Litigation

Explore high-profile lawsuits, and learn more about suing someone—or what to do when you get sued yourself.

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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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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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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Donald Trump's Casino Company Files Third Bankruptcy

How do you distance yourself when a company that shares your name files bankruptcy for the third time? Quit.

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OJ's Dream Team: Ten Years Later

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn't heard of the OJ Simpson trial. The case has become so enmeshed in public consciousness that…

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What Kind of Power Does The UN Wield Internationally?

Although the roles and regulations of the UN are constantly challenged, the UN is currently the only forum where nations from all over the world can…

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Hey Borat! Not Everyone's In on the Joke

Although Sacha Baron Cohen's new blockbuster comedy, Borat, received lots of laughs from American audiences, not everyone has found the movie funny--…

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April Fools! It's No Joke When Silly Pranks Turn into Serious Lawsuits

Although its origins are unclear, the celebration of April Fools' Day on April 1 has been around for centuries. While pranks, practical jokes, and…

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Island Nations may sue U.S. over Climate Change

The recent tsunami claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and caused billions of dollars in damage. But even after the cleanup is complete, many…

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