Evidence Rule 106: Completeness Doctrine in Debt Collection Lawsuits
In this portion of our ongoing series discussing important rules of evidence, we will be taking a closer look at Evidence Rule 106. Specifically, we are looking at how Rule 106 works within a debt collection lawsuit.
This is for lawyers who don’t normally go to court or consumers who do not have a lawyer and will be representing themselves.
You’ve been sued by a debt buyer such as LVNV, Midland… (Read more)
What are before and after witnesses in a lawsuit?
You have been asked to provide before and after witnesses for your case. What are they and why are they important?
We’ve all seen before and after photos. The person in the before photo is miserable, unhappy, overweight, grumpy or whatever the case may be.
After the cleanse, the exercise program, whatever is being advertised, they are glowing, happy, and feeling great.
The point is to illustrate a dramatic change resulting… (Read more)
3 questions you must ask before filing any type of lawsuit
These three questions apply to any lawsuit – personal injury, consumer lawsuits, etc.
These are not all of the questions, but they are the most basic, big picture questions you must answer first.
Did the defendant do anything wrong?
Are you hurt or damaged?
Does the defendant have money or insurance to pay for your damages?
Let’s look at each of these in more detail.
1. Did the defendant in this lawsuit do anything… (Read more)
Car wrecks are a reality of life — so what are the minimum car insurance requirements in Alabama?
Alabama is what is known as a “fault-based” state which means that if the other driver is at fault, you can make a claim against that driver. If the driver has insurance, then the car insurance will be there to pay for at least some of your damages.
The minimum vehicle insurance in Alabama is normally described as “25/50/25” which means:
$25,000… (Read more)
Yesterday the federal government released what will be the new rules on pre dispute binding arbitration to either get into a nursing home (long term care facility) or to continue to receive care at a nursing home.
Let’s unpack this as follows:
What do these terms mean?
What’s the history of the rule on binding arbitration in nursing homes
What are the new rules now
Things you should consider if you feel your loved one has been abused or neglected… (Read more)