Tort law
A tort, in common law jurisdictions, is a civil wrong that unfairly causes someone else to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person who commits the tortious act, called a tortfe...
CNN: Going after the other woman (or man)
Attorney Lee Rosen explains the alienation of affections law in effect in seven states.
14 arrested in New Jersey welfare fraud investigation
Nearly 15 people have been arrested in raids over two days in a New Jersey community
THIS IS HUGE!! OBAMA SLUSH FUND SCANDAL UNCOVERED
The Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to activist organizations through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme, according to congressional investigators.
Raw Video: Men Place Card Skimmer on ATM Store Machine!
Watch as three men distract the store clerk and place card (reader) skimmer on ATM Point-of-Sale Machine...
Bridgeport State Rep. Christina Ayala Arrested On 19 Voting Fraud Charges
HARTFORD >> State Rep. Christina “Tita” Ayala, D-Bridgeport, was arrested Friday on 19 voting fraud charges. The arrest warrant affidavit also alleges Ayala provided fabricated evidence to state Elect...
Watch This Teen Illegally Climb Egypt's Great Pyramid
A German tourist illegally scaled Egypt's great pyramid of Giza, in broad daylight. Armed with a Go-Pro 18-year-old Andrej Ciesielski climbed nearly 500 feet to the top of the pyramid. Climbing the py...
Doctors In UK Call For World Medical Association Boycott Of Israel On ‘Medical Torture’ Accusations
Seventy-one doctors in the United Kingdom have joined 343 academics calling for a ban on doctors from Israel and joint projects with Israeli universities, according to the Jerusalem Post.
‘Sociopath’ Neurosurgeon Accused Of Intentionally Botching Operations
"I am ready to leave the love and kindness and goodness and patience that I mix with everything else that I am and become a cold blooded killer.” It was this e-mail, sent on Dec. 11, 2011, that marked...
Big Pharma and Organized Crime — They are More Similar Than You May Think
If you believe pharmaceutical corporations hold the health of the general public in high regard, it’s time to reconsider. The industry is filled with examples of wrongful death, extortion, fraud, corr...
The Law And The Robot
Let’s get hypothetical. Say sometime in the future, a person purchases a household robot. Its functions extend to cleaning services, but it’s capable of learning new ways to clean over time, albeit in...
Researcher Who Spiked Rabbit Blood To Fake HIV Vaccine Results Slapped With Rare Prison Sentence
Dong Pyou Han, a former Iowa State University researcher charged with falsifying HIV vaccine research, says that his troubles all started as an accident. Quickly, it became a multimillion-dollar resea...
Dr. Farid Fata Defrauded Government, Poisoned And Lied To Cancer Patients
Patricia Hester was at work when a co-worker spotted her oncologist on the news. Dr. Farid Fata, a renowned Michigan doctor specializing in cancer, was arrested for fraud. "I was hysterical. I couldn...
Kalief Browder, Jailed For Years Without Trial, Kills Himself
Kalief Browder, the young man who was held for years in a New York jail without a trial, killed himself on Saturday. Browder was the subject of a profile in The New Yorker. He was 16 years old when he...
Criminals Use IRS Website To Steal Data On 104,000 People
A "sophisticated" organized crime syndicate used the IRS website to steal tax forms full of personal financial information on 104,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday. Until recently, the IRS websit...
Verizon Is Paying Up For Stuffing Your Phone Bill With Bogus Charges
If you've ever taken a close look at your phone bill, you may have noticed some suspicious numbers. These additional charges, usually for some add-on service you never requested, have been crammed int...
Enfield Dentist Charged With Criminally Negligent Homicide in Connection With Patient Death
An Enfield dentist has been arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide in connection with the death of a patient in 2014.
Personal injury
Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property.In Anglo-American jurisdictions the term is most commonly used to refer to a type of to...
Defamation
Defamation—also calumny, vilification, and traducement—is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual person, business, product, group, government, religion, or n...
Medical malpractice
Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and c...
Personality rights
The right of publicity, often called personality rights, is the right of an individual to control the commercial use of his or her name, image, likeness, or other unequivocal aspects of one's identity...
Tort reform
Tort reform refers to proposed changes in common law civil justice systems that would reduce tort litigation or damages. Tort actions are civil common law claims first created in the English commonwe...
United States tort law
This article addresses torts in United States law. As such, it covers primarily common law. Moreover, it provides general rules, as individual states all have separate civil codes. There are three gen...
Criminal conversation
At common law, criminal conversation, commonly known as crim. con., is a tort arising from adultery, abolished in many jurisdictions. It is similar to breach of promise, a tort involving a broken enga...
14 arrested in New Jersey welfare fraud investigation
Nearly 15 people have been arrested in raids over two days in a New Jersey community
Offer and acceptance
Offer and acceptance are elements required for the formation of a legally binding contract: the expression of an offer to contract on certain terms by one person (the "offeror") to another person (the...
Loss of use
Loss of use is the inability, due to a tort or other injury to use a body part, animal, equipment, premises, or other property. Law.com defines it as "the inability to use an automobile, premises or ...