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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...
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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...

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...

"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....

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,...

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...

Changes in Advertising Law of Russia

Provisions of the Advertising Law are detailed as regards limiting the sound level for advertisements entered into effect on May 25, 2015....

The Obligation of the use of Indonesian Rupiah in the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia

  By Leks&Co
Bank Indonesia Regulation No. 17/3 /PBI/2015 on the Obligation of the Use of Indonesian Rupiah in the territory of the Republic of Indonesia...

The Unified Judiciary Law of GCC

In 34th Session of the Supreme Council of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) the council agreed that The Unified...

Federal Tort Claims Act Practice Alert: U.S. v. Wong

According to the United States Supreme Court, the two- year and six- month time limits in 28 U.S.C.§ 2401(b) of the Federal Tort Claims Act...

Efficacy and Validity in International Law

Compliance and its relation to validity is one of the central points in the discussions related to the international law. H Kelsen stated that...

Are There Any Ways to Fight Big Businesses Moving Into the Neighborhood?

  By HG.org
The American economy has changed quite a bit over the last few decades. One of the biggest changes over the last 100 years has been a shift away...

How Do I Run for Office?

  By HG.org
Every year, thousands of citizens in the United States decide that they would like to make a change in the way the country runs. To do this,...

The Federal Sentencing Battle

The overhaul of federal sentencing law with the enactment of the United States Sentencing Guidelines, (U.S.S.G.) , had a noble but flawed goal...

Private Party Submission Form for a Proposal to Conclude a Concession Agreement Approved in Russia

Starting from May 1, 2015 a private party can submit a proposal to conclude a concession agreement in the established form.

What Does the FDA Do

  By HG.org
If you have ever looked at a warning label on food or medicine, you may have noticed something that said “FDA Warning,” or “The FDA requires.”...

Common Defenses for a Breach of Contract Claim

Breach of contract claims — when one party sues another for failing to deliver on the terms of a written or oral agreement — are one of the most...

International Payment Systems to Transfer Processing Inside Russia

Transactions inside Russia with the use of international payment cards will be processed within the Russian National System of Payment Cards...

Three Giant Steps Forward for Federal Criminal Law

While the country has been focused on ISIS and issues with domestic espionage, the current administration under United States Attorney General...

Warratless Blood Draw in DUI Investigation

In Missouri v. McNeely, the United States Supreme Court decided that a blood draw is a search which is protected under the Fourth Amendment.

Federal Sentencing: Follow the Yellow Brick Road

When I think of a judge imposing a federal sentence, my mind often drifts to the Wizard Of Oz and that little masked man standing behind the...

How Does the Foreigner Validate Documents Issued in Ukraine?

The largest part of all documents confirming one or another status of the foreign person by some country will require a further legalization...

Legally Insane: The Insanity Defense

The insanity defense is one of the least successful defenses in a criminal case. The determination of the suspect’s mental state at the time of...

Supervision of Industrial Organizations Manufacturing Military Equipment in Turkey

The arms industry with over 600 modernization projects is booming in Turkey. The government policies in manufacturing and new offset regulations...

Victims of Mesothelioma Cancer Due to Asbestos Exposure Have Legal Rights

Individuals who have developed mesothelioma cancer, asbestosis, lung cancer, or other diseases linked to asbestos exposure may be eligible to...

Doing Business in Cuba

In January 2015 the Treasury Department issued regulations to establish banking relations and allow U.S. companies to export items for sale in...

Five Ways Not to Become a Blind Mule

Yes, it does happen. While the majority of those who are arrested at the international border with cars laden with narcotics know that of their...

Collecting on a Supreme Court Judgment in California

It is often said that obtaining a judgment in a California Supreme Court civil case is only half of the process. Once you obtain judgment, you...

Intellectual Property Rights in the Turkish Defense Industry

The intellectual property rights (IP) are conceptually is linked to both intellectual and industrial rights in Turkish legislation.

Collecting from an Out of Business Company or Employer

Collecting on a judgment even in ideal circumstances can often be a time-consuming and complex process, and that presumes the debtor is solvent,...

If Your Spouse Files for Divorce While on Deployment

Even under the best of circumstances a marriage can be difficult and often times will not work out. Being a service member whose duty at times...

Some Changes of the Revised Regulation of the Supervision on Medical Instruments of China

Regulation of the Supervision on Medical Instruments was revised and published by the State Council of People’s Republic of China on Mar. 7,...

The Procurement Principles in Turkish Defense Industry

In Turkey, many of the governmental authorities shall apply to procurement of goods, services or works under Public Procurement Law #4734 (PPL)....

New Directive on Aircraft Nationality and Registration Marks in Turkey

Directorate General of Civil Aviation the regulatory body of civil aviation in Turkey, has promulgated a new Directive on aircraft nationality...

