"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?
For the first time ever, an Arizona state court has recognized that individuals enjoy a right of publicity that protects them from the unauthorized use of their name or likeness for commercial or trade purposes. In its April...more
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In Conservatorship of McQueen the California Supreme Court decided a unique issue concerning the interpretation of Code of Civil Procedure Section 685.040. Under that statute, a judgment creditor is entitled to the reasonable...more
This May, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine launched an initiative aimed at prosecuting abuse of elderly Ohioans. This initiative comes as no surprise, as the incidence of financial exploitation of the elderly is becoming...more
A unanimous Illinois Supreme Court added a new complication for plaintiffs’ counsel handling wrongful death cases late last week, unanimously holding in In re Estate of Perry C. Powell that an attorney representing the...more
The United States Supreme Court was recently asked to determine whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) preempts a state law rule that prohibits enforcement of pre-dispute arbitration agreements in certain wrongful death...more
Mit dem Tod verliert ein Arbeitnehmer nicht seinen Anspruch auf bezahlten Jahresurlaub. Der finanzielle Ausgleich für nicht genommenen Urlaub muss beim Tod des Arbeitnehmers auf dessen Erben übergehen. Dies hat der...more
Plaintiff was appointed conservator over a young woman with psychological issues. A married man befriended her over the internet. She then suffered a stroke, limiting her mobility, and the married man started visiting her...more
Based upon the especially heavy questioning directed at the appellant during the recent oral argument in Estate of Powell v. John C. Wunsch, P.C., the Illinois Supreme Court seems to be contemplating holding that counsel who...more
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When I read about one of the recent “right of publicity” cases, I thought back to the Eighties and “Who Shot JR?” This is because Mary Crosby, as the character Kristin Shepard, was the one who shot JR in 1980 on the widely...more
Our previews of the newest additions to the Illinois Supreme Court's civil docket continue with Estate of Powell v. John C. Wunsch, P.C., a case from the Third Division of the First District which poses this question: does...more
A Power of Attorney ("POA") can be an important tool for anyone who is planning his or her future. It enables an individual to decide in advance who will help him/her make life's important decisions in the event of future...more
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court’s recent decision in the matter of Sams v. Department of Public Welfare may significantly affect the structured settlement industry, and the settlement of lawsuits on behalf of certain...more
This week's discussion looks at the potential timing limitations that can impact a claim filed against a defendant who has deceased. The discussion is done in the confines of Indiana's Probate Code and the recent Indiana...more
On the heels of the United States Supreme Court’s recent holding in U.S. Airways v. McCutchen, where the Court held that a group health plan’s reimbursement rights are not automatically subject to equitable defenses, it...more
It is an unfortunate reality that as people get older, they become more and more susceptible to influence, abuse, and neglect. In fact, California has recognized that its elders are a disadvantaged class, that the cases of...more
This week we reopen our Damages series with a thirteenth installment to discuss the availability of sentimental value damages for the loss of items of personal property. We examine both the general rule that such damages are...more
You don’t need a lawyer for everything, but there are a few times in life when hiring a lawyer is a necessity....more
Legal Solutions is the quarterly newsletter of Sullivans Law LLP Solicitors based in Belfast, Northern Ireland - UK.
Included in the March 2013 edition:
+ confidentiality agreements
+ county courts jurisdiction...more
This week's article focuses upon the recent Indiana Court of Appeals decision Pistalo v. Progressive in which the court held that a bad faith claim against an insurance company could progress even though the policy holder had...more
Guest Blogger and Tax Expert Stephen D. Kraft, CPA Explains The IRS Tax Issues of Personal Injury Settlements...more
Our reports on the civil oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's November term continue with Bjork v. O'Meara...
Before his death, decedent begins taking steps to transfer a bank account to the plaintiff. He dies...more
Attorney James R. Andrews II is the host of Legal Sense with James Andrews. James was born in East Orange, New Jersey. He graduated from high school in Whippany, New Jersey and then attended the University of Virginia where...more
Ask any trust and estate litigator what the fastest rising trend in trust and estate litigation is and they will almost surely answer financial elder abuse. While the perpetrators of financial elder abuse are various, an...more
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