Internet Gambling Laws – US, UK and the World

Legal minds turned to Internet gambling laws as a specialty when the industry went beyond growth and exploded into the public mind. “The law surrounding Internet gambling in the United States has been murky, to say the least,” according to Lawrence G. Walters, one of the attorneys working with In contrast, Internet gambling laws

Should I Go to Law School?

Everyone has heard the old line “there are too many lawyers”. While this may be true, the next question one must ask is…why? Why is pursuing law such a popular path to follow and what exactly are the benefits and negatives of pursuing a law degree? In this article I’ll explore the ‘right’ reasons and

Common Law Liability of Dog Owners – Part 1

Washington State’s “Dog Bite Statute” holds dog owners strictly liable for damages caused by injuries inflicted by their dogs. The phrase “strictly liable” means that the dog owner is liable regardless of whether the owner knew about the dog’s dangerous propensities and regardless of whether the owner did anything wrong. To impose strict liability under

What Inheritance Laws Apply in Latvia?

Latvia’s inheritance laws affect everyone who owns property in Latvia. The main laws are: The Constitution of the Republic of Latvia, Civil Law, Notary law; Civil Procedure Law; Law On Orphan’s Courts; Land Register Law and Immigration Law and acts of the Cabinet of Ministers. Latvia’s constitution “Satversme” adopted in 1922 provides that: * Foreign

The Long Arm of the (Securities) Law

Securities laws can be confusing and convoluted for both companies and legal practitioners alike. However, this does not make the subject any different from several other complex legal subjects. But unlike other areas of the law, where the applicability of the law is known and the confusion arises in the context of how the law