Category Archives: Miscellaneous Legal Topics

Health Care Fraud

By | November 19, 2010

No one likes to be ripped off.  Whether you got less than you thought you purchased, or poorer quality, or found out that the seller was in a scheme and you were the pawn, these things make people angry, and rightfully so.  This is fraud. About 150 years ago, in March of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln was hacked… Read More »

Top 10 Ways To Torpedo Your Texas Personal Injury Case

By | September 21, 2010

Failing to notify the police after the accident & and giving a statement before speaking to a personal injury lawyer Failing to timely obtain medical treatment and hiding all injuries from your doctor and failing to cooperate with your doctor Signing insurance company documents before calling a lawyer or attorney and allowing the insurance company to get your… Read More »

Top 5 Reasons To Hire a Dallas, Texas Traffic Ticket Lawyer

By | September 21, 2010

1.   Keep the traffic ticket off your driving record (will keep auto insurance costs down and prevent Texas DPS surcharges) 2.   Reduce the amount of money owed on the traffic ticket 3.   In most cases, go to court for you 4.   Lift traffic ticket warrants so you are not arrested 5.   Help you locate and dispose of old… Read More »

Everyday Cases Show Tax Cheats Get Caught

By | September 20, 2010

Every day, in cities across the country, people are being prosecuted or convicted of tax crimes. You should view these cases as warnings and act accordingly. Thomas and Brenda Ellis of Richmond, Va., had what many would consider a great business for cheating Uncle Sam. They were the owners of Buzz Thru Car Washes, an automated car wash… Read More »

Drunk Driving and Other Arrests

By | September 20, 2010

With the summer almost here and in anticipation of those fine weekends which we will be enjoying crabs and beer and going to the ocean for fun and relaxation, the Maryland State Police are out there looking for the drunk driver. With their speed traps, sobriety check points, and the staking out of watering holes, they will amass… Read More »

Choosing a Lawyer

By | September 15, 2010

The help of a knowledgeable lawyer can prevent small problems from becoming large ones, give you the peace of mind of defining your problem, and suggest ways to handle the situation. My suggestion in finding a lawyer is to ask someone who has had a similar legal problem. Once you have identified your legal problem, you will be… Read More »

5 Common Debt Solutions Scams

By | September 14, 2010

The reason you choose to enroll with a debt solutions company is to get out of debt.  However, if you choose the wrong company your debt problems could get worse.  Recently, some states have enacted laws to regulate debt solutions firms, while other states are in the process of enacting these kinds of laws.  Here are 5 of… Read More »

What Lawyers Can Learn From Entrepreneurs

By | July 12, 2010

It’s Not Enough To Be A Great Lawyer In Order To Thrive Whether you are a solo practitioner or a first year associate at a 1000 attorney law firm, or an in-house counsel at a corporation, you can make your practice more satisfying and yourself more effective by thinking of your law practice as an entrepreneurial venture and… Read More »

When should I obtain a receipt?

By | May 13, 2008

The simple answer to the question of when you should obtain a receipt is always. When you sell something or give something away which has any value, either monetary or personal, you should obtain a signed receipt from the person receiving it.

The dangers of not having a promissory note when loaning money

By | May 13, 2008

When you make a monetary loan, it is always a good idea to have a promissory note setting forth the terms of the loan. A promissory note is also used in real estate transactions.