Law Office of Hans R. Hailey

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ARE REGULATORS DOING THEIR JOB?

    The answer is that they’re not doing their job very well.  At least, they’re not doing their job if you would like to believe that their job is to protect the public from defective products that injure people.`   …

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LAW OF THE ROAD

     What is it?  It is a set of dozens of different rules that all boil down to the Golden Rule: drive unto others as you would like others to drive unto you.  Don’t cut other drivers off; you don’t…

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LANDLORD/TENANT LIABILITY

     It’s the beginning of the new school year and students are flocking to college and university towns.  Most are moving into apartments that they probably rented a long time ago.  So it makes sense to talk a bit about…

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Public Justice Lawyer of the Year Award

     Why did New Jersey wind up with all the trial lawyers and Wyoming with all the toxic dumps?  [Because New Jersey lost the bet.]  What do you call 10,000 trial lawyers at the bottom of the sea?  [A good…

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FRIVOLOUS LAWSUITS, THE LAWSUIT LOTTERY AND LIES, LIES, LIES

You’ve heard about frivolous lawsuits – lawsuits that have absolutely no legal basis.  Those cases are brought with the hope of making a quick buck: a quick settlement for nuisance value, for less than what it would cost to defend…

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Children, Divorce and Paternity

DIVORCE, PATERNITY AND CHILDREN You have children.  But now you’re breaking up with your spouse or partner.  Regardless of whether you are married or not, the effects on your children in the breakdown of the family unit can be traumatic…

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ATTORNEY CONDUCTED VOIR DIRE — WHO CARES?

Attorney conducted voir dire.  If you’re a party to a lawsuit, you would care if you had any idea of how important it is.  Think of its importance as the same as the importance of a fair trial.  It is…

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General Alimony

GENERAL ALIMONY, JUST WHEN DOES THE CLOCK START In 2011 the Massachusetts Legislature enacted the Alimony Reform Act which significantly changed the law regarding alimony. Until this change, there was only one type of alimony, what is now known as…

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Terminating Child Support

TERMINATING CHILD SUPPORT You are paying child support, have been for many years, and perhaps for many more years to come.  Even though it is to provide food, clothing and housing for YOUR CHILDREN, you feel it is an unfair…

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FOCUS GROUPS

If your claim justifies the expense, your attorney may have spoken with you about conducting one or more focus groups, or he may speak with you about doing one when the time comes.  The expense can run anywhere from about…

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