Latin (/ˈlætɨn/; Latin: lingua latīna, IPA: [ˈliŋɡwa laˈtiːna]; the noun lingua, "tongue" and "language", and the adjective latinus, latina and latinum in its three genders, "Latin") is anancient Italic language originally spoken by the Italic Latins in Latium and Ancient Rome. Along with most European languages, it is a descendant of the ancient Proto-Indo-European language. Influenced by the Etruscan language and using the Greek alphabet as a basis, it took form as what is recognizable as Latin in the Italian peninsula. Modern Romance languages are continuations of dialectal forms (vulgar Latin) of the language.
Posts about Latin
  • Sleeping with the Enemy? Qui Tam Whistleblower Post

    … cases. “Qui Tam” is the condensed version of a much longer Latin phrase. In ancient England, people could bring lawsuits in the name of the king. Today in the United States, a Civil War statute allows whistleblowers to bring lawsuits in the name of the U.s. government. Why would anyone want to do the government’s dirty work? Because the law…

    Due Diligence- 10 readers -
  • Accidental Crimes and Ignorance of the Law

    … who committed a crime without the intention to do so? Read on to find out more about this complex issue. The Issue of Mens Rea In many legal cases, the term “mens rea” makes an appearance. This Latin phrase translates to “guilty mind” in English. In criminal cases, mens rea refers to the issue of criminal intent. Specifically, this legal concept…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 26 readers -
  • Bribery & Corruption = FCPA Whistleblower Awards

    …) 704-6731 (direct). All inquiries are protected by the attorney – client privilege and kept completely confidential. MahanyLaw – America’s FCPA Whistleblower Awards Lawyers Like what you are reading? See Part Two of this two-part series, Latin American Corruption = More Whistleblower Awards (FCPA Post), here. The post Bribery & Corruption = FCPA Whistleblower Awards appeared first on Mahany Law. …

    Due Diligence- 16 readers -
  • Additional Parties to a Truck Accident Lawsuit

    …Hit by an 18-wheeler? Your personal injury claim will likely involve multiple defendants. Any accident that involves an 18-wheeler truck (including semi-trucks, big rigs, tractor trailers, or any type of commercial truck) brings with it some unique issues. There are a number of both state and federal regulations which commercial truck operators…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 38 readers -
  • The Other Crisis

    … troubled Latin American countries. These countries consist of what is known as the “Northern Triangle” region of Central America: El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. According to the Council for Foreign Relations, nearly 10% of the residents of the Northern Triangle countries have left for the United States. In 2013 alone, some 2.7 million people born…

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 12 readers -
  • Our Accounting Malpractice Attorney Discusses Fiduciary Duty

    … The root of the word “fiduciary” is from the Latin meaning “trust.” Generally, one person justifiably places his or her trust, confidence and reliance in another person or entity seeking advice, aid or protection. The fiduciary is required to act at all times and in every circumstance in the interests of and for the sole benefit of the person who…

    Legal Malpractice - Chris Trebatoski- 33 readers -
  • Immigrants May Still Pursue the American Dream Even When Pursuing Bankruptcy

    …, when a family member falls ill, the medical bills can become astronomical, and that family member can no longer work and provide for his or her family which can lead to a financial catastrophe. Filing bankruptcy can be a solution which can not only help with the mounting medical debt, but can also assist with recovering peace of mind…

    Bond and Botes- 41 readers -
  • Fast Legal Answers: What is a Qui Tam Lawsuit?

    … In today’s Fast Legal Answers series I will talking about “qui tam” cases. In short, a qui tam lawsuit is a claim brought by a private individual on behalf of the government. Most often, qui tam cases arise under the False Claims Act (31 U.S.C. §§ 3729–3733). What does qui tam mean? Qui tam is shorthand for the Latin phrase “qui tam pro domino…

    Mike Ivancie/ Ivancie Law- 33 readers -
  • What Happens at a Debtor Exam?

    … is a Latin phrase and literally translates to “bring with you”. What You Should Do: If you are broke, out of work, on social security, disability or unemployment and you have no non-exempt assets then you are what is called “judgment proof”. That means that there simply is nothing the debt collector can take from you – you can’t get blood from a stone…

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 33 readers -
  • Beware of Immigration Fraud

    … kind of immigration fraud. Some of the most common ones that you should look out for are: “Notarios” – In my personal experience as a Miami immigration lawyer, immigration fraud conducted by “notarios” is all too common. Many immigrants, especially those from Mexico and Spanish-speaking Latin-American countries, mistakenly believe that “notarios…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 19 readers -
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