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Mens Rea Explained

In criminal law, some crimes require that the accused have “Mens Rea” (Latin for “a guilty mind”) before being found guilty of the crime. In legal systems with due process, actus reus (“a guilty act”) must be accompanied by mens rea...

Patent Law in the United States

A patent is a government authority granted to an individual or organization that gives them a specific right or title to make, use or sell something. It is a form of intellectual property that is granted by a sovereign state to an inventor for a specified time period...

Commercial Law Basics

For most people who don’t work in the legal profession, understanding what commercial law and corporate law entail is not easy. Most people assume it is usually something to do with large corporations suing each other over patents and broken contracts. That can...

Estate Plannning & Lawyers

Estate planning is not something that everyone enjoys talking about because it brings into light your own mortality and the fact that one day you will pass away. However it is an essential thing to discuss and plan for because it involves the future of your family and...

Finding the Best Bankruptcy Lawyer

In the post GFC world times are tough and more people are considering bankruptcy to escape their debts. Bankruptcy can be an embarrassing experience and it can also be fraught with peril if you do not find the right professionals to help you through the process. ...

Understanding Bail

Most people don’t understand exactly how the concept of applying for and receiving bail works in criminal cases.  Funnily enough, for most people their knowledge of how the bail system works comes from watching movies and television programs like “Law...

Adverse Possession Law

In the United States, Adverse Possession laws vary between the state.  In a number of states, if a person participates actively and openly in the maintenance of a property without the help or permission of a property owner, they can claim ownership of the...

 

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Adverse Possession Law In the United States, Adverse Possession laws vary between the state.  In a number of states, if a person participates actively and openly in the maintenance of a property without the help or permission of a property owner, they can claim ownership of the property. However there are a number of factors key...
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