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Case of the Day - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

STRICTLY SPEAKING

Strict liability statutes, also known as “liability without fault,” occupy the blameless end of the “mens rea” spectrum. Our traditional notions of fair play lead us to believe that people should not be held to blame for injury unless they are somehow at fault, either being negligent, grossly negligent, reckless, or just plain acting with intent to bring about the harm they cause. 1,120 more words

Case of the Day - Monday, April 30, 2018

IF I OWE HIM, YOU OWE ME, AND SOMEONE ELSE PROBABLY OWES YOU…

One of the beauties of American tort law (if we’re even allowed to use that phrase, which is doubtful) is that if you’re a defendant, you often can daisy-chain as many other people or entities to share your pain as your creative lawyer can find. 1,111 more words

Case of the Day - Wednesday, April 11, 2018

LETTING SLEEPING EASEMENTS LIE

A long time in a war far away, everybody was doing all he or she could for the war effort. Buying bonds, working on the home front, soldiers marching, airmen flying, sailors sailing, marines landing… we were all in it together. 1,427 more words

Case of the Day - Monday, February 26, 2018

THINGS ARE SELDOM WHAT THEY SEEM

Buttercup:        Things are seldom what they seem,
                                Skim milk masquerades as cream;
                           Highlows pass as patent leathers;
                                Jackdaws strut in peacock’s feathers.

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Case of the Day - Monday, February 12, 2018

CAREFREE MOBILE HOME LIVING

Texas is a pretty big place. So when Scott, who was selling a little 175-acre spread to Bill and Julie Coales, reserved to himself the right of ingress and egress — basically, a license to used a road through the land — we’re not talking a jungle trail. 1,057 more words

Queen Village homeowners sue HOA over noise violations caused by gated entry

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

Meagan Regina and Matt Iannone, a young millennial couple, were married in 2013, in Philadelphia. Matt is an engineer for the U.S. 2,121 more words

HOA

Case of the Day - Thursday, January 25, 2018

CLIPPING

The Super Bowl will be upon us before we know it, and everyone we know is already excited beyond all reason that the New England Patriots, who haven’t played in the Super Bowl since 12 months ago, are going to face America’s favorite team, the Philadelphia Eagles. 1,208 more words