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Notary -- Frequently asked questions

By WORLDLawDirect  [July 27th, 2016]

May any document be notarized? For a document to be notarized, it must contain: (1) text committing the signer in some way; (2) an original signature (in the presence of the notary) of the document signer; and (3) a notarial certificate that may appear on the document itself or on an attachment. The Notary fills in the certificate, signs and dates it, then applies his or her seal to complete the notarization. >> MORE

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Does running a website make me subject to being sued in any state in the USA?
[August 14th 2011]
Not usually. You can always be sued in the jurisdiction where you are located. However, in general, you will only be liable in other states if you cause harm in the other state.
Can you sue a website?
[September 9th 2016]
You can sue the person or entity that owns the web site. Depending on the cause of action, there may be other potential defendants as well. If you are having trouble finding the company that owns the web site, then try checking the TOS or privacy policy on the web site, or see if the whois provides registrant information. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) may also help you to find the information.
Does it matter if an employee's Internet usage is not always work related?
[November 21st 2013]
As for legal rights, current US laws only prohibit employers for intercepting email while it is in transit, not from reading it prior to sending or once it has been received. The law also prohibits the gathering of personal information such as bank account and credit card information. Though legal issues have arisen from workplace surveillance, most final rulings favor employers because they have a right to protect their business, which is viewed as their property. An employer does have the right to reprimand an employee for inappropriate or abusive Internet use. In the end, proper use of the Internet at work is the employee's responsibility.