John Marshall IP Director Daryl Lim to Moderate American Antitrust Institute Panel on Innovation at National Press Club

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES , May 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Professor Daryl Lim, Director of The John Marshall Law School’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law, will moderate an innovation panel discussion at the 19th Annual American Antitrust Institute Conference, “Antitrust at a Crossroads: Plotting the Policy Course for the Next Decade,” on June 21, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The AAI conference will feature four moderated panels that navigate key issues at the intersection of IP and antitrust, as well as a keynote address from Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Other conference speakers include the former antitrust head of the DOJ, a former Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, the FTC’s chief IP counsel, and a top litigator on IP-antitrust issues.

“We are at an inflection point on how we should foster innovation, with powerfully persuasive forces tugging the application of antitrust law in completely different directions,” says Lim. “The finest minds in antitrust are gathering for this important discussion, and I am honored to act as moderator.”

At the conference, AAI will also present Senator Amy Klobuchar, Ranking Member on the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, with the 2018 Alfred E. Kahn Award for Antitrust Achievement.

Full conference details are available online at http://www.antitrustinstitute.org/sites/default/files/AgendaAC2018.pdf

John Marshall’s Intellectual Property Law program was ranked #15 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Graduate Schools and has been continuously ranked since the IP rankings began in 2000. The Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law offers an LLM in Intellectual Property Law, for practicing attorneys, and an MJ in Intellectual Property Law, for non-attorneys. Both degrees can be earned entirely online. For more information, visit http://www.jmls.edu/academics/ip-privacy/

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What are Slip and Fall Injuries and What Happens When You Experience One?

Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Craig A. Altman of The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman outlines slip and fall incidents and steps to take.

If you are faced with a slip and fall injury, your best option is to hire an experienced slip and fall attorney to answer your questions and guide you through the process.”

— Craig A. Altman

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — A slip and fall injury may seem like a minor accident, but in the wrong circumstances, it can cause extensive damages to the brain, head or back. If a person is injured by slipping or tripping and falling due to a dangerous condition on the premises, it can be categorized as a slip and fall injury. If the fall took place inside or outside a building and was caused by conditions such as uneven floors, debris on floors, poor lighting, potholes, ice, snow, or other hidden hazards, you may be entitled to compensation.

Before you contact a personal injury attorney, here is a list of steps to be taken if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident.

1. Seek medical help

The first thing that you should do after a slip-and-fall accident is to get immediate medical help. Even if you feel that your injuries are not serious enough, it is important to contact medical practitioner as soon as possible. The longer you wait; the less seriously your claim will be taken by your insurance company. Visiting the hospital would mean the creation of medical records which can later be used as evidence of your personal injury claim. If possible, take photographs of any visible injuries immediately, such as bruises and scrapes. A picture is always worth more than a thousand words.

2. File an incident report

If your slip and fall injury occurred at your workplace or any other business or retail establishment, file an incident report as soon as possible after the accident. Companies are required to submit reports to their insurance providers about any accidents which happen on premises. The report must include details about the time and circumstances of the incident but refrain from giving an extensive statement until you have spoken with a lawyer. Your words may be used against you at a later date if not chosen carefully.

3. Collect Evidence

You should gather as much evidence as possible from the scene of the accident. Carefully examine the area and document the conditions you believe were contributing factors. Any evidence that you can collect that proves the negligence of the company at fault is vital. Documents such as doctors’ reports and medical bills should also be preserved carefully to make a slip-and-fall injury claim. Photographs of the site and whatever you believe caused the accident should also be collected.

4. Gather witnesses’ information

If at the time of the incident, there were people present who witnessed the fall, try and gather their details as well. The more witnesses you can identify, the better chances you have of proving your claim. After that, get a recorded statement from them detailing the incident from their perspective. This must be done as soon as possible because witnesses need not retain all this information for too long in their memory. The sooner you get a statement, the more accurate the statement will be. You can then use this statement while filing a claim.

