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December 27, 2013

WHAT ABOUT DAD?

It is inevitable, in a nation of laws, that Courts should become involved in those highly emotional matters of life and love and family fights.  This […]
December 24, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas to all those who celebrate it – and a merry day off to those who do not. And as you celebrate, we urge only […]
December 12, 2013

CLEARLY ESTABLISHED RIGHTS

A police officer may only be sued for violating someone’s constitutional rights if those rights are “clearly established” under the law.  (For those who are interested, […]
December 9, 2013

BLAME THE PONIES

Last week, in our weekly diversion from heavier topics, we tried to “blame the dog” for a bad shipment of garlic.  Today, we blame the ponies […]
December 5, 2013

WHAT CAN YOU PROVE

Hollywood portrays many aspects of litigation incorrectly.  This is less of a criticism than it might sound like.  It is natural that the needs for drama and […]
December 2, 2013

NOT BATTING 1.000

Over the last few months, I have posted a fair share of entries on the endless stream of regulations that Washington’s administrative agencies tend to promulgate, and the […]
November 28, 2013

BLAME THE DOG

That solution was not available to a court having to decide whether the crop itself, or the condition under which it was stored aboard the cargo […]
November 25, 2013

CORPORATE WITNESSES

It never feels nice to be sued.  If you head a company, come time to have the corporation’s deposition taken, chances are that the other side […]
November 22, 2013

PRIVACY IN ONE’S YARD

The concept of reasonable expectation of privacy is often more complicated than it appears.  There are reams of cases involving the constitutionality of police observations from […]
November 20, 2013

REASONABLE FEAR

Unemployment compensation is reserved for employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own.  This is most often understood to mean those who are fired but did […]
November 17, 2013

TO LIEN OR NOT TO LIEN

Florida has powerful lien laws for most people working on a home – most, but not all, or at least not for all of their work.  […]
November 14, 2013

HOOD OF A CAR

A pedestrian is hit by a car.  She is thrown onto the hood of the offending vehicle.  Liability is established.  While the story does not say, we […]