Viable Cause of Action for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

Viable Cause of Action for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

The tort cause of action, “negligent infliction of emotional distress,” while available in just about all jurisdictions in the United States, has several restraints and limitations in bringing about this particular cause of action in many jurisdictions. Negligent infliction of emotional distress, as opposed to “intentional infliction of emotional distress,” requires different premises in order […]

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Who Recovers for Injuries and Damages as a Result of a Trespass?

Who Recovers for Injuries and Damages as a Result of a Trespass?

The intentional entering of the property of another who has exclusive right to possession of that property is a trespass. It goes without saying that the trespasser must not have had the permission of the property owner (i.e., the individual must not be an invitee or a licensee), and his presence on the property must […]

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Hunting and Trespassing Laws for Your State

Hunting and Trespassing Laws for Your State

All jurisdictions (cities, counties, and states) have specific laws regarding hunting and trespass. Local law enforcement is required to enforce these laws. In 40 states there are wildlife management agencies in place that have wildlife officials who are given authority to enforce hunter trespass laws on private property. There are 22 states that do not […]

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How is Criminal Negligence Different From Civil Negligence?

How is Criminal Negligence Different From Civil Negligence?

The difference between criminal negligence and civil negligence is one of “risks.” What is the risks attendant on the behavior of the actor, and how serious are the consequences of such behavior? Civil Negligence and the Duty of Care Tort or civil negligence is the failure of one person to act with “reasonable” care in […]

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Warning Signs of Potential Injury

Warning Signs of Potential Injury

How much warning is enough to prevent injury? Businesses and property owners alike display warning signs on their premises to alert anyone entering the property to beware of certain potential dangers. But if you are either an invitee, licensee, or trespasser on the property, and you are, in fact, injured by the very thing the […]

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Unsafe Driving Leads to Auto Accidents

Unsafe Driving Leads to Auto Accidents

Driving an automobile on the highways in any city of the United States has been made safer as a result of special features added to the automobiles by auto manufacturers. Such things as front wheel drive, air bags, and seat belts have been added to cars sold in America to lessen the possibility of severe […]

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Auto Insurance, “No-Fault” vs. “At-Fault

Auto Insurance, “No-Fault” vs. “At-Fault

Automobile insurance is mandatory in most jurisdictions in the United States. It is designed to provide coverage for the risk of financial liability as a result of an auto accident. The states that do not require a motorist to carry car insurance are Virginia, New Hampshire, and Mississippi. Virginians that do not have auto insurance […]

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Despite Best Efforts, is the Crime Rate Increasing?

Despite Best Efforts, is the Crime Rate Increasing?

Watching the news and listening to the latest report on mass shootings, murder suicide crimes, violent gang wars, drug related killings, criminal child abuse and murder, we tend to wonder if this country is spiraling downward into an abyss of anarchy and chaos. We have criminals taking over communities and waging war against law enforcement. […]

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Three Cities Plagued by Violent Crime

Three Cities Plagued by Violent Crime

New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles were in a dead heat for the most ignominious title imaginable: the number one most violent crime city in the nation. Chicago, however, outpaced both New York and Los Angeles, despite having a population smaller than both cities, and is currently undefeated with respect to the number of […]

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