Civil litigation is something that is sometimes resolved through a trial. In other cases, it is resolved through a settlement. In both cases, having your case in order can help you out considerably.
A Dole plant in Springfield, Ohio, that was allegedly the source of a dangerous listeria outbreak is now facing legal action from victims who suffered illnesses because of the contamination. The company is embroiled in civil litigation from the 19 victims who were hospitalized, one of whom died after contracting the illness. Official reports show that two claimants have settled with Dole for an undisclosed amount, and other victims may follow suit.
An area physician has been found liable in a massive birth injury case that resulted in a $14.5 million award for the plaintiffs. The physician, who was subject to civil litigation because the delivery left the child disabled, currently practices in Pennsylvania. The family that had sought compensation in the case relocated to Ohio after the birth injury incident.
Risk management - it sounds like a scary term, but the idea of learning to manage your risk allows you to identify potential issues for your business. One of those risks, of course, is civil litigation. Whether you are a sole proprietor or the owner of a large corporation, you face risk in your business. Here are a few ways to help you avoid litigation in your professional dealings.
Are you prepared for litigation against your professional activities? Although most people associate malpractice litigation with the medical field, the truth is that engineers, accountants, construction professionals and even marketers could suffer penalties thanks to civil litigation. Engineers, because of their role in designing and constructing public structures, are at a particularly high risk of professional litigation. Here's what you need to know about defending yourself against engineering professional malpractice.
On the first of the month, dozens of new laws covering everything from employment and education to motor vehicles and firearms officially took effect here in Ohio. Interestingly enough, however, there was one law that was blocked from taking effect January 1 following the issuance of a 30-day restraining order in late December in a Court of Common Pleas in Williams County.
When we take our garbage to the dumpster or roll our can out to the curb, we seldom think about its final destination, wanting nothing more than for it to be hauled away. The majority of the time, however, this refuse will be taken to either a nearby incinerator or landfill.