texas chemical plant explosions featured image

A Timeline of Texas Chemical Plant Explosions and Legal Ramifications

Legal Assistant Personal Injury Law, Resources Leave a Comment

Any place where hydrocarbons, natural gas, or volatile chemicals are processed, stored or used carries with it a high risk for explosions if something goes wrong. Nonetheless, chemical releases, plant explosions, and fires are entirely preventable if petrochemical companies comply with the statutory safety procedures and regulations. More often than not, if you examine companies involved in chemical plant explosions, …

Sad evicted tenant moving home boxing belongings sitting on the floor in the night

Is the Federal Moratorium on Evictions Legal?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Real Estate Law, Resources

The federal government and several counties, cities, and states across the country have taken protective measures to protect citizens against the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of these include barring late rent fees, prohibiting the shut off of utilities due to nonpayment, and placing moratoriums on eviction for rent nonpayment. A recent Supreme Court ruling might change all …

Difference Between an Embassy and a Consulate

What’s the Difference Between an Embassy and a Consulate?

Legal Assistant International Law, Resources

Let’s say you and your friend are on holiday in Cancún. Your friend ends up making a slightly ill-advised decision and ends up becoming a “guest of the state.” You’ve tried your best to explain to the local police officers that your friend was not aware they were breaking the law when they committed the offense. The friendly officers sympathize …

Writing note showing Hipaa

What Is HIPAA Law?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Consumer Law, Regulatory Law, Resources

Several federal laws govern health insurance. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) happens to be one of them. The Act provides a wide range of protections to millions of workers in the US who have some type of underlying health condition that exposes them to the risk of discrimination, limitation, or exclusion in group health coverage. More often …

U.S. Secret Service agent stands guard

What Does the US Secret Service Do?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Resources

You’ve seen them in the movies. The dapper agents in crisp black suits, dark sunglasses, fancy earpieces, and a stoic superhero demeanor. You can tell they mean business—their mission: To guard the President and his family against any potential threat. But, the mandate of the US Secret Service goes beyond what is usually depicted on TV. The agency employs more …

discovery in law concept

What Is Discovery in Law?

Legal Assistant Personal Injury Lawyers, Resources

Civil lawsuits are often protracted, drawn-out processes riddled with progressive phrases, legal jargon, and an infinite amount of prodding that seems foreign to all but those in the legal fraternity. Understanding how the entire process works and the responsibility that comes with each phase can be daunting for anyone without a legal background. One of the most important stages of …

What are the Federal Rules of Evidence?

Legal Assistant Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Resources

The outcome of a case ultimately boils down to the strength of the evidence presented. This statement sums up why evidence is so important in civil and criminal trials. It is the only way a judge in a bench trial or jury can establish a defendant’s liability or guilt. The Federal Rules of Evidence were established to govern the way ...
Best Maritime Lawyers in the US

Best Maritime Lawyers in the US

Legal Assistant Maritime Law, Personal Injury Lawyers, Resources

Maritime law is a legal field that focuses on the rules and regulations governing issues related to navigable waters such as oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams. It also covers some maritime land-based activities. These include loading and unloading of cargo on ships. If you or a loved one works in a maritime-related industry, you need to familiarize yourself with this …