Take a tour through landmark court cases to see how they shaped—or reshaped—the legal landscape.
Health and the City: How close is too close in trademarks?
Jennifer Cassetta was excited to apply for a trademark for her Manhattan fitness and martial arts center. Then HBO got word that her business is…
What are statutes of limitations?
You've been wronged, you're mad, and you know you want to sue. Better yet, you know your case is so well documented, there's no way you won't win.…
Why does sentencing for a guilty verdict take place in a separate proceeding?
When the jury found Scott Peterson guilty of murdering his pregnant wife and their unborn son, the media immediately speculated about his sentence.…
Are you liable for goods you sell on your website?
There are ways to protect your business from potential product liability problems before they happen.
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.
Attractive nuisances: How to avoid liability for dangerously tempting objects
On hot summer days, there are few things more enticing to children than a vacant swimming pool. And this could spell disaster if you haven't taken…
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.
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.
Plea-bargaining in capital murder cases: Is it fair to victims?
Plea-bargaining in capital murder cases saves taxpayers millions in court costs. But, does it provide justice for victims or their families?
The do's and don'ts of writing a demand letter
A demand letter is your first step toward resolving a small claims dispute.