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Social Distancing

March 24, 2020

We actively practice it. As of right now, everyone at BridgehouseLaw Charlotte is working from home. Each morning, we have a Zoom meeting, where we check on everyone’s health and wellbeing, we discuss the day ahead. Throughout the day, we are in contact with each other to ensure best quality of service to all our…

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Let’s Talk About Some of the Amendments on the November 6th Ballot Part II

October 26, 2018

Let’s Talk About Some of the Amendments on the November 6th Ballot By Ian Morris Comment below, or reach attorney Morris directly ian.morris@bridgehouse.law, or on Twitter @IMorrisOne. If last week’s amendments enshrining victims’’ rights and a right to hunt and fish were the bait; this week’s amendments are the hook.  Amendments proposing to change the…

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Facebook-Konto als Erbschaft?

October 2, 2018

Facebook-Konto als Erbschaft?   Der BGH hat nun entschieden, dass auch ein Facebook-Konto, beziehungsweise der Zugriff hierauf, in die Erbschaftsmasse fällt. Im Fall wollte die Mutter einer 15-jährigen Tochter Zugriff auf das Konto ihrer verstorbenen Tochter erhalten. Grundsätzlich fallen auch digitale Inhalte in die Erbschaftsmasse, jedoch sind höchstpersönliche Verträge nicht vererblich. Bei diesen überwiegt das…

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Complying with Changing Immigration Policy: Tips for US Employers Who Employ Migrant Workers

September 20, 2018

Complying with Changing Immigration Policy: Tips for US Employers Who Employ Migrant Workers On August 8, 2018, ICE officials served search warrants in 13 locations in Nebraska and Minnesota, arresting over 130 people according to a press release by the Department of Homeland Security. The operation targeted businesses that officials say knowingly hired and mistreated…

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Kryptowährungen – wenn Sicherheit zur Gefahr wird

September 15, 2018

Kryptowährungen – wenn Sicherheit zur Gefahr wird Die Relevanz von digitalen Zahlungsmitteln in Form von Kryptowährungen hat in der Vergangenheit stark zugenommen. Es gibt immer mehr Investoren in digitale Währungen wie Bitcoin oder Litcoin. Durch Kryptowährungen ist es möglich, den bargeldlosen Zahlungsverkehr ohne die Mitwirkung von Banken oder Behörden zu sichern. Kryptowährungen werden vielmehr eigens…

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USCIS Extends Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing and Increases Premium Processing Filing Fee

September 3, 2018

USCIS Extends Suspension of H-1B Premium Processing and Increases Premium Processing Filing Fee On August 29, 2018, the United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced that its suspension of Premium Processing for Fiscal Year 2019 H-1B Cap Petitions will be extended to February 19, 2019. Originally, the suspension was meant to end in early…

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Immigration Update

May 29, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security announced on May 29, 2018 that it plans to end the immigration parole program for international entrepreneurs because “this program is not the appropriate vehicle for attracting and retaining international entrepreneurs and does not adequately protect U.S. investors and U.S. workers employed by or seeking employment with the start-up.” For…

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What is the Golden Visa?

April 3, 2018

Like many other European countries, Italy has joined in on the “Golden Visa” conversation. Similar to the investor visa available in the United States, Italy is providing a prime opportunity to invest in its economy and society. Italy is situated as the third largest economy in the Eurozone and eighth largest in the world, but aims to add more…

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Google and the “Right to be Forgotten”

March 20, 2018

The “Right to be Forgotten” (RTBF) is a landmark European ruling that establishes a right to privacy that governs and regulates how one can delist their personal information from online search results. Individuals can request that search engines, such as Google, delist URLS from across the Internet which contain “inaccurate, inadequate, irrelevant or excessive” information.…

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Just One Minute of Your Voice – Legal Implications of Lyrebird’s New Digital Voice Replication Technology

February 8, 2018

A program called Lyrebird promises to create a digital voice using your own voice, with just one minute of recording you. The startup company lists speech synthesis for people who have lost their voice as one of the possible applications of the program. The program, named after the Australian Lyrebird that is known for its ability to mimic…

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