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ICE Officials Imprison U.S. Citizen

Ever since Donald Trump’s inauguration, there have been many articles about U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In one case, Rony Chavez Aguilar was in custody and spent three weeks without seeing a judge. The problem? While Aguilar was born in Guatemala, he’s been a legal U.S. citizen since February 2001. He is currently suing the Chicago field office of ICE. So, what legal recourse do Americans, including immigrants, have when detained by government officials? […]

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Getting Litigious about Food Poisoning

Recently, the San Francisco Department of Public Health made a public announcement concerning food poisoning. The department warned the public against purchasing herbal tea at a shop called the Sun Wing Wo Trading Company. The reason for the warning was due to two victims suffering illnesses –  one even dying – after drinking a toxic cup of tea. The herbal tea at the shop contained Aconite, a lethal poison. Unfortunately, there is no antidote for Aconite […]

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MTA Wheelchair Accessibility (or Lack Thereof) is Grounds for a Premise Liability Case

Sasha Blair-Goldensohn is a Google executive and an activist for the rights of disabled individuals. His New York Times’ opinion piece on navigating the NYC subway system in a wheelchair recently went viral. Not only does he highlight infrastructure problems with the MTA but he also brings up the question of premises liability. After all, is there not regulation requiring accessibility? Additionally, if the MTA does not have wheelchair accessibility, could he or anyone in a similar […]

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Ramarley Graham Wrongful Death Suit

Ramarley Graham, the black teen fatally shot by the NYPD in 2012, is in the news again. This time, there is controversy over the resignation of the cop who shot him. The family believes more action should have been taken against the cop. Up to now, the only recourse the family of Ramarley Graham received was a $3.9 million wrongful death settlement. So, what is wrongful death and how does one successfully file a suit? Wrongful […]

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How Assumption of Risk Complicates Sports Injury Cases

Between the March Madness and the beginning of baseball season, sports are on everyone’s mind. Still, as fun as sports are to play, the risk of injury is high. However, many people want to file personal injury lawsuits when they sustain injury while playing sports. Unfortunately, the assumption of risk complicates these cases. Assumption of Risk Assumption of risk, or assumed risk, describes situations where you intentionally agree to an activity that you know could lead to injury. An example of […]

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