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  • Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim

    Unexpectedly losing a loved one can be devastating for an entire family. On top of losing a loved one, you and your family may be dealing with large medical, funeral expenses, and a sudden loss of income. A wrongful death claim seeks compensation from the responsible party of your family member’s wrongful death.

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 9 readers -
  • Mastering the Client Intake Process

    The client intake process is often overlooked at law firms. A potential client calls. You speak with them. You return their call. You set up a consultation. They retain your firm and sign a retainer. Simple stuff, right? In practice, the intake process is fraught with pitfalls that plague many law firms from running law firms that are bringing in as many ne ...

    Andrew Cabasso/ Jurispage- 12 readers -
  • Estate Planning Basics

    Planning for our final arrangements is, at best, a touchy subject. It can be an unpleasant task, but it is also a necessary one. This is especially true if you have property or assets you wish to leave loved ones. While the thought of planning what happens to your estate may seem overwhelming, never fear! We cover estate planning basics in today’s blog post.

    The Law Office of Jeremy Howe- 10 readers -
  • Legal Separation Versus Divorce

    Legal separation and divorce are two words we never want to hear. For couples wishing to part ways, however, they are two options to consider. With nearly 50% of all marriages ending in divorce, knowing your options if your relationship ends is more important than ever. But what is the difference between the two? What is the difference between legal separation versus divorce? W ...

    The Law Office of Jeremy Howe- 8 readers -
  • Left-Turn Motorcycle Accidents and Failure to Yield

    Has a loved one been seriously injured or killed in a Texas motorcycle accident caused by another driver’s failure to yield? When it comes to motorcycle-vs-car accidents, statistics show that a staggering 42% of collisions are caused by drivers of passenger cars making left turns across traffic. Motorcyclists have every right to use our roads just as much as other drivers, and ...

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 12 readers -
  • Incurring a Debt During a Chapter 13

    If you have filed chapter 13, you should know that you cannot incur a debt without the bankruptcy court’s permission during the life of your bankruptcy. We understand that situations may arise where you may need to incur a debt. The most common situations that arise where a debt may need to be incurred are: refinancing your current home mortgage purchasing a home or car ...

    Mary Pool/ Bond and Botes- 11 readers -
  • B&I Lawyers Prevail in Federal Civil Rights Jury Trial

    On November 2, 2017, following a two-day federal jury trial, associate Connor J.K. Beatty, supervised by litigation partner Daniel A. Nuzzi, obtained a unanimous plaintiff verdict in a federal civil rights case. In this case in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, the jury found that the prison disciplinary captain and prison warden violated the prisoner’s due pr ...

    Brann & Isaacson- 10 readers -
  • Slow Down Or Move Over – Save An Officer’s Life!

    Tragically, its happened again. On Saturday, November 4th, 2017, State Trooper Thomas Nipper was killed when a pickup truck plowed into his patrol car during a traffic stop on I-35 in Temple, Texas. Texas Transportation Code 545.157 (the Texas “Move Over” law) requires motorists to either slow down to 20 mph under the speed limit, or move over one lane, when a police or other e ...

    Stewart Guss/ Houston Personal Injury Attorney- 7 readers -
  • Paul Manafort, Law Firm Appleby Hack and New Whistleblower Opportunities

    In May of 2016, the then little known International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released millions of records that were in the possession of a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The documents were allegedly leaked in 2015 to the ICIJ and later published. The release of papers sparked dozens of tax evasion and corruption investigations across the country.

    Due Diligence- 12 readers -
  • HOW DOES YOUR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT TREAT FLOAT

    Although there are different types of construction schedule float and more technical definitions, the definition that makes sense to me is that float is the amount of time a particular activity can be delayed without that activity delaying the project’s completion date (substantial completion date).

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 7 readers -
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