5. Keep your doctor’s appointments

In case of negligence when it comes to following doctor’s orders, an insurance adjuster who is handling your case may find it suspicious and doubt the degree of your injury. To avoid such complications and prove the authenticity of your injury, doctor’s requests and medical treatments must be followed through consistently.

6. Cut-back on your social media usage

Social media can do more harm than good to your claim after a slip and fall accident. Constant updates and photos on social media give the insurance adjuster an impression that your injuries are not as grave as you claim it to be. It would be wise to stay away from social media or at least limit your use of it until your claim has been resolved.

7. Hire a slip-and-fall attorney.

Last but not the least, if you are faced with a slip and fall injury, your best option would be to hire an experienced slip and fall attorney. A slip-and-fall lawyer can answer all of your questions about what to do after a slip-and-fall accident and guide you through the process of filing a claim and proving liability.

This action must not be delayed since any successful case might require intensive investigation. Besides this, the law provides certain time limitations within which case must be filed. So any delay in action can result in you losing your right to claim forever.

If you or your loved one has been a victim of a slip and fall injury, then you should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. They can help you navigate through the complex process of filing a claim and make sure that you get what you rightly deserve. The Law Offices of Craig A. Altman can help you with your personal injury case. Contact us today at 215-791-8848 for more information!

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Can You Trademark a Hashtag? Philadelphia-Based IP Lawyer Weighs In

Trademark & IP Attorneys

Intellectual Property Attorneys

If you think your hashtag needs trademark protection, you should know a little more about hashtags. Trademark lawyer Alex Sluzas of Philadelphia explains.

…in 2010, only seven companies applied for trademark hashtags but in 2016, there were around 2,200 applications. This number is surely going to increase in the coming years.”

— Alex R. Sluzas, Esq.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, marketing and promotion of a business or a service are considered incomplete and futile without social media. The concept of going ‘viral’ is helping products and businesses catapult their band to newer heights in a short amount time.

Trends in social media and marketing, in general, are constantly changing but one concept that is going to be vital for a long time is the hashtag. In fact, the hashtag concept is so popular that you will find it even on offline messages now, just to emphasize a point.

If you think your hashtag needs trademark protection, then you should consult a trademark lawyer. Before you go ahead and file a trademark, you should know a little more about hashtags, about what can be registered and what can't.

Hashtags and their registration

A hashtag is referred to a phrase or a single word that is preceded by a symbol of hash #, also known as the pound sign. For example, a hair color brand may use #impressivebrown hair to promote their product.

Some hashtags are common and can be used by everyone, individuals or businesses. It could be #enjoyyourlife, #lovemyhair, etc. But there are some phrases that are unique to a certain brand, examples are the ones with the tagline of popular brands.

It was when taglines for brands started catching on, companies started registering unique hashtags that identified their brand value. The registration of hashtags is a relatively new phenomenon.

According to a study by Thomson Reuters CompuMark, now known as Clarivate Analytics, in 2010, only seven companies applied for trademark hashtags but in 2016, there were around 2,200 applications. This number is surely going to increase in the coming years.

Hashtags recognized as trademark-specific

So, the question is: can you trademark a hashtag? The USPTO or the United States Patent and Trademark Office identifies registerable hashtags as those which are unique to certain businesses or brands. That means hashtags that individualize a particular business can be registered. Some of the examples of registered hashtags are of the Coca-Cola ( #smilewithacoke ), Nike ( #makeitcount ), etc.

In the recent years, the USPTO has allowed around 100 hashtag registrations, some of which are, #THESELFIE for products and services related to photography and videography, #STEAKWORTHY for restaurant businesses and #LIKEAGIRL related to information and stories on women empowerment.

Hashtags refused as trademarks

A hashtag in itself is not a trademark symbol but it is worthy of protection only when it identifies the source or the company it denotes. Thus, USPTO refused to recognize many descriptive phrases with hashtags.

