legal

How to Protect your Ideas with a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

by Kristina.Jay November 26, 2015 Business Law

As the old saying goes, ideas are as free as the wind, but that doesn’t mean that once you’ve got a brilliant one you’ll just have to go about making it happen without any means of guarding it in the meantime. Just like copyrighting can protect the expression of an idea and patents are meant […]

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Polygraphs in the Criminal Justice System

by Allen Browning September 15, 2015 Blawg

In the criminal justice system, the prosecutor is obliged with bringing justice. That means, even though someone comes into his or her office complaining of being wronged, the prosecutor has an obligation to try to determine who is at fault and who is telling the truth about an incident. Sometimes, when an accused in a felony […]

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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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Is too much cash locked up in the WIP in your business ?

by ihunnings July 10, 2014 Law firm management

Is too much cash locked up in the WIP in your business ? OK, so you’re running a business. There are so many things to focus on : marketing, sales, making the product or service, getting in your resources to make/deliver it, billing, for some service firms such as lawyers and accountants building up the […]

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Should Law Firms change to a New Fully Managed Print Service?

by Alex Hutchinson March 25, 2014 Business

A large % of the Law Firms we work with are called, on a daily basis, by salespeople trying to tell them why they should change their Printers to a New Fully Managed Print Service (whether they take the call or not is a different matter but they receive the calls non the less!) “We […]

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Online Privacy In The Workplace

by Legal Author January 15, 2014 Privacy

The issue of privacy and online presence has been at the forefront of many debates over the past year as many more employers and others are using the information found online as a way of gauging a person or perhaps even disciplining their actions. This is a legal issue as many of those posts, pictures, […]

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Find Out the Easiest Way to Get Bail Bond New Jersey Based

by edralyn November 1, 2013 Criminal Law

Situations can be really tough and trying, if someone close to you lands in legal trouble. This obviously doesn’t mean that the person concerned will necessarily have a criminal or legally disordered background. After all, even good people can occasionally end up in terrible situations. In such circumstances, your prime responsibility is to ensure your […]

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Sandusky Victims $60 Million Settlement Highlights Leverage Provided by Expert Witnesses in Sexual Abuse Lawsuits

by theexpertinstitute October 31, 2013 Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Pennsylvania State University announced on Monday that they will pay an aggregate of $59.7 million to settle claims from 26 victims of sexual abuse. The university’s former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, was unanimously found guilty of 45 criminal counts relating to the sexual abuse he inflicted upon eight young boys he met at The […]

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The Court of Protection – Open to the public?

by EdwardHandsandLewis October 24, 2013 Blawg

The new president of the Family Division courts has echoed previous plans to make the Court of Protection open to the public. The plans have been talked about for some time now, and it was reported yesterday that the new president Sir James Munby agreed with the plans. The Court of Protection makes important decisions […]

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The Digital War: Why Cyber terrorism is National Security’s Biggest Threat

by edralyn October 16, 2013 Cloud Computing for Lawyers

What if America could say for sure that the future would be free of the threat of planes flying into buildings, or even suspicious packages full of chemicals? It sounds like a relief. But the reality is that terrorists may no longer need these tactics to seriously cripple the American infrastructure. The Defense Information Security […]

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Paranormal Activity Scare Yourself Silly in San Francisco.

by edralyn September 12, 2013 Criminal Law

Paranormal Activity: Scare Yourself Silly in San Francisco There are 812,826 living people in San Francisco as of 2011. Notice, we said “living.” How many un-living people are populating San Francisco is anyone’s guess. The city is known for being home to some of the most haunted spots in the nation. The next time you’re […]

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The Fall of Gender Equality Since the Recession: What’s to Blame?

by edralyn September 9, 2013 Car Accidents

Around 2009, the Great Recession was being termed the “Man-cession” or the “He-cession” by many who were concerned over the rising number of unemployed males compared to females, especially due to losses in such male-dominated fields as construction and manufacturing. Still others were insisting the numbers painted a much more complicated picture – one in […]

