5 Legal Issues to Know About Before Designing Your First Business Logo

by Legal Author September 12, 2018 IP & Technology

Designing your logo is equal parts logic and feeling. You want your logo to evoke a specific emotion when people see it. You want them to associate it with your branding, what you provide, and your value as a business. Logic comes into play where legal issues are concerned. While your logo is technically a […]

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Solid Claims: 5 Things to Discuss With Your Attorney About Your Accident Claim

by Legal Author July 2, 2018 Accident Claims Law

You’ve seen all the ads everywhere for accident attorneys right? So you know there’s plenty out there and how to find them. What next though? What are some things you need to stay on top of to ensure a good settlement? You need to know what you’re doing so that nothing is left on the […]

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A guide to legal support for military veterans 

by Thompsons Solicitors June 19, 2018 Military Law

The consequences of a military injury can be severe and, in some cases, life-changing. Starting a claim can feel daunting and it is not always clear whether you are entitled to claim compensation for the injuries you have sustained. Our short guide aims to make the process less stressful and answer some of the questions […]

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The Best Defense: 7 Reasons You Should Hire an Attorney to Handle Your Case

by Legal Author June 19, 2018 Lawyers

The main reason why so many people aren’t certain whether to get an attorney to represent them in court, is the potential for money savings this would bring. But unless you’re highly trained in handling legal cases, this is a recipe for disaster. Simply put, you stand to lose more than there is to gain. […]

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With Scrapping of Alimony Tax Deduction, Divorce Will get Even More Painful

by Legal Author June 13, 2018 Divorce

Divorce negotiations are set to heat up even more than usual now that the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has passed into law. That’s because the law changes the rules regarding how alimony payments are taxed. Here’s an overview of what all of this means for divorces going forward. Settling the terms of a […]

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New York’s Special Construction Injury Liability Rules

by JESSE MINC, NEW YORK PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER May 4, 2018 Personal Injury

Workers in the construction trades are exposed to a litany of serious dangers that can cause serious personal injuries and leave them permanently disabled from working and unable to support their families.  From falls through open holes to trip and fall accidents due to the presence of scattered debris, construction workers must be ever vigilant […]

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Will The Courts Give A Literal Interpretation To S188B(3) of the Enterprise Act 2002?

by Wilford Smith April 26, 2018 Corporate Law

Just over three years ago, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 came into force.This saw the removal of the dishonesty element to the cartel offence.  An individual will commit an offence if he or she agrees with one or more persons (whether dishonestly or otherwise) that two or more undertakings will engage in certain prohibited cartel arrangements, namely price-fixing, […]

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Fatal Accident Act 1976, A Petition to Change the Law.

by YouBlawg March 27, 2018 Personal Injury

Introduction In the Law Commissions’ report, November 1999 made proposals to modernise the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and to increase the bereavement award to bring the legislation into line with the values of modern society. Further proposals were put forward to render the law fairer and more certain than it is at present.  Unfortunately the recommendations have not been […]

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Hacking Privileged Communications Warrants Striking Answer

by ASchlossberg December 1, 2017 Blawg

The plaintiffs in Iris Mediaworks, Ltd v. Vasisht, NYLJ 1202791048431, at *1 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2017) made a motion to strike the defendant’s Answer based on allegations that defendant “stole privileged and confidential e-mails.”  Plaintiffs alleged that their Chairman and Managing Director discovered that all of the emails in his account had been forwarded […]

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Insurance Coverage Can Not be Created by Untimely Disclaimer

by ASchlossberg November 2, 2017 Blawg

In an action commenced by plaintiff insurance provider seeking a declaratory judgment that plaintiff was not obligated to defend or indemnify the defendants in connection with a car accident, plaintiff moved for summary judgment.  Defendants opposed the motion by asserting that plaintiff failed to timely disclaim coverage for the accident.  At the time of the […]

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Labor Law Claims Dismissed Based On Proximate Cause

by ASchlossberg October 20, 2017 Blawg

The plaintiff in Merendino v. Costco Wholesale Corp., NYLJ 1202793125729, at *1 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 2017) commenced an action against multiple defendants based upon injuries he suffered when he fell from a scaffold while working on a construction site.  Plaintiff asserted a cause of action for common law negligence and a number of labor […]

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10 Ways Social Media Has Changed How Lawyers Operate 

by YouBlawg September 8, 2017 Law firm marketing

Contribution from an author in the legal sector explaining 10 of the ways social media has changed how lawyers operate:- Chances are, you are among one of the 1.23 billion monthly active users on Facebook… Or, if not, you might be a user of various other social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram, or even […]

