Judge Rules Remote Scan of Student’s Room Violation of Privacy
A recent federal court ruling against virtual proctoring room scans may affect future right to privacy laws across the country. During the pandemic, many schools and universities turned to virtual proctoring systems while administering tests and exams. Some of these systems required students to provide a video scan of their rooms in order to look…Read More
When Social Media Meets Zero-Tolerance Policies
Tennessee state law requires that schools create zero-tolerance policies for students. Zero-tolerance, in essence, means that schools will not permit students to bring or use any drugs or weapons to their schools or on school busses. The zero-tolerance law also applies to the “battery” of the teachers and staff. Students who violate their school’s zero-tolerance…Read More
Should You Sue?
For some laypeople, certain ideas come to mind when the topic of law is discussed: Courtrooms and lawsuits. Nevertheless, many people struggle to answer to this question: Should I sue? Before you decide to file a lawsuit against a person, business, or government, keep these questions in mind: Do I have a strong enough case?…Read More
What Happens When a Lawsuit Is Filed Against You?
If someone has named you in a lawsuit, you may have some questions about how the process works. Today, we want to explain that process so you will know what to expect. Before we begin, let us look at a few legal terms you will need to know. The person or company that sues you…Read More
When Testifying, Stay Calm and in Control
Many people understandably fret, worry, or are concerned or scared about testifying or speaking under oath in court. Most people rarely go to court. The formal courtroom can be intimidating. Judges wear black robes and sit perched high on their benches; well-dressed lawyers, bailiffs and deputies with firearms sit or stand on one side of…Read More
Domestic Violence: Orders of Protection, Criminal Charges, and Divorce and Custody
About forty years ago or so, law enforcement rarely responded to calls about domestic violence and cries from domestic violence victims. When a spouse or significant other struck, hit, beat, or threatened a victim, law enforcement usually viewed the violence as a family matter and would not intervene to help the victim. That view no…Read More
Tips to Avoid Scams
Unfortunately, con artists are out in force scamming and swindling good and honest people. Scammers target the trusting, the vulnerable, the unwary, and anyone else the scammers believe will fall for their pitches – including the elderly, the disabled, and those in need, and decent. The scammers claim that if you buy their products or…Read More
10 Things Business Owners Should Consider When It Comes to Disputes
Businesses often have more than one owner. In a partnership, the owners are called partners; in a Limited Liability Company (LLC), members; and in a corporation, shareholders. This blog generally relates to those businesses with relatively few owners, regardless of the legal structure (partnership, LLC, or corporation). When disputes arise between or among owners, the…Read More
How Do People with Disabilities Navigate Society?
Not all human beings are the same; many human beings live with and deal with disabilities. State and federal laws provide protections – protections against discrimination, for assistance, and more – to people with disabilities in certain situations. Nevertheless, the legal protections do not answer this existential question: How do people with disabilities navigate society?…Read More
What Are the Remedies for a Breach of Contract Claim?
Contracts are legal agreements between two or more people or businesses. Each side agrees to do or refrain from doing an act. Thus, for example, one person agrees to pay money in return for being able to buy a car or food. Every business, from global corporations to sole proprietorships, relies upon contracts with customers,…Read More