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New Montana Law Offers the Right to a Jury Trial for Criminal Property Seizures by Police

Montana has had some serious issues with police officers taking the property of its citizens when those citizens are prosecuted. Many citizens complain of being falsely charged with crimes, and then having their possessions taken by local police departments. That’s because current Montana laws allow police and prosecutors to seize property that’s expected to be […]

Preparing for Mediation

Mediation is a great tool for reaching a solution to your issue without resorting to litigation. As most people know, litigation can be very expensive and time-consuming, and the prospect of rolling the dice when it costs so much to play can be a great motivation to resolve your issues through mediation. However, mediation does […]

The Donald Trump Skittles Controversy

Donald Trump is getting a whole lot of attention these days with the election and now being the President-elect. He’s been involved in a whole lot of controversy and people are quoting him on a daily basis, but few are talking about his copyright infringement case. Donald Trump managed to achieve copyright infringement in a […]

Online Data and Divorce – What You Say Really Does Matter

It has become common that anything you say online, stays there indefinitely. Even if you delete it, someone out there could still find it, if they look hard enough. This needs to be carried over when it comes to legal matters as well. If you are going through a divorce and you have been talking […]

A Pennsylvania Woman Receives Benefits for Her Common Law Marriage from Deceased Wife

Same sex marriage is a bit confusing in states like Pennsylvania, where the unions are expressed through a Commonwealth marriage. This is a different system than a legal marriage between a man and a woman, and that can sometimes complicate things when the couple wants the benefits that come along with a standard legal marriage. […]

What Exactly IS an Emotional Support Animal?

Service dogs are a great asset to people with certain disabilities. They help those who are blind, or who have physical disabilities or even certain medical conditions. But did you know that there is another type of service animal? It’s called an emotional support animal (ESA), and it provides another type of crucial service to […]

You Can Only Carry Legal Firearms in Certain Places

You’re probably familiar with the second amendment to the Constitution. It protects your right to bear arms. So, if you are a legal gun owner (emphasis on legal), that means you can take your gun with you anywhere you go, right? Wrong. There are actually certain places you can’t take your weapon, even if you […]

Hackers Breach Voting System

With voting season just around the corner, trouble seems to be lurking in the air. The FBI is investigating individuals who have attempted to hack into the voter registration system in not 1, but over a dozen states. With the right software, hacking can be surprisingly easy; so easy in fact, that the culprits haven’t […]

Groups are Meeting Across the Country to Study Civil Legal Services

In order to make civil legal services more affordable and available to their clients, many of the legal professionals throughout numerous states, including Wisconsin are coming together to brainstorm different ways that they can make this possible for their residents. This is going to be the first time that many of these professionals have thought […]

Trimming Expansion Plans Due to New Labor Laws

New labor laws are going to be going into effect and due to these new laws, many of the larger companies are considering trimming their expansion plans due to them. The changes might also mean that local franchisers might also be pulled from the books and turned into local labor areas, causing even more disputes […]

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