"Doctors, psychiatrists and other health care professionals, and trained counselors - even school counselors - may be liable for someone's suicide. As a practical matter, their liability, if any, depends on the same legal principals as a malpractice case. It requires a showing that:
•The professional owed a duty to the victim to protect him from harm. A doctor-patient relationship can establish the duty
•The professional "breached" or broke that duty
•The breach of...
"Slip and fall, in United States tort law, is a claim or case based on a person slipping (or tripping) and falling. It is a tort, and based on a claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the slip or trip.
Property owners generally have two basic defenses to public liability slip and fall claims:
The first defense is that they were not negligent. For example, the owner may claim that the banana that a patron slipped upon had been...
The eggshell skull rule:
"The doctrine is applied in all areas of torts - intentional torts, negligence, and strict liability cases - as well as in criminal law. There is no requirement of physical contact with the victim - if a trespasser's wrongful presence on the victim's property so terrifies the victim that he has a fatal heart attack, the trespasser will be liable for the damages stemming from his original tort. The foundation for this rule is based primarily on policy grounds. The...
Auto Policies Generally Exclude Race Track Coverage
A race track exclusion will not cover your claim if you crash your car while racing legally or otherwise. Since all states make up their own laws and rules on auto insurance, not all policies cover damages incurred while test-driving your car on a race track. Do not assume that you will be covered by your auto insurance if you have an accident on a race track.
Race car insurance is divided into two general types: participant accidents...
Wow. Once your car has been repossessed, it will most likely be sold in a public or private auction to cover the debt partially or in full. State laws typically provide some requirement that the sale of the repossessed vehicle be conducted in a "commercially reasonable manner". Generally, the expectation is that the sale price obtained is fair for the established market for the vehicle (but the expectation is on the low end), and the method of selling the car was conducted in a commercially...
Case No. 93A326355
In the Matter of the Compromise of Minor's Claim by Richard A. Harris §
Civil Conversion Case Type
Cross-Reference Case Number:
Also Known As
Elizabeth Goff Gonzalez
California State Automobile Assoc
The Case if Worth $50,000 or Less (In Damages) - - Work Efficiently
The Law of Diminishing Returns
Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained
Figure Out What You Want - - What Your Goal Is
Use of Jury Instructions to Focus Your Thinking on What You Need to Prove
Abandon "Loser" Legal or Factual Theories
Tell the Arbitrator, Sooner Rather Than Later, What Remedy or Remedies You Want!
Presentation at the Arbitration Hearing
Treatment of Evidence and Objections
Florida‟s “bad faith” law allows an insured person or someone who has been injured by an insured person to recover damages from an insurer for failing to settle a claim in good faith when the insurer could and should have done so. Florida has had bad faith remedies in place through the common law and statute for many years, targeted at protecting insurance consumers from unfair practices on the part of insurers. Some experts argue that Florida‟s bad faith law is an effective check on insurance...
Generally: "Claims should be filed both with the Register of Wills or with the personal representative. The personal representative is under the obligation to seek out and take
care of estate bills. However, there is no penalty for not actively looking for
creditors. The onus is on the creditors to protect their debt by filing a claim.
The personal representative can pay claims against the estate if they
are considered valid and can decide not to pay certain claims if they are