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Addresses the termination of community property and the special problems that can result. An introductory guide to the U. Constitution, includes annotations and citations to key court cases. This text also provides readers with a history into the events leading to its ratification, as well as additional documents including the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and list of Supreme Court Justices. For both legal traditions, this expert discussion covers their history; legal structures, including constitutional systems, courts, and judicial review; the roles of central legal actors, including lawyers, judges, and scholars; an overview of civil and criminal procedure; the principal sources of law and divisions of substantive law; and the judicial process.

Throughout, the discussion also includes references to the place and the importance of supranational law and institutions and their impact on the civil law and common law traditions in Europe. A complete reference designed for readers working in the construction industry as well as practitioners who are working with the lien laws for public and private construction projects. The book also discusses recent bankruptcy cases that deal with Chapter 53 of the Property Code.

Also included are forms designed to be used throughout the entire lien process as well as timetables with information on when to file liens and send notice. This title walks you through the legal options you have in avoiding foreclosure on your home. Strategies for obtaining legal advice, keeping current on mortgage payments, filing for bankruptcy, and more topics are covered in this guide. Though much of what you learn here will also be applicable to selling larger enterprises, this book definitely is not concerned with the sorts of mergers and acquisitions that you read about in The Wall Street Journal It covers: getting your business ready to sell pricing your business and valuing your assets finding the right buyer analyzing the tax issues negotiating a payment plan and other terms of sale planning your future relationship with the business limiting your liability working with lawyers, accountants and brokers closing the deal and transferring the business to its new owner" - from the publisher.

You must leave your military life and training to venture once more into the civilian life, transition into a civilian career, and navigate the waters of life without the military. But the good news is, you don t have to do it alone. As a veteran of the U. The Complete Guide to Veterans Benefits will help you discover and apply for every benefit you are eligible to receive.

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As of , there were approximately Census Bureau. When not on duty, 20 percent of these veterans do not have health coverage. This book will help you discover all you could be receiving for your dedicated service to this country. Author Bruce C. Brown provides all the details you need to know in order to receive your maximum benefits. Still serving in the U. Coast Guard, Brown understands what it takes to be in the military and knows the difficulties of navigating all of the government programs and policies.

That's why he has gathered everything you need to know here, in one great resource. Thank you for your service. No single resource covers the subject of landlording like The Complete Landlording Handbook. Every aspect of this life-changing decision comes under scrutiny by the editors of Socrates Media. Every aspect of landlording is covered. Every year, thousands of medical, financial, and legal issues appear due to confusion surrounding the specific directions of an individual incapable of making the necessary decisions about their estate, body, or finances.

The same problems can arise for small businesses and, for that reason, understanding what power of attorney entails, and how you go about establishing it, is a vital step. This guide helps you clear the confusing red tape and finally understand exactly what power of attorney involves and how you can use it to your advantage. Separate chapters explore discrete conflicts issues, including personal jurisdiction, recognition of judgments, family law, and state-federal conflicts including Erie and preemption.

Extensive description and analysis of leading cases make this book an excellent companion to a casebook as well as a resource for practitioners. Topics covered include issues involving domicile; jurisdiction; adjudication; statute of limitations; foreign law; contract and business cases; torts; "renvoi"; Erie Doctrine; judgments; and family marriage, dissolution of marriage, property incidents, and custody. Use Siegel's Conflicts in a Nutshell as an introduction and review tool for students or as a quick refresher and reference tool for lawyers.

Supreme Court. Coverage includes judicial review, commerce clause and state powers, federalism, separation of powers, congressional and executive powers, and individual civil rights and civil liberties. Includes diagrams that aid understanding of the fundamentals of our system of government. Written by a leading authority, Vieira's Constitutional Civil Rights provides comprehensive coverage on procedural and substantive due process; the right to be heard; suspect classification; specific interests; state action; and congressional enforcement.

Text also addresses the essential issue of state action. Nowak and Rotunda Hornbook on Constitutional Law, 8th. A detailed, up-to-date, and comprehensive analysis of American constitutional law. This text uses less technical language to break down the U. Constitution, as well as discuss how it has been interpreted through key court cases.

While ideally written for students as a "supplement" to their undergraduate law coursework, this book would also be useful for professionals and the interested public. Expert authors summarize judicial review and its limits, national legislative powers, state power in American federalism, Congress and the executive power, due process of law, equal protection, freedom of expression and religion, state action, and controversial Supreme Court cases. Sebelius This edition discusses the impact of the decision on the law concerning the Taxing Power, the Spending Clause and the Commerce Clause.

Also, highlighted are extensive case discussions illustrating the Supreme Court's continuing focus on the First Amendment. These cases include the funeral picketing case, Snyder v. Phelps , the dog fight video case, United States v. Stevens , the video games case, Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association and a case dealing with the conflict between freedom of expression and national security, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project In short, landmark Supreme Court cases, past and present, in these and other areas of constitutional law are presented in a concise, comprehensive readable and informative way.