Thus, hashtag registration also functions as conventional trademark recognition. The ones that identify its creator are trademark-specific hashtags and ones that are vague or common phrases are not trademarks.

Steps brands should take regarding hashtag registration

Brands should take steps to protect their business on the internet, especially social media. The first step is to register words or phrases that they have been using as their tagline or identifier without the hashtags.

For instance, if you deal with wrist watches, and if your popular tagline is, ‘Now is your time’, then you should register the phrase first. Businesses also need to use hashtags that do not include their brand name or the main brand.

Also, you should be careful in using certain hashtags that are easily identifiable with a certain company, because it may lead to copyright infringement. A trademark attorney can help you find ways to protect your hashtags and the best possible way forward.

Since hashtag creation is also included as intellectual property, an intellectual property lawyer can be of great help. It is also now necessary to include relevant clauses that caution against using your unique hashtags in your license agreement, settlement agreements, etc.

Therefore, it's necessary that you take steps to protect your brand and your business on social media platforms. An intellectual property lawyer can help you in identifying the right hashtags that require registration and can also guide you in using relevant and non-controversial hashtags that do not infringe on any other’s rights.

If you have any doubts or questions regarding hashtag trademark registration, then you should contact a Philadelphia trademark attorney at 866-975-7231.

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Attorney at Law Highlights the Types of Cases that Fall Under the Personal Injury Umbrella

Alvin F. de Levie & Associates - Personal Injury Attorneys

Alvin F. de Levie & Associates

There are a multitude of different types of cases that fall under the umbrella of personal injury. Pennsylvania Attorney Alvin F. de Levie outlines them all.

In a single year, personal injuries in the United States exceed the 2 million mark. A majority of these are cases which exclusively require medical attention.”

— Alvin de Levie, Esq.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — During the course of our lives, most of us have had our fair share of nicks, cuts, bruises and other types of injuries. Some of them are due to no fault of ours and could range from faulty products to negligence in service. Things that are out of our control and cause us injuries can be labeled as a personal injury.

Accidents can’t always be avoided, but when there’s evidence or can be proved that it could have been, there is a potential personal injury case on hand. In a single year, personal injuries in the United States exceed the 2 million mark. A majority of these are cases which exclusively require medical attention.

The list of cases that fall under the umbrella of personal injury is long. The following are the some of the most common types of personal injuries so that you are aware in case you or someone you know has been injured by any of these occurrences.

Defective Products

The risks that defective products can pose to our health are boundless. It’s ironic when you consider the number of 'safe' products advertised and available on the market today. A major category of these products is food. Food contamination by manufacturers can have various adverse effects.

Though these effects can be mild in many individuals, it can severely affect others. These effects are either because the food was contaminated with ingredients that people are allergic to, or that these contaminants weren’t part of the original constituents that should have been in the food. It could range from people being sick due to peanuts in their food when they are allergic to it, or to people with lactose or gluten intolerance.

Medical Malpractice

People naturally trust medical practitioners to take care of their problems. Unfortunately, there are times when medical practitioners are negligent and make errors that could have been avoided. These errors that doctors make can vary from an incorrect diagnosis, wrong prescription drug, mistakes during surgery/childbirth, delay in treatment, and more.

Usually, the results of these mistakes are severe physical incapabilities which in some cases, can last for a lifetime. Consequently, the individuals victimized by these mistakes have no choice but to exercise their rights by employing the services of a medical malpractice lawyer.

Accidents Due to Crime and Abuse

Many times, we unknowingly become a part of a situation which we were never expecting. If you have ever been robbed or been sexually assaulted, for example, you can pursue a personal injury case. Child abuse and elderly abuse also come under the purview of personal injury law.

Road Accidents

Despite the safety precautions that have been implemented in the US, road accidents are still unavoidable, because there are too many factors in play while driving. Motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and buses are constantly affected by accidents, which can sometimes be fatal. Also, most of the time, these accidents are due to human errors.

