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November 2016 Archives

Accidents with Diplomatic Vehicles

Diplomatic immunity is a form of legal immunity that exempts diplomats from lawsuits or prosecution under the host country's laws. The idea is that diplomats require immunity if they are going to serve in "unfriendly" nations or during times of conflict. After all, who would want to serve as a diplomat in a foreign country, knowing they could be imprisoned or executed just for showing up to work?

3 tenant rights you might not have known you had

If you are a tenant in the Big Apple, there are several rights that you have. These rights can vary from city to city and state to state, so it's up to the tenant to know his or her rights and the responsibilities of the landlord. Below, you will find three rights that you have as a tenant:

Car accident splits vehicle in two; drunk driver to blame

When a car crash happens, it has the potential to seriously impact a victim's finances, emotions and physical well-being. In addition to injuries, a car accident may also leave a victim with medical bills, lost wages from missed work, as well as other types of mental and emotional trauma. The aftermath of a serious accident may be overwhelming, but a New York victim does not have to face it alone.

New York apartment complex accident: baby killed, mom injured

Many residents of New York City live in apartments, which are typically either rented or leased from landlords. Although a tenant may be responsible for some aspects of the apartment, all of the communal property of the apartment building falls under the realm of a "premises." If an individual is injured while on the premises of the apartment complex, that individual could be able to file a premises liability claim against the landlord.

$70 Million Award in Baby Powder Case

A St. Louis jury awarded Deborah Giannecchini of California $70 million in her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, finding negligent conduct in the development and advertising of the company's baby powder. Ms. Giannecchini claimed that her prolonged use of the product was the cause of her ovarian cancer.

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