Many times, shoplifting is viewed as the least serious of theft or stealing crimes. It certainly doesn't sound as impressive as credit card theft or auto theft. In Missouri, however, there are certain factors than can take a shoplifting charge from a misdemeanor to a felony.
Slip & Fall accident claims may sound fairly straightforward: you fell down on someone else's property, got injured, and need compensation to pay for medical expenses and missed wages. However, there there is a lot more to producing a successful personal injury claim and getting the compensation you deserve.
Through a divorce, it is common for the court to order that one spouse pay spousal maintenance (formerly known as alimony) to the other. These maintenance payments are often a requirement for the receiving spouse to continue living his or her current quality of life. So if they spouse required to make payments stops paying, what can be done to enforce the maintenance order?
What duty does a landlord owe to residents to make an apartment complex safe under premises liability law? The Florida Supreme Court recently answered that property owners cannot ignore security issues, finding an apartment owner liable for negligence for failure to repair the security gate of a gated apartment complex
Washington, DC: A plaintiff who suffered a back and neck injury at the hands of a drunk driver and spent most of his neck injury compensation money on legal fees and care for himself and his young daughter has successfully petitioned to have the US Supreme Court decide if he needs to pay back more than $120,000 to his benefits plan.
Debt Collector Harassment Can Take Many Forms
Washington, DC: Lest anyone make a consumer feel like a second-class citizen for having debt, remember that well-managed debt makes the world go round and the term “debtor” is nothing to be ashamed of. And even in the face of unavoidable circumstances, were a consumer to miss a payment or two, there are certain rules a debt collector must follow in order to pursue that debt within the letter of the law, in order to avoid harassment and unfair practices. Otherwise, a debt collector lawsuit is justified.