On the road, we often aren’t in a great mood, are tired, or just plain stubborn, and these could result in errors in judgment. A fender bender isn’t a huge deal, but severe accidents can leave victims disabled physically, mentally, and, in extreme cases, result in death. Compensations are mostly awarded to those affected. The guilty party in this scenario is instructed to cover all the damages incurred.

If you've been a victim of any such accidents that resulted in personal injury, you will need the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer. At the Law Offices of Alvin F. de Levie & Associates, we will help you navigate through the legal process and fight for the compensation to which you are rightfully entitled. Contact our dedicated legal team at 844-777-2529 to find out more information about our legal services and how we can help.

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Law Firm Marketing Company Taking Results by Storm With These SEO Secrets

Law Firm Marketing Agency

By now, many people know what SEO is and how vital is it to a company's internet visibility. Our law firm marketing expert Mary Ann Fasanella weighs in.

No matter the size of your firm, we will find ways to save you money and build your client book. We offer free consultations to discuss your position in the market and how it can be greatly improved.”

— Mary Ann Fasanella, CEO

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — When it comes to marketing, there’s no such thing as planning too far ahead. The budget has been approved and the results of the previous year are in. Now is the time to retool your SEO marketing. By everyone knows what SEO is and how vital it is to a company’s visibility on the Internet. It’s part of your business and has the power to get you ahead of your competitors. And as technology changes, so do the rules for SEO.

Google is the boss when it comes to creating signals for ranking. It has things it likes (e.g., NAP on every page) and things it doesn’t (e.g., keyword stuffing). Yet, there are things we can do to improve SEO. And to start off the new year right, let’s use some new SEO practices.

Actionable SEO Methods for your Firm

Content marketing and SEO go hand in hand. There are areas to look at when trying to improve your website’s ranking.

1. Load Time – The faster a page loads, the longer a visitor will stay. Per Google, mobile page speed will be a ranking factor starting July 2018. For example, thirty seconds for a page to load is considered slow. Ensuring a faster load will take some technical skills such as:
  a. Reducing the HTTP calls by merging CSS and JavaScript files.
  b. Compressing images.
  c. Implementing browser caching and Grip compression.
  d. Minifying CSS and JavaScript files.

This next tip has to do with branding. Do you have a personal brand for your law firm? This is more than just having an eye-catching logo; it’s about being recognized, which means getting your name out there and proving you are an authority in your practice areas, achieved by blog posts usually.

2. Link Building – To build a link, you have to work at it. You shouldn’t just contact someone out of the blue and ask if you can link to his or her website. This is like sending an invite on LinkedIn to someone who is a 10th or higher connection. The person does not know you and will ignore the invite. To efficiently build links, you’ll need to build relationships first. This means gaining people's’ trust. This can be done by:
  a. Creating profiles on social media networks that are appropriate for your firm.
  b. Consistently sharing content from other lawyers or law professionals along with your insight.
  c. Engaging with your audience – Respond back to those who left a review, commented on your Tweet, shared your infographic … etc.
  d. Consistently publishing content on your website (i.e. blog) and in publications. This will present you as an authority in your field. It doesn’t hurt to republish or update an older blog.

3. Schema – This is HTML code that you add to keywords and phrases to help Google’s bots tag and categorize them. The tags let Google (and other search engines) know that they are related to the legal profession and your law firm. You can attach the schema to emails, contact information, reviews, images and more.

4. Organization – This is very important to not only visitors but for SEO as part of your law firm marketing plan. People find content on your website page (aside from keywords) as part of its organization. For example, you should have a page for each attorney and practice area. The more pages you have, the more opportunities for keyword searches.

5. SEO Paragraphs – You already have a blog on your website, which should be at least 600 words. But what about the descriptions of your images and video? Instead of just a few words (e.g., alt tags), you should write small paragraphs to describe each image and video. The paragraphs should be at least 200 words. Google uses the descriptions to categorize the images and videos. And you’ll rank for your target keywords.

