What is bribery?

Under most state criminal codes, bribery is a crime involving the corruption of public officials. Anyone who gives a public servant money or other valuables in exchange for services in a specified way or any public servant who accepts money or other valuables to act in a specified way is guilty of bribery.

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What types of damages are there?

Damages are divided into a number of categories upon which the recovery may be based, such as: compensatory damages, general damages, special damages, future damages, incidental damages, and punitive damages.

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Contractor Agreements

This article discusses the importance of having a clear and complete agreement with a contractor, including provisions for the scope of the work, time of completion, contract price, progress payments, etc.

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How Will You Know If Your Property Is Condemned?

If your property has been condemned, you will be notified in writing by a government agency. In some instances, you may also be served with a summons and complaint. If you do receive such a notice, it is important to understand that it doesn’t mean the property is being condemned because it is worthless or has deteriorated and is not up to code. Rather, the government needs the land for public use. Public uses for which land is condemned may include, among other uses, the construction of airports, schools, roads, parks, railroads, housing projects, and/or other public buildings.

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How Can You Keep the Government from Condemning Your Property?

In order to resist the condemnation of your property, you will need to argue your case at a hearing and present convincing evidence. There are two different grounds on which you can resist the condemnation. First, you can argue that the taking of your property is not necessary. Second, you can argue that the monetary offer that was made to you is not ‘just compensation’ for the property. In either case, you will need to have clear evidence to support your claim that your property should not be condemned, and to get the court to agree with you.

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