An overview of the law of products liability, including strict liability and common defects…more
A discussion on the law of entrapment, and how criminal defendants can use the entrapment defense…more
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
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
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
Things to consider when you're drafting your will…more
In order to make a legally-valid will, there are certain requirements with respect to mental capacity of the person making the will…more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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