Potential Turmoil for Franchise Systems

Potential turmoil for Franchise systems after recent NLRB decision The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has taken significant measures to erode the long-standing “joint employer” test used in the labor context.  According to the traditional test, “joint employers” are found only when one employer actually exercises sufficient direct control over another’s employees.  A common example of… Read more »

“Emotional Support Animals” and Landlord Rights

“Emotional Support Animals” & Landlord Rights Much has been written about tenant’s rights in the allowance of emotional support animals.  Animals frequently provide much needed benefit to individuals with emotional disabilities.  The companionship offered by a pet can alleviate or diminish symptoms.  The benefits of an animal friend are great and well understood. Animal rights… Read more »

Attorney Craig M. Morgan Joins McGrath & Spielberger, PLLC

McGrath & Spielberger, PLLC is happy to announce that attorney Craig M. Morgan has joined the Firm. Click here to schedule a consultation with Craig Morgan Craig M. Morgan is licensed to practice law in North Carolina. He focuses his practice on business and franchise law, real estate matters, and estates, but also handles a… Read more »

PHH Mortgage Fraud

Because Attorney Jason McGrath and this law firm handle foreclosure and mortgage dispute cases on a daily basis, we are well familiar with some of the crazy circumstances which one may encounter when dealing with the big banks and large loan servicers. In this video, Mr. McGrath discusses how the federal government’s lawsuit against PHH… Read more »

Post-Foreclosure Deficiency Judgments in NC

Because of his extensive work in the area of foreclosures and post-foreclosure lawsuits, Attorney Jason McGrath is frequently asked about whether a foreclosing party/creditor (such as the lender, loan note holder, etc.) will be able to collect money from the borrowers after foreclosure occurs. In this video, which is specifically geared toward such circumstances in… Read more »

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) – What is the Borrower Really Paying for?

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) – What is the Borrower Really Paying for? As attorneys who provide a variety of real estate and mortgage related services, including real estate closings and handling real estate disputes, we know that many (most?) borrowers really don’t understand private mortgage insurance. Known as PMI, private mortgage insurance is to benefit… Read more »

Mediation

Whether mediation is court ordered, required by some prior contract/agreement, or occurs as a result of parties to a lawsuit agreeing to mediate, mediation is often an excellent opportunity to resolve a lawsuit. In his 19 years as trial lawyer, Jason McGrath has mediated many cases and in this video he explains how mediation works.… Read more »

Being Sued by a Mortgage Insurance Company for an Insurance Policy you Paid for?

Being Sued by a Mortgage Insurance Company for an Insurance Policy you Paid for? As attorneys who provide a variety of real estate and mortgage related services, including foreclosures and post-foreclosure disputes, we know that many (most?) borrowers really don’t understand private mortgage insurance. Known as PMI, private mortgage insurance is to benefit the lender,… Read more »

Negotiating with a Bank: Why do I have to Provide My Financials?

Negotiating with a Bank: Why do I have to Provide My Financials?   The attorneys in my Firm represent clients against banks and other creditors on a regular basis. Whether it’s in a civil lawsuit, a foreclosure case, a situation which has not yet reached the litigation stage, or a post-judgment matter, negotiations just about… Read more »

Summary Judgment

Motions for summary judgment can result in a case being immediately won or lost, and thus are incredibly important. Attorney Jason McGrath explains motions for summary judgment and summary judgments themselves based on his 19 years of experience as a trial attorney.   McGrath & Spielberger, PLLC provides legal services in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina,… Read more »