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Alabama Child Injury Lawyer Recaps 2012?s Major Recalls of Hazardous Child Products

December 28, 2012     By Drake Law Firm
This article discusses the dangers of defective products, particularly in the context of children's toys and goods. In addition to a general discussion of child injury and product liability claims, the article identifies a few examples of defective children's goods recalled in 2012.

Treacherous Driving Conditions and Auto Accidents in Western Pennsylvania

December 28, 2012     By Joyce & Bittner
Interstate 79 and Interstate 80 Multi-Car Accidents and Pile-Up

Treacherous Driving Conditions and Auto Accidents in Western Pennsylvania

December 28, 2012     By Joyce & Bittner
Interstate 79 and Interstate 80 Multi-Car Accidents and Pile-Up

Inheritance Tax Trap

December 28, 2012     By Purely Probate
Why it is Essential to include comprehensive information when you fill in Inheritance Tax forms IHT 400 and IHT 421

Current Problems on the Pricing of Pharmaceuticals For Human Use in Turkey

December 28, 2012     By Serap Zuvin Law Offices
This article addresses the reference pricing system used for the pricing of the pharmaceuticals for human use in Turkey and the current problems arising from such system.

Political Asylum or Refugee Status ? Who Can Be Eligible

December 28, 2012     By Julie C. Ferguson, Attorney at Law
If you are looking for refugee status or political asylum in the US, you would need to learn more about these options.

Do You Know About the EB-5 Investment Visa Program

December 27, 2012     By Julie C. Ferguson, Attorney at Law
If you want to enter into the United States, you would need to learn about different aspects of this visa program.

Could an Inappropriate Tweet Lead to Jail Time? The Legal Risks Under International Privacy Laws

December 26, 2012     By Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC
If you use Twitter and other social media websites, you have likely seen some questionable content pass through your feed. As highlighted by recent arrests in the United Kingdom, social media users may actually be breaking online privacy laws in some circumstances.

Where do You Find Legal Aid for Divorce in UK

December 24, 2012     By Duncan Lewis (Solicitors) Limited
Legal aid in UK and Wales, as such is funding by government for legal costs or part of them when you are not in a position to afford them. But it depends on certain requirements to be fulfilled which depend on proof of merit in your case. Sometimes you too have to contribute towards the costs which could be repaid after a divorce settlement where you may be in receipt of money or property.

An Alarming Look Back At Fatal New York Traffic Accidents In 2012

December 20, 2012     By Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick
As 2012 draws to a close, it?s natural to wonder what 2013 will bring to New York City traffic safety.

Blackberry Name Snafu Highlights Importance of Trademark Research

December 20, 2012     By Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC
Smart phone maker Research in Motion recently demonstrated the importance of conducting trademark research before committing to a name for your product. Less than two months after the maker of the Blackberry devices announced that its new operating system would be called BBX, the company was forced to alter course. It will now be called BlackBerry 10.

Merger of Limited Liability Company - Indonesia

December 19, 2012     By Leks & Co
Under Article 1 number 9 of Law Number 40 of 2007 on Limited Liability Company (?Company Law?) merger means a legal action which is taken by one or more companies to merge with another existing company with the result that the assets and the liabilities of the merging company is transferred by the law to the surviving company and thereafter the merging companies? status as legal entities is terminated by the law.

Transfer of Right of Shares - Indonesia

December 19, 2012     By Leks & Co
Companies? authorized capital is divided into shares. Shares is a moveable goods which give rights to the owner to attend and to vote in the General Meeting of Shareholders (?GMS?), to receive the payment of dividends and the remaining asset as the result of liquidation, and also to perform other rights as set out under Law Number 40 of 2007 on Limited Liability Company (?Company Law?).

Court Rules That the USPTO Has Been Incorrectly Calculating Patent Term Adjustment

December 19, 2012     By DunlapWeaver PLLC
The Eastern District of Virginia has determined that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has been incorrectly calculating patent term adjustment.

