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How To Write Your Own Will
To learn more about how to write your own will visit http://www.lawinfo.com/wills.html
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Due Process Of Law
Due process is one of those terms that is commonly heard but not so commonly understood. Due process actually has two different meanings. The term can refer to procedural due process or substantive due process. To learn more about due process of law visit http://www.lawinfo.com/right-to-due-process-of-law.html
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What Is The Attorney Client Privilege
The attorney client privilege is a very important right and a critical piece of being represented by a lawyer. It protects information a client shares confidentially with an attorney, whether during an initial consultation or in the course of representation. To learn more about what the attorney client privilege is visit http://www.lawinfo.com/attorney-client-privilege.html
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What Is A Tort?
http://bit.ly/PIattorney A tort is a wrongdoing that results in injury to another person or damage to property. Torts differ from crimes in that crimes are punishable by the state in criminal court, whereas torts generally allow individuals to seek compensation for their injuries in civil court. Sometimes an act can be both a tort and a crime. For instance, threatening to seriously injure someone is, in tort law, an assault; the victim may be able to sue the perpetrator in civil court for compensation for the emotional distress caused by the assault, while the state may seek jail time in a criminal court. In order to win a tort lawsuit, the plaintiff (the person who initiates the lawsuit) must show that the defendant (the person accused of wrongdoing in the lawsuit) intended to cause harm the plaintiff or had a duty to act in a particular manner, breached that duty, and actual damages or injuries occurred as a result of the breach. Click here to get an obligation-free case evaluation by a local attorney to learn more http://bit.ly/PIattorney
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The Difference Between Probation And Parole
To learn more about the difference between probation and parole visit http://www.lawinfo.com/criminal-procedure.html
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What Is An Affidavit
An affidavit is basically a legal document, which is written legal document about certain facts or events. The document sets forth a list of facts or descriptions of situations that the person swears to be true. To learn more about what an affidavit is visit http://www.lawinfo.com/civil-procedure.html
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Breach of Fiduciary Duty
To learn more about breach of fiduciary duty visit http://www.lawinfo.com/fiduciary-relationship.html
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Defamation And Gossip In The Workplace
Workplace gossip is all too common—and most of us have participated in it at some point. But if gossip crosses the line, it may be considered defamation. In general, defamation occurs when false statements are made about someone, which are presented as truth, and results in injury to the subject of the gossip. To learn more about defamation and gossip in the workplace visit http://www.lawinfo.com/human-resources.html
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Enforcing Your Parental Rights During A CPS Investigation Or Hearing
To learn more about enforcing your parental rights during a CPS investigation or hearing visit http://www.lawinfo.com/civil-rights.html
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How can a prosecution prove intent?
http://www.lawinfo.com/criminal-law.html - To be found guilty of any crime, the prosecution generally must prove 1. That the person physically committed the act in question, and 2. That the person intended to commit the crime. Intent in criminal law is complicated. It refers to a person's state of mind. Criminal intent can be either general intent or specific intent. Most crimes are classified under one of the those two categories. Specific intent crimes, require that the person actually intend to commit the crime. General intent crimes only require proof that the person intended to commit the act, not the crime. For example, theft requires specific intent of not only taking the item but also intending to permanently keep it - depriving the owner of possession permanently. With general intent crimes, the fact that the act was committed is enough to prove intent.
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What Is Probable Cause?
http://bit.ly/criminalchargesattorney The United States court system uses the term probable cause to refer to facts or evidence that would make a reasonable person believe that a crime has been committed. Taken from the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, probable cause, simply put, means the reasonable belief that a person has committed a crime. It is the standard by which an officer or law enforcement agent has the grounds to make an arrest, to conducts a valid search of a person or property, or to obtain an arrest warrant. Probable cause is what is supposed to protect people from unreasonable searched and seizures. Additionally probable cause is the standard used by a grand jury to determine if they believe a crime has been committed or not. For a free consultation with a local criminal law attorney, click here http://bit.ly/criminalchargesattorney
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Right To Cancel A Contract
Wondering about breaking a contract? Well, there are actually a variety of ways you can legally get out of a contract depending on your situation. To learn more about the right to cancel a contract visit http://www.lawinfo.com/terminating-business-contracts.html
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What is Negligence?
http://bit.ly/PIattorney Negligence refers to conduct that falls below the standards established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm. A person has acted negligently if he or she has departed from the conduct expected of a reasonable person acting under similar circumstances. In order to establish negligence as a Cause of Action under the law of torts, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant had a duty to the plaintiff, the defendant breached that duty by failing to conform to the required standard of conduct, the defendant's negligent conduct was the cause of the harm to the plaintiff, and the plaintiff was, in fact, harmed or damaged. The reasonable person standard provides a standard by which the conduct of others is judged and it distinguishes negligence from intentional torts, such as assault and battery. http://bit.ly/PIattorney
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What is Negligence Per Se?
http://www.lawinfo.com/ - Negligence per se means that if a defendant's actions violated a law or regulation, the actions will be considered negligent. There is no need to consider what a reasonable person would do. Negliegnse per se does not exist unless the law that was violated was designed to protect and improve safety. Traffic laws are common examples. In order to prove negligence per se, the injured plaintiff must demonstrate that: The defendant violated a statute or regulation; the statute or regulation was designed to protect some group of people from harm; the plaintiff was in the group the statute aims to protect; and the defendant's actions caused the kind of injury that the statute was designed to protect people against.
