All Around Personal Injury – Aronberg, Aronberg & Green
Personal injury can come in many forms (and, because of that, personal injury law can appear in a multitude of situations). Off the bat, people might expect that personal injury law specifically relates to physical injury. On the contrary, that’s not the case. Dictionary.com defines “injury” as “harm or damage that is done or sustained.” Furthermore, example sentences include both physical injury (i.e. to a shoulder) and non-physical injuries (i.e. to one’s finances or one’s pride). So, to understand the scope of personal injury law, you must approach the subject with the understanding that it is more holistic than you may have thought. To illustrate this point, I’ve selected a few recent news stories that touch on personal injury stories of different types. Enjoy!
The first story has been in the news for the last couple of months. A playboy attorney has sued his ex-girlfriends for their having created and posted on a website about him called “liarscheatersrus.com,” meant to warn other women about the non-monogamous nature of the lawyer in question. As a result of this website, the lawyer filed a lawsuit against his ex-girlfriends claiming defamation that was affecting his life. However, the judge in the case recently tossed out the case, noting that the women’s statements on the website were obviously opinions and “clearly hyperbolic.” The lawyer plans to appeal the judge’s decision, arguing that his ruling means that every opinion is valid, even if it’s incredibly harmful. We’ll keep you updated on the appeal.
The next story hits close to (our) location in South Florida. 19 current and former employees of the Broward County Courthouse (in Fort Lauderdale) are suing, claiming that the courthouse is infested with asbestos and toxic mold. They are suing for financial compensation for their sicknesses as well as on-going medical monitoring and a work environment that is safe for its employees. The suing employees believe that the dangerous conditions of the courthouse came about after hurricanes Wilma and Katrina and the subsequent efforts to clean up the mess caused by the hurricanes. The judges in Broward County have recused themselves from the trial because they feel that because the county employs them, they would not be able to approach the issue with an unbiased mentality. As a result, the case is being handled one county south in Miami-Dade.
Our last story today has to do with a disappointed law student in Tennessee who has accrued virtually $80,000 in debt because of her education costs. Now she’s suing her school for $750,000, claiming that they should not have admitted her because she had not completed her undergraduate degree and thus won’t be able to take the bar exam. She’s claiming negligence in the suit and arguing that there was a violation of Tennessee consumer protection law.
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