Obtaining Long Term Disability Benefits for Mental Health Issues

December 19, 2012     By Burke, Harvey & Frankowski, LLC
Depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are three similar mental illnesses with defining symptoms and characteristics. People afflicted by these mental health issues are often times unable to work, making it difficult to pay bills and other expenses. In this article, we detail the challenges people face while trying to obtain long term disability benefits.

How MAP-21 Relates to PBGC Reporting Requirements

December 19, 2012     By ERISA Benefits Consulting, Inc
Pension funding stabilization for single-employer defined benefit pension plans is the goal of special rules issued by the IRS in Notice 2012-61 dated September 11, 2012. The IRS guidelines relate to amendments to the Internal Revenue Code (Code) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) made by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Pub. L. No.112-141. MAP-21 was enacted July 6, 2012, and contains a number of pension provisions in Division D (Finance).

Florida Ignition Interlock Device Laws

December 18, 2012     By Galanter Law
Traffic crime offenses in Miami, Florida can be categorized as both felonies and misdemeanors. The majority of traffic violations are considered civil infractions but there are cases where traffic offenses are deemed as criminal in nature.

Explaining the Difference in Alimony & Child Support

December 18, 2012     By Yelman & Associates
Alimony, or "spousal support" is often confused with child support. Although both forms of payment are the result of a divorce, the two concepts are very different from one another.

How Do You Choose the Right Appeals Attorney

December 18, 2012     By The Mace Firm
If you are looking to file an appeal, it is important that you choose the right lawyer to get you through the legal proceedings.

Italian Inheritance Rights Depending on Your Marital Status

December 18, 2012     By De Tullio Law Firm
It is always a difficult topic to address when one talks about the death of a spouse: this article aims to clarify some of the issues people living in Italy may have if they find themselves in the situation of inheriting property or assets under the Italian Legal system.

10 Long Term Disability Pointers

December 17, 2012     By Richard Rizk, Attorney at Law
Your LTD claim: The Initial Steps

Habitual Misdemeanor Larceny

December 17, 2012     By King, Crotts, and Associates
If A Defendant Has Four Or More Prior Larceny Convictions, A Subsequent Larceny Offense Is A Felony.

Bank?s Customer Identification Program and International Conventions

December 17, 2012     By Azimuddin Law Associates
This paper seeks to discuss the hotly debated topic of customer identification program.

What Does Wrongful Death Refer To

December 17, 2012     By The Mace Firm
If your loved one has suffered because of the fault of someone else, you would need to file a wrongful death claim.

Are You Planning To File an Auto Accident Lawsuit

December 17, 2012     By The Mace Firm
If you are looking to file an auto accident lawsuit, you would need to know about the steps involved in the process.

Equitable Distribution ? Your Business and Divorce

December 16, 2012     By Rechel & Associates, P.A.
Any small business owner who is getting divorced will be both surprised and shocked to find out that up to half of your business will be awarded to your spouse. And, it matters little whether they have a titled interest or worked with the business.

Can A Parent Coordinator Alleviate Conflict After The Divorce?

December 15, 2012     By Westchester Matrimonial LLC
A divorce is never easy, but there are ways that the distress of going through a divorce and the accompanying child custody hearings can be minimized.

Dog Bite Laws In Texas: Why Pit Bulls Should Be Banned or Restrained

December 14, 2012     By Simmons and Fletcher
Tens of thousands of people are injured every year from dog bites and attacks, and dozens more are killed each year. As one of the world's leading developed countries, it is both irresponsible and non-progressive to ignore this problem. Other countries around the world have adopted much stricter breed-specific laws and restraint requirements. Unlike the U.S., 12 countries have recognized the dangerous nature of pit bulls and made legislation protecting people from them.

EU?Article 29 Working Party Opinion 08/2012: Further Input on the EU Data Protection Reforms

December 14, 2012     By Lorenz
The proposed new EU General Data Protection Regulation continues to generate discussion at the EU level.

How to Ensure That Your Wishes Are Followed When You Die

December 14, 2012     By John Rogers Burk, A Law Corporation
For some people, the details of their burial and funeral are unimportant. For others, however, a funeral service and burial is their final good-bye and represents how the world will remember them.

