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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
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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
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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
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How Does The Credit CARD Act Affect Businesses?

Credit CARD Act 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
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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
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CAUTION: Professional Cards Are Replete with Perils

Professional Cards Are Replete with Perils In light of the CARD Act, credit card companies have resorted to so-called Professional Cards to eschew limitations imposed on them for regular consumer credit cards. It is incumbent upon consumers to be extra cautious of fine prints and ensure
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Strategic Commercial Loan Walkouts Take The Center Stage

Strategic Commercial Loan Walkouts Take The Center Stage Commercial-property owners are strategically walking away from their underwater properties handing the keys to lenders. However, such commercial property owners should be wary of several important factors before implementing such strategy. SOME BASICS Many Commercial property owners face the dilemma
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How Should You Read Fine Prints of a Contract?

How Should You Read Fine Prints of a Contract? We have all seen contracts with fine prints. They are very difficult to understand and yet we feel obligated to sign them because we need to get the credit card, lease the car or download a product. In such circumstances,
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What Is Plea Bargaining?

  What Is Plea Bargaining? In the criminal justice system, many convictions do not receive full trials. In fact, only fewer than ten percent of cases go to trial. The rest will experience some form of plea bargaining.  Plea bargaining
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Screenwriters: Why You Need a Lawyer

Screenwriters: Why You Need a Lawyer In creative fields, the projects you create can originally come from other source material, but the inspiration behind them are unique to your imagination. As such, there is a natural tendency to want to ensure each project is adequately protected
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