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explaining the different aspects of Government.

Challenges for Cause: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Even attorneys experienced in voir dire have difficulty understanding how trial judges apply the law concerning challenges for cause. This...
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Aguilar and the New Face of Summary Judgment

As consumer attorneys, we must once meet the challenge by adopting a fresh approach to preparing for and defeating summary judgment. We must do...

Developments in the Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Canada

Courts in Ontario, Canada, where more than one-third of Canada’s population resides, are very receptive to the enforcement of final and...

Post Decree Contribution Actions for Attorneys Fees

The Illinois Supreme Court appears to have finally clarified the issue of the timeliness of a Contribution Action for Attorneys Fees in Post...

HMRC Information Powers

HMRC new powers to obtain information and documents are now well embedded. They stem from Schedule 36 to the Finance Act 2008, as amended by...

Outdated Laws in Kuwait

Few notes on some of the local laws in Kuwait which will need some reforms for better and fare application..

THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF APPEARING BEFORE THE TEXAS BOARD OF NURSING (BON)

You’ve worked for years to become a vocational nurse, registered nurse, or nurse practitioner in Texas. Ignoring a board of nursing complaint...

A Primer on Cross-Examination of Defense Experts

This article summarizes relevant Illinois law on expert testimony, the knowledge of which is crucial to adequate preparation.

Fight Against Piracy

Nowadays, the most significant efforts and works for preservation of Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights have been carried out under the...

The Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Canada

This article is for information only and not legal advice. The author discusses the enforcement of foreign judgments in Canada. This article was...

Newly Introduced Legislation in Relation to Joint Ventures - Turkey

With the enactment of the Communiqué numbered 2009/2, which was published in the Official Gazette dated 01.04.2009 and numbered 27187 by the...

On Key Legal Aspects of Drug Import Management Methods in China

Drug import faces strict state control in the whole world, which is also the case in China. International pharmaceutical companies planning to...

Sentencing Departures since Booker

Defense Lawyers Must Prepare for Federal Sentencing

Filing Age Discrimination Complaints in California - Choosing the Right Agency to File the Complaint

A California labor lawyer has a difficult decision when it comes to filing an age discrimination complaint. Should the California labor attorney...

DFEH Complaints, EEOC Complaints, DLSE and DIR Complaints for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation - How A California Labor Attorney Can Decide Which to File

A California labor attorney has a real quandary when it comes to choosing the right state or federal agency to file a complaint for...

The $25,000 Martini

Long gone are the days when the bartender says, “How about one for the road?” A drink with friends after work can turn into the biggest...

California Art Law, Maritime Shipwreck Treasure Law and International Antiquities Law - It is Not a Case of Finders, Keepers

The recent flurry of shipwrecks found with gold and other treasures and the continuous flow of stolen art into the U.S. and London is an area of...

How is the Attorney Paid in a Social Security Disability Case?

Attorneys who represent Social Security disability claimants generally do so under a “contingency fee agreement.” That is, the client does not...

Social Security Disability - Use of Medical Experts

Health professionals play a vital role in the disability determination process and participate in the process in a variety of ways.

Introduction to the Court System in China

Each province, directly administered city, and autonomous region has a higher people’s court. Higher court hears certain first instance and...

Types of Corporate Entities and Sudan Economic Liberalization Policy

In the Sudan, a company having share capital may be incorporated as a private limited liability company or a public limited liability company....

The Nigerian Public Procurement Act 2007 and Debarment of Multinational Corporations from Participating in Government Contracts

The Nigerian Public Procurement Act 2007 and Debarment of Multinational Corporations from Participating in Government Contracts: Unanswered...

Cyprus Regulation of Electronic Commercial Communications

Electronic commerce relates to Information Technology area and the laws applicable to IT issues also cover e-commerce. Cyprus has passed new...

Late Delivery of Immovable Property—Liquidated Damages v Penalty Clauses

As a buyer, you should be aware of the protection that is available to you in the event of the late delivery of the immovable property you have...

Privilege and the Inadvertent Production of Documents in Federal Court

Discussion of whether inadvertent production of documents destroys privilege in federal litigation. Legal authority based on ninth circuit.

New European Union Regulatory Framework

Dramatic changes took place in the communication laws and regulations of the main liberalised electronic communications markets in the recent...

Countering Espionage - A Modern Threat

Corporate Espionage was once thought of as a risk that only affects the richest of companies in high-risk sectors or emerging markets, the...

California Suspends Net Operating Loss Carryovers and Limits Business Credits

  By TroyGould
Governor Schwarzenegger has signed into law tax legislation with immediate and retroactive negative tax effects along with some future positive...

The New Country of Origin Labeling Law (COOL) and How it Will be Applied

This article discusses and explains the new Country of Origin Labeling Law (COOL) and describes the impact COOL will have on shoppers, food...

Allegations of Publishing and Broadcast Media Bias In the 2008 Presidential Election

The author of this article examines the allegations of publishing and media bias in the 2008 Presidential Election to determine if they were...

