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March 2019 Archives

Shift the financial burden to the person liable for the accident

A personal injury claim can help innocent victims shift the financial burden of the incident from themselves to the party that is liable for the accident. This is important because many people don't have the money that it takes to get the medical care needed after a serious accident. Most won't have the funds to help with other damages, either.

Prisons Must Give Inmates Meat that meets their Religious Dietary Restrictions

The Federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act ("the Act") requires prisons to provide their inmates with meat that does not substantially burden their ability to practice religion.  In the case of a muslim inmate, serving 225 years for murder, this means providing him with Kosher meat, which he has accepted as an alternative to keeping Halal.  The U.S. Seventh Circuit relied on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby in ruling that the act prohibits prisons from imposing a substantial burden on the practice of religion by refusing to provide Kosher meat to a practising muslim under these circumstances. Roman Lee Jones v. Robert E. Carter, jr., commissioner, Indiana Department of Corrections.  (U.S. 7th Cir., Feb 15, 2019).

Minimize the damage you have from a business lawsuit

Owning a business comes with a lot of responsibilities. It is imperative that you make decisions based on what is best for the company. Unfortunately, there might come a time when you have some difficult choices to make if your company is facing a lawsuit. The goal, in this case, is going to have to be two-fold. You will have to try to minimize the impact that the legal matter has on your company while reducing the way that the preparation affects it.

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