Car Accidents & Soft Tissue Injuries
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Car Accidents & Soft Tissue Injuries

Every day millions of Americans get behind the wheel of a car. And millions more ride along as passengers. With so many vehicles on the road, it is no surprise that accidents are a common occurrence in the United States. While some collisions involve major impacts and severe injuries, other less serious accidents can still…

The Jones Act — Definition of a Seaman
201806.20
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The Jones Act — Definition of a Seaman

The Jones Act — Definition of a Seaman Definition of a Seaman The Jones Act applies only to a “seaman” who is injured while working aboard a vessel in navigable waters. In order to be a “seaman” within the meaning of the Jones Act, the worker must meet certain requirements: (1) the worker must have…

The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act
201806.20
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The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act

The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act What is the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act? The Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act is a federal law designed to encourage the donation of food and grocery products to nonprofit organizations by limiting the legal liability of donors. The Act is named after…

Punitive Damages
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Punitive Damages

Punitive Damages Apart from legislation granting a right to sue for a specific harm, personal injury law generally consists of tort law and the civil procedure for enforcing it. One of the purposes of tort law is to provide compensation for damages. This article discusses punitive damages. Malicious, Wanton, or Willful Conduct Punitive damages are…

Liability of an Airline Passenger for Providing Medical Assistance to Another Passenger
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Liability of an Airline Passenger for Providing Medical Assistance to Another Passenger

Liability of an Airline Passenger for Providing Medical Assistance to Another Passenger Generally, an airline passenger is not legally liable for the consequences of providing medical assistance to another passenger. The federal Aviation Medical Assistance Act of 1998 provides that a person is not liable for providing or attempting to provide assistance in the case…

Invasion of Privacy–Intrusion
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Invasion of Privacy–Intrusion

Invasion of Privacy –Intrusion -The law provides everyone with some basic rights to privacy. Privacy is the general right to be left alone and free from unwanted publicity. Unreasonable invasion of one’s privacy can cause harm. There are four well-established lawsuits for invasion of privacy: appropriation; false light; intrusion; and disclosure. In most states, the…