6. Create Keywords – In addition to using SEO tools to create your target keywords, you can create your own. This is beneficial when you write about a brand (your law firm), process or technique you created and name it. Since they are unique, they will always rank #1.

The Tip of the SEO Iceberg

These are just some ideas from our SEO experts. At Advisory Concept Evolvers, we have a full arsenal of digital marketing tools to help your law firm get the recognition it deserves. Ten years ago, having a website wasn’t mandatory as it is today. In the past five years, SEO has become a key part of web content as well as content on social media networks.

No matter the size of your firm, we will find ways to save you money and build your client book. We offer free consultations to discuss your position in the market and how it can be greatly improved. Call or email us today!

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Bankruptcy Lawyer Explains the Difference Between a Dismissal and a Discharge in Bankruptcy

Philadelphia Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney

Although the terms “dismissal” and “discharge” may sound similar, their meanings are extremely different. Attorney Mike Cibik of Cibik & Cataldo weighs in.

Although the terms “dismissal” and “Discharge” may sound similar, their meanings are extremely different. You would be surprised to find out how different these two things are in the bankruptcy world.”

— Michael A. Cibik, Partner

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Although bankruptcy cases may seem complex, there are only two ways they could end either through a discharge or a dismissal.

Although the terms “dismissal” and “discharge” may sound similar, their meanings are extremely different. You would be surprised to find out how different these two things are in the bankruptcy world.

So what exactly is the difference between a dismissal and a discharge in the legal world of bankruptcy? Below, our bankruptcy lawyer will take you through the differences between the two different outcomes of a bankruptcy case.

Dismissal

The last thing a debtor would ever want to hear is the word “dismissal” because it generally means that your creditors win, you lose, and your debt obligations will remain in place. This is considered to be one of the worst-case scenarios for the debtor.

When a bankruptcy is considered dismissed, it means that the case will end early—leaving out a discharge—and the creditors may immediately begin trying to (or continue to) collect the debts that you owe to them. This includes anything from garnishing your wages or foreclosing on your property.

Dismissals can occur for many different reasons. Some might either catalyze a failure by the debtor with the Bankruptcy Code or a default payment under the Chapter 13 plan.

Discharge

On the contrary, a “discharge” is music to the debtor’s ears. In other terms, it means that ultimately, you win and you do not have to pay the certain specified debts that were originally demanded.

Once you file for bankruptcy and it has been successfully completed, the petitioner will then earn the discharge. Once you obtain a discharge, creditors are no longer able to demand additional collections. If they did, it would be in violation with the state law because you are no longer liable for those debts.

Although you are receiving a discharge, it is important to remember that you are not being relieved from the liability of all of your debts. For example, you will still be required to pay child support, unpaid spousal support, taxes, individual housing fees, and most importantly, even your student loans! The only way that you will not have to pay your student loans off is if you can prove that you have an undue hardship, which is extremely difficult to do.

An undue hardship is when an expense is placing an extreme cost or hardship on someone.

Also, it is important to remember that your discharge can be revoked under certain circumstances – specifically if it is discovered that fraud surrounds your discharge.

If your debt has been discharged, and a creditor seeks more collection from you, you should contact an experienced bankruptcy attorney as soon as possible to help with your case.

Cibik & Cataldo is a Philadelphia based Bankruptcy firm that can assist you with your bankruptcy case. Our experienced attorneys can help walk you through this complicated process. Contact our firm at (215)-735-1060 to speak with a member of our legal team or to receive a free case evaluation.

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Surveillance Technology: New Boundaries, New Horizons

Anything public – including public information, public acts and voluntary disclosures – can be observed and reported by the private investigator. But the legal boundaries are shifting, and technology is driving the shift.

New technology presents new surveillance opportunities.

A savvy, responsible private investigator can usually obtain legally-permissible evidence, and knows the pitfalls to avoid. Our experienced team can fulfill this role in your case.”

