Pyramid Schemes

Pyramid Schemes

You’ve probably come across them before: your friend or neighbor is telling you about this amazing opportunity to make a huge amount of money and you barely have to do a thing. In most cases, all you have to do
Owning Attack Dogs

Owning Attack Dogs

For those who have dogs, or have grown up near them, they will know that some dogs (for various reasons) can be more aggressive. Actions like abuse and neglect can affect a dog, but so can the deliberate act of
Granting Clemency in California

Granting Clemency in California

Those who have been imprisoned, due to crimes committed in California, have a few options regarding the future of their prison time and guilty verdict. Inmates should consult with their lawyer whether a petition for clemency can, and should, be
Credit CARD Act

How Does The Credit CARD Act Affect Businesses?

The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD Act) went into effect on February 22, 2010. The CARD Act provides protections to consumers; however, such protections do not extend to businesses. Let us analyze the scope of such non
IRS Softens On Some Foreign Account Holders

IRS Softens On Some Foreign Account Holders

Last year, the IRS caused a storm by aggressively pursuing tax evaders who had been taking advantage of somewhat little enforced US laws and lax foreign-government rules and regulations. As a result, the laws and regulations governing such tax evasion
Drinking at School

Drinking at School

A school, whether that’s an elementary school or a college, has certain expectations and standard of conduct. One that needs mentioning is with regards to alcohol on the premises. In California, bringing or consuming alcohol on school grounds is a
Do You Have Burn Injuries?

Do You Have Burn Injuries?

Burn injuries can be quite severe and affect your quality of life. Burns can happen by accident, whether small or large, but when they occur and something (or someone) is to blame, the victim can bring forward a lawsuit against
Defective Products

Defective Products

When buying a product, there is an expectation that it is safe to use and will not cause unforeseeable injuries (when used properly). This expectation is a reasonable one and, as such, if a product is designed in a defective
CAUTION: Credit Card Perils Still Persist

CAUTION: Credit Card Perils Still Persist

CAUTION: Credit Card Perils Still Persist Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act (“The Card Act”), was supposed to protect consumers. Yet, credit card companies have found new ways to circumvent the law. Let us explore the fundamentals of credit
What Does Mortgage Encompass in Real Estate Transaction?

What Does Mortgage Encompass in Real Estate Transaction?

Purchasing real estate, residential or commercial, most often requires large sums of money. While potential purchasers might borrow from family and friends to consummate the transaction, financial institutions such as banks, loan associations and credit unions are the common sources