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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...
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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...

Due Process of Law Rights of Government Contractors who are Denied Work or Public Contract Bidding Rights

  By HG.org
If a government contractor is denied the ability to bid on government projects, due process of law rights may be implicated. Such de facto...

Michigan Liquor License

Liquor laws in Michigan are among the most complex out of all of the United States. Being able to navigate these laws efficiently yet with care...

What to Look for When Hiring a Private Investigator

Ever wonder what you should look for, when you need to hire a private investigator? If you have ever done an internet search for a private...

Post-Assessment Collection of Delinquent State Taxes in Hawaii

In 2009, Hawaii enacted a prospective fifteen-year civil statute of limitations for collection for most assessed tax obligations (Net Income...

Freedom of Information Act and Privacy

Most township officials are aware of the importance of complying with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Like a number of other areas of...

The Frankfurt Stock Exchange for Indian Issuers

Indian companies are accessing the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (“FSE”) and other foreign capital markets in search of capital and liquidity for...

Defense Contractor Fraud

The False Claims Act (“FCA”) is particularly important in the area of defense contracts. In fact, the FCA was enacted due to the sever abuses...

Prevailing Wage Laws and the False Claims Act

Prevailing wage laws(1) require that contractors and subcontractors who obtain certain government construction and service contracts pay their...

Regulation Proposal Regarding the Promotion of Activities for the Protection of EU Financial Interests

The protection of EU’s financial interests reflect s the basic targets and objectives of the European Union to suppress the illegal traffic of...

District of Columbia Procurement Reform Amendment Act

The District of Columbia passed the Procurement Reform Amendment Act (“PRAA”) in 1996.2 In 1997, it passed the Emergency Amendment Act, which...

Gathering Evidence in Qui Tam Actions

Qui tam whistleblowers first discover fraud against the government in a variety of different ways; some learn it from a business owner’s own...

Data Processing in Hungary: New Act and New Authority

The Hungarian Parliament has recently adopted a new act arguing that the provisions of the current data protection are outdated. Although the...

LIBYAN INVESTMENT LAW: BEFORE AND AFTER

During the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, Libya was the leading state among the Developing Countries. Due to Gadaffi’s arbitrary economic policy,...

New Package of Measures for EU Economic and Financial Strategy

The new package of measures adopted by the European Commission regarding the action to be followed for growth governance and stability contains...

Health Care Provider Liability under the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq. - Qui Tam)

Health Care Provider Liability under the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. § 3729 et seq.) - A recent decision by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals...

Regulatory Compliance for a Medical Practice

In this article, I give you a quick overview of the major regulatory compliance areas for physicians and medical practices, namely: Referral...

Importing Pharmaceutical Drugs and Medical Devices into Ghana

The article presents an overview of the statutory requirements and guidelines for importing drugs and medical equipments into Ghana. It is...

Human Trafficking: A Federal Crime

Every year, thousands of men, women and children are forced into a modern form of slave labor, otherwise known as “human trafficking.” Human...

Understanding Federal Sex Crimes

Certain sex crimes are considered violations under state law and are tried in state court – whereas more aggravated sex offenses can be...

European Stability Mechanism (ESM)

On 17 December 2010 the European Council agreed on the need for a Eurozone area and on the establishment of a permanent stability mechanism...

Whistleblower Lawsuits and Rewards under California False Claims Act Law

  By HG.org
California’s False Claims Act gives governmental agencies and private whistleblowers the power to recover damages when a business doing business...

California Contractors’ Licensing Law Requirements, and Risks for Unlicensed Contractors and Property Owners

  By HG.org
California’s Contractor’s License Law requires contractors to be duly licensed to perform most renovations or new construction. When a...

False Claims Act Liability for Treble Damages on Government Contracts under California Law

  By HG.org
Governmental entities in California have a powerful tool to deter and recover funds from businesses that present them with false, exaggerated or...

California Whistleblower Qui Tam False Claims Act Lawsuits for Treble Damages on Government Contracts

  By HG.org
California businesses that contract with local, state or federal governmental entities that act in an illegal manner are at risk of being...

