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Watch out for the banana peel

Mar 5, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Bus company isn’t liable for passenger slipping on banana peel that wasn’t there during the driver’s inspection.

You shouldn’t snore in the jury box

Mar 4, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Trial judge didn’t have to have a hearing before dismissing juror for sleeping because the juror was snoring.

Skateboard confiscation was unconstitutional

Mar 3, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Skateboard confiscation was unconstitutional when not taken as instrument of criminal activity

You can’t always be blamed for not avoiding a coconut forcefully thrown from a parade

Mar 2, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

You can’t always be blamed for not avoiding a coconut forcefully thrown from a parade

Building owners were not liable for negligence of plumbers

Feb 27, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Building owners were not liable for negligence of plumbers.

A child’s lie about his age does not make a contract with him enforceable

Feb 26, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

A child’s lie about his age does not make a contract with him enforceable

Polygraph results are generally not admissible in civil proceedings

Feb 25, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Polygraph results are generally not admissible in civil proceedings

Court may not create contract or invent new terms

Feb 24, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Court may not create contract for litigants, nor supply omitted terms while professing to construe the contract.

Officials do not have a crystal ball

Feb 23, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

City, in enforcing ordinance, is not charged with predicting future course of constitutional law.

“Negligence” connotes failure to exercise reasonable care

Feb 20, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

“Negligence” connotes failure to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances.

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