Forcillo sentenced for events that led to death of Sammy Yatim

The facts pertaining to James Forcillo’s murder of Sammy Yatim in July, 2013 illustrates the continued cycle of unnecessary violent deaths at the hands of policemen in recent years. Forcillo was reported to have fired two volleys of shots at the subdued and harmless teen, the first volley…


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How can you file for slander?

A person’s reputation is very valuable, and if someone is trying to destroy it, you have to protect it by any means. Luckily, the law is on your side and if someone is damaging your reputation, you can file a lawsuit against them and receive justice. The steps might seem confusing at first,…


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When detained by the law, what are your legal rights?

Many people are aware that when they are detained by the law, they have the right to remain silent. However, you may be wondering what your other legal rights are. You have the right to be treated with respect and to know why you have been arrested or detained. You have the right to make one phone…


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What Is Misdemeanor Charges

People usually assume that having a misdemeanor charge is no big deal. This thinking is quite wrong as the felony charge against such a crime is usually very high. Some serious consequences of the misdemeanor charges may require an experienced defense criminal attorney because most of these crimes…


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What Is A Patent & Why Is It Important

If someone has invented something which he wants to sell, produce or use in any way he desires then he must secure a patent against his invention. A patent consists of all the data related to the invention and it is a declaration issued by a government agency declaring you the rightful inventor of…


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Family Law Attorney

If you're having problems related to a domestic relation then you must concern a family law attorney. Family law attorneys are not only specialized in issues related to domestic violence, but can also help you in the matters of divorce, spousal support, adoption, child support and surrogacy. You…


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Commercial Litigation Law Firms

Commercial litigation law firms can be simply defined as the type of law firms which cover different conflicts which can occur in a business. These different conflicts can emerge as a result of disagreements concerning legal contracts. Cases which are commonly involved are arguments between…


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Promissory Note

The type of note which is legally binding and includes a written promise to pay back a loan or a debt under certain specified conditions is called a promissory note. Every promissory note is required to have some fundamental clauses as well as optional clauses. The optional clauses however can be…


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Sublease Agreement

A sublease agreement can be defined as a contract in which a few or all the property rights possessed by a tenant under a residential lease agreement are transferred to a third-party. A sublease contract needs to contain the information of the sub lessor, subtenant, location of the premises, all the…


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How to Post Bail 2

If ever in your life you come across a scenario where you or any of your loved one gets arrested then you must know how to post bail. If you don’t want to wait for your trial in jail then you need to acquire the services of a bail bond agent. The judge will determine your bail and you can post…


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DUI Penalties for Minor

You have to be twenty-one years old to drink alcohol in America. But this doesn’t stop teenagers from taking part in underage drinking. Research has shown that almost twenty-four percent of tenth graders consume alcohol once a month and these are just the ones who admitted it. The legal age of…


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Thirty-Nine Years Is Too Long

A man named Ricky Jackson was arrested in Ohio in the late 1970’s. He was believed to have committed a murder. However, evidence now proves that this man had nothing to do with the murder. He has been released from prison after thirty-nine years, and he is very upset. Ricky Jackson is going to…


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Scotland Bill May Give Holyrood Veto Over Human Rights Act repeal

Over the past few days there has been an uproar in some parts of Whitehall over David Cameron’s decision to strengthen the Scottish’s government ability to block any plans by Tory of repealing the Human Rights Act. A little known provision bill in Scotland that uses the findings of Cross…


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Legal - Steven Rhodes concerned about unfunded pensions

On Thursday this week, Steven Rhodes, who made the news thanks to the fact that he oversaw the historic bankruptcy case in Detroit, said that he is very concerned about pensions that are yet to be funded. According to Rhodes, who retired back in February this year, Detroit is not the only city…


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Listing Contracts: A short summary

A contract between brokers of real estate and the seller(s) that allows the broker to have the right to put up or advertise the property in the market for sale is known as a listing contract. It is also known by the name of the listing agreement. There are various terms and conditions, which the…


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Citizen's legal duties

Every citizen in the US must follow local, state and federal laws. In a case of breaking one of the laws, citizen will be punished. All citizens are protected by the criminal justice system and the law. In return, they must comply with the same rules and they must accept the punishment if they break…


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Voadafone Suing O2 in Czech Republic for USD 14.8 Million

The Czech unit of Vodafone is suing the O2 Czech Republic telecommunications company for USD 14.8 million. According to Vodafone, O2 is abusing its dominant position in the market relating to sales of fixed broadband, it was announced on Tuesday. Vodafone complains that it could not offer…


