Law Articles

Our attorneys have written a series of law articles pertaining to civil law matters. These articles cover legal issues relating to civil litigation, business and corporate law, banking law, real estate law, estate planning and probate, municipal law, personal injury and employment law.

Why Contracts Matter

I’ll attempt to explain why contracts matter, what defines a contract, and describe how contracts are formed. Courts and juries make tough decisions every day. The toughest decisions are made in circumstances where the law has provided no clear rule for a court or a...

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Where Does It Say I Waived My Right To a Trial?

Many commercial contracts include arbitration clauses. Most of the time, no one considers the impact of an arbitration clause until it is time to file a lawsuit. However, it is then too late to avoid its negative effects. Arbitration is a method of resolving a legal...

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Understanding Indemnification Clauses

Indemnity clauses are common in contracts, bills of sale and purchase orders. They are often buried deep in legalese in the contract or may be in small print on the reverse of a form document. Unless a party to the contract has hired a lawyer to review the contract,...

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Supreme Court Upholds the Affordable Care Act

On June 28, 2012, in a 5-4 decision authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the “individual mandate” provisions contained in the Affordable Care Act, known to some as “Obamacare.” The Court also determined, in a 7-2 decision, that the...

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