Monthly Archives: January 2011

Are You For Or Against Tort Reform?

On January 24, 2011, the HEALTH (an acronym for– Help, Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost, Timely, Healthcare) Act of 2011 was introduced in the House to tackle medical liability reform. To oversimplify the Bill’s purpose– it’s to place limits on medical related … Continue reading

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Is It Wise To Scrap The MD Expert In A Negligence Case?

On January 27, 2011, a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts dismissed a case involving a man alleging injuries after an automatic door closed on him as he left a Walmart store. The plaintiff alleged that the faulty door complicated preexisting … Continue reading

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LAWSUIT!™ Won Yet Another Game of the Year Award!

Creative Child Magazine awarded LAWSUIT!™ its 4th “Game of the Year” award for best family educational board game. 

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Can Watching A Reality Show Cause Compensable Damages?

On January 20, 2011, an Appeals Court upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a claim for intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress against Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian-Odom.  The plaintiff alleged that the defendants’ reality television show caused him intense emotional and psychological … Continue reading

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Can A Release Revoke One’s Right to Privacy?

A decision was filed on January 18, 2011, finding a plaintiff lacked a right to privacy (under the 14th Amendment), in his juvenile record, after signing a release form.  In that case, the aforementioned plaintiff enlisted in the Army.  A few months later, his recruiter … Continue reading

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Is It “Negligent Per Se” For A Bicyclist To Ignore A Traffic Law?

Negligence per se exists when a statute protecting the public is violated. A Court of Appeals in Tennessee filed an opinion on January 18, 2011, finding negligence per se existed when a bicyclist failed to obey a stop sign and … Continue reading

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