Archive of ‘Legal’ category
Ever since the former US Attorney, Patrick Fitzgerald, stepped down after serving for more than a decade, the search for his successor has been ongoing.
The United States Attorney in Chicago is one of the most respectable prosecutor jobs in the US and the list of nominees for the post has been narrowed down to eight candidates, according to sources that are closely following the process.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the final recommendations will be submitted to Illinois Sens, the selection Read more [...]
Personal injury laws come from common law rules passed in different states in the country. Unlike other laws made through legislation or statutes, they are made by judges. When a judge makes a ruling in a higher court, it becomes law in other lower courts on the same matter within that state. By lower courts applying the decision of the higher court judge, the law eventually becomes a common law.
That is why common laws are different in various states. Most standard rules are in Restatements of Read more [...]
After the pain of being cheated out of your rightful inheritance, it’s time to take legal actions to take back what’s yours. It will take planning, patience and most of all, courage.
Legal actions to contest a will is a step most of us will never have to experience. However, if your loved one's will do not quite favor you or at least give your due, then you need to know what the grounds are for challenging a will. You will need to ponder what the current estate value is and how to go about Read more [...]
Accidents and mishaps due to civil wronging are quite common. Very often, a personal injury is sustained due to such accidents. In such cases of wrongful conduct leading to personal injury, there are certain defenses and legal remedies recognized by the court of law and it is possible to win damages by filing a civil lawsuit. Damages or compensations are usually offered in the form of money, for the harm or personal injury sustained.
However, in order to successfully resolve such personal injury Read more [...]
If you have recently been involved in an accident which you either suspect or can prove was caused by the neglect of other parties, such as your employer or those acting upon the authority of your employer, the time may be right to file a personal injury claim. If you believe that willful neglect was the cause of your injury, you have every right to consult with a lawyer in this regard, and absolutely no reason to trust your employer's assurances that no legal action is needed to resolve the matter.
If Read more [...]
In today's world it seems that you need to be able to drive to do just about anything – to get to work; to shop for food; to see your friends; to go out.
But what if you were no longer allowed to drive?
For thousands and thousands of people every year this is the reality – convictions for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can carry enormous penalties and have a devastating impact on your life.
Driving Under the Influence offences relate not only to alcohol, but also to drugs. The increasing Read more [...]
Businesses have different goals and missions, depending upon their size and what they do. But, no matter what business you’re in, there’s one goal you’re likely to have in common with every other business: to keep your workplace safe and secure. This task can be easier for some business owners than others. Nevertheless, it’s just as important for a two-person office-based business to be safe and secure as it is for a 100-person warehouse operation. Two-way radios are an excellent tool that Read more [...]
A marriage is a partnership between two people. It is a journey with many roads. Sometimes you go through beautiful, smooth paths. There are times though that it seems to be bumpy and for some reasons or other there is this rift between both of you and it can appear so big like the chasm of the Grand Canyon. There is just no way to get together. If this happens, how to save your marriage?
When facing a rocky path in marriage, you can choose to treat only the symptoms or uproot the cause of why Read more [...]
Being the victim of a dog attack is very frightening, and it can also lead to serious or fatal injuries. Unfortunately, some dog owners are negligent, and this exacerbates the potential problem. For example, there are some dog breeds such as pit bull terriers and rottweilers that are often raised with the intention of bringing out their most hostile instincts.
Sadly, training a dog to be hostile and aggressive is the leading factor in the approximately 16 human fatalities that occur as Read more [...]
Divorce is one of the most difficult things to do in one’s life. It means a separation, not just physically but emotionally and financially as well. Finances cause all kinds of concerns. Child visitation, splitting income, alimony and asset division are all part of the process for most divorces. For many who go through this ordeal, it’s a long road to financial freedom. They simply don’t realize that there are a few steps that you can take to decrease your debt without choosing bankruptcy. Read more [...]