This category is intended for providers of free legal information.
To qualify for inclusion in this category, sites must satisfy both of the following conditions:
(1) Contain unique content -
Sites must offer a significant quantity of unique, free online information.
Sites must provide original content in addition to any HTML forms.
(2) Clearly identify the official name of the business they are sponsored by -
For "Brick and Mortar" businesses: Your official name is the name you use on the storefront of your business.
Online Enterprises: If you operate multiple sites under different "business names", the official name provided in accordance with this policy should be the name of the sponsor or parent organization.
CAUTION Sites that attempt to bypass (2), whether by obscuring / falsifying contact information and business names, or by any other method, risk having any other sites sponsored by this business that are currently indexed in the directory being removed, and all future submissions of sites with the same sponsor being rejected.
Civil fraud is misrepresentation of a material fact which unlawfully causes damage. In some situations it can be the failure to disclose a fact (an omission) which the law requires to be disclosed. Civil fraud is divided into statutory violations (e.g. federal or state securities fraud) and common law violations (fraud, misrepresentation, and deceit). It overlaps other areas of civil law such as consumer protection, investor protection, and business regulation.
Criminal fraud is theft or embezzlement in violation of a specific statute.