— John A. DeMarr, PI

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Investigators spend a great deal of time watching. Cheating spouse cases, child custody investi-gations, and worker compensation cases can all turn on a good on-site surveillance report. Surveillance, historically limited to stakeouts and property inspections, is changing rapidly. Nowadays, a private investigator needs expertise in interpreting online activity, GPS tracking and public recordings.

Anything public – including public information, public acts and voluntary disclosures – can be observed and reported by the private investigator. But the legal boundaries are shifting, and technology is driving the shift.

The new technology presents new surveillance opportunities, including the following.

Social Media: The key to online investigations is social media. People say the most revealing things on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. Birthdates, family members, photographs, vacation plans, physical whereabouts at a certain point in time, even evidence of a crime – all of these can be gathered by the savvy investigator. And even when specific facts remain hidden, social media postings can lead the investigator to the answer, or narrow the search for information. It’s all about putting together the pieces of a puzzle.

GPS and Tracking Devices: Location tracking goes way beyond hopping in a taxi and telling the driver “Follow that car!” Modern GPS technology allows small devices to be attached to cars or trucks, and shows where the vehicle has been driven. This can show a pattern of suspicious activity, or a spouse violating a restraining order, or an individual checking into a motel. The U.S. Supreme Court has held that using tracking devices without a warrant constitute an illegal invasion of privacy. See: U.S. v. Jones, 565 U.S. 400 (2012). But a registered owner can consent to placing a tracker on a car. An employer can too, for a company-owned vehicle. These exceptions can frequently allow a tracker to be placed, and GPS information gathered.

Listening Devices: Audio recordings are limited by state laws. In some states a recording can be made if one party consents to be recorded during a conversation. In California, recording takes all parties’ consent, but only applies to confidential communication. See: Cal. Penal Code § 632(a). Arguably, this rule does not apply to conversations taking place in public, in restaurants, or in loud voices a bystander could overhear.

Video Recording: All states outlaw using hidden cameras to look inside a dwelling, or any private space. But video recording in public places is acceptable. And since smart phones now record video, sometimes it only takes holding the camera up where it can be seen, to remain permissible. This is often done to record process service.

When you are involved in a court case, you frequently need admissible evidence of the other party’s actions. This can include surveillance information. A savvy, responsible private investigator can usually obtain legally-permissible evidence, and knows the pitfalls to avoid. John A. DeMarr, P.I., provides experienced surveillance investigators to fulfill this role in your case.

Sources:

• PINow.com, “Surveillance and Technology: https://www.pinow.com/articles/307/what-can-private-eyes-do-when-watching-you?signup_code=roundup&mc_cid=3af4397176&mc_eid=958e093f80
• United States v. Jones, https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/565/400/
• California Penal Code § 632: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&sectionNum=632.

We can steer you through the process of investigating your case in California, across the United States, in the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

John A. DeMarr, P.I.,
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Attorney Anthony Marin Of New Mexico Discusses The Strangest Laws In The Country

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — As a lawyer, Anthony Marin has to be well versed on various legal issues in this country. Like most lawyers, he has come across clear-cut criminal cases, business litigation, family law, white collar crime, and more. However, he has also always held an interest in some of the strange laws that can be found in this country, wondering where they came from and why they are still in place.

22 Weird Laws in Cities and States, According to Anthony Marin

The list of laws that seem to have no place in today's society is almost endless. For Anthony Marin, they have become somewhat of a collection and his all-time favorite 22 strange laws, and where they are still in force, are:

