eBook Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law, 3rd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414498993
  • ISBN-13: 9781414498997
  • DDC: 349.73
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1633 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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About

Overview

What is involved in estate planning? What can I legally do if I have noisy neighbors? What are the consequences of an expired visa? The Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Containing 276 articles, the Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law includes: brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases, profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations, details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state, and comprehensive bibliographies, including print and Web resources and lists of relevant organizations.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law provides information and resources to help users answer their legal questions, and outlines their rights and recourses, as well as consequences, under the law. It also provides a general background and explanation of legal issues and educates the user on federal and state/local laws, statutes, cases, and regulations and Constitutional protections.

Information is at the users' fingertips, with a detailed table of contents, a mini-table of contents at the beginning of each essay, and a comprehensive index. In addition, each article provides additional resources, including a bibliography, websites, and organizations with contact information.

Features and Benefits

  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law has been fully updated with 46 new topics added to address current concerns related to the law, including: The Affordable Health Care Act, airport security, cameras in the courtroom, concealed weapons laws, constitutional rights to privacy, debit, credit and gift cards, distracted driving, drug testing, elder abuse, financial service corporations, long-term care planning, medical marijuana, mobile technologies, property appraisal and valuation, same-sex marriages, social media, student loans.
  • 46 New topics.
  • Brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, covering important statutes and cases, profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations, details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state.
  • Provides in-depth coverage of federal and state laws by topic.
  • Glossary of Legal Terms and abbreviations.
  • Comprehensive Index.
  • Bibliography, covering print resources and web sites, and a list of relevant national and state organizations and agencies.
  • Glossary explains hard to understand legal terms.
  • Index covers subject terms, case and statute title, personal names and geographic locations.
  • Print and Web resources and lists of relevant organizations.

What's New

  • 76 Individual articles within 26 broad topics ranging in length from 2,000 to 5,000 words.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414498969 | ISBN-13: 9781414498966

