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The Very Real Dangers of Smartphones and Other Driving Distractions

Smartphones and other connected devices have become ubiquitous in today's society. Go just about anywhere, and you are bound to see at least one person – and likely several – who are looking down at their phones, oblivious to their surroundings. Despite the obvious risks that this presents behind the wheel, texting, talking, taking selfies and usin...
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How to Respond to Cease-and-Desist Letters

  A demand letter. A nastygram. Whatever you want to call it, anyone who works with intellectual property long enough will likely run into a cease-and-desist letter at some point. Receiving a letter accusing your business of wrongdoing and threatening legal action is no doubt unsettling. But if you receive a cease-and-desist letter, don't pani...
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DUI Blood, Breath, and Urine Tests Can Be Inaccurate

In Florida, it is illegal under statutory law to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the point where one's normal faculties are impaired.You could be charged with a DUI — the penalties of which can be severe — in the event that law enforcement identifies you as having been driving while impaired and under the influence of alcohol...
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Avoiding Lost Profits Damages in Breach of Contract

In defending a breach of contract claim in Illinois (or elsewhere), it's important to understand the nature and extent of damages for which you could be held liable. Depending on the circumstances of the breach of contract claim, you could not only be on-the-hook for compensatory damages associated with observable and recorded losses, but also...
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Cryptocurrencies and Secrecy

  Many customers of Swiss banks in recent years have found that their reliance on Swiss banking privacy laws was unjustified.Swiss banks entered into agreements with U.S. taxing authorities whereby the banks agreed to provide detailed information on accountholders in exchange for avoiding criminal prosecution. The banks were also required to p...
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Factors Considered by the SSA in Determining Disability Benefits

There are a number of different factors that affect not only whether you will receive disability benefits under Social Security, but also the amount and length of such benefits.These factors can be simplified into a few different categories, including but not necessarily limited to: Vocational Factors There are a variety of different vocational fac...
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