Monthly Archives: May 2014

Maryland Banks Have 3 years to Sue Foreclosed Homeowners, Not 12

  The Maryland legislature just significantly shortened the time period in which banks can sue foreclosed homeowners for a deficiency. Under a loophole in the old law, banks often had 12 years to pursue foreclosure homeowners for unpaid mortgage debt. Starting July 1, 2014, they’ll  have to do it within three years. What Is a  Continue Reading »

When Lawyers for the Other Side Reveal Your Immigration Status

  Lawyers tend to take very seriously their duty to keep their own client’s confidential information — otherwise known as secrets — to themselves. But guess what: They get a little fuzzier on the question of whether that duty extends to the clients on the other side of a case, for example in a divorce or  Continue Reading »

Dear Rich: Hospitals and Fair Use

  Dear Rich: We are part of a team working on an article for nurses who work in professional staff development, trying to clarify when the doctrine of fair use would apply to our jobs. We have been referencing the 5th edition of your book, Getting Permission, and it stated that hospitals also are considered  Continue Reading »

FBI to Join Last Century, Start Recording Interviews

  In the past, the FBI didn’t record interviews of its suspects—the past being two weeks ago. Local police departments and other law enforcement agencies have been taping alleged lawbreakers for decades, but this most sophisticated investigative body has always had an anti-recording policy. In the majority of cases, to determine what an arrestee actually said,  Continue Reading »

How Much Will My Divorce Cost and How Long Will it Take?

  Results from Nolo’s nationwide divorce survey — typical hourly divorce attorney fees, total cost of divorce, how long divorce takes, and more.   When couples start thinking about divorce, one of the first questions they have is: How much will a divorce cost?  Attorney fees range widely and the total cost of your divorce  Continue Reading »