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After Filing Dissolution, How Long Does a Divorce Take?

After Filing Dissolution, How Long Does a Divorce Take?
When you've decided to end your marriage or domestic partnership , you may wonder how long it will take for your divorce to become final. In California, there is a six-month waiting period, but it doesn't begin when you file your petition; instead, the clock starts ticking the date you serve your spouse or partner with the petition for divorce. The...
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Types of Defective Product Cases

Types of Defective Product Cases
Product liability law deals with injuries caused by defective products. Product liability lawsuits can fall under a number of different categories, including negligence cases, strict liability cases, and breach of warranty cases. Here is a brief look at the different lawsuit categories that involve product liability:   Negligence Cases In a negligence case, you are obligated to show that the designer, manufacturer, or seller of a defective product should have known that the product could cause injury, and that one or more of these parties failed to take reasonable steps to prevent such injuries. This requires proving that the manufacturers or vendors of a faulty product knew that it was faulty or should have known.   Strict Liability Cases Strict liability cases involve the manufacture and sale of dangerous products. While a strict liability case doesn’t require the injured plaintiff to prove negligence, it does require that there be a...
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Proving Wrongful Death Without an Autopsy

Proving Wrongful Death Without an Autopsy
If you or someone you love has been killed because of another party’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim . However, to prove wrongful death, you’ll need to prove that the negligent party is responsible for the death of your loved one. Further, you will need to prove that your loved one’s death was unnatural and untimely and wouldn’t have occurred without negligence. An autopsy is often helpful in proving wrongful death. But what do you do if you don’t have an autopsy?   Proving Liability in a Wrongful Death Suit One of the most common ways to prove liability in a wrongful death suit is with an autopsy. An autopsy is a medical examination of a dead person with the purpose of determining how he or she died. This evidence of how death occurred can help your attorney piece together the circumstances of your...
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Work-Related Stress Injury Claims

Work-Related Stress Injury Claims
Work-related stress injuries usually occur as the result of repetitive movements on the job and are more common than you might think. Some common physical stress injuries include carpal tunnel , chronic back injuries , and nerve damage. If you have suffered a stress injury as the result of workplace activities, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits that might help you move forward.   Workers Comp for Work-Related Stress Injuries When you perform a specific work activity repeatedly over a long period of time, you’re at risk of a work-related stress injury. In many cases, work-related stress injuries fall under the purview of the workers compensation system. Workers comp will pay you a portion of your average earnings to make up for your lost wages when you must miss time from work to get treatment for a work-related injury, including work-related stress injuries. However, to get workers comp...
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Wrongful Death vs. Manslaughter: What's the Difference?

Wrongful Death vs. Manslaughter: What's the Difference?
If you’ve lost a loved one and believe the death was due to someone’s negligent or deliberate actions, you may have a wrongful death case on your hands. The first thing you must understand is that your loved one’s death can be both manslaughter and wrongful death at the same time. When you hire a wrongful death attorney, he or she will help you understand the differences between the two concepts, but we can start by looking at the definition of each.   Wrongful Death and Manslaughter Defined A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil suit, meaning it takes place in civil court and not in criminal court. This type of lawsuit is filed so a family can recover some of the losses it sustained as a result of a loved one’s death. These losses could be monetary, such as medical bills or funeral costs, or non-monetary, such as the...
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