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Cryptocurrency and the Law: Emerging Lawsuits

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When Satoshi Nakamoto first envisioned a digital currency that would use a decentralized network of computers to keep track of transactions, no one could have ever imagined that his idea would evolve into what it is today. This was the seed that would later germinate into the cryptocurrency market as we know it. Bitcoin is perhaps the most familiar of …

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What Is a Non Compete Agreement and Is It Enforceable?

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A non compete agreement serves one primary purpose – to prevent any employee who leaves your company from divulging confidential business information to the competition. These types of agreements are generally issued to business executives, officials, partners, or any other company employee who is privy to trade secrets and other sensitive information that they are supposed to protect. You can …

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What’s the Difference Between a Confidentiality Agreement and NDA?

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If you thought that Non-Disclosure Agreements, or NDAs as they are popularly called, were reserved for celebrities, well, you thought wrong. They are an essential piece of legal documentation for anyone who wants to keep certain aspects of their professional or personal life private. Signatories to NDAs have to pay-up hefty amounts in damages if they break the terms of …

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How to Vote by Mail for the 2020 Presidential Election

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At the time of writing this, more than 170,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Unfortunately, the death toll keeps rising with no end in sight for this ravaging pandemic that’s threatening the very fiber of the country’s economy. With the current unemployment rate continuing to soar, the ever-growing number of new infections, and an election right around the corner, the …

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What Does Indemnification Mean?

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You’re the procurement director at your local hospital. You enter into a legal agreement with a manufacturer to supply a thousand wheelchairs at a discounted price. However, before either of you can sign the agreement, the manufacturer requests for an indemnification clause to be included in the contract. It is usually the standard procedure in such transactions. If you’re ever …

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Can You Sue a Boat Marina for Negligence?

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The fact that you got hurt at a boat marina doesn’t necessarily mean that anyone was negligent. The rule of thumb when it comes to pursuing such lawsuits involves proving that your injuries were the result of another party’s negligence. That had the circumstances been better; the injury in question would have never resulted. The term “negligence” as used here …

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What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

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Here’s the best way to describe alternative dispute resolution. Picture this: You loaned a friend a substantial amount of cash. They were down on their luck and were having a hard time trying to make ends meet. So, they asked you for money to help get them through their rough patch. You obliged, especially because they promised to pay it …

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Is It Illegal to Go on the Dark Web?

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Ah, the deep, dark web – a mysterious digital netherworld where anything is possible. A place in cyberspace most people will never see in their lifetime. A shadowy underworld that sparks intrigue and fear in equal measure. The dark web is mostly perceived as an online repository for infinite amounts of backend information that’s available to the highest bidder. A …

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What Is the Lemon Law?

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When life gives you lemons, you have no choice but to make lemonade, right? But what if it gives you a lemon car? What should you do then? Well, let’s just say you’re going to need a whole lot more than a glass of lemonade to cool you off. Thankfully, the lemon law exists for this purpose. It compels auto …