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Feeling Itchy?  Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

Ah, a phrase we’ve all surely heard or even used “Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite.”  For most, it’s simply an endearing way of saying ‘Goodnight’ or ‘Sleep Well,’ but to those who have had the unfortunate experience of rooming with bed bugs, the saying takes on a vastly different meaning. Over the past few years, the creepy crawly blood-suckers have made their ways back to our homes… and, namely, our beds.  Maybe you wake up with a...

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Got Mold?

Mold is the worst nightmare of any homeowner.  Once you find out it’s there, you just want it gone.  Unfortunately, the next step is to pay to have it tested and then pay lots more to get it eradicated.  But, the alternative is to live with a poison (basically).  Who wants to develop constant sinus infections and lung problems?  No one, of course – and so you pay it.  That’s an easy scenario.  But what happens if you’re...

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The Power of the Demand Letter

            Week after week, I meet small business owners and just individuals that complain about someone breaking a deal or a contract, but that a lawyer is just too expensive.  Now, I’m not one to advocate pulling the litigation cord every time a deal goes south, but the blanket statement that a lawyer is just too expensive means that either (1) they’ve never actually hired an attorney or (2) they’ve hired a bad attorney. ...

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The Dreaded Deposition – A 6-Step Survival Guide

            So, you may have a bad impression of lawyers with minimal interaction.  Well, my friend, be prepared for that opinion to likely reach new depths when you get a subpoena that says you have to take a day off work to be interrogated… particularly if you aren’t even the one that’s  suing or being sued.  In the history of depositions, no one has ever rejoiced at it.    In an effort to help give...

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What To Do When You Hear ‘You’re Sued!’

Even though lawsuits are rarely surprise attacks, it’s still unnerving when that process server knocks on your door and tells you ‘you’ve been served.’  Depending on your demeanor, your immediate reaction is either anger, fear, anxiety, or a cocktail of the three.  Maybe you received a demand letter (or some type of angry letter) a few months ago and you responded with stern retort.  You may have thought – haven’t heard anything back so all must be good…...

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