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Month: February 2022
U.S. Government Plans to Repay $108 billion in student loans
In the next few times in the coming years, the federal government will let go of…Continue Reading
Uneven Social Distancing continues to Displace America In COVID-19
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Larry Nassar Victims Receive 380 million Settlement in conjunction with USA Gymnastics
the victims of Larry Nassar and USA Gymnastics are now settling for $380 million. A bankruptcy…Continue Reading
Discriminatory Motives not enough to invalidate the Will of daughter who was inherited
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Did Tyson Food Manager’s Covid-19 Betting Pools a Sign of Callous Work Environment?
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Have a vaccination or lose your right to see your Child?
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The former FBI Official Andrew McCabe negotiates with Federal Government for Back Pay as well as Benefits for Retirement Benefits
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LegalMatch provides light on Legal Topical Issues Over the Last Three Years. There has been a lot that has transpired within our country and the law enforcement since LegalMatch was launched in 1999. In 1999, the United States was under the presidency under the president Bill Clinton, then went through two administrations under President George W. Bush, two years under the administration of President Barack Obama, and now under the presidency of President Donald Trump. Although legal experts like to believe that legal system is invariably above politics, the fact is that a variety of factors influence the law’s landscape. There are occasions when it’s just a one-time thing such as the Senate hearings on the nomination by Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. While Justice Kavanaugh was under examination there was a surge in visitors visiting our website to learn about the age limit for consent as well as legal therape. Additionally, we see “seasonal” patterns, or tendencies that are seen each year during certain periods during the year. In particular, people file more custody and visits cases during the season of summer. Why? Although we are unable to answer but logic suggests that students aren’t in school during the time of summer. As they’re off in vacation, any disagreements about custody or visitation issues are not likely to disrupt their studies and any requests for modifications can have better chances of being successful. However, have there been new trends that we’ve observed? Are there any changes that are caused by a single incident? Any changes in our usual seasonal trends? The “Me too” phrase first came into existence in 2006, the phrase was only popularized in the latter half of 2017 after the famous film producer Harvey Weinstein was publicly accused of harassing, assaulting and even sexually assaulting young females (typically student actors). Women from every walk of life started sharing their experiences about being bullied or attacked by males. It didn’t matter if the perpetrators were strangers or were who were in positions of authority Twitter and the daily news was full of tales that went before the simple phrase: #MeToo. Then, individuals in positions in power from each side of political spectrum began facing public accusations. Many refused to resign as did the former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, and others slowly faded away into the background. At this point it was evident that there was an increase in the number of the number of searches that were made of “sexual harassation”, “age of consent” as well as “statute of limits” across a broad range of jurisdictions and states. There was a significant increase in visitors to our Law Blog covering the subject matter, as well as many of our readers were sharing their thoughts and discussing these topics. What do we anticipate coming up? The only way to know is time. The #MeToo movement may have slowed down in the past, but it appears to be around to stay. Employers, schools and other organizations that were known for their reluctance to investigate complaints of sexual assault and harassment have begun to consider the allegations seriously. Since social media has the ability to make the news and make it more difficult to “sweep it under the carpet” or dismiss the accused or victim. Celebrities are involved in the #MeToo scandal like Bill Cosby, it is obvious that this is an issue that people in the American public cannot avoid. The amount of user-submitted data in connection with immigration used to be an established seasonal trend. Every year, we witnessed the numbers rise quickly in January/February before it began to gradually decrease throughout the rest of the year. Why? Problems with immigration can originate from visas and green cards. If you are lucky, issues with citizenship. Visas and green cards are distributed according to quotas and are based upon the location where they came from and the number of applicants from that same country had already received either a green or visa. At the close in the calendar year all green and visas have exceeded their limit, meaning this lengthy process has to be put off or restarted to begin the following year. The quota in January is reset and the applicants are able to file their applications and pray that they will be granted the most favorable. But, in the last two years, we witnessed a dramatic shift in our nation’s attitudes as well as attitudes towards immigrants and immigration. As he has assumed the presidency the president Trump has declared that he’s going to adopt an “zero tolerance” approach to immigration. In the latter instance, at the end of 2018, he stated that he was planning to eliminate the birthright of citizenship through executive orders. The president also tried to stop DACA and also tried to block any refugee and admit anyone who is not a citizen of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen that is currently called”Muslim Ban. “Muslim ban.” Then, reports of “immigrant detention centers” was reported in the media and the American populace became more divisive. The stories of crying children in warehouses made of concrete, children suffering in prison as well as children who were permanently removed from their families were the norm of our media cycle. It became clear throughout the campaign it was clear that immigration would be an important issue, one that will enthral people from both sides of the spectrum. It was therefore no surprise that we started to observe a significant decrease in the volume of cases involving immigration that were submitted to our system. The typical increase in number wasn’t present as of late, and the recent changes in immigration law and policy enacted by the current administration are believed to be the main cause for the decline. A few others drops in well-known and popular legal matters that we believe is caused by other causes, for instance, the condition economic conditions. One trend that we’re seeing is a general reduction in issues relating to real estate law and property law. This also includes a reduction in the instances involving foreclosures and mortgages. Why? A House to rent is preferred to buying A lot of news organizations love to proclaim, “Millennials are killing …” and listing some particular industry or part of their lives. It doesn’t matter if it’s diamonds or a decrease in divorce rates they seem to be involved on everything, even the market for housing. The past was when it was the norm when you graduate from college, find an employment opportunity, marry and buy a home, and even have children. The reality is that due to a highly high-skilled job market, an increase in student loans, the stagnant wages, and the high cost of real estate and rising costs, young people aren’t being able to follow in their predecessors’ path. In addition many homeowners choose to retain their house (even even if they do not reside in it) to earn profits from renting it out and selling throughplatforms such as Airbnb . Workers are fighting for their Rights, or at least Trying Another thing we’re seeing is an increase in worker’s rights-related issues like unfair terminations and disagreements about overtime pay and wages. Why? All across the country, workers have been fighting for an increase in the minimum wages and healthcare. Yet, businesses and employers have resisted by trying to enforce an “right to work” campaign. For the sake of avoiding mandatory healthcare , employers are more likely to choose part-time workers instead of full-time employees. This means that they are likely to employ a greater number of employees, and also a greater number of employees and a higher rate of turnover. With each passing year and the years progress, there’s a rising salary gap between an average salaried worker’s wage and that of the CEO’s. As an example, a study of the pay gap revealed that the median wage for an employee at Mattel is Mattel employee was $6,271 vs. the salary of CEOs for 2017 which is $31.3 million. From closing factories and Walmart soliciting customers to contribute food items for their employees, the general connection between employees and the big business is evident what is causing an increase in lawsuits regarding the rights of employees.
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Monkey Selfie Lawsuit: PETA Loses Case Arguing Monkeys Hold Copyright
Just a few weeks ago in the world of law, we were given a decision on…Continue Reading