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Blog Posts in September, 2016

  • Calling It Quits: Dealing With a Disloyal Employee

    Imagine: An employee leaves and sets up shop, using your documents, your methods, your ideas and worse yet, your customers. Maybe it is not hard to imagine. Maybe it has happened to you. Many business owners feel that they need to have an employment contract or a non-compete agreement to rein in employees who strike out on their own. While contractual protections are great, they are not the only ...
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  • What to Do When You've Been in an Accident

    Call 911 and have the police prepare a crash report. If you put down this article after reading the first sentence (and remember it), I will have accomplished something. After a car accident , you may not be in any condition to call 911. And, even if you are not terribly injured, people sometimes feel squeamish, embarrassed or just plain scared and do not want to call the police. Worse yet, the ...
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  • Full Coverage Is Not Always Enough Coverage: Understanding Your Automobile Insurance Policy

    In our law practice, we routinely meet with clients who have been seriously injured in a car accident . When we ask clients about their automobile insurance coverage, we often hear the same familiar phrase: “I have full coverage.” To us, “full coverage” should mean that you have enough insurance coverage to compensate you in the event that you are injured. The person who caused the collision may ...
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  • Contesting a Will

    As a litigator, I often receive calls from people who want to contest the will of a loved one. They are often shocked to learn what the will revealed or the other typical scenario is that a person had a will for many years, but then, in the final days, decided to change it, to the great surprise of friends and family. What can be done? Are there grounds to contest the will? The threshold question ...
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