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What is a tort?

Las Vegas civil lawsuits that spring from car accidents, premises liability or other types of personal injury are all tort actions. A tort, as explained by the Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute, is defined as a civil wrong that is legally recognized as grounds for civil litigation. Torts are allowed as grounds for lawsuits not only to provide fair compensation to victims, but also to act as a deterrent for socially unacceptable behavior.

Driver runs red light, kills Henderson woman

Successfully bringing a personal injury lawsuit in Las Vegas can involve many different types of evidence, including eyewitness statements, security camera footage and law enforcement records. In cases involving car accidents, official determinations on whether the defendant was obeying traffic laws at the time of the crash can play a big part in assigning liability for injuries, deaths or property damage.

What are the initial requirements for a class action lawsuit?

Civil legal issues involving a large group of people are sometimes litigated through class action suits. Simply having numerous parties does not, however, guarantee that this is a viable option; certain prerequisites must be met in order for a group to pursue class action litigation.

Las Vegas crash leaves 1 teen dead

Teenagers often feel invincible, especially when they are behind the wheel of a car. This can sometimes become exacerbated within Las Vegas’ city limits, as it is a place known for its fun night life and exciting tourist attractions. When teenagers take this fun-loving attitude too far, a great deal of destruction can result.

What are fiduciary duties?

Fiduciary duties are often discussed in regards to large corporations, such as those headquartered in Las Vegas. According to excerpts on the topic, provided by the website for Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, fiduciary duties are created when a service relationship is established between a fiduciary and an entrustor, in which the fiduciary essentially acts on the entrustor’s behalf in certain situations. The level of authority that a fiduciary holds can vary greatly.

Las Vegas breach of contract suit follows criminal conviction

In some instances, a criminal investigation can reveal or support behavior that is grounds for a civil lawsuit. As a result, it is not uncommon for Las Vegas residents and businesses to pursue civil litigation against parties who are facing criminal trials or those who have already been convicted of crimes.

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