Tag Archives: Second Opinion

5 Questions To Ask Before Filing A Lawsuit

The thought of filing a lawsuit may seem empowering because you feel you have been wronged and want your day in court, but the reality of litigation is rarely understood.  Before stepping into the litigation arena, we suggest there are … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To James Gandolfini . . . It Can Happen To You

Actor James Gandolfini’s sudden passing at such a young age was tragic, but now it appears the administration of his will adds insult to his family’s emotional injury. According to The New York Daily News, in a July 8, 2013 article … Continue reading

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Legal Consumer Tip #5 – Evaluating Settlement Issues

In September 2012, we blogged about a Colorado jury’s $2 million verdict against a law firm that pressured a client to settle a contingency fee case for less than it was worth. In that post, we noted that settlement comes … Continue reading

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Why Do So Many Lawyers False Bill?

Perhaps many lawyers false bill because they can get away with it.  Padding billable time, for example, has become so common that many lawyers don’t even consider it improper. Dan Ariely, the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral … Continue reading

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