Workers’ Compensation for Toxic Tort Claims

A “tort” is defined as behavior that harms an individual, but is not necessarily a criminal act. A toxic tort claim can be brought by an individual who was exposed to and harmed by a toxin due to the conduct of another. Workers’ Compensation and Toxic Torts Workers’ Compensation law compensates workers for harms suffered […]

The Danger of Defective Air Bags

Air bags that are properly manufactured and installed can save lives. However, defectively manufactured air bags can cause undue harm to car occupants, and individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of an air bag defect may have a products liability claim against the automobile manufacturer. Products Liability Claims Based on Defective Air Bags […]

Claims Arising out of Invasion of Privacy

A “tort” may generally be defined as an act deemed wrongful enough that one who suffers injury from it may bring a lawsuit to recover damages. Many torts have their origin in “common law,” which is the body of legal, historical principles and results from actual court cases, often historically developed in England and adopted […]

Stella Liebeck – McDonald’s Coffee Case

Everyone has “heard” of the McDonald’s case and results, but let’s see what you really “know”. No cheating, no research, just go through this and see how you score based on what you “know” as compared to what you think you “heard”. 1. When Stella Liebeck was burned, she was in the: a. driver’s seat […]

Family Car Doctrine: Liability for Vehicle Accidents

In general, people are liable at law only for the results of their own actions. There are, however, exceptions to this rule, such as the liability of an employer for the actions of an employee under certain circumstances. Another exception is the “family car doctrine,” sometimes also called the “family purpose doctrine.” Family Car Doctrine […]