Wardrobe Malfunction

Wardrobe Malfunction

Mar. 19, 2012 by

Employment At Will I have often had to explain to clients and potential clients what “at-will employment” means. Briefly, it means that an employer can fire you (in an at-will state, like North Carolina) for no reason, or for any

Judgment Day

Judgment Day

Nov. 30, 2011 by

A client asks: “I have a judgment from GE Capital that was issued in 10/2008.  How would I go about getting that removed from my credit?  Yes, it is mine.  Whom would I contact?  The court or the creditor?” If

Fine Furnishings

Fine Furnishings

Dec. 2, 2010 by

Employers are required to “furnish” a pay stub detailing deductions from your pay. State law does not dictate the form it must take, however.

Settle or Sue?

Settle or Sue?

Nov. 12, 2010 by

Only about 10% of filed lawsuits make it to the courtroom; many disputes that could lead to lawsuits are settled before litigation ever starts. One of the primary reasons for this is the concept of settlement. Once the parties bring the facts out and lay out their respective views of the situation, it is often discovered that there is a solution the defendant can offer and that the damaged party is willing to accept to resolve the dispute. The question of whether or not to accept a settlement offer always rests with the client.

Let me check my files and get back to you…

Let me check my files and get back to you…

Jul. 21, 2010 by

Everyone’s keeping a file on you; why aren’t you keeping a file?

“I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

“I Know What You Did Last Summer.”

Jun. 29, 2010 by

Real stalking is a serious invasion of privacy – and it is a crime.

The Request Line Is (Always) Open

The Request Line Is (Always) Open

May. 31, 2010 by

If there are law-related topics about which you’re curious, feel free to post questions as comments here, and I’ll try to craft those into blog posts.

The Envelope, Please…

The Envelope, Please…

May. 19, 2010 by

Sometimes, the information ON the envelope can save a case from a statute of limitations.

Money for Nothing?

Money for Nothing?

May. 4, 2010 by

I received an inquiry from an administrative assistant in a client’s office today, and it was disclaimed with a note saying, “If you’ll charge a fee to answer this question, please ignore this message.” As I set about explaining how I decide what to charge for, it occurred to me this would make a good “open letter” to clients explaining about how I decide to bill or not bill.

Something’s Burning…

Something’s Burning…

Apr. 30, 2010 by

Is your child’s college fund going up in smoke? I’m not talking about market meltdown here…