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Michelle Carter’s text messages – manslaughter or protected?

By: Matthew Crist

On June 16, 2017, Michelle Carter was found guilty of manslaughter in Massachusetts. While I cannot comment on the laws of Massachusetts, the concept of manslaughter being stretched to encompass a verdict of guilty in this case has troubling implications. …

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Statutes of Limitations

By: Matthew Crist

When a person is injured or a contract is broken in Virginia, the person who is injured, the plaintiff, has a certain period of time, known as a limitations period or statute of limitations, in which to file her lawsuit …

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Medical Malpractice and Medical Bills

By: Matthew Crist

Immediately after an injury, a person injured by medical malpractice is typically not thinking about how best to maintain their records to increase the odds of a favorable recovery. Their main focus is typically on the pain they are suffering, …

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Colleges and Universities Increasingly Face Liability After Title IX Hearings

By: Jonathan Simms

A new report published in the Washington Post revealed that colleges and universities are increasingly being named as defendants in lawsuits filed by students that recieved disciplinary action after Title IX Hearings.  Under Title IX, federally funded schools must ensure …

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