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The California Privacy Rights and Enforcement Act of 2020 (CPRA) is a groundbreaking achievement for consumer privacy that is likely to be the model for federal law and for local laws around the country. It amps up the CCPA, to require much more stringent privacy standards, akin to the protections afforded to Europeans by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR.) Once it’s in effect, Californians will have a right to know exactly…
With no end in sight to the pandemic and in the face of rising cases of COVID-19, more governments and businesses are looking for ways to safely manage the reopening that allows work to continue. In a recent article featured in Legal Management, the Magazine of the Association of Legal Administrators, Sascha Mehlhase, Vice President of Product and Innovation ABC Legal Services discusses best practices for navigating new liabilities and risks during this “reopening”.…
Affordability – or rather, the lack thereof – is one of the highest points of contention for the average person seeking justice in the legal system. Paying for an attorney for hours of consultation can leave people penniless before even reaching a courthouse – and those seeking aid when in a financial crisis can hardly afford legal counsel costs more than the bills they are already struggling to pay. One answer to this problem has…
E-filing is increasingly the standard for filing court documents. E-filing is the electronic filing of court documents, the digital version of filing, which allows parties to submit documents to a court to be placed into public record. At its core, e-filing eliminates the physical submission of paper documents to a court and the hassle that accompanies that process while opening doors around streamlined data processing. The adoption of e-filing is increasing; however, not all court…
COVID-19 has significantly impacted healthcare trends and related litigation for the majority of 2020. This disease and the healthcare policies implemented to control it have led to treatment and legal challenges for many medical organizations. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted not only how related care gets approved but the extent of liability for providers, payors, and the government. Below is a short summary of the most notable trends in healthcare litigation for 2020.…
Many of us are only familiar with process servers from television and movies. They’re those glamorous characters that show up with roses and divorce papers and say “You’ve been served.” In the real world, process servers provide a useful function for our legal system, ensuring that defendants have notice of actions filed against them. Professional process servers have flexible hours and make good money, creating a niche for parents of small children, retired…
The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution mandates “due process” when an interest is asserted against a person’s “life, liberty or property.” State Constitutions have adopted this right and passed laws “service of process” laws that detail the methods that must be used to deliver legal documents to defendants. When faced with legal action, some people will make tremendous efforts to avoid being served with legal documents thinking that they will avoid…
In litigation, you never want service of process to go wrong – or get called into question. Process servers and companies providing service of process are mechanisms to serve legal documents in a way that leaves no question to the validity of service. As a leading provider of service of process in the United States, ABC Legal Services takes service of process seriously. It not only adheres to state regulations but holds its process…
In the world of business, professionals across every industry must rise to technological proficiency to be competitive in their markets. This reality has put the legal tech industry in a position to benefit and growth because of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning mechanisms since most of the tasks performed are process-driven. AI helps to take over mundane tasks like legal research, timekeeping, ask management, and billing for services. By leveraging the different tools available…
The primary role that legal process services perform is informing defendants of pending actions brought against them. Whether this duty happens by way of mail, publication, or personal service, there are occasions where the receiving party will contest it. Typically, a motion to quash (MTQ) gets filed by the defense, where the presiding judge must decide if service didn’t occur or was inadequate. This finding can become a critical component of the case involved and…