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Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 brought copyright protections into the 21st century. The law makes two World Intellectual Property Organization treaties law in the United States. The law is complicated and contains five separate -- and lengthy- titles. Among other things, the law makes it a crime to make or distribute devices known as digital rights management devices that control access to copyrighted works. To learn more about Digital Millennium Copyright Act visit http://www.lawinfo.com/copyrights.html
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Administrative Procedures Act
To learn more about Administrative Procedures Act visit http://www.lawinfo.com/administrative-procedures-act.html
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How To Obtain Court Transcripts
If you would like to order transcripts of a court hearing, you typically must submit a written request for the transcripts to the clerk of the court where the hearing took place. Some court transcripts may even be available online! A few federal courts are participating through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records system, or "PACER." You can visit the website at http://www.pacer.uscourts.gov. Otherwise, call the court clerk for information about what forms are required to submit your request. To learn more about how to obtain court transcripts visit http://www.lawinfo.com/civil-litigation.html
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Civil Rights Attorneys
Civil rights attorneys are both legal representatives and fierce advocates of some of our most important legal rights. If you are a victim of discrimination due to your race, sex, age, religion, ethnicity, physical/mental disability or sexual orientation, you should contact a civil rights lawyer right away. to learn more about Civil Rights Attorneys visit http://www.lawinfo.com/civil-rights.html
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How To Get A Design Patent
A patent can be an important legal protection for a new and innovative design idea. A design patent is issued to someone who has invented a new, original or ornamental design for an article of manufacture. In other words, a design patent protects the way something looks. To learn more about how to get a design patent visit http://www.lawinfo.com/design-patent.html
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Androgel Side Effects
http://bit.ly/PIattorney The testosterone drug Androgel is meant to treat patients who have been diagnosed with an androgen deficiency. There have been serious side effects linked to Androgel and other low testosterone drugs that potentially outweigh any benefit the treatments may provide. The most serious side effects reportedly linked to Androgel include, stroke, heart attack and, in unfortunate cases, death. While cardiovascular problems occur in many men, there have been studies that indicate there is an increased risk in men who take low testosterone medications like Androgel. Less serious side effects can include depression, decrease in muscle mass, lowered sexual desire, and tiredness. To learn more about your legal options, click here http://bit.ly/PIattorney
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Depakote Side Effects
Visit http://lawsuits.lawinfo.com/Depakote/index.html to learn more. "The drug Depakote has been on the market for decades and has been used successfully to treat patients suffering from epileptic seizures. In addition to seizures, it has also been used to relieve migraines, and even help those afflicted with bipolar disorder. As with any drug, a person taking Depakote may experience minor side effects that can include headaches, nausea, joint pain and sleeplessness. Unfortunately, the use of Depakote has also been linked with causing severe birth defects. In a small percentage of documented cases women who took Depakote while pregnant gave birth to children with cleft palates, spina bifida, and even malformed hands. In extreme and unfortunate situations, the drug has been linked with fetal death. If you or a loved one is taking Depakote, be sure to consult with your doctor and take great care if you are, or think you may be, pregnant."
