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Civil Sexual Assault: Options for Redress
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Catastrophic Impairment: What it means and why it's important to you if you've been hurt in a car accident
What is Subrogation and How Does it Affect Settlement Amounts?
Superman's Legal Duty
Gene Grabowski on Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices
Best Practices: Institutional Response to Sexual Misconduct (Podcast)
What Money Damages Are Available In A Personal Injury Claim?
Do you know the restrictions for a probationary driver in New Jersey?
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)
While the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy is upon us, investigators of a special task force are still discovering the devastating aspects of this unprecedented superstorm. Indeed, cleanup and recovery efforts have helped...more
In a car or trucking accident, contributory and comparative negligence are defenses that can sometimes be used to determine the degree of fault each driver has for the accident. They also affect how much financial...more
Few tragedies affect families more than the loss of a loved one in a fatal car crash. Many families worry about how they can move forward....more
By law, all Georgia drivers are required to carry a minimum level of motor vehicle insurance. However, not all policies are created equal. Drivers should fully understand their coverage before they need to use it....more
A study conducted by Virginia Tech measured the reaction times of drivers texting while behind the wheel. Study results, based on delayed reaction times, demonstrated that texting creates an accident crash risk 23 times...more
A Florida state appeals court recently upheld the decision to award Dorothy Alexander $25 million in punitive damages and $8 million in compensatory damages for the death of her husband. She claimed that Lorillard Tobacco Co....more
Move over Dos Equis guy. Alan Markovitz may be the most interesting man in the world.
Consider his credentials: Markovitz is a “strip-club entrepreneur” who has been shot twice (once in the face) and “even had a mob...more
On November 12, the United States State Supreme Court denied cert in ACS Recovery Services, Inc., v. Griffin 723 F.3d 518 (5th Cir. 2013), preserving a 5th Circuit Court ruling which closed the door on another means of...more
Only now, after decades of exposure, are victims of mesothelioma and their families learning the cause of their afflictions and seeking justice for the suffering they have been forced to endure. Unfortunately, the delay has...more
As this blog illustrated recently, sentiments posted on Facebook, if sufficiently vulgar or offensive, can cause a person to lose his job.
The Seventh Circuit recently issued a decision analyzing whether a profane and...more
In its recent decision in Capitol Specialty Ins. Corp. v. IKO, Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167933 (E.D. Ky. Nov. 26, 2013), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky had occasion to consider...more
This booklet is intended as a basic guide to host liability, which is the potential for personal and corporate liability for injuries sustained by employees, clients and other persons as a result of alcohol intoxication. This...more
Last week, the Texas Supreme Court agreed to hear a suit that could determine whether landowners in the state have a cause of action for trespass when water from underground injection wells migrates onto their property. The...more
There has been a long debate as to whether the proper approach to determining liability in ‘negligent valuation’ cases is to focus on whether the valuer was negligent in (a) the way in which they went about their task (that...more
A man was taken to the hospital in critical condition recently after being pinned under a railroad car in Kansas. It took emergency crews 45 minutes to release the worker from the wheels by using a jack to lift the railcar...more
Florida’s wrongful death statute is theoretically designed to compensate victims and punish the responsible parties. Unfortunately, in a medical malpractice claim, neither of these things may ever be able to happen, even in a...more
If you have been injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, you are entitled to compensation for your damages, such as medical expenses and lost wages. However, even with an experienced lawyer in your...more
Approximately 10,000 to 16,000 babies in the United States are born with cerebral palsy each year. If your child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, here is what you need to know....more
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that food poisoning causes 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths every year. Consumers who suffer foodborne illnesses may be able to bring legal actions against...more
A recent string of high profile explosionshas rocked the nation’s headlines. This includes tragic blasts in Florida, Georgia and Texas. Unfortunately, Hawaii is not immune from this type of danger. In 2011, an explosion in a...more
In our previous post, we discussed common problems for property owners regarding trespass and nuisance. While enforcing your legal rights is always a possibility, litigation is never a desired course....more
After a serious personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one, you need to consult with an attorney. This is not a decision that should be made lightly. Your choice of legal counsel can have a significant effect on the...more
An adult who sustains injuries while trespassing has limited legal recourse because New Jersey premises liability law applies specifically to invitees or others who are on the premises for legal purposes. The law is less...more
In the aftermath of an auto accident, the health of the people involved must be everyone’s primary concern. Those who are injured need immediate medical attention, while law enforcement handles the details of clearing the...more
On 6 November 2013, the Commercial Court handed down its judgment in Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Ltd v Novae Corporate Underwriting Ltd  EWHC 3362 (Comm). Mr Justice Hamblen held that the defendant retrocessionaire...more