California AB 32 Cap and Trade Law and Foreign Offset Credit Programs under Air Resources Board Regulations

  By HG.org
Foreign carbon offsets are discussed in California’s AB32 Greenhouse Gases control law. This law permits the purchase of carbon offsets....

Qui Tam Whistleblower Lawsuits and Recoveries under the California False Claims Act Law

  By HG.org
Qui Tam plaintiffs are whistleblowers who are able to bring an action to recover damages against a company or individual that is contracting...

Determining Who to Serve 20-Day Preliminary Notices Upon on a Construction Project per California Law

  By HG.org
California law imposes strict requirements regarding mechanic’s liens. This includes what must be included in the lien, what notices must be...

How to Substitute Listed Subcontractors On California Public Contracts under the Fair Practices Act Law

  By HG.org
Contractors may be required to provide a list of subcontractors who will perform work as part of their bid for a public works project. This...

Sentencing in Arizona: What Does Time off for Good Behavior Really Mean?

Sentencing law in Arizona can be very confusing. What makes it even more confusing is some people are not sure when the will get out, and how...

Implementation of the European Semester

After the publication of the Annual Growth Survey (AGS) by the European Commission, the Hungarian Presidency undertook to implement the first...

E-Justice

E-justice, the use of Internet technology in handling various administrative procedures before, during and after the administration of justice,...

European Public E-Procurement

On 18 October 2010 the European Commission launched a consultation on electronic procurement in the public sector. In the now standard form of...

Civil Law and Common Law

The author writes about the differences between English Law and the Civil Law. Ecuador is under the Civil Law System.

10 Tips for Filing a Claim Under the Defense Base Act

The author offers tips for military contractors in Iraq or Afghanistan to follow when filing a claim under the Defense Base Act.

The Crisis in Public Housing

The true crisis in public housing is the fact that it still exists.

Supreme Court Rules No Life Sentences for Florida Juveniles

In May, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that juveniles who commit crimes in which no one is killed can’t be sentenced to life in prison without the...

Child Solider - Pakistan

“I would like to give you a message, please do your best to tell the world what is happening to us, the children. So that other children do not...

HG.org Introduces Our New U.S. State Law and Government Section

  By Hg.org
HG.org’s legal team has developed an informative new resource. The U.S. State Law and Government Section provides comprehensive information and...

The False Claims Act and Fraudulent Medical Billing

  By HG.org
The False Claims Act has helped curb the practice of fraudulent medical billing and dishonest contractors who were receiving benefits that they...

Defective Medical Devices and the False Claims Act

Federal and state laws require medical devices shipped and sold in the United States to be safe, effective, and reliable, and to perform as...

Government Procurement Fraud and the False Claims Act

General Comments Contracts with the Government can encompass a variety of agencies and departments. Many of the reported cases involve...

Insurance Companies Shamelessly Profit at the Expense of the Family Members of Deceased Military Personnel

Who should be allowed to profit from the death of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines? The question is almost so appalling as to be absurd.

Nonjudicial Punishment: Service Culture Divides in Military Justice

Military members charged with violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) have a right to trial by court martial, except in the...

Public Procurement Act – Amendments and Problems - Estonia

The amendments to the Estonian Public Procurement Act are enacted in two stages – the majority of amendments entered into force on July 1st this...

Pay Close Attention to Claims against Public or Government Entities

Each state has its own set of statute of limitations, which set forth the maximum time frame allowed, after an event occurs (such as an...

The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgment/Arbitral Award on the Territory of China

The recognition and enforcement of a foreign judgment/arbitral award not only affects the right and interest of the parties to the...

Refuse Non-judicial Punishment? It Is Your Right!

Every new recruit and officer candidate is taught about the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and their rights should they ever face...

Bid Protests on California Government Contracts and Public Works Contacts in California Law

  By HG.org
Government contracts in California are often sought after for their lucrative nature. They can be competitive in nature. When a company submits...

Employee Rights and Eligibility Requirements under USERRA

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 better known as USERRA is a law that protects the civilian employment of...


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