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Legal Rights Under Implied Warranties
Implied warranties are unspoken, unwritten promises from a seller to a buyer, created by virtue of state law. Almost every purchase you make is covered by an implied warranty. Under the implied warranty of merchantability, the product must do what it's supposed to. To learn more about legal rights under implied warranties visit http://www.lawinfo.com/warranties.html
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UCC-1 Financing Statements
Interstate commercial transactions --such as contracts and loans- are governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, known as the UCC. All 50 states have adopted a version of the UCC. According to the UCC, when a lender secures a business loan with personal property, rather than real estate, the lender must file a UCC-1 Financing Statement with the Secretary of State's office. To learn more about UCC-1 Financing Statements visit http://www.lawinfo.com/uniform-commercial-code.html
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Typical Criminal Trial Procedures
http://bit.ly/criminalchargesattorney Once a person has been arrested for a crime, charges are brought against them. They are innocent until proven guilty and have the right to a speedy and fair trial. If you are facing criminal charges, do not try to handle this on your own! Click here for a free consultation with a local criminal law attorney http://bit.ly/criminalchargesattorney
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Importing Goods Into The U.S
To learn more about importing goods into the U.S. visit http://www.lawinfo.com/business-regulation.html
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How To Settle A Lawsuit
Most lawsuits settle out of court, but agreeing on a settlement amount can be difficult. If your damages are minor -- like minor injuries, low medical bills, or a few weeks of missed work, and you're life gets back on track relatively quickly, then an early settlement is likely. To learn more about how to settle a lawsuit visit http://www.lawinfo.com/settlements.html
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Zimmer Knee Replacement Side Effects
When you have a knee replacement, you expect certain foreseeable side effects including discomfort, pain, and difficulty walking. However, some individuals who received the Zimmer NexGen CR-Flex knee replacement system encountered serious side effects that were not made obvious before surgery. To learn more about Zimmer Knee Replacement side effects visit http://lawsuits.lawinfo.com/ZimmerKneeReplacement/index.html
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Uniform Trade Secrets Act
The Uniform Trade Secrets Act imposes civil penalties such as damages and injunctions on those who improperly find out about and use trade secrets and provides remedies for the aggrieved party. Trade secret laws have become more consistent and concrete by virtue of the Uniform Trade Secret Law, which in terms makes it easier to sue a wrongdoing for violating a trade secret holder's rights. To learn more about uniform trade secrets act visit http://www.lawinfo.com/business-regulation.html
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To learn more about Replevin visit http://www.lawinfo.com/replevin.html
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Specific Performance
http://www.lawinfo.com/contracts-civil-law.html - In many lawsuits, the person suing in looking for money to help remedy some sort of wrong, however, there are times that money is not adequate. Specific performance is a remedy that requires a defendant to actually go through with or finish a certain action that was promised instead of paying money. This is what is known as an "equitable" remedy. The plaintiff must demonstrate that money will not fix the breach. For example, if a plaintiff has a contract to buy an original piece of art and the defendant decides not to go through with the sale, a court order to pay the plaintiff will not give the plaintiff what he or she wanted - the original piece of art. The court could require specific performance and the defendant will have to sell the plaintiff the art as originally agreed.
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Enforcing Your Parental Rights During A CPS Investigation Or Hearing
http://www.lawinfo.com/child-protective-services.html - If during a CPS investigation or hearing, you as a parent don't believe your child's ad litem is serving in your child's best interest, you don't have to be quiet. It's important to understand you're still your child's parent, and can speak up and force the ad litem to serve in your child's best interest.
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What Is A Defective Product?
http://www.lawinfo.com/defective-products.html - Manufacturers have a duty to make sure the products they sell to the public are safe. A defective product is any product that causes injury to a person due to faulty labeling, a design defect or defective manufacturing.When that defect makes the product unsafe, manufacturers may be held liable for injuries that result from it. Generally the law that governs defective products is referred to as "product liability." This area of law refers to the responsibility held by the manufacturer, designer, distributor, or retailer of any consumer product to ensure that it does not cause harm to the consumer.When a defective product is sold to the general public, many people could suffer the consequences of the defect. When this happens, all those who have been injured by the defective product may bring a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer.
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How To Become a Licensed Child Care Provider
To learn more about How to Become a Licensed Child Care Provider visit http://www.lawinfo.com/starting-business.html
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Mortgage Loan Fraud Predatory Lending
With the state of the housing market today, more and more Americans are falling victim to mortgage loan fraud, or predatory mortgage lending. This is when a broker, appraiser, or bank intentionally misleads a home buyer into a bad loan to make a profit. Predatory mortgage lending is illegal and can cause financial hardship resulting in foreclosure, bankruptcy, and damaged credit. To learn more about mortgage loan fraud predatory lending visit http://www.lawinfo.com/consumer-fraud.html
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Stryker Hip Replacement Side Effects
To learn more about Stryker Hip Replacement side effects visit http://lawsuits.lawinfo.com/StrykerHipReplacement/index.html
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Unclean Hands
http://www.lawinfo.com/civil-law.html - Unclean hands is a legal defense to a complaint, which states that a party who is asking for a judgment cannot have the help of the court if he/she has done anything unethical in relation to the subject of the lawsuit. Basically, the person must be innocent of wrongdoing or unfair conduct relating to the subject matter of the claim.Therefore, if a defendant can show the plaintiff had "unclean hands," the plaintiff's complaint will be dismissed or the plaintiff will be denied judgment. This defense may not be used to put in issue conduct of the plaintiff unrelated to plaintiff's claim. Therefore, plaintiff's unrelated corrupt actions and general immoral character would be irrelevant.
