Transfer on Death Deed Under the Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act.

by Friscowill August 19, 2015 Estate Planning

The Texas Real Property Transfer on Death Act, found under Chapter 114 of the Texas Estate Code, provides that after September 1st, 2015 the State of Texas will recognize a deed which transfers property upon the death of an individual. This opens new possibilities to Estate Planning which allows an individual to create a deed […]

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Workers’ Compensation in Western Australia: The difference between workers’ compensation claims & common law claims?

by Evie Coles August 18, 2015 Accident Claims Law

Workers’ Compensation Insurance is Compulsory for all Western Australian employers In Western Australia, the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981 (the Workers Compensation Act) creates a legislative compensation system which exists to assist injured workers to claim compensation for their injuries on a no fault basis.  The purpose of this system is to ensure that […]

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Construction Injuries More Common in Immigrant Population

by Jeffrey Kestenbaum August 12, 2015 Compensation Lawyers

According to recent research from Working Immigrants, a majority of construction-related injuries and fatalities involve immigrant workers. The New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH) issued a report earlier this year that noted the following statistics:  Although Latinos make up a quarter of New York State construction workers, 38 percent of New York […]

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Legal Theft By Adverse Possession

by Allen Browning August 12, 2015 Blawg

While I handle only personal injury cases and criminal defense cases,  on occasion I am contacted by someone who is particularly irritated by a neighbor who has constructed a fence on the wrong side of the property line which separates the two; the complaining party is mad that he no longer has the use of […]

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EEOC’s Sexual Orientation Ruling: The Legal Issue

by Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC August 12, 2015 Employment Law

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently came to the conclusion that employment discrimination based on sexual orientation is already illegal under federal law. At first, this seems like a huge step forward for the gay, lesbian, and bisexual community in the United States. Unfortunately for them, as of right now, the federal courts do […]

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Getting Confessions: The Reid Interrogation Technique

by Allen Browning August 11, 2015 Blawg

Various methods have been used in police interrogations to elicit a confession. By far the most popular method used for over seventy years is the Reid Technique. This interrogation method assumes guilty suspects can be identified from certain behavioral cues. It is said to be proven as highly effective at getting confessions; however, there has […]

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Divorce Stats – Did you know 66% of divorces in England & Wales were on the petition of the wife?

by Kirwans July 20, 2015 Family Law

Kirwans Solicitors have published a new infographic outlining divorce stats over the past few years. Among those mention include:- 66% of divorces in England & Wales were on the petition of the wife? Almost 25% of families in the UK are lone parent families. Click here to view the full divorce stats infographic.

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The Rising Tide of Settlement

by ASchlossberg July 2, 2015 Business Law

Two recent New York settlements of $17 million and $6.5 million were made prior to litigation. New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer would like to lighten the docket. Stringer’s plan could decrease costs and aid in reallocating funds to other ventures. Pre-litigation dispute resolution often benefits all parties involved, minimizing time and cost expenditures […]

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Proposed Pharmacy legislation – Is a change in legislation needed?

by Legal Author June 22, 2015 Clinical medical negligence

Medication mistakes by pharmacists and chemists happen more frequently than you probably think. A new law change proposed by the UK government could help pharmacists and chemists avoid facing criminal procedure if they prescribe patients the wrong medication. Providing the errors are recorded, pharmacists can continue working without the fear of legal action. We look […]

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5 reasons why young commercial lawyers may want to consider an in-house solicitor position

by Legal Author June 22, 2015 Legal Careers

In-house solicitor jobs were formerly considered to be mainly for those who wanted an alternative legal career path outwith the more common role of a lawyer within a law firm. Now, in-house lawyer jobs are becoming much more popular. Here are five reasons why young lawyers may want to consider hunting for a job as […]

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Fraud, Floodgates and First Wives Club – Will the Supreme Court Set Aside the Sharland Divorce Order?

by Emma Flood Curated Media June 15, 2015 Divorce

Divorcee Alison Sharland received £10m from her ex-husband Charles when they divorced under the belief that this was half his fortune. However, she later ascertained that his Manchester software company was worth many, many more millions. Mrs Sharland argues that she should have received significantly more as part of her settlement and opened her case […]

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Contract Terms Have Teeth

by ASchlossberg June 15, 2015 Commercial Law

Often parties to contracts want sympathy and their understanding of terms to impact on the interpretation of those terms by a judge when things go south. However, if the contract terms are clear, it doesn’t matter what one party’s understanding may or may not have been. In Moutopoulis v. 2075-2081 Wallace Ave. Owners Corp., 2015 […]

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To Contract or Not to Contract

by ASchlossberg May 28, 2015 Business Law

With society rapidly advancing and contract law constantly developing, the simple act of reducing agreements to writing is as significant now as ever. Especially when tens of millions of dollars are on the line. In Power Restoration Int’l, Inc. v. PepsiCo, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 32415 (E.D. Pa. 2015), Power Restoration alleged that Pepsico […]

