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Defensive driving is a technique that helps drivers protect themselves from accidents. Rather than being reactive, if you are more proactive and look out for hazards in advance you are less likely to be involved in an accident. Defensive driving utilizes safe driving strategies to allow motorists to address foreseeable hazards in a predictable manner.
As a regular reader of The Antitrust Attorney Blog, you understand that setting prices or allocating markets with your competitor is a terrible idea. Doing so is likely to lead to civil litigation and perhaps even criminal penalties. Price fixing and market allocation agreements are per se antitrust violations. That means they are the worst of the worst of anticompetitive conduct.
Mandatory arbitration provisions are once again at the forefront of policy discourse on Capitol Hill as government agency heads and members of Congress grapple with how to best balance the interests of both companies and consumers. But there doesn’t seem to be much hope for one side of the debate, as Congress is set to overturn a rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection ...
This post is the last of a three-part series reviewing how the USPTO interprets and applies its ethics rules to IP practitioners who represent patent and trademark clients through non-practitioner intermediaries. Where Are We Now: Evolution of PTO Ethics Opinions Thirty years ago, the PTO issued (in 1987 and 1988) ethics opinions regarding very discrete questions concerning t ...
With school starting for children across the state, many parents are likely busy with back-to-school shopping, organizing school supplies, getting the calendar set, and similar tasks. One important thing you should stop and consider is how your child is going to get to and from school on a daily basis. There are several options, all of which have risks of accidents.
This post is the second in a three-part series reviewing how the USPTO interprets and applies its ethics rules to U.S. patent and trademark practitioners who represent clients by working through non-practitioner client intermediaries. In re Mikhailova and USPTO’s Expanded Ethics Guidance Three decades after the OG Notices, the USPTO published a final order in the matter of In ...
By: Robert J. Nahoum In 2014, a lawsuit was filed against New Jersey-based, publicly traded, junk debt buyer Asta Funding, its subsidiary Palisades Collection and their attorneys Pressler and Pressler. The suit filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), a federal law tha ...
Security clearance issues are common place in the news these days. The news covers a lot of areas. Security Clearance Process in the News at the Highest Level Do you have to complete the SF 86 in its entirety to be given Security Clearance that allows access to classified material? Recently, the back log in the clearance process has gotten even more attention.
The costs associated with seemingly minor car accidents can quickly add up. Each year, there are over 10 million motor vehicle accidents in the United States. These accidents range from fender benders to multiple vehicle crashes on highways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the total annual cost of auto accidents in the US is $871 billion.
The other driver’s insurance company has offered me a settlement. Should I accept it? Will they negotiate? We commonly hear from people who’ve been offered a settlement from the insurance company shortly after being injured in an auto accident. People often believe that they have to make this decision very quickly, but that’s exactly what the insurance company wants.
We all know about the dangers of drunken driving but fewer people pay attention to the rules when they are out on the water. Other lake users or boaters often pay a high price. In June, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on how an Atlanta man was allegedly under the influence at the time of a deadly boating accident on Lake Blue Ridge.
Under Pennsylvania’s Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951, 68 P.S. ‘250.101, et. Seq., a landlord may require a security deposit to be held for tenant caused damages and possible past due rent. See 68 P.S. §250.511 and §250.512. A security deposit is not the same as rent. It is money that actually belongs to the tenant, but is held by the landlord for tenant-caused damages and sometimes past-due rent.
Drivers who are educated and defensive can help reduce the amount of accidents, injuries, and deaths that occur each year. Fortunately, Illinois offers driving safety courses to help drivers in the state enhance their driving skills and protect themselves as well as others on the road. If you’d like more information on Illinois driving safety courses and their benefits, keep reading.
Spinal cord injuries that involve the severing of the spinal cord are among the most serious injuries that can be sustained in a car, truck or a motorcycle accident. These injuries typically involve paralysis and long term medical care for the rest of your life. However, many people outside the medical profession are unaware of the difference between quadriplegia, tetraplegia, and paraplegia.
In previous posts, we’ve covered best practices in email design. Now comes the next struggle: your email blast is ready to send… but exactly when should you send it? Before we dive into exact dates and times, let’s consider what we’re trying to accomplish when sending law firm marketing emails. How to Measure Email Success The two best metrics to use when measuring the success ...
Many people worry about how filing a bankruptcy case will affect their home. As long as your case is carefully planned out ahead of time, you can typically file for bankruptcy relief without affecting your mortgage or your home. Mortgages Debts After Chapter 7 Depending on the type of bankruptcy case you file, you may either eliminate your mortgage debt or leave it untouched.
A friendly get-together at a club or bar is usually filled with laughter and camaraderie. However, not all patrons of the establishment are there to enjoy fellowship. A pugnacious individual can start a bar ...
Christopher Brogdon, the organizer of several municipal bond offerings accused of fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2015, filed a bankruptcy petition on September 15, 2017 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He sought that the bankruptcy be maintained under Ch. 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.