THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY

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When people are involved in senseless and avoidable accidents, there is often a strong desire for justice and compensation as much as is possible. Whether it’s a car crash, work accident, tripping accident, physical assault, or emotional abuse, personal injury demands that someone is held responsible for the injury sustained and even its effect on the wellbeing and consequent lifestyle of the injured person. It is well within their rights to demand compensation from whoever is deemed responsible for their situation.

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How to Prepare for a Workers Compensation Trial

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If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, there is a possibility that it might have to go to trial, where you will need to defend yourself in court. Workers’ compensation claims that go unresolved will usually go to trial in your respective state. On the day of the hearing, you will be required to present your case to a judge. No jury will be present; you will only need to make your case to the one person. The administrative law judge will evaluate and rule your case. 

How to Prepare for a Workers Compensation Trial

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American Law Institute members: Reject ALI’s ‘Restatement of Copyright’

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In January 2020, we wrote about a little-known draft of legal scholarship that could become a big problem for creatives — the American Law Institute’s “Restatement of Copyright.”

Since then, our negative view of the endeavor has not changed, but our sense of urgency has.

At its 2021 annual meeting scheduled for June 7-8, ALI members will vote on whether to officially approve the first sections of the Restatement of Copyright. It could be only a matter of weeks before this misguided work product becomes public, and could then be used by federal judges and others to help shape incorrect

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Lord Ashcroft’s Daughter-in-Law Moved to ‘Harsh’ Prison

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The daughter-in-law of a politically influential British billionaire was marched out of a Belize jail—and past a shrine to the senior police officer she is accused of killing—for transfer to a prison known for its harsh conditions.

Her face shadowed by a red hoodie, Jasmine Hartin concealed her shackled hands with a plastic bag as she was walked to a golf cart that would take her to a boat for the ride from San Pedro to Belize City—where she will appeal the decision to hold her without bail.

Hartin, the wife of

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Lord Ashcroft’s daughter-in-law transferred to notorious Belize jail

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Partner of British billionaire’s son faces murder charges in Belize. Screengrab.

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Jasmine Hartin, daughter-in-law of British billionaire Lord Michael Ashcroft was taken to the notorious Belize prison after she was charged with manslaughter by negligence on Monday.

Ms Hartin, Andrew Ashcroft’s wife, was arrested and charged in the shooting of a police officer in Belize on Monday.

Godfrey Smith, Ms Hartin’s lawyer, told the media that her bail application was rejected. She was taken to the Belize Central Prison, known for its inhuman treatment of inmates and overcrowding.

In 2020, a US Department of State report on

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