Areas of law
The following is a list of major areas of legal practice and important legal subject-matters. For list of legal terms, see List of legal topics and List of legal terms.
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Difference Between Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Protection
Bankruptcy refers to a state wherein an individual or organization is no longer able to repay his creditors and this has been legally declared to the necessary par...
Apple Could Be On The Hook For $19 Billion In Taxes, And The Obama Administration Is Livid
The European Commission is expected to levy a judgment against Apple in the next few months that...
Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is 'Five-Alarm Threat' To Food And Farms: Legal Experts
A new legal opinion penned by two former Justice Department officials bolsters warnings that the proposed merger between agroindustrial giants Bayer and Monsanto "is a five-alarm threat to our food su...
Lionel Messi Sentenced To 21 Months In Prison
Soccer star Lionel Messi and his father have been sentenced to 21 months in prison by a Spanish court for tax fraud, multiple media outlets have reported.
Emma Watson In Panama Papers Database
Emma Watson has been named in a database containing details of the Panama Papers leak. The "Harry Potter" actress' name was found by The Spectator in a searchable database containing more details abou...
Why The Panama Papers Could Catapult Bernie Sanders To The White House
The Panama Papers may be the defining story of the 2016 Democratic Primary. And Bernie Sanders is on the right side of history. The 11.5 million documents, which came from Panamanian law firm Mossack ...
The Problem With Profits | Big Firms In The United States Have Never Had It So Good. Time For More Competition.
AMERICA used to be the land of opportunity and optimism. Now opportunity is seen as the preserve of the elite: two-thirds of Americans believe the economy is rigged in favour of vested interests. And ...
New York's Metropolitan Museum Of Art Settles $25 Admissions Fee Lawsuit
The ticket price will be ‘suggested’ instead of ‘recommended’ and signs will advise visitors ‘amount you pay is up to you’ to accommodate all economic levels.
If Elon Musk and Richard Branson Started a Space War, Who Would Stop Them?
The treaties in place are vague, but could obligate a government to raid a launchpad.
'Broke' 50 Cent Ordered To Court After Flashing Cash Online
The rapper "50 Cent" is heading to court to explain why he's declaring bankruptcy -- while posting pictures surrounded by cash on Instagram.
Ethicists Approve “3 Parent” Embryos To Stop Diseases, But Congressional Ban Remains
An elite panel of scientists and bioethicists offered guarded approval Wednesday of a novel form of genetic engineering that could prevent congenital diseases but would result in babies with genetic m...
In Shadow Of Uber HQ, S.F.’s Yellow Cab Files For Bankruptcy
The largest cab company in San Francisco, home of Uber and Lyft, wants to regroup. Yellow Cab Cooperative Inc. of San Francisco filed for chapter 11 protection on Friday, listing liabilities of more t...
Airbus' Removable Cabin Patent Is An Exciting Glimpse Into The Future
Airbus has received a patent for a new feature that could not only revolutionise aeroplane design but would completely eradicate one of flying's biggest annoyances. It's a removable cabin. Passengers ...
Jared Fogle, Ex-Subway Spokesman, Sentenced To More Than 15 Years In Prison
Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced Thursday to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges related to child pornography and sexual conduct involving minors. Fo...
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy is a legal status of a person or other entity that cannot repay the debts it owes to creditors. In most jurisdictions, bankruptcy is imposed by a court order, often initiated by the debtor....
Bankruptcy - Wikipedia
Business corporation
Corporate law (also "company" or "corporations" law) is the study of how shareholders, directors, employees, creditors, and other stakeholders such as consumers, the community and the environment inte...
Business corporation - Wikipedia
Class action
A class action, class suit, or representative action is where a group (a class) sues another party. It is pleonastic to refer to a class action as a "class action suit". Collective lawsuits originated...
Commercial law
Commercial law, also known as business law, is the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales. It is ...
Conflict of laws
Conflict of laws or Private international law (both terms are used interchangeably) concerns relations across different legal jurisdictions between persons, and sometimes also companies, corporations ...
Constitutional law
Constitutional law is the body of law which defines the relationship of different entities within a state, namely, the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary.Not all nation states have codified...
Constitutional law - Wikipedia
Consumer protection
Consumer protection is a group of laws and organizations designed to ensure the rights of consumers as well as fair trade, competition and accurate information in the marketplace. The laws are designe...
Criminal law
Criminal law is the body of law that relates to crime. It regulates social conduct and prescribes whatever is threatening, harmful, or otherwise endangering to the property, health, safety, and moral ...
Criminal law - Wikipedia
Family law
Family law (also called matrimonial law) is an area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations, including:This list is not exhaustive and varies depending on jurisdiction. In man...
Intellectual property
Intellectual property (IP) is a legal term that refers to creations of the mind. Examples of intellectual property include music, literature, and other artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and ...
Intellectual property - Wikipedia
International law
International law is the set of rules generally regarded and accepted as binding in relations between states and between nations. It serves as a framework for the practice of stable and organized inte...
International law - Wikipedia
Labour law
Labour law (also labor law or employment law, see spelling differences) mediates the relationship between workers (employees), employers, trade unions and the government. Collective labour law relates...
Labour law - Wikipedia
Martial law
Martial law is the imposition of the highest-ranking military officer as the military governor or as the head of the government, thus removing all power from the previous executive, legislative, and j...
Martial law - Wikipedia