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Holiday shopping is done at your own risk

Dec 19, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

It’s not the store’s fault if you trip over a clothing rack that is partly on the carpet and partly on the tile floor.

“Night” Is the Time Between Sunset and Sunrise

Dec 18, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

“After dark” means “night”

It’s a bad day when you cut down a tree and it lands on a truck

Dec 17, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

A worker hired to fell trees is negligent if one he cuts falls on someone else’s truck.

Lamp oil sold in Vermont should be winter-proof

Dec 16, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Lamp oil sold in Vermont should be winter-proof

First Amendment loses none of its awesome force when taken to campuses of America.

Dec 15, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Student does not abandon constitutional rights upon registration in college

Ski area operator not responsible for mutations of nature

Dec 12, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Under Vermont law, ski area operator is not charged with duty of preventing “mutations of nature” such as dense fog at mountaintop.

If you are going to shovel snow, do it right

Dec 11, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

If you are going to shovel snow, do it right

Basics of the Florida Baker Act: Examples and Tips

Dec 10, 2014 By: George F. Indest, III

In this final installment, we look at some examples of Baker Act cases, as well as some tips for attorneys.

Downhill skiing is not the same thing as a circus

Dec 10, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

“The greatest snow on Earth” didn’t dilute circus’ “The greatest show on Earth” trademark.

Patent must be more than the sum of its parts

Dec 9, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Combination of old parts or elements must perform or produce new and different function or operation than that previously performed or produced by them

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