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Does Homeowners' Insurance Cover Flooding?

By Holly South

The best time to get protection against a flood is before it happens. That means if you keep anything in a basement or live on the ground floor, it's important to have flood insurance. However, many properties that should have flood insurance do not. A flood insurance policy is separate from a standard homeowners insurance policy or renters insurance policy and can cover your home and personal belongings in the event of a flood. Mostly, flood insurance can cover flooding from hurricanes or an extreme amount of rain.

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Can I Sue Plan B for Not Working?

By Steven Ellison, Esq.

Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, women across the country have been stocking up on emergency contraception, commonly known as "Plan B" or the "morning-after pill." Demand has been so high that many retailers, including Amazon, have limited purchases. Which raises a question: What if it doesn't work? Suppose you take Plan B and you still get pregnant — can you sue to hold the manufacturer responsible? Actually, depending on where you live, you can.

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Are Driver-Assistance Cars Safe?

By Richard Dahl

On June 15, a federal agency released the first-ever reports measuring car accidents involving driver-assistance technology. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provided firm numbers —392 accidents involving vehicles with drivers and another 130 with driverless vehicles — over a 10-month period. But instead of providing answers about the safety of the technology, the reports have mostly sown seeds of confusion.

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Do the Police Have an Obligation to Protect You?

By Richard Dahl

The Uvalde, Texas, School District Police Department has received withering criticism for its failure to stop a school gunman who shot and killed 19 children and two teachers. While the shooter was inside two adjoining classrooms, 19 law enforcement officers stood outside for nearly an hour as they waited for tactical equipment to arrive.

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Are Parents Liable for Their Child's Gun Violence?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq.

When 18-year-old Payton Gendron allegedly opened fire in Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, he struck Zaire Goodman in the neck. Fortunately, Goodman survived. Gendron now faces 25 criminal charges, including hate-motivated domestic terrorism, first-degree murder, attempted murder, and murder as a hate crime. He pleaded not guilty.

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New York Shooting Victim Sues Glock Under the State's New 'Public Nuisance' Law

By Richard Dahl

In 2005, the gun industry celebrated a major victory when Congress passed a law giving it broad legal immunity in federal and state courts. That law, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), was a response to a flurry of legal challenges contending that gun makers and sellers should be held accountable when their products are used in crimes. Recent developments, however, show that the public nuisance argument isn't going away anytime soon.

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