously,...

End-to-End Encryption and a New Understanding of Technology and Software Export Controls

On June 3, 2016, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) and the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade...

Illegal Price-Fixing Agreements For Beer: Bundeskartellamt Imposes High Fines in Germany

The Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, has imposed fines totalling 242 million euros due to illegal price-fixing agreements...

Export Compliance Programs

Compliance with the U.S. export control regulations is a significant issue for companies and their legal and compliance teams.

Deemed Exports and Reexports under the Harmonization Rules

One objective of the Export Control Reform Initiative is to harmonize the definitions of terms or concepts that appear in both the International...

The Problem of Disabled Prisoners

On July 26 the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 26 years old. This civil rights act not only barred discrimination against those with...

Fighting Fraud and Corruption: The DOJs New FCPA Pilot Program

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced its creation of a new pilot program designed to encourage companies to voluntarily...

The Customs Reauthorization Bill: The Most Immediate and Practical Impacts

Initially introduced in April 2015, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (the Act), also known as the Customs Reauthorization Bill,...

(Not Quite) Open for Business: Recent Changes to Cuba and Iran Policy Tease New Opportunities

The United States government has maintained for some time a strict economic sanctions regime targeting Iran and a comprehensive embargo...

Trade Through a Single Window

On February 19, 2014 President Obama signed executive order 13659. This executive order titled “Streamlining the Export/Import Process for...

Why You Should Consider a Lobbyist

While often criticized, lobbying is constitutionally protected as free speech (although it comes with a price tag!) and occurs at every level of...

How to Stop Your Georgia Drivers' License from Getting Suspended - DUI Refusal

Arrested for DUI? Is your license suspended? Your suspended license MUST be appealed. Georgia requires any Georgia DDS appeal to be filed within...

Injuries Involving the Government

  By HG.org
Many injuries occur between private citizens. Some cases involve businesses. These cases tend to be more straight-forward than cases in which...

Gun Laws in Colorado

The Denver Post recently reported that applications for concealed carry permits have skyrocketed in Colorado this year. Some say this is a...

New Indiana Law Makes it Illegal to Leave a Crashed Vehicle in the Road

House Bill No. 1048 will add a section to the Indiana Code that makes it illegal for vehicles involved in an accident to remain on the road. As...

Bystanders Injured in Police Pursuits

  By HG.org
When police suspect criminal activity is afoot, a police pursuit may give rise. While the law enforcement officer is attempting to capture a...

Florida “Murderabilia” and “Son of Sam” Laws

It is the times really, crime fascinates our society, and the morbid curiosity for all things crime can be nauseating at extreme levels. The...

It's Time to Prepare for the Legislative Off-Season

It's nearly half-way through the 2016 legislative interim and we’re right around the corner from the 2017 legislative session. For many, this is...

Federal Regulations for Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars are one of the latest technological advances in the automobile industry. According to certain automobile companies,...

"Parole In Place" for Family Members of U.S. Military Service Members and Former U.S. Military Service Members

The Attorney General has limited discretionary authority to grant parole to an alien who is in the United States without an immigration status....

Increased Enforcement of Defense Export Control in Israel - First Criminal Trial Ruling

The intent behind the Defense Export Control law, 2007 ("the law"), and the various regulations and orders enacted thereunder, is to regulate...

Firework Laws in Fort Worth - What's Illegal?

Every year around the Fourth of July and New Year's, we get tons of questions about firework laws in Fort Worth. Given the hazard of fireworks,...

Illinois House Votes to Eliminate Red Light Cameras, But Not in Chicago

On April 22, the Illinois House passed a measure that would eliminate red light cameras in about 35 communities, but not in Chicago.

Invalid Clauses in Riester Retirement Plans – Unravelling Pension Schemes and Life Insurance Policies in Germany

Clauses in Riester retirement plans (government-subsidized private pension schemes) dealing with surplus sharing have been declared ineffective...

