A handshake to seal the deal may not be all that you need. Some people are proud of their handshake as a badge of honor. And they should be! After all, it is good to be honest and trustworthy. But there may be times when a handshake isn't enough, and the reason why may have nothing to do with "trustworthiness" and everything to do with the potential for misunderstanding. In every deal … [Read more...] about Do you Need a Formal Contract?
It is good Risk Management Strategy to make sure that your promises and representations to your customers/clients/patients are truthful, honest and free of unreasonable promises. Promising more than you can deliver is tempting. You may want to make that sale or cement that relationship. Don't do so at the risk of future litigation. Defending a lawsuit or administrative claim eats into your … [Read more...] about Avoid Lawsuits for your Company- Don’t Promise More Than You Can Give!
If you have been involved in a lawsuit, you may have heard the terms "dismissed without prejudice" or "dismissed with prejudice." If a case is dismissed "without prejudice" that means that the case is being dismissed now, but that it may be refiled in the future. (note: there may still be time limits set by law that prohibit this refiling after a certain amount of time has gone by so be sure to … [Read more...] about Dismissal With or Without Prejudice
Many employers nowadays have a social media policy for their employees. But they may not know that the National Labor Relations Act protects "concerted" speech & activity by their employees. This means that employees can talk about their work environment including talking about other employees, their boss, or how much they make. This provision in the National Labor Relations Act applies to … [Read more...] about Can Employers Legally Prohibit Their Employees from Complaining on Social Media?
Scammers. They are out there... waiting.... waiting for your attention to be distracted... waiting for that moment when you let your guard down for just a minute! Scammers target the elderly. They also may attempt to extract information from children who answer the phone. They may attempt to get information by calling a business and pretending to be a client, supplier, organization or … [Read more...] about Great Tips for Avoiding SCAMS!
Attorneys are also called "counselors at law". That title, while it sounds "old fashioned", is actually pretty accurate.In many (if not most) cases, there is already a crisis going on or the client wouldn't be in the office in the first place. People don't tend to go to attorneys for "legal checkups" very often when things are going great. By the time a client appears in the office, things may … [Read more...] about Is Your Attorney Your “Counselor”?
"Procrastination is like a credit card. It's a lot of fun until you get the bill."- Christopher Parker We have all been told not to procrastinate, and to plan ahead. This is especially true in the legal area. Sometimes, by the time a client sees an attorney, things have gotten complicated and a little messed up. The attorney may shake her head and say sadly, "If only you had come to me … [Read more...] about Procrastination Can Cost You Money!
Unhappy about Discovery requests in your case? Read on to see why it is important to take them seriously... 1. You can't just ignore it- You are required by Texas law and procedure to answer discovery when you are involved in an active legal case. If you are involved in a business lawsuit or a contested divorce, you should be prepared to answer discovery requests in your case. 2. The … [Read more...] about Why it is Important to Answer Discovery in your Case