Author: Agnes J. Carlson

Can You Testify Remotely?

Can You Testify Remotely?

Attorney Law
Florida courtrooms are seeing a rise in proposed amendments to current rules of court procedure, suggesting the use of real-time communication equipment that allows witnesses to be sworn in remotely. Recently, there has been an increase in confidence in the use of such equipment to take the testimony of witnesses who are located in other areas. With the necessary change in courtroom rules, it may be much easier to take deposition and trial testimony from remote witnesses. Current Rules of Testifying The rules that are currently implemented within the courtroom require an officer who is legally authorized to administer oaths and swear in witnesses while in their physical presence. As you can see, this can be quite an inconvenience since not every officer can be readily available to s...

The Wired World Of Corporate Finance Law

Employement Law
The 21st century has seen major changes in the banking world. The internet and global networks have made the way transactions are made much easier, and more global. Someone from India can transfer or withdraw funds from a bank in the UK. Or, a U.S. bank can make a significant investment in an Italian company. Benefits Come with Risks Unfortunately, these benefits come with risks. Truth be told, due to regulations that have been put on the banking industry over the last two decades, monetary transactions are more complicated. There are more guidelines to create bank holding companies, set up De Novo agreements for a newly chartered bank, and merging or acquiring other financial institutions. In other words, no matter how knowledgeable you are, these tasks can't be done alone. You need...
Posting Bond While in Immigration Detention

Posting Bond While in Immigration Detention

Legal Advice
At the beginning of a deportation case, an immigrant will be detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during the proceedings. An immigrant could also be held in a local jail. In this situation, the immigrant may obtain a bond to be released from custody. Immigration Detainers ICE works with jails to screen each person who is booked into it. The immigration status of every individual is determined. Each immigrant will have their fingerprints taken and be questioned. The information they provide is checked on a nationwide database. If it is determined that removal proceedings are necessary, an immigration detainer will be issued. Once this is done, the immigrant will be placed into ICE custody after being released from jail. Should a bond be posted for a criminal charge, the...
Legal Tips Every Business Owner Should Be Familiar With

Legal Tips Every Business Owner Should Be Familiar With

Legal Advice
The United States is home to roughly 32 million small businesses, defined as those with fewer than 500 employees. Even though the United States is packed to the proverbial brim with these much-needed business entities, there's still room for more. The United States Census Bureau indicates that some 450,000 businesses are created each year! Whether you're considering opening a small business or if you already own one, you should be familiar with the following legal tips. Do you want to be held liable for potential damages? A public relations company is hired by a business to increase the buzz around a new product line. That PR firm makes claims in press releases to investors that turn out to be false. That company can now reasonably be sued by that business for potential damages.
What Tenants Need to Know Before They Sign a Commercial Lease

What Tenants Need to Know Before They Sign a Commercial Lease

Legal Advice
There are several important legal implications to consider when signing a commercial lease. These key elements will determine the financial cost of your business property. Permitted Usage Sometimes landlords send out contracts that don't include a permitted use clause. For commercial property leases, you want to negotiate this term more broadly so there won't be as many restrictions on what you're allowed to do within the premises. Not only that, you can further grow your business or sell it to a future buyer for other purposes. Rent Conditions You want the lease in hand if you're going to decide what is an acceptable rent policy. Is rent expected to be paid on a weekly or monthly basis? Are you able to keep up with the payment schedule based on your current income? How high or low...
Focusing on the Task at Hand: 8 Things That May Distract a Driver’s Attention

Focusing on the Task at Hand: 8 Things That May Distract a Driver’s Attention

Car Accident
Easily the biggest and most common cause of accident out on the roads occurs when a driver has become distracted by something, and their attention slips off the road and places them immediately in danger. Of course, if you’re mindful of what these risks of distraction are, you can be mindful to avoid them and to put things in place that stop them from happening. This not only minimizes the risk of an accident happening, but it could also even save your life, and the lives of other road users and people in your vehicle. It’s not worth the risk. Today, we’re going to explore the top eight distractions that can help to cause an accident, eight distractions you need to be mindful of. #1 - Cellphone Use Of course, the biggest distraction, making up around 12% of all distraction-caus
How a FINRA Expert Witness Impacts Your Securities Cases

How a FINRA Expert Witness Impacts Your Securities Cases

General
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority is the largest arbitrator for all securities claims in firms in the USA. It is a result of the merger of two major corporate (The Newyork Stock Exchange and National Associations of Securities Dealers) in July 2007. It is an inexpensive way of settling security claims. It is a non-profit organization that aims to resolve security-related cases for firms. It uses an arbitration method in solving disputes. However, the arbitration reward cannot be appealed against. In rare cases, the parties can detest the arbitration award in a court of law. FINRA arbitration bodies employ independent parties who oversee the claim allegations. The parties that have filed the petition need to hire a FINRA expert witness. The role of a FINRA expert witness A...
Foundations of a Prosperous Future: 5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Real Estate

Foundations of a Prosperous Future: 5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Real Estate

Legal Advice
If you are thinking about investing in real estate, then you’re not alone. Real estate gets a lot of attention from investors if they want to get into a market where the assets are considered stable. Of course, there are safer and riskier ways to invest in real estate, but in general, it is a good place to put your money long-term. Here are the five most compelling reasons that you should genuinely consider real estate if you have a chunk of money to invest. A Future Income Stream If you purchase a house that is in livable condition, then you can at least consider keeping it as a rental property. You could hire a management company to handle the maintenance for it, and they can find qualified tenants as well. If you like, you could also avoid having to pay the management company by f
Hiring a Lawyer for an Offshore Injury Lawsuit

Hiring a Lawyer for an Offshore Injury Lawsuit

Personal Injury
Do you work on an offshore drilling platform? Did you recently suffer a very serious injury while you were on the job? If this is the case, you need to make sure that you have the right lawyer to represent you during your case. The quality of the lawyer you hire will directly impact your ability to get a favorable outcome in your case. This is why your choice of a lawyer is so incredibly important. Here are a few useful tips that can assist you in finding the best lawyer to be your legal counsel during your offshore injury lawsuit. Talk to other people who have been injured while working offshore and filed a lawsuit. You need to speak to individuals who were once in the same situation you are in now. Reach out to all the people you can find who filed a lawsuit to collect damages be...
6 Great Ways to Protect your Investment

6 Great Ways to Protect your Investment

General
Any entrepreneur knows the importance of protecting their investment, because they know that anything that you put your resources regarding your energy, money, and time needs to be protected. In case your business has some legal matters in court, you can also hire an investment expert witness to help you with the case. This is also one of the ways that you can protect your investment. The following are some of the ways that you can protect your investment. You should look out for your team Your team is an essential part of the investment, and that’s why it has to be number one. You should give plenty of your attention to your team because there are sometimes when you invest heavily on them. If you have highly qualified employees, then you should devote some of your resources in