"Damages" in an Injury Lawsuit: An Introduction for Lay People
Your Deposition: What to Expect
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
The Burden of Proof -- What must plaintiffs prove to win their case?
Bringing a Lawsuit to Find Out What Happened and Why
Subrogation: Piggyback Claims by Health Insurers in Injury Lawsuits
Who Can Sue the U.S. Government for Injuries? A Legal Primer
Why Secret Settlements of Injury Lawsuits Are Bad (for Everyone but the Defendant)
How Big Tobacco Handles Lawsuits -- Attrition and Wait for Deaths
The Evolution of Informed Consent in U.S. Courts
How Auto Defects Can Cause Passenger Injury
What patients misunderstand about their right of informed consent
Blecker: GM Recalls Show Need for Harsher Penalties for "Red Collar" Criminals
Attorney Client Privilege
Proximate Cause - An Important Practice Tip for Personal Injury Lawyers
Understanding Supplemental Spousal Liability Insurance in NY
The Integrated and Coordinated Approach to Title IX Compliance
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
What happens if more than one person is responsible for an accident?
What is Subrogation and How Does it Affect Settlement Amounts?
Alien Tort GavelIn July, we posted about two recent decisions by federal appellate courts that sought to define the parameters of the “touch and concern” standard established by the Supreme Court in its 2012 decision in...more
Last week, a British expat living in the Kingdom of Cambodia was convicted of defamation in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court for statements published on his personal blog relating to the director of a private investment firm....more
In a series of recent decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court has sought to restrict plaintiffs’ ability to apply U.S. law to, and to bring claims in the U.S. courts based on, extraterritorial conduct. In Morrison v. National...more
Liability for medical malpractice in Kazakhstan remains poorly regulated.
The Kazakhstan healthcare system has recently undergone a crucial transformation, with pending reforms designed to improve the quality of...more
With the rapid growth in Chinese media services and increased awareness of legal rights among the Chinese, defamation litigation in China is on the rise. Generally speaking, defamation is usually treated as a civil matter,...more
In France, judges consider that the answer to this question depends on the parameters of the employee’s profile on Facebook.
In a decision of April 10, 2013, the French Supreme Court ruled that when insulting comments...more
In This Issue:
- The United States Supreme Court’s Competing Guidance Regarding Personal Jurisdiction Over Foreign Manufacturers
- Recent French Appeals Court Decision in Concorde Crash Step Forward Towards...more
Following concerns raised by bloggers, the UK government has clarified that small blogs will be exempt from the scope of the new UK press watchdog which is to be introduced as a result of the findings of the Leveson Inquiry....more
History is littered with examples of the law being slow to catch up with the use of technology. Social media is no exception. As our Socially Aware blog attests, countries around the world are having to think fast to apply...more
Cottonham v. United States Embassy, Bankok, Thailand, No. C-11-3131 (N.D. Cal. 2011), is almost a more brief decision than this posting, but the issue is one worth consideration for those in international...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
In a case with international financial implications, Casa Casuarina LLC, owner of a landmark Miami Beach resort property, is suing its mortgage holder German bank WestLB on multiple counts of alleged fraud.
TWo untamed elephants are in the room: piracy and liability. Taming liability controls piracy. Here is how. Piracy unites to protect owners in investments; labour in lives; states in trade; and law in civil safety and...more
In this issue: The United Kingdom Bribery Act 2010; Update On Tort Reform Caps: Are They Constitutional?; Not Just For Adults Anymore; and The Fully Informative, Yet Fully Understandable, OTC Label.
Excerpt from The...more
Intentional torts are not a widely understood area of the law for laymen because most of tort law centers around issues of negligence and strict liability. In an intentional tort, the defendant is accused of purposeful...more
A District Court judge for the Southern District of New York last week denied in part and granted in part a motion to dismiss in the seminal Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) case, In Re South African Apartheid Litigation. The In Re...more
The fraud scandals that rocked the U.S. economy at the beginning of this decade have led governments to re-examine legislation to protect whistleblowers. In the last issue of this newsletter, Karl Gustafson discussed Canada's...more
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