A California man has managed to dodge a conviction for carrying concealed weapons because his throwing knives happened to be in his backpack at the time he was nabbed by police.
A Michigan debt collection agency faces potential liability after one of its employees allegedly accused a woman of being a liar in a phone call to collect a $1,600 medical bill.
It’s seems a fair assumption that a driver who attempts to reverse course to avoid a police checkpoint has something to hide.
Friday, the North Carolina Supreme Court made clear that such maneuvering does in fact give rise to reasonable suspicion for police to initiate a traffic stop.
The Washington Supreme Court decided yesterday that the state’s identity theft law criminalizes the theft of a corporation’s identity, just like it does the theft of an individual’s identity.
Massachusetts’ highest court made clear this week that those who file disciplinary complaints against attorneys enjoy the broadest form of immunity from liability for defamation.
Texans may love their dogs, but that doesn’t mean they can sue for the loss of companionship of a mistakenly euthanized family pet.
The Texas Supreme Court made that clear on Friday when it refused to budge from the long-standing rule that pets are classified as property for tort law purposes.
The First Amendment does not protect the identity of hackers to the extent it does other anonymous individuals who publish defamatory material online.
That’s the conclusion reached Friday by a New Jersey appellate court.
A New Jersey court on Thursday overturned a $7.7 million award to a commuter who slipped on wet floor mats at a train station outside New York City, rejecting the notion that the regional transit authority had a heightened duty of care.
Racetrack operators wouldn’t be in business if they couldn’t effectively shield themselves from liability for injuries to their paying customers.
But one Arkansas dragway just learned that, while a release of liability may come in handy when it comes to an engine block flying into the crowd, it doesn’t necessarily bar suits arising from more mundane sorts of mishaps.