Dec 28, 2017

Online Defamation

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The Internet fosters communication and provides fast and free exchange of ideas and information.  Nevertheless, the Internet also may be used as a platform for defamation, libel, and slander.

An umbrella term, defamation means an untrue, “factual” statement, which was made maliciously or negligently to hurt an individual’s or business’s reputation.  Under the law, defamation […]

Dec 27, 2017

Sex-Based Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

By |Dec 27, 2017|Employment Matters|0 Comments|

The law requires that employers and public institutions treat men and women equally in jobs and other opportunities.  The law promotes the idea that that the workplace advancements and other opportunities of any individual – male or female – ought to be based on a person’s merit and accomplishment, not based on a person’s […]

Dec 13, 2017

Returning to the U.S. After You Have Been Removed by ICE

By |Dec 13, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments|

Now, President Trump appoints the Secretary of Homeland Security, the U.S. government department over Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). During the 2016 presidential election campaign, then-candidate Trump uttered harsh words about immigration and immigrants. When he became President, he has followed through […]

Nov 29, 2017

What You Should Know about Temporary Protected Status in America

By |Nov 29, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments|

In the U.S., certain countries are designated as Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The designation is awarded when circumstances make it impossible to guarantee that foreign nationals could return to their home country safely. The Secretary of Homeland Security makes or removes the designation.

The Secretary may designate a country for TPS due to the following […]

Nov 27, 2017

Legal Remedies for Owners of Used Cars

By |Nov 27, 2017|Legal Matters|0 Comments|

Cars and personal motor vehicles are a necessity in Tennessee and elsewhere in the United States.  We use them for transportation to work, to school, to the grocery store, to doctor visits, to sporting events, to church services, and more.  Often, individuals purchase used cars and vehicles, which too often are riddled with serious […]

Nov 16, 2017

Be Truthful with Your Lawyer

By |Nov 16, 2017|Legal Matters|0 Comments|

The law can be confusing.  If you are suing another person or business, being sued, or facing administrative suspension of a license to work in your job or if you have been charged with a crime, talk to a lawyer.  For instance, in a civil case or a license revocation proceeding, if you miss […]

Nov 8, 2017

Considerations in a Motion to Suppress Hearing

By |Nov 8, 2017|Criminal Charges|0 Comments|

Frequently, when an individual is charged with a crime, he or she files a Motion to Suppress and asks for a suppression hearing. The purpose is to ask the court to rule that particular evidence cannot be used in determining an individual’s guilt or innocence. When evidence is suppressed, the prosecutor may not use […]

Oct 25, 2017

Reasons for Deportation Explained

By |Oct 25, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments|

Deportation means being returned or sent back from the U.S. to your home country. American citizens cannot be deported; however, if a person born in a foreign country fraudulently obtained his or her citizenship, he or she can be deported. Undocumented immigrants (those who entered the U.S. illegally) are subject to being deported at […]

Oct 16, 2017

When do the Rehabilitation Act and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Apply?

By |Oct 16, 2017|Education|0 Comments|

Individuals with disabilities are humans, make valuable contributions to society, and deserve to be afforded the same respect, common decency, and opportunities as the respect, common decency, and opportunities given to individuals without disabilities.  Federal and state laws, such as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of […]

Oct 11, 2017

What is a Sanctuary City?

By |Oct 11, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments|

A “sanctuary city” is not a precise legal term. A city’s residents typically do not vote to designate their city a “sanctuary city,” but its leader can. A city, town or county (or, in the case of California, a state) is designated as a “sanctuary” because it directs (or asks) local law enforcement not […]