General Consumer Issues

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IRS back taxes — what is an offer in compromise?

An offer in compromise is where you ask the IRS to settle for less than 100% on the amount of back taxes (interest and penalties also) that you owe.  Keep in mind that this is normally only when you do not have the ability to pay back the full amount. We understand that owing any debt is stressful but owing debt to the IRS is incredibly scary.  The IRS has massive power and resources available to find you and take your… (Read more)

When is the best time to take action? The planting a tree story

So the old story goes that the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago.  The next best time is today. This is true of almost all areas of our life. Let’s think through this in several examples. When’s the best time to get in fit and in shape? In the past. But what if we didn’t do that or if we have let ourselves go over the last few months or years or decades? Then today is… (Read more)

What is a removal of my case from state court to federal court?

What is a removal of my case from state court to federal court? This is where a state case is moved (“removed”) to federal court. So the case literally started in state court and now is transferred to federal court.  That’s basically what this means. This is the right of a defendant who is sued in state court if one of two things has happened. The first situation is when there’s a federal claim involved. Let’s say you sue an… (Read more)

What are mass tort lawsuits on defective drugs and medical devices and how do they help you?

“What are mass tort lawsuits on defective drugs and medical devices and why do they matter to me?” Let’s talk about what these cases are, then we’ll talk about why they matter to you and finally we’ll go over some of the more common ones right now we are working on. Mass tort lawsuits are different than class action lawsuits Class action lawsuits are normally where one person brings a lawsuit on behalf of hundreds or thousands of other consumers.  … (Read more)

Make sure your lawyer answers all of your questions before hiring the lawyer

You have questions — make sure before hiring a lawyer that you get all of your questions answered The primary reason you consider hiring a lawyer is because you have questions about the law or how the legal process works.  Especially when you are considering being in court — it is natural that you would have questions. So here are some suggestions as you go through the process of finding and hiring a consumer protection lawyer. Make a written list… (Read more)