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If you’ve had roommates, the chances are good you’ve had one who leaves dirty dishes lying around, eats all your food or never chips in his or her share of the electric bill on time. In this exclusive video, Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine explains that a roommate agreement will help you avoid disputes before they occur.
Pet owners can collect damages for emotional distress for injuries inflicted to their animals, according to a ruling by a California court of appeals. The decision came after a family saw their pet dog being hit by a neighbor with a baseball bat. The court said humans and dogs form a special bond, so pet owners can be especially susceptible to emotional damages when their dog is injured.
In the wake of a rash of rampage-style mass shootings, several states are considering tightening up their gun laws, making it more difficult to purchase firearms and limiting what kinds of guns are available. California, New York and Illinois are all considering measures that would strengthen what are already among the most restrictive gun climates in the nation.
Join Lawyers.com and attorney Tom Pedreira on Monday, Oct. 22, at 2 pm ET for a free online Q&A discussing real estate law and landlord-tenant issues. Whether you’re picking your way through the complicated process of buying or selling property, or concerned about whether the lease you’re about to sign really protects your interests, Mr. Pedreira will be available to answer your questions.
Advances in technology allow employees to work from home more easily. With the help of the Internet, some workers can do the same job at home as they would in an office. This can be an advantage for employees and employers alike. However, certain laws apply when the telecommuting arrangement is ongoing rather than temporary.