Legal Articles, General Practice

What If I Don't Call the Police After A Car Accident?

In this article, Charles Allen discusses the ramifications and implications if you don't contact the police after being involved in a car accident

The Constitutionality of IOLTA Accounts

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals created a split among the Circuit Courts when it remanded a challenge to the Texas Interest on Lawyers Trust Account ("IOLTA") program for further consideration.

Trade Secret Found In An "Intuitive Flash of Creativity"

In what may present a significant change in trade secret cases, the Seventh Circuit recently extended protection to trade secrets that occur in an “intuitive flash of creativity,” and for minimal cost.

DOS Suspends Processing of Adoptions Under India's Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that it is suspending processing of certain intercountry adoptions from India pending its review of Indian adoption laws.

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ICE Starts Warrant Service Officer Program

On May 6, 2019, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the creation of the Warrant Service Officer program.

How to Settle a Case?

You have suffered an unfortunate injury on the job. You have been to doctors, physical therapy, etc. You’re done.

DOS Warns of Form I-604 Orphan Determination Adjudication Times in Non-Hague Convention Cases

On April 30, 2019, the U.S. Department of State published a reminder for prospective adoptive parents about potentially long processing times for the Form I-604, Determination on Child for Adoption, in non-Hague Convention cases.

How Do Student Loans Factor into a St. Louis Divorce?

We often think of student loans as a personal, non-marital, debt.

New York State Sexual Harassment Law Overhauled by Legislature

On June 19, 2019, the New York State legislature significantly overhauled the State's anti-discrimination and sexual harassment laws. Some key amendments include lowering the standard of proof for discrimination claims by eliminating the severe or pervasive standard, eliminating the Faragher-Ellerth affirmative defense, making attorneys' fees and punitive damages available for discrimination lawsuits, and increasing some statutes of limitations.

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