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4 Valid Reasons to Contest a Will

by edralyn September 7, 2013 Family Law

It’s not uncommon for a family member’s last will and testament to go challenged in court, but it’s very uncommon for the challenge to be successful. Often, unhappy heirs or disinherited children will threaten to contest, but once they do even the quickest internet search and realize that the odds are stacked against them, they […]

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Using a Family Law Service to Obtain Parental Responsibility

by cormac84 August 28, 2013 Blawg

Parents that live away from their children due to separation can feel left out of the decisions taken in their children’s lives. Gaining parental responsibility is a key legal status that safeguards these rights. However, not all parents have this right automatically and they may need to negotiate or go to court to achieve it. […]

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The Legal Side of Music for Your Marketing Campaign

by Lilly August 16, 2013 Business

Before you select a song for your commercial or viral video, there are a couple of things you need to know about the legal use of it in a marketing campaign. No matter how big or small your business is for a commercial or however you plan to use the music in for brand, be […]

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Troubleshooting Brake Problems for Truckers

by edralyn August 8, 2013 Accident Claims

If you operate a large truck, keeping the brakes in good working order is of the utmost importance. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says one out of every eight accidents involves a large truck, which adds up to 500,000 accidents every year. If your brakes won’t depress or they sink all the way to […]

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Common Legal Issues with Off-Shoring Your Work

by RyanD August 2, 2013 Business

Companies regularly outsource different business processes, such as payroll, insurance claims, accounts payable/receivable, mortgage servicing and even tax return administration, to Foreign Service providers. This gives them the freedom to focus on other important areas of a project in which they have true expertise. Apart from the fact that there may be misuse of data […]

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Avoiding the Most Common Business Lawsuits

by edralyn July 23, 2013 Age Discrimination

These days, most small business owners understand the danger of lawsuits from the time their company is just an idea to the time it’s an office full of hundreds of employees. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, one out of every three small business is threatened or served with legal action every year. Two […]

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Police Departments and Social Media: A Guide to Doing It Right

by edralyn July 13, 2013 Arrest

Police Departments and Social Media: A Guide to Doing It Right A police department located in a small town in Ohio is a Facebook sensation. Chief Oliver, known as Cheap Otter to his youngest fans, is gaining worldwide attention for his social media savvy. With over 70,000 followers who check in on a regular basis, […]

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The Criminal Mind: Brain Scans Reveal Differences

by edralyn July 11, 2013 Arrest

The Criminal Mind: Brain Scans Reveal Differences Are you a criminal mastermind? If so, you’re different than the rest of the population. Studies in neuroscience have revealed that the brains of certain types of criminals are different than the brains of the average citizen. While it’s not fair to say that all criminals possess the […]

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Importance of Getting a Will

by RyanD July 2, 2013 Wills

Death is inevitable. As morbid as that sounds, every individual should make time to prepare a will. This is a document that the testator prepares so that in the event that they pass on the estate executor can fulfill their wishes as they were spelled out in the will. Property should be allocated to the […]

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Texting While Driving: How Laws Have Impacted the Problem in the US

by calvinthescribe June 25, 2013 General Law

The use of cell phones among active drivers is unquestionably controversial, leading to an increasing number of laws that prohibit drivers from sending text messages. Even big name mobile companies are joining the crusade, entreating users to wait before they text. But how have these laws really affected this risky, dangerous behavior? Less Texting in […]

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The Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment: What You Need To Know

by Lilly June 20, 2013 Construction and Engineering

An environmental site assessment is important when it comes to constructing any building, whether it’s for business or residential purposes, and this assessment can vary greatly, depending on the city or country. Construction on a new building close to the Berlin Central Train Station was delayed in early 2013 after an unexploded WW2 bomb was found […]

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Seeking Legal Counsel for Sexual Harassment

by RyanD June 14, 2013 Employment Law

Sexual harassment is a serious offense. When it occurs in the workplace it can disrupt concentration, productivity, and the ability to make a living, to say nothing of the damage to the victim’s personal well-being. For this reason, it is important to understand what sexual harassment entails and what do to if you have been […]

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