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Civil Sexual Assault: Options for Redress
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Best Practices: Institutional Response to Sexual Misconduct (Podcast)
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Car Accidents and the Things You Need to Know
Webinar: Investigating and Resolving Sexual Assaults on Campus
Lessons from Amusement Park Safety Concerns: An Integrated Approach to Business Regulation
Money Talks: Safe Places & Breach of Security (Part I)
In this installment we discuss the recent Indiana Court of Appeals decision Moryl v. Ransone, which addresses the impact on the statute of limitations of filing a medical malpractice claim with the Indiana Department of...more
Back in July 2011, Derek Williams died in Milwaukee Police Department ("MPD") custody. After the release of a disturbing video which shows Mr. Williams in the back of an MPD squad car struggling to breathe and begging police...more
On Friday, in Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil,the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals may have sounded the death knell for public nuisance litigation concerning the impacts of climate change, affirming dismissal of the...more
The Illinois Supreme Court will release two civil opinions tomorrow. While we await the opinions, here’s a preview of the first case, Doe v. White....more
Never let it be said that plaintiffs’ lawyers are not an enterprising lot. The old adage that you can’t get blood from a stone continues to apply, but not evidently to plaintiffs’ lawyers. They continue to push the envelope...more
In This Issue:
- Obama Directive Aims to Ease Regulatory Burden
- Kline Seeks Data on Advance Notice, MSHA Injuries
- OSHA Inconsistent on Safety Incentive Program Criteria, GAO Says
- IARC Claims Diesel...more
In two cases decided in 2010, the U.S. Tax Court indicated that damages compensating for stress induced physical ailments may be tax-free where (1) the taxpayer can demonstrate that the damages were actually received on...more
We recently reported that Metron Construction had pleaded guilty to criminal negligence in respect of the Christmas Eve 2009 deaths of four workers who fell 13 floors when a suspended work platform collapsed.
Counsel defending serious toxic exposure or personal injury claims are often faced with a determination by the Social Security Administration (SSA) that the plaintiff is disabled. More importantly, the finding will often...more
Note to Readers
Not Legal Advice. This Guide is not intended to express any legal opinions or to provide legal advice. You should consult an attorney for legal advice.
Code Interpretations. You should refer to the...more
This is an example of my legal research and writing as a paralegal. I originally wrote this in my Paralegal certification course and received an A on it.
I want to showcase this as an example of the quality, attention to...more
Sara Cole, et al. v. Town of Los Gatos, et al.
California Court of Appeal, Sixth Appellate District (April 27, 2012)
In many lawsuits alleging a dangerous condition of public property, the conduct of at least one of...more
Katherine Lee Bates, et al. v. Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Inc.Court of Appeal, Second District (March 12, 2012)
Appellant Katherine Lee Bates (“Bates”) was the administrator of the estate of Rinda Lou Bates...more
The Connecticut Supreme Court, in a decision that will be officially released next week (but released this morning), held that an animal control officer for several towns, was an employee of each of the towns.
The Southeastern Carpenters Regional Council mounted a campaign against Fidelity Interior in Atlanta, GA. The union sent letters to owners and general contractors warning them of adverse consequences if they used Fidelity, a...more
On March 20, 2012, the California Court of Appeal Second District held that nonmandatory safety standards issued by the FAA in Advisory Circulars do not preempt state tort law on the standard of care. Sierra Pacific Holdings,...more
Jeffery Tverberg et al. v. Fillner Construction, Inc.
Court of Appeal, First District (January 26, 2012)
This case involved injuries suffered by an independent contractor hired to construct a metal canopy over...more
Ronald Strong v. State of California
Court of Appeal, Second District (November 20, 2011)
Law enforcement officers often face lawsuits arising from their conduct at accident scenes and in subsequent...more
Sure, many people might have some amount of cynicism when it comes to law enforcement. Many of us have had stressful or frustrating experiences with police officers. But for the most part, the public expects that law...more
When last we left off, the causes of the Spokane wastewater treatment disaster were revealed to be a combination of three things: 1) a blocked overflow pipe; 2) a malfunctioning monitoring system inside the digester; and 3) a...more
In Doe v. Covington County School District, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals considered the circumstances in which a school district is required to protect students’ personal security based on a special relationship with...more
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D.C v. R.R . ... 1
Rivera v. First Databank, Inc. ... 1
Simpson Strong-Tie v. Gore . ... 2
Ruiz v. Podolsky . ... 3
Zamora v. Lehman ......more
If you believe your care provider has caused serious harm by negligence or malpractice, consult an attorney about legal relief. But that’s using a machete, and sometimes the job requires a butter knife.
If you have a...more
The conservative Cato Institute is out with a new study arguing that putting limits on malpractice verdicts could be doubly bad for patients. It could result in both inadequate compensation for victims of malpractice, and...more
A recent Tennessee federal jury case involving a private university reminds the academy of the critical need to balance fairly the interests of the accused and accuser in investigating sexual assault cases. While private...more