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What is Reverse Discrimination?

Reverse discrimination is discrimination against members of a dominant or majority group, in favor of members of a minority or historically disadvantaged group.  The term “reverse discrimination” sometimes is used to describe a type of discrimination wherein members of a majority or historically advantaged group (such as Caucasians or males) are discriminated against based on their […]

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What Is A Class Action Lawsuit?

A “class action” lawsuit is one in which a group of people with the same or similar injuries caused by the same product or action sue the defendant as a group.  Other names for lawsuits brought by a number of people who suffered similar harm or losses are “mass tort litigation” and “multi-district litigation” (“MDL”). In a […]

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What is Tort Law?

A tort is a civil case in which one party alleges that another caused physical or emotional harm. Tort cases can take many different forms and often relate to a person’s safety, personal property or financial security. Common torts relating to accident and injury include assault or battery cases, and negligence cases in which one […]

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What are Property Disputes?

A Property dispute refers to any legal dispute involving real property, also known as real estate. Real property is immovable property attached directly to the land. Property law involves disputes about property ownership and damages to personal property or real estate. There are many different types of property disputes handled by civil litigation attorneys. A […]

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What is Civil Law?

Civil law is a body of rules that delineate private rights and remedies and govern disputes between individuals in such areas as contracts, property, and Family Law.  These rules are distinct from criminal or public law.  Civil law, or civilian law, as a legal system, originated in Europe.  It was intellectualized within the framework of […]

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What is a Trademark Infringement Defense?

A trademark infringement defense is a legal case brought by a defendant to prove they did not infringe on someone else’s trademark. Trademark infringement is the unauthorized use of a trademark or service mark on goods that compete or are related. The most common defenses in trademark infringement, unfair compensation, and trademark dilution suits include […]

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What is a shareholder buy-sell agreement?

A shareholder buys and sells agreement is a legally binding contract that stipulates how a shareholder’s stock in a business may be reassigned if that shareholder dies or otherwise leaves the business. The buy and sell agreement stipulates that the available shares must be sold to the remaining shareholder(s) and how the price will be calculated.  Buy […]

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What is Asset Protection?

Asset protection is a set of legal techniques, and a body of statutory and common law, dealing with protecting assets of individuals and business entities from civil money judgments. The goal of asset protection planning is to insulate assets from claims of creditors without perjury or tax evasion.   Asset Protection Strategies: An Asset-Protection Trust […]

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What Is The Difference Between Lost Profits and Lost Business Value?

Lost profits are generally calculated before the deduction on income taxes because lost profits awards are taxable upon recovery. Conversely, lost business value occurs when a business never commences operations, ceases all or part of its operations, or permanently loses a segment of its business.   Lost profits v. Lost business value   In commercial […]

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What is the Difference Between a Purchase Order & Supplier Agreement?

A purchase order is a commercial document and first official issued by a buyer to a seller indicating types, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services. It is used to control the purchasing and services from external suppliers. A supplier agreement is a contract between a supplier of goods and the merchant who wants […]

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