Sorry, I Don’t Speak Legalese: Product Liability

Product Liability

Product liability is the legal obligation a manufacturer or seller is held to for producing or selling a faulty product. People who suffer damages as a result of defective products can file a claim under the Consumer Protection Act, for negligence or for breach of contract. Filing a product liability claim When filing a claim, […]

Sorry, I don’t speak Legalese: Precedent

What Does Precedent Mean?  Precedent is when a previous court decision is considered to be a ‘rule’ for deciding or influencing subsequent cases involving similar issues or facts. After a precedent is set, the courts are bound to apply the law to all future cases which follow the same pattern of facts. Types of Precedent  […]

Sorry, I don’t speak Legalese: Breach

What is a Breach?  A breach is the act of someone breaking, of failing to observe, their legal obligations. A contract can be breached in whole or in part.  In the case of a data breach, a trusted company can violate their legal obligations to a customer by having insufficient data security and not treating […]

Sorry, I don’t speak Legalese: Settlement

What is a settlement? A settlement is a resolution reached by the parties involved in a case, rather than one ordered by a judge. Settlements are often achieved through negotiations, or some other form of dispute resolution, and can be reached before or after a judge-led trial begins. Many civil cases are completed in this […]