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Can I Sue a Restaurant for a Food Allergy?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. | Reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

A recent food allergy lawsuit against Disney highlights how restaurants may be liable for personal injury or wrongful death claims as a result of a customer’s injury or death from a disclosed food allergy. A tragic event occurred in October, 2023 when Kanokporn Tangsuan and her husband ate at…

When Does Gossip Cross the Legal Line?

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

You don't have to be Kristen Bell to get a kick out of gossip. The grapevine has a grip on us all. It serves as an important tool in human societies everywhere for social bonding and the enforcement of norms. Research suggests that gossip is prevalent across genders and plays…

Are Parents Liable for Their Child's Gun Violence?

By Catherine Hodder, Esq. | Last updated on

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.

How to Sue a Hotel for Bed Bugs

By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. | Updated by Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

They're icky. They're itchy. They make you want to burn everything you own. They're bed bugs and if you have them, you're likely miserable to be around. And if you got them from a hotel, you're probably feeling a bit litigious right about now. You want to know whether you can sue a hotel for bed bugs--the bites and the monsters you accidentally brought home. The answer is a resounding "Yes!"--but not everyone will be successful.

The 'Eggshell Plaintiff' Rule

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

The "eggshell plaintiff rule" is a case every American law student studies in the course of learning about liability in battery. For those of you who didn’t have the misfortune of sitting through a semester of tort law, you may happen to encounter this phrase if you have the…

Can You Sue Someone for Giving You an STD?

By Brett Snider, Esq. | Updated by Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

When you find out that you've contracted a sexually transmitted disease (STD), your first thought may be how to get justice on the person you believe is responsible. In many cases, the person who infected you may be as clueless as you were about having an STD. However, based on your state's laws and what your partner may have known, you may be able to sue him or her over an STD infection.

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