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Products Liability

An overview of the law of products liability, including strict liability and common defects…more
| Products Liability

Entrapment

A discussion on the law of entrapment, and how criminal defendants can use the entrapment defense…more
| Criminal Law

Basics of Legal Evidence

A discussion about what is legal evidence, and the threshold that must be met before a piece of evidence can be introduced in court…more
| Business Torts, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Prisoners' Rights

Under the U.S. Constitution, and the laws of both the federal and state governments, prisoners in the United States have certain rights. However, the fact that these rights are recognized to exist doesn’t mean they are always…more
| Civil Rights, Criminal Law

Child Custody and Visitation Basics

A dispute over child custody and visitation can be emotionally devastating, and can destroy any mutual goodwill that a divorcing couple might have left. However, if you make a real effort to keep a clear head, and honestly…more
| Family Law

Drafting a Will

Things to consider when you're drafting your will…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Capacity to Make a Will

In order to make a legally-valid will, there are certain requirements with respect to mental capacity of the person making the will…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Conditional Gifts in Wills

When drafting a will, you cannot place language in the will requiring a person to do something, or refrain from doing something (well, you can, but it will have no legal force). You can, however, encourage conduct by making…more
| Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Punitive Damages

While the civil justice system almost never concerns itself with punishing wrongdoing, instead focusing on compensating victims for harm they suffer, there are some cases where civil courts take it upon themselves to deter…more
| Business Torts, Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Consumer Protection, Personal Injury

The Basics of Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy law allows a person or corporation to discharge or rearrange most of their debt. Filing for bankruptcy is not a "get out of debt free" card, since there are significant costs involved. However, as an option of last…more
| Bankruptcy

Implied Warranties in Rental Properties

When you rent a residential property, it is subject to an "implied warranty of habitability" meaning that the owner of the property is under a duty to ensure that it is fit for human habitation. If a landlord (not the tenant)…more
| Civil Rights, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Felony Murder

When a person is committing a felony, and somebody dies as a result, that person is guilty of murder, regardless of whether or not they intended to cause a death…more
| Criminal Law

Employment Discrimination

You have a right to be protected against discrimination in both public and private employment on the basis of race, religion, sex, and other factors. But it's often difficult to prove that discrimination has taken place…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Right To Counsel

You have a right to the representation of an attorney when you are charged with a crime, regardless of your ability to pay. How is this right applied, and what are some remedies when it's violated?…more
| Civil Rights, Construction Law, Criminal Law

How Bail Works

Bail is a feature of the criminal court system whereby a defendant puts up money as collateral for a promise to show up in court on the appointed dates, allowing him to go free during the trial…more
| Criminal Law
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