A ruling from December 21, 2018 by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Tennessee has ruled that the cap on punitive damages that a company can pay to a plaintiff is unconstitutional. The cap had been in place for more than eight years. The ruling on the punitive damages cap is the direct result…

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Almost every year, new legal dramas and comedies on television highlight the types of cases that people have in real life. The shows often focus on criminal cases, but there have been popular shows that highlight other areas of the law. The shows profile the legal system from various viewpoints – criminal and civil defense…

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You reconciled and that’s great! Couples do divorce and then realize they made a mistake. It’s not easy remarrying someone but second marriages to the same spouse can work. Some of the reasons spouses decide that they want to get back together include: Couples may not realize what they meant to each other until they…

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One of the most important topics in the estate planning world is that of guardianship. Guardianship is important on two levels: it protects your children should you die before they reach the legal age of adulthood, and it ensures that your children are brought up and cared for by the person of your choosing. Some…

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The holiday season can be difficult enough to get through simply due to the high volume of traffic, the crowds in the stores, and money spent on gifts and food. It can be downright overwhelming and stressful if you are a divorced parent. There’s so much that goes into making the holidays amazing for your…

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Alimony, also called spousal support, is designed to help a spouse with a lower income potential survive after a divorce. The availability of alimony, the amount of alimony, and the factors used to determine alimony vary, depending on the type of award. A spouse may be ordered to pay alimony while the divorce is pending,…

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Anyone who plans for their families’ and loved ones’ futures hopes their heirs and others won’t fight. (At least, we certainly want that to be the case.) Sometimes, though, death brings conflict. Children may feel they should have been given a better share. Business partners may feel their interests weren’t duly considered. These conflicts can…

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The possibility of a severe large truck or tractor trailer accident occurring on our nation’s roadways, highways, and interstates is a constant reality. In 2016, there were 4,440 crashes involving large trucks or buses throughout the nation, a two percent increase from the year before. Smaller passenger vehicles must share the road with large commercial…

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