Google Employees Say They Faced Retaliation After Organizing Walkout

Two Google workers who called for an employee protest over the company’s treatment of sexual harassment said they were demoted or told their role would change... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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U.S., India Warned Sri Lanka Weeks Before Easter Terror Attacks – WSJ

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka—U.S. and Indian security services warned the Sri Lankan government of a possible attack weeks before a devastating series of bombings killed at least 290 people at churches and tourist hotels on Easter Sunday. Sri Lanka government officials said some of the suicide bombers and others arrested were linked to an obscure radical Islamist group known as National Thowheeth Jamath, a group the government singled out to police for monitoring as a possible threat after the foreign security services issued their warning. via www.wsj.com.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Recent New Jersey Rule Proposal Progresses State Efforts to Impose Fiduciary Duties on Brokers

On April 15, the New Jersey Bureau of Securities (the “Bureau”) issued a rule proposal to establish a uniform fiduciary duty standard applicable to investment advisers, brokers-dealers and their registered representatives and agents.  Specifically, the proposed rule (N.J.A.C. 13:47A-6.4), which could take effect as early as the end of the year, will require all investment professionals registered with the Bureau to provide investment advice, recommend investment strategies, open or transfer assets to any type of account, or make the purchase, sale, or exchange of any security without regard to their company’s (or their own) interest. While the proposed rule merely codifies the fiduciary duty already owed to customers by investment advisers, it would impose a heightened standard of care on broker-dealers.  Currently, broker-dealers and their representatives are subject to the suitability standard, which requires them to hold a reasonable belief that….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Car Accident Fatalities Among Older People Are on the Rise

A report released in March of this year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) paints a startling picture –  traffic fatalities among people 65 and older have increased by 22% from 2008 to 2017. The NHTSA reported last October that over 37,000 people were killed in car accidents in 2017, and the most recent report indicates that people 65 and older accounted for 18% of those fatalities. Clearly, older people are facing an increasing risk of serious injury and death on our nation’s roadways.   Other Troubling Statistics In addition to the raw numbers, the NHTSA’s recent report contains some other alarming statistics for older drivers: Continue reading.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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The Differences Between Divorce and Annulment

In some circumstances, the annulment of a marriage can be sought instead of a divorce. The difference between a divorce and an annulment is that a divorce ends the marriage, but an annulment declares the marriage never happened. Under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act (750 ILCS 5/301), the court has the power to determine and make it as though the marriage never occurred. However, getting an annulment is more complicated than getting a divorce. It applies only in particular situations.   Lack of Capacity to Consent If one or both of the individuals who were married, lacked the mental capacity to consent to marriage, it can be annulled. This includes if the individuals were drunk, on drugs, or any other substance that mentally impaired them at the time of their wedding (think a late-night Las Vegas ceremony). The parties can reasonably claim afterward that they did have the capability to consent to the union. In such a case, the annulment must be….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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