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

    … A recent article in the Corporate Crime Reporter (CCR) suggested that qui tam lawsuits against military contractors are not often successful because the Defense Department is too “cozy” with the contractors. Before we address this issue, let’s first set the stage by discussing qui tam actions and the huge whistleblower awards available in those…

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

    …, it is possible in the state of Texas to convict someone who broke the law even if they were unaware that their actions were illegal. However, such a conviction is not guaranteed. It is often up to the discretion of the judge or jury to decide if criminal intent was present in a particular case. For example, if a person is charged with DWI in Texas…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 25 readers -
  • Bribery & Corruption = FCPA Whistleblower Awards

    … Public bribery is an every day event in much of the world. Read the New York Post or Chicago Sun Times and it looks like a pretty common event in certain U.S. cities too. American companies and certain other multi-national businesses that bribe foreign officials can be prosecuted here in the United States for violating the Foreign Corrupt…

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

    … of the trucking company. Right off the bat, many people do not realize that the trucking company who hired the driver could be held jointly liable for an accident. The primary factor that allows the company to be held responsible for the actions of a driver/employee is a legal theory called “respondeat superior.” This is a Latin phrase that means “let…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 37 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

    … has placed the trust. Typically, a fiduciary takes care of the money or other assets of the other party. The Fiduciary Relationship In almost every case, the fiduciary has greater knowledge, education and training in the relevant matter involved, which is why, as an accounting malpractice attorney explains, the fiduciary’s expertise was sought…

    Legal Malpractice - Chris Trebatoski- 32 readers -
  • Immigrants May Still Pursue the American Dream Even When Pursuing Bankruptcy

    … people of Hispanic origin the nation’s largest ethnic or race minority. Hispanic people represent the fastest-growing immigrant group in the United States. The rich cultural diversity of Hispanic people can include immigrants from Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Latin America. As an immigrant and the daughter of immigrant…

    Bond and Botes- 40 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- 32 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- 32 readers -
  • Beware of Immigration Fraud

    …” in the U.S. are the same as “notarios” in their home countries. In many Latin American countries, a “notario” is a legal professional who is authorized to practice law; issue judicial opinions; and check the accuracy and integrity of certain legal documents.However, this is not the case in the U.S. In the U.S., only an attorney who is admitted to his…

    Michael G. Murray/ Miami Immigration Lawyer- 18 readers -
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