When discussing the United States judicial system and the various laws, civil penalties, liability, justice, codes, and regulations set forth by the federal government, you tend to get opposing viewpoints on a number of issues that these topics invoke. While
No matter where you are in the world, you're going to find laws that are controversial and, perhaps, downright unjustifiable. This is simply an unavoidable part of existing in the world today and, although societal progress has led to the
In 2017, there was a fatality rate of 5.5 deaths for every 100,000 registered recreational boats (also known as pleasure boats) and sea vessels. Boating accidents can leave you with a serious injury or even prove fatal. More concerning is
Mesothelioma is cancer of the mesothelium, the thin layer of tissue that covers most of your internal organs. It’s caused by exposure to asbestos and usually doesn’t develop in mesothelioma patients until 20 to 50 years after exposure. Treatment, such
Mass tort law is tricky but well worth the fight.
Some companies and businesses breach a basic duty of care against large amounts
of people. These torts can either be intentional or they can be unintentional.
These situations need to be remedied through
Tort law is
civil law regarding when one person violates another. This violation against
another can be physical, pain and suffering, or property damage. These laws
decide if an individual is legally the cause of your accusations. It also
ensures that the plaintiff receives
A class action lawsuit, also known as a class suit, or representative action, was developed in England back in the 13th century. Though class action cases faded out of existence in England, the tradition was kept alive in the United
Car accidents are no fun matter. Even the smallest
collision can cause havoc in your life, whether it’s minor injuries or a hard
hit to your insurance plan. Then there’s the expensive mechanics in your life
to fix your car.
They’re just a
State marijuana laws have changed a lot
since Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize weed in 2012.
Eight other states have since followed their lead and are seeing first-hand the
financial benefits that this booming industry has to offer.
the cannabis industry, cannabis laws are changing quickly across the
country. With some states approving the use of medical marijuana and other
legislating and regulating recreational cannabis, it might seem that things are finally progressing. Federally, however,
marijuana is still considered a
Most people probably assume that Texas
has some of the laxest gun laws in the country but, depending on what data you
look at, it’s actually somewhere in the middle.
Both gun owners and those who advocate restricting access to guns might be
Civil action lawsuits are an important part of civil
law. Filing a civil action lawsuit against a company in court is an attempt to
not only receive compensation for their wrongdoings but it also puts the
company in their place. They have to
Let's face it: no one wants to need a lawyer. But chances are that most people will need a lawyer at least one point in their lives.
Oftentimes, you might need a lawyer and not even know it. Determining when
Unless you're an attorney, most people have no idea when they need a lawyer or what kind they actually need.
There are numerous types of law in the United States. This means there’s at least twice the number of lawyers
It’s no secret that lawyers can be expensive. There are filing fees and an hourly price for an experienced lawyer with good results in the courtroom. This cost can pile up, and before you know it, you’re paying a small
nothing worse than an unethical lawyer or even a distracted lawyer with too big
of a caseload. Unfortunately, there are always a few bad apples in the world of
Having a bad
lawyer and having to deal with incompetence or disorganization can take
some people, a will is all that’s needed to make sure your assets are
distributed according to your wishes after your death. In other situations, an
estate planning attorney is necessary to help figure out the best way to apply
estate tax laws
Power of attorney is a legal document that designates another person to act for you in the event that you are unable to act for yourself. There are several types of power of attorney, and each can be used for
If you have a great idea for a business and you’re not sure where to start, you’re not alone. Coming up with an idea for a business is often the easy part. The forms, paperwork, and legalities involved can be