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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.

Court should not decide based on only half a statute

Feb 19, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

In interpreting statute, court must examine structure of statute as a whole.

Essential elements of tort are legal wrong and damages foreseeably resulting therefrom

Feb 18, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

379 Torts 379I In General 379k106 Nature and elements of torts in general Essential elements of tort are legal wrong and damages

Why joint ventures fail

Feb 17, 2015 By: Jeremy Byellin

Joint ventures are a popular, but risky, strategy for expanding business activities, so it’s important to understand joint ventures fail.

Attorneys are subject to Supreme Court oversight

Feb 17, 2015 By: Legal Solutions

Attorneys are subject to the oversight of their state supreme court.

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