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Personal Injury

Truth and Privilege Defenses to Defamation
Defamation lawsuits are not easy to win because the plaintiff must both prove the difficult elements of his or her case and avoid the many defenses to defamation. This article discusses some of the standard defenses to defamation, including truth and privilege. More...
Claims against the Government
Under the legal doctrine of sovereign immunity, the government cannot be sued without its permission. Sovereign immunity protects the federal government, state and local governments, and government agencies from personal injury lawsuits. However, most governments (including the federal government) have passed laws that waive their sovereign immunity under certain circumstances. More...
Federal Teacher Protection Act -- Exceptions
Under the federal Teacher Protection Act (TPA), a school employee may be immune from civil liability when a student is injured as a result of the employee's attempt to discipline or control the student. However, the TPA does not apply under some circumstances. More...
Rules Regarding Unusual Driving Conditions
When the weather or other conditions affect a driver's view of a highway or roadway, the driver has a duty to act with reasonable care under the circumstances. In other words, the driver is required to act with the same degree of care that a reasonable person would have acted under the circumstances. More...
The Tort Definition Debate
Apart from legislation granting a right to sue for a specific harm, personal injury law generally consists of tort law and the civil procedure for enforcing it. Although tort law is a major kind of law, among many legal scholars there is no generally agreed definition of the word "tort." This article discusses the tort definition debate. More...

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