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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)

Harvey Templeton

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

Jason A. Weiner

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

Jo A. Kuchle

Real Estate, Workers' Compensation, Family Law, Business
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

Michael A. Stepovich

Accident & Injury, Criminal, DUI-DWI
Status:  In Good Standing           

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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LEGAL TERMS

CREDIT REPORT

An account of your credit history, prepared by a credit bureau. A credit report will contain both credit history, such as what you owe to whom and whether you m... (more...)
An account of your credit history, prepared by a credit bureau. A credit report will contain both credit history, such as what you owe to whom and whether you make the payments on time, as well as personal history, such as your former addresses, employment record and lawsuits in which you have been involved. An estimated 50% of all credit reports contain errors, such as accounts that don't belong to you, an incorrect account status or information reported that is older than seven years (ten years in the case of a bankruptcy).

FAIR CREDIT BILLING ACT (FCBA)

A federal law that gives you rights when an error occurs on your credit card statement. You must notify the credit card company of the mistake within 60 days af... (more...)
A federal law that gives you rights when an error occurs on your credit card statement. You must notify the credit card company of the mistake within 60 days after it mailed the bill to you. The company must then correct the mistake, or at least acknowledge receipt of your letter within 30 days, and must correct the error within 90 days or explain why it believes the credit card statement is correct.

LIABILITY

(1) The state of being liable--that is, legally responsible for an act or omission. Example:Peri hires Paul to fix a broken pipe in her bathroom, but the new pi... (more...)
(1) The state of being liable--that is, legally responsible for an act or omission. Example:Peri hires Paul to fix a broken pipe in her bathroom, but the new pipe bursts the day after Paul installs it, ruining the bathroom floor. This raises the issue of liability: Who is responsible for the damage? Peri claims that Paul is responsible, and sues him for the cost of hiring another plumber to fix the pipe and replacing the floor. Paul, in turn, claims that the pipe manufacturer is responsible, because they supplied him with faulty materials. Both Peri and Paul must prove their claims in court; if Paul and/or the manufacturer is found liable, one or both will have to pay damages to Peri. (2) Something for which a person is liable. For example, a debt is often called a liability.

SETOFF

A claim made by someone who allegedly owes money, that the amount should be reduced because the other person owes him money. This is often raised in a countercl... (more...)
A claim made by someone who allegedly owes money, that the amount should be reduced because the other person owes him money. This is often raised in a counterclaim filed by a defendant in a lawsuit. Banks may try to exercise a setoff by taking money out of a deposit account to satisfy past due payments on a loan or credit card bill. Such an act is illegal under most circumstances.

CHAPTER 13 PLAN

A document filed in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in which the debtor shows how all of his or her disposable income will be used over a three- to five-year period to ... (more...)
A document filed in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in which the debtor shows how all of his or her disposable income will be used over a three- to five-year period to pay all mandatory debts -- for example, back child support, taxes, and mortgage arrearages -- as well as some or all unsecured, nonpriority debts, such as medical and credit card bills.

BULK SALES LAW

A law that regulates the transfer of business assets so that business owners cannot dispose of assets in order to avoid creditors. If a business owner wants to ... (more...)
A law that regulates the transfer of business assets so that business owners cannot dispose of assets in order to avoid creditors. If a business owner wants to conduct a bulk sale of business assets -- that is, get rid of an unusually large amount of inventory, merchandise or equipment -- the business owner must typically publish a notice of the sale and give written notice to creditors. Then, the owner must set up an account to hold the funds from the sale for a brief period of time during which creditors may make claims against the money. The prohibition against bulk sales is spelled out in the Uniform Commercial Code -- and laws modeled on the UCC have been generally adopted throughout the country.

CREDIT FILE

See credit report.

DISCHARGE (OF DEBTS)

A bankruptcy court's erasure of the debts of a person or business that has filed for bankruptcy.

COLLATERAL

Property that guarantees payment of a secured debt.

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. ...