As social media becomes an increasingly widespread method of communicating with friends and family, conducting business, and sharing news, it also appears more frequently within the context of the law. For quite some time now, material from social media has been used as evidence in investigations and lawsuits alike.
On Monday, June 30th, a divided Supreme Court ruled that closely-held, for-profit corporations are not legally obligated to provide contraception coverage to their female employees. Initially, the case began when Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned craft supply chain, and Conestoga Wood, a Pennsylvania-based and Mennonite family-owned wood manufacturer, decided to challenge the contraception mandate included in the Affordable Care Act.
The global outbreak of World Cup fever rages on as the highly anticipated and widely followed sporting event progresses into the next stage. Currently in the midst of the competition, goals, saves, controversial calls, and perhaps even more controversial player antics, take center stage. However, throughout the lead up to this World Cup, before the matches began, an interesting legal battle unfolded as tensions emerged between strictly-enforced FIFA law and host country Brazil’s constitutional law.
During the summer months, thousands of college students and recent graduates flock to companies and organizations for internships in the hopes of bolstering their resumes. About half of these positions do not offer the students any compensation.
A divided Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the government can strictly enforce a ban on purchasing a firearm for someone else, even if the other individual is lawfully allowed to own a gun. Regardless of whether or not the other person is entitled to have a gun, this type of transaction is known as a “straw purchase” and conflicts with the lawfulness of a gun sale. Because a gun purchase requires personal information, photo identification, and a background check, buying a gun with the intention of selling it to another person is a misrepresentation of the identity of the actual gun owner.
The confusion surrounding the status of unspent IRAs that parents leave to their children has finally been cleared up, following a unanimous Supreme Court decision. The Court ruled this week that inherited Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are not shielded from creditors throughout bankruptcy proceedings. Typically, bankruptcy law protects retirement assets from being eaten up by creditors after filing, but inherited IRAs differ because the money can be accessed before the new owner actually retires.
Speaking from a recent graduate’s point of view, getting approved for a loan at my age, on your own is a tough venture. Many companies offer lower interest rates and better loan terms with a co-signer.
Imposter fraud has become increasingly endemic in the U.S. in recent years. The term has been coined to describe a situation in which people pose as law enforcement agents, government officials, or even relatives in order to scam money from innocent people on the other end of the phone.
Spring is finally here! If you are selling your house without the aid of a real estate agent, here is some information you need to know. One of the most important things you will need to do is create a For Sale By Owner (FSBO) contract for you and the buyer. This document will explain the terms and conditions of the sale, as well as the obligations of each party. Here are a few things the contract must contain:
Towards the end of December, 2013, the Governor signed the “New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013” which contains a number of changes primarily to the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law most of which become effective July 1st of this year. Changes to the law can impact your company based on a number of different factors, such as its size and purpose. The following are some highlights that may affect your company.