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This area of consumer law is important and constantly evolving not only because of the increasing prevalence of arbitration clauses but also because the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB is currently considering rules that would make the forced arbitration landscape considerably different for consumers, including by prohibiting many entities within its jurisdiction from using forced arbitration clauses to prevent class actions.

The treatise surveys current theories and selected case law. Comprehensiveness is beyond the scope of this or any publication, not only because new cases are reported on a weekly basis but also because of the great variation in arbitration clauses and in the underlying transactions. This manual is a basic resource for both attorneys and paralegals when handling bankruptcy cases. The author focuses on serving consumers with low and moderate incomes. Topics covered include the different types of bankruptcy, determining when bankruptcy is the best solution, exemptions, secured creditors, attorney fees, and litigating in bankruptcy court.

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This nutshell title looks at state and federal laws dealing with consumer protection. Topics covered include identity theft, credit repair, equal access to credit, regulating the cost of credit, and the consumer credit market. The fourth edition of this title from the National Consumer Law Center provides a comprehensive treatment of warranty law. Specific topics covered include the Magnuson-Moss warranty act, express warranties, implied warranties, ways to beat warranty disclaimers, breaches of warranties, used cars, service contracts, leases, and UCC remedies and damages.

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The discharge of contracts and illegal bargains are also the subject of separate chapters. It contains expert explanations of contract concepts under both the Common Law and Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code. It also includes the basics of the Law of Restitution.

It covers topics including:The fundamental concepts of originality, authorship, and infringementThe highly technical rules governing digital phonorecord deliveries and digital public performance rights in sound recordingsThe safe harbor provisions that limit the liability of Internet service providersThe anti-circumvention and copyright management information provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright ActThe evolving doctrines of fair use and contributory liability are also given thorough attention. This venerable set, providing an exhaustive analysis of all the rules of contract law, including all exceptions and variations, is one of the most cited and influential treatises in print.

It provides an exhaustive exposition of all the working rules of contract law has assisted lawyers for more than half a century. The book expertly lays out the fundamentals of corporate finance from a legal and business perspective in a manageable, user-friendly manner. The author highlights how accounting, finance and corporate law intersect and operate synergistically. In addition to discussing accounting and valuation concepts, it provides extensive coverage of the legal and financial underpinnings of debt securities, preferred and common stock, and derivative instruments options, forward contracts, futures contracts and swap contracts.

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This complex topic has been made comprehensible to readers who are not yet conversant with the area and is a valuable supplement to a casebook or set of problems. The book discusses the crucial issues of corporate taxation and provides numerous examples illustrating how the various provisions operate. Yet, with few exceptions, corporate law treatises and other study aids have essentially ignored the law and economics revolution. This book is intended to remedy these difficulties.

As such, the text is coherent and cohesive: It provides students not only with an overview of the course, but also and more importantly with a unifying method of thinking about the course. Using a few basic tools of law and economics-price theory, game theory, and the theory of the firm literature-students will come to see corporate law as the proverbial 'seamless web.

According to the publisher, this hornbook "clarifies rather than simply recites corporations law, while paying attention to correcting common misconceptions held among students about the subject. This title assists HR professionals and managers in updating or creating an employee handbook. With up-to-date legal information and practical suggestions, you can communicate clearly on time off, wages and hours, and more.

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Each topic is treated in a separate chapter, in a clear and understandable style. Nickell and Fisher describe fingerprint classification and autopsies, explain how fibers link victims to their killers, and examine the science underlying DNA profiling and toxicological analysis. From weapons analysis to handwriting samples to shoe and tire impressions, Crime Science outlines the indispensable tools and techniques that investigators use to make sense of a crime scene. Each chapter closes with a study of a well-known case, revealing how the principles of forensic science work in practice.

The first half of this book follows the Federal Rules of Evidence in its explanation of how evidence is collected, preserved, and presented in criminal court. The second half provides a selection of relevant criminal court cases that reinforce these basics and provide the context of how these rules are currently practiced. Readers will have an understanding of how concepts of evidence operate to convict the guilty and acquit the innocent. Part of the John C. Klotter Justice Administration Legal Series, this twelfth edition provides many updates, new references to recent cases, and a current version of the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Student aids include chapter outlines, key terms and concepts lists, a glossary, a table of cases cited, and online interactive case studies. Teacher resources include Instructor's Guide, test bank, and PowerPoint slides. Thoroughly revised, updated, and streamlined to include recent case law on evidence Each chapter includes outlines, key terms and concepts, and review questions to aid understanding Appendices include a helpful glossary; Federal Rules of Evidence as amended and effective through December 1, ; Table of Jurisdictions That Have Adopted Some System of Uniform Rules for Regulating the Admission and Exclusion of Evidence through ; and Table of Contents of the Uniform Rules of Evidence with Amendments.