Debt Collection in Thailand: Getting Your Money Back

December 14, 2012     By G.A.M. Legal Alliance
Recovering an unpaid debt in Thailand is often a tricky task that can be made more distasteful when the debtor, whether it is Thai or a foreigner, refuses to settle even after numerous attempts. Many expatriates and even companies, who do business in Thailand, have run into difficulties with debt recovery.

Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning Should be Avoided for 3 Reasons

December 14, 2012     By Deborah Sexton Law Office, PA
Don?t fall victim to the concept of do-it-yourself (DIY) estate planning. Sure, the idea of saving money that would be spent having an attorney draft your estate plan is alluring, but is it worth it?

For the First Time the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Works to Provide Eldercare Statistics

December 14, 2012     By Deborah Sexton Law Office, PA
In 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics procured information about eldercare providers in the United States, and produced the results in its 2011 American Time Use Survey (ATUS).

Could You Be Arrested for Browsing the Internet at Work?

December 13, 2012     By Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC
If you like to browse the Internet while at work, a recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is welcome news. Because many employees like to use the Internet for personal use during work hours, many employers have adopted policies prohibiting the use of work computers for nonbusiness purposes. In United States v. Nosal, the Ninth Circuit answered a very important question?Does an employee who violates such a policy commit a federal crime?

Are Your Kids? Christmas Toys Safe? You Might Be Surprised at the Answer.

December 13, 2012     By Ross Feller Casey, LLP
4 Unexpected Dangers in Christmas Toys that All Parents Need to Know

Breach of Intervention Order or Family Violence Order in Victoria

December 13, 2012     By Doogue & OBrien
Breaching an intervention order? If you live in the state of Victoria (Australia), breaching a condition of an intervention order could land you in prison for more than a year. So, how do you fight the breaching intervention order charges in Court? Read on to know the possible defenses.

Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor or of Any Drug (DUI) in Victoria, Australia

December 13, 2012     By Doogue & OBrien
Charged with a DUI? What consequences are you likely to face if found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving? Learn about the criminal law for this traffic offense and get advice from an expert about how to deal with the charge in Court.

Keep or Toss? A Guide for Retaining Financial Records

December 12, 2012     By Minko Law Office
Are you worried about an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax audit? Does that worry make you keep records too long and clutter your living quarters? If a mountain of financially related documents is threatening to overwhelm your space and your sanity, it is time to de-stress.

Failing to Comply with Reporting Conditions (Sex Offender Registry) in Victoria, Australia

December 12, 2012     By Doogue & OBrien
Are you listed on Victoria?s (Australia) sex offender registry? If you fail to comply with any of the reporting conditions, you will be charged with a criminal offense. Find out the law for this charge and know what exemptions are being accepted by Courts.

Driving While Texting

On March 8th, 2012 Pennsylvania will join 35 other states with a statewide traffic law banning texting while driving. Under Senate Bill 314, text messaging while behind the wheel will be subject to primary enforcement, which allows law officers to stop and cite offenders for that reason alone and will carry fines of $50. The new traffic law does NOT ban talking on handheld phones while driving.

What is Vandalism and Graffiti (Penal Code 594)?

December 12, 2012     By Greg Hill & Associates
A complaint alleging a violation of section 594 can be filed as a misdemeanor or a felony. When the value of the damage is less than $400, the complaint is for a misdemeanor violation; when it is $400 or more, the complaint is filed as a felony. However, it is possible to resolve cases as misdemeanor vandalism when the value of the damage is over $400 and defendant has no prior record.

Higher Risk of Slip and Fall Accidents During Winter

December 12, 2012     By Solnick & Levin LLC
It doesn't take a scientist to know that the risks of slip and fall accidents increase as the winter comes. Streets and sidewalks become covered with snow and ice, and make even the shortest trip to get the mail, a potential disaster. Read these tips to help keep yourself save during the upcoming winter weather.

