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Arnold Black Stood Up for His Own Injustices and Won

There are always reported cases of injustice or outright abuse in the media, but there aren’t quite as many cases that involve police officers specifically. According to the NY Daily news, Arnold Black sued the East Cleveland police force over a horrifying incident that happened to him, and he won big with a payout totaling […]

Going Bananas at Black Lives Matter Protest

A group of college students joined in protest September 27th by East Tennessee State University to show support for the black lives matter movement. Shortly after protesting began, an unpredictable disturbance made itself known in the form of a college boy wielding a stuffed banana. The young man was wearing a furry gorilla mask, a […]

Hackers Breach Voting System

With voting season just around the corner, trouble seems to be lurking in the air. The FBI is investigating individuals who have attempted to hack into the voter registration system in not 1, but over a dozen states. With the right software, hacking can be surprisingly easy; so easy in fact, that the culprits haven’t […]

The Historic Civil Law Suit Against George W. Bush is Set in California

Saleh v. Bush has been ongoing, with many papers that have been handed back and forth on the case, from both parties. Currently, the latest to go into the judge’s hands in the Ninth Circuit Court was the Chilcot Report. This is hopefully going to cut back on any problems that Bush may be facing, […]

Groups are Meeting Across the Country to Study Civil Legal Services

In order to make civil legal services more affordable and available to their clients, many of the legal professionals throughout numerous states, including Wisconsin are coming together to brainstorm different ways that they can make this possible for their residents. This is going to be the first time that many of these professionals have thought […]

It’s the 35th Anniversary for NH Bank’s Support of Civil Legal Aid

New Hampshire’s Legal Assistance has received more than $500K in funds in the past year to help more than 7,000 people. This civil legal aid is what is going to keep the communities thriving throughout many of the hardships that they’ve faced in their lifetimes. With the help of these legal aid services, the state […]

The Civil Side of a Criminal Wrongdoing

When someone commits a crime, we typically think about what they could be facing in terms of criminal consequences: probation, imprisonment, and perhaps a fine.  However, there is an entirely other side of the coin, and that has to do with the civil liability they may be facing. Criminal vs. Civil liability: similarities and differences […]

Getting Hurt by a Product Can End up in Civil Court

You purchase a product with the grand idea that it is going to make your life better in some way, shape or form. But what happens when that purchased product ends up hurting you or does not deliver as promised? Are you able to get financial compensation for the damages that you suffered or the […]

Lose A Criminal Case but Win a Civil Trial

You’ve been wronged.  Your first instinct is to sue the person.  How do you know whether you should file a criminal case or a civil one? Many times, these days, even though you may lose in a criminal trial, there is the possibility that you could win in the civil trial.  How is that possible? […]

Different Types of Civil Law Cases

In the United States for a civil lawsuit, a person has to be found to be guilty without any doubt to be convicted.  Civil law encompasses many different types of cases.  It can be confusing at times so understanding what kind of cases are considered to be civil will help you know whether you have […]

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