In most cases, the nanny who works for you to take care of your children when you're not home will be a trusted ally and may even seem like an honorary family member at times. There may be a few instances, however, in which you're unhappy with the nanny and are contemplating legal action against him or her. While you should always call the police if the nanny has done something illegal, such as act in an abusive manner to your children, there are other times that you'll want to stick with civil law. [Read More]
Two Tips For Dealing With Multiple-Jurisdiction Criminal Prosecution
Although the Constitution prohibits courts from prosecuting people for the same crime after they've been acquitted, one exception to this rule is when the commission of the crime spans multiple jurisdictions. Each jurisdiction involved can bring charges against the defendant, which may result in extending time in jail, higher fines, and other consequences. If you find yourself being prosecuted for the same crime in more than one jurisdiction, here are a couple of tips for handling the situation. [Read More]
What To Do When A Fast Food Company Does Not Respond To A Personal Injury Complaint
Over the decades, there have been dozens of complaints against fast food companies regarding some of their very unsafe and injurious food practices and the customers they have hurt. Sadly, these fast food chains do not always respond in a timely manner to requests for compensation for injuries incurred. If you were recently injured by something you ordered from a fast food restaurant, and the corporate people did not even respond to your complaint, here is what you need to do next. [Read More]
Is It True Defendants Can Add Third Parties To Personal Injury Lawsuits?
A strange thing sometimes happens during lawsuits. The plaintiff will file suit against the defendant, but suddenly, a second (or third or fourth) person is added to the proceedings using a legal maneuver called impleader without the plaintiff's prior knowledge or consent. Here's how this comes about and the affect it has on your case. Attempting to Legally Pass the Buck A motion for impleader usually comes about when the defendant in the lawsuit feels a third party is either partially or fully liable for the events that caused the plaintiff's injuries and damages. [Read More]