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The concept of negligence was developed under English Law and emerged as an independent cause of action in the 18th Century. Negligence is defined as “Conduct that falls below the standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm”.
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3. Modified Negligence
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a) Pure Contributory Negligence Rule – a damaged party CANNOT recover ANY damages if they are EVEN 1% AT FAULT. (Watch our video for examples)
NOTE: Only five (5) states (Alabama, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia) recognize the Pure Contributory Negligence Rule.
b) Pure Comparative Fault Rule — a damaged party is permitted to recover even if they are 99% at fault. Under this rule, the amount of the recovery would be reduced by the damaged party’s degree of fault. (Watch our video for examples)
NOTE: Thirteen (13) states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Washington) recognize the Pure Comparative Fault Rule.
c) Modified Comparative Fault Rule — there are two different applications of this rule:
50% Bar Rule – a damaged party cannot recover if they are 50% or more at fault. Under this application, the recovery amount is reduced by the damaged party’s degree of fault. (Watch our video for examples)
NOTE: Eleven (11) states (Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia) follow the 50% Bar Rule.
51% Bar Rule – a damaged party cannot recover if they are 51% or more at fault but can recover if they are 50% or less at fault. Under this application, the recovery amount is reduced by the damaged party’s degree of fault. (Watch our video for examples)
NOTE: Twenty-One (21) states (Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Wisconsin, and Wyoming) follow the 51% Bar Rule.
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ASYLEE AND REFUGEE BORDER DEVELOPMENTS
NOVEMBER 21, 2012
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12:00 noon Thanksgiving meal provided by Upstate AILA, catered by Fat Bob’s Smokehouse
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ASYLEE AND REFUGEE BORDER DEVELOPMENTS
Joining residents and staff of VIVE law Casa at Thanksgiving dinner, followed by an update on Refugee and Asylum Law
A JOINT OFFERING OF THE ERIE INSTITUTE OF LAW AND THE UPSTATE NY CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION. CATERED BY: Fat Bob’s Smokehouse
• Developments in Canada that affect our refugees.
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Another AILA resource: September 6: ‘Pushing the Envelope’: An Update on Cutting Edge Issues in Asy-lum Law [Audio Seminar] Asylum law is an area of law that is ever changing, especially as it relates to social group analysis. Hear from practitioners who push the envelope by broadening the pool of eligible applicants for this critical form of humanitarian relief.
Michael E. Marszalkowski has nearly 30 years of experience practicing law, with a preponderant focus on U.S. immigration law. He is President of the Board of VIVE. He is AV peer rated (highest possible legal ability and ethics) since 1995. He held the position of Chair of the Erie County Bar Association immigration Committee.
Jennifer L. Rizzo is Immigration Legal Services Director at Journey’s End Refugee Services, an organization with the mission to help refugees become healthy, independent, contributing members of the community. She graduated from UB Law School with a JD degree, concentrating in International Law. Ms. Rizzo also holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ithaca College. She is admitted to practice in NY and Massachusetts. Prior to law school, Ms. Rizzo worked as broadcast journalist for TV news stations in Buffalo, Florida and Vermont and served as overseas correspondent for Deutsche Welle Radio, traveling extensively in Europe and Africa. A Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, she speaks Spanish and German.
Part 1. Would you like to handle an asylum case? Here is how to do it. Primer on local asylum and refugee law. You will learn
• How to show nexus: connection to one of 5 grounds of persecution: Race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion
• Statutory bars to asylum: Filing later than 1 year, convicted of serious crime, firmly resettled in another country, & engaged in terrorism
• Other problems a lawyer can solve: Getting work authorization, ID, benefits, family members here, travel permission and document
Part 2. Special issues for northern border lawyers.
• The “clocks,” law vs. Upstate NY reality: Asylum EAD Clock: 180 days before an asylum applicant is eligible to receive employment authorization. Asylum adjudications clock: 180 days in which an asylum decision must be litigated.
• Country condition reports that affect Upstate NY asylees most strongly.
Part 3. What is happening in Canada and how that affects our refugees.
• Change in general Canadian attitudes, law and practice towards refugees
• Major developments by country group.
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