Legal News

Halfway House Attack Raises Concerns Over Security, Healthcare, Oversight

Posted on February 4, 2015

Micheal Allen has hired a lawyer, who plans to sue the Kintock Center, a North Philadelphia halfway house, for systemic problems, including a lack of supervision and security.

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Rules Regarding Unusual Driving Conditions

Posted on December 2, 2009

When the weather or other conditions affect a driver's view of a highway or roadway, the driver has a duty to act with reasonable care under the circumstances. In other words, the driver is required to act with the same degree of care that a reasonable person would have acted under the circumstances.

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Federal Teacher Protection Act - Exceptions

Posted on November 3, 2009

Under the federal Teacher Protection Act (TPA), a school employee may be immune from civil liability when a student is injured as a result of the employee's attempt to discipline or control the student. However, the TPA does not apply under some circumstances.

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Automobile Racing

Posted on October 12, 2009

Automobile racing is an inherently dangerous sport due to the high speeds. Crashes on the track can mean serious injuries or even fatalities to participants as well as spectators, which could lead to negligence actions against the racing facility's owner.

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Trade Libel

Posted on June 2, 2009

If a defendant publishes false statements that injure or disparage a plaintiff's business, he may be liable for trade libel. Trade libel is different from libel because trade libel only applies to a plaintiff's property, whereas libel applies to a plaintiff's reputation.

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