Before the real estate bubble impacted the purchase and sale of homes in the United States, there were an average of over 1.2 million homes that transferred ownership every year prior to 2009. When the housing bubble crashed valuation of real estate in all markets, that number reached an historical low of only 306,000 home sales in the… Read More »
In most occupations, if you have been injured while on the job you have the right to receive compensation. Workers’ compensation laws exist to help take the pressure off of the injured employee and to cover the cost of their work-related injuries. Recently gaining attention as one of the more riskier occupations in the U.S. for chances of… Read More »
There are times when a person sues for a personal injury and is awarded ridiculous amount of money and then others when someone is not compensated fairly at all. Unfortunately, when it comes to personal injury lawsuits there is not always black and white but a lot of gray areas, especially if the case goes to trial.
The newest public health epidemic is probably not what you think. Opioid use tops the list of health crises in America. At both the state and federal levels, law enforcement is trying to get a handle on the crisis by imposing stricter laws, having more stringent distribution limits and altering the way that prescription drugs can legally be… Read More »
What Is Child Custody? When two married people with children decide to get a divorce, child custody becomes an important legal issue. Child custody refers to the legal obligation of the parents or guardian to take care of, supervise, educate, and manage all aspects related to the well-being of a minor child. This is a responsibility which cannot… Read More »
In the United States military, everyone from soldiers to administrative personnel, technicians, mechanics, and healthcare providers are required to follow a strict code of conduct and performance measures. When a member of the American military is serving during domestic operations, overseas in combat training, peacekeeping, or in full deployment they are required to serve their country with honor.
When an employee is required to work more than the regular working hours, the employer may be obligated to pay him/her over and above the usual wage. This is known as overtime pay.
Legal experts would agree that instances of domestic violence have declined in the past ten years, while anti-stalking laws and other provisions have moved to protect victims by increasing repercussions for all acts of domestic violence. This is a step in the right direction, but by no means has it provided a solution to significantly reduce violence in… Read More »
As many as 234 securities class actions were filed in federal courts in 2015, the highest since 2008. Moreover, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed about 807 enforcement actions that covered a range of misconduct and obtained orders equal to about $4.2 billion in disgorgement and penalties in 2015, as compared to 755 enforcement actions and… Read More »
As hospitals are under increasing budgetary pressure, finding affordable medical devices and equipment can take buyers overseas to one of many trusted manufacturers. The problem that has riddled the American healthcare system is the import of medical devices that meet preliminary standards at the time of purchase, but are not vetted through years of service to determine long-term… Read More »