Daily Archives April 19, 2015

A Faster Way To Settle Your Social Security Claim

A Faster Way To Settle Your Social Security Claim

by: Marlon D. Ludovice

Understanding the complexity of the procedures in filing for social security benefits and rights can be quite tough to an individual who is not even associated with the Social Security Administration. The time, patience and a lot of paperwork required in filing a claim is also inevitable, especially to those who claim for disability benefits.
The problem of directly pursuing a benefit claim alone is that many times a person files a claim not knowing that they may be entitled to something more than what he is expected to have. And usually the common error of the claimant is the lacking of pertinent documents that will support his claim, thus not just time and effort are wasted but also the money...

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Rulings on ADA Filing Rights

Rulings on ADA Filing Rights

by: Lala C. Ballatan

One of the major issues on a democratic country is the discrimination of a person on the basis of disability. A “disability” is a permanent physical or mental impairment (like sight, hearing, speech, walking, breathing, motor skills, but not temporary sprains, breaks, or diseases) that substantially limits any major life activities, including learning, recreation and working. Under the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) of 1990, more than 43 million Americans qualify as “disabled”, as noted by the Forbes Magazine.
The ADA was adopted to remove the barriers that have prevented society from benefiting from the participation and contributions of individuals with disabilities...

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Protectionism in Russia

Protectionism in Russia

by: Sergey Talpa

The new law “Special Protective, Antidumping and Import Compensatory Measures” differs from the old one by the fact that it fully complies with the WTO (World Trade Organization) standards. It is for the first time in the Russian practice that a law describes in detail what is necessary to do in order to protect the Russian market and how to do it. As its authors promised, the Law has turned out to be extremely concrete: it is conceived so that the officials as well as the participants of trade agreements will be able to find straight answers to their questions, and they should not search for any special “explanations” and “commentaries”.
The law provides a listing of basic concepts...

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Plaintiff Funding

Plaintiff Funding

by: Wensley McKenney

Plaintiff Funding is a controversial new finance area in which a plaintiff secures funding based strictly on the potential financial recovery from his or her pending legal claim. Similar to securing a mortgage against your home, a plaintiff can receive a cash advance against the potential future proceeds from a legal claim. There are no income or employment verifications and if the legal claim has no financial recovery, then the plaintiff is NOT obligated to repay the money.
Certain companies like Global Financial (http://www.glofin.com) offer low cost cash advances to victims of personal injury & work related injuries...

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The Right Focus on Tort Reform

The Right Focus on Tort Reform

by: Richard Martin

The recent headlines about Merck’s Vioxx withdrawal and the FDA’s move to ban ephedra have brought a lot of media attention to the growing area of drug litigation.
On April 12, 2004 the FDA published a rule banning health supplements that contain ephedra alkaloids. The FDA concluded that the limited short term weight loss effects were outweighed by possible heart problems and stroke risks. The market gap caused by the banning of ephedra has been filled by many new companies that are marketing products similar to ephedra. However, these “ephedra alternatives” may not be any safer than the banned ephedra that they replace.
The FDA’s ephedra ban, and Merck’s Vioxx withdrawal have been hot news topics...

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