State by State Dog Bite Statute Summary

State by State Dog Bite Statute Summary Dog bites are so common that every state has enacted a statute on how to handle them (and animal attacks in general). Before you file suit, make certain to research your state’s dog bite statute. Most states have adopted a strict liability standard in their dog bite statute, […]

Civil Law vs. Criminal Law

Learn the important differences between Civil Law and Criminal Law. Definition and Purpose Civil Law:  Civil Law deals with the disputes between individuals, organizations, or between the two, in which compensation is awarded to the victim.  The purpose of civil law is to help resolve disputes between individuals, organizations, or the government. Criminal Law:  Criminal law is […]

Piercing the Corporate Veil

If you are considering filing a complaint against a corporation or limited liability company, you may want to ask yourself whether you can also name the company’s shareholders, directors or officers as defendants as well. [column size=”1-3″ last=”0″][/column] [column size=”2-3″ last=”1″] Generally, the law encourages business ventures, risk-taking, and entrepreneurial activity by the creation of […]

Jurisdiction: What is it, who has it, and how do you get it?

Types of Jurisdiction Earlier in this article, we introduced the notion of jurisdiction. All courts have two types of jurisdiction: subject matter jurisdiction and personal jurisdiction. Let’s go over how these types of jurisdiction work for federal courts. Subject Matter Jurisdiction Subject matter jurisdiction concerns the area of law over which a court has authority. […]

What is Quantum Meruit?

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What is Small Claims Court?

Small claims courts are courts of limited jurisdiction- meaning that they only handle disputes that don’t involve large amounts of money. Each state has a threshold amount that falls within the jurisdiction of their small claims court- to find out what the amount is in your state, click here. In some cases, a plaintiff must […]

What is a Motion and how do you Make one?

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Discovery Tactics 101

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Is it Relevant?

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Personal Jurisdiction and the Out-of-State Defendent

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Structuring the Complaint

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The Hearsay Rule

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What is Subject Matter Jurisdiction?

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Suing for Breach of Warranty

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Is Your Contract Enforceable?

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