civil litigation Archives

When can an online post be considered defamation?

It seems as though people can post just about anything they want on social media and elsewhere on the internet, no matter how vicious and untrue. Public figures like politicians and celebrities are typically the targets of this vitriol, and many accept that it comes with the territory of being a well-known figure. However, any person or business can become the victim of posts that are untrue and pictures and videos that are altered or photoshopped.

Can I appeal my child custody decision?

Whether or not you can appeal your child custody decision depends on the answer to two questions: (1) Did a judge issue a final ruling on your child custody case or did you settle it out of court; and (2) was that decision unlawful or was the lawfulness of your legal process jeopardized for some reason?

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7 billion in talcum powder suit

A St. Louis court has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay almost $4.7 billion after 22 women claimed they developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder-containing products. According to the lead counsel representing the group of women, six of the women died as a result of ovarian cancer caused by asbestos found in Johnson & Johnson's products. The women who died had used Johnson & Johnson products for over 40 years.

The negative effects of mold exposure

When black mold invades a property, it can cause numerous health problems among the people who live and work in the building. Perhaps you and others inside a building or home have coughs that won't go away. It's important to investigate whether black mold could be a problem, and whether you are living or working in a so-called "sick building."

How do criminal cases differ from civil ones?

There are some incidents that can result in more than one legal case. This surprises some people, but this isn't a violation of the double jeopardy law. It is possible to face a criminal charge and a civil charge in connection with one event. A person can also have one type of case and not the other.

How the civil lawsuit process works

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.

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