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Helpful Apps for Law Students in New York
Created by the American Bar Association, this application allows students to stay current with regards to the latest news from the major publication, the ABA. In addition to news, this app provides users access to both law articles and some of the most popular legal blogs on the net. With this installed on their mobile device, law students will be able to stay on top of the latest legal news and articles.
What Risk Does an Inventor Assume When Filing for a Patent for an Invention in New York?
The United States changed its patent system in March 2013 with the introduction of the America Invents Act. This act made a number of changes to the patent system, including patents being awarded on a first-to-file basis rather than first-to-invent.
Liability Issues Complicate Commercial Car Accidents in New York
A locally-based, personal injury attorney who is experienced in dealing with commercial liability issues has the knowledge to deftly assess such situations and move forward in the right direction in seeking damages for you
California DUI Laws
How to Hire the Right Divorce Lawyer
Choose a lawyer who discusses your case in a way that is reasonable and objective, and who gives the impression of genuinely wanting to help you get divorced in as quick and clean a manner as possible. Be wary of divorce lawyers who try to get you riled up and interested in vengeance. If you make the divorce proceedings all about getting revenge on your spouse, this will cost you time and money (which might be in the divorce interest, but is certainly not in your own interest).
Are You At Risk of a Lawsuit Over Unpaid Credit Card Debt in New York?
Complications in Personal Injury Lawsuits in New York
If you have been involved in an accident, or been injured by someone else's negligence, and have received payments from what you suspect might be a "collateral source," it is advisable to contact an attorney knowledgeable about the most recent legislation and court decisions on the subject. The rules now vary from state to state, and often from federal court to federal court, and will depend on the type of "collateral source" payment you have received.
Defend Yourself From a Debt Collection Lawsuit in New York
While a debt collector cannot legally sue you after the statute of limitations in your state expires, not all collection agencies adhere to laws intended to protect consumers from abusive debt collection practices. If the statute of limitations on a debt has already expired, you can use it as an affirmative defense against the collector in court.
The Credit Card Act of 2009
The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 officially went into effect on February 22, 2010. The Credit CARD Act was authorized by President Barack Obama in an effort to establish an increase in consumer acknowledgement and prevent several extreme practices within the credit card industry. While the majority of the laws went into effect in February, a handful of these legislations will not go into action until August. This bill carries with it a number of benefits to consumers.
The Disadvantages of Chapter 13 Bankruptcy in New York
Unlike Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy does not offer debtors the ability to escape their debts altogether. Together with your attorney, you will be expected to propose a repayment plan to the court. Your repayment plan must span a three to five year period and allocate the majority of your disposable income toward your debts.
The Disadvantages of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in New York
Perhaps the most obvious negative consequence of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy is the effect it has on your credit. The bankruptcy will appear on your credit report as soon as you file and will not be removed for ten years. Even if you change your mind and successfully have the bankruptcy dismissed, it will not be removed from your credit report until the reporting period expires.