Category: Legal Law

The truth about patent trolls

A patent troll belongs to the field of intellectual property and, more specifically, to that of licenses. It is the name given to a company or individual that uses license and patent litigation as its main economic activity. The name patent troll was used in 1993 to describe companies...

How to find the right bankruptcy attorney

At the height of the Great Recession in 2009, more than 1.4 million people filed for bankruptcy protection. As the American economy struggled to regain its balance, that number actually increased the following year. Nearly 1.6 million citizens applied for protection in federal court in 2010, according to statistics...

Dirty Red exclusive interview

1. How did you come up with the nickname Dirty Red? I was in the studio with Eazy-E and we were about to shoot the promo for the Ruthless Radio Show and I was doing the intro. The name “Red” that I had since I was a child because...

Coffee culture in America

It wasn’t until I moved to the US that I started drinking coffee regularly and became what they call in the Netherlands a ‘koffieleut’, which literally translates to ‘coffee socialite’. Although the average European drinks more coffee per year than the average American, the cultural importance and its effects...

Hooray for the Federal Rules of Evidence!

The Federal Rules of Evidence used in the federal courts of the United States and adopted by many states and the military are the codification of many years of common law rules of evidence. The development of modern rules of evidence has been a process of nothing more than...

The truth about cover letters

There is a lot of hype about cover letters and articles on how to write a proper cover letter. However, as a recruiter and someone who reads up to 100 resumes a day, I’m not sure how important they are. Actually, I bet most external recruiters don’t read them,...

What is the value of my personal injury claim?

The answer to this question is very subjective – it’s based on your unique set of circumstances. Let’s take a look at some of the applicable factors. Economic damages Economic damages, also called special damages, refer to clear and calculable losses / expenses that have resulted from your accident...

The importance of nudity and being touched

Private parts refer to parts of the body that we may want (or are required to) cover. Private parts include the buttocks, genitals, and female breasts. Girls are discouraged from showing their panties. Boys learn to keep the penis hidden. It can be considered indecent to show too much...