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Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Companies Can Patent Human Genes

In an upcoming case, the Supreme Court must set a precedent to determine whether human genes can be patented. The decision will have far-reaching consequences for medicine and medical research based in human genetics. The case concerns Myriad Genetics Inc which is attempting to patent two genes linked to breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Myriad Genetics Inc Defends Validity of Gene Patents and... ❯❯❯

The Starbucks Trademark Dilemma

Let's say you open up a business in the early 1970s, and you build it up from the ground up. You start off with only one store, and you face heavy competition as the city is known for your particular product. However, you endure and thrive because of clever marketing and a good product. You become so big that you sell your business, and the business explodes. From one shop in 1971, the business... ❯❯❯

Drink Driving: Know The Law

Under Section 4 of the 1988 Road Traffic Act, and Section 1 of the 1991 Road Traffic Act, it is illegal to operate and be in charge of a motor vehicle on a road or in a public place whilst under the influence of drink or drugs. If you are pulled over by the police on suspicion of drink-driving, you will be asked to give a breath sample to measure the amount of alcohol in your system. If a... ❯❯❯

How to Work with a Jury for a Favorable Verdict

The right to a jury trial is one of the most well-known rights that a criminal defendant has in the United States. Jury trials are also available in civil cases, if they are requested by an attorney. Generally, there are 2 types of trials available: bench trials and jury trials. A jury trial is tried by members of the public who are summoned for jury duty, and the number of jurors can vary,... ❯❯❯

Why Divorce Myths Will Continue To Exist?

In any aspect of human culture and society there are always myths. So what are the most famous ones when we talk about divorce? There are some interesting myths that were listed down in an article in Huffington Post and in some other sites. These include the following: Half of the marriages end in divorce Divorce rate is rising The second marriages are more successful than the first one ... ❯❯❯

A Small Business Owner's Guide to Employment Law & Wages

With the huge amount of informative resources available today, more and more people are deciding to start up new businesses. The recession has certainly played a part in this phenomenon - many workers who have been made redundant see running their own business as a fresh start in their careers. However, switching roles from employee to employer brings many complications, so thought and... ❯❯❯

Harassment in the Workplace: What You Should Know

The recognition of harassment in the workplace has very much been an evolutionary process. Without a doubt, the formal process of filing harassment charges in the workplace has certainly come along way over the past six decades. Thankfully, the federal government's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put in place stringent policies and enforcements to keep harassment in the... ❯❯❯

Understanding Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury is a serious affliction that is often caused by an accident. Depending on the extent of the injury, it can lead to long term or permanent disabilities. This not only puts a strain on the person suffering from the condition, but it also can be a hindrance to the family members if constant supervision or special care is needed for the rest of their lives. Here you will find... ❯❯❯

Tax Lawyer vs. Tax Accountant: Which Do You Need?

For many Americans, filing their personal taxes is confusing enough. Add in the possibility of an IRS audit and it becomes a nightmare. So who should you hire when that nightmare arrives: A tax lawyer or a tax accountant? What is the difference between a tax lawyer and a tax accountant? A tax lawyer is really exactly what the name implies: a lawyer who specializes in tax law. This individual has... ❯❯❯

3 California Traffic Laws Governing Cell Phone Use Everyone Should Know

Cell phone and driving laws have been featured in news media and blogs since early 2008, when they were first passed. If you are one of the 22,657,288 licensed drivers in the golden state, then you most likely know all about California Vehicle Code [VC] §23123 and its sister laws. Or maybe you don’t. Either way, you definitely should because these are the rules of the road, and you don’t... ❯❯❯