1. In North Carolina, a bingo game may not last longer than five hours.
2. In Quitman, GA, a chicken is not allowed to cross the road.
3. In Arizona, cutting down a cactus could lead to a 25 year prison sentence.
4. In Paulding, OH, a police officer is within his rights to bite a dog if he believes this will help calm down the animal.
5. In Texas, it is prohibited to sell your own eyeballs.
6. In North Carolina, it is illegal for someone to sing off key.
7. In Rhode Island, it is illegal to sell a toothbrush and toothpaste to the same customer if it is a Sunday.
8. In Gainesville, GA, the only legal way to eat fried chicken is by using your hands.
9. In Utah, it is only illegal for cousins to marry if either is younger than 65.
10. In Minneapolis, MN, it is illegal for a red car to drive on Lake Street.
11. In Carrizozo, NM, a woman may not legally appear in public unshaven.
12. In Alabama, bear wrestling matches (organizing, spectating, or taking part in) are prohibited.
13. In Wyoming, it is illegal to photograph rabbits between January and April, unless you have received an official permit to do so.
14. In Washington, it is illegal to purchase any kind of meat on Sundays.
15. In Indiana, nobody is allowed to use public transport or attend a public event if they have consumed garlic and/or onions in the past four hours.
16. In San Antonio, TX, it is illegal to flirt.
17. In Idaho, a man is not allowed to give his fiancee a box of candy that weighs in excess of 50 lbs (22.5 kg).
18. In Washington, if a motorist has a criminal intention when entering the city, he is obliged by law to stop at the city limits and inform the chief of police of such intent by telephone before coming into the state.
19. In Arizona, if you are caught stealing soap, you are obliged by law to wash yourself until such time that the soap is totally consumed.
20. In Eureka, NV, anyone with a mustache is forbidden to kiss a woman.
21. In Waynesboro, VA, it is illegal for a woman to drive a vehicle in Main Street unless she is accompanied by her husband, who must walk ahead of the vehicle while waving a red flag.
22. In Washington, harassing Bigfoot can lead to an arrest and a fine.

Why These Laws Exist

According to Anthony Marin, although these laws may all be very funny and amusing, they must be there for a purpose. In many cases, the laws can indeed be traced back to some sort of event that led to a protest, often uncontested, which then resulted in a change of law. And, in most cases, the laws are still in place because removing or changing them takes too much time and money. Not just that, a lot of laws are worded in a certain way that may make them appear strange. One example is point 3, that it is illegal to cut down a cactus in Arizona and that doing so can result in a 25-year prison sentence. While technically correct, it is actually part of the overall tree preservation and nature conservation laws, which, if breached, can indeed lead to a hefty prison sentence.

At the same time, there are numerous very strange laws that are factually accurate and that cannot be misinterpreted. For instance, it is illegal to tie an alligator to a fire hydrant in Michigan. Whether or not many people have tried to do this, is unclear, but it is an absolute fact that it has a purpose.

Eric Ash
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David E. Stucki Elected Deputy-President of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates

The NCJFCJ is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization

Judge Stucki serves as a representative of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). and the only U.S. seat in the IAYFJM council.

The IAYFJM and the NCJFCJ have enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership so it is particularly gratifying that our relationship will deepen through Judge Stucki’s election as deputy-president.”

— Avril Calder, IAYFJM past president

RENO, NEVADA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Reno, Nev.) – The Honorable David E. Stucki was elected deputy-president of the International Association of Youth and Family Judges and Magistrates (IAYFJM) during the 2018 World Congress on Justice for Children this week in Paris.

Judge Stucki serves as a representative of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). and the only U.S. seat in the IAYFJM council, which is comprised of 17 countries. As the deputy-president, Judge Stucki will assist the NCJFCJ in efforts to establish collaboration between nations and international judges, examine links between national and international principles for the protection of youth and their families, and promote the awareness and application of children’s rights.

Founded in Brussels in 1928, the IAYFJM represents worldwide efforts to establish links between judges from different countries but also with other international associations working for youth and family protection. It promotes research on international problems facing the operation of the courts and various laws relating to youth and family.

The NCJFCJ’s emphasis on international efforts began with the establishment of the International Committee and through association with IAYFJM. This involvement helps advance the NCJFCJ as a leader in juvenile and family law on an international level. The NCJFCJ hosts several international visits a year through the International Visitor Leadership Program, the Meridian International Center, and the Northern Nevada International Center. Last month, the NCJFCJ sent its first international delegation in eight years to Cuba, led by NCJFCJ president Judge Anthony (Tony) Capizzi, for a weeklong opportunity to meet and learn from Cuban counterparts about the challenges and advances of juvenile and family law in Cuba.

