Online Articles on Civil Litigation
Animal Law: The Legal Community Is Slowly Recognizing Our Furry Friends Are Family
Our furry friends are part of our families, are they not? Of course they are, but the law doesn’t truly treat them as such. The law, in fact, is fairly antiquated, and in most circumstances a companion pet will be considered “personal property” or a “chattel” with its value being only what you paid for the animal....
Post-Honeymoon Project - Estate Planning for Newlyweds
Whether the tan from your honeymoon has yet to fade, or you’re just about to jet off to your destination wedding, the newlywed bliss has an added advantage: newlyweds are generally happy, optimistic and agreeable in their first year of marriage. Take advantage of this harmonious period and tackle your estate planning together! Not to be a killjoy – planning for the future isn’t the sexiest thing – but there are many aspects of the marital union to concern one’s self with...
The Truth Behind Credit Card Harassment & Debt Negotiation
From Birkin bags to Bikram classes to Blueprint cleanses, there’s always a reason to spend more than you have. And with all the reward and travel bonus plans available, credit cards are looking better than ever. We are a society of instant gratification – we want it all and we want it now. But for this, we pay a price…about 11-23% interest on purchases, to be exact. But wait before you swipe...
Friend or Foe?: The Double Life of a Fitness Tracking Device!
Fitness trackers are really very simple: they count steps; measure sleep; analyze your diet and tabulate metrics such as heart rate, blood oxygen levels, skin temperature, perspiration, body weight and body mass. The aggregate of all this information provides astounding information about one’s overall health and daily habits.
The militarization of America is much more than a mere sentiment at this point. Between the Baltimore Riots, Ferguson and everything in between, U.S. citizens are convinced we are becoming a police state. The obvious cause for concern is police brutality is race-related, and while this is readily apparent, perhaps there is a less conspicuous undercurrent of gender-related aggression. One should wonder, would there be less violence if we had more women police officers?
Have You Been Defamed On Social Media?
While the Communications Decency Act (CDA) gives broad immunity to owners of websites regarding defamatory statements posted on their sites by others, a growing number of awards have been made to businesses and individuals who say they were defamed online. If you or your business have been subjected to false accusations, you may be able to sue to have the false statements removed and recover monetary damages from the poster, or the website where they appeared.