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The client appears with a letter from a walker. She writes something like: “I went in the dark about your property. And I fell head first on the pavement. The cause was, that in the dark there was a unlit iron chain, which is stretched on your property. It hangs in the middle of about 20 to 30 cm above the ground and thereby it acts as a tripping hazard. It is not visible in the dark.
“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom” – Albert Einstein As we prepare to celebrate the birthday of our country’s independence, I am reminded that we, as lawyers, owe a significant ethical duty to exercise independence in the representation of our clients.
I’ve read a couple articles recently that warn about taxes when student loans are forgiven under the Income Driven Repayment program for federal student loans. The articles are, Beware Taxes When Your Student Loan Debt is Forgiven by Lifehacker (@lifehacker); and There’s a huge catch if the federal government forgives your student debt by Business Insider (@businessinsider).
There are around 30,000 fatal car accidents in the United States each year. City engineers, transportation safety experts and the automotive industry devote countless resources to the fight to maximize safety and save lives. Although that fight often ends in lower speed limits and stricter traffic regulations, some wonder if maybe increased speed limits are actually an importan ...
Arrest Record vs Police Records, vs Criminal Records, vs Convictions Posted by Matthew Sharp under Expunctions and Non-Disclosures July 1, 2015 When someone is arrested, charged with a crime or convicted of a crime in Texas, information about the incident will be stored in their records. However, people may be confused about which records are stored and how they are recorded.
The Bar cares when you’ve stayed too long at the bar. Attorneys need to be mindful that a conviction for drunk driving may impact their ability to practice law. Practitioners who are subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the USPTO, for example, must advise the Office of Enrollment and Discipline within 30 days of any criminal conviction, misdemeanor or felony.
When a person files for bankruptcy in Florida and owes a gambling debt in Nevada, which states' law apply in determining whether the claim on the gambling debt should be allowed or whether it is dischargeable or nondischargeable? A 2006 Florida bankruptcy ruling dealt with this issue. The Bankruptcy Court reviewed that normally a federal court hearing a matter pursuant to diver ...
By: Robert J. Nahoum The notorious debt buyer Midland Funding, LLC has sued you for an old debt that they bought from an original creditor. You are considering whether to fight them or to reach a reasonable settlement and get on with your life. You now have to determine how much is a good settlement with Midland Funding? Firstly, there are important practical considerations ...
On July 25, 2015, Chief Counsel Joshua Prince and Attorney Eric Winter of Firearms Industry Consulting Group (FICG), a division of Prince Law Offices, P.C., in conjunction with King Shooters Supply, will offer a four (4) hour seminar on state and federal firearms law at their store located at 346 E Church Rd, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406. The cost is $10 and ...
Healthcare Fraud in Texas Because healthcare fraud costs the government and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars every year, both the federal government as well as the Texas State Attorney General’s Office devote massive resources to prosecute it. Thus, individuals and organizations that are accused of committing health care fraud are liable for civil and criminal penalties ...
Though many people are accused of taking advantage of the Missouri unemployment insurance system by simply sitting at home and doing nothing while they receive weekly checks, in reality the large majority of unemployed Missourians just want to find new work. Specifically, they want to find work that is suitable for their skills, educations, and experience and, therefore, it is ...
Be careful of your own insurance company! We just emerged victorious from a one-week jury trial (yes, trial) against State Farm Insurance Company, which was attempting to walk away from properly compensating its own customer. Our client had paid for a policy which included uninsured motorist coverage, and was in fact injured when his vehicle was rear-ended and flipped upside-do ...
Many recall that President Obama said in January of 2009 that “elections have consequences.” Some took that as a polite way of saying “I won. You lost. You won’t repeal the Affordable Care Act.” Many will recall that Sen. John McCain said in September of 2013 that “elections have consequences.” Some took that as a gentleman’s way of saying “Obamacare is the law.
An employee resigns for health reasons his job. He will continue to operate on the date already away from work. The next day he gets in advance by e-mail the summary dismissal by the employer because of unexcused absence. However, according to his employment contract the employee has three days to submit a medical certificate. The employer is therefore written.
APRL Clarifies Advertising Report Did Not “Slam” Current Ethics Rules June 29, 2015 Michael E. McCabe, Jr. ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, Advertising As reported last week, on June 22, 2015, following a two-year study, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (“APRL”) Board approved publication of the Report of APRL’s Lawyer Advertising Committee.
By: Robert J. Nahoum You’ve been served was a summons and complaint or discovered that you have a default judgment entered against you. It’s a debt collector suing you on an old credit card or medical debt. You’ve done your homework on the internet and realized that you can’t simply ignore the case as that will only make things worse.
Following these four steps after an auto accident can help ensure your legal rights are protected. Over the course of a lifetime, the average driver will experience up to three car accidents. Certainly no driver in St. Louis wakes up thinking they will be involved in a car accident on that day, but being preparation can go a long way in protecting your legal rights.
Has a loved one been involved in an accident with a tanker truck in Texas? Call Rasansky Law Firm at 1-877-405-4313. Tanker trucks are used to transport liquid cargo and are very common on the highways throughout DFW and north Texas in general. Unfortunately, these enormous vehicles are no stranger to serious highway accidents.