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Active Practice LLC ("Active Practice") publishes the materials ("Materials") in this website. The Materials are for informational purposes only. If you read or download any of the Materials in this website, you agree to these terms. If you do not agree to them, do not use this site, download Materials, or use Materials.

Trademark Information

Active Practice, Active Guides and Active U are trademarks of Active Practice LLC. All rights reserved worldwide. The absence of a product or service name or logo from this list does not constitute a waiver of Active Practice trademarks or other intellectual property rights concerning that name or logo.

LexisNexis, Lexis, PCLaw, and Time Matters are Registered Trademarks, and Backfill, Billing Matters, Formattable Clipboard, Cloud Clock, HelpCam, Insider, PocketDocket, QuickPik, QuickTabs, Rich Relations, Your Time Matters, My Time Matters, RADDAR are trademarks of Reed Elsevier, Inc..

Other products and company names mentioned in the Active Practice Website may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Ownership of Materials

The information contained in this site is copyrighted. Of course you have certain fair use rights and we encourage your personal use of the Materials and your use of them within your firm or practice. Except where this site expressly grants visitors or members permission in writing clearly and specifically identifying information that may be reused in limited ways, the information in this site may not be distributed, modified, reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written permission of Active Practice, subject to certain fair use rights. The images from this site may not be reproduced in any form without the prior advance written consent of Active Practice.

Active Practice's Materials Submission Policy

Active Practice welcomes submissions of information and original materials, both requested and unsolicited. If you send us one or more submissions, regardless of any restrictions that accompany your submission contained in a letter, E-mail, fax or other communication, the following terms shall apply to your submissions:

With regard to any submissions in any form that you make to Active Practice through any of our Websites or any other method: (1) In consideration of the mutual benefits resulting from improvements in Active Practice's products and Websites, all rights, title and interest in any such submissions, or patents, copyrights, and trademarks derived from, or related thereto, automatically transfer immediately, irrevocably, and perpetually (or as long as allowed by law) to Active Practice, and become the property of Active Practice, without additional consideration or compensation to you, and (2) Such submissions can be used by Active Practice for any purpose and in any way, and may be given to others.


Use of the software from this site is subject to the software license terms set forth in the software license agreement accompanying or referred to by such software.

Third Party Companies and Products

Mention of third-party products, companies and Websites on the Active Practice Website is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation. Active Practice assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of these products or vendors. Active Practice provides this only as a convenience to our users. Active Practice has not tested any software found on these sites and makes no representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software found there. There are dangers inherent in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Active Practice assumes no responsibility with regard to the performance or use of these products. Make sure that you completely understand the risks before retrieving any software on the Internet. All third party licenses and warranties, if any, take place between you and the third party.

Links to Other Web Sites

Active Practice makes no representation whatsoever regarding the content of any other Websites which you may access from the Active Practice Website. When you access a non-Active Practice Website, please understand that it is independent from Active Practice and that Active Practice has no control over the content on that Website. A link to a non-Active Practice Website does not mean that Active Practice endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such Website.

Software Piracy

In the United States and many other countries, copyright law provides for severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted material. Copyrighted material includes, but is not limited to, computer programs and accompanying sounds, images and text. Under US law, infringement may result in civil damages of up to $100,000 and/or criminal penalties of up to five years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

For more information, contact SPA Anti-Piracy (SPA), a division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) at 202-452-1600 in the US, or visit the SIIA/SPA Website http://www.siia.net/ for international phone numbers.

You may also contact the Business Software Alliance (BSA) at 1-888-NOPIRACY in the US, or visit the BSA Website http://www.bsa.org/ for international phone numbers.

Feedback and Information

We welcome your feedback and submissions. Any feedback and submissions you provide at this site shall be deemed to be non-confidential. Active Practice LLC shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.

Warranties and Disclaimers

Active Practice intends for the information and data contained in the Active Practice Website to be accurate and reliable, however, since the information and data have been compiled by Active Practice from a variety of sources, it is provided "as is." ACTIVE PRACTICE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER RELATING TO OR REFERENCED BY THE ACTIVE PRACTICE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR SATISFACTORY QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON INFRINGEMENT.

Active Practice provides access to Active Practice international data and, therefore, may contain references or cross references to Active Practice products, programs and services that are not announced in your country. Such reference does not imply that Active Practice in your country intends to announce such products, programs or services.

The opinions and interpretations expressed in this work are the author's and do not necessarily represent the opinions and positions of LexisNexis and Reed Elsevier. Please consult the LexisNexis website for current policies and information and do not rely on the content of this work as the basis for purchasing or planning as this content is intended for informational purposes only and may not be current. The information, content and policies described here are subject to change without notice.

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