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Will the roll out of BRP make the employment of those with visas easier for UK Businesses?

by Rebecca Bridges April 8, 2015 Immigration Law

BRPs (Biometric Resident Permits) used to be known as Identity Cards for Foreign Nationals (ICFNs). They are the shape and size of a credit card and show a migrants photograph on the front, together with information about how long their extension is for.  They also show whether they are allowed to do any work, and […]

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Planning Ahead: 5 Steps to Writing Your Will

by Asset Wills April 8, 2015 Wills

Important Things to Consider When Writing Your Will Writing your will is important if you want to have a say in what happens to your property and possessions after your death. Writing your will might seem a little morose but, in reality, we prefer to think of it as an insurance scheme. You don’t buy […]

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Brain Injury Turns Top High School Student into Dominatrix

by David Christensen April 3, 2015 Law

What happens when a brain injury affects a car crash victim’s impulse control and libido? An auto accident  in August 2008 transformed Alissa Afonina from a bright young student into a dominatrix for hire. The Effect of the Brain Injury Traumatic brain injuries, like the one Afonina suffered, can affect a person in any number […]

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Rights of Women Charity loses Challenge to Civil Legal Aid Legislation for Domestic Violence Victims

by Muna Saleem February 18, 2015 Domestic Violence

Whilst many regulatory and legal semantics have little impact on the population, a recent legal case may be of interest to the everyday civilian. On the 22 nd January, The Public Law Project, on behalf of Rights for Women, a legal advocacy group, attempted to remove specific pieces of legislation that were brought in to regulate […]

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Genericide in the 21st Century: Overexposure of the Modern Brand

by ASchlossberg February 10, 2015 Blawging

“Every brand has at its core a substance that gives it strength.”[1] In the 21st century, the reality is that companies are being penalized for their success with certain products. Genericide occurs when a brand no longer denotes its origin, but rather is used to refer to a whole category of products. Yo-yo, Escalator, and […]

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Depositions: A New Direction for New York

by ASchlossberg February 9, 2015 Administrative Law

Depositions: A New Direction for New York New York is making a significant change on the deposition front. A new deposition rule for the New York Commercial Division is on the horizon. Effective April 1, 2015, under Administrative Order 336a/14, New York courts will enact Rule 11-d of Section 202.70(g) per a December 22, 2014 […]

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The ­Fall of Personal Insolvencies and Debt Solutions in Scotland

by Debt Therapy Scotland February 9, 2015 Law

Recent official statistics released from the Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) confirmed that the level of personal insolvencies in Scotland including bankruptcies (sequestrations) and protected trust deeds (PTDs) have decreased to their lowest level in around 10 years. Figures taken from the third quarter of 2014-15 show that 2,633 personal insolvencies were recorded, which revealed a […]

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How the NFL Can Solve Deflate Gate in 30 Seconds — And Why the NFL Should Address Data Privacy

by Colette Shotton January 30, 2015 Law

Media is abuzz reporting on the NFL’s deflated football scandal – and when it comes to deflate-gate scandals, the NFL is not alone. Harkening back to 2012, JJ Stankevitz reminded us of a similar allegation leveled against USC by Oregon 1. Rather than offering complicated solutions to prevent future ball pressure scandals, like suggesting these […]

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Transparency of Companies: Beneficial Interests

by Stephen Downie December 24, 2014 Law

Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Bill (“the Bill”) that is proposed to come into force in April 2015. The Bill is currently undergoing readings before the House of Lords following the 1st reading on 19 November 2014 and the 2nd reading on 2 December 2014. Part 7 of the Bill inserts a new requirement into […]

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Pub Tenant Landlords and Reform of the Pub Code

by Stephen Downie December 24, 2014 Business Law

Small Business, Enterprise & Employment Bill (“the Bill”) that is proposed to come into force in April 2015. The Bill is currently undergoing readings before the House of Lords following the 1st reading on 19 November 2014 and the 2nd reading on 2 December 2014. It is well publicised that following derestriction of the pub sector in the 1990s a […]

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Setting Up a Business – Types of Funding

by Stephen Downie December 11, 2014 Business

Whilst funding is critical to a company’s business it is also vital to ensure the right product is obtained relevant to the company’s business needs. Whilst there are numerous financial products available out there, the most common forms of lending to companies are as follows: Fixed Charge – this is similar to a personal mortgage […]

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Company director fined for illegally accessing EE’s databases

by Redmans Solicitors December 11, 2014 Employment Law

The Information Commissioner’s Office has reported that a company director has been heavily fined by the courts after he was found guilty of illegally accessing and using information belonging to another company. Mr Matthew Devlin, 25, was prosecuted by the ICO after he illegally gained access to Everything Everywhere’s (“EE”) customer database by pretending to […]

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