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What is Res Ipsa Loquitor?

Real-life is not like the courtroom dramas you see on television. Sometimes, the facts of a case do not fall into place neatly. For example, in a personal injury case, causation can be a challenge to prove. The legal doctrine of res ipsa loquitor creates a rebuttable presumption that the defendant must...

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Guide to the Assumption of Risk Doctrine

Sometimes a defendant will raise the defense of “assumption of risk” to try to avoid liability when their negligence injures someone. California law can bar a plaintiff from recovering money damages in some situations under this doctrine, but it depends on the circumstances.

Assumption of the risk is a...

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How a Back Injury Affects Your Life

Many people get back injuries in car accidents, on the job, in slip and fall accidents, and by other means. Those who have never hurt their back before might not appreciate how a back injury affects your life. Having a slipped disc, fractured vertebrae, strained muscle, spinal cord damage, or another back...

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Can You Sue if Harmed by a Weight-Loss Drug

Many weight loss pills make extraordinary claims about their effectiveness, but even if they work as well as promised, they might cause harm in the process. If you suffered an injury because of a medication or supplement advertised as a weight loss product, you might be wondering if you have any legal...

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