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Arbitration Clauses- Losing Your Constitutional Right to Trial By Jury

Arbitration

ARBITRATION CLAUSES The Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees all citizens the right to trial by jury in suits at common law. Unfortunately the United States Supreme Court has been chipping away at this constitutional right over the past few years, depriving more and more people of their access to the judicial system. …

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BEWARE OF STATE: DON’T LET YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM AGAINST THE STATE BE BARRED

Claims against the state for personal injuries are more difficult to pursue than claims against a private individual or business.  Georgia has created a maze of procedures and barriers that apply only to claims against the government, but not to claims against any other person or entity. This is based on a legal doctrine called…

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Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage

06/26/2015 | Tags: , , , ,

Today, the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, legalized gay marriage nationwide. The ruling requires states to recognize and allow marriage between same-sex couples. Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, and was joined by Justices Breye, Sotomayor, Ginsburg and Kagan. Chief Justice Roberts dissented and was joined by Justices Alito, Scalia and Thomas, each writing…

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