An analysis of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Texas code, with practical examples

Uniform Commercial Code and Texas code 1.0 Introduction to the UCC The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) refers to a comprehensive set of rules and regulations guiding commercial transactions between all states and territories within the U.S. The list of transactions includes sales of goods, contracts, cash lending/borrowing, leases, banking transactions, real estate etc. UCC should … Continue reading An analysis of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Texas code, with practical examples

Man pleads guilty to illegal possession of property, gets 11 years behind bars

A local man pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and was sentenced to 11 years in prison this week. Image: Christopher Allen Lee According to a press release from the District Attorney’s office, the case against Christopher Allen Lee, 39, began when a victim reported to the Andalusia Police Department that her truck had been … Continue reading Man pleads guilty to illegal possession of property, gets 11 years behind bars

White House advises former aides to defy court order

The White House has instructed two former aides to President Donald Trump not to appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday. According to the WH, Rick Dearborn and Rob Porter are "absolutely immune" from testifying at what the panel is calling its first impeachment hearing. In a letter sent to the panel and obtained … Continue reading White House advises former aides to defy court order

Is Japan truly a land without lawyers?

In 1983, Time magazine looked at Japan and saw, to its astonishment, a “land without lawyers.” “Most Japanese,” said its report, “live — and die — without ever having seen a lawyer.” Was this a country, or a mystic brotherhood? In the U.S. there was one lawyer for every 400 citizens; in Japan, one for … Continue reading Is Japan truly a land without lawyers?

How to defend yourself against money laundering and structuring charges

Money laundering is an offense in which people try to “clean” money obtained from illegal activities so that law enforcement cannot trace the illegal money to them. The similar offense of money structuring involves breaking large financial transactions in many smaller transactions to avoid federal reporting requirements. In both cases, the act at issue attempts … Continue reading How to defend yourself against money laundering and structuring charges

Chinese man charged for stealing intellectual property from Americans

  Wenfeng Lu was seemingly living the American dream, a comfortable life in Irvine, California, with his family and a career in medical device research and development. Yet Lu's secret goal was to use trade secrets stolen from his employer to strike it rich in his native China. However, thanks to an FBI investigation, his … Continue reading Chinese man charged for stealing intellectual property from Americans

Mass protests in Hong Kong over China’s controversial bill

Hundreds of thousands of protesters clogged the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday in a mass demonstration of public anger over plans to allow the rendition of suspects to mainland China. Organizers told RFA that more than a million people wearing white and singing protest songs brought traffic to a standstill, in the largest protest … Continue reading Mass protests in Hong Kong over China’s controversial bill

Man stabs an intruder to death, judge says it’s not self-defense

Defending yourself from someone who broke into your house is justified, a judge in Canada decided, but stabbing him 13 times, killing him, is not. The Manitoba judge sentenced Dakota Pratt, 28, to five years in prison Thursday; Pratt had been convicted of manslaughter by a jury in April, CBC News reports. Pratt woke up in the … Continue reading Man stabs an intruder to death, judge says it’s not self-defense

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Texas Code

  Uniform Commercial Code and Texas Code 1.0 Introduction to the UCC The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) refers to a comprehensive set of rules and regulations guiding commercial transactions between all states and territories within the U.S. The list of transactions includes sales of goods, contracts, cash lending/borrowing, leases, banking transactions, real estate etc. UCC … Continue reading The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Texas Code

Sample Statement of Purpose for BBA (Law) & LLB

  It takes perseverance, tremendous drive and focus to be an achiever; and, having long-term goals often serves as a dim light towards the edge of any seemingly endless tunnel. My efforts to acquire a double degree - BBA (Law) & LLB - was roused by an innate character which often drives me towards intellectual … Continue reading Sample Statement of Purpose for BBA (Law) & LLB

19-year-old woman facing jail time for wedding boy, 13, and having his child

A 19-year-old woman who fell in love with a boy, 13, is facing jail threats for sex with a minor. She allegedly got married to the teenager after eloping with him to an unknown destination where both had a baby. Image shows Zabar and his beloved wife Bilana. Zabar K. [the baby father] says he … Continue reading 19-year-old woman facing jail time for wedding boy, 13, and having his child

Wrong man executed for Rape and Murder

This photo (undated) shows Nie Shubin, who was convicted and executed in 1995 for the rape and murder of a woman in Hebei province in north China.  A court in east China's Shandong Province has extended the review of a rape and murder case, for which the young man was executed 20 years ago, to June … Continue reading Wrong man executed for Rape and Murder

Is Death Sentence the best answer to Murder?

Death sentence refers to lawful deaths sanctioned by governments as a result of capital offenses such as murder, drug trafficking, kidnapping, rape, espionage and terrorism. Capital crimes are interpreted differently in many countries. While most governments are discarding maximum sentence, a few countries have shown disregard for human lives notwithstanding campaigns from rights organizations against such executions. Capital … Continue reading Is Death Sentence the best answer to Murder?