Many people don't understand the real meaning of battery. Legally speaking, battery means intentional touching of another person in an offensive manner. It doesn't have to include force and doesn't have to mean that the person was threatening or wanted to beat the victim. Here are some special forms of battery that you might not know about:
Contact sports result in occasional injuries, most of which are either accidental or stem from the negligence of other players.
The best divorce is one in which both parties have agreed to go their separate ways, but things don't always happen like that in the real world. Fortunately, you can divorce your spouse even if they don't want a divorce; just know that it's likely to be more difficult than divorcing someone who also wants the divorce. Here are some things you can do to make the divorce process easier:
If you have a personal injury, such as a slip and fall in a store or a car accident that is not your fault, you can be awarded money to cover your medical costs, money you miss from not being able to work, as well as money for any pain and suffering. There may be times you will have to fight the other party or establishment when you file a personal injury case.
Filing for bankruptcy can help you dig yourself out from under a mountain of debt, but the process can complicate matters in your personal life. Specifically, any co-signer on your debts may not enjoy the same level of protection you'll receive when you file your petition. Here are two ways co-debtors may be affected.
They May Not Be Protected by the Automatic Stay
When you file for bankruptcy, creditors will be subjected to an automatic stay which bars them from continuing collection activity on your account.
Being discriminated against in the workplace is a very upsetting occurrence. It can be especially bad if you feel as if you have been retaliated against because you spoke up or someone spoke up on your behalf.
If you have suffered from discrimination in the workplace, you may be wondering if you can do something to hold your employer accountable for these actions. The good news is that there are very strong laws in place that protect employees from discrimination in the workplace, both on the state and federal levels.