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How to File a Business Lawsuit in Civil Court

How to File a Business Lawsuit in Civil Court

Owning a business almost guarantees that you will be in civil court at some point. You may be forced to file a business lawsuit against a customer who refuses to pay an invoice or against another company that is using your logo or product name without permission. A business lawsuit must comply with specific procedures […]

Marriage and U.S. Citizenship

Marriage and U.S. Citizenship

Marriage to a U.S. citizens makes foreigners eligible for a green card. However, getting your green card is just the first step toward naturalization, or U.S. citizenship. The naturalization process is much the same if you received your green card through marriage or for some other reason, but a marriage-based green card means you can […]

U.S. Citizens Traveling Abroad

U.S. Citizens Traveling Abroad

It is easier for U.S. citizens to travel abroad than it is for citizens of many other countries. To travel abroad, you must comply with the international passport and visa system, and comply with local requirements. In addition, international travel raises special considerations that you should prepare for before leaving home. You Must Have a […]

Employers Can Snoop Through Your Cell Phone

Employers Can Snoop Through Your Cell Phone

It’s hard to imagine getting fired based on text messages or videos on your own personal cell phone, but according to one federal appeals court, it’s absolutely legal – at least under one federal law designed to protect electronic transmissions. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 12 said the Stored Communications Act […]

Drunk Driver Arrested After Bragging on Facebook

Drunk Driver Arrested After Bragging on Facebook

It shouldn’t need to be repeated, but apparently it does: Should you commit a crime, and wish to escape prosecution, don’t brag about your exploits on social media. A man in Astoria, Oregon was arrested after he broadcast to the world about a little accident he had driving home early New Year’s Day. Police were […]

Can You Be Fired for Using Medical Marijuana?

Can You Be Fired for Using Medical Marijuana?

In two recent cases, the EEOC settled with employers who had fired workers because of positive drug tests for prescription drugs. But in states where medical marijuana is legal, can employers fire employees who test positive but have prescriptions for the drug? Drug Tests & Disability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), of course, […]

James Holmes to Face 166 Charges for Theater Massacre

James Holmes to Face 166 Charges for Theater Massacre

Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes will stand for trial in the July 2011 massacre in Colorado that left 12 dead and dozens wounded, a judge ruled this morning. Holmes, 25, will face as many as 166 murder and attempted murder charges for allegedly storming into a theater showing a midnight screening of “The Dark […]

War Over Gun Controls Explodes Nationwide

War Over Gun Controls Explodes Nationwide

Vice President Joe Biden met this week with government officials, victims of gun violence, retailers, media executives and firearm advocates on both sides of the issue as part of a task force designed to look for ways to combat gun violence in America, an issue that is provoking heated reactions from pro and anti-gun voices […]

You Have Limited Time to File a Motorcycle Accident Suit

You Have Limited Time to File a Motorcycle Accident Suit

Motorcycle accidents typically result in more severe injuries than auto accidents. No structure surrounds riders to cushion them against contact with another vehicle. This can result in significant personal injury awards because the law bases awards on the extent of a victim’s injuries. Most Motorcycle Accidents Are Caused by Automobiles Automobiles cause about 75 percent […]

Each Mass and Public Transit Accident Lawsuit Is Unique

Each Mass and Public Transit Accident Lawsuit Is Unique

There are many different kinds of public and mass transportation, which complicates lawsuits for personal injuries involving vehicular accidents. The rules for government-owned buses are different from those for a privately owned boat or helicopter, and still more rules apply to commercial aircraft. Injuries can result even when you’re not a passenger, a bus may […]