NHTSA: 2011 U.S. Traffic Fatalities Down by 1.9%

December 11, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
In its recent press statement posted last December 10, the U.S. Department of Transportation?s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a new data analysis on the occurrences of highway traffic deaths and injuries in the country.

What is Reckless Driving (Vehicle Code 23103)?

December 11, 2012     By Greg Hill & Associates
Reckless driving is defined as driving ?a vehicle upon a highway in willful or wanted disregard for the safety of persons or property?? Under subsection (b) of Vehicle Code 23103, this crime can be committed also in an off-street parking facility.

Holiday DUI Checkpoints

December 11, 2012     By Galanter Law
Being charged with a DUI in South Florida has very serious repercussions. It is important to find a DUI defense attorney that will do everything in their power to ensure that a DUI conviction does not haunt you for the rest of your life. The best DUI defense attorneys in South Florida are often able to get a DUI charge expunged, leaving you with a license and a clean record to police and employers.

Oracle v. Google: Patent Reinstatement Has No Effect on Trial

December 11, 2012     By Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC
The IP litigation between tech giants Oracle and Google is currently underway. The trial involves claims that Google?s Android mobile operating system violates certain Java-related patents and copyrights now owned by Oracle.

Anatomy of a "Non-Compete" Agreement

December 11, 2012     By Luchansky Law
Maryland employment law attorney explains the anatomy of a non-compete agreement.

Definition of Legal Aid Lawyers - UK

December 11, 2012     By Duncan Lewis (Solicitors) Limited
Legal aid had originally started on the concept of ?right to counsel? and ?right to a fair trial? movement in the 19th Century continental European countries where poor people who could not afford had their fees waived or the courts provided them with solicitors.

Asylum in the United States: Application, Court, and Asylum Benefits

December 10, 2012     By Law Office of Alena Shautsova
A person who is fearing persecution in his/her country may request the Unites States government to provide protection by submitting an application form I-589 and supporting documents. The person must be physically present in the United States to do so. If a person is asking for protection outside the United States, the person is called a refugee.

Defense Telecommunications Operator Loses Her Discrimination Claim over Denial of Reasonable Accommodation

December 10, 2012     By The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC
The duty to provide reasonable accommodation does not apply to an employee who is unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job, according to a recent EEOC ruling.

What is Assault (Penal Code 240)?

December 10, 2012     By Greg Hill & Associates
Assault is a crime that often seems hollow because no one is physically injured, although no prosecutor would so characterize it.

BELGIUM?Time to Comply with the Amended Telecom Act

December 10, 2012     By Lorenz
The amendments to the Belgian Act on Electronic Communications (Telecom Act) entered into force on October 1, 2012. Amongst other things, the amended Telecom Act introduces a requirement for opt-in consent for cookies and a data breach notification obligation for telecommunications providers.

European Union may Soften Copyright Law on the Internet

December 10, 2012     By CSB Advocates
On the 5th of December 2012, the Commission of the European Union announced that it will begin the process of reviewing existing EU copyright laws. The aim of this review is to better define what is considered fair use of copyrighted material on the internet. This, in turn, would further clarify what constitutes piracy on the web.

Revision of the Insurance Mediation Directive

December 10, 2012     By CSB Advocates
On the 3rd of July, 2012, the European Commission adopted a proposal for the revision of the Insurance Mediation Directive (?IMD?) which is part of a wider legislative package focusing on consumer protection related issues.

Indecent Act with a Child under the Age of 16 in Victoria - Australia

December 10, 2012     By Doogue & OBrien
Obviously sexual offences are considered some of the most serious criminal charges in Australia ? especially if the victim is a child. What legal consequences are there for indecent acts with a person under the age of 16? And how is this charge processed in Victorian Courts?

Collecting or Making Documents Likely to Facilitate Terrorist Acts in Victoria

December 10, 2012     By Doogue & OBrien
How does Victoria treat crimes related to terrorism? If you?ve been charged with collecting or making documents likely to facilitate terrorist acts, you need to know your rights when questioned. Learn how the charge is established and defended in Court.

