There are many reasons why an employee’s firing may be illegal under federal or state law. So even if a court rejects one legal theory proposed by an employee in a subsequent wrongful termination case, another explanation could still provide grounds to proceed. This is why it is important for anyone thinking about suing a […]
Words matter when drafting a legal document. This is especially true for an estate planning document, such as a will or trust, that must be interpreted after you are no longer around to clarify your intentions. And as a recent decision by the Court of Appeals of Maryland illustrates, the context in which you use […]
If you drive with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or greater, you can be charged with a DUI under the laws of every state. But what if your BAC may have been higher when you were tested by police than it was when you were actually driving? According to a recent decision by […]
Many states recognize a distinct personal injury claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED). IIED covers situations where there has been some extreme or outrageous form of emotional abuse.
Anyone who has ever watched Law & Order knows that “you have the right to remain silent” when questioned by police. Furthermore, once a criminal suspect invokes his or her right to an attorney, police must immediately cease any further questioning outside the presence of counsel. These rights are protected by the Fifth Amendment to […]