Turkish Defense Industry: A Step Towards a Nation-Oriented Production

A nation has six major elements of its nation-oriented power that are based on politics, economy, psycho-social issues, military capability,...

8 Simple Changes To Improve Your Construction Contracts

In today's cut-and-paste world, even leading contract attorneys make mistakes. If you want to make your contracts easier to read and promote a...

Legal Implications of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

European Union and the United States are currently negotiating the biggest free trade agreement in history. If concluded the new agreement will...

The Supreme Court’s Decision in Susan B Anthony List v Driehaus -a Victory for Civil Rights Plaintiffs

Say that you need a permit to pursue your chosen occupation, but you believe that the costly administrative procedure to acquire said permit is...

U.S Defense Industry: The Issue of Re-Export to the Third Countries

One of the most intricate aspects of the United States' export regime that regulates the export of defense related items is the issue of...

IRS Changing Terms for Offshore Account Holders

  By Brown, PC
U.S. taxpayers hiding assets abroad should take note of the Internal Revenue Service’s plan to sharply increase penalties for such acts, while...

US Defense Industry: The Impact of ITAR for the Business

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is one of the key components of the United States‘ export regime regulating the defense related...

U.S Defense Industry: The Overwhelming Importance of the Export Regime

Since its inception in 1919 the American Defense industry has been one of the key industries of the United States where stringent regulations...

TTIP: Who Will Benefit from Better Compliance and Trade Dispute Resolution?

The economic relations between European Union and the United States have been far from smooth. Even during the Cold War, when the two economic...

New Rules in Albania for Combating Late Payment in Commercial Transactions

Invoices released to business and public entities are now an executive title in Albania.

Navy Again Requires Self-Reporting of Arrests and Prosecutions

As part of its personnel management directed by Congress, the Navy is using civilian misconduct as a indicator for discharging persons.

Healthcare Fraud Whistleblower Lawsuits Plentiful

A large portion of the whistleblower lawsuits that are filed are related to the healthcare industry. The government funding of Medicare and...

PTSD and Social Security Disability Benefits

  By HG.org
When a person goes to see a Social Security disability lawyer, he or she often asks if a specific disability will qualify the applicant for...

Whistleblowers Helping the Public By Exposing Fraud

The 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was enacted to assist the government with discovering financial fraud. A...

Telecommunication In Nigeria

Broadcasting and telecommunication has come a long way in Nigeria. Formally these services were considered social services in nature hence...

Whistleblower Reward Is $63.9 Million In JP Morgan Mortgage Fraud Case

A whistleblower will receive $63.9 million for providing information to the government that lead to a recovery.

The Greek Real Estate Market for Foreign Investors

Our practical guide to real estate in Greece covers the entire spectrum of legal and tax issues which arise in practice when purchasing,...

Obtaining a Residence Permit in Greece

Greek government instated a procedure to obtain permanent residence permits, which can be renewed every five years, for third-country citizens...

How Does Malaysian Law Deal With Acts of Piracy at Sea?

Piracy is a prevailing problem with no reasonable solution in sight. How safe is your ship or consignment passing through the seas surrounding...

Federal Whistleblower Complaints Can Be Filed Online

Whistleblowers are now able to file certain complaints online. Whistleblower complaints that are overseen by OSHA can be filed online.

The California Coastal Commission Reviews Fracking Along the California Coast

Whether the California Coastal Commission Eventually Regulates Fracking On the Outer Continental Shelf Will Have More to Do with Federalism than...

Whistleblower False Claims Case Settles for $6.5 Million

A $6.5 million dollar settlement has been reached in a federal whistleblower lawsuit. There were allegations that a military contractor had...

Disagreement About Handling of California Caregiver Abuse Cases

Long -term care advocates and officials disagreed at a recent Assembly hearing.

Social Security Disability Applicants And Headache Claims - 5 Keys Pieces of Evidence

Seeking social security disability because you can not work because of a headache is unique and very difficult. But there are certain things you...

Los Angeles Assisted Living Facility Held Responsible for Injuries of Resident

A Los Angeles County assisted living facility has been ordered by a judge to pay a woman who was injured by a fall.

Health Care Industry the Target in Whistleblower Lawsuits

The United States Department of Justice has provided the public with some information regarding recent whistleblower cases. In one of the cases...

California Cities Can’t Avoid Constitutional Liability for A Taking by Dissolving their Redevelopment Agencies

For years local redevelopment agencies were the bane of private property rights in California. Until recently these agencies were clothed with...

$48 Million Settlement in Medicare Fraud Case

A California based nursing home operator has agreed to pay $48 million dollars in a settlement related to two whistleblower lawsuits.


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