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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Rule 26: Protecting the Identity of Consulting Experts

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Everyone can agree that an expert consultant who does not testify can be beneficial in some instances for various reasons, particularly in connection to applicable discovery procedures. But legal professionals often voice contrary views on discovery rules that apply to these expert consultants.  

The work of a consultant, in very general terms, does not necessarily need to be disclosed to …


Unlawful Credit Inquiries Damage Consumers

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On consumer credit reports, there is a section entitled “credit inquiries.” Included in this section is a list of names or companies to which the credit reporting agency has supplied access to the credit report. Many consumers will not recognize the names listed under credit inquiries on their credit report but will assume the inquiries are lawful. But in …


In the News: Are Eligible Young Immigrants Being Denied Asylum Due to Age?

A band of beautiful Latin youth.

In the News: Recent reports indicate that the current administration has been rejecting lawful residence status applications; a startling number of immigrant youth are receiving denials. Many of the immigrant youth denied entry left their countries to escape abusive situations. Why are the status applications being denied? The  U.S. government denied the applications based on the belief that …


How to Protect Yourself Against Inaccurate Credit Reporting

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Many consumers have inaccurate or false information on their credit report – and they don’t even know it. They discover this fact when they attempt to use their credit to purchase a car or a home or obtain a credit card. The denial they receive in response to the credit check usually inspires them …


DWI Parenting Advice: Drunk Driving Prevention for Teens

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Have you talked to your teen about the dangers of driving drunk? Are they aware of the legal consequences of DUI or DWI? Parents of teens often like to believe that their teen is not at risk. Contrary to this belief, trusted sources indicate that most teens are at considerable risk for DUI.

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How to Prepare a Debt Collection Defense

Being served papers for a debt collection lawsuit is one of the most stressful moments many people ever experience. If you are in this situation or you are waiting for this dreaded moment to arrive due to unpaid debts, don’t despair. You can and should defend yourself against a debt collection lawsuit. A failure to show up in court could lead to a default judgment …


Family-Based Immigration: Options When Adjustment of Status is Denied

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Did you fill out Form I-485 to apply for a green card within the United States, to request an adjustment of status? If you are an immigrant to the United States of America and the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) denies your adjustment of status application (to Permanent Resident), you still have options.

Attempt to Avoid a Denial:


10 Things You Need to Know if You Get a DUI or DWI

Police officer giving a sobriety test to a young man who he suspects is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Police cruiser is out of focus in the foreground.

Whether called DWI (driving while intoxicated), DUI (driving under the influence) or OUI (operating under the influence), “drunk driving” has some severe penalties if a conviction follows the charges.  If you are facing DWI


Are Judgments Discharged in Bankruptcy?

People who file for bankruptcy are often perplexed about debts that are associated with a judgment. Can a debt on which there is a judgment or lien receive a bankruptcy discharge?

The first step in answering the question is pinpointing the type of debt is in question. Determining which debts are dischargeable depends on the kind of debt and how the debt was incurred. …


What are the Requirements for Obtaining a Family-Based Visa?

U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders) can petition for the immigration of a family member. While reuniting citizens and green card holders with overseas family members is an essential goal of U.S. immigration law, only specific family members are eligible for family-based immigration.

Every relation of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident does not qualify for a U.S. green card. According to …

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