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If a homeowner's liability from an insurance claim exceeds total coverage, can a court order that the payout all go to satisfying the liability?

Here is an extreme, hypothetical scenario that will hopefully explain what I mean by my question: Let’s say a court finds that Bob’s negligence somehow caused an explosion that destroyed Bob’s house ...
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Can I sue a client for the 'delta' in price if I accepted his (insulting) offer?

I have a client who refuse to respect one of the clauses in our contract and offer an alternative for much less. Short version: client must provide me a suite in his hotel that costs $10K for a night ...
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“Set aside” vs. “vacate”

Is there a difference in legal terms between "setting aside" or "vacating" an order or judgement? Related: Are the process to revise a judgement vs. order different? In Maryland MD Rule 2-535, ...
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Are judges limited in their reasoning to arguments raised by the parties?

Bob files a civil lawsuit agaist Rob. For simplicity, let's assume they both represent themselves. At the hearing, Bob says: "Here is the evidence. Rob was wrong because of reason A, so he owes me ...
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Is it possible to seek a declaratory judgment without having a dispute / opposing sides?

Specifics: I am a board member of a condominium association in Florida, U.S. Our governing documents (articles of incorporation, declaration of condominium, by-laws) are completely silent on the ...
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Can I take my Appeal to Supreme Court in UK if my permission to appeal is refused [closed]

I am appealing a biased, wrong in law and in facts, a Judgement against me in a possession claim that was based on speculation and miss-representation of facts. the District Judge took exactly the ...
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Appeal process in UK from District Judge

Could anyone please explain to me my options. I am appealing against a possession order from a District Judge to a Circuit Judge. I have a hearing for permission to appeal in two weeks time. I am ...
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Can a creditor double their money after a default by joint debtors?

Can a creditor double their money after a default by joint debtors? In other words, lets say that two people jointly owe a bank $100,000 and both are fully responsible for the loan. The loan goes ...
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Is it criminal to take evasive actions to avoid paying a civil judgment?

If a lawsuit goes against the defendant and a judgment is rendered against the defendant, is it a criminal act for the defendant to then start hiding their assets or taking deliberate steps to evade ...
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Can language in a settlement agreement have affect on taxes for a personal injury lawsuit?

I am located and suing in California. My lawyers filed a personal injury lawsuit/claim and sent a CCP 998, which the defendant accpected for judgment in my favor. The defense has sent over a ...
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Catherine Middleton topless pictures ruling - why €100k in damages?

As currently reported in the press, Catherine Middleton (the Duchess of Cambridge) sued the French magazine Closer for publishing topless photos of her sun-bathing, and she and her husband were ...
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What happens to a judgment when one of the parties dies?

A sues B, wins a judgment, and can't collect because B has no money. A dies. Is B off the hook? B dies first. Does A have a claim against B's estate?
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Increase in civil award damages in 1980s?

It seems that there was a large increase in civil awards around 1980. Piper Aircraft went bankrupt in 1991 after a decade of fighting lawsuits. In 1975, there were 20 makers of football helmets. By ...
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How do courts redress jury decisions when evidence of jury bias is present?

tl;dr: How do courts redress jury decisions when evidence of jury bias is present? Example case I know from Georgia: victim hit by a drunk driver. The players and timeline below. Plaintiff (victim)...
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Seizure of automobile as a result of a judgement

I am a landlord in Pennsylvania and am in the process of an eviction of a very bad tenant. There will be a judgement for back rent and damages, however, the personal property of the tenant is pure ...
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What happens if a person does not pay for the sentence in a small claims court?

The Small Claims Court in California say that they cannot collect the value awarded by any sentence that they deliver. What happens to the defendant if he/she is sentenced to pay the plaintiff but ...
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What are consequences for defendant failing to meet orders of civil court?

I read that a civil court judge may order that a defendant, for example, pay damages; or, another example, provide particulars relevant to the pre-trial pleadings. But what if they don't comply? ...