Tort Times III: Judgement…I Mean Judgment Day

Seeing as my last article touched on spelling, I figured I would keep with the grammar theme for this month’s article and discuss the right spelling and usage of “judgment.” As with many words, the different spelling is attributable to different countries or locales, in this situation the United States...

Promissory Note

In the course of trying to collect from uninsured motorists, some insurers and their vendors may use promissory notes. It is important to remember that for these notes to be valid and collectible there are rules the insurer should follow.

Illinois Dead Man’s Act

The Illinois Dead Man’s Act strongly constricts the ability of a Plaintiff to present evidence in cases in which the Defendant is deceased. As with any good rule based in old English common law, it comes with its own lyrical phrase: since a decedent’s lips are sealed by death, a...

Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure

Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure determine the rules that should be followed by Ohio state courts in civil actions. The purpose of the Civil Rule is to eliminate delay and ensure prompt administration of justice.

SR-22 Endorsements

Automobile insurance policies always list an automobile and a person. They also always contain a section that defines who is an insured under the policy. Policies always have a clause that defines others operating the auto with permission as insureds too. Therefore, in that instance the insurance coverage follows the...

Federal Tort Claims Process

The Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. 2671-2680, provides an avenue for a plaintiff to recover against the United States government for property damage, personal injuries, or death caused by the negligence or wrongful act or omission of federal employees.