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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...
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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...

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...

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 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...

Fort Hood Shootings Raise Questions about Doctor-Patient Confidentiality

The November 5 Fort Hood shootings raise several serious legal questions, particularly concerning the bounds of psychotherapist-patient...

Melendez-Diaz's Impact on Military Urinalysis Cases

The military has a strict zero tolerance policy for service men and women who are active duty members. The recent Melendez-Diaz case shines new...

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...

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...


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