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What is Puffery, and is Trump’s Puffery a Valid Legal Defense?

What is puffery, and when is it actually sales fraud? The Trump SoHo case provides insight into what constitutes “mere puffery” in court.

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I’m Not Very Wealthy, Should I Still Make a Will?

Don’t ask who needs a will. Ask how to make a will. Estate planning is important, regardless of the number of assets you own.

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Avoid Hiring a Lawyer in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis, Unless…

If you’re seeking disaster relief during the coronavirus crisis, a corporate lawyer is unnecessary. Here are 4 examples of when to hire a lawyer.

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How Important is Timing With Your Fraud Statute of Limitations? Turns Out, Very

Simply saying you had no idea may not work when it comes to a fraud claim. Learn how a fraud statute of limitations can determine your case.

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The Purchase Agreement Essentials: Representations and Warranties

Protect Yourself During the Buying and Selling Process The representations and warranties section of the Purchase Agreement is one of the most negotiated sections of any agreement between a buyer and a seller. It covers statements of fact and promises about what is sold. The seller will make several representations and warranties about the target […]

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What ‘Animal House’ Can Teach Us About Reasonable Reliance in Fraud Cases

The boys of Delta Tau Chi unknowingly teach us about an important legal defence in fraud cases. What is reasonable reliance, and when is it effective?

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Protection from Investment Fraud: Who’s Got Your Back?

If an investment opportunity sounds too good to be true, it may be a sign of investment fraud. Learn the signs with these 5 investment watchdog resources.

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Expert Advice on Surviving the 2019 U.S. Importers Crisis

How to Lessen the Impact of the New Tariffs Recently, The U.S. raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of products from 10% to 25% with a threat to levy additional tariffs on an additional $325 billion worth of goods from China. These new tariffs follow a host of previous White House-imposed duties on various trading […]

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This Lawsuit Goes to 11: Fraud and the Economic Loss Rule

The “This is Spinal Tap” Lawsuit If you’ve never seen This is Spinal Tap, close your browser immediately and watch. The 1984 “mockumentary” about a fictitious British rock band touring America belongs on the Mount Rushmore of movie comedies. It birthed a new style of storytelling, and it is impossible to imagine The Office, Parks and […]

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Understanding the Language of the American Federal Legal System

Americans take great pride in saying that ours is a nation of laws, not people. But resting on this laurel is dangerous. Laws are written, enacted, interpreted, changed, and enforced (or not) by people. To safeguard our legal legacy, we need to have at least a basic understanding of the American federal legal system. Including, […]

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