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Understanding Debt Settlement vs. Bankruptcy

Understanding Debt Settlement vs. Bankruptcy

thundercow October 3, 2013 0

As many people attempt to sort through the remains of their financial life in the wake of the Great Recession and the real estate debacle of 2008, many of them who have never had to

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Speaking with your Insurance Company About Storm Damage

Speaking with your Insurance Company About Storm Damage

thundercow December 26, 2012 0

Each time a hurricane strikes, homeowners hear stories about those who did not purchase the proper insurance coverage. While most homeowners with mortgages must carry hazard insurance, some actually find that their insurance covers

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Must Contracts Be Signed or Initialed on Every Page?

Must Contracts Be Signed or Initialed on Every Page?

Michael David November 22, 2012 1

Must Contracts Be Signed or Initialed on Every Page? Short answer? No. You may have noticed that often some multi-page contracts contain a location on each page for all parties to initial. Often you

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Quick and Dirty Introduction to the Ins and Outs of Arbitration

Quick and Dirty Introduction to the Ins and Outs of Arbitration

thundercow March 12, 2010 0

What Is Arbitration? As a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution, arbitration involves a third-party person who acts as the decision maker for the conflict.  The arbitrator listens as two or more conflicting parties’ state

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What to Expect When You Get a DWI in Texas

What to Expect When You Get a DWI in Texas

PeterWendt March 8, 2010 0

DWI refers to the act of driving while intoxicated, which is a crime in every U.S. state. DWI charges are not just for people who drive under the influence of alcohol. Drivers are also

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Slippery Slopes: Who is Liable for Icy Rent House Steps?

Slippery Slopes: Who is Liable for Icy Rent House Steps?

PeterWendt June 11, 2008 0

What happens when you or a friend slips on the icy steps at your rental unit? Responsibility in most rental situations is addressed in the lease. For example, renters are generally responsible for damages

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Alabama Legal Interest Rate

Alabama Legal Interest Rate

Michael David May 15, 2008 0

The legal interest rate in Alabama is 6%. Judgments incur interest at the rate of 12%

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The Development of Decision by Trial

The Development of Decision by Trial

Michael David April 22, 2008 0

The first legal trials were not trials that we would recognize. In their early forms, trials were barbaric and violent and had almost nothing to do with judging truth or culpability, they were more

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How Much is a Human Life Worth in Dollars?

How Much is a Human Life Worth in Dollars?

Michael David April 22, 2008 0

Our modern legal system has to apply a numerical value to a human life– an imperfect and morbid undertaking, for sure, but the scope of human activity in a modern world inevitably yields death

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What Is Property?

What Is Property?

Michael David April 22, 2008 0

LearnAboutLaw Staff July 2007 Property is any thing that is commonly recognized as being the possession of a thing or group. Important types of property include real property (land), personal property (physical possessions), and

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Where Our Laws Come From: Ancient Roman Beginnings

Where Our Laws Come From: Ancient Roman Beginnings

Michael David April 22, 2008 0

LearnAboutLaw Staff July 2007 Laws are, for the most part, immutable. Once established, laws change very slowly, often taking centuries to adapt and transform. The laws of real estate and contracts have changed very

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Law Dictionary | Legal Glossary

Law Dictionary | Legal Glossary

Michael David April 21, 2008 0

This is a legacy page, our glossary of business law terms.  We have expanded our legal dictionary to include thousands of terms, you can reaching by visiting our Legal Dictionary.   Acquisition: The purchase of one

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Where Our Laws Come From: English Law

Where Our Laws Come From: English Law

Michael David April 21, 2008 0

LearnAboutLaw Staff July 2007 England is a unique place. It’s part of Europe, but yet it’s isolated from the rest of Europe by water. A Viking could not just walk over a hill and

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The Development of Law and Equity

The Development of Law and Equity

Michael David April 21, 2008 0

LearnAboutLaw Staff July 2007 England developed two independent legal systems in its history, and we refer to those systems as “law” and “equity.” Today, we hardly notice the difference. The most common remedy a

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Are Slip and Fall Lawsuits a Byproduct of Bipedalism?

Are Slip and Fall Lawsuits a Byproduct of Bipedalism?

thundercow April 8, 2008 0

You may not realize it, but people are killed every year in slip and fall accidents. Many years, thousands of people are killed. This is such a strange charge that most people do not

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