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Can a child file a lawsuit?

Can a child file a lawsuit?

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When a child is entitled to sue someone, such as a negligent physician or driver, he or she may do so through a suit brought by his or her parent or guardian. Children do not have the capacity to sue on their own. The attorney retained by the…
BAIL: Getting out of Jail

BAIL: Getting out of Jail

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Most people want nothing more than to stay out of Jail. Once arrested, the law requires that the prosecution file charges and bring you to court within 48 hours of your arrest. So, you have two options. You can immediately bail out, or wait…
Are you entitled to unemployment compensation if you quit your job for “necessitous and compelling” reasons?

Are you entitled to unemployment compensation if you quit your job for “necessitous and compelling” reasons?

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Where an employee quits his or her job for a "cause of necessitous and compelling nature," the employee may be entitled to unemployment compensation. In a case recently before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, a hatchery worker quit his job…
Are trademarks valid on the internet?

Are trademarks valid on the internet?

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Though the trademarks are valid on the internet, registration and use of a domain name (an address that indicates the location of the owner’s web site) is not similar to the registration and use of a mark. The United States Patent and Trademark…
Are thermal detection devices used by law enforcement an invasion of privacy?

Are thermal detection devices used by law enforcement an invasion of privacy?

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When a confidential informant advised Pennsylvania law enforcers that a suspected drug dealer was growing large quantities of marijuana in his home using artificial lights, a drug task force used a thermal detection device to confirm the report.…

Are There Laws Against Sexual Harassment in Schools?

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Sexual harassment is traditionally thought of as a problem that arises in an employer-employee relationship. However, cases involving sexual harassment in schools are also common. The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network reports that…
Are there any pre-requisites for marriage?

Are there any pre-requisites for marriage?

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There are some requirements to be fulfilled by the parties before tying the knot and after. These relates to age, license, certificate, blood test, not being married to any one else etc.
Are there any cautionary measures to be taken by the couples in a live-in relation?

Are there any cautionary measures to be taken by the couples in a live-in relation?

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Couples entering into live-in relations should take vigilant measures to protect their individual rights relating to property, children and so on. Therefore, couples ought to consider getting into a contract about living arrangements so that…
Are realtors who make representations about property liable if their facts are incorrect?

Are realtors who make representations about property liable if their facts are incorrect?

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A California court decision provides a cautionary tale for realtors who make representations about property without doing enough to confirm that they have their facts correct. In that case, a realtor was held liable to the purchasers for $175,000…