In civil litigation, the law provides pre-trial legal procedures that allow both sides to gather information from the opposing party, called “discovery.” The information gathered during discovery can be helpful in allowing a party to evaluate his/her own case, or in settlement negotiations or if the case goes to trial. One of the discovery tools […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Preparing for Trial: A Brief Look at Depositions
Communication is a tricky thing. You may know what you mean when you say something, or use a particular word, but the other person may interpret it very differently. If your miscommunication forms the basis of an agreement, you might end up in a contract dispute. Contracts and What They Are. At their most basic, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Broken Promises: A Few Things That Makes Contract Disputes Complex
Choosing the proper method to resolve your dispute may have an impact on the outcome of your conflict. There are two basic forms of dispute resolution (ADR) that are alternatives to litigation: mediation and arbitration. Each form of dispute resolution has benefits and disadvantages. Indeed, there are certain types of disputes that are almost exclusively […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on When Should You Choose Alternative Dispute Resolution Instead of Litigation?
Boundary disputes between neighbors are commonplace when neighbors are either uncertain of their boundary lines or have conflicting documentation reflecting their property lines. While boundary lines are plotted on a county’s tax map that distinguishes between different parcels of land, identifying the property line is not always a simple task. This may result in disputes […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Handling Boundary Disputes Between Neighbors
State laws require that a seller make certain disclosures regarding the state of his home when entering into an agreement for the sale of property. The obligation for a seller to disclose defects is generally limited to those that are material, or defects that likely play a significant role in a buyer’s decision to purchase […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Consequences for Non-Disclosure of Defects in Your Home