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What Is a Structured Settlement?

A structured settlement is an amount of money paid periodically. It usually comes from successful settlement after a lawsuit. When a large amount of money is won structured settlement companies will come in to advise on a plan that will mean the money is paid over time instead of one lump sum. If you want to buy settlement plans then it can mean that you won't be paid the full amount you received in compensation as the rest goes to settlement company.... ❯❯❯

5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Criminal Defense Attorney

Just because an attorney has a criminal justice degree, it doesn’t mean that he or she is completely competent to practice law. Whether you are being charged with a crime or one of your loved ones has been charged with a crime – whether it be a \misdemeanor or a felony – finding the right legal defense is critical. There are a number of things to look out for – if you want to increase your chances of winning your case – when a... ❯❯❯

Obama’s Plan for Climate Change to Face Legal Challenges

If you were to poll a majority of Americans from all ages and walks of life, chances are you would come away from the experience wondering why more hasn’t been done to alter climate policy. Most people agree that environmental sustainability is a crucial issue, and that greenhouse gas emissions and our addiction to fossil fuels is slowly but steadily leading to climate changes that are impacting people around the world. Even President Obama declared... ❯❯❯

5 Tips and Tactics for Fighting a Traffic Violation

If there’s one thing that all of us can agree on, it’s this: We don’t like receiving traffic violations. Yet, according to many reports, there are approximately 100,000 of us who receive a speeding ticket each and every day in this country. This means that 1 in 6 individuals will receive one this year and with the average cost of a traffic violation being around $150, that adds up to an amazing six billion (give or take a few bucks)... ❯❯❯

What Are the Legal and Ethical Aspects of Cord Blood Banking?

There is currently a battle being waged in the medical field – between the people who believe cord blood banking can have a significant, substantial, and beneficial impact on society, and the people who believe cord blood banking is posing an Orwellian risk that could put the lives of millions at risk. While cord blood banking as a procedure is still in its nascence and only time will tell its long-term impact, there are many issues to consider... ❯❯❯

Can a Doctor Be Sued for Failure to Diagnose?

Statistics say that almost half of medical malpractice lawsuits stem from one doctor or another failing to properly diagnose a patient. Some of these cases are less severe and range from minor to completely frivolous, but some of them are much more serious. Some of the more severe cases include doctors who have failed to perform proper tests – either due to stubbornness or arbitrary unwillingness – and the patient becomes critically ill or... ❯❯❯

Facts about Injury Lawyers

If you have suffered an injury that was not your fault, it is important to research reputable injury lawyers, such as IL4U (Injury Lawyers 4U), who can work hard on your behalf to achieve a worthy amount of compensation. When you really need that assistance it is worth hiring people you trust and feel will fight your corner accurately to get the best possible outcome. Here are some interesting bits of information that may open the door to using... ❯❯❯

Major US Retailers File Sweep Fee Lawsuit Against Visa and MasterCard

The prevalence of plastic over paper for shoppers all over the world is rapidly changing the way retailers and credit institutions view each payment transaction, and some retailers are not happy about the changes that are taking place. Several major US retailers have accused credit giants Visa and MasterCard of inflating transaction fees and putting additional strain on retailers to cover the bill. Lawsuits around this issue have grown stronger recently. ... ❯❯❯

What Does An Injury Solicitor Do?

What Does An Injury Solicitor Do? You have probably never made a claim before, in which case getting injured will be a worrying and confusing time. Injury solicitors are there to help you through the claims process and the court process if need be. No-one expects you to be able to take on the person or organisation that injured you on your own, but how exactly can your solicitor help? Gather facts and paperwork As with any case or claim, the amount of... ❯❯❯

5 Ways to Limit Your Personal Liability As a Landlord

Although holding on to property as a rental investment carries all sorts of benefits, including regular income and the anticipated continual increase in value of your holdings, it’s not without it’s difficulties. In theory the landlord/tenant relationship should be smooth sailing. You provide the property and agree to maintain it effectively, and they agree to pay rent on time and not to destroy anything. Regrettably, it doesn’t always... ❯❯❯

What Are the Legal Limits on Conduct for Private Investigators?

