The hallowed Fifth Amendment: “No person…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.” This privilege, which applies only to individuals, protects any statement that might even tend to incriminate. It extends not only to direct admissions of wrongdoing, but to any statement that “furnish[es] a link in the chain of.
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Most people hate filing taxes. We do our best to complete the forms and pay our taxes with accuracy, if not precision. Even when we don’t, the worst we expect is an audit. We don’t expect that our returns could land us in the middle of a criminal tax fraud investigation. Prosecutors and IRS Criminal.
If a company is around long enough, it may eventually be subject to an employment discrimination claim. One such claim can involve an employee alleging constructive discharge. Under discrimination law, a “constructive discharge” occurs when an employer makes working conditions so intolerable, often through harassment or retaliation, that an employee is effectively forced to resign..
Negotiating contracts can be downright messy. By the time you agree to major business terms, you may not want to argue the “small stuff.” Jurisdiction, for example: that’s just meaningless lawyer-talk, you think. Or venue: whatever that is, it can’t be important, you say. And choice of law: the law is the same everywhere, right?.
Click on the link to read Diane Slomowitz’s Wisconsin Law Journal article regarding appellate briefs. Read the article for five tips for the brief writer. In Appellate Briefs Don’t Forget the Brief Part