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James S Meggs

Construction Contracts, Divorce, Criminal, Discrimination
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Bradley Lewis Lanford

Construction, Litigation, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice
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Robert Sam Phillips

Construction, Litigation, Toxic Mold & Tort
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Benson H. Driggers

Premises Liability, Construction, Insurance, Car Accident
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William R. Padget

Medical Malpractice, Construction, Litigation, Personal Injury
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Elizabeth H. McCullough

Bankruptcy, Corporate, Construction, Litigation
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Richard R. Gleissner

Construction, Litigation, Corporate, Bankruptcy
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Darrell W. Carter

Bad Faith, Construction, Housing & Construction Defects, Insurance
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Andrea E. White

Education, Construction, Litigation, Employment
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LEGAL TERMS

ENCROACHMENT

The building of a structure entirely or partly on a neighbor's property. Encroachment may occur due to faulty surveying or sheer obstreperousness on the part of... (more...)
The building of a structure entirely or partly on a neighbor's property. Encroachment may occur due to faulty surveying or sheer obstreperousness on the part of the builder. Solutions range from paying the rightful property owner for the use of the property to the court-ordered removal of the structure.

APPRAISAL

A determination of the value of something, such as a house, jewelry or stock. A professional appraiser -- a qualified, disinterested expert -- makes an estimate... (more...)
A determination of the value of something, such as a house, jewelry or stock. A professional appraiser -- a qualified, disinterested expert -- makes an estimate by examining the property, and looking at the initial purchase price and comparing it with recent sales of similar property. Courts commonly order appraisals in probate, condemnation, bankruptcy or foreclosure proceedings in order to determine the fair market value of property. Banks and real estate companies use appraisals to ascertain the worth of real estate for lending purposes. And insurance companies require appraisals to determine the amount of damage done to covered property before settling insurance claims.

DEED IN LIEU (OF FORECLOSURE)

A means of escaping an overly burdenome mortgage. If a homeowner can't make the mortgage payments and can't find a buyer for the house, many lenders will accept... (more...)
A means of escaping an overly burdenome mortgage. If a homeowner can't make the mortgage payments and can't find a buyer for the house, many lenders will accept ownership of the property in place of the money owed on the mortgage. Even if the lender won't agree to accept the property, the homeowner can prepare a quitclaim deed that unilaterally transfers the homeowner's property rights to the lender.

CLEANING FEE

A nonrefundable fee charged by a landlord when a tenant moves in. The fee covers the cost of cleaning the rented premises after you move out, even if you leave ... (more...)
A nonrefundable fee charged by a landlord when a tenant moves in. The fee covers the cost of cleaning the rented premises after you move out, even if you leave the place spotless. Cleaning fees are illegal in some states and specifically allowed in others, but most state laws are silent on the issue. Landlords in every state are allowed to use the security deposit to clean a unit that is truly dirty.

BALLOON PAYMENT

A large final payment due at the end of a loan, typically a home or car loan, to pay off the amount your monthly payments didn't cover. Many states prohibit bal... (more...)
A large final payment due at the end of a loan, typically a home or car loan, to pay off the amount your monthly payments didn't cover. Many states prohibit balloon payments in loans for goods or services that are primarily for personal, family or household use, or require the lender to let you refinance the balloon payment before forcing collection.

LANDLORD

The owner of any real estate, such as a house, apartment building or land, that is leased or rented to another person, called the tenant.

DONATION

A gift of property. The IRS allows you to take an income tax deduction for the value of donations made to charitable organizations who are recognized as such by... (more...)
A gift of property. The IRS allows you to take an income tax deduction for the value of donations made to charitable organizations who are recognized as such by the IRS.

SHARED EQUITY MORTGAGE

A home loan in which the lender gets a share of the equity of the home in exchange for providing a portion of the down payment. When the home is later sold, the... (more...)
A home loan in which the lender gets a share of the equity of the home in exchange for providing a portion of the down payment. When the home is later sold, the lender is entitled to a portion of the proceeds.

BEQUEST

The legal term for personal property (anything but real estate) left in a will.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

State v. Sweat

... The circuit court specifically rejected the State's interpretation of the statute, finding such a reading would contravene the statutory construction rule that a court must follow a specific provision over general language in the statute. Thus, "applying the specific statutory provisions . ...

Eagle Container Co., LLC v. County of Newberry

... path. [2] Issues involving the construction of ordinances are reviewed as a matter of law under a broader standard of review than is applied in reviewing issues of fact. Sea Island Scenic Parkway Coalition v. Beaufort County Bd. ...

Harris v. Anderson County Sheriff's Office

... B. "The cardinal rule of statutory construction is to ascertain and effectuate the intent of the [L]egislature." Hodges v. Rainey, 341 SC 79, 85, 533 SE2d 578, 581 (2000). ... Traditional principles of statutory construction bolster this interpretation. ...