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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...
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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.

Argentina: Tax Havens - Publication of the List of Cooperative Jurisdictions for Tax Transparency Purposes

The National Tax Authority (“AFIP”) published today in its “web” site the list of countries, jurisdictions, territories, states and special tax...

HK New Companies Law : Key Changes relating to Private Companies

With a view to enhance corporate governance, facilitate business operations and modernise the legal infrastructure for incorporation and...

Italian Parliament Approves ‘Google Tax’ in 2014 Budget but the European Union Thinks It Is Illegal

Italy’s Parliament approved a controversial law on Friday forcing tech giants like Google to sell advertising online only through Italian...

How Does the Federal Reserve System (the “Fed”) Work?

  By HG.org
We have all heard about how interest rates might be going up when the economy is improving or how interest rates fall as the economy suffers....

Securities and Exchange Commission Saved $439 Million For Whistleblower Rewards

The Securities and Exchange Commission has saved money to spend on it's whistleblower rewards program. It is likely that there will be larger...

American Gun Culture

In order to find ways to prevent terrible acts of violence from guns, and to reconcile those acts with our deeply-ingrained gun culture, we must...

What Are The Laws Regarding Declaring War?

  By HG.org
Since its inception, the U.S. has been required to take military action of one sort or another under every president and administration, even...

An Overview of Turkish Defense and Aerospace Industry, Tendency to Domestic Production

Turkey as a member of NATO and due to its geographic location has been allocated the highest funds from the budget to defense industry for many...

Which is Safer: Tap or Bottled Water?

  By HG.org
Each year, millions of Americans consume billions of gallons of water. The boom in the bottled water industry was fueled, in part, by beliefs...

What Are My Legal Rights if My Flight Gets Canceled or Delayed?

  By HG.org
Anyone who has done much travel has had to contend with delayed flights or cancellations. Though often unavoidable due to weather or conditions...

Patients Abandoned By Caregivers at Castro Valley Assisted Living Facility

A Castro Valley assisted living facility was shut down by state social services last month. Patients were left with minimal staff to attend to...

Whistleblowers Programs Could Help Regain Funds From Tax Dodgers

According to the California Franchise Tax Board, the state is owed more than 6.5 billion dollars in tax revenue. Some contend that...

Why Can't I Use My Phone on a Flight?

  By HG.org
For years, frequent commuters have complained about the inability to use their electronic devices on planes. Several years ago, the restrictions...

The Fallout of Arthur Andersen and Enron on the Legal Landscape of American Accounting

  By HG.org
It may have been a decade ago, but the fallout of the accounting scandals of the late 1990's and early 2000's continue to resonate through both...

Detroit's Casino Tax Dollars Become Issue in City's Bankruptcy

  By HG.org
Detroit was one of the most heavily hit cities during the recent economic downturn. Although it has started to rebound, based in large part upon...

Untested Nature of Carbon Capture May Present Loophole for Coal and Electric Industry

  By HG.org
The Obama administration has been cracking down on environmental regulations, particularly with regard to global warming. Faced with this...

Is It Illegal to Own a Machine Gun? Not if You Are a Business Entity

  By HG.org
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (commonly known as the “ATF”) is responsible for regulating guns in the United States. A...

Native American Woman Nominated to Federal Bench

  By HG.org
On September 19, President Barack Obama announced that Diane J. Humetewa was a nominee for the US District Court for Arizona. The nomination was...

Truth in Advertising and Marketing and Other FTC Regulations

  By HG.org
When consumers see or hear an advertisement on the Internet, radio, in print, on a billboard, on television, or anywhere else, federal law says...

Case of Baby Veronica Is a Primer on Not Just Adoption Law, but Native American Affairs

  By HG.org
So-Called Baby Veronica is now four years old, and has already been the subject of a case that has traveled all the way to the US Supreme Court...

Jurisdiction Issues Raised in Child Sex Trafficking Case

  By HG.org
In September, 2013, a man from Missouri was charged with child sex trafficking in the case of a developmentally delayed girl from Massachusetts...

When Public Services Fail How Do You Get Relief?

  By HG.org
We have all heard the saying that you cannot fight city hall. But, what do you do when a public service like electricity, water, sewage, or...

Encrypted Email Service Begins Appeal of Surveillance Order in Wake of Revelation of Government Surveillance

  By HG.org
Lavabit, a company that offers encrypted email services to its customers, has formally appealed the secret surveillance order that led it to...

Lessons on International and Constitutional Law Found in Current Syria Debate

  By HG.org
Whether you believe the current administration's handling of the dispute in Syria has been well handled or not, and whether you are for or...

