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Basic Bankruptcy for Creditors

It happens sometimes - one of our customers files bankruptcy. What does this mean to you as a creditor? Your first notice that this has happened is probably either going to be a verbal notice

A Layman’s Guide to Summary Judgments

Getting Out Before Trial One of the questions I am often asked is whether there is any way to avoid trial, in a case that cannot be settled, or which for some reason you don’t

The Texas Usury Trap

It seems like every month I see invoices that say “1.5% interest per month on unpaid balance”;“Interest will be charged at 18% on accounts over 30 days,” “Accounts not paid in 30 days are subject

Litigation Basics for Clients (Part 1 of 3)

PART 1: Greetings - You Have Been Sued You’ve been operating a business successfully for years, and one day a constable knocks at your door,and serves you with a lawsuit. He hands you a stack

Litigation Basics for Clients (Part 2 of 3)

PART 2: What Happened? Discovery & Mediation In most cases, after an answer is filed, both sides need to do “discovery” before the case is ready for trial. Discovery is just like it sounds -