Common Legal Questions

Answers to Common Legal Questions

Answers to some of the most common questions people have about the law and pending litigation. Often, people have legal issues that can be sorted out or at least clarified by researching common queries other people confront regarding legal matters. Take a look at our blogs if you need help understanding a legal issue or want to keep up with the latest legal developments.
  • Social Media Influencers and The Law: How Governing Bodies Are Cracking Down
    by Legal Blogger on June 4, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    While it may seem that having the last name of Kardashian or Jenner guarantees a bidding war among companies vying for their endorsements on social media, the clamor for media or sports celebrities such as Justin Bieber or Steph Curry has quieted a bit in favor of lesser-known names that companies are enlisting to hype their products. As any business matures, however, legal issues crop up of which both companies and influencers need to be aware. Moreover, we’re now seeing […]

  • Is Social Media Inadvertently Drawing Up New Legal Boundaries?
    by Legal Blogger on April 3, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Who new in the early days of social platforms like Friendster and Myspace that their successors would provide the staging grounds for legal battles that test our constitutional limits and place new checks on high profile CEOs and even world leaders? To understand where we are in the evolution of social media and the law, one might need merely to follow the twitter feeds of Elon Musk or Donald Trump. Elon Musk seems to enjoy appearing in court almost as […]

  • The Future of Workplace Discrimination
    by Legal Blogger on March 15, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed workplace discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, race, color or national origin, that certainly doesn’t mean it ceased to exist. On the contrary, recent cases highlight many of the problems in a system that lets employers off the hook more often than it holds them accountable, leaving many workers frustrated and helpless. In a case from 2006, Ron Law and 18 of his African-American co-workers at Austal USA shipyards […]

  • White Collar Crime in the 21st Century
    by Legal Blogger on November 30, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Coining the Phrase When the sociologist and professor, Edwin Sutherland, coined the phrase “white collar crime” back in 1939, he lifted the veil on an entire stratum of society that was accustomed to managing their more nefarious affairs in secret.  Previously, people usually talked about crime as the province of the lower classes, often committed on inner-city streets by those with very little to lose.  Sutherland, however, believed that people were underestimating the […]

  • Business Law and Company Disclosures in the Social Media Age
    by Legal Blogger on November 12, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Although social media may have transformed how rapidly news and information travels in the digital world, it also brings new implications and challenges for those involved in business law.  As Elon Musk and Tesla recently discovered, the Securities and Exchange Commission may not look kindly upon the casual disclosure of information that could affect a company’s stock price.  The resulting SEC lawsuit brought against Tesla and Elon Musk brings to light compliance issues that […]

  • Common Questions About Mediation
    by Legal Blogger on October 12, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    What is Mediation? Two parties who cannot reach an agreeable resolution may choose to engage in the process of mediation.  Mediation provides a way to resolve legal issues without requiring a court appearance. The process itself is a very simple one. The first step is for the two parties to both agree on a mediator. It is often a former judge or lawyer but does not necessarily need to be. It just needs to be a party who is impartial […]

  • Sexual Assault on College Campuses
    by Legal Blogger on October 9, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Sexual assault on college campuses is a common problem that often goes unreported. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 20%-25% of college women and 15% of college men are victims of forced sex during their time in college. More than 90% of Sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault. The statistics on sexual assault and harassment on campus show the need for change. I think the first step would be finding ways to constantly inform […]

  • Defamation Against Businesses
    by Legal Blogger on August 13, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Consumers use the internet to make a variety of decisions, including what products to buy and what professionals to hire. During their research, many consumers go online to look at reviews the business has received on local business directories like Yelp or Google+. Online reviews can have a huge effect on the success of your business so it is important to understand your rights should your business receive a negative one. If your business has received a negative online review, […]

  • Women Fighting for Equal Rights
    by Legal Blogger on August 10, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Women have been fighting for equal rights for as long as we can remember, for the right to vote, the right to control our bodies and the right to equality in the workplace. One in four women experience sexual harassment in the workplace. Despite the large volume of complaints filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, most of the employees who experience harassment do not report. Sexual harassment can be from a supervisor, a supervisor from another department, a […]

  • What You Need To Know About Employment Law
    by Legal Blogger on July 2, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Workers are currently protected against many forms of discrimination by employment laws. Whether you are entering the job market for the first time or were recently terminated, it is important to understand your rights as a worker. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent legislation makes it illegal to treat workers differently based on ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender age, or disability. What is Employment Law? Employment laws were put in place to protect workers from wrongdoing by […]

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