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Gym Policies Should Protect Members From Avoidable Injuries

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A properly managed gym is one that always goes to great lengths to preserve the safety of its members. Commercial fitness establishments with lax safety policies and procedures may present avoidable liabilities. Members of a gym who are injured due to gross negligence, misconduct, poor advice, or lax oversight might wish to consider taking civil action. Gym Negligence Takes On Many Forms There are several ways in which a gym presents hazards to members. Members of a gym have to be on the lookout for such things as: Failure to rack weights. A...

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What You Need To Know About Changing Your Name With Divorce

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If you are getting divorced, you may have been asked by your attorney about changing your name. Many women go back to using their maiden name after a divorce, but changing your name can mean a lot of work to get everything updated correctly. If you are confused about how the name change works with divorce, read on for more information to help you make your decision. What You Need To Know: 1.  It’s important to note that no one can force you to change your name back to your maiden name, it is strictly your decision alone. Do...

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Court Reporting: A Six-Figure Job With No College Degree

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What is a court reporter? If you’ve ever watched a courtroom drama, you’ve probably seen someone sitting in the corner typing on a strange looking machine. Court reporters make transcripts of legal proceedings, and they are very much in demand. What Is the Job Market Like for Court Reporters? With 15 percent of court reporters on the brink of retirement, thousands of jobs will be opening up in the next few years. Court reporting is one of a handful of careers that is expanding, not shrinking, so future job prospects are excellent....

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Why It’s A Good Idea To Avoid The Probate Process

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When making estate succession plans, one of the things people get concerned about is how to avoid probate. Probate is the process of validating a will, identifying the assets, settling liabilities and transferring the assets to the beneficiaries. It seems important enough, so why would you want to avoid it? There are several reasons for this: To Reduce the Cost This is probably the primary reason people avoid probate. When leaving assets to your beneficiaries, you want them to get most if not all of them. However, probate will reduce what...

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Did You Really Know You Were Making A False Statement To A Government Official?

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Lying to a federal government official is a crime. A person who makes a materially false statement both willfully and knowingly could face felony charges. A person who accidentally or unknowingly makes or, worse, is tricked into putting forth false statements may be found innocent in a court of law. A skilled defense attorney would have to provide clear evidence and a compelling argument the defendant never had intentions to deceive. Dumping Toxic Chemicals and Subsequent False Statements A business may be required to dispose of certain toxic...

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What Are Your Options When You’re Hit By An Uninsured Trucker?

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If you have recently been injured in a collision in which a semi or heavy duty truck driver was at fault, you may be wondering about your financial (and legal) next steps. Although the other driver’s trucking insurance should help compensate you for any medical expenses incurred, there are a few situations in which this coverage may be compromised — and in some cases, the trucker may even be driving without a valid insurance policy. In this case, you will likely need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver to...

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3 Things To Know When Starting The Divorce Process

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Divorces are never easy. If you have never been through one, it can be especially challenging. When you start the process, it is important that you understand certain things about it to keep your expectations realistic.  There Are No Winners Some people go into the divorce process expecting to be declared the winner. However, there is rarely such thing as a winner and loser in the divorce.  The more decisions that need to be made about the end of your marriage, the less likely it is that you will walk away with everything that you...

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Filing For Divorce? 4 Reasons Mediation May Be In Your Best Interest

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Now that you’re going through a divorce, you’ve probably given a lot of thought about a settlement. You might have even given some thought to what you’re willing to give so that you can get what you want. Your attorney may have discussed mediation with you. Before you say no to mediation, take a look at how it may benefit you. Less Expensive Than a Trial Sitting down with a mediator can save you hundreds of dollars on your legal fees, especially if you only need a couple of sessions to iron out the details. Your attorney...

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Keeping All Of The Receipts And Paperwork: Evidence Needed In Product Liability Class Actions

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Manufactures and sellers of all products are legally responsible for providing honest, and clear representation of their products. Product liability class actions are filed when consumers experience harm from the design, manufacturing or sale of a certain product. These cases offer the second-highest median amount of compensation for damages at approximately $300,000; however, to successfully file and build a strong case, it is important to keep all of the receipts and paperwork. Standard Evidence Required for Filing a Case As most cases can...

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Wait! Don’t Sign That Contract Without Knowing A Few Dos And Don’ts

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Written and unwritten contracts are an important part of the legal system. They form the basis of many personal and business transactions between two or more parties. Before you enter into a legally binding contract, especially when money is involved, you want to take steps to avoid any legal entanglements by having a basic understanding of what to do and not to do.  Read It–All Of It! If someone hands you a contract, never sign it without first reading through it. Read it a second time to make sure you understand it. You should...

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