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Negligence

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.

Drowned Inmate's Family Sues Puerto Rico Officials

AP | Posted 02.15.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The family of one of eight inmates who drowned last year in Puerto Rico while shackled inside a state van caught in flood wat...

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...

Mark Weinberger Found: American Doctor Accused Of Fraud Located In Italy On Mountain

AP | MARTA FALCONI and CHARLES D. WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ROME — An American doctor on the run for five years as charges of fraud and malpractice mounted against him was arrested as he hid out on a snow...

Judge: Hurricane Katrina Flooding Was Caused By Army Corps Of Engineers' Negligence

AP | CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a navigation channel led to massive...