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Hurt by a drunk driver, who can be held responsible?

An injured person can certainly sue the drunk driver who causes an accident. But, the company or person who provided the alcohol may also have liability. Mississippi heavily regulates the sale of beverages containing alcohol. To sell alcohol, a person or business must hold a license from state. These licenses come with important limitations. For [..]

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What does “harassment” in the workplace really mean?

A federal law called Title VII prohibits certain forms of harassment in the workplace. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigates these charges brought by an employee. Title VII applies to companies with 15 or more employees measured over a certain period of time. What is “harassment” within the meaning of the law? Pursuant to Title [..]

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Do I have an invasion of privacy claim?

Congress and the Mississippi Legislature have passed many laws to prevent invasion of privacy. These include wrongfully intercepting phone calls, hacking into email, and similar interference with digital information. At the same time, Mississippi has long-recognized common law claims (i.e., court-made law) for invasion of privacy. This body of law precedes the internet, computers and [..]

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Do I need a written contract?

This question should be examined in two ways. First, does the law require that the agreement in question be put into writing in order to be enforceable? Second, as a practical matter, should you put the agreement in writing to protect yourself down the road should the other party fail to perform? In Mississippi, there [..]

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