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  • Deficiency Judgment and Foreclosures

    A person borrowing money to buy a home assumes the loan is secured by the mortgage lien on the house. In the event the house is sold in a foreclosure, they might also assume the debt has been satisfied. But that is not the case! There are two aspects to a mortgage loan. The first is the note, wh... Read more

  • How Can a Lawyer Help You Defend Against Foreclosure?

    If you fall behind on your mortgage payments, your house might end up in foreclosure. However, there can be good defenses to a foreclosure lawsuit. Lack of Legal Standing For a bank to bring a foreclosure lawsuit, it must have "legal standing." The bank must show it has the authority to en... Read more

  • The Google Antitrust Investigation

    What's Happening and How It May Potentially Affect Access to Legal Services Earlier this month, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee joined attorneys general from 48 states to initiate an investigation of Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon regarding their business practices. The probe will seek to ... Read more

  • Avoiding Probate

    I often am asked by clients how they can avoid probate. In some situations, it is appropriate to take legal action prior to an individual’s death to avoid probate. In this article, I discuss a few ways assets may be transferred outside the probate process. To determine whether avoiding probate is ... Read more

  • What is the Hatch Act and How Did Kellyanne Conway Violate It?

    Office of Special Counsel Calls White House Counselor a "Repeat Offender" and Calls for Her Removal The United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC), an independent federal investigative and prosecutorial agency, issued a recommendation on Thursday, June 20, 2019, that White House Counselor Kell... Read more

  • TEVA Pharmaceutical Settles Opioid Lawsuit Before Trial

    Israeli Drug Company Agrees to Pay $85 Million A second major pharmaceutical company has decided to settle a lawsuit in Oklahoma involving allegations the drug manufacturer wrongfully contributed to the nation's growing opioid crisis. The announcement on Sunday, May 26, 2019, from the office of Okl... Read more

  • What Happens If You Die Without a Will?

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  • 4 Reasons You Need a Will

    You may have certain items of high financial or emotional value you’d like specific relatives or friends to receive after you’re gone. The only way to ensure your wishes are followed is to execute a last will and testament. Executing a valid and enforceable will can be a great benefit to your fa... Read more

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