Understanding What You Sign | Raleigh Law Firm

Failing to carefully review a legal document can be expensive – in one recent case, it cost a homeowner $7,000. In the summer of 2011, a satellite dish installer broke a water line at a Mecklenburg County, North Carolina residence. The resulting damage to the property was significant, and the homeowner submitted a claim with the installer’s insurance agent. After …

North Carolina Small Claims Get a Whole Lot Bigger | Raleigh Law Firm

Effective August 1, 2013, the maximum limits for lawsuits in small claims court and district court will rise significantly. The small claims limit is doubling from $5,000 to $10,000 and the limit for district court cases is increasing from $10,000 to $25,000. Anything over that amount must be brought in Superior Court. The rise in the small claims limit will …

Discovery- A Necessary Tool

In the course of a lawsuit, the Plaintiff and Defendant have the opportunity to request information from each other regarding the case. The purpose of discovery is to encourage and allow each party to find out what evidence the other  party has in support of its case. This process allows the parties to determine the strengths and weaknesses of their case and their opponent’s …

Cashing a Customer’s Check: What Creditors Need to Know about Accord and Satisfaction

Cashing a Customer’s Check: What Creditors Need to Know about Accord and Satisfaction By James R. VannAttorney at Law   We had a webinar on this topic on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.   Our webinar was titled : Handling Money of Others – Sales Tax, Escheat Property & Cashing Checks.  Visit our event page for details. You have …

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Information For Creditors Regarding Collecting Out-Of-State Judgments

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Information For Creditors Regarding Collecting Out-Of-State Judgments By James R. VannAttorney at Law   Suppose you have a judgment against a debtor and the debtor either leaves the state or owns property in another state. How can you collect on your judgment? The answer to this question lies in a basic understanding of how these “foreign …