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The Risks of Allowing a Judgment to Be Entered Against You

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In many cases, when someone owes a debt that they know they cannot pay, they will voluntarily opt not to defend a collections lawsuit that is filed against them to collect the debt. Often, the consumer figures that he or she has nothing anyway, so what’s the harm in allowing a judgment to be… Read More »

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Court Allows Bank to Mislead Hurricane Irma Victim in Foreclosure

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During the financial crisis, there was no shortage of horror stories about banks conducting all kinds of illegal foreclosures against homeowners. Some stories were truly appalling, such as foreclosing on the wrong people or the wrong addresses, or foreclosing on people who hadn’t even missed a payment. A recent story about an ongoing case… Read More »

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The Open and Obvious Doctrine in Slip and Fall Accidents

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When someone falls, the first question that others may ask is whether they could have or should have seen the object that they fell on or which caused the fall. This is a natural question to ask. Legally, it can be a crucial question that can make or break a lawsuit for injuries that… Read More »

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Understand the Life Cycle of Your Debt

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When you owe money, it seems like the collection calls and letters are never ending. They often come from different companies at different times, all seemingly trying to collect the same debt. That’s because as your debt ages, it gets passed on from one collector to another. Each collector has different motivations and will… Read More »

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Catastrophic Injury Victims May Need a Life Care Plan Expert

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When someone is catastrophically injured, damages are often the cost of both past and expected future medical expenses, as well as non-economic damages, such as anxiety, loss of quality of enjoyment of life, or pain and suffering. But for those in the worst of accidents, there is also another measure of damages: The amount… Read More »

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Shady Practices by Banks Still Happen in Foreclosure Trials

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Much was made in the media about banks’ habits of forging documents, using fake stamps, and altering dates in order to prove that they owned the loans that they were trying to foreclose on during the housing crisis. But very little attention has been given to the banks’ other ways of deceiving the courts… Read More »

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Banks Must Follow Foreclosure Requirements in FHA Loans

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In many contracts there are what are known as conditions precedent to fulfilling obligations under the contract. These requirements must be fulfilled before a lawsuit for breach of the contract can be brought. A case that went under the radar a few months back is worth examining, as it shows another defense that homeowners… Read More »

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Test to Admit Expert Testimony in Trial Changes Again

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There is the perception that any time you use an expert witness in an injury trial (or any other kind of case), whatever the expert says, the jury gets to hear and consider. After all, the expert is an expert, right? In practice, it’s not that clear. The Different Expert Witness Standards A judge… Read More »

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