November 21, 2017

The Truth Why You Need a Will

It’s the holiday season…one of the busiest times of the year. So, it’s a pretty safe bet that folks are not spending time right now thinking about what would happen…

August 14, 2017

After a House Fire: Restoring your Home Without Losing Your Mind.

June 25, 2015: Lighting struck the roof of our home. The firefighters arrived seven minutes after the 911 call. After 30 minutes, the fire was out, and we were soaked…

June 5, 2017

Equitable Distribution When the Trial Judge Gets it Right

It is not often in a complex equitable distribution case that we see a trial Judge’s fair and well-reasoned decision reversed on appeal. However, that is precisely what happened in…

January 30, 2017

CFPB Sues Bank Over Overdraft Sales Pitch

The CFPB’s concern with incentives and overdrafts continues and has resulted in a lawsuit filed against a Minnesota-based TCF National Bank.  In the lawsuit, the CFPB alleges that TCF National…

January 25, 2017

CFPB Consent Orders with Consumer Reporting Agencies Focus on Marketing Practices, not Credit Reporting

Marketing practices remain at the forefront of CFPB activity as evidenced by two recent consent orders entered into with TransUnion and Equifax. The consent orders combine to require the Consumer Reporting…

January 19, 2017

EEOC Seeks Input Regarding Proposed Harassment Enforcement Guidance

On January 10, 2017, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued proposed enforcement guidance on preventing workplace harassment for which it seeks input before implementation. The deadline for…

January 19, 2017

With The New Year Comes a New Form I-9: Are You Compliant?

Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), employers are required to complete a Form I-9 for each new employee hired which serves to verify the identity of…

January 19, 2017

Will Caveats or “The Family Feud”

The North Carolina Court of Appeals on December 20, 2016, issued an opinion in a case involving a Will Caveat that arose in Alamance County. The facts of this recent…

January 18, 2017

District Court Opinion Upholds Reasonable Investigation of Credit Dispute

A recent decision from the Northern District of Georgia serves as a reminder to both consumers and furnishers of information as to the furnisher’s obligation to reasonably investigate a dispute…

January 12, 2017

Children, Taxes, and Divorce

In many family law settlements, whether they are obtained voluntarily through an agreement or the result of litigation ending in a court order, certain provisions are made for minor children,…

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