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Personal Injury Lawsuit: Are Parents Responsible for their Children’s Negligent Acts?

In decades past, under U.S. common law, parents couldn’t be held liable for the civil wrongs or torts of their children. Courts needed to have proof that parents participated in their children’s wrongdoing to hold them responsible for the act. But like everything else, laws constantly change, especially with the rise of automobile accidents involving …

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Criminal Justice Reforms Set to Ease Prison Overpopulation

Salt Lake City and the rest of Utah has some of most overpopulated prisons in the U.S., but recent prison reforms are changing things. Federal prisons, State prisons, and local jails—once crowded with inmates—have reduced their prison population by 18 percent. Less Punishment for Non-Violent Crimes Legislation allowing judges more information regarding a defendant’s history …

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