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Emergency Doctrine Does Not Apply to Dog Owner Who Intervened When Family Pet Was Attacked

Well, as summer vacation comes to a close, it’s time to set down my piña colada, fold up my hammock, and get back to work.  Thank goodness the legal industry takes a hiatus during these warmer months so we can all enjoy days on end in the sun with friends and family. 1,085 more words

Contributory Negligence

Composite Negligence and Contributory Negligence – Difference Between

Composite Negligence refers to the negligence on the part of two or more persons. Where a person is injured as a result of negligence on the part of two or more wrongdoers, it is said that the person was injured on account of the composite negligence of those wrongdoers. 155 more words

Civil Law

Balancing interests in Australian cycle helmet laws

One of the issues being considered within the terms of reference of the Australian Senate inquiry into the socio-economic impact of legislation on ‘personal choice and community impacts’ is: 556 more words

Tort

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

Legal Topics

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

Damages

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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