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More Mega Cruise Ships On The Way

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The arrival of a mega ship could double a small port's population by adding an entire city of sick people. Moreover, the larger mega cruise ships will, by having more people aboard, increase the passengers' risk of outbreaks of illnesses like the norovirus.

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

Brad Reid | Posted 05.27.2015 | 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.

3 Ways to Protect Your Personal Injury Award or Settlement from Your Divorce

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 04.19.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

What happens to your money from a personal injury award or settlement, when you divorce? The short answer is, "It depends."

Is No One Legally Liable for a Defectively Installed Handicap Accessible Shower Bench?

Brad Reid | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently declined to impose liability on either an independent contractor or a hotel owner when a defectively installed ha...

Woman Sues Employer for Premature Birth

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 08.13.2014 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

A significant shift in the law has just made it more difficult for the injured to get justice in Florida. The change occurred quietly when Florida's Third District Court of Appeal affirmed the dismissal of the personal injury case of Maria Franco Perez, a Miami woman who brought suit against her employer alleging that her stress level at work caused her to give birth 20 weeks early.

Does Florida's Stand Your Ground Law Stand Up In a Personal Injury Case?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law is probably one of the most controversial and volatile pieces of legislation I have seen in my 25 years of legal experience as a practicing attorney in Florida.

Ride Sharing vs. Traditional Taxis: How do Injury Insurance Claims Compare?

Christian Denmon | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Christian Denmon

The reality is that Lyft and Uber provide massive mounts of insurance coverage for passengers personally than the coverage provided by taxi companies. The very same taxi companies leading the campaign claiming that ridesharing companies will leave you without coverage.

In Lawsuit Jungle, Clients Need a 'Bill of Rights'

Sara Warner | Posted 06.07.2014 | DC
Sara Warner

The well-established Los Angeles attorney clearly meant to counter my argument that we need a civil litigation "clients bill of rights," but he was inadvertently proving my key point: most of us have no idea about the "dark side" of civil justice.

An Under-Examined Danger Of Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

You may know that insomnia puts you at greater risk for serious health problems, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. But did you know that insomnia may also increase your risk of injury?

Know Your Child's Legal Rights

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.07.2012 | Parents
Spencer Aronfeld

Here's why you shouldn't sign documents affecting your children's rights to receive compensation for injuries caused by a business without first consulting your family lawyer.

Lessons From the School of Hard Knocks

Don McNay | Posted 03.04.2012 | Small Business
Don McNay

After nearly 30 years of helping people with their money, I figured out long ago that financial issues were rarely about rates of return or asset allocation. Money is usually about emotions. Most of the time, people are using money to buy something that is missing in their lives.

My Doctor Says I'm Not Dead But I Want a Second Opinion

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

When I was growing up, my family relied upon a stable of health care professionals whose idiosyncrasies remain seared into my memory.

Never Stop Suing: The Case of the North Face v. Little Jimmy Winkelmann

Randy Whattoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Randy Whattoff

Early last month, outdoor apparel manufacturer the North Face sued college freshman Jimmy Winkelmann and his company, the South Butt, for selling a line of clothing that parodies that of the North Face.

WATCH: Man Sues After Face Shattered By Ice From Semi

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An Aurora man who lost vision in his left eye after a piece of ice fell from a semi-truck, broke through his window and struck him in the face, filed ...

The Lottery Question

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Everyone has dreams and desires but usually keep them hidden, back in the recesses of their minds. The lottery question gets those dreams and desires out in the open, on the front burner.