Content Related To 'lawsuits-disputes'

Email Libel & Email Defamation

Lea en español A nasty e-mail written about you by a co-worker could be the basis of a case of defamation, or libel, against that person. Libel occurs when 1) someone makes a false statement of fact in writing, 2) someone else reads the statement, and 3) the statement harms your reputation. In the case […]

Tort Immunity : Immunity From Personal Injury Liability

Lea en español In certain instances, a person or entity may be immune from personal injury liability. One of the most common examples of immunity is sovereign immunity. With sovereign immunity, federal, state and local governments are immune from certain personal injury liability. Many governments, however, have voluntarily waived their immunity from particular types of […]

Partnership Liability for Each Type of Partnership

Lea en español Whether you are personally liable for the acts of other partners depends on what kind of partnership you are in. If you are in a general partnership, you are personally liable for all acts of the other partners. In a limited partnership, which has both general and limited partners, general partners are […]

Class Action Lawsuits

Lea en español What is a Class Action Lawsuit? When you have been hurt because of the wrongful act of another person, you often have to go through a cost-benefit analysis. What’s the potential recovery, and how much will it cost you to get compensation for your losses? If the costs of hiring legal counsel, […]

U.S. Federal Court System

Lea en español The Federal Court System in America The Federal Trial Courts In the federal court system, the trial courts are called U.S. District Courts. The jurisdiction of the federal courts has been established by Congress, consistent with the provisions of the U.S. Constitution. The federal district courts have jurisdiction over cases involving the […]

Appellate Law

Lea en español Appellate law regulates appeals made in court. Typically, all cases are tried in a trial court. The outcome of a case is usually a judgment or a dismissal. If one of the parties involved is not satisfied with the outcome, that party may appeal it. While appellate rules vary from state to […]

Snail's Pace: An Analysis of the Texas Supreme Court's Growing Backlog

by Texas Watch Foundation March 5, 2008 Full report available at Texas Watch, a nonpartisan consumer advocacy organization When individuals, business owners and families turn to the courts to help resolve disputes and mete out justice, they rightfully expect an expeditious, efficient resolution. Sadly, that is hard to come by at the Texas Supreme Court. […]

COMMENTARY: Binding Arbitration Restricts Access to Courts

by Robert A. Schwartz, Attorney at Law July 14, 2007 If a contract had this language in it… Any disputes regarding the provisions of services under this contract or the terms of this contract will be determined by arbitration in Tarrant County, Texas, pursuant to the Texas General Arbitrator Act V.T.C.A., Civil Practice and Remedies […]

Civil Litigation

Lea en español The Differences between Criminal Prosecution and Civil Litigation In the American legal structure, the laws and procedures are generally divided between the criminal justice system and the civil justice system. The factors that distinguish the two different legal paths include: The parties—In a criminal action, the party initiating the process is always […]


Lea en español Arbitration as an Alternative to Litigation Litigation can be a costly enterprise, both in terms of dollars and the amount of time it can take to resolve a legal dispute. Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution that allows parties to more effectively settle legal differences. How Parties Come to Arbitration The […]


Lea en español Mediation as an Alternative to Litigation Often, when you really need to resolve a dispute with a neighbor, employee or family member, the legal process only makes things worse. Mediation is an effective form of alternative dispute resolution, allowing you to work cooperatively to find a mutually beneficial outcome. A few states […]