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Defendant and Counsel Ordered to Pay Sanctions for Repeated Refusal to Comply with Discovery Demands

by ASchlossberg September 5, 2017 Blawg

As litigation proceeds from the initial pleadings stage to the commencement of discovery, parties often find themselves facing an opponent who is less than willing to comply with fair and reasonable demands to produce records and information that are necessary and relevant to the action.  Indeed the frequent reluctance of judges to punish parties for […]

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Best personal injury claims lawyers & legal advice UK

by YouBlawg September 2, 2017 Accident Claims

Best personal injury claims lawyers & legal advice UK – Guide to some of the best injury solicitors and law firms for PI in London and across the UK, with practical tips on what to do if you’ve suffered an injury in the UK.  If you’ve suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault, whether a […]

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Best Immigration Lawyers UK + Brexit Immigration Legal Advice (London, Birmingham & Beyond)

by YouBlawg August 20, 2017 Immigration Law

Needing a top immigration lawyer to help with your immigration law issues? Where you’re an entrepreneur or investor (Tier 1), or looking for a visa to stay with your partner or family or need business immigration legal advice, an immigration lawyer can help you. The following are some of the best firms of immigration solicitors […]

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To Partner or Not to Partner

by ASchlossberg July 20, 2017 Blawg

Plaintiff in Hammond v. Smith, NYLJ 1202792787736, at *1 (App. Div. 4th Dept. 2017) appealed the dismissal of his complaint which sought damages for breach of an alleged oral partnership.  Since there was no written agreement, the court was compelled to consider extraneous factors — the parties’ intent, whether there was joint control and management […]

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Pre-Action Protocol for Defamation

by Summerfield Browne Solicitors June 24, 2017 Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Commercial litigation insight from Summerfield Browne Solicitors, based on law & procedure in England & Wales.  The Pre-Action Protocols are sets of rules and procedures that should be strictly adhered to in every litigation matter. In total, there are 13 different Pre-Action Protocols, not including the Practice Direction on Pre-Action Conduct & Protocols, these protocols […]

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Insurance Provider Not Required to Provide Coverage to Additional Insured

by ASchlossberg January 8, 2017 Law

Last month in Gilbane Bldg. Co. v. St. Paul Ins. Co.. Index No.: 653199/11, the First Department held that an insurance provider is not required to provide coverage to an “additional insured” who has not entered into a written contract with the insured. The crux of the decision was the Court’s interpretation of the additional […]

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How Laws Differ Between States

by YouBlawg October 12, 2016 Law

In the United States, there are two primary types of laws. Federal laws are passed and upheld by the U.S. government and they apply to all 50 states. State laws, however, are created and maintained by individual state governments. These laws can vary widely between states because they are created to address situations which may […]

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Why Google, Facebook, Yahoo Oppose Expansion of FBI Surveillance Powers?

by YouBlawg October 4, 2016 Data Protection Law

And as we edge closer to higher levels of automation in life, technology continues to pose significant privacy threats. Aware or not, we are expelling massive amounts of personal information in the void that is internet each day and making it available to a number of authorities. Staying updated with each and every law passed […]

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What Fraud Victims Should Know About a Fraudster’s Obligation to Account

by icpc May 18, 2016 Finance

Victims of fraud often ask us whether a fraudster can be ordered by a Canadian Court to account for what the fraudster did with their money so that they may attempt to recover it from those who received it. Other times, victims of fraud just want an explanation. Last week an Ontario Court released its […]

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5 Controversial Legal Proposals Expected in the Queen’s Speech

by Emma Flood Curated Media May 17, 2016 Law

The Queen’s speech is taking place on Wednesday 18th May and could contain some highly controversial proposals. David Cameron has been warned not to bring up too many controversial plans by former health secretary Lord Lansley, whose opinion is supported by a leading thinktank. But will the Prime Minister heed this warning? This post looks […]

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Breaking down Second Home Stamp Duty

by Taylor Rose TTKW April 21, 2016 Property

The new second home stamp duty land tax rates came into effect on April 1st 2016 and changed how the amount of tax those who are purchasing a buy to let property or a second home will pay. At a basic level, this change increases stamp duty payments by 3% and is applicable on any […]

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Panama Papers – New Legislation will be a Taxing Task for Legislators

by Emma Flood Curated Media April 13, 2016 Tax evasion

In light of the Panama papers scandal, David Cameron has announced that parliament will fast-track legislation making it a criminal offence for companies to fail to prevent staff assisting in tax evasion, but how will this work? This post looks at the similar provisions in the Bribery Act 2010 to assess the likely success of […]

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Legal Murder? The Oddity of the Yellowstone Zone of Death

by burkejaskot March 29, 2016 Criminal Law

Yellowstone National Park is a beautiful nature preserve that is protected by the government to maintain the wilderness.  The park actually spans four states: Utah, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.  Unfortunately, the jurisdiction of the park is murky and difficult to parse out for the legal matters that arise in the park.  When four states are […]

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