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But, What is your Question? It has been a long time since I posted to this blog, although this website is still mine and active. With so many sources of information on the web, posting just seemed redundant. But, I spent some time volunteering at the local veteran’s clinic answering individual questions face to face. Alot of the problem people seem to have with legal matters is formulating the question or questions. It kind of relates back to law school training, where the emphasis was to identify the legal problems, the issues, in a person’s story. So, I guess there a large number of answers out there in webland, but it is difficult for people to know which of these fits their question. I wish I could post an easy answer to that one, but I spent many hours in law school learning how to “see” those questions.

I’m Still Here

As the web culture matures, we gain the opportunity through extended hindsight to see for ourselves what predictions were accurate and which were not so much. For myself, while I spent a little time posting my thoughts on various legal topics several years ago, I kind of ran out of things I wanted to put […]

Contingent Fee Cases

I don’t work on a contingent fee basis, which means take a percentage of the recovery obtained for the client. It is legal to be paid that way and in some instances, the only way a client can afford representation. In some types of cases, types that I do not typically do, it is almost […]

The Business Divorce

Well, I am motivated to take keyboard in hand once again. A businessman came to see me about his partner, who had simply walked away from their business partnership. He did not care for any of my answers to his questions. A business partnership is very much like a marriage – perhaps too much. When […]

Its why they call it WORK

I have lost count of the number of recent articles I have seen relating a theft in the workplace by an employee, typically one who had access to the company funds. It is usually a “trusted employee” or one who had worked there for many years. The problem for a small business is that the […]

Isn’t This Gambling?

The State of Texas has now brought us the Donate Zone Charitable Sweepstakes Kiosk! The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (for some bizarre reason) is now authorizing what are essentially eight-liner machines to be placed in any business that meets the qualifications for the pleasure of the citizens of our state. The very small pay-out limit […]

Knock, knock. It’s the FTC

Are you a Creditor? You need to know the answer to that question before someone from the FTC asks you. If you loan money, make car loans, etc., you are a creditor and are now a part of the government’s identity theft police. You, as a business owner, are required, not requested, required, to set […]

What’s a poor boy to do?

With the wave of new legislation coming now in huge bills that few people get to read until after they are passed, we inevitably get the later, quieter, revisions to parts of those bills to “correct” the oversights that did not get discovered until after passage. If you are in business, what do you do […]

With Friends Like Technology, Who Needs Enemies?

I recently purchased an upgraded office computer, as the one I had was rather old. I understand I am supposed to do that. I don’t really know why as my old one was working fine. The new one is still sitting in the box. I now have to upgrade my software, see what is compatible, […]

Being Your Own Lawyer

I had mentioned in an earlier post about the problems people can encounter in preparing their own legal documents. While forms are easily obtained, and do-it-yourself legal software is plentiful, it is what you don’t know that will get you. Just recently, I have dealt with several of these misguided attempts. There was the deed […]