This text describes in detail how to create a foundation that ensures that the evidence presented in a criminal trial is admissible. Some of the topics covered are competency of witnesses, privilege, hearsay rule and motions to suppress evidence. Chapters include an evidentiary foundation, its doctrine, elements of the foundation and sample foundations. This Hornbook provides detailed discussion on the topics of responsibility, justification and excuse, inchoate crimes, accomplice, and liability. Attention is also given to subjects such as causation, insanity, and conspiracy.

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These stories focus on the pre-litigation behavior of defendants, raising important moral and cultural questions about human nature and human society and how social norms get translated into workable legal doctrines. They survey the typical variety of doctrines addressed in a standard criminal law course, elucidating the classic themes of common law jurisprudence.

It even provides links to articles about the law in your state. The authors of this text aimed to compile a list of the top twenty court cases dealing with criminal procedure. They rank these cases on their importance as well as present facts, discuss decisions, update, and provide in-depth coverage. These cases deal with various aspects of the Fourth Amendment ranging from police investigatory practices to prosecutorial conduct at trial. It is a succinct analysis of the constitutional standards of major current significance.

This is not a text on criminal procedure, but rather about constitutional criminal procedure. It avoids describing the non-constitutional standards applied in each state and federally. The text provides the scope and highlights you need to excel in understanding this field. This will enable you to answer exam questions more quickly and accurately, and enhance your skills as an attorney.

It addresses: International issues, The complex role of defense counsel, Systemic bias, Execution of the innocent. All relevant data, including statutory and caselaw, provide a basis for broad exploration of academic and pragmatic issues for lawyers, law students, and others interested in the worst crimes committed by the worst offenders. The book also contains chapters on taking special depositions, including those of an adverse expert, a Rule 30 b 6 deponent, and a deposition to preserve the testimony of your own witness for trial.

This guide provides legal advice and information for how to split assets fairly and equally in the event of divorce. Divorce After 50 covers these subjects and much more: - ways to divorce -- collaborative, mediated, contested, etc. This title helps couples end a marriage fairly and inexpensively. Divorce Without Court explains how mediation works, how collaborative divorce works, and more. This title approaches divorce from a personal side, discussing what divorce is about, what the decision to seek a divorce means now and what life will be like in the future.

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In Do the Crime, Do the Time: Juvenile Criminals and Adult Justice in the American Court System, the authors apply their decades of experience, both in the practical world and from unique research perspectives, to shed light on the influence of public opinion and the political forces that shape juvenile justice policy in the United States. The book provides a fresh look at the way the United States is choosing to deal with some of the serious or persistent juvenile offenders, utilizing real-life examples and cases to draw connections between transfer policies and individual outcomes.

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Dorsaneo's Texas Discovery contains the most up-to-date coverage of discovery available in Texas, including treatise discussions, procedural guides, and the highly regarded forms that are a mainstay of Dorsaneo, Texas Litigation Guide. Thanks to a form index as well as a main index, attorneys can locate the material they need in seconds. This title is a comprehensive look at pretrial civil procedure in Texas.

Various strategies, procedural guides, and treatise discussions as listed in this indexed and easy-to-read guide to pretrial practice. View the table of contents for this multi-volume set [PDF]. This title helps with the tax planning process to get a lower tax rate, identify and use credits, and make the most of deductions. This volume explains Texas school law in plain language for easy use by Texas educators. All major topics in education law are covered including student attendance, instructional programs, special education, the employment relationship, and personnel issues.

Laws are explained in a way that educators will understand the reasoning behind the laws as well as their rights and responsibilities as an educator. The authors provide a subject index and a case index as well as a glossary of terms. It includes the following topics: the Elder Justice Act responding to elder abuse and neglect; criminal background checks of workers who work with older patients; major Medicare changes, such as cost-free annual wellness visits and personalized prevention assessments, end-of-life planning, tax increases on both earned and investment income, increased premiums on higher-income enrollees in Part D, and gradual filling of the Part D "donut hole"; Medicaid spousal impoverishment protection changes; and more.

It is a subject of great practical importance to lawyers and law students, with increasing litigation and several important decisions from the Supreme Court in recent years. Tokaji's Election Law in a Nutshell provides a succinct and thorough description of the law governing voting rights, elections, and the political process in the United States.

The topics addressed include the fundamental right to vote, gerrymandering, minority voting rights, ballot access, voter identification, recounts, direct democracy, and campaign finance. The Nutshell covers the constitutional law in these areas, including rights of free speech and equal protection, as well as the Voting Rights Act and other essential statutes. It addresses Shelby County v. Holder and other cases from the Supreme Court Term. This title "provides a concise treatment of issues relating to the use of electronic information in litigation.