Self Defense and Stand Your Ground laws

December 9, 2012     By Advanced Investigative Technologies, LLC
The Trayvon Martin case in Florida has received national attention on the Stand Your Ground law and now many states that have the Stand Your Ground law in place are looking at their current legislation regarding the Stand Your Ground law. However, the Stand Your Ground law has a rational basis and dates years back. This is a discussion on investigating self defense cases under the Stand Your Ground statutes.

Membership Criteria's to Istanbul Stock Exchange Changed

December 9, 2012     By Herdem & Co. Attorneys At Law
A new regulation has been promulgated in the Official Gazette dated December 8, 2012, numbered 28491, which determine the criteria for permission to operate at Istanbul Stock Exchange (?Stock Exchange?), and the liabilities of the members. The regulation is highly functional as it is in line with the principles of corporate governance in the new Turkish Commercial Law.

Detaining Suspect Goods

December 8, 2012     By Estudio Delion SRL
Peruvian Industrial Property Legislation allows to the owner of trademarks to file an infringement procedure against the merchants who use the registered trademark in the market without any authorization.

Expenses and Costs in Infringement Procedures

December 8, 2012     By Estudio Delion SRL
Current law provides us with the possibility that resolutions approving the payment of expenses and costs become enforceable titles, and could be executed subsequently before the judicial channel by means of a relatively fast procedure.

Obama to Use Trademark Law to Protect Veterans

December 7, 2012     By Sheldon Mak & Anderson PC
To help crack down on for-profit colleges and universities using fraudulent tactics to enroll military veterans, President Barak Obama is turning to trademark law. The White House recently announced that the President will sign an executive order that, among other things, orders the Department of Veterans Affairs to register ?GI Bill? as a trademark.

Obligation of the Presentation of the Documents at the Actions Related to the Intellectual Rights

December 7, 2012     By DKTR Law Firm
Journal of the Justice Academy of Turkey, vol. 6, 2011, p. 383-412. (Peer Reviewed)

Commercial Agency Agreement Under the New Turkish Trade Code

December 7, 2012     By DKTR Law Firm
Journal of the Justice Academy of Turkey, vol. 5, 2011, p. 419-450, (Peer Reviewed)

Understanding the Probate Notice to File a Claim

December 7, 2012     By Deborah Sexton Law Office, PA
The reality of the world of estate planning is that it is filled with legal terms of art; in fact, of all the legal fields, this one seems to clutch its traditions tighter than most.

Vehicles of Asset Transfer: Choose the Optimal Solutions

December 7, 2012     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
You have options when you are arranging for the transfer of assets to your loved ones. In this instance we are not talking about the choice of a single vehicle of transfer.

Consider Circumstances of Each Inheritance Recipient

December 7, 2012     By Augulis Law Firm
Each person that you are going to be giving an inheritance to is a unique individual. We all have our different strengths and weaknesses, and some of us live our lives under special circumstances.

Wischmeyer Professional Service Access Plans

December 6, 2012     By Wischmeyer Law Office
The world of law, tax and real estate continue to become more and more complex. Costs can be a strong deterrent to a person seeking professional advice. Wischmeyer Professional Services Access Plan allows employers to provide valuable resources to their employees at minimal cost and can even benefit themselves. Access to free consultations with an attorney, accountant or real estate agent with discounts if services are needed for professional resources and services.

Failure to Answer Bail in Victoria, Australia

December 6, 2012     By Doogue & OBrien
What legal consequences are there for failure to answer bail in Victoria? Know the law and the proper way of addressing legal issues arising from this bail offense. Read on to find out the elements and defenses for this charge.

Exceeding PCA in Victoria

December 6, 2012     By Doogue & OBrien
Exceeding the Prescribed Concentration of Alcohol is one of the drinking driving charges in Victoria, Australia. When can you be found guilty? Learn about the legislation for this offense and how it is established and defended in Court. Know what to do when charged.

Social Security Fund Woes: What?s in It for You and What the Government is Doing about It?

December 6, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
Have you just hired a Los Angeles Social Security claim lawyer who will help you in processing your Social Security claims? For some time now, there has been news that Social Security is about to go bust. Is it true? Are you worried about it?

