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December 2010

E-Discovery: Why It Can Impact Your Law Suit

What happens to you and your fellow co-workers when the office network is down? Complete and utter chaos, right? This is a fairly predictable answer since in today’s world, paper files are becoming a thing of the past. Instead, we scan documents into the system, make an electronic file, and people then view the information on their laptops, smart phones, or i-Pads. But because every form of data nowadays seems …Read More

Equipping Your Employees and Company for the Worst

When people encounter high pressure situations, their bodies react in one of three ways: fight, flight, or freeze.  What some employers do not recognize is that when employees find themselves in unexpected high stress situations, more often than not, workers freeze and are unable to adequately deal with the situation unfolding around them. So how can employers prepare employees for these situations?  Here are a few tips: Act It Out: …Read More

Frequent Foreclosures for North Carolina

North Carolina has been making headlines.  Why?  Because in October 2010, the state’s residential foreclosure rate increased 40 percent from last year’s figure and 13 percent from September 2010’s figure.  According to the Irvine, CA based company Realty Trac Inc., which keeps tabs on default notices, auction sale notices, and bank repossessions, in October 2010, 4,818 North Carolina homes were involved in the foreclosure process.  This translates to one out …Read More

Looking For Assets to Collect a Judgment

If you are a creditor, it is wise to review the debtor’s assets prior to issuing credit to the debtor.

−Looking For Assets to Collect a Judgment

In the movie Urban Cowboy, Johnny Lee sang “looking for love in all the wrong places”. The North Carolina Supreme Court in Kinlaw vs. Harris recently heard a case which could be summarized “looking for assets in all the wrong places”. The issue before the Court was whether a debtor’s property was free from execution and thereby allowing the debtor to keep the property. Pursuant to the law in North …Read More