Coming down with a case of food poisoning is certainly an unpleasant experience. But is an unpleasant experience enough for a lawsuit?
In some cases, food poisoning can not only lead to a lawsuit, but may lead to a significant recovery. For example, the family of an Australian girl who suffered food poisoning at a KFC restaurant was awarded $8.3 million in a lawsuit against the chain.
So when can you sue a restaurant for food poisoning? Here’s what you need to know:
Ever since you were a kid, you had questions like, Why is that…? How can I…? When do you…?
That impulse to ask doesn’t end with childhood. Inquisitive adults have a whole different set of interests and concerns, and yet the legal world that intersects them can still look like one big question. Luckily, FindLaw Answers exists as a place for consumers to post their grown-up questions about the law — even if they may be as simple as “why” or “how.”
So what are some of the most popular categories on FindLaw Answers, and why is now a great time to ask your questions?
Shopping at a big box store can be exciting and cheap, but it’s all fun and games until a box falls on you.
Anyone who’s visited a warehouse store like Costco or Sam’s Club can attest that merchandise is packed almost from floor to ceiling, with incredibly heavy items like patio furniture and crates of bulk-rate oatmeal perched high above consumers. It doesn’t take much imagination to sketch a scenario in which a box falls and injures a hapless shopper.
So when that shopper happens to be you, can you sue?
Ernie Cobb’s story, in retrospect, is a modern-day adaptation of a Horatio Alger novel, seemingly lifted straight from the pages of Ragged Dick, where the impoverished boy, through determination, honesty and courage, rises out of despair toward a life of comfort and respectability.
“Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges,” she wrote. “Your family, partners, staff and crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same.”
The shooting occurred Thursday while two officers were conducting a “vertical patrol” in the Pink Houses complex in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., the report says. One of the officers, a rookie with 18 months under his belt, appears to have accidentally fired on a darkened stairwell between the seventh and eighth floors, Bratton said, according to the Mail.
Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf, sisters in the popular EDM group Krewella, have reacted to a $5 million lawsuit filed by founding member Kris Trindl with a wildly different account of what caused his departure.
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In September, Trindl went to Los Angeles Superior Court with his own story about what went wrong: Three individuals form a group out of an Illinois high school, swear on tattoos they would commit to Krewella and then fall apart. The story raised eyebrows throughout the electronic music scene