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A Brief Introduction to Commercial Truck Accident Litigation

Brad Reid | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Commercial truck traffic accident litigation has several unique aspects beyond the basic "what happened" that is true of all traffic accidents. There ...

Is the Legal Doctrine of 'Res Ipsa Loquitur' Losing Its Voice?

Brad Reid | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Typically an individual suing another person for injuries must prove exactly what was improper (negligent) about the defendant's conduct. However, in some situations the law shifts the requirement to the defendant to demonstrate that she or he did act properly.

Assumption of the Risk at the Ballpark

Brad Reid | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports
Brad Reid

What risks does a baseball spectator assume at the ballpark?

Why Ignoring the NIST Framework Could Cost You

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Scott J. Shackelford

As courts begin to shape a cybersecurity duty of care in this "new era," the NIST Framework could be used to determine whether a company's duty has been successfully met.

Pay Attention to Rep. Leslie Combs: She's Right

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

Rep. Leslie Combs, as the news reports, 'accidentally fired her handgun in her Capitol Annex office Tuesday...' Part of her initial response has rightly caused anger and outrage. In her words, 'Like I said, I am a gun owner... it happens.' Exactly. And too often.

Traffic Accident Caused By Act of God

Brad Reid | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

An "Act of God" occurs naturally without human activity. It is frequently associated with violent weather events but may include unexpected medical conditions. The key to successfully asserting the defense is a factual determination that the event was unforeseen and could not be prepared for or mitigated by human activity.

Winter's Coming -- How to Prepare Your Business to Help Prevent Slip Fall Accidents

Kiernan Hopkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kiernan Hopkins

If a customer slips and falls in a store or parking lot, they may have a legal case. In most cases, it is situation-based. Often times, if the store did everything they could to prevent the slip, they can avoid some legal claims. Most lawsuits form out of negligence.

The Terminology of Recent 'Slip and Fall' Cases

Brad Reid | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

What these slip and fall case terms illustrate are the numerous disputes surrounding the grant or denial of summary judgment.

When Is a Business Liable for Outsider Violence on Its Premises?

Brad Reid | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Brad Reid

While a business has no general duty to control the conduct of outsiders, it cannot ignore danger. It must act appropriately based upon what it knows.

Reasonable Lunacy: At What Age Would You Let Your Child...

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.10.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Here are a number of judgment calls that parents make every day. There are no laws -- just your best, most educated, guess. I'm betting that the range of answers will mirror the "it all depends on everything" reality of parenting.

Life & a Cheap Death at Wal-Mart

Al Norman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business
Al Norman

An everyday low price for a life -- from the company that made its fortune on cheap imported products -- like the labor of Romulo de Oliveira Santos.

Swiss Banker's Reaction to U.S. Treasury Hiding A.I.G. Loss

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan are being subsidized by the Federal Reserve. Why can't the Fed instead subsidize Americans who want a job? How stupid do they think the American taxpayer is?

New Evidence Strengthens Wall Street Suit

Barbara Ann Radnofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ann Radnofsky

The Goldman announcement of mistake and corrective measures are excellent new evidence of negligence, apart from the fraud we allege in my proposed St...