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Combating Comparative Fault for an Unhelmeted Cyclist

The following is a guest blog post by Michelle Weiss, an attorney with Bay Area Bicycle Law, the only firm in Northern California that exclusively represents cyclists. 671 more words

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The case of the demolished Robot Wars arena

Another interesting case came before the High Court in January 2010. It took up four days. It bears similarities to the case of the destroyed art… 1,120 more words

Legal Cases

Winter Weather Wisdom: Help Yourself

With the winter weather we are seeing across North Carolina today there are bound to be accidents and incidents.  Here is hoping that you are not somehow negatively impacted by the storm or any remnants thereof. 78 more words

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Asbestos lung cancer victims who smoked may see claim values reduce

Insurers have been told they could demand up to a 10% contributory negligence bump from asbestos sufferers who were also habitual smokers, after a judge charged one claimant 30% for lighting up. 645 more words

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Legal Matters: Contributory Negligence

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY)- Attorney Paul Hernandez from Kalfus & Nachman joined us on the show today to discuss contributory negligence and what you need to know if you are involved in a car accident. 32 more words

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Contributory Negligence and Comparative Responsibility

Contributory negligence is an affirmative defense and often a mirror image of the claim of negligence against the defendant. To establish contributory negligence, a defendant generally has to meet all four elements of negligence (duty, breach, causation, damages) in the same way the plaintiff does. 181 more words

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