How Long Do You Have to File A Law Suit in North Carolina?

March 22, 2010

Pop quiz on how long you have to sue when you just found out that someone has violated your rights. Defective Crocodile Mile that you bought in 2005 (Crocodile Mile, was awesome, and I’m sure was never defective)? It’s not too late to sue. Business owner trying to collect on a judgment you obtained in 2003? Still okay. On a contract??? Read more

More on the train wreck that is oral agreements

March 17, 2010

I wrote an article a few days ago regarding the enforceability of oral agreements, and then like clockwork, two days later, I have a client ask me if their oral agreement is enforceable. Now, this was quite disconcerting for the starving artist author in me who was sad to see that his voice had not yet been heard. It was, however, pretty good for the attorney in me who was pleased to have recently researched his clients question and responded with Usain Bolt speed to the query. The client did have an interesting side question regarding oral agreements that I did not reference in my previous post, so I thought I’d discuss. Read more

Employment Discrimination Basics

March 15, 2010

Recently, I’ve received plenty of questions about employment discrimination cases. I suppose that this makes sense; with the economy still recovering, there are many layoffs and terminations taking place. Some of these terminations are legitimate, layoffs are necessary and someone has to fall at the bottom of the totem pole. Other terminations… well let’s just say that occasionally something stinks. Read more

We’ve got an Oral Agreement, Uh oh…

March 11, 2010

With the economy the way it is, I’ve had a lot of clients come to me recently attempting to enforce oral agreements. Of late, I’ve seen contracts as high as $50,000.00 which were done on a handshake. Now a handshake is nice, I appreciate a strong firm grip as much as the next person. But is it worth to have to litigate the issue when the deal goes south? It is ALWAYS best to have a writing signed by the parties. But, what to do if this advice comes too late? Read more

Bait and Switch Tactics Against Consumers

March 2, 2010

It might be a savvy negotiating tactic to agree to something, force the other party to commit their time and resources to you, and then use that opportunity to leverage better terms, but for consumers, it’s a nightmare. However, contract law provides protection where the terms of the contact may not. Read more

The Importance of Utilizing an Attorney for Debt Collection

March 1, 2010

Debt collectors have many restrictions on the manner in which they can collect a debt.  Did you know that, in North Carolina, attorneys are not subject to the same restrictions regarding debt collection that debt collectors or business owners are subject to? 

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Protecting Consumers from Deceptive Scams and Ripoffs

March 1, 2010

“Scam” and “Ripoff” have millions of search results on Google.  But in North Carolina, consumer Protection laws assist in you getting something that complaining about a business on the internet doesn’t get you: getting your hard-earned cash back.

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