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Brantley versus Nissan North America: Defective Side Airbags

Sometimes we purchase something that just does not work right. It is the general hope that the defects will be caught by the supplying company before something bad happens, but unfortunately that is not always the case as is illustrated in the Brantley versus Nissan North America case. In this lawsuit, which is a class […]

Monetary Damages in Intellectual Property Cases

In most intellectual property lawsuits (relating to copyrights or trademarks, for example), it is often very difficult for a plaintiff to calculate the exact measure of infringement. Therefore, any damages are normally calculated as a multiple of the price for the use of the property.   Other statutes can set a determined amount for every day […]

Wacky Lawsuits

Today’s world has become a world of people seeking to be rich and people also seeking to never have responsibility for their actions.  This combination has led to some of the most ridiculous lawsuits ever filed.  For those of us who are a bit more responsible, these lawsuits at least offer some entertainment value. Have […]

Different types of businesses in Florida

It seems that so many people are packing up from other states and relocating to Florida.  Many are retirees.  Many are people fed up with the cold and the expense of living where it’s cold.  Once in Florida, how are these people going to earn a living.  Some may want to start their own business.  […]

Florida Labor Laws

Labor laws vary from state to state. There are, however, some federal laws that all states must adhere to.  To learn about some labor laws that are specific to Florida, keep reading. Florida has a minimum wage of $8.05.  That may not sound like very much when compared to the highest minimum wage, which is […]

Workers Compensation and What It Means for the Employee

When a person gets hurt while on the job, there may be grounds for a worker’s compensation claim if the employer can be found at fault. The implications during a worker’s compensation suit can cause issues later on for the victim of the accident. Each state has its own set of worker’s compensation laws and […]

Compensation through Civil Law

A civil lawsuit is filed when a victim or someone harmed emotionally or physically is seeking to be compensated for their pain and suffering. It can also include any damages to their property by the person accused. The accused can be made by the courts to pay back any damages sustained and for compensating the […]

Negligence could be the Cause of Your Personal Injury

Personal injury laws have changed over the years, but one thing has remained steadfast, one of the major causes of personal injury, negligence. Business owners, home owners, and other responsible members of property are liable for any personal injuries that are sustained on their property. Sometimes it might not be clear as to who is […]

Costa Concordia Survivors File Suit in Florida

It has been in the news a lot lately that the sunken cruise ship, Costa Concordia, is being refloated and will head on its final voyage to a scrapyard soon. It was a tragedy that stemmed from a bizarre series of incidents and miscalculations which tragically cost people their lives. But it is a tragedy […]

Is Family Dollar Violating Labor Laws?

Family Dollar is in legal trouble yet again. Fourteen former and current Family Dollar managers have filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming they were forced to work overtime without pay. The company already fighting a reopened lawsuit filed by female managers claiming they were paid less than their male peers is once again under […]

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