Winning a lawsuit is a great victory. However, after a judgment is obtained at trial, the issue of payment on the judgment still remains. Structured settlements which allow defendants to purchase annuities to pay a judgment in installments over time have become increasingly more common, even in smaller-scale cases under $50,000. This requires that plaintiffs … Continue reading Selling Structured Settlements: Advice from the Expert Roundtable
The conservative majority of the Supreme Court may have ended the upswing in workplace discrimination and retaliation claims after ruling in favor of the employer in two recent Title VII employment retaliation and discrimination cases, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar and Vance v. Ball State University. In the first case, the Supreme … Continue reading The Tide Has Turned for Employees
Parents can save themselves and their children a lot of headaches by understanding legal consequences of incurring medical debt for the treatment of their minor children. If a medical bill for the treatment of a minor child is not paid by the parents, bill collectors sometimes try to collect payment from the children. There is … Continue reading Parents Need to Understand the Legal Consequences of Medical Debt
Both public and private employers need to be aware of employees’ privacy rights in the workplace. A public entity employer must abide by the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. There is also a Constitutional right to privacy, in addition to state common law related to invasion of privacy … Continue reading Employee Privacy: What Employers Need to Know
Whether you are in the process of divorce or are a single parent, a dispute over child custody can be a nerve-wracking challenge for anyone. If you are involved in a custody dispute, you should understand the fundamentals of child custody law. While custody statutes may vary from state to state, you need to be … Continue reading Learn the Basics of Child Custody
Public legal education (PLE), or what in the United States is sometimes called community legal education (CLE), seeks to empower the public with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to successfully resolve their legal problems. Public legal education consists of various types of activities intended to build public awareness and skills related to law and the legal system. Canada … Continue reading What is public legal education?