VA Disability Benefits

  By HG.org
Veterans, servicemembers and survivors may be eligible to receive VA disability benefits if certain circumstances arise.

New Guidelines on Contempt by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh

Contempt of Court is a serious offense. A person can be said to be in contempt for being disobedient to or disrespectful towards any Court of...

Apple vs. The FBI

Last month a federal magistrate judge in California ordered Apple to bypass the security protocols on an iPhone 5 that belonged to one of the...

The Consular and Diplomatic Protection: The State’s Law and the Supranational Legal Orders

The consular and diplomatic protection's public law studied the interaction between the State’s law and the supranational legal orders

Change in Smoking Law in Romania

In the 1930’s smoking was seen as the “in” thing to do. Social and economic pressure was such that no-one knew or cared about the consequences...

ESCO Act – New Opportunities for Ukraine

Low level of energy efficiency is long and justified considered to be the number one problem of the Ukrainian economy. Therefore, the...

The Defense Base Act: A Brief History and Explanation of the Administration of Benefits

The Defense Base Act is a federal workers' compensation program, which provides medical and wage-replacement benefits to military contractors...

The Zone of Special Danger Doctrine and the Defense Base Act

The Zone of Special Danger Doctrine has been the subject of numerous lawsuits under the Longshore & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and the...

Public-Private Partnership: Ukraine and International Experience

Topical today remains an interest in public-private partnerships. In a broad sense, public-private partnership is seen as the interaction of...

Regulating Foreign NGOs in China – Draft Foreign NGO Law

Very fast growing number of foreign non-governmental organizations (“NGO”) operate in China. However, the laws regulating them are few, vague...

Doing Business in Cote d’Ivoire: New Steps for a More Attractive Business Climate

On regional level, Cote d’Ivoire belongs to three major regional entities: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), The...

Doing Business in Cameroon: Key Issues to Be Aware Of

Cameroon is described as the largest economy of Central Africa because of its demographics (20 million), with an area of 475,442 km², and a...

Use of E-mails as Evidence in Ukrainian Courts

Ukrainian legislation does not establish a clear field of application and the use of electronic documents and e-mails in the business and common...

Polygamous Marriage and Family Visa in Italy

In the last decade Italy has increased by more than 35% the number of spouses or children arrived in our Country that use the institution of...

Police Investigations

Exercise Your Right To Remain Silent. Generally when the police contact an individual who is suspected of a crime, whether or not the subject of...

Jury Nullification

Jury nullification is making headlines in Denver and in particular in front of the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, where activists have been...

Obama Commutes Demaryius Thomas’ Mom’s Sentence

“I believe at its heart, America is a nation of second chances, and I believe these folks deserve their second chance.” - President Obama

Are We Able to Smoke Pot in Public in Colorado Yet?

The short answer at this point is no. While an initiative was introduced earlier this year to permit public smoking in certain areas, activists...

Issues with the Amber Alert System

The Amber Alert System was created in 1996 after the abduction of nine-year-old Amber Hagerman in Texas.

Laws for Large Breed Dogs in New Jersey

On May 11, 2015 the Responsible Dog Ownership Act was introduced in New Jersey by Democrat assembly members.

Railroad Industry Safety Under Scrutiny

The Association of American Railroads claim stating 2014 was “the safest year on record for the railroad industry” is under scrutiny by train...

How The Government Can Take Your Property

A new bill has been introduced to end forfeiture funding of the DEA’s Marijuana Suppression programs. The bill is a bipartisan effort to modify...

Federal Minor Role is Major

Much of my practice deals with defending individuals who import methamphetamine into the United States. Anyone who has practiced federal...

Texas Veterans Court Eligibility Gets Much-Needed Expansion from Texas Legislature

That past legislative session, the Texas legislature made change to the eligibility requirements for Texas' Veterans Courts, introducing more...

Public Procurement Disputes in Romania

For both local Romanian investors and also foreign investors interested in obtaining public contracts in Romania it is very important to be...


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