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What Happens to a Company’s Debt When it Dissolves?

The lawyer’s favorite answer: It depends.  What does it depend on?  Well, what do the corporate documents say?  Was this contingency included in the firm’s Bylaws or Operating Agreement?  Did the firm follow the precise legal requirements so that the … Continue reading

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It’s the Practice of Law, not the Science of Law

In law there’s usually more than 1 way to do something.  Some of these ways are better than others (at least some of the time).  Sometimes you make mistakes.  Lawyers are human.  But there are lots of ways to fix … Continue reading

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Motion to Crave Oyer

In Virginia, if a lawsuit is about a contract, and the contract is not attached to the complaint, you can file a “Motion to Crave Oyer”. Whuzzat?  Forget the oyster puns.  Heard them all many years ago.  This is not … Continue reading

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Beware of Text Messages

I had a very interesting (and alarming) experience recently.  It had to do with authenticating text messages.  I had always thought that the way to authenticate a text message was fairly simple:  You put the recipient on the stand and … Continue reading

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The Value Of A Really Good Legal Assistant

Here’s the value of a really good legal assistant (will credit to the Mother of all Hamsters–she knows who she is) Many lawyers face the problem of a client who calls many lawyers and can’t evaluate which one is best … Continue reading

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