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Maureen May

Differences Between Power Of Attorney And Guardianship

The authority granted to an individual by a power of attorney document is similar to the authority granted to a legal guardian of a disabled adult; thus, a power of attorney and a guardianship may seem interchangeable.  However, there are […]

Maureen May

Legal Preparation Before Having A Baby

You’re having a baby!  Congratulations! You will spend the next 9 months planning and planning and planning some more.  You will research cribs and carseats, reading customer reviews until your eyes cross. You will interview an obstetrician, a doula, a […]

Maureen May

Mitigation: Why Injury Victims Must Try to Minimize Their Damages

For someone pursuing a personal injury claim to recover damages, it may seem counterintuitive that he be required take steps to minimize the effects of his injury. After all, isn’t the idea to maximize losses to recover the most compensation […]

Nathaniel Fick

What Does “Duty” Have to Do With My Personal Injury Case?

Duty is a key concept in any personal injury claim alleging negligent acts or omissions of another person or entity. What is Duty? Duty is the legal obligation that one person owes to another to act as a reasonable person […]

Maureen May

Being Socially Aware: The Privacy Expectation of Social Media

The huge popularity of social media cannot be understated. With over a billion users worldwide, it connects friends, family, and cultures spanning the globe, and allows us to share photos and information in real time. It is now also a […]

Maureen May

Discovery: The Fact Finding Phase of a Personal Injury Case

Once a lawsuit gets underway, the parties start gathering information for their respective cases. This investigative process is called discovery because it sometimes exposes facts and documents that were previously not known, at least to one of the parties to […]

Nathaniel Fick

Case Report: Montanile v. Board of Trustees of the National Elevator Industry Health Benefit Plan

United States Supreme Court Date: January 20, 2016 In what the dissent describes as a “bizarre conclusion,” the Supreme Court holds that a ERISA plan participant who is obligated through ERISA–and the Plan at issue– subrogation provisions to reimburse the […]

Maureen May

Major Players in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Most people who are injured and subsequently file a personal injury lawsuit have little or no experience with the legal system, and a thorough understanding of who is involved in a typical personal injury case can alleviate some of the […]

Nathaniel Fick

An “Independent Medical Examination” is Not “Independent” (or, The Misadventures of Dr. Rosalind Griffin)

Ahhh, the Streisand Effect. Apparently Dr. Rosalind Griffin has never heard this phenomenon, which is understandable; not everyone has. However, Dr. Griffin is now experiencing it thanks to her attempts to silence attorney Steven Gursten. Steve wrote a blog post […]

Maureen May

What is a Facebook Legacy Contact?

We are in the digital age.  Much of our social, professional and financial communication takes place exclusively online.  We each have multiple email addresses.  We receive invoices, bank statements, and financial notices via email.  We pay bills, transfer money, and […]