On April 17, a group of lawmakers unveiled the contents of a comprehensive immigration reform bill designed to improve border security and provide an easier path to citizenship for immigrants who want to work or invest. The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 seems geared toward helping the U.S. economy as well.
A litigation lawyer is faced with some challenges if there is an interpreter present – even if the interpreter is used for his or her client or witness. The quality and accuracy of an interpretation as well as the professional conduct of the interpreter can have a huge impact on the outcome of a case.
In one of my previous posts I talked about the technology market becoming increasingly competitive in the recent years and that the competition jumped from the market into courtrooms with a series of patent lawsuits, especially between Apple and Samsung.
A little over a week ago, ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Arkansas. The spill leaked somewhere between 12,000-15,000 barrels of oil into a suburban neighborhood and forced the evacuation of twenty-two homes.
Recent studies have shown that the world market for imitations of “Made in Italy” food products is worth more than 50 billion Euro. That being said, which is the most envied and counterfeit Italian food product abroad?
President Obama offered his view on a clean energy future in his weekly address when he predicted that the future of the American auto industry would include cars that can drive from “coast to coast without using a drop of oil.”
The “dream” witness of a lawyer is well prepared, appears calm, gives concise and coherent answers, and states facts clearly and convincingly. In reality, witnesses often are very nervous, afraid of making mistakes, ramble, get off the point, mix facts with their own inferences, and – sometimes worst of all – try to help one party by clearly stating only those facts they think are in favor of that party.
The U.S. Department of Justice, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) considers asset forfeiture as the “most effective” way to dismantle a criminal organization, which necessarily involves a financial investigation to effectively locate criminally derived assets.