It covers the preservation, search for, and production of electronically stored information, as well as ethical issues faced by lawyers managing this information. It also discusses how electronic information can be produced in court and how the federal rules accommodate digital evidence. It is written by the author of the landmark Zubulake opinions; the Reporter to the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence; and the Sedona Conference, which is at the forefront of thinking and writing on the problems of electronic discovery.

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Widely cited and authoritative, Elements of Bankruptcy provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of bankruptcy law. In addition to covering foundational questions such as the fresh start for individuals, property of the estate, executory contracts, adequate protection, preferences, and fraudulent conveyances, this book also covers such cutting-edge issues such as debtor-in-possession financing, plan support agreements, carve-outs, credit-bidding, and first-day orders.

The sixth edition also takes stock of the developments in bankruptcy in the wake of the financial crisis, including the rise of municipal bankruptcies in Detroit and elsewhere, as well as developments from the Supreme Court, including the fallout from Stern v. Marshall and Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Text covers plan finance and taxation; economic aspects; regulations; ERISA Employee Retirement Income Security Act legislative background; vesting; participation, accrual, and non-interference; distribution; employee securities; employee stock ownership plans; preemption; nondiscrimination; and plan termination.

It is as much an introduction for experienced lawyers and scholars who come to this field with a thorough knowledge of other aspects of the law as for law students who have just begun preparing for their careers. The new edition offers an up-to-date introduction to employment discrimination law: the major statutes, the current cases, the outstanding issues, and the competing policies in this field.

The leading decisions of the Supreme Court receive a comprehensive analysis, in terms both of theory and doctrine, putting them in the context of the relevant statutory provisions and other judicial decisions. This book offers three different theoretical perspectives—based on history, economics, and critical social theory—to explain both the complexities and the tensions inherent in existing law.

This guide is written in lay language for use by business owners and managers to serve as a reference for key employment law issues such as drug and alcohol testing, payment,f overtime, benefits, and ADA regulations. The volume also includes case summaries, court documents, analysis from attorneys, and detailed discussion of the current state statutes concerning employment law.

Integrating constitutional law, statutory employment law, administrative law, contracts, torts, antitrust law, intellectual property law, tax law, and bankruptcy law, this treatise follows the employment relationship from formation, through terms and conditions of employment, to termination. Specific topics include discrimination, worker's compensation, occupational safety, covenants not to compete, and unemployment compensation. This book provides an introduction to employment law. The text discusses the development of the topic as well as individual employee rights such as personal safety, discrimination, benefit programs, and privacy considerations.

There are new sections on restrictive covenants and trade secrets. The authors have included extra case citations for readers whose legal expertise is outside of employment law. This quick reference guide assists HR directors with topics such as a hostile work environment, privacy, bereavement leave, and more. This second edition also includes appendixes that detail key laws, policies, regulations, and contact information for easy reference. This title looks at the parts of the energy fuel cycle as well as the various policies that oversee it. It looks at various aspects of energy law such as public lands, environmental issues, mineral law, timber law, and water law.

The chapters cover resource management, resource protection, distribution, and energy resources. It also includes a table of cases. This Nutshell is ideal as a secondary text to accompany any entertainment law casebook, as the primary text for a seminar, or as background information for someone requiring an overview. The authors specialize in criminal environmental law and are familiar with how these complex matters play out both from the viewpoint of private practitioners and as former enforcement officials.

They illuminate complex matters by placing policy decisions in the context of the historical development of the field — developments that they helped shape. Written to be read pleasurably rather than used as a dry reference source, the authors provide a broad conceptual overview of environmental law while also explaining the major statutes and cases. The book is intended for three audiences - students both graduate and undergraduate seeking a readable study guide for their environmental law and policy courses; professors who do not use casebooks relying on their own materials or case studies but want an integrating text for their courses or want to include conceptual materials on the major legal issues; and practicing lawyers and environmental professionals who want a concise, readable overview of the field.

For the fourth edition, to provide students a deeper understanding of how environmental law works in practice, a new Chapter has been written on Enforcement. Expert text includes coverage of various areas, from acid rain and atomic energy, to waste disposal and wetlands. Touches upon the many statutory and common-law regulations shaping the world in which we live. An essential up-to-date legal reference dictionary of terms that people are most likely to encounter in law.

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This text assists readers with financial planning, will creation, power of attorney, creating a trust, and property management. It also contains downloadable forms. It includes new innovations from the Restatement 3d of Property , modernizing the law of future interests and dramatically changing the Rule Against Perpetuities. The book is also the very first publication to incorporate the new Uniform Powers of Appointment Act The book also has exercises, with answers at the back.

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