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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Copying, Scanning and Faxing Costs

Amazing, truly amazing.  Many firms charge for in house copying and scanning.  I don’t.  Why not?  Because it’s part of my cost of doing business.  I don’t charge for electricity so I don’t charge for copying costs.  But I’m seeing … Continue reading

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Here’s my idea for how to go after someone who sues a client (usually for breaching an alleged contract) for no good reason

I.  Send a letter to the opposing counsel demanding that the case be withdrawn and explaining why there is no contract or there is no breach of contract. II.  Research to figure out whether or not there are counterclaims available … Continue reading

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YouTube is a great teacher

Recently I’ve been telling clients to visit YouTube.com to study up on depositions.  I do this as part of working with them to prepare for their deposition.  It’s amazing how seeing what they should do (and watching some of the … Continue reading

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Can business people learn from watching credit card collection brawls?

You bet you can.  Just watch.  These brawls are just like my business brawls writ small.  So, after watching some of the small claims court (General District Court in Virginia) cases involving credit cards, this is what I’ve learned. First, … Continue reading

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In Reaction to the Earthquake

We all got a big reminder yesterday about cell phones and disasters.  Cell phones and text messages do not work right after an event like an earthquake hits.  The cell phone lines get overloaded and in some cases, text messages … Continue reading

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