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NSF Checks: How to Respond When a Customer Issues an Non-sufficient Funds Check

Customer Issues a NSF Check that Does Not Clear Even with all the payment options available today, paper checks are still a popular form of payment especially in the business world.  So, what options are available to you to help recover the check if your customer’s NSF check does not clear?  North Carolina law provides several options for creditors. Civil Penalties The person or corporation who knowingly issues a check …Read More

Confidentiality Provisions in Settlement Agreements

If you’ve ever signed a settlement agreement resolving some dispute, chances are pretty good it contained a confidentiality provision. In many cases, one side or both wish to keep the terms of a settlement to themselves – whether to avoid disclosure of amounts paid to settle or for some other reason. In our experience, these provisions are often paid lip service, but routinely ignored. A recent case from Florida illustrates …Read More

Joint Check Agreements – Not a Silver Bullet

Joint check agreements, or joint pay agreements, are a common credit management device, and can be an excellent tool to make sure that you get paid when your customer does. In most cases, however, they do not create a situation where you can seek money directly from the general contractor. In order to use them effectively, it is important to know what they can do, and what they cannot. A …Read More

Spousal Guarantees | Raleigh Law Firm

Obviously, creditors would like to obtain as much security as possible prior to making a loan, but it is also important to keep in mind the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). For anyone not familiar with the ECOA, it is a federal law that prohibits lenders from discriminating against borrowers based on their race, religion, national origin, sex, or marital status. So, in what instances may a creditor obtain a …Read More

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