statutes

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Overview

The Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 ("1934 Act," or "Exchange Act") primarily regulates transactions of securities in the secondary market. As such, the 1934 Act typically governs transactions which take place between parties which are...

serious health condition

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryUnder the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees may take leave for their own serious health condition or to care for a family member with a serious health condition. A serious health...

shield laws

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryStatutes in some states that make communications between news reporters and informants confidential and privileged, freeing journalists of the obligation to testify about them in court. This is similar to...

simultaneous death act

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA statute in effect in most states that helps determine inheritance among beneficiaries who die at the same time. The statutes provide that if spouses, siblings, or other beneficiaries die simultaneously...

Social Security tax

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA portion of the FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act) tax that is 12.4% of an individual's net earned income. The employee's share of the Medicare tax is 6.2% of wages up to a certain limit (called...

State government - statutes

Alabama (see Title 41) Alaska- Title 44 Arizona- Title 41 Arkansas (see Title 25) California (see Title 2) Colorado (searchable index - Title 24) Delaware- Title 29 Florida (see Titles III and IV) Georgia (searchable index - Title...

Statute

A statute is a law enacted by a legislature. Statutes are also called acts, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Federal laws must be passed by both houses of Congress, the House of Representative and the Senate, and then...

Statute of limitations

Any law that bars claims after a certain period of time passes after an injury. The period of time varies depending on the jurisdiction and the type of claim.

Statutes of limitations exist for both civil and criminal causes of action, and...

Statute of repose

Any law that bars claims after some action by the defendant, even if the plaintiff has not yet been injured. Since the time period begins to run from the date of the defendant's action even if the injury is yet to occur, a statute of repose is...

Statutory lien

Name for a category of liens that stem from statutes and do not depend on the common law or specific contractual provisions for their existence. Nevertheless, many statutory liens are codifications of liens that existed under the common law. In this...

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