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How Are Medical Apps Regulated?

Like thousands of other mobile software applications, medical apps are gaining in popularity for their ease of use and the valuable information they offer consumers. Medical apps were developed with a number of benefits in mind, including aiding doctors in diagnosing patients without the need to perform examinations, as well as helping patients in better management of their chronic health conditions. This convenience has made medical apps a favorite among users of mobile devices. However, their growing widespread usage has also raised questions about the need for medical apps to be regulated by the federal government. How much medical regulation and compliance should there be for medical applications, especially if doctors are diagnosing without actual medical examinations, and how should other medical apps be regulated?

What is Arbitration?

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Arbitration

Arbitration is a way to solve a dispute legally. An independent third party will determine the resolution to the dispute in a private setting. An arbitration hearing can use either a tribunal or an individual arbitrator. A tribunal is typically made up of several arbitrators. It is customary in most settings to have an odd number of tribunal members in order to avoid a tie. The parties who are involved in the dispute will hand their power to decide the dispute over to the arbitrator. Arbitration is just as binding and final as litigation and it is a valid alternative to going to court. It has been given the nickname the “business man’s method of resolving disputes.” However, the procedure is governed by both state and federal laws. Many states contain the provisions for Arbitration in their civil practice rules. This helps to provide a guideline for the procedures of Arbitration as well as how the arbitrator’s decision is to be handled. There are several states that have adopted the Uniform Arbitration Act while some states have laid out some very specific guidelines which govern arbitration.

Laws that Govern the Internet

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Internet Law

Most individuals spend multiple hours every day on the Internet. Some use it primarily for entertainment or socialization, while others use the World Wide Web for work purposes; and still others are eagerly pursuing an education or seeking valuable and reliable information. For the most part there is not always a lot of thought given to the fact that there are many different types of laws which are in place to govern the Internet and its use.

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

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Prenuptial Agreement

A prenuptial agreement is a binding contract between two people who are intending to get married. The main purpose of this type of premarital contract determines the control of property, child-rearing or financial assets should the couple face a divorce. Typically, a prenuptial agreement is used by one or both spouses in order to keep income and personal property separate during the marriage. In many states an individual who brings a large amount of cash or property into the marriage may lose much of it to the other spouse in the event of a divorce. This is because it becomes marital property which must be shared if the couple divorces at a later time.

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Difference between Criminal Law and Civil Law

State circuit courts and federal district courts handle both criminal and civil cases. Criminal law and civil law have some very distinct differences. If a person is accused of any sort of crime, they will need to hire a criminal lawyer or a civil lawyer. In general, civil law deals with actions that are non-criminal such as contracts, divorce, etc. It is possible to be charged under both types of proceedings, criminal and civil. A good example is OJ Simpson. He was acquitted of all criminal charges, but he was still found guilty according to civil law.