DOJ Ruling on Disabled Rights in Cruise Ships

Written by Lala C. Ballatan

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Now, this is really quite an ruling since it essentially goes beyondrepparttar international law, which maintain that ships are generally only subject torepparttar 119151 jurisdiction ofrepparttar 119152 state under whose flag they sail. Infact, cruiselines choose to register under foreign flags precisely to avoid certain regulatory restrictions and costs (i.e., taxation, labor and employment laws).

The DOJ ruling favoringrepparttar 119153 disabled has become a broad application ofrepparttar 119154 ADA to foreign-flagged vessels. This might even be conceivably applied not only to cruise ships, but also to every merchant marine vessel that ever enters US waters. But cruiselines are not interested in complying withrepparttar 119155 nation’s stringent ADA since compliance in those circumstances would be extraordinarily expensive and a burden on trade.

I think there’s nothing wrong withrepparttar 119156 ruling, though. It’s just that, public services, transportation and all other busness establishments must not just think aboutrepparttar 119157 expenses that go with compliance on several laws. They must simply learn to respectrepparttar 119158 rights of disabled citizens.

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On dog bites and other dog injuries… (Part 2)

Written by Granny’s Mettle

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… seek medical care. The dog that bit you may have rabies. In that case, you will need appropriate vaccines to counterrepparttar effects of rabies. Onrepparttar 119150 other hand, dog bites involve puncture wounds from fangs. These can be easily infected. Also, you may have scrapes and abrasions from protecting yourself duringrepparttar 119151 attack. An infected wound can result in a worse scar, and even serious complications and consequences.

… consider consulting a lawyer. A reliable lawyer can help you get back your financial losses as well asrepparttar 119152 emotional and psychological effects fromrepparttar 119153 injuries caused byrepparttar 119154 incident. Even ifrepparttar 119155 insurance company offers to give you payment, it helps to have a lawyer reviewrepparttar 119156 proposed settlement. A lawyer you can trust can help you obtain a fair outcome.

The Law

Different laws on dog bite injuries are provided in different states. In Michigan, victims of dog bites can easily establish liability onrepparttar 119157 part ofrepparttar 119158 owner. Under Michigan law, it doesn't matter ifrepparttar 119159 dog has never bitten another person. There is no "free bite rule". Dog owners are liable even if it'srepparttar 119160 first time that they're dogs bit somebody.

Onrepparttar 119161 other hand, people may also be injured even without getting bitten by a dog. An attack may cause injury throughrepparttar 119162 dog's claws, whenrepparttar 119163 person was knock over, or whenrepparttar 119164 driver of a bicycle was upset by a dog. If injured, these individuals may file claims, and recover damages fromrepparttar 119165 dog's owner.

Check your state's law for information on dog bites.

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