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Tips on Planning Your Estate

If you have worked hard over the years and amassed a sizeable estate, you will want to make sure you have a definite plan for passing it on to your heirs. If you don’t have a will, your estate will run the real risk of going through costly and time-consuming litigation, and whatever does end […]

Slip and Fall Claims Are Now Compensational Under Law

Before, Workers Comp wouldn’t have to cover accidents that might happen in the parking lot of the workplace. When someone slips and falls, it is just something that the person would have to deal with, or bring the company to court for a slip and fall claim – which they may or may not win. […]

Do the Non-Smoking Laws Apply to Legalized Marijuana?

Since the legalization of marijuana, many landlords are finding it hard to find a clear delineation on whether or not they can let their tenants know that their buildings and apartments are smoke free zones, including marijuana. However, many of the rules and laws regarding the renting of properties have not been changed to include […]

Losing by Default: Why You Should Never Ignore a Lawsuit

If you have been served with papers for a lawsuit, the temptation to hide your head and pretend it isn’t happening can be very strong and alluring.  However, you should never give in to this temptation because if you do, you could end up losing the lawsuit without ever having the chance to make your […]

Updating Your Estate Plan When Life Changes Happen

Having a plan for when you retire from this earth may be the only thing holding your family together after you pass. This plan can ensure that not only your estate is handled properly, but it can also account for any time that you are indisposed and cannot make the decisions properly to continue with […]

What’s Required on a Legal Litigation Information Sheet

In the event that you are filing a lawsuit against another person, whether it is for a divorce, accident, or other terms for suing another, having a legal litigation information sheet is required for many states. It may or may not be required in the state that you reside in, but may be required in […]

The Reasons You Need an Attorney for the Settlement of Workman’s Comp Case

If you were injured at work, chances are you underwent a lot of stress both during and after the accident. In fact, oftentimes the period following the accident is the most stressful. As you navigate the paperwork that needs to be done, the phone calls that go back and forth, and the negotiating that all […]

Estate Planning is Important even if you are Single

When you are single you are less likely to think of estate planning than you would if you had a large family, especially small children. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, we all get old and we all need to be properly prepared. The only way to do so is to […]

Can you Sue for Slipping and Falling in a Retail Store?

It happens more often than you think; a person slips and falls on a wet floor that was not properly noted to tell patrons to take caution. That person gets up and walks away, but later suffers back pain and maybe even suffers a concussion from hitting his head. What legal recourse does this person […]

Brantley versus Nissan North America: Defective Side Airbags

Sometimes we purchase something that just does not work right. It is the general hope that the defects will be caught by the supplying company before something bad happens, but unfortunately that is not always the case as is illustrated in the Brantley versus Nissan North America case. In this lawsuit, which is a class […]

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