Private eyes aren’t impervious to the law. Contrary to popular belief, private eyes are regular citizens – just like the rest of us. The movies tend to characterize private eyes as trench coat wearing super sleuths that will do anything and everything to solve their case. They’ll rough people up for answers, break into homes and go through closets, tail people in cars, taps phones – the list is endless. However, there are a number... ❯❯❯

Basic Parental Leave Laws for Men

When people think of parental leave, they usually think of a mother who after delivering a baby must take time off work. However, what about the dads out there? Dads have to take time off too and they are entitled to it. Under most labor laws men and women – regardless of gender – are allowed 12 whole weeks of paternity or maternity leave without the fear that they will lose their jobs or have their benefits taken away from them. Many of these... ❯❯❯

Should You Consider a Lawsuit Loan?

If you find yourself embroiled in a long and contentious legal case, the result could impact your entire life. As the plaintiff you brought the suit because you felt significantly damaged by the actions of another. The United States court system is there to right these sorts of wrongs, and you are certainly entitled to attempt to receive restitution. But how do you manage your life in the meantime? You won’t have to pay most lawyers out of pocket... ❯❯❯

How to Establish Liability After a Slip and Fall Accident

If you have fallen in a supermarket or even on a city street it is important to have all your ducks in a row before you file a suit against the party responsible. If you have fallen as a result of untied shoelaces or out of your own carelessness, you probably don’t have much of a case. However, if there is certifiable proof that the fall was the result of someone else’s carelessness, like a spill that wasn’t cordoned off or a hole or... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Landing Your First Job in the Legal Field

Chances are you went to law school thinking that was the final stop on your road to a lucrative career. The legal field is one of the most consistent and widely respected career paths you can choose, and in past years excellent students were able to roll right out of graduate school into a quality law firm. Regrettably, this is no longer the case. The recession that has gripped the global economy over the past several years has taken a toll on practically... ❯❯❯

Deciding Whether to Sue or Accept a Personal Injury Settlement

Although none of us want to find ourselves in the kind of situation where we have to decide if it would be best to sue someone or accept a settlement, life has a way of throwing some unexpected curves at times. Therefore, it’s best to be prepared, just in case. When it comes to the issue of wondering if, when it comes to a personal injury dispute, should you sue the other party or try your best to settle out of court, while each case is unique, we... ❯❯❯

Music Artist Lauryn Hill Claims She Didn’t Pay Taxes to Protect Her Family

It wasn’t too long ago that the soul artist Lauryn Hill was the ultimate music “it” girl. Over the course of her short 37 years, she has won over 30 awards (including an American Music Award and numerous MTV and NAACP awards) and actually, Hill made history for being the first female solo artist to win five Grammys in one year for her LP, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill back in 1998. Yet, as what tends to happen to so many gifted... ❯❯❯

California Court Makes GPS Mapping While Driving Illegal

Innovation in technology is often driven by necessity. The major problems are addressed first, as developers and programmers see a clear need that requires filling. Yet the biggest problems are also the toughest to solve, so speedier advancements often come in areas that don’t necessarily solve all the world’s problems, but simply hope to make your life just a little bit easier than it was yesterday. Such is the case with mobile technology. A... ❯❯❯

5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Personal Injury Attorney

There are few situations in life as frustrating as when you are injured through no fault of your own. Regrettably it happens all to frequently, due to carelessness by another party in operating a motor vehicle, maintaining their property or simply being effectively aware of the world around them. Luckily there are many attorneys who specialize in personal injury cases. Their job is to insure the parties responsible for causing the injury are forced to... ❯❯❯

How to Find an Experienced and Reputable Personal Injury Attorney

We’ve all seen the lame commercials for personal injury attorneys, but you shouldn’t let a few low-budget ads color your view of all such professionals. Many are dedicated to providing injured individuals with the legal assistance needed to ensure that the responsible party pays for current and ongoing medical bills associated with the accident that led to injury. In many cases they go above and beyond the call of duty, working for free (pro... ❯❯❯