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June 2016 Archives

Protecting your business rights

Did you know that, as an owner of a company, you have business rights just as you have personal rights? Business rights are different form personal rights, though, and they are often governed by a specific contract or situation. In some cases, it can be difficult to understand what your rights might be, which is why it's a good idea to consult a business law professional if you ever believe your rights are being infringed upon.

What can your power of attorney do?

A power of attorney is a person that has legal authority to make some types of decisions or to act on your behalf. Power of attorney is usually obtained in one of two ways. Either you grant the POA through a legal document or someone seeks it through the court because he or she believes it is in your best interest.

Opponents seek restraint on interpretation of Clean Water Act

Opponents have been speaking out in numerous hearings on the federal government's reach over waterways. The federal government already has some control over water resources under the Clean Water Act, but that control has always been limited by certain provisions. Recently, an expansion of what is called the "waters of the United States" rule reached to deliver more power to the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Eminent domain doesn't happen without opportunity for challenge

Eminent domain refers to the right the government has to take certain private property for the good of public use. The government can't appropriate property without what is deemed fair compensation to the owner, but what you might consider fair and what is offered isn't always the same thing.

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