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Michael Wechsler
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Lawsuits involving prescription drugs, medication and medical products usually concern product liability law. In general, product manufacturers are charged with a duty of care. They must make reasonable efforts to protect the consumer from harm. Drug Manufacturer Testing Requirements and FDA...
Michael Wechsler
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When a child or a minor commits a crime, he or she enters the criminal justice system. However, the system treats minors differently than adults. Rather than calling the minor a “criminal defendant,” the special term used to describe this young person is a “juvenile delinquent.” The Definition...
Michael Wechsler
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It is important to know that your ability to drive on the road is not a constitutionally protected right – it’s merely a privilege. Your driver’s license can be suspended for a period of time even for violations that not directly related to your operation of a motor vehicle. And when certain...
Michael Wechsler
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It can be difficult to assert a successful child abuse defense since criminal charges will typically include the testimony of a child. People tend to be more sympathetic towards children and are inclined to protect them first. The accused may face a challenging uphill battle when fighting abuse...
Michael Wechsler
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Bribery is the act of giving or receiving something of value which influences the actions of a government or public official, employee or one who has a legal duty. The recipient of the bribe facilitates or smooths the way to a desired outcome by removing existing obstacles and uncertainty. This...
Michael Wechsler
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What is a Registered Agent? A registered agent is a person or entity authorized to receive legal and official business documents on behalf of a corporation or business enterprise (the “principal”). Documents may include a copy of a summons and complaint for lawsuit that has been filed, a DMCA...
Michael Wechsler
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The penalties and sentencing guidelines for assault and battery convictions are determined by multiple factors. Each state has its own criminal code which defines the criminal charges and relevant sentencing guidelines. In addition to location of the offense, the unique circumstances surrounding...
Michael Wechsler
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Auto recall letters are usually generated when a car or motor vehicle is determined to have a design or manufacturing defect. Automobile repairs are typically completed in a reasonably prompt and properly by dealers in order to ensure the safety of the driver. Problems will occasionally arise...
Michael Wechsler
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What is the difference between drug trafficking, distribution and possession? Criminal law doesn’t make a tremendous distinction between the first two terms. A drug charge of “trafficking” commonly refers to distribution and sale of a certain quantity of a controlled substance. A “distribution”...
Michael Wechsler
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A foreign citizen (or "alien") who seeks to enter into the United States will almost always require a visa, a travel document which permits entrance into the U.S. The visa is placed into the passport of a foreign traveler which is issued by the traveler's country of citizenship. There are almost...
Michael Wechsler
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If someone else is in danger, do you have a legal duty to help them? The answer will depend upon details that are specific to each case. The court has rules that it applies to certain situations that govern legal duties as well as the relationship between person in need of help and the person in...
Michael Wechsler
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It should be common knowledge to anyone who has a driver’s license that the operator of a motor vehicle is not permitted to drive while impaired by the effects of drugs or alcohol. What is not so clear is whether passengers permitted to drink alcohol in a car or other motor vehicle. What if...
Michael Wechsler
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Traffic tickets contain certain information that is important for you to understand and identify after you have been cited for a traffic law violation. What appears on each ticket will depend on the jurisdiction you’re in but, in general, most will contain the same or similar items. Additional...
Michael Wechsler
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Child support orders are judicial orders or decrees issued by a judge. Any changes to the terms of the order requested by either parent generally require a judge to either modify the original order or approve a new agreement. In situations where both parents agree to child support modifications...
Michael Wechsler
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What is the Statute of Limitations? Why is it necessary? This article is a transcript of the legal presentation covering the Statute of Limitations. What is the Statute of Limitations? The Statute of Limitations is a law which limits the amount of time after something happens for which a case...
Michael Wechsler
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The Oregon Statute of Limitations for civil actions sets a time limit after an injury or civil wrong occurs, during which an injured party can file a lawsuit. After that period of time expires, the injured party is no longer permitted to file a claim in an Oregon state court to litigate that...
Michael Wechsler
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The Utah Statute of Limitations for civil actions sets a time limit after an injury or civil wrong occurs, during which an injured party can file a lawsuit. After that period of time expires, the injured party is no longer permitted to file a claim in an Utah state court to litigate that matter...
Michael Wechsler
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The Oklahoma Statute of Limitations for civil actions sets a time limit after an injury or civil wrong occurs, during which an injured party can file a lawsuit. After that period of time expires, the injured party is no longer permitted to file a claim in an Oklahoma state court to litigate that...
Michael Wechsler
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The Idaho Statute of Limitations for civil actions sets a time limit after an injury or civil wrong occurs, during which an injured party can file a lawsuit. After that period of time expires, the injured party is no longer permitted to file a claim in an Idaho state court to litigate that...
Michael Wechsler
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The Iowa Statute of Limitations for civil actions sets a time limit after an injury or civil wrong occurs, during which an injured party can file a lawsuit. After that period of time expires, the injured party is no longer permitted to file a claim in an Iowa state court to litigate that matter...
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