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Lawsuits against Walmart are very common. One example was a slip-and-fall in Memorial, Texas.
You can sue for invasion of privacy. But the concept is tricky. It’s neither in the Constitution nor in most states’ laws, but is mostly a matter of judgment and precedent.
Wrongful death is a civil rather than a criminal concept. The person(s) “damaged” is not the deceased, but rather the survivors who may be entitled to monetary compensation for their loss.
In a closely watched case in Florida, a homeowner is contending that his mortgage should be considered unenforceable because its assignment was fraudulent.
If your catered event is a disaster and it’s the caterer’s fault, then yes, you can sue the caterer. There are specific things that you should watch out for and document in order to improve your chances of prevailing in court.
It is possible to sue the police department if you are bitten by a police dog – even if you are a police officer yourself.
The media are full of stories about people winning big settlements in lawsuits, especially personal injury. But plaintiffs don’t always win; and the losses can be very unpleasant.
The procedure to sue a company is much the same as suing an individual. But beware: corporations usually have excellent lawyers at their disposal, and will often fight hard even against small lawsuits so as not to be seen as “easy targets.”
Sure, you can sue McDonald’s. Hundreds have, including the infamous “coffee spill case.” Experience shows however that Ronald doesn’t roll over easily. Expect a fight!
Defamation – falsely claiming negative things about you – can be in either written or image form (called libel) or in spoken form (called slander). And yes, either way, you can sue for damages.