Personal Injury Newsletters
Intoxication As a Defense to Negligence
Intoxication is not a defense to negligence. A person who is intoxicated when he commits a negligent act will be held to the same standard as a person who is not intoxicated. The actions of an intoxicated person will not be judged by the standard of a reasonably prudent intoxicated person.
Liability of Air Traffic Controllers
Air traffic controllers are responsible for the flow of air traffic in and around airports. The controllers must be licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The duties of the controllers are set forth in operations manuals that are prepared by the FAA. The controllers must transmit the information that is set forth in the manuals and must take all steps that are necessary for the safety of pilots and passengers.
The Basic Law of Fraud
As a general rule, it is not illegal to say something that is not true. The general rule probably evolved from the fact that, in addition to engaging in intentional deception, human beings can simply be mistaken. It is also true that some false statements do not deceive because they come from sources known to be unreliable. If we do not rely on the mistaken statements of others, they do us no harm.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act – Death Benefits
If a maritime employee’s death was caused by a work related injury, the employee’s widow, widower, or other eligible survivor may recover death benefits under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. The widow, widower, or survivor may also recover funeral expenses of up to $3,000.
Torts in Hockey
Hockey is one of the more dangerous sports in which one can participate. It also involves a risk of injury to spectators at the ice rink. This article addresses the potential recovery by spectators and participants for injuries that they might receive during a game.