Which States Are Likely to Issue Gun Permits and Which Are Not

  By HG.org
Gun laws are largely a matter of state law. Although certain federal laws regulate some guns, like automatic weapons, states are generally able...

Who is Liable for Animal Bites by Wild Animals?

  By HG.org
In virtually every jurisdiction, the owner of an animal will be responsible if it injures someone, whether that animal is a pet, a service...

Federal, State, or Local: Who has Jurisdiction?

  By HG.org
We often discuss jurisdiction, or hear it used in TV crime shows, but what does “jurisdiction” mean? For that matter, when is something a...

Contractual Liability of Administration in Turkey

This article is aiming at to explain Contractual Liability of Administration in Turkey.

Construction under attack

Those, who watch the real estate market, may note that after the crisis of recent years, new buildings began to appear in Kyiv again as rapidly...

Can I Make a Deposit for Post-1956 Military Service AFTER I am Approved for OPM Disability?

In general, the answer is “no.” If you want to make a deposit for post-1956 military service such that credit for your military service will be...

Is Light Duty a Reasonable Accommodation?

Why light duty might not always be a reasonable accommodation for federal disability purposes.

Accommodations and Disability Retirement, No Conflict

Why the Accommodations Issue is Unlikely to Pose a Problem If You Are Filing for Federal Disability Retirement Benefits

Video Deposition Formats - What They Are and How to Choose

This article was written to help explain the various video formats available to attorneys after conducting a video deposition.

Looking at Marital Status, Dependents, for VA Benefits

Veterans’ disability lawyers in Raleigh will explain how your marital status and dependents can impact veterans’ disability benefits. If you...

IP FAQ: When Does Trade Secret Theft Become a Federal Crime?

Trade secret theft is generally addressed through civil lawsuits. However, in some cases, the misappropriation of trade secrets can rise to the...

IP Dispute Resolution: Emergence of the IP Judge Colombia

We have previously stated that Intellectual Property is an increasingly serious matter for Latin American nations as they become ever more...

Supreme Court: Judges Can Consider New Evidence

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled in a 9-0 decision that patent applicants can introduce new evidence when challenging a patent examiner’s...

Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery and Compliance Country Report: Turkey

Turkey, even restructured its banking sector several times, has still not made sufficient progress in money laundering and compliance...

What to Look for in a Video Deposition

This article is an attempt to illuminate both the rudimentary and nuanced strategies required to consistently produce high-quality video...

Super PACs vs Other Types of Non-Profits

Super PACs are starting up everywhere, but many of them would have been better off as a 501(c)(4). Do you know the difference? Do you know the...

Presidential Candidates Brawl out their Campaigns through the DMCA - Malta

It would appear analysts were correct during the Arab Spring in guessing that the Internet would be the new battleground for politicians. In...

How is Military Retirement Split During a Military Divorce?

Military divorces are subject to both state and federal regulations for retirement distribution. In Hampton Roads, VA the military divorce...

Part VI – Reasonable Accommodation and its Interplay with OPM Disability The Rehabilitation Act/ ADA

Does the Federal Government Consider Me Disabled? As stated in previous posts, if you are disabled under the Rehabilitation Act (ADA) and you...

Case Review: Director of SSS V. Agbakoba

Constitutional Law - International Passport: Power of Minister of Internal Affairs - Constitutional Law - Fundamental Human Rights: Extent of...

Dependent Social Security Disability Benefits – Learn if You Qualify

Dependent Social Security disability benefits can help family members of someone who is disabled. A North Carolina Social Security disability...

The Uniform Code of Military Justice and Court-Martials

If you are a member of the military and have been accused of a crime, you could be in a very serious situation. As the civilian criminal system...

The Fourteenth Circuit of Illinois Tests Cameras in Courtrooms

On January 31, the Illinois Supreme Court chose the 14th Judicial Circuit in northwestern Illinois to be the first jurisdiction to allow cameras...

Intellectual Property Theft: Is SOPA the Solution?

The Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, is a United States bill introduced in October of 2011 in order to help combat the online theft of...

How Have Past Tobacco Lawsuits Impacted Outcomes for Plaintiffs Today?

Tobacco litigation in the United States has been going on since the 1950s when the first reports were released linking tobacco to injurious...

Law and the Scottish Independence Referendum

It can be tricky to separate law from politics. Some politicians claim sincerely to believe that any Act passed by the Scottish Parliament which...

Substitution of Subcontractors Listed by Mistake in Bidding on a California Public Works Construction Contract

  By HG.org
When contractors submit bids for California public works projects, they must consider the amounts submitted by subcontractors when determining...


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