Driving While Impaired – Meaning, Standards, and Penalties

Are you using vehicle for running your business? If so, make sure you’re paying close attention to what you and your staff is doing on the road.  Specifically, your compliance with the laws and regulations related to DWI and OUI.  What are those, and why complying to those matters?

DWI and OUI

Driving while impaired (DWI) is a serious crime in the state of Massachusetts that carries with it some harsh punishments. The reason being, driving while impaired due to alcohol, which is referred to as operating under the influence (OUI) under Massachusetts law, claims the lives of over 10,000 Americans every year according to the National Highway and Safety Administration.…

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Identifying All Responsible Parties in Car Accident Injury Claims

When you think of a car accident, you are might be tempted to believe that there can only be one at-fault person, but this is a common misconception. Oftentimes, more than one individual is been at-fault in an accident. Failing to identify each at-fault party can be a very costly mistake in many instances. If you’re uncertain about the fault, a car accident attorney can review your case.

Car accident

Why Identifying All Parties is Important

Florida law requires an owner or operator of a vehicle to carry at least $10,000 worth of personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage, pursuant to F.S.627.733(1), but $10,000 dollars of PIP coverage will only pay for a fraction of the medical bills incurred by an injured driver in a serious auto accident.…

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting Your Business Entity

Starting a new business venture is extremely exciting. However, if you are like most entrepreneurs, setting up the legal structure of your new business is less than thrilling.

Choosing the right business entity

You may be tempted to avoid the issue completely, or to choose your legal structure based on a friend’s advice. The problem with this is that they may not really know what they are talking about.

As a small business owner, you may hurt yourself and your new business if you don’t fully understand the basics of business entities and how to choose the right business structure.

If you want to make sure you choose the right business entity, then be sure to avoid the mistakes listed here.…

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Look Into Company Formation in Luxembourg?

More than 340 multinationals, have already established their headquarters in Luxembourg and more and more startups, entrepreneurs and companies looking into relocating their offices are considering company formation in Luxembourg. The magnitude of the tax benefits offered by Luxembourg for corporations and even for small to medium-sized companies is not the only main advantages which should be taken into consideration, but also the following aspects:

Luxembourg cityscape

International financial expertise

At the end of 2016, there were more than 140 banks with subsidiaries in Luxembourg representing 27 countries and 150 FinTech companies that attract new funds each year and have approximately 14,000 employees.…

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How to Successfully Protect Company Trademarks

Only 50% of patent applications have the potential of being accepted in a good year in the United States. The application process is long and arduous, and that’s if you’re lucky enough not to go wade through an appeal’s process.

After all the frustration and time spent, the last thing a business owner wants to do is leave the door open to trademark cancellation, infringement, and other legal issues.

Trademark

You worked hard to get it, here are some tips to help maintain and protect it, so your brand can continue to grow in status and overall value:

Constantly mind and update your trademark registration paperwork

All it takes is an investigation resulting from a claim coming from you, someone else or directly from the Trademark Office itself, to have your registration canceled because inaccuracies come up indicating fraud or deceit on your official paperwork.…

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Land Use and Zoning Laws in New York

New York is home to one of the oldest instated zoning law in the United States. Land use and zoning laws are out in place as a way to build towns and cities in a way that best benefits its residents and remains productive for industry. Almost every city in the US have in place a number of laws to influence how the city will develop.

This article explains what zoning and land use laws are, and what they mean to your home or your business.

What are Zoning Laws?

The goal behind any zoning law is to divide a city into different zones and keep those zones relatively uniform.…

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3 Ways to Protect Your Business From Personal Injury Lawsuits

For almost all business owners, taking on the risk of a potential personal injury lawsuit is just part of the cost of doing business. You can’t really help it if someone gets hurt on your property in some cases. Luckily, there are things you can to do help prevent this from occurring and to protect your business in the event that someone does get personally injured at your place of business.

Personal injury lawsuits

To help you figure out how to handle these types of situations, here are three ways you can protect your business from personal injury lawsuits.

Understand The Law

To best keep your business protected from a personal injury lawsuit, it’s going to be helpful for you to know and understand that laws that fall under this category.…

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Myths About Lawyers

If you want to joke about a particular profession, you’ll find plenty of material in lawyers. There are probably more jokes about lawyers than there are actual lawyers who have passed the bar exam. Even Shakespeare made a lawyer joke when he had one of his characters say, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”

Attorney meeting client in office

The law profession isn’t terribly well understood, and there are a lot of jokes in part because there are also an awful lot of myths. Lawyers have their quirks, but they’re a lot like normal people, even if they do write a lot of legal briefs that use seemingly random Latin words.…

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Lawsuits For or Against You and Your Business

Even though you would probably prefer that your business never gets involved in any lawsuit, there are lots of different instances where it can happen. Sometimes they’re your fault. Sometimes they are not. But, at least having a basic set of information about what lawsuits mean coming from you or going away from you as a business entity makes sense on a practical level.

Small business lawsuits

You need to know about lawsuits on defense and offense. You need to understand how to legally protect your money and assets in the event of issues. And it’s not a bad idea to do a risk assessment if you might end up losing more money than you gain even if your lawsuit is successful.…

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Workers’ Compensation in Arizona and Employee Rights

Like all states across the country, Arizona has workers’ compensation rights that protect employees in case they are injured on the job. Employers have a responsibility to cultivate a safe working environment, prevent accidents, and provide proper medical assistance to employees who are hurt while working. Otherwise, if employer negligence is to blame for a serious personal injury at work, the employee may file a lawsuit with a personal injury attorney in Scottsdale or whatever city the accident occurred in.

Construction worker working hard
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Not having workers’ compensation at an Arizona business that needs it may result in a class 6 felony.…

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