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When Are Ski Resorts Liable for Ski and Snowboard Injuries?

Skiers and snowboarders who take lessons and exercise reasonable caution can enjoy their sport without undue risk of injury. Still, any high-speed sport can be dangerous. To some, the danger is part of the thrill. So when an injury occurs, are skiers and snowboarders by default responsible for their own injuries because the sport is, by nature, dangerous? Or are ski resorts sometimes responsible for injuries, and when?

Skiers and snowboarders who take lessons and exercise reason...

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Screenwriter Beats Defamation Lawsuit by Former Lover

A judge has dismissed "libel in fiction" claims brought against Carroll Cartwright, co-writer of the film "What Maisie Knew," by his former romantic partner, Ronee Sue Blakely. Blakley alleged that Cartwright modeled the mother in that film after her and then proceeded to falsely and maliciously portray the mother as uncaring and selfish.

A judge has dismissed "libel in fiction" claims brought agai...

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World Wrestling Entertainment Doctor Sues Punk and Cabana for Defamation

Former World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar CM Punk and wrestler/podcaster Colt Cabana were served with a cold dose of reality last February in the form of a defamation lawsuit filed by WWE ringside doctor Christopher Amann. The lawsuit arises from a series of allegations made by Punk on Cabana's popular Art of Wrestling podcast over Thanksgiving weekend last year.

Former World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar CM Punk and w...

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Artist or Peeping Tom? When is a Photo an Invasion of Privacy?

Starting in 2012, artist Arne Svenson took pictures of his New York City neighbors, "surreptitiously, hiding himself in the shadows of his darkened apartment," according to the court. A New York state appeals court ruled that an artist who used a telephoto lens to photograph a family in their glass-wall apartment was not liable for invasion of privacy.

Starting in 2012, artist Arne Svenson took pictures of his N...

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Monster Beverage Sued For Wrongful Death of 14-Year-Old

Parents of 14-year-old Anais Fournier have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in California against Monster Beverage Corp., the maker of popular energy drinks.

Parents of 14-year-old Anais Fournier have filed a wrongful ...

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Fan Injuries at Football Games Raise Questions About Stadium Liability

Fan injuries at sporting events are uncommon, but recently alcohol induced accidents have left two young fans dead and a third injured. As the details of these incidents emerge, stadiums could face legal responsibility and be forced to increase safety measures.

Fan injuries at sporting events are uncommon, but recently a...

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Widespread Toilet Recall Makes for Interesting Legal Case

Recently, toilet manufacturer Flushmate has had several of its toilets recalled for problems that have caused hundreds of cases of leaks or explosions. The company now faces at least one products liability lawsuit, with the potential for more on the way.

Recently, toilet manufacturer Flushmate has had several of i...

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