Filing Bankruptcy Papersby Andrew ManifieldThere are a lot of people in the workforce today. In fact, there has hardly ever been a time when the percentage of people out of work has been so low. With a good economy and most people working, it would seem that no one would be filing bankruptcy. Even with all of the good in the economy today, there are many people who need financial help in order to make ends meet.
Bankruptcy Fundamentalsby Debbie DragonBankruptcies can be called "reorganizations" or 'liquidations", depending on which type of bankruptcy you decide to do. Both a "Chapter 7" and a "Chapter 13" bankruptcy are federal court processes that are meant to assist businesses or consumers to get rid of their debt or to repay the debt with protection provided by the bankruptcy court.
Your Rights and Debt Collectionby Robert HughesThe Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) requires that debt collectors treat you fairly and prohibits certain methods of collection.
The Legal Procedure Of Wage Garnishmentby Henry ByersA legal procedure, in which some portion of a person's earning is required to be withheld by an employee for the payment of the debt, is called as wage garnishment. Most of these garnishments are made by court orders. There are some other legal procedures also which include IRS levies or state tax collection agency levies. They levy for the taxes, which are unpaid.
What Are Your Lemon Law Rights? by Jon ArnoldWhen a car is sold to you that is not in the same condition it was advertised to be in or breaks down soon after you buy it due to a long-term problem that existed before you purchased the car, it is considered to be a lemon. Buying a car that is a lemon is unacceptable. You should not have to put up with the consequences involved with the purchase of a lemon car, such as paying for repairs or replacing it. This applies to both a new car or a used car.
A General Overview of a Lemon Law Claimby Greg ArtimMany states have automobile based lemon laws to protect individuals who have purchased defective motor vehicles
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. If your state does not have an automobile lemon law, you can still be protected by what is referred to as the Federal Lemon Law, or the Magnusson Moss Act.
Medical Malpractice - What is It?by Rocco BeatriceMedical Malpractice defined and the steps and persons involved in a medical malpractice case. Why the medical malpractice attorney needs to avoid frivolous lawsuits? What is the defense attorney's process? How are expert witnesses chosen in a medical malpractice case? Awards for medical malpractice and fees of medical malpractice attorney varies by state. Where to obtain background checks on physicians?
Do Free Trademark Search to Avoid Problems with Your Applicationby Joseph SavardIf you are looking to register a trademark, you may be wondering if there is a free way to make sure someone else doesn't already have it. Well, that is both a yes and a no. There is no shortage of sites that can do a quick search without a charge.
How Do You Get a Trademark?by Marit LeeWhile some individuals choose to hire attorneys to walk them through the process of applying for a trademark, others choose to use a trademark research firm, which can cost thousands of dollars less. It is important to remember when hiring someone to do your research that they not only search through Federal and State trademark records for name similarities, but also Common Law listings.
Understanding the Patent Application Processby Gene QuinnThe rules applicable to the US patent process, particularly the procedural and substantive choices which can be made, sometimes seem endless and confusing. With this in mind, this article is intended to be a broad overview of the patent prosecution process in the United States.
Provisional or Non-provisional Patent Application - Which Should You Choose?by Terry WilliamsonAn article discussing that a provisional patent application is not a patent, and usually never becomes a patent, unless directly converted. It automatically expires after twelve months following the day of filing and cannot be revived. Because it must be converted, it is more costly in the long run to obtain a patent by first filing a provisional application.
Software Piracy, Fair Use Law, and Copyright Infringementby Eva GibsonThe term software piracy is used in reference to the copying and selling for profit of copyrighted software without permission of the copyright holder. Distribution of pirated software is also in violation of copyright law in the U.S., even if no profit is made, with the exception of copies made for educational purposes and other circumstances that fall under U.S. fair use laws. Under current U.S. law, fair use allows for the reproduction of a particular work for purposes such as "criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research."
How To Protect What You Create With A Copyrightby Gregg HallIn the United States there are millions of people every year who create original music, research, or write books and other forms of creative expression. These are covered by the term intellectual property and are given protection under copyright laws. If you are a publisher, writer, or editor it is crucial that you are knowledgeable about copyright issues more than ever.
The Process for Settling a Car Accident Injury Claimby Caitlina FullerThe process of settling a car accident injury claim takes time and usually an attorney. If you were injured in the Boston area then you will want to use a Boston car accident lawyer simply because a Boston motor vehicle accident attorney will be more familiar with the area, laws, and the like to help you out the best with your claim.