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What Is HIPAA Law?

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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 …

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What Does the US Secret Service Do?

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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 …

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What Is Discovery in Law?

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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?

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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

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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 …

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What Happens If the at-Fault Driver’s Insurance Won’t Pay?

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At one point in your life, you will likely be involved in an accident. You might be the one at fault, or it might be the other driver’s fault. If it’s the latter, their insurance company is required to foot the costs associated with any injuries you sustain, and the repair bills required to fix your car. If the car …

What Is a Conservatorship

What Is a Conservatorship?

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Following a very public breakdown in 2008 and her subsequent hospitalization, Britney Spears was put under legal conservatorship with her father as her conservator. In that time, the pop star has made multiple comebacks, including going on tour, releasing albums, and even launching lucrative business ventures, the most successful ones being her lingerie lines and perfume brand. Despite these seemingly …