You’ve Been Served, Or Have You?

Somehow, in your hands are a stack of papers with two distinct headings, one which states “Summons” and the second stating “Complaint”. Every lawsuit has a beginning, which happens outside of court. Now, it has struck home, because the papers state that “you have been served” and that you have “twenty” days in order to…

What is Mediation?

When words such as litigation, lawsuit, or court action are used, many people often conger up images of two lawyers fiercely battling it out in front of a judge and jury at trial. This is not always the case; in fact this is rarely the case, since over 95 percent of all civil litigation settles before trial according to most surveys.

Slip and Fall? You May Be Entitled to Compensation

It’s Friday evening and you’ve had a long day at work.  Before heading home you decide to stop by your local grocery store and grab a pint of your favorite ice cream.  As you are walking down the freezer aisle heading towards the ice cream section, you slip and fall on a puddle of water. …

Laches; What in the world is that?

When I first heard of laches in law school, I thought it was somebody getting whipped.  Perhaps because it reminded me of the word “látigo” in Spanish, which translates into “whip” in English, or because it sounds like someone is getting “lashes.”   Neither I, nor anyone else I knew, ever heard this word. Of course,…