Can You Sue Over a Verbal Contract?

Can You Sue Over a Verbal Contract or Agreement? The question on whether you can sue over a verbal contract or agreement comes up quite often. All you have to do is watch an episode of People's Court or Judge Judy to see that yes, you can sue over a verbal agreement. The problem is [...]

By |2017-12-13T00:41:41+00:00October 1st, 2012|Lawsuits|Comments Off on Can You Sue Over a Verbal Contract?

Tips to Avoid Employee Lawsuits

Employers dread being sued by their employees and many companies take great steps to prevent such events, but other companies don't even bother to take the smallest strides toward protecting themselves from employee lawsuits. The following tips can help you protect yourself from an employee lawsuit. Establish an Employee Handbook Create an employee handbook with [...]

By |2017-12-13T00:41:51+00:00September 24th, 2012|Lawsuits|Comments Off on Tips to Avoid Employee Lawsuits

Car Accidents and Lawsuits

Not all car accidents need to end up in lawsuits. In fact a very small number of them actually go to court and there may be even more that never get reported to either the police or insurance companies. If you're involved in a car accident it's not automatically assumed that you'll soon be involved [...]

By |2018-11-16T22:39:31+00:00September 20th, 2012|Lawsuits|Comments Off on Car Accidents and Lawsuits

Collecting a Small Claims Judgment

Collecting on a Small Claims Judgment Congratulations! You've won your small claims case, but now it's time to collect that judgment, which can be an even bigger battle. The courts typically are done once they issue a judgment, which means you've got to figure out how to collect. A local sheriff will help you collect [...]

By |2017-12-13T00:42:11+00:00June 8th, 2012|Lawsuits|Comments Off on Collecting a Small Claims Judgment

Civil Cases versus Criminal Lawsuits

Civil cases are typically private disputes between two people or smaller groups of people or even a company but a criminal case is when the actions of a person or a group of people is considered to cause or have the potential to cause harm to society as a whole. A civil case can be [...]

By |2018-11-13T22:38:14+00:00May 3rd, 2012|Lawsuits|Comments Off on Civil Cases versus Criminal Lawsuits

SPECIAL FEATURE: What Happens When You Lose a Debt Lawsuit?

A credit card company or creditor may sue when payments on an account are no longer being paid. Winning a lawsuit against a credit card company or creditor may seem slim if evidence is provided to the judge showing you owe the credit card debt . While losing a suit isn't the end of the [...]

By |2018-11-19T20:06:24+00:00April 10th, 2012|Lawsuits|Comments Off on SPECIAL FEATURE: What Happens When You Lose a Debt Lawsuit?

What You Should Know About Lawsuits and Being Sued

What You Should Know About Debt Lawsuits When creditors don't receive payment for debt that is past due or accounts that are delinquent, they may look to exercise their legal options in collecting from debtors.  A lawsuit may be filed against you through a small claims court or federal court, depending on how much you [...]

By |2017-12-13T00:42:29+00:00January 9th, 2012|Lawsuits|Comments Off on What You Should Know About Lawsuits and Being Sued

Bank of America To Pay $108 Million To Borrowers

Bank of America just agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission that will require the mortgage company to pay $108 million to 200,000 borrowers who were charged outrages fees by Countrywide Financial Corp. (now owned by Bank of America) while facing foreclosure. Countrywide hit the borrowers who were behind on their mortgages with [...]

By |2018-11-16T23:08:36+00:00June 28th, 2010|Lawsuits|Comments Off on Bank of America To Pay $108 Million To Borrowers

Furniture Factory Warehouse Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – Customers Empty Handed

Home furnishings retailer Furniture Factory Warehouse, which operates 12 stores in South Texas, has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection due to unfavorable financial conditions and a consistent decline in furniture sales. The retailer has closed all of its stores and distribution facilities pending the bankruptcy court's approval of Furniture Factory Warehouse's "Bankruptcy Going Out [...]

By |2018-11-15T22:42:44+00:00June 16th, 2010|Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Economy, Lawsuits, Managing Your Finances|Comments Off on Furniture Factory Warehouse Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy – Customers Empty Handed

Texas Rangers Bankruptcy Judge: “This is like one of those baseball movies…”

If you thought the Texas Rangers bankruptcy drama had ended, it seems that it is just getting started.  Most recently bankruptcy judge Michael Lynn quipped that "This is like one of those baseball movies where the players get stranded," after convincing Chase to keep the baseball team's credit card active while they played in Kansas [...]

By |2018-11-16T22:44:04+00:00June 15th, 2010|Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Economy, Lawsuits|Comments Off on Texas Rangers Bankruptcy Judge: “This is like one of those baseball movies…”