Differences Between a Misdemeanor and Aggravated DUI Charge in Arizona

December 6, 2012     By The Law Offices Of David Michael Cantor
The State of Arizona has some of the strictest DUI laws in the entire country. There are many differences between DUI charges, such as the differences between Misdemeanor and an Aggravated DUI charge in Arizona.

The Insurance Claim Against the Refrigerator Manufacturer, Sharp, Will Not be Arbitrated in Israel

December 6, 2012     By Gill Nadel Law Offices
This is an article regarding a law suit against Sharp in Israel.

A Smart Device in Every Pocket? On the Reforms in the Import of Cellular Devices to Israel.

December 6, 2012     By Gill Nadel Law Offices
This is an article regarding the reform in the importation of cellular phones into Israel.

The export was not proven? Then there is no zero rate VAT.

December 6, 2012     By Gill Nadel Law Offices
This is an article regarding a 0% VAT rate during exportation from Israel.

There is No Obligation to Give Top Priority to Israeli Products in Business Connections that Occur

December 6, 2012     By Gill Nadel Law Offices
This is an article regarding the obligation to perchuse Israeli products after a tender was canceled.

The Supreme Court Places the Blame on the Forwarder for Releasing Merchandise .

December 6, 2012     By Gill Nadel Law Offices
This is a verdict reagrding a bill of lading

Updated rulings: the right of lien of international forwarders and marine carriers.

December 6, 2012     By Gill Nadel Law Offices
This is an article regarding a case between an international forwarder and a marine carrier.

Probate Claims: How They Work

December 6, 2012     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
The probate process is nothing more than a very step-by-step, methodical way of dealing with all the property a deceased person left behind.

Tell Your Family Where Things Are

December 6, 2012     By Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC
When a loved one unexpectedly passes away, it feels like you are in the middle of a bad storm.

Destroying or Damaging Commonwealth Property in Victoria, Australia

December 6, 2012     By Doogue & OBrien
Have you destroyed or damaged a Commonwealth property? In Victoria, the act is a serious criminal Commonwealth offense that may result in up to 10 years in prison. Know more about the law for this offense and the legal steps you should take when faced with this charge.

Corrupting Benefits Given To, or Received By, a Commonwealth Public Official in Victoria

December 6, 2012     By Doogue & OBrien
What are the elements of the offence of the offense of giving benefits to a Commonwealth public official? Learn the Victorian criminal law for the offense of ?Corrupting Benefits Given To, or Received By, a Commonwealth Public Official?.

Retirement Planning for Military Service Veterans

December 6, 2012     By The O'Brien Law Firm LLC
When you speak with any retirement planning attorney he or she is going to advise you to do everything possible to facilitate a retirement income stream to supplement your Social Security benefit.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) Allows Resale of Software Licences

December 6, 2012     By GRP Rainer LLP
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided that resale of licences for second hand software is, in general, possible.

Brace Yourself for Future Nursing Home Expenses

December 6, 2012     By Armstrong, Fisch & Tutoli, Attorneys at Law
Elder law attorneys often see rather shocked looks cross the faces of their clients when they start to explain the extent of nursing home costs.

Washington Elective Shares

December 5, 2012     By Byrd Garrett PLLC
As a general rule in the United States, spouses cannot completely disinherit one another. In non-community property law states, when you die, your spouse will automatically be entitled to inherit at least some of the property you leave behind.

The Importance of Seatbelts

December 5, 2012     By Mesriani Law Group
Seatbelts are a great help in ensuring that one is safe from accidents. This restraint system has been offered in various vehicles since the 1950s.

What is Child Abduction (Penal Code 278)?

December 5, 2012     By Greg Hill & Associates
It is not only divorces and child custody proceedings that you will hear one parent claim the other parent has ?abducted our child.?

Bedrail Entrapment in Nursing Homes

December 5, 2012     By Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C.
Nursing home neglect can lead to bedrail entrapment, serious injury, and death to nursing home residents that are confined to a bed.

