As you may already be aware, civil cases are often brought by a single individual or company against either another person, business or government entity. A large portion of civil lawsuits that are brought center around collecting on a debt, damage to one's property or person, a contract being violated or a divorce.
Two men who were fired from the Department of Economic Security have filed a libel suit against the Department of Public Safety. One is the former director and the other is the former security chief of the agency.
Many people utilize social media to figure out whether to go to a particular business. The most popular of these review sites is Yelp. Every month, the site sees about 142 million unique users post reviews for restaurants, gyms, retail shops and more.
Being a nuisance is more than just being annoying, and it's against the law. In fact, "The Law of Nuisance" is an ancient legal concept derived from the old English court system. The doctrine shows up frequently in disputes between neighbors.
Your reputation may seem like it doesn't carry too much weight — that is, until someone else says something to tarnish it. It is difficult to know how to respond when someone is dragging your name through the mud, because some types of response will only make matters worse, while doing nothing at all is usually not helpful either. If you have concerns about defending your name, you can consult with an attorney to determine whether your circumstances justify a libel or defamation suit.
How far can you allow a negative or "attack ad" campaign to go before it begins to hinder a fair election? At what point does "selective truth telling" become defamation?
Have you ever wondered what a tort is? It is a commonly used term in the legal world that not many people truly understand. A tort is defined as a personal injury that was the cause of a civil mistake, not a criminal wrongdoing. Here is a brief explanation of what qualifies as a tort in Arizona.
We all have a reputation, and most of us rely economically on having a good one. For example, it doesn't matter if you're a dishwasher or a corporate executive. If someone says something untrue about you -- particularly if it paints you in a bad light or makes you look like a bad person -- you could lose your job. Because defamation has the power to destroy your life and your career, it's unlawful.
As any business owner knows, contracts are an essential part of the successful operation of a company. With contracts, parties can attempt to erase any ambiguity associated with doing business together.