A Court of Appeals of Virginia recently grappled with the question of fair damages in the case of a beloved pet injured in the care of a veterinarian.
Category: Personal Litigation
Have you ever wondered how the damages claimed in a lawsuit are valued? Is it an arbitrary number selected by the plaintiff, by the plaintiff’s attorney, or is it calculated based on certain circumstances? In the state of North Carolina, the assessment of damages is determined on several factors.
If you are a possible renter, it would be advantageous to familiarize yourself with North Carolina’s Landlord and Tenant laws found in Chapter 42 of the North Carolina General Statutes. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some basics.
A civil lawsuit is initiated by filing a court document, or “pleading,” called a Complaint. The person filing a Complaint is known as the Plaintiff, and the opposing party is the Defendant. A lawsuit may have multiple plaintiffs and/or defendants.
Beginning this week, landlords are again permitted to evict tenants for nonpayment of rent while they attempt to catch up on upwards of a year’s worth of missing rent payments.
It has been 30 years since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) yet we still face issues with disability discrimination in the health care industry.