Can I Make a Deposit for Post-1956 Military Service AFTER I am Approved for OPM Disability?

December 5, 2012     By The Law Offices of Eric L. Pines, PLLC
In general, the answer is ?no.? If you want to make a deposit for post-1956 military service such that credit for your military service will be reflected in your retirement annuity, you must complete OPM Form 1515: ?Military Service Deposit Election? and submit this form with your retirement application to OPM. You will NOT be allowed to make any such deposits once your retirement benefits are approved.

How 'Rules of Thumb' and Formulaic Software Models are Dangerous for Damage Calculations

December 5, 2012     By Fulcrum Inquiry
Plaintiffs often desire short cuts to damage measurements. Given the cost of using experts employing proper methods and data, the temptation is obvious.

Potential Abusive Tax Avoidance Transactions

December 5, 2012     By Lance Wallach, CLU, CHFC
412(i) plans and employers under audit for "potential abusive tax avoidance transactions" have asserted claims against insurance companies and their agents to recover money paid for insurance policies and for IRS assessed interest and penalties. Most are or will be audited by IRS for not properly filing under IRS code 6707a and will also lose the lawsuits for failing to mitigate the damages etc.

Why Oregon Truck Accident Injury Claims Are So Complicated

December 5, 2012     By Shulman DuBois LLC
Let's face it - auto injury claims are annoying and time-consuming. But, if you've been in an accident with a truck, the claim is even MORE complicated. So, make sure you understand the difference and how to present evidence to ensure a successful claim on your behalf.

Bequeather?s Tax Obligations on the Year of Death in Their Quality as Deductible Bequest Liabilities

December 5, 2012     By GRP Rainer LLP
In its Judgment of the 04.07.2012, the German Federal Finance Court (BFH) determined that the final income taxes to be paid by the legatee, in his quality as universal successor, on behalf of the legator on the year of the latter?s death, is a liability deductible of the legacy according to 10 section 5 Nr. 1 of the German Inheritance Tax Law.

Bequeather?s Tax Obligations on the Year of Death in Their Quality as Deductible Bequest Liabilities

December 5, 2012     By GRP Rainer LLP
In its Judgment of the 04.07.2012, the German Federal Finance Court (BFH) determined that the final income taxes to be paid by the legatee, in his quality as universal successor, on behalf of the legator on the year of the latter?s death, is a liability deductible of the legacy according to 10 section 5 Nr. 1 of the German Inheritance Tax Law.

Estate Plans are not Like Buying Pasta

December 5, 2012     By Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP
There are many things in life that people try to get cheaply. It's often understandable and wise. For example, the company that makes the grocery store brand pasta is probably the same company that makes the more expensive brand name pasta.

Business Owners Fail to Create Estate Plans

December 5, 2012     By Purcell & Amen, L.L.C.
If you are a business owner, or have a substantial interest in a business, take note. Amazingly, the majorities of business owners apparently continue to underestimate the importance of creating a comprehensive succession plan for the business and/or include their business interests in their personal estate plan.

Dishonestly Cause a Loss in Victoria

December 5, 2012     By Doogue & OBrien
Have you caused a financial or property loss in Victoria? You could be charged with ?Dishonestly Cause a Loss?. Find out the elements of this Commonwealth offense and what you should do in case you get charged.

Bigamy in Victoria, Australia

December 5, 2012     By Doogue & OBrien
Having more than one wife or husband in Victoria can lead to you being charged with Bigamy. What are the exact elements of this charge? Find out how the charge is established and defended in Victorian Courts.

Deceased Family Members, Debts, and Creditors: 3 Common Questions

December 5, 2012     By Deborah Sexton Law Office, PA
Question 1: What happens to a deceased person?s debts? There are several possibilities. Once a person dies someone will have to manage the property left behind.

Give Yourself an Easier Time of Making a Will

December 5, 2012     By Deborah Sexton Law Office, PA
Beginning the estate planning process can be a task that seems overwhelming. If you?re having trouble getting started, one of the easiest ways to begin is to collect some simple information you will need to write a will.