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Alexis Galindo Selected for Best Attorneys of America

March 2, 2015

The Law Offices of Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP is proud to announce the selection of Attorney Alexis Galindo as a Member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America. This honor is awarded to less than one percent of all attorneys in the United States and was published in the January 2015 issue of the […]

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Voter Intimidation

November 13, 2014

The right to vote is a “civil right” that is protected by the United States Constitution and various federal laws. Also known as “civil liberties,” civil rights are those fundamental freedoms or privileges that are given to people by virtue of their citizenship. The landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibits voting discrimination against all […]

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The Use of Drug Detection Dogs

November 13, 2014

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides, in part, that citizens have the right to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures. Courts have interpreted the Fourth Amendment to mean that law enforcement officials usually cannot search a person or premises without probable cause. Police officers […]

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Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

November 13, 2014

Enacted in 1975 and reauthorized twice since its passage, the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment possible. Following the passage of the IDEA, as well as other federal laws such as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, students with disabilities […]

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Coverage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

November 13, 2014

What is the purpose of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973? The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was enacted to allow full participation in society by individuals with disabilities. The Rehabilitation Act is a federal law that protects qualified individuals with handicaps from discrimination, based solely on their disability, in any federally funded service, program, or activity, […]

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Children’s Internet Protection Act

November 13, 2014

What is the freedom of speech? To what extent is speech protected? The freedom of speech is one of the fundamental freedoms or “civil rights” guaranteed to citizens by the United States Constitution. It is one of the freedoms of expression. The “inalienable right” to free speech is quite extensive. It includes those statements or […]

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Torts in Hockey

November 13, 2014

Hockey is one of the more dangerous sports in which one can participate. It also involves a risk of injury to spectators at the ice rink as well. This article addresses the potential recovery by spectators and participants for injuries that they might receive during a game. Rink owner’s duty The hockey rink owner has […]

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Tort Law – Generally

November 13, 2014

Apart from legislation granting a right to sue for a specific harm, personal injury law generally consists of tort law and the civil procedure for enforcing it. This article discusses the words used to describe those who commit torts and how tort law is a particular collection of accepted legal theories for suing people for […]

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Tort Action for Failure to Provide Facilities to the Public

November 13, 2014

Constitutional Law: Civil Rights Enforcement: Civil Rights Act of 1871: Public Accommodations & Facilities Under the common law, a person commits a tort when he or she fails to provide a public utility or a public facility to a member of the public. In order to be liable for this tort, the person must have […]

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Recovery by Guest in Automobile Cases

November 13, 2014

A “guest” in an automobile is a person who rides in an automobile driven by another person for his own pleasure or business without paying the driver or conferring any benefit on him. If the guest is injured while riding in the driver’s automobile, he may be permitted to recover for any injuries that he […]

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