Court Cases

Take a tour through landmark court cases to see how they shaped—or reshaped—the legal landscape.

Criminal Defenses: Excuse and Exculpation Defenses

You're on trial for a crime, but you don't think you should be convicted even though yes, you did commit the crime. Is this possible? Absolutely.

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Conservative Commentator Bill O'Reilly faces sexual harassment charges

The October 14th headline from the New York Daily News shouted "O'REALLY!" to announce charges of sexual harassment against Bill O'Reilly. The…

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Can You Sue over Transmission of a Sexual Disease?

What does the law say about your responsibility?

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Can You Sue an Airline for a Travel Mishap?

Who is responsible when travel plans go awry?

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Can You Sue a Restaurant for Making You Obese?

When it comes to caloric intake, who is really responsible? There is some disagreement on the subject.

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Protecting Your Brand: Luxury Retailers Crack Down

Louis Vuitton and Burberry have both filed trademark infringement cases recently, claiming their brands are being diluted by other companies. What…

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Bloggers Busted By Courts

While we can be thankful that the right to freedom of speech allows us to share our opinions through blogging, we may not have the luxury of doing so…

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Biggest Class Action Lawsuits of 2008

False advertising, slighted employees, and cheated stockholders: We take a look at some of 2008's biggest class action lawsuits.

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Beat A Speeding Ticket: What you need to know

Know your options when it comes to tickets. The next time those flashing lights are meant for you, rest assured that you have more of a defense than…

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Beasties, The Godfather of Funky Soul and Pretty Women: When Does "Sampling" Other Artists' Music Equal Copyright Infringement?

You can protect yourself by compensating the artist through a license. But, how much of someone else's work can you use without a license?

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