“This is a unique global effort to establish links between judges from different countries and promotes research on international problems facing courts relating to youth and families,” said Judge Stucki. “The international leaders that comprise the IAYFJM council understand the protection of youth and their families is universal and is at the core of the mission.”

The NCJFCJ’s membership of more than 1,500 and has representation from Guam, Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Germany, Canada, Nigeria, and Australia.

“I am honored to be elected as deputy-president of IAYFJM,” said Judge Stucki. “As a long-time member, former president, and representative of the NCJFCJ, our association has helped increase global awareness of the NCJFCJ’s continuing efforts to provide judicial officers and courts involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice.”

Judge Stucki served on the Stark County Family Court for 18 years before he retired in 2011. He is the chairman of the Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice and is a past president of the Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges. He served as the president of the NCJFCJ from 2013-2014.

“The IAYFJM and the NCJFCJ have enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership so it is particularly gratifying that our relationship will deepen through Judge Stucki’s election as deputy-president,” said Avril Calder, IAYFJM past president. “Judge Stucki will, with his enthusiastic upholding of the rights of children and his undoubted knowledge of the nature of the challenges facing judges, be of benefit to children everywhere.”

The World Congress on Justice for Children was this week at the UNESCO House in Paris. Bringing together judges and other professionals specializing in justice systems for children and their families from all over the world, World Congress participants discussed the latest developments in the field and to enhance coordination to address crucial issues and challenges.

About the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ):
Founded in 1937, the Reno, Nev.-based National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is the nation’s oldest judicial membership organization and focused on improving the effectiveness of our nation’s juvenile and family courts. A leader in continuing education opportunities, research, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the 2,000-member organization is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide.

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Dallas Marketing Agency, MarketCrest, Experiencing Record Setting Start to 2018

Dallas Marketing Agency Experiencing Record Setting Start to 2018

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MCKINNEY, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — 2018 has been packed with excitement for the MarketCrest, LLC team. So far this year, MarketCrest has added valuable staff to the team, onboarded several new clients, won a number of awards, and had its President, Scott Berry, named as a grand jury panel member for The International Muse Creative Awards (MCA).

MarketCrest is a multi award winning, Digital Marketing Consulting and Services firm (Website, SEO, PPC & Social) located in the Historic Downtown McKinney Square in North Texas.

Since moving into the McKinney, Texas office in 2016, MarketCrest has experienced exponential growth. In January of 2018, MarketCrest received its first award for the year, a Gold Ava Digital Award for a Business to Consumer (B2C) website created for a Dallas roofing contractor.

Soon after, MarketCrest’s President, Scott Berry, was chosen for the Grand Jury Panel to judge the Muse Creative Awards. The competition seeks to recognize International talent and creativity in advertising, design & digital marketing.

With other judges scoring MarketCrest’s own submission, the agency was able to compete for a Muse Creative Award and was named a Rose Gold Winner for Website Home Pages and Landing Pages.

Finally, MarketCrest was recently awarded a Hermes Creative Award as a Gold Winner. The Hermes award was for Website Optimization and Conversion Results based on documented performance with a client in the legal industry.

There is still a lot to accomplish in the second half of 2018!

To keep updated on MarketCrest happenings or get in contact with the firm, visit the website at https://marketcrest.com/ or call (469) 661-1040.

For a greater understanding of digital marketing and SEO, visit the MarketCrest blog: https://marketcrest.com/blog/

To get a first-hand look at MarketCrest’s award-winning work head to: https://marketcrest.com/about-us/award-winning-case-studies/

About MarketCrest,

MarketCrest, LLC is an award winning, Digital Marketing Consulting & Services firm specializing in client revenue growth. Simply, we exist to help our clients compete and grow… and we expect to be held accountable for their improved performance.

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