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Can You Sue Over 'Thirdhand Smoke' Exposure?

Could there be a day when people sue over tobacco residue left behind in a building's walls or carpet? HowStuffWorks investigates. See more »

How One Missing Oxford Comma Changed an Entire Legal Decision

A court case was decided based upon the absence of one very specific comma. Learn more about the serial comma's use in this HowStuffWorks article. See more »

Is it Ever Legal to Punch Someone in the Face? Oh Yeah

There are some really important ways to distinguish between a legal and illegal punch. HowStuffWorks Now gives you three. See more »

The Real Reason Website and App Terms of Service Are So Confusing

What's the real purpose of these end-user license agreements? HowStuffWorks Now finds out what's hiding inside them. See more »

How Good Samaritan Laws Work

Good Samaritan laws are intended to protect you from a lawsuit if you help strangers during an emergency. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Saudi Women Petition Against Male Guardianship

Nearly 15,000 Saudi women signed a petition asking for the country's male guardianship system to be abolished. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

Breaking the Law to Enforce It: Cops and the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court just issued a ruling that could affect the Fourth Amendment rights of the average American. Host Ben Bowlin explains in this video. See more »

The (White) Doctor Will See You Now: Why Racist Hospital Patients Often Win

Patients reject health care providers based on criteria like race, ethnicity, gender or religion all the time. How do hospitals respond? See more »

Merrick Garland Is a Legal Mystery

Despite almost 20 years as a judge, the Supreme Court nominee's record doesn't offer too many clues as to his stance on many social issues. See more »

Religious Freedom Acts Born Out of ... Peyote

The legal precedent for Georgia’s controversial religious liberty bill doesn't have anything to do with Christianity. Read more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »