Court Cases

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

Top Ten Frivolous Lawsuits

We've all heard the one about the woman who spilled scalding coffee and successfully sued McDonald's. We've also heard reports of burglars suing…

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Objection: Hearsay! What Is the Hearsay Rule, and What are the Exceptions to It?

Hearsay evidence is typically inadmissable in legal proceedings, but there are exceptions.

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The Do's and Don'ts of Writing a Demand Letter

A demand letter is your first step toward resolving a small claims dispute.

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Suing in California Small Claims Court: Step-by-Step

Almost any dispute can be taken to small claims court, provided the amount of money requested falls within the maximum allowed by California law.

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Jury Dodgers: What Really Happens if You Ignore Your Jury Summons?

There are serious consequences if you decide to skip out on jury duty.

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Collecting Your Small Claims Judgment

You may have won your small claims case, but now you need to collect.

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Take 'Em to Court: Suing in Small Claims Court

Give yourself the best possible chance of prevailing on your claim in small claims court by understanding the process and being prepared.

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Is an Employer liable for Employee injuries at a Company Retreat?

Company-sponsored retreats can be extremely beneficial to a company. They can boost morale, sustain a bond between the employer and employees, and…

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Are you liable for goods you sell on your website?

Nearly all companies benefit from having an e-commerce Web site. You can usually pay someone to maintain the site, eliminating the time and efforts…

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

In the early 90's song "Pass the Mic," the Beastie Boys used a six second segment from jazz flutist James Newton's composition "Choir" prompting him…

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