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For many Americans, a speeding ticket is a mere nuisance. If you’re not hard-up for cash, pleading guilty and paying the fine is an easy way to make it go away. Sometimes, even if cash is tight, you may pay the ticket simply because you don’t know how to...
Limited-scope representation in California is the topic of this article.   Limited-scope representation in California is also known as “unbundling”, “unbundled legal services”, or “discrete task representation. The term limited-scope representation refers to a situation where you and an attorney agree that they will handle some parts of your case and...
"No Win, No Fee". You've seen it on many attorney websites and commercials, and if you're curious how this works its through the world of "contingency". In the simplest terms Contingency fee lawyers can take your case with no cost out of pocket and you agree that they can...
In a July 31, 2014 unpublished decision, a Bergen County judge fined a mortgage lender $26,125 in legal fees for duping a 70-year old borrower into a refinance transaction that benefited only the lender.   Finding that the lender committed an unconscionable commercial practice by charging the borrower over $11,000...
In a recent unpublished decision, the New Jersey Appellate Division upheld a trial court's sanctioning HSBC more than $54,000 due to the bank's filing of a foreclosure suit without being able to prove that it holds the proper chain of title to the underlying mortgage and promissory note. HSBC...
In this article, I review an unpublished appellate court decision in New Jersey that illustrates the absurdity with the practice of law.   In this case, the parties likely spent more than $15,000 in appellate litigation fees to reverse a trial court's abuse of discretion for refusing to grant...

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