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

    … fires a rifle may be charged with reckless discharge of a firearm. In short, yes, you can be arrested, charged and convicted for violating a law even if you didn’t know that law existed or that your actions were illegal. However, such cases are often most affected at the sentencing phase. Punishments for Crimes of Ignorance In many cases, a person…

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

    … Practices Act (FCPA). Those prosecutions can also pay large whistleblower awards. The SEC has a fairly new and robust whistleblower program. While many people think the SEC’s whistleblower awards are limited to securities fraud, awards are also available for FCPA violations involving accounting improprieties and bribery. This post is only concerned…

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

    … of ever securing a fair settlement. State and federal laws which apply only to commercial truck drivers. Drivers of semi-trucks and the transportation companies for which they work have a legal responsibility to adhere to rules laid out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Some of the areas these regulations control include…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 37 readers -
  • The Other Crisis

    … to this instructive CNBC article, the cost of building just 1 mile of fencing at the U.S. Southern border averages between 2.8 and 3.9 million dollars. If the United States funneled that same money into, say, nonprofit organizations working within many of the Northern Triangle countries, committed to improving the lives of women, children or towards supporting progressive political reform, wouldn’t that be tax payer dollars better spent? Like this: Like Loading... Related …

    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- 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?

    … rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur,” meaning “who pursues this action on our Lord the King’s behalf as well as his own.” Vermont Agency of Natural Resources v. United States ex rel. Stevens, 529 US 765, 768 fn1 (2000). In plain English, it represents a circumstance where an individual brings a case on behalf of the government. What is a qui…

    Mike Ivancie/ Ivancie Law- 32 readers -
  • What Happens at a Debtor Exam?

    … By: Robert J. Nahoum The Problem: You were sued by a debt collector and a judgment has been entered against you. The judgment creditor is hell bent on collecting on that judgment and has served you with a subpoena for a debtor exam. What is it and what should you expect? The Rules: After a judgment has been entered against you the debt…

    The Law Offices of Robert J Nahoum- 32 readers -
  • Beware of Immigration Fraud

    …; Buying or selling immigration forms offered for free by the U.S. government, and; Promising to expedite immigration petitions for a fee; Why should I pay attention to immigration fraud? Immigration fraud is not only illegal – it can have devastating consequences on an immigrant’s life. As a Miami immigration lawyer, I have helped many clients who…

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