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One Pleasant and Ten Practical Reasons to Have a Last Will and Testament

About seventy percent of Americans do not have a will. Many procrastinate. They believe they do not have enough assets or they simply do not want to consider their own mortality. If someone has not written a will, one has been written for them. State law determines what happens to the property of someone who […]

The Law of Negligence

Criminal law punishes people for actions that harm all of society. Tort law protects private rights from injuries to individuals. This area of law is also often referred to as personal injury law. A tort is an act that causes harm to another and is either intentional or negligent. Tort claims are based on the […]

The Basic Steps in a Civil Lawsuit: Civil Law Process

Thanks to television dramas and criminal trial news coverage criminal law procedure is familiar to many. How a civil lawsuit proceeds is less well known. Here we are going to learn more about the process and purpose of civil and criminal law differ.  In a criminal case, the government seeks to impose penalties upon an […]