Pre-injury releases are frequently encountered. However, the validity of such releases are wholly dependent on the quality of the release. Many releases are not worth the paper that they are written on.
A tragic bus accident that left a nine year old boy dead resulted in a lawsuit and trial. A jury in Florida awarded the boy's family an $8.7 million verdict.
A patron injured by a bar brawl allegedly instigated by the bar's bouncer settled her personal injury claim against the bar.
A police department in Kentucky is being sued as a result of one of its officers placing an 8 year old boy and a 6 year old girl in handcuffs at school.
A 2006 confidential settlement between Bill Cosby and Andrea Constand was sealed upon motion. However, Mr. Cosby's attorneys may have neglected to seal Mr. Cosby's deposition taken in that case, which may have created a loophole for the media to obtain a copy of the deposition, even though the case had been sealed.
This case is a great example of why lawsuits are not just about money. The plaintiff in this case is clearly pursuing justice and trying to help future victims.
Apologies are important. This article illustrates the importance of apologies in the context of a lawsuit.
Generally, for every claim a plaintiff may make, a defendant has a defense that would protect the defendant and his actions from liability. One such defense is assumption of the risk.
A Dallas nurse has filed a lawsuit over her contraction of Ebola and her subsequent care. The case brings up some interesting legal principles that will be briefly introduced in this post.
Bad things can result if you choose to ignore a lawsuit. One unfortunate person in Seattle found this out the hard way.