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Believe it or not, people have faced federal charges for removing or even disturbing bird nests. In 2014, Oakland, California tree trimmer Ernesto Pulido was charged with a misdemeanor violation of the U.S. Migratory Bird Treaty Act when he trimmed several nest-laden trees for the U.S. Postal Service.
The United States is host to more than 100,000 foreign government representatives and their relatives. But only about 20,000 of them have the highest level of diplomatic immunity.
Diplomatic agents, such as high ranking embassy officials and ambassadors, enjoy the highest degree of immunity. The same applies to their family
Prenups Under California Law
The Uniform Premarital Agreement Act (UPAA) has applied to California pre-marital agreements, also known as prenuptial agreements or prenups, since 1986. An agreement can cover a couple’s present and future property rights, as well as other matters related to the marriage, but it can’t
Incredibly, this is true! Slate.com originally broke the story of how the super rich in China get away with pretty much everything, including murder. According to Slate, a wealthy 20-year-old named Hu was drag racing his friends, when he struck and killed a pedestrian. Although Hu received a three-year
A whopping 807 new laws will come into effect in California in 2016. Here are some of the most important:
Doctors will be allowed to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to certain terminally ill patients. California is now the fifth state in the
Their lawsuits add strain to already overburdened court systems. Some jurisdictions, like California, maintain a list of vexatious litigants to screen them out for special handling. In addition, lawyers can be disciplined or disbarred for participating in meritless lawsuits, so vexatious litigants often represent themselves in
In 2016, at least fourteen states and several cities will implement minimum wage increases. The federal minimum wage will remain at $7.25 per hour (where it has been set since 2009), but states are free to set minimum wages higher than the federal minimum.
About 3 million workers are paid