вторник, 11 ноября 2014 г.

США. Пенсии как предмет в громких спорах. Жалоба относительно психического здоровья и отказ от права, предусмотренного Законом о процедурах, связанных с психическим здоровьем. Оценка нарушений здоровья работника доктором не имеющим соответствующей лицензии. Страховая выплата в случае самоубийства. Овладение земельным участком городскими властями от лица частного университета. Вопрос о применении фирменного бланка писем фирмы. Инструменты ремесла правовой аргументации.

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