Can you get a speeding ticket without being pulled over?

You’re driving in the left lane a few miles per hour over the speed limit, a police officer pulls up behind you, and you move into the right lane. After you slow down…you can’t help but wonder, is it possible that they gave me a ticket? Can a cop clock your speed while driving? Yes, … Read more

2022 Medical Records Retention Laws By State

Medical Records Retention Laws by State

Updated October 2022 How Long do Hospitals Keep Medical Records HIPAA is a federal law that requires your medical records to be retained for 6 years at a federal level. However, most states also have their own medical retention laws, which can be more stringent than HIPAA stipulates. Look at the table below to see … Read more

Is My Phone Listening to Me?

Many smartphone users around the world have reported something mysterious with their phones. Seemingly innocuous advertisements related to personal conversations are cropping up. While at the surface, this might seem innocent, it’s actually at the heart of a really big issue. Digital privacy and the potential for your phone to be recording your private conversations, … Read more

What does a criminal fine mean and who paid the largest criminal fine in US history?

Also known as “mulct,” a fine is a monetary penalty that a court imposes as punishment for committing a crime. In the US, Pfizer paid the largest criminal and civil fine in pharmaceutical industry. The company paid a total of $2.3 billion in fines. Quick take: what does a criminal fine mean? Willful failure to … Read more

The Most Expensive Criminal and Civil Fines: Who paid the largest fine in recent history and why?

In the US, Pfizer paid $2.3 billion in criminal and civil fines, the largest in recent pharmaceutical history. Across the ocean, TEPCO has already paid billions in fines for failing to meet nuclear powerplant safety requirements in Japan, and may end up paying much more. Class action lawsuits and individual claims against TEPCO continue to … Read more

Types of Evidence in Law: How many types of evidence are there?

There are two basic categories of evidence (1) direct evidence (2) circumstantial evidence. The former relies on witness perceptions and the latter on circumstantial evidence such as DNA. Depending on the laws in your country, you may break down these two categories into at least seven different types of evidence as explained below. Quick take: … Read more

Can you collect unemployment after being incarcerated in the US?

Yes. But eligibility depends on state law and you may only collect unemployment benefits after you are released from prison. If you have completed your sentence or know your release date, below is what you need to know. Tip: If you are over 65, you may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security … Read more

Do you need to be 18 or 21 to buy a lighter in the United States?

The sale of lighters in the United States is a bit of a grey area as it can fall under the umbrella of what the law may consider a ‘tobacco product’, this does not mean that it is necessarily illegal to purchase a lighter as a minor. Quick take: There is no age restriction on … Read more

Does a Failed Drug Test Show Up on Your Record?

Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), doctors and medical practitioners can only share your medical information/ Personal Health Information on a need-to-know basis and in a way that is secure and protects your privacy. In other words, a failed drug test is not a public record unless the test led to a … Read more

Name and Likeness Licensing Agreement – Free Builder & Template

Our forms are completely free and always will be. A name and likeness agreement allows a business or individual to use someone else’s name, image, photograph, defining attributes, or general ‘likeness’ for profit. This means to can be used for advertising, promotional, or other for-profit activities. Use the form builder below to create a Name … Read more