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What To Expect From Jury Duty

Many people register to vote because they want to be a good citizen and because they want their vote to count in elections. If you're a registered voter you shouldn't be surprised if you get a jury duty summons in the mail. While some people may groan when they hear the words "jury duty", others view it as a responsibility they're proud to be a part of. I've been selected for jury duty several times and I've even been a part of the jury. If you want to know what to expect if you're called for jury duty, you can read my blog to find out. I hope that reading my blog will dissolve any fears or apprehensions you have about serving on a jury.

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Using A Consumer Survey In Your Trademark Dispute Case? Here’s What You Should Know.

16 April 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

If your company is involved in a trademark dispute with another company, you may find yourself considering the use of survey company to either prove or disprove the likelihood that consumers will confuse your brand or product with the other company's brand or product. Here's what you should know about using survey in trademark disputes. The Surveys Themselves Are Carefully Examined When the courts evaluate whether or not a survey has any value in showing consumer confusion there is a great deal of attention paid to the surveys themselves. Read More …

How Are Your Retirement Accounts Treated When They Pass To Heirs?

18 March 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you've recently begun planning your estate, you may be wondering about the tax and basis implications of passing along certain types of retirement and investment accounts to your heirs. There are a number of different types of retirement and tax-deductible investment accounts, and it seems each one has different rules when it comes to being passed from one generation to another through probate. Fortunately, there is some guidance available for the most common types of accounts. Read More …

Workers Compensation Lawyer: 3 Reasons You Need One For Depositions

24 February 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

When it comes to filing a workers compensation lawsuit there are a number of reasons it is important to consult an attorney, but perhaps no more important reason than to assist you during the deposition process. This article outlines three reasons it is important to have a workers compensation attorney on your side when you are preparing for a deposition: To Keep You From Being Too Forthcoming With Information  If you've never been involved in litigation before, being deposed by a defendant's attorney can be a little intimidating. Read More …

Can I Sue For Wrongful Death?

13 February 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

Wrongful death lawsuits are not simply available to provide compensation to someone who is suffering from a loss, but also serve a vital role of acting as a deterrent to the defendant for negligent behavior. How the Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works Wrongful death claims follow a similar process to personal injury claims. The plaintiff will need to demonstrate that the defendant had a duty of care. Then, the defendant will need to be shown to have breached that duty of care. Read More …

4 Illegal Reasons To Be Fired

29 January 2015
 Categories: Law, Blog

If you have recently been fired from your job, you might currently be wondering about the reason and whether or not it was legal. While there are many reasons an employer can legally let their employees go, there are also some that are against the law. If you find that you were fired unlawfully, you can bring up a lawsuit against them. Here are some of the illegal reasons to be fired from your job. Read More …