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What Is A Retaliatory Eviction
If you are a tenant, you should feel comfortable notifying your landlord of any issues you have with your rental unit. Unfortunately, in some cases landlords retaliate against complaining tenants by raising their rents or evicting them. Many states have retaliatory eviction laws which protect tenants who have exercised certain statutory rights. To learn more about what is retaliatory eviction visit http://www.lawinfo.com/retaliatory-evictions.html
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Duties Owed By Trustees To Trust Beneficiaries
Trustees are responsible for holding trust property for the benefit of the beneficiaries. Thus, the law imposes several legal duties on the trustee to ensure that the beneficiaries' best interests are protected. To learn more about duties owed by trustees to trust beneficiaries visit http://www.lawinfo.com/executor-duties.html
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Power Of Attorney
A power of attorney is a legal instrument used to give someone the authority to act on your behalf. The person who signs the power of attorney is called the principle. The person who is given authority to do something is called the agent or the "attorney in fact." With the power of attorney, you can give someone the power to make certain financial, legal, or other decisions on your behalf. To learn more about power of attorney visit http://www.lawinfo.com/power-of-attorney.html
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What Happens During A Trial?
http://www.lawinfo.com/trial.html - When a case goes to trial, a jury may be selected, or the parties may opt for a bench trial, which is a trial without a jury and the judge will decide the case.
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Making A Workplace Retaliation Claim
Sometimes employees have concerns about whether their employer is engaging in unlawful or unethical practices.... For instance, discriminating against the employee or a worker, promoting only men to management, and not any women, improperly disposing of hazardous materials, or engaging in suspicious accounting methods that would defraud shareholders. To learn more about making a workplace retaliation claim visit http://www.lawinfo.com/human-resources.html
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What Does Product Liability Mean?
http://www.lawinfo.com/products-liability.html - Product liability is a type a legal theory based on a defective or dangerous product. Companies that manufacture or sell products generally have a legal duty to make sure the products they offer are free from defects that present an unreasonable risk of harm to consumers. If a product turns out to be dangerous or defective, the person injured may have a products liability claim, and can sue for damages.
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Wrongful Termination of Employment
Most states generally follow the employment at will doctrine. This means that your employment may be terminated by you or by your employer at any time and for any non-discriminatory reason. However, under certain situations, a termination may constitute wrongful discharge. To learn more about wrongful termination of employment visit http://www.lawinfo.com/wrongfultermination.html
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Bad Attitude In The Workplace
Have you ever worked with someone who had a bad attitude? If so, then you know how much a co-workers negativity, inappropriate behavior, or downright nastiness can affect your work performance. Problem employees may be dealt with in a variety of ways including counseling, discipline, and even termination. For more information about your legal rights in the workplace, contact an attorney in your area today. To learn more about bad attitude in the workplace visit http://www.lawinfo.com/human-resources.html
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Trespassing On Private Property
Property is one of your greatest assets and it is important to protect it. Accordingly, state laws permit you to sue anyone who interferes with your right of ownership or possession of real property. If someone is on your land without your consent then your rights to ownership and possession may have been violated by an action called trespass. To learn more about trespassing on private property visit http://www.lawinfo.com/trespassing.html
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Burden Of Proof In Civil Trials
http://www.lawinfo.com/civil-law.html - Unlike most criminal trials where the prosecution must prove the defendant committed a crime with clear and convincing evidence or beyond a reasonable doubt, civil cases have a lower standard of proof known as preponderance of the evidence. For example, if you were sued and the plaintiff alleged you trespassed onto their property, they would only need to prove it was more likely than not that you trespassed, not that it was absolutely certain. Some judges have explained this standard of proof by using this football analogy: In a criminal trial, the prosecution would need to run the entire field and score a touchdown to get a guilty verdict. In civil cases, the plaintiff would only need to cross the 50 yard line.
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Suing The Government - The Federal Tort Claims Act
To learn more about suing the government - The Federal Tort Claims Act visit http://www.lawinfo.com/civil-litigation.html
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Actos Side Effects
To learn more about Actos side effects visit http://lawsuits.lawinfo.com/Actos/index.html
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Unmarried Father's Parental Rights
To learn more about unmarried father's parental rights visit http://www.lawinfo.com/family-law.html
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What is a Passport Card?
http://www.lawinfo.com/immigration.html - The passport card is a wallet-sized identification card that proves U.S. citizenship. In the past, United States citizens enjoyed travel into certain other countries and territories without the need to have a passport. However, there are new travel requirements that were brought into effect bu the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. In order to increase border security standardized documentation is now required for international travel. The passport card is an alternative to carrying a conventional passport book and is valid for land and sea travel to and from Mexico, Canada, Bermuda and the Caribbean. It is important to remember that the passport card is not valid for air travel. If you are planning on traveling outside of the United States make sure you have the appropriate documentation with you.
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