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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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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 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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Breach of Fiduciary Duty
To learn more about breach of fiduciary duty visit http://www.lawinfo.com/fiduciary-relationship.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 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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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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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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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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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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Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Damages
If you've been wrongfully terminated, then you may be entitled to a variety of damages, based on your situation and your state laws. To learn more about wrongful termination lawsuit damages visit http://www.lawinfo.com/wrongfultermination.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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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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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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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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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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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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Water & Riparian Rights
Owning waterfront property can be wonderful -- but you need to understand exactly what you own. Riparian rights refer to the rights of waterfront property owners to the water and the land surrounding it. Riparian rights depend on a number of factors including state law and whether the water is considered navigable. Riparian rights pass with the land and are part of the property owned by the waterfront property owner. To learn more about water& riparian rights visit http://www.lawinfo.com/water-and-riparian-rights.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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To learn more about Replevin visit http://www.lawinfo.com/replevin.html
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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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Libel and Slander
Remember what you learned in Kindergarten -- to tell the truth and be kind to others? Well, sometimes adults have trouble with those rules and say or write something that portrays another person, business or government entity in a negative way. If the thing that is said is false... then it can be considered defamation, which has legal consequences. To learn more about libel and slander visit http://www.lawinfo.com/libel-and-slander.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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Administrative Procedures Act
To learn more about Administrative Procedures Act visit http://www.lawinfo.com/administrative-procedures-act.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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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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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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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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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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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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Wrongful Termination of Employment Claims
Whether an employee has been wrongfully terminated depends on a variety of circumstances, but is illegal under both state and federal laws if the employee was fired for discriminatory reasons, such as his or her race, sex, age, national origin, disability, and in some states, based on a persons' sexual orientation. To learn more about wrongful termination of employment claims visit http://www.lawinfo.com/wrongfultermination.html
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Depakote Lawsuits
Visit http://lawsuits.lawinfo.com/Depakote/index.html to learn more. "Lawsuits happen for many reasons, and for Depakote, there have been several types of lawsuits against the drug manufacturer Abbott Laboratories. Perhaps the most well-known lawsuit occurred in 2012 when Abbott was declared responsible and made to pay over 1.6 billion dollars for fraudulently marketing the drug as treatment for schizophrenia, autism and other off-label uses. Other lawsuits are being filed by victims of Depakote who claim Abbott Laboratories caused severe birth defects in their children. These lawsuits allege Abbott knew or should have known their drug could cause birth defects, yet failed to adequately warn the public regarding this danger. If you believe your child suffered a birth defect due to your use of Depakote, you may have a case and the chance to recover compensation from Abbott Laboratories. Speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to find out more about your legal options."
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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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Commercial Speech And Advertising
The Supreme Court found that commercial speech, while protected by the First Amendment, is entitled to less protection than other kinds of speech. Advertising or commercial speech is generally protected by the First Amendment as long as it isn't false or misleading. The government can regulate it though, if it has an important interest in the subject matter and regulations are narrowly tailored to achieve those interests. To learn more about commercial speech and advertising visit http://www.lawinfo.com/advertising.html
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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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Termination Of Child Support
http://bit.ly/familylawattorney A parent can petition the family court to terminate child support obligations when the child is no longer eligible for such support. The parent must file what's usually called an "Affidavit for Termination of Child Support" or something similar. It is a standardized court form which usually allows the parent to simply check-the-box for the reason why the support is no longer needed -- such as the child reached the age of majority, got married, became emancipated, or in some cases simply became self-supporting, rendering payment of support to the other parent unnecessary. To learn more about termination of child support and receive a free consultation with a local attorney, click here: http://bit.ly/familylawattorney
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Risperdal Side Effects
Visit http://lawsuits.lawinfo.com/Risperdal/index.html to learn more. "The antipsychotic prescription medication Risperdal is intended to treat patients who suffer from disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or autism. The adverse side effects of taking Risperdal are vast and include causing diabetes, strokes, stroke-like events and even death. There have also been links between taking the drug and developing the potentially fatal syndrome called Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, as well as the central nervous disorder Tardive Dyskinesia. A condition known as non-physiological gynecomastia, which is essentially breast tissue development brought on by taking medication, has also been discovered in adolescent males who take Risperdal. Other side effects may include heart problems, bone loss, weight gain and sexual disfunction. Whenever you take a serious drug like Risperdal it's important to consult with your doctor so you understand all the risks associated with taking the drug. If you take the drug and later develop a side effect you believe wasn't properly disclosed, talk with an attorney about your legal options."
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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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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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What Is An Alibi?
http://www.lawinfo.com/criminal-law.html - If you are a suspect in a crime or have been charged with a crime, the best way to prove you are innocent is by proving you were somewhere else when the crime occurred. An alibi, which means "somewhere else" in Latin, is the legal defense of proving you were not present at the time the crime was committed. A provable alibi is one that can be proven with evidence to support the alibi claim. For example, if you were accused of a crime that happened at the time you were out at a restaurant, you may may be able to prove you were at the restaurant by showing surveillance footage, a receipt, or offering witness testimony. Alibi claims are investigated by law enforcement to determine validity, which may lead to charges being filed or dismissed.
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Piercing The Corporate Veil
To learn more about piercing the corporate veil visit http://www.lawinfo.com/corporate.html
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What Evidence Is Allowed In A Trial?
http://www.lawinfo.com/litigation.html - While the facts that lead a person to court may be innumerable, only a handful of these details are legally relevant, therefore admissible, in court. Evidence is used to prove the details that are necessary to establish guilt or liability of a party or to establish a defense against certain claims.
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