Monthly Archives: | February, 2015

Four Laws That Prove the US Takes Its Alcohol Very Seriously

Drinking is serious business in the United States. One state in particular — Michigan — takes it so seriously that it has a legal statute prohibiting drinking establishment from advertising “pints” of beer unless they’re properly serving a full 16-ounces of the delicious, malty, hoppy beverage. In fact, beer drinkers can even file a complaint if they find out that they’re not being served the full amount! Believe it or not, that’s only one of the U.S.’s crazy, drinking laws! Here are a few others our legislative history research was able to dig up. Kentucky Might Make the Best Bourbon, But It Can’t Drink It. Kentuc

What Every Driver Needs To Know About Implied Consent Laws

What’s one big mistake that many drivers make when they get pulled over and the officer asks if they’re driving under the influence of any drugs or alcohol? Besides flat out answering “yes,” which is an automatic admission of guilt and essentially ruins any chance of getting a DWI charge dropped or reduced, another major mistake is refusing to take a field sobriety test, breathalyzer test, or chemical test (in a medical facility) that measures the driver’s BAC (blood alcohol content) and determines if he/she is driving under the influence of any drugs. Here’s why it’s such a big deal to refuse to take these tests: The Legislation: First of all, it’s important to realize that every single state has a

5 Ways Your Employer Can Legally Discriminate Against You

When it comes to wrongful dismissal lawsuits, one of the most-cited — but least-understood — factors at play is discrimination. But as employment lawyers can tell you, there are actually relatively few things defined by federal law as illegal discrimination. Here are five surprising reasons your boss can fire you that are completely legal: Because You’re Too Short or Fat There’s no legal protection for body types in federal legislation, and people regularly experience height and weight discrimination. The only reason why firing you for being short or overweight might be illegal in some cases is if your body condition can be classified as a disability, in which case you might have protection under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Seven-Month-Long Arson Investigation in Ventura County Ends in Arrest

For many cases, fire arson investigations are likely something limited to their favorite crime shows and movies. However, in reality, arson investigations occur across the United States every day, drawing in firefighters, police officers, and even private investigation services to find the culprit. A recent example of this was seen in Ventura County, CA, where a dentist was arrested after a string of fires at dental buildings in the area. On Friday, January 30, Leopold Weinstein was arrested after Ventura County Sheriff’s detectives found surveillance footage of him setting fire to a dental building. The 63-year-old dentist allegedly committed six act

What All Drivers Need to Know About Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents involving a commercial vehicle and a passenger vehicle are sure to happen when they share the highways, especially at high speeds. Many people drive near these big trucks often without giving it much thought. But all drivers should have some basic information about trucking accidents so they know how to protect themselves and what course to take should they be in one themselves. Here are the facts: Trucking Accidents Are on the Rise More attention has been drawn to truck accidents since last year, when actor Tracy Morgan was seriously injured when a truck crashed into his limousine (another passenger was killed). The National Transportation Safety Board has even promised to amp up its oversight, and the

Are These 5 Firing Scenarios Legal or Illegal? Test Your Knowledge

Employment laws in the United States can be confusing, especially when it comes to illegal firings, also called wrongful or unfair dismissals. While you should contact wrongful termination lawyers to discuss the details of a case before trying to argue with your boss or former boss that firing you is illegal, it’s always a good idea to inform yourself about your rights as an employee. When is a firing permitted by law? Below are five hypothetical cases you might encounter as an employ