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If you have a dispute to settle with someone, it is for a small amount and you want to settle it with little or no bloodshed... you can do it in small claims court. more...

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When Jennifer Cassetta applied for a trademark for her Manhattan fitness and martial arts center, she was excited about establishing a name for herself. That is, until Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO) got word that her business is called "Health and the City." The cable company thinks Cassetta's proposed name is too close to their hit television series. So, how close is too close? more...

- - Trademarks

We've all heard the one about the woman who spilled scalding coffee and successfully sued McDonald's. But we've also heard reports of burglars suing homeowners after injuring themselves during a robbery. Are they urban legend? You might be surprised, however, by how many of these are true. more...

- - Personal Injury

Small claims court is designed to allow people to bring relatively minor lawsuits before a judge without the high cost of an attorney. Read more to give yourself the best possible chance of prevailing on your claim. more...

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Company-sponsored retreats can be extremely beneficial to a company. They can boost morale, sustain a bond between the employer and employees, and help employees develop a closeness amongst one another. However, what if an employee is injured during one of these fun-filled getaways? Read more to find out when an employer is liable at a company sponsored retreat. more...

- - Employment Law

Pepsi and Coke are battling it out again. This time the dust up is about the carbonated rivals' sports drinks, PepsiCo's Gatorade and Coca-Cola's Powerade Option. Stokely-Van Camp Inc., the PepsiCo subsidiary that owns Gatorade, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court that accused Coca-Cola of false advertising in its ad campaign for the Powerade Option sports drink. more...

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Jimi Hendrix discovered his gift on a $5 acoustic guitar when he was thirteen years old, and despite a lack of formal training and releasing just three albums during his lifetime, he remains one of the most influential musicians of all time. His legendary genius continues through each generation who discovers him. But he also has another, less admirable legacy—a decidedly legal one. more...

- - Celebrity Lawsuits

Even the cancer that was overtaking his body could not convince reggae pioneer Bob Marley to write a will. Marley's Rastafarian faith prohibited a belief in death. Creating a last will and testament simply wasn't an option. Marley's concern for his wife and children drove him to ask his attorney about the consequences of dying without a will. He was told, essentially, that "everything's gonna be all right." No will, no cry? Quite the contrary. more...

- - Celebrity Lawsuits

Generally, one can sue if there is a finger in the soup, whether it occurred from negligence or intent. However, that lawsuit might only hold water if a reasonable person would be caused severe emotional distress, and if that emotional distress is so serious that physical harm results. In the meantime, forget the soup and enjoy a hot bowl of chili. more...

- - Personal Injury

Apart from a few restrictions, almost any dispute can be taken to small claims court, provided the amount of money requested falls within the maximum allowed by state law. Do you have a claim you would like to take to court? Read more to find out about small claims court. more...

- - Small Claims