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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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What Effect Does Bankruptcy Have on a Foreclosure?

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When the economy went sour, and thousands of people started losing their homes to foreclosures, one way that the general public thought was a good idea to stave off a foreclosure was bankruptcy. There was a common perception that filing a bankruptcy would put off a foreclosure, or even allow someone to keep their… Read More »

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Payday Loans Can be Abusive to Consumers

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Payday loans are considered to be some of the most abusive loans that consumers can take out. Payday lenders thrive on subprime loans, and congress has tried unsuccessfully to crack down on them. But in today’s market there’s always someone looking to make a profit by changing the landscape. Such is the case with… Read More »

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Supreme Court Gives Consumers a Rare Win

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It is not often lately that there is news of the United States Supreme Court making a decision that is in favor of consumers. Recently, however, the court did just that, putting limits on big business’ and banks’ ability to try to make class action cases more difficult for consumers. A Common Scenario in… Read More »

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Proposed Rule Will Limit How Many Times a Debt Collector Can Call You

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A common complain that consumers have is that collectors call them too much. Some consumers, desperate for relief, even resort to changing their phone number. A new rule is being proposed, which has opposition from both collection agencies and consumer advocates, that could significantly alter how many times you are contacted by a collection… Read More »

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How Are My Medical Bills Paid Back After an Accident?

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If you are hurt in an accident, the idea of receiving damages for everything that you are going through certainly sounds appealing. However, you probably know that most cases can take time to settle or get to trial. This raises the very big question of how your medical bills will get paid while you… Read More »

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What is a “G Notice” and Why Should You Pay Attention to It?

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If you’ve received any type of collection letter, you’ve probably seen the disclaimer. It has become so standard that you may have even ignored it. It’s the paragraph that reminds you of your rights to dispute a debt, and it is legally required to be written like this: “Unless you notify this office within… Read More »

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