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"Ugh, I hate lawyers..."

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Sep 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

When I meet someone for the first time, and they ask what I do, as you might imagine I'm met with a number of responses.  There's the borderline offensive: “Ugh, I hate all lawyers” (yes, this happened at an event last week). There's the immediate glossing over of the eyes, followed by: “Do you k...

What is the Marital Privilege?

Posted by Giovanna A. D'Orazio | Mar 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump announced their divorce, people wondered whether she could be subpoenaed by Robert Mueller and, if so, how the martial privilege would apply. So, what exactly is the marital privilege?

What is "Lavern's Law" and why is it important?

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Feb 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Following passage in the New York State Senate and Assembly, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Laverns Law into legislation.  This new law extends the time period for victims of late cancer diagnoses to bring claims, adding, in effect, a discovery rule.  The law before.  It used to be, i...

Should you borrow against a possible settlement?

Posted by Scott M. Peterson | Jan 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

A recent article in the New York Times, titled, How the Finance Industry is Trying to Cash in on , highlighted a little known but very lucrative business - lawsuit advance loans.  These loans - and we use that term in quotes because the companies who make them avoid regulation by calling them...

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