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Res Ipsa Loquitur: Relieving Plaintiffs of the Burden of Proof

Usually, when someone files a lawsuit, he or she is responsible for proving that the person being sued—known as the defendant or the respondent depending on a few different factors—did something that he or she should not have done, and as a result the person filing the lawsuit—the plaintiff—was harmed in some manner.  The idea […]

Is it Age Discrimination or Simply Lack of Talent?

Is it Age Discrimination or Simply Lack of Talent?

Texan Huong “Junie” Hoang recently sued IMDb for revealing her true age on their site. She claimed they breached their contract by using credit information and third party verification services to uncover her real age for its website under the actress’ profile section. Hoang who is 42 years old, purposely left her age off her profile description because she believes Hollywood casting agents would use her age against her. According to the Screen Actors Guild, who supported Ms. Hoang’s cause, “An actor’s actual age is irrelevant to…..

Why Not Shoveling Saves You from Liability Lawsuits

Here is a story from one of our readers that we felt should be shared. Please enjoy. My sister used to work as a claim adjuster for CVS.  As a claims adjuster, my sister learned a great deal about liability laws and on occasion would share her knowledge.  On one such visit to the family […]

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