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  • To What Extent Can an Email Be Used Against You in a Case?
      by HG.org

    Emails often do not disappear. Even if someone has deleted them, it is possible that they still exist in some form somewhere. Like with other pieces of documented evidence, an email can be used against someone in a case. However, emails have specific characteristics that put their authenticity into question.

  • Do I Have a Case?
      by HG.org

    If you have been wronged by another, you may consider pursuing a legal claim against the person who harmed you. However, before taking this action, you may consider whether your claim is viable. Some considerations in making this assessment include:

  • Evaluating the Value of a Case
      by HG.org

    When considering pursuing a particular case, a potential plaintiff must determine whether the case is worth pursuing. While some clients feel that pursuing the case is necessary because of “principle,” unless the client has significant financial means to justify bringing forth a case that will yield a lower damage award than the associated legal expenses, making this determination is usually a financial decision.

  • Why Is My Lawyer Not Taking My Case
      by HG.org

    It is not uncommon for a person to interview multiple lawyers before deciding which one to hire. Just as clients may interview lawyers, lawyers may conduct their own assessment of a case. Some of the factors that lawyers may consider when determining whether or not to take a case include:

  • Auto Dealer Fraud: When Is It Worth It to Hire a Lawyer?
      by HG.org

    One of the most common types of consumer fraud is auto dealer fraud. A claim of this nature can arise from a number of misrepresentations, deceptive practices or other unethical or immoral behavior. When consumers feel scammed by auto dealers, they may consider hiring a lawyer.

  • Social Media and Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

    It is second nature in this age of technology to post up-to-the-minute details of almost every facet of our personal lives. We share photos, experiences, observations and opinions. But when it comes to your personal injury lawsuit, you need to be very cautious about every piece of information you make public.

  • Are Law Firms Liable when Their Computers Are Hacked?
      by HG.org

    Security breaches continue to be a serious threat to businesses and private citizens. When law firm computers are hacked, sensitive client information may be leaked to their detriment. Whether the law firm is liable for such breaches depend on a number of factors.

  • Civil Liability for Transmitting Sexually Transmitted Diseases
      by HG.org

    With more and more people being infected with sexually transmitted diseases, more jurisdictions are beginning to recognize causes of action by infected individuals against their sexual partner who infected them. There are a variety of legal causes of action that may be implicated in this type of situation. However, different jurisdictions have different rules regarding these types of actions.

  • How to Calculate Damages in a Slander Case
      by HG.org

    Slander occurs when a person makes an unprivileged false statement of fact that causes harm to that person or his or her reputation. Determining the amount of damages in a given slander case can help the plaintiff and lawyer determine the potential value of the case and if it is worth pursuing.

  • How Do I File a Response to a Summons if I Am Residing in Another State?
      by HG.org

    When someone receives a summons, it is usually to indicate that they are being named as a defendant in a lawsuit. If the person fails to respond in a proper manner within the specified timeframe, the plaintiff may be able to receive a default judgment against the defendant in which they receive the relief asked of the court. Particular complexities can arise if the defendant resides in another state.


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