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The Importance of Having a Last Will and Testament

Most people have heard that they should have a Will drawn up once they have children, are planning on a trip abroad or facing a serious surgical procedure. But any adult should have one since putting it off can be too late. Accidents or unforeseen events happen everyday and believe it or not, you are […]

Supreme Court Upholds Housing Discrimination Protections

On June 25, 2015, The Supreme Court ruled that housing policies and practices with discriminatory outcomes can be challenged under the Fair Housing Act, even when there is no intent to discriminate. The key issue in the case was the validity of the cause of action known as disparate impact under the Fair Housing Act […]

Credit Discrimination- Still present and Still Unfair

In a perfect world, everyone would abide by the rules in place, and discrimination of any kind would be a thing of the past.  We all know all too well that this is far from our reality.  One area where discrimination can really impact lives is that of credit discrimination.  What do we mean when […]

Why hiring just “any firm” for your car accident isn’t smart!

If you’ve been involved in a serious car or auto accident with injuries, then you don’t need me or anyone else to tell you that you’ve got some serious decisions facing you. You know that the path to recovery is going to be long, painful, and expensive. You need to give careful thought to your choice […]

Keep Your Past From Jeopardizing Your Future By Getting An Expungement!

If you can relate to the new hit show Orange Is The New Black, CSI, Law & Order, or Cops, then you need to know about expungements. In West Virginia, there exists a process that allows those individuals that have been convicted of a range of misdemeanors to seal and remove their arrests/convictions from their criminal record. […]

Have Debt? That doesn’t mean you deserve abuse.

Feeling stressed over money issues? Behind on your bills?  None of that means that you deserve to be subjected to abuse.  Debt collectors must abide by certain rules and regulations when attempting to collect money.  However, not all play fair, and it helps to know your rights.  The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, known as […]

Are You Accommodating? Fulfilling Requirements of Religious Accommodations

Employers and employees need to be aware of the possibility of religious-discrimination claims in the workplace.  Employees can require certain accommodations to be made under the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  Specifics of the Act can be read here.  How to know if Title VII applies […]

Sex Offenders Near You? You Have a Legal Right to Know.

Have you ever researched to find if sex offenders live in your immediate area?  Did you know that you have a legal right to know where convicted sex offenders live?  In the recent case of United States v. Juan José Santiago, a sex offender failed to register and as a result was sentenced to twelve […]