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Ward M. Merdes

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Accident & Injury, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Estate

I represent living, breathing people. I fight for people who have been injured or had it stuck to them by others. I level the playing field. I’m her... (more)

Rita Hoffmann Lovett

Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Employment Discrimination, Employee Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  40 Years

Rita H. Lovett

Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Employment Discrimination, Employee Rights
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  62 Years

Robert M. Beconovich

Dispute Resolution, Government, Employee Rights, Criminal
Status:  In Good Standing           
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John Connors

Divorce & Family Law, Personal Injury
Status:  In Good Standing           

Margaret Lynne O'Toole

Family Law, Child Custody
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  19 Years

Harvey Templeton

Wills & Probate, Child Custody, Criminal, Business & Trade
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jo A. Kuchle

Real Estate, Workers' Compensation, Family Law, Business
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jason A. Weiner

Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Accident & Injury, Real Estate
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  22 Years

Jon D. Stratman

Bankruptcy
Status:  In Good Standing           Licensed:  20 Years

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LEGAL TERMS

TRADE DRESS

The distinctive packaging or design of a product that promotes the product and distinguishes it from other products in the marketplace -- for example, the shape... (more...)
The distinctive packaging or design of a product that promotes the product and distinguishes it from other products in the marketplace -- for example, the shape of Frangelico liqueur bottles. Trade dress can be protected under trademark law if a showing can be made that the average consumer would likely be confused as to product origin if another product were allowed to appear in similar dress.

GUARANTOR

A person who makes a legally binding promise to either pay another person's debt or perform another person's duty if that person defaults or fails to perform. T... (more...)
A person who makes a legally binding promise to either pay another person's debt or perform another person's duty if that person defaults or fails to perform. The guarantor gives a 'guaranty,' which is an assurance that the debt or other obligation will be fulfilled.

CONSUMER CREDIT COUNSELING SERVICE (CCCS)

A national non-profit agency that, at no cost, helps debtors plan budgets and repay their debts. One major criticism of CCCS is that each office is primarily fu... (more...)
A national non-profit agency that, at no cost, helps debtors plan budgets and repay their debts. One major criticism of CCCS is that each office is primarily funded by voluntary donations from the creditors that receive payments from debtors repaying their debts through that office. Despite this criticism, most CCCS counselors provide clients with thorough and neutral advice.

ACCORD AND SATISFACTION

An agreement to settle a contract dispute by accepting less than what's due. This procedure is often used by creditors who want to cut their losses by collectin... (more...)
An agreement to settle a contract dispute by accepting less than what's due. This procedure is often used by creditors who want to cut their losses by collecting as much money as they can from debtors who cannot pay the full amount.

LOSS DAMAGE WAIVER (LDW)

Rental car insurance that makes the rental car company responsible for damage to or theft of a rental car. This insurance is a major consumer ripoff, as it ofte... (more...)
Rental car insurance that makes the rental car company responsible for damage to or theft of a rental car. This insurance is a major consumer ripoff, as it often duplicates coverage provided by the renter's regular car insurance and/or the credit card she uses to rent the car. Nevertheless, hard-sell practices by rental car agents often dupe people into buying LDWs they don't really need. LDW is also called 'collision damage waiver.'

PRIORITY DEBT

A type of debt that is paid first if there are distributions made from the bankruptcy estate in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and must be paid in full in a Chapter 13... (more...)
A type of debt that is paid first if there are distributions made from the bankruptcy estate in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and must be paid in full in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Priority debts include alimony and child support, fees owed to the trustee and the attorney in the bankruptcy case, and wages owed to employees.

GENERAL PARTNER

A person who joins with at least one other to own and operate a business for profit -- and who (unlike a corporation's owners), is personally liable for all the... (more...)
A person who joins with at least one other to own and operate a business for profit -- and who (unlike a corporation's owners), is personally liable for all the business's debts and obligations. A general partner's actions can legally bind the entire business. See also partnership, limited partnership.

SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP

A business owned and managed by one person (or for tax purposes, a husband and wife). For IRS purposes, a sole proprietor and her business are one tax entity, m... (more...)
A business owned and managed by one person (or for tax purposes, a husband and wife). For IRS purposes, a sole proprietor and her business are one tax entity, meaning that business profits are reported and taxed on the owner's personal tax return. Setting up a sole proprietorship is cheap and easy since no legal formation documents need be filed with any governmental agency (although tax registration and other permit and license requirements may still apply). Once you file a fictitious name statement (assuming you don't use your own name) and obtain any required basic tax permits and business licenses, you'll be in business. The main downside of a sole proprietorship is that its owner is personally liable for all business debts.

WORKOUT

A debtor's plan to take care of a debt, by paying it off or through loan forgiveness. Workouts are often created to avoid bankruptcy or foreclosure proceedings.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

WASSER & WINTERS v. RITCHIE BROS. AUCTION.

... On July 2 Thomas was forced into involuntary bankruptcy proceedings by the loggers' pension trusts. Ritchie filed an interpleader complaint in bankruptcy court and deposited the net proceeds—$607,064.77— from the entire Thomas auction into the court registry. ...

Wagner v. Wagner

... II. FACTS AND PROCEEDINGS. A. Facts. Richard Wagner filed for bankruptcy in 1988. ... B. The Trial Court Did Not Err in Its Writ of Execution by Calculating Amounts Due Gregory Without Deducting Amounts Owed to Richard's Bankruptcy Creditors. ...

Sea Hawk Seafoods, Inc. v. State

... According to the State, the superior court never issued a ruling on Sea Hawk's motion to amend the petition. [2]. In March 1998 Valdez Fisheries filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in federal bankruptcy court, resulting in a notice of automatic stay in the superior court. ...