When medical malpractice by a hospital doctor results in the death of your loved one, your first thought may be to sue the medical facility for damages. As strange as it may sound, however, the hospital may not be liable for the doctor's actions. Here's more information about this issue. Hospitals are Only Responsible for Employees Through a legal concept called vicarious liability, hospitals can be held responsible for the actions of their employees. [Read More]
3 Ways A Lawyer Can Help You When Starting A New Business
When you decide to start your own business, it is imperative for you to hire a lawyer to help you with all the legal matters relating to business ownership. This can require several key steps, but these will depend on the type of business structure you use. Here are three main issues a lawyer will discuss with you to help you protect yourself in your new venture. Liability Protection One of the most important aspects of starting a business is protecting yourself and your investment from liability issues. [Read More]
What Should You Do If Your State Refuses To Abide By The Marriage Equality Ruling?
June's historic Supreme Court decision made marriage equality the law of the land -- allowing same-sex couples throughout the U.S. to legally enter into marriage and overturning or voiding the provisions of state laws prohibiting this practice. However, several jurisdictions are not taking this ruling lying down and are scrambling for ways to refuse to issue marriage licenses to or solemnize marriages of same-sex couples. What are your options if your local clerk or court refuses to abide by this ruling and issue a marriage license for you and your partner? [Read More]