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A cost of doing business is paying tax. If you own your own small business, you likely hate tax time when it is time to write out a big check to the IRS for what profit you have made over that course of the year. There are many ways that you can enhance your business and often cut the amount of taxes that you do owe if you pay attention to the details and get a professional to help you.
Liability insurance provides coverage against harm that you have caused to a third party, such as personal injuries, property damage or bad business advice. Find out the different types of liability insurance, including auto liability insurance and business liability insurance, with information from a licensed insurance salesperson in this free video on insurance.
Grand Cayman Island is part of the British Overseas Territories, which are in the western Caribbean Sea. There are a variety of islands located in the British Territories. The other islands in the area are Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. These islands are renowned in the world for being a financial fortress for business.
Did you know that the Cayman Islands have more businesses registered in its location than people living there? Here you can get an idea for the popularity of Grand Cayman as a financial haven.
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Strict Liability is usually not something you hear of when referring to criminal law matters. However, that is because most people are more familiar with strict liability as it pertains to lawsuits filed in regards to defective products. Strict liability in criminal law actually adheres to the same doctrine—a person is responsible for any damages or harm their actions may have caused regardless of any intention to do harm or cause damage.
To understand strict liability as it pertains to criminal law, we must first recognize that “intent” is the degree by which the law measures culpability in most criminal acts.
The idea of using a plea of insanity as a legal defense in a criminal case is not new. The penal code written in France more than 200 years ago said,in part,”There has been no offense is the accused person was insane or was compelled by a force they could not resist”. So,what do they mean by “a force they could not resist”? It could be interpreted as meaning drug addiction. Suppose a man is addicted to drugs,so he robs a bank to get money so he can buy more drugs. His addiction compelled him to rob the bank. This concept laid the foundation for methadone treatment programs because it implied that drug addicts were not really guilty of a crime,they were compelled to commit criminal acts by the drugs they took. So,today a judge may order a drug addict to participate in a methadone treatment program,instead of sending him to prison.
When people get married, they do not typically anticipate their marriage will end in divorce. However, about 50% of marriages end in divorce. Although the specific rules surrounding divorce vary by state, in general there are certain procedures that must be followed in order to obtain a divorce.
First, one party must file a petition for divorce with the proper court, meaning a court having jurisdiction over the matter. Typically, courts having jurisdiction to hear the divorce will include the state in which the marriage took place, the state in which the filing spouse resides and the state in which the non-filing spouse resides. The divorce petition must also be personally served on the non-filing spouse.
The famous Mark Cimini, challenges the jurisdiction of the Probate and Family Court over certain family law matters in Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Appealed From SJC for Suffolk County, Justice Robert J. Cordy on September 5, 2007
Common law is the law as interpreted by judges based on traditional law of an area and law taken from English unwritten law as well as laws passed in what is now the United States before it became a nation. In England before the United States became a nation, there were two kinds of law. If a defendant went to a law court, the judge would rule based on written laws. When cases approached the judge that did not fit into any of the written laws, the judge had to make law. These laws were not written laws of the land and depended on the judge who created them. Most of these created laws had to do with property. These property created laws are called “common law” and are subject to change of judge.
Few people realize that the United States is ruled by common law. Common law taken from England were enacted as the general law of each state except for Louisiana. The State of Louisiana has laws that were written actually taken from the French civil code. For all other states, the general law of the land is common law unless there is a statute that can override the judges creativity. As interpreted currently, property laws, contracts and tort law or damage to an injured party are still up to the judge also known as common law.
Occasionally, if there is no statute, federal common law can be petitioned in a federal court. However, even in a case where federal common law has been used if Congress has intervened then the federal common law can be thrown out. By interpretation common law is the law decided by judges even federal judges. Common law can be overruled if a statute has been enacted by a State, locality or Congress.
On the other side of the scales of justice is Civil Law. Civil law is applied in cases that allege no criminal activities and seek monetary redress as in cases of contracts, deeds to properties, divorce settlements, child custody, and injury. The role of civil courts is to peacefully reach a settlement between two or more conflicting parties based on state or federal statutes. If there are no state or federal statutes, the decision of the judge is binding as in common law.
Civil law is used to deal with consumer issues, international law conflicts, agricultural or farm laws, employment matters and issues and animal laws.