General

What is Reasonable Suspicion?

If you know anything about civil rights cases, you have heard the terms “reasonable suspicion” and “probable cause” tossed around. But what is the difference between the two? Whether you are on the defending side or the plaintiff side of a civil rights case, it is important to know what each is and how they … Read more

What is the EEOC Charge Process?

When an employee files a complaint against an organization or there is reasonable belief that an organization has engaged in discrimination, the charge process begins. The charge itself doesn’t not constitute a finding that the organization has engaged in discrimination, but it gives the EEOC authority to start an investigation. 1. The EEOC Sends a … Read more

Can I Take Survival Action?

When an accident results in the wrongful death of someone, there are two types of claims that can be made on their behalf. The decedent of a wrongful death victim can bring a wrongful death lawsuit and maybe also what is called a survival action. Both types of claims are strictly governed by state laws. … Read more

Why Do I Need an IME?

In the event that you find yourself in an injury claim, your insurance policy may require you to submit an independent medical examination (IME). This is most likely because there’s a dispute with your insurance company and the evaluation given by your treating doctor. Therefore, the insurance company will request that an IME be conducted … Read more

Common Personal Injury Defense Strategies

rock climbiing

There are several common defense strategies in personal injury lawsuits. It is helpful to know these strategies going into your lawsuit so that you know what to expect and can receive the best possible outcome. Comparative Negligence If your state follows the comparative negligence rule, damages are calculated based on the degree of fault for … Read more

Pedestrian Injuries

Pedestrian injuries can occur from a multitude of angles when walking the streets of a busy city, like New York City. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) estimates that nearly 5,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle related accidents and even more suffer injuries when struck by a car or truck. In addition, thousands of … Read more

What is the Qualified Immunity Defense?

NYC police

In lawsuits involving police misconduct and civil rights violations, something known as the “qualified immunity defense” will more than likely be brought up by the defense attorney. This specific defense exists to prevent the fear of legal prosecution from inhibiting a police officer from enforcing the law, balancing the need to hold public official accountable … Read more

Was My Firing Illegal?

illegal termination

The majority of employment relationships in the U.S. are considered to be “at-will,” meaning the employer or the employee is free to end the relationship at any time, with or without advance notice, and for any reason or no reason at all. However, grounds for a wrongful termination are a major exception to at-will employment. … Read more

Proving Unequal Pay

dollar bill

According to the EEOC, laws against compensation discrimination include all payments made to or on behalf of employees as remuneration for employment. Forms of compensation covered include salary, overtime pay, bonuses, stock options, profit sharing and bonus plans, life insurance, vacation and holiday pay, cleaning or gasoline allowances, hotel accommodations, reimbursements, and benefits. The Equal … Read more