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Types of adoption

In case you cannot have a baby, and you really want to, or you have already, but you want to adopt other children, there are some ways you can do it. Your first option is to do it with the help of the agency. It can be private or public agency, regulated by the state. There is a difference between a…


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Ellen Pao Was Not Sexually Discriminated Against, Said Jury

In a case which shone a light on maltreatment of women in Silicon Valley, ex-technology venture capitalist Ellen Pao has lost a landmark sexual discrimination lawsuit. The trial lasted for four weeks, and it got a lot of media attention because not much is known about the secretive industry. A jury…


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Beastie Boys Win Lawsuit from Copyright Troll

While many people in the music industry are still pondering on the ruling that was issued out on Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke for their hit single “Blurred Lines,” a judge in New York has spent four years dealing with a similar case that involves the Beastie boys masterpiece back…


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Bankruptcy Hearing To Decide What’s Next For RadioShack

The troubles for RadioShack are not over just yet as calls are being made by many firms which so as to see to it that the beading process has been reopened one more time, Reuters reported on Thursday citing people with close knowledge to the matter. An attorney who represented the lender that lost…


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Malpractice case filed by diocese sent to court

The Catholic Diocese of Spokane can take its legal malpractice claim to trial against a law firm that handled its 2007 bankruptcy over priest sex abuse claims, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled. The decision means that the former Spokane bishop Blase Cupich, who now serves as archbishop of Chicago,…


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Hiring Legal Services

How to Hire Good legal Services Are you looking for someone who can represent you well in a court of law, in the event of any legal trouble? Then it is the assistance of a competent lawyer that you need. The following are some tips which you can consider when looking to hire quality legal services.…


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Trial of Edward Chomiak started Monday in Peace River

Edward Chomiak has finally been brought to trial for some of the most heinous acts in recent history, a double homicide on December 15, 2010 in Falher, Alberta, which is in the Peace River area. Chomiak was found guilty of first degree murder of his ex-wife Melody Perry (45 years old) and second…

More American Citizens Being Held in Iran

Earlier this year, issues about American prisoners in Iran came to an end after Washington Post Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian, former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, Christian pastor Saeed Abedini, Nosratollah Khosrawi-Roodsari, and Matthew Trevithick were all released from captivity in the country…

Interpol looking for Saren Azer for kidnapping

Last year at the end of August, a warrant for Saren Azer was issued by Canadian authorities with a charge of kidnapping. He failed to return his four children to his ex-wife’s home after a trip to Germany. Saren Azer and Alison Azer separated four years ago. At the time, he was legally allowed…

Clinton staffer granted immunity in email probe

Bryan Pagliano, former Hillary Clinton staffer was granted immunity by the FBI and Justice Department. In exchange, he must talk to investigators about the use of private and secret emails by former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Investigators dealing with the Clinton emails event have wanted…

What is the law regarding reporting an accident?

Car accidents happen when you least expect it, and when it does you could forget everything you know because of the trauma. You are stressed, angry, frustrated and the last thing you want to do is spend a few hours at a police station writing a statement. What is the law regarding reporting an…

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Judge says John Hinkley Jr. should be released from psychiatric hospital

The man behind the assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan will be released after 35 years in a mental institution. John Hinkley Jr. was 25 years old at the time of the much publicized event. The incident was triggered after Hinkley watched the 1976 film Taxi-driver and began to associate…

Forcillo sentenced for events that led to death of Sammy Yatim

The facts pertaining to James Forcillo’s murder of Sammy Yatim in July, 2013 illustrates the continued cycle of unnecessary violent deaths at the hands of policemen in recent years. Forcillo was reported to have fired two volleys of shots at the subdued and harmless teen, the first volley…

How can you file for slander?

A person’s reputation is very valuable, and if someone is trying to destroy it, you have to protect it by any means. Luckily, the law is on your side and if someone is damaging your reputation, you can file a lawsuit against them and receive justice. The steps might seem confusing at first,…

When detained by the law, what are your legal rights?

Many people are aware that when they are detained by the law, they have the right to remain silent. However, you may be wondering what your other legal rights are. You have the right to be treated with respect and to know why you have been arrested or detained. You have the right to make one phone…

San Francisco To Amend Its Laws Favoring Harboring Of Illegal Immigrants

The killing of 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle by a Mexican illegal immigrant has torched up the debate over the fate of illegal immigrants in the US. While some say they should be deported to their countries, others are against this. There are even some cities in the States that refuse to cooperate…