COMMENTARY: Binding Arbitration Restricts Access to Courts (Saturday 14 July 2007)
Consumers sign contracts and proceed in consumer transactions daily that are bound by mandatory arbitration agreements, which prevents the consumer from going to court and essentially tips the scales of justice to favor big business.
Snail's Pace: An Analysis of the Texas Supreme Court's Growing Backlog (Wednesday 5 March 2008)
Texas Watch has discovered trends demonstrating a delay in the Texas Supreme Court system.
Learn the ways that arbitration can work as a form of alternative dispute resolution. Find out more concerning the process of coming to arbitration agreements and the advantages of using this technique over traditional litigation.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Find legal information on the most common types of alternative dispute resolution methods including arbitration and mediation. We also offer information and links for the Uniform Arbitration Act and Title 9 of the U.S. Code.
Appellate law regulates appeals made in court.
Learn more about the levels and division of U.S. courts. We offer information on the different types of U.S. courts including the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit plus much more.
Class-action lawsuits allow one or more plaintiffs to file a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group of individuals. Learn more about class-action lawsuits and the role that district courts play in litigation process.
Email Libel & Email Defamation (Tuesday 22 April 2008)
Defamation can occur via e-mail.
What is Slander? (Thursday 1 May 2008)
What is slander?
Medical Expert Testimony in a Personal Injury Trials (Monday 28 April 2008)
Medical Expert Testimony in a Personal Injury Trials
Derivative suits against corporations (Tuesday 13 May 2008)
A derivative suit is one in which shareholders of a corporation sue the directors or officers for a failure of proper management.
Tort Immunity : Immunity From Personal Injury Liability (Monday 28 April 2008)
Tort Immunity : Immunity From Personal Injury Liability
The Benefits of Litigation Settlements (Friday 25 April 2008)
Personal Injury Settlements
"Assuming the risk" as a defense (Thursday 24 April 2008)
"Assuming the risk" as a defense.
Partnership Liability for Each Type of Partnership (Friday 9 May 2008)
Liability within different types of partnerships.
Shareholder Liability : Piercing the Corporate Veil (Friday 9 May 2008)
The personal liability of shareholders.
Punitive Damages Punish Malicious Conduct (Tuesday 15 April 2008)
Punitive damages punish malicious conduct.
Damage Caps for non economic damages like loss of consortium (Wednesday 16 April 2008)
Damages for loss of consortium and pain and suffering may be limited.
May 7, 1999: A jury finds the Jenny Jones show and Warner Bros. liable for $25 million in the shooting death of Scott Amedure (Friday 2 May 2008)
A jury finds the Jenny Jones show and Warner Bros. liable for $25 million.