The Federal Employer's Liability Act, or FELA, provides protection to railroad workers who are injured on the job. If you were injured, it is important that you understand your rights and what you need to do to file a claim. Here are four key aspects of FELA you need to know now. How Does It Work? In regular workers' compensation cases, the injured worker is not responsible for showing that the employer was negligent. [Read More]
Different Forms Of Affirmative Defenses To Criminal Charges
Affirmative defenses are facts, other than those raised by your accuser, which negate your criminal charges even if the court determines that you committed the alleged acts. In many cases, the law allows you to mount such defenses even if you have admitted your guilt. Their main aim is not to excuse crime, but to ensure that suspects are prosecuted within the boundaries of the law. Here are examples of affirmative defenses that you can use if you have been accused of a crime. [Read More]
What Is Intellectual Property Theft And How Is It Prosecuted?
Intellectual property theft has grown exponentially because of the availability of protected materials on the internet. The problem is magnified because of the widespread distribution of materials by agents located in countries that don't enforce international intellectual property laws. However widespread the problem has become, intellectual property law is not a new concept. During colonial times, book publishers in England sought legal action against those in the united States for printing and selling books to which they owned the rights. [Read More]
Chapter 11 & 12 Bankruptcies: Are They For You?
Even though your bankruptcy case will most likely fall under a Chapter 7 or 13 rubric, there are a couple of other options. So, before you make up your mind to file under one of these, you should know about all alternatives and understand when filing under Chapter 11 or 12 may be right for you. Chapter 11 For Large Reorganizations If you don't qualify for Chapter 13, but have a great deal of assets that you want to continue to control, ask your bankruptcy attorney about Chapter 11. [Read More]