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Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions

By Shae Irving, Nolo Press

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Everything you wanted to know about the law, but couldn't afford to ask.

How do I get a collection agency to stop harassing me? If I work 50 hours a week shouldn't I be getting overtime? My new car is a lemon -- what can I do?

Like it or not, the law affects practically every aspect of our lives, and legal questions come up daily. Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law has the answers.

Table of Contents, Part 1

Table of Contents

About This Book

1. Houses

  • 1.2 Buying a House
  • 1.10 Selling Your House
  • 1.15 Deeds

2. Neighbors

  • 2.2 Boundaries
  • 2.3 Fences
  • 2.4 Trees
  • 2.6 Views
  • 2.8 Noise

3. Landlords and Tenants

  • 3.2 Leases and Rental Agreements
  • 3.4 Tenant Selection
  • 3.4 Housing Discrimination
  • 3.6 Rent and Security Deposits
  • 3.8 Tenants' Privacy Rights
  • 3.9 Cable Access and Satellite Dishes
  • 3.11 Repairs and Maintenance
  • 3.14 Landlord Liability for Criminal Acts and Activities
  • 3.16 Landlord Liability for Lead Poisoning
  • 3.17 Landlord's Liability for Exposure to Asbestos and Mold
  • 3.18 Insurance
  • 3.19 Resolving Disputes

4. Workplace Rights

  • 4.2 Fair Pay and Time Off
  • 4.12 Workplace Health and Safety
  • 4.15 Workers' Compensation
  • 4.20 Discrimination
  • 4.32 Harassment
  • 4.35 Workplace Privacy
  • 4.38 Losing Your Job

5. Small Businesses

  • 5.2 Before You Start
  • 5.8 Legal Structures for Small Businesses
  • 5.15 Nonprofit Corporations
  • 5.18 Small Business Taxes
  • 5.24 Home-Based Businesses
  • 5.29 Employers' Rights & Responsibilities

6. Patents

  • 6.2 Qualifying for a Patent
  • 6.7 Obtaining a Patent
  • 6.9 Enforcing a Patent
  • 6.13 Putting a Patent to Work
  • 6.14 How Patents Differ From Copyrights and Trademarks

7. Copyrights

  • 7.2 Copyright Basics
  • 7.4 Copyright Ownership
  • 7.6 Copyright Protection
  • 7.10 Copyright Registration and Enforcement

8. Trademarks

  • 8.2 Types of Trademarks
  • 8.5 Trademark Protection
  • 8.8 Using and Enforcing a Trademark
  • 8.11 Conducting a Trademark Search
  • 8.14 Registering a Trademark
  • 8.18 How Trademarks Differ From Patents and Copyrights

9. Your Money

  • 9.2 Purchasing Goods and Services
  • 9.7 Using Credit and Charge Cards
  • 9.10 Using an ATM or Debit Card
  • 9.12 Strategies for Repaying Debts
  • 9.18 Dealing With the IRS
  • 9.22 Debt Collections
  • 9.25 Bankruptcy
  • 9.28 Rebuilding Credit

10. Cars and Driving

  • 10.2 Buying a New Car
  • 10.7 Leasing a Car
  • 10.10 Buying a Used Car
  • 10.12 Financing a Vehicle Purchase
  • 10.13 Insuring Your Car
  • 10.16 Your Driver's License
  • 10.19 If You're Stopped by the Police
  • 10.21 Drunk Driving
  • 10.23 Traffic Accidents
Table of Contents, Part 2
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