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  • COVID-19 and the Defense Production Act

    Post-World War II Statute Allows President to Compel Private Companies to Help Produce Goods Necessary for National Defense In March 2020, the Trump Administration invoked powers under the Defense Production Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. What is the Defense Production Act? How often are... Read more

  • The Stafford Act

    The Stafford Act — What Is It and How Does It Work? President Uses Little-Known Act to Declare National Public Health Emergency over Coronavirus On Friday, March 13, President Trump declared a national emergency due to the escalating public health risks associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19)... Read more

  • Slip-and-fall Claims on Commercial Property

    Your Best Chance of Recovery When You Are Hurt on Business Premises As a general rule, all property owners—commercial and residential—have a duty to maintain the premises so as to minimize the risk of injury to anyone legally visiting the property. The duty is not absolute—the property owne... Read more

  • Thanksgiving—A Time of Gratitude

    Life is about connection… about the power of relationships to help us find and nurture our best selves. At GetLegal, connection is our business… connection with our clients… the facilitation of connections by our clients with those who need their help. At this time, and throughout the year,... Read more

  • 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


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