Can You Sue a Business You Never Went Into for Catching COVID-19?
The omicron variant of COVID-19 is rampaging across the country. At the same time, it is apparent that Americans have no appetite for more harsh restrictions and mitigations. In short, that means you have a pretty high chance of catching this if you are frequently out around crowds of people. a recent ruling by a California court in a wrongful death case has businesses in the state and across the country nervous about a potential "never-ending" spiral of liability lawsuits. But some states are taking action to cut back on these lawsuits.Read more about "Can You Sue a Business You Never Went Into for Catching COVID-19?"
When Is a Landlord Liable for Criminal Activity at Their Property?
When criminal activity happens at your apartment building or rental home, it's natural to wonder whether anything could have been done to prevent it from happening. While your landlord probably doesn't live in the building and wasn't involved in the crime, it's still their responsibility. A recent lawsuit in the news tragically illustrates the need for landlords to take security at their properties seriously. Sure, your landlord probably doesn't live in the building and wasn't involved in the crime. But it's still his responsibility. Would your landlord be charged with a crime if there was a break in or robbery in your rented home? Probably not, unless your landlord is the robber. But you could file a civil lawsuit.Read more about "When Is a Landlord Liable for Criminal Activity at Their Property?"
What Your Food Must Legally Tell You
Food labels have made huge improvements in honesty, clarity, and standardized information over the years. In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service required brands to provide more information on their labels. But what do they need to tell you now? And what can marketing and branding still hide?Read more about "What Your Food Must Legally Tell You"
How Much Can I Sue for a Dog Bite?
When it comes to a dog bite case, the dog owners will usually be held liable. This means they need to pay for your medical bills. In some extraordinary circumstances, the dog's owner won't have to cover these bills and might not be found responsible. A dog owner is held responsible (sometimes called strictly liable) for injuries caused by their dog, but it is their homeowner's insurance policy that will actually pay for your medical costs or emergency room visit.Read more about "How Much Can I Sue for a Dog Bite?"
Do You Need a Lawyer for a Workers' Comp Case?
Many people wonder if they need a lawyer to get workers' compensation after a work-related injury or illness. The best answer is: "It depends." If you suffered a minor injury, have a good relationship with your employer, and you understand the workers' comp process, then you may not need an attorney.Read more about "Do You Need a Lawyer for a Workers' Comp Case?"
Plaintiffs Look to D.C.'s 'Lookback Window' to Broaden Boy Scout Sex Abuse Suits
Many adults who try to achieve justice for being sexually abused as children discover too late that they've run out of time to file a claim. In the legal system it's known as a "statue of limitations," and it's at the heart of a novel civil lawsuit that's been filed in Washington, D.C. against the Boy Scouts of America.Read more about "Plaintiffs Look to D.C.'s 'Lookback Window' to Broaden Boy Scout Sex Abuse Suits"
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