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Category Archives: Civil Action

Can a National COVID-19 Quarantine Be Issued Under the Stafford Act?

Countries around the world are grappling with the devastating effects of the coronavirus. Though leaders of many nations have issued national edicts, authority in the United States is divided between states and the federal government. This complicated system often leads to misstatements and misinterpretations, even among the people who are in charge. And while some… Read More »

What Does the CARES Act Do for Individuals, Businesses and Healthcare Providers?

Most of us have never seen anything like the coronavirus pandemic of 2020. A tiny contagious virus has taken a tragic human toll and shut down much of the world’s economy. The way back won’t be easy, but Congress quickly pushed through major legislation designed to keep U.S. families, businesses and healthcare providers afloat. Passed… Read More »

How the Pandemic Is Changing Various Aspects of Federal Civil Law

Anyone who has followed the news since the coronavirus outbreak hit the United States probably knows that the federal government has taken a wide range of actions to address the pandemic’s human and financial costs. One major piece of legislation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, has received a great deal of… Read More »

Criminal Wrong—Civil Right: Civil Cause of Action for Criminal Injury

Crime victims suffer from emotional trauma and oftentimes physical injury.  Criminal law empowers state and federal law enforcement to prosecute accused parties for violation of laws of society and seeks to punish those convicted through fines, penalties, and imprisonment. While restitution or victim compensation monies are sometimes available, funds are usually insufficient or uncollectable. A… Read More »