5 Considerations as to Your Business’ Negative Internet Review

5 Considerations as to Your Business’ Negative Internet Review – Part I As attorneys with a law firm which has a significant online presence, and as lawyers who represent small and medium businesses, we are very much aware of the power of the online review and/or rating given by consumers. In fact, in this day
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NC’s Constitutional Amendment One: 10 Important Points You Need to Know

NC’s Constitutional Amendment One: 10 Important Points You Need to Know (by attorney Jason McGrath)   The following are facts, and I write this from the objective perspective as a 16 year attorney analyzing the law, not from a personal or subjective perspective. At the bottom of this page is a link to the text of
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Is it Legal to Breastfeed in a Courtroom?

Is it Legal to Breastfeed in a Courtroom? The public generally has the right to be present in a court of law, although there are recognized limitations to that right. So, if a citizen has the right to be in a courtroom, and the right to breastfeed “in public”, does she has the right to
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Women Don’t Like Working for Female Partners?

Women Don’t Like Working for Female Partners?   A female law professor in Chicago surveyed 142 legal secretaries (almost all of them women) at larger law firms and asked them if they preferred working for male partners, female partners, male associates, or female associates. Not a single one preferred working for a female partner. Not
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Why Aren’t Borrowers Offered HAMP Loan Modifications?

Why Aren’t Borrowers Offered HAMP Loan Modifications?   Here are 10 fundamental reasons borrowers may not be offered a mortgage loan modification under the Federal Government’s HAMP loan modification program: the property is not the borrower’s primary residence; the unpaid principal balance (“UPB”) is much higher than the net present value of the property; the
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A Summary of Government Mortgage Loan Relief Programs

Government Mortgage Loan Relief Programs: Summary   The following federal government programs are summarized herein: Home Affordable Modification Program (“HAMP”) Home Affordable Unemployment Program (“UP”) Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program (“HAFA”) Second Lien Modification Program (“2MP”)  HAMP provides eligible borrowers with a chance to modify their first / primary mortgage loans to make them more
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Abortion Law Partly Blocked by Federal Judge

Judge Blocks Part of Texas Abortion Law By Debra Cassens Weiss, as published by the American Bar Association A federal judge has blocked key parts of a Texas law that required women seeking abortions to view sonograms of the fetus and listen to the heartbeat. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks granted a preliminary injunction on
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Even Lawyers Get Spanked Sometimes!

Even Lawyers Get Spanked Sometimes! From the outside, you never know what someone does or doesn’t deserve. However, based on my experience, there are many, many lawyers who need a judge to treat them this way!  McGrath & Spielberger, PLLC provides legal services in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The firm
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US Government Claims Mortgage Loan Modification Success

US Government Claims Mortgage Loan Modification Success The Federal Government claims a remarkable increase in successfully modifying mortgage loans over the past 13 months. The July, 2011 U.S. Housing Scorecard includes the following information. Since HAMP began in April, 2009, 1,639,382 borrowers entered into trial modifications, with 763,071 (46.55%) having converted to permanent mortgage loan
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Is the Government Modifying Loans?

Federal Government Housing and Mortgage Scorecard for July, 2011: is the Government Modifying Loans? Periodically, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) works with the Department of Treasury to release a “Housing Scorecard” which is designed to summarize the most recent and relevant information available regarding the American housing and mortgage loan market. The
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