A rapidly changing and volatile real-estate market makes it more likely that deals will be cancelled, with painful consequences such as lost deposits. The buyer who does not carry through on his obligations almost always loses his deposit, and may be forced to pay additional damages to the seller. Some buyers were overenthusiastic and regret having bid high at the top of the market. In other cases, a buyer may not have arranged all the financing that was needed.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the legal principle of "vicarious liability." That principle makes an employer responsible for damage or harm done to third parties by its employee while on the job, even if the employer personally did nothing wrong. Sometimes the roles are reversed, such as when a corporation is insolvent. That was observed this week in connection with Sears Canada, which is under CCAA protection (unable to pay its debts, but not yet bankrupt).
If you have been injured, and the person at fault is an employee who was at work for a company, you will almost always want to sue the employer for damages. The principle that employers are liable is an important part of our legal system to compensate victims. Employers usually have deeper pockets, while the typical employee may not have enough money to make it worth suing. It is referred to as "vicarious liability" because the employer doesn't have to be at fault for it to apply.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".