Loss of Parental Consortium in Personal Injury Cases

In the words of the Texas Supreme Court, “The loss of a parent’s love, care, companionship and guidance can severely impact a child’s development and have a major influence on a child’s welfare and personality throughout life.” For this reason, some states have recognized a child’s right to recover for loss of parental consortium in […]

Enforcing International Law in the U.S. Under the Alien Tort Claims Act

A tort is a wrongful act, whether intentional or accidental, that causes injury to another. An example of a lawsuit based on tort is one brought to recover damages caused by someone’s negligence, or for assault and battery. On a larger scale, the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) of 1789 allows non-citizens to bring civil […]

Legal Liability for the Acts of Minors

In most states, the age of majority (when a person is recognized by law as an adult), is 18 years of age or older. A “minor” is a person who is under the age of 18. When a minor breaks the law or causes damage or injury to another person, an animal or property, their […]

Product Liability and Gas Explosions

Propane gas tanks may pose a grave danger due to their extreme flammability. Local and state jurisdictions are addressing the problem of fires and explosions caused by propane tanks by taking stronger safety precautions and providing education regarding gas tanks, in order to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by the tanks. Propane […]

Coverage for Losses from Accidents with Uninsured or Underinsured Motorists

Almost every state in the U.S. requires that drivers have liability automobile insurance, although the amount of coverage that is required varies. The sad fact, however, is that many drivers fail or refuse to comply with this insurance requirement. Insurance industry studies indicate that the uninsured motorist population in the U.S. has grown; as many […]