The Homeschooling Court Victory for Parents in California - Can Parents Rest Easy?

The author examines the recent homeschooling court victory for parents in California. While he concludes that parents of homeschooled children...

The Risks of Serving Alcohol to a Minor in Hotels, Restaurants, Nightclubs and Bars in California

The author looks at the what can happen to a restaurant, hotel, nightclub or bar that serves alcohol to a minor. Using the example of two...

Current Campaign Finance Laws for the 2008 Presidential Election

A look at the current campaign election finance laws and current campaign contribution limits for the 2008 Presidential Election. The amounts...

A Comparison of Contribution Limits in the 2008 Presidential Election

An in depth look at the specific contribution limits in the 2008 Presidential Election under current campaign election finance laws. The article...

Republican 2008 Presidential Election Tactics, Robo Calls and Negative Attack Ads

A discussion of some of the tactics being employed in the 2008 Presidential Election to sow seeds of distrust and fear. The author asks whether...

Answering Deposition Questions Like A Political Candidate In An Interview - Risky Business

The author shows how a politician, or a client acting like a politician in an interview, would answer deposition questions in this article. As...

Internet Privacy, Internet Hackers and the Law

This article looks at internet privacy and recent internet hacking crimes involving public figures. The author provides some safety tips and...

The $700 Billion Bailout - The Start of $700 Billion in Regulations for Lawyers to Figure Out

This legal author discusses the $700 Billion Bailout Plan, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and what it means for federal regulations...

The Marketing Of Presidential Candidates Using Trademarks and Campaign Slogans

The author of this article analyzes how candidates use slogans to market themselves to the voters. The writer also looks at trademarking and...

Allegations of Media Bias In The 2008 Presidential Election - What’s New?

The author discusses the allegations made of media bias in the 2008 Presidential Election and finds that although some of the biased attacks...

The CBS Janet Jackson Super Bowl Halftime Wardrobe Malfunction Fine, an FCC Brain Malfunction

The author examines the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction fine and the FCC brain malfunction in this article. As the...

California Food Poisoning and the New Country of Origin Labeling Law (COOL)

This article discusses how the new Country of Origin Labeling Law (COOL) will affect restaurants and foodborne disease investigations throughout...

The Current 2008 Presidential Political Campaign Election Finance Laws

This article discusses the current political campaign election finance laws and the sources of campaign contributions. It also looks at what are...

The Effect on Natural Resources and Oil Drilling in California From The Lifting of the Ban on Offshore Drilling

This article examines what will be the effect of the lifting of the ban on offshore drilling in California and shows why the “Drill Now”...

Constitutionality of the U.S. Treasury's $700 Billion Bailout Plan

The author examines the constitutionality of the U.S. $700 billion bailout proposal as it was first presented to Congress. The author also...

USA Patriot Act: Extraterritorial Effects of the USA Patriot Act: Privacy Rights of Non-American Citizens

A recent CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) news report declared: "Canadians could be subjected to the application of the American USA...

An Indian Law, Tribal Law and Native American Law Overview

This article provides an overview of Indian Tribal Law. The author describes the makeup of Tribal Law and the Tribal Court System in place with...

Drug Charges and Their Defense

Drug offenses come in many varieties with one common factor, the penalties for a conviction are severe and may result in lengthy prison...

Salvaging Your Government Proposal - A Short Primer on Bid Protests

One significant way selling to the U.S. government is different from commercial sales is the availability of legal remedies for disappointed...

Data Protection and Privacy Issues in China

  By MMLC Group
Privacy rights have been available to Chinese citizens under the Constitution and other legal regulations since the 1980's. However, due to the...

The Federal Grand Jury: Ten Tips for the Unwary

Other than violating certain testimonial and constitutional privileges, the federal grand jury can pretty much do what it wants. Here you will...

Queen for a Day: The Dangerous Game of Proffers, Proffer Agreements and Proffer Letters

Just what is a proffer and what are the perils of entering into a proffer agreement (also known as a proffer letter) with the federal government?

Federal Criminal Appeals: 10 Things You Should Know

I have been representing clients in white-collar and other federal criminal appeals for nearly 20 years, and it never ceases to amaze me how...

New Developments in Patent Protection for Medical Uses in Vietnam

It would be of high interest for worldwide patent practitioners and patent right owners that medical uses have recently been subject to...

Procedure for Registration of Corporations – Joint Resolution of AFIP and PRC

On October 24, 2007, the Official Gazette published General Resolution No. 2,325 of the Federal Tax Administration (the “AFIP”), and the General...

Realtime Court Reporting Yields Advantage

Time was when court transcripts took weeks to deliver and those involved in legal proceedings had to rely on note taking to capture day-to-day...

Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks - A Primer for Every Business

The USPTO estimates that piracy, counterfeiting and the theft of intellectual property (“IP”) costs businesses and individuals $250 billion...


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