Federal Law

What does it mean if somebody claims to be judgment-proof, or states that it's not worth pursuing a claim against somebody because they're judgment-proof?

With legal protections offered to tenants for service animals and emotional support animals, should landlords reconsider 'no pets' rules.

What is an injunction and when may you seek one against another person or business.

What does it mean for a person to be incompetent to stand trial, and how is it different from the insanity defense.

When might a person be able to bring a defamation case based upon media coverage of a high profile incident or criminal case?

Remedies for injured seamen under maritime law, including the Jones Act and maintenance and cure.

Factors to consider before expanding your business directly or through franchising.

What is meant by a defendant's having the right to a speedy trial.

What is a pardon, and how do you seek executive clemency following a criminal conviction, whether in the form of pardon or executive clemency.

How automobile event data recorder (EDR) data has been used in court, and how it may potentially be misleading.

Describing NHTSA standards for automobile black boxes in newer vehicles, and issues that have yet to be addressed by regulation.

What is an automobile event data recorder (EDR), or black box, and how does it work.

Information about potentially dangerous auto accessories and modifications, installed by dealers or post-market.

Attorneys and law firms should not plagiarize content for their websites, and should verify that their website designers are actually producing original content.

What is discovery, what forms of discovery are available, and how to conduct discovery to obtain information from an opposing party.

Legal protections under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, that restrict creditors from requiring that a spouse become a joint borrower or guaranty the other spouse's loan or line of credit.

Common ways that businesses violate the FCRA when reporting their customers' debts.

When a debtor declares bankruptcy you must stop all collection activity, but is the debtor being honest with you?

How to demand validation of a debt after you are contacted by a debt collector, under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

The rights of consumers contacted by debt collectors about money that they are alleged to owe.

What are common problems that arise during legal representation, and what can a client do to resolve concerns or a dispute with a lawyer.

How to determine if a lawyer you consult is the right one for your case, and how to negotiate a fee agreement.

With U.S. paper money imprinted with the declaration, "this note is legal tender for all debts, public and private", when can a business or government office refuse to accept cash payments.

Explaining felony criminal offenses, the consequences of conviction, and how felonies differ from misdemeanor offenses.

Defining misdemeanor criminal charges and their consequences, and what is meant by a misdemeanor class or level.

Find out what is involved in performing effective legal research.

Online legal dictionaries and glossaries, which can be crucial to effective legal research and accurate legal writing.

Sources of important legal forms for courts and government agencies.

Did you receive a phone call telling you that the IRS has obtained a warrant for your arrest? Don't send any money.

How trademark and copyright law protect song lyrics and titles, and how to safely reference or quote songs and lyrics.

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