Table of Contents

Americans with Disabilities Act.
Educational Accommodations.
Public Facility Accommodations.
Work Accommodations.
Attorneys.
Attorney -Client Privilege.
Attorney Fees.
Communications Between Attorney and Client.
Enrolling in Law School.
How to Find an Attorney.
Licensing of Attorneys.
Malpractice.
Banking.
Banking and Lending Law.
Banks, Saving & Loans, Credit Unions.
Debit, Credit and Gift Cards.
Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act.
Federal Depository Insurance Corporation.
Interest Rates.
Business Law.
Accounting Requirements.
Conflicts of Interest.
Corporations.
Independent Contractors.
Limited Liability Entities.
Laws Affecting Small Businesses.
Nonprofit Organizations.
Officer and Director Liability.
Partnerships.
Shareholder Rights.
Civil Rights.
Affirmative Action.
Age Discrimination.
Castle Doctrine/Stand Your Ground Laws.
Children''s Rights.
Civil Liberties.
Concealed Carry Laws.
Constitutional Rights to Privacy.
Due Process.
Firearm Laws.
Racial Discrimination.
Sexual Discrimination.
Sexual Orientation.
USA Patriot Act.
Voting Rights.
Consumer Issues.
Advertising.
Bankruptcy.
Consumer Debt Collection and Garnishment.
Consumer Rights and Protection.
Contracts.
Credit/Truth-in Lending.
Deceptive Trade Practices.
Defective Products.
Federal Trade Commission/Regulation.
Identity Theft.
Mail-Order Purchases/Telemarketing.
Ombudsman Programs.
Phishing.
Promotions and Schemes .
Purchases and Returns.
Recalls by Manufacturers.
Warranties.
Courts and Procedures.
Burden of Proof.
Civil Procedure.
Cameras in the Courtrooms.
Federal Courts and Jurisdictions.
Juries.
Pretrial Process and Settlements.
Selection of Judges.
Small Claims Courts.
State Courts and Procedures.
Criminal Law.
Appeals.
Bail and Bail Bond Agents.
Crimes.
Criminal Procedure.
Death Penalty.
DNA Testing, Fingerprints, and Polygraphs.
Double Jeopardy.
Evidence.
Fifth Amendment.
Insanity Defense.
Juveniles.
Plea Bargaining.
Probation and Parole.
Right to Counsel.
Search and Seizure.
Sentencing and Sentencing Guidelines.
Sex Offenders.
Dispute Resolution Alternatives.
Arbitration.
Collaborative Law.
Mediation.
Mini-Trials.
Negotiation.
Education.
Administering Medicine.
Athletics.
Bilingualism.
Codes of Conduct.
Competency Testing.
Compulsory Education.
Curriculum.
Desegregation/Busing.
Discipline and Punishment.
Drug Testing.
Finance/Funding.
For Profit Schools.
Homeschooling.
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
School Prayer/Pledge of Allegiance.
Special Education/Disability Access.
Student Loans.
Student''s Rights/Free Speech.
Teacher’s Rights.
Teacher''s Unions/Collective Bargaining.
Truancy.
Types of Schools.
Violence and Weapons.
Estate Planning.
Estate and Gift Tax.
Guardianships and Conservatorships.
Intestacy.
Life Insurance.
Long-Term Care Planning.
Power of Attorney.
Probate and Executors.
Trusts.
Wills.
Family Law.
Adoption.
Child Abuse/Child Safety/Discipline.
Child Support/Custody.
Cohabitation.
Divorce/Separation/Annulment.
Domestic Violence.
Emancipation.
Family Planning/Abortion/Birth Control.
Foster Care.
Gay Couples.
Grandparent''s Rights.
Guardianship.
Marriage/Marriage Age.
Parent Liability Child''s Act.
Paternity.
Physician-Assisted Suicide.
Prenuptial Agreements.
Termination of Parental Rights.
Unmarried Parents.
First Amendment Law.
Censorship.
Establishment Clause.
Free Speech/Freedom of Expression.
Freedom of Association.
Religious Freedom.
Healthcare.
Affordable Health Care Act.
Doctor-Patient Confidentiality.
Informed Consent.
FDA Authority to Regulate.
Informed Consent.
Insurance.
Limitations of Liability.
Managed Care/HMOs.
Medicaid.
Medical Malpractice.
Medical Marijuana.
Medical Records.
Organ Donation.
Patient Rights.
Regulation of Tobacco.
State Licensing Laws.
Treatment of Minors.
Treatment Without Insurance.
Homeland Security.
Department of Homeland Security.
Emergency Management.
Natural Disasters.
Terrorism.
Transportation Security Administration.
Immigration.
Asylum.
Deportation.
Dual Citizenship.
Eligibility for Government Services.
Residency/Green Cards/Naturalization.
State Illegal Immigrant Laws.
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization.
Intellectual Property.
Copyright.
Licensing.
Patents.
Trademarks.
Unfair Competition.
Internet.
Advertising.
Consumer Rights and Protection.
Free Speech.
Internet Crime.
Internet Filters in Schools and Libraries.
Internet Privacy.
Internet Regulation.
Net Neutrality NEW.
Online Business.
Piracy and File Sharing.
Pornography.
Social Media.
Labor Law.
At-Will Employment.
Benefits.
Child Labor Laws.
Discrimination.
Drug Testing.
Employee''s Rights/EEOC.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Labor Unions/Strikes.
Migrant and Seasonal Workers.
Occupational Health and Safety.
Privacy in Employment.
Sexual Harassment.
Unemployment Insurance/Compensation.
Wage and Hour Laws.
Whistleblowers.
Worker''s Compensation.
Motor Vehicles.
Accident Liability.
Automobile Financing.
Boating, Snowmobiles, ATVs.
Buying a Car/Registration.
Distracted Driving.
Driver''s License.
Driving Under the Influence
Insurance.
Leasing a Car.
Lemon Laws.
Motorcycles/Motorbikes.
Safety.
Seat Belt Usage.
Traffic Violations.
Real Estate.
Boundary/Property/Title Disputes.
Buying and Selling/Mortgages.
Condominiums/Co-ops.
Contractors/Liens.
Easements.
Eminent Domain.
Foreclosure.
Homeowners Associations.
Homeowner’s Liability/Safety.
Housing Discrimination.
Insurance (Homeowners and Renters).
Landlord/Tenant Rights.
Neighbor Relations.
Neighborhood Covenants.
Opposition to New Development.
Property Appraisal and Valuation.
Renters’ Liability.
Timeshares.
Trespassing.
Zoning.
Retirement and Aging.
Assisted Living Facilities.
Elder Abuse.
Healthcare/Medicare.
Nursing Homes.
Phased Retirement.
Retirement Pension Plans.
Social Security.
Taxes.
Capital Gains.
Corporate Tax.
Income Taxes.
IRS Audits.
Property Taxes.
Sales Taxes.
Self Employment Taxes.
Small Business Tax.
Tax Evasion.
Telecommunications.
Federal Communications Commission Regulations.
Mobile Technologies.
Satellite and Cable.
Telephone.
Television.
Tort and Personal Injury Actions.
Assault.
Battery.
Libel and Slander.
Negligence.
Premises Liability.
Product Liability.
Strict Liability.
Travel.
Airport security.
Children Travelling Alone.
Hotel Liability
International Travel.
Interstate Travel.
Passports and Visas.
Safety.