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Rowan Guthrie

What Is a IR1 Visa?

U.S. citizens and permanent residents can live in the United States with their foreign-born spouses with an IR1 visa. Learn more.

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Elizabeth Marcant

What Happens If You Break a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Signed an NDA? You need to know more about how these agreements are enforced and what can happen if you break the contract.

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Elizabeth Michael

Can You Sue for False Advertisement?

From misleading marketing to unsubstantiated product claims, many consumers fall victim to deceptive advertising. The good news? You can sue for false advertisement and may be entitled to monetary damages.

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Leigh A. Morgan

How to Get on the National Do Not Call Registry

Stop telemarketers in their tracks by signing up for the National Do Not Call Registry, a database maintained by the federal government.

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Sandy Hess

What Is a Lien?

A lien is a claim a lender or another organization has against someone’s personal property. It’s important to understand what liens are and how they can jeopardize your ability to sell that property.

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Sandy Hess

What Is a Mechanic's Lien?

Before you consider not paying that final bill for work performed by a contractor, it’s important to understand what a mechanic’s lien is, how it works and how it can impact you.

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Erin Wallace

What Is a Creative Commons License?

If you're a creator who wants to share your work with the world, you might be interested in a Creative Commons license. Here's everything you need to know.

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Bridget Coila

What Is a Patent Troll?

While the patent system was designed to help inventors keep control of their own intellectual property, patent trolls skirt the rules to make money through lawsuits for patent infringement and don't actually create anything innovative.


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