Grandparent Visitation and Custody in the United States

October 22, 2010

Das Wochenende steht vor der Tür und einige von Ihnen werden dieses vielleicht mir den geliebten Enkelkindern verbringen. Die Beziehung zwischen Grosseltern und Enkelkindern wird oft als sehr bedeutsam angesehen. Auf unserer Webseite informieren wir Sie daher heute über Ihre grosselterlichen Rechte wenn es um den Besuch mit den Enkelkindern geht. An dieser Stelle möchte…

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Employers can Search your Company Phone, Pager

June 18, 2010

In the first ruling on workplace texting, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that an Employer can search through a company-owned pager, and that this does not violate the employee’s right to privacy. The case of City of Ontario, California vs. Quon described the City’s search of Police Sergeant Quon’s text messages – and discovered…

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Dezember 2009 Newletter

December 3, 2009

Der Dezember 2009 Newletter wurde gerade verschickt. Latest News … Wir twittern, Sie auch? Social Media at BDHSiemens stimmt Strafe von 1,34 Mrd $ Strafe zuUSA Reisende: ESTA beachten – Electronic System for Travel Authorization/Elektronisches ReisegenehmigungssystemDezember 2009 Visa BulletinDas 1,4 Mrd Dollar UrteilApple’s legal battlesSeminar: Pfeiffer University Charlotte “Product LiabilitySpannendes vom Blog Wollen Sie den…

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Gucci Purses OK, Confederate Flagged Purses Not So OK

November 28, 2009

Just the right news for the big Thanksgiving pre-advent and pre-christmas shopping weekend: Gucci Purses OK, Confederate Flagged Purses Not So OK. This is the essence of a new federal appeals court decision. Once upon a time in suburbia of Ft. Worth, Texas there was a not so long ago history of racially charged student…

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Tax Issues for Foreign Real Estate Owners in the US

November 26, 2009

Sometimes old cases are still relevant. Especially in times of real estate foreclosures and banks taking properties it is good to know that European investors in US real estate get some protection. We reported in April 2006 that the United States Supreme Court ruled on April 26, 2006 in the Jones v. Flowers case. It…

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Reinhard von Hennigs at US Supreme Court

November 19, 2009

Reinhard von Hennigs, a principal with Byrne, Davis & Hicks, PC, was admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Monday November 16, 2009. The ceremony was conducted by Chief Justice Roberts with 7 of the 9 Justices present. After the oath was administered Justice Kennedy and Reinhard von…

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Philip Morris USA, Inc. v. Williams

December 5, 2008

yesterday at the US Supreme Court: Philip Morris USA, Inc. v. Williams. 549 U.S. 346 (2007) In the case it was held that the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment bars punitive damages for harm caused to individuals not involved in the litigation. Mayola Williams, the widow of Jesse D. Williams, who died of…

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