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"
Is It Legal for Police to Have Sex With Those in Custody?
Two Pennsylvania lawmakers don't think it's right that cops in that state can legally have sex with people in their custody. They're proposing bills to prohibit it. But before you conclude that Pennsylvania is a weird place for letting their police officers do that, consider this: 31 other states also allow it. We're talking consensual sex, mind you. If cops force themselves sexually on those in their custody, they can face criminal charges like anyone else. But the problem here is obvious.Read more about "Is It Legal for Police to Have Sex With Those in Custody?"
Can Video Games Be Addictive? Fortnite Lawsuit Says Yes
We've all heard the confessionals by video game players who sacrificed their jobs, their relationships, or their educations to their gaming obsession. But can video games be truly addictive, like drugs? People who have joined a class-action lawsuit against a game company in Canada say yes. The defendant company, Epic Games, is the creator of Fortnite, an extremely popular third-person shooter game.Read more about "Can Video Games Be Addictive? Fortnite Lawsuit Says Yes"
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