Implied Contracts: What You Need to Know

Implied Contracts

An implied contract is typically not explained or considered until there is an issue with the agreement that the implied contract is responsible for upholding. Such contracts are actions or behaviors on the part of the parties that demonstrate a mutual agreement between the parties, even if it is not spoken.  These contracts are compared …

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What is a Special Master? Exploring the Role

What is a special master

What is a Special Master? Special Masters have made their way into common discourse with the rise of appointments in cases covered nationally. In fact, the most common known example of a special master comes from the recent trial of Donald J. Trump. Trump’s legal team requested to appoint a special master to review the …

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FRCP 26: General Provisions Governing Discovery

FRCP 26

FRCP 26 are the general provisions governing discovery, which is the process by which parties exchange the information evidence that they intend to present in support of their case. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) are the governing rules for civil cases brought within the federal courts. This means that when preparing and litigating …

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What are the 5 Requirements for Adverse Possession?

What are the 5 Requirements for Adverse Possession

What are the 5 Requirements for Adverse Possession? Adverse possession, often referred to as squatter’s rights, is a legal principle that includes 5 requirements that allow a person to claim ownership of a property if they have occupied it for a certain period without the true owner’s permission. Though laws can vary by jurisdiction, there …

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What Are the Four Legal Reasons for Impeachment?

What Are the Four Legal Reasons for Impeachment

There are four legal reasons for impeachment. Impeachment is the political process by which a legislative body levels charges against a government official. It is a formal process that begins with an accusation, or impeachment, against the official and can ultimately lead to their removal from office if found guilty. In the United States, the …

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Siege Mentality: An In-Depth Look

Siege Mentality

The siege mentality has become more apparent and more discussed as of late with the current political climate in the United States and many other countries. Understanding what siege mentality is, what causes siege mentality, and its effects on a personal and societal level can be beneficial for anyone trying to navigate life as we …

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EEOC Mediation: Understanding the Process

EEOC Mediation

The EEOC mediation process has helped settle many employment discrimination claims. The EEOC is responsible for investigating and enforcing federal employment discrimination laws, and these investigations or dispute resolutions are called claims.  During this investigation process, the parties can agree to participate in mediation to help resolve the claim quickly. The term “mediation” refers to a …

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The Implications of the Contract Clause: Protecting the Right to Private Contracts

Contract Clause

The right to create and hold a contract clause has been enumerated in the United States Constitution since the beginning. Contained in Article 1, Section 10, the clause known as the contract clause has become one of the constitutional provisions that seem minor but have had a more significant impact on the jurisprudence of the …

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What is the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS)?

FMCS New Mediator Class of 2019

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is the nation’s largest independent public agency for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and conflict management, providing mediation and conflict resolution services in the private, public, and federal sectors.

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