Issues With Electronic Signatures
A signature is a depiction of someone’s name, mark, seal, emblem, or even a simple “X” or another mark that a person places on documents as proof of identity and intent. a. Witnesses? Notary? 2. Electronic signature laws provide that an agreement may not be denied legal effect or enforceability solely because it is in...
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Sister State Judgement Collection in California
Enforce your money judgment entered in any state against your debtor in California. Judgments from all American states are enforceable and collectible in California as a Sister State Judgment.  The Constitution requires all states to honor the judgments of each other and to allow them to be enforced when you have a judgment against a California resident or...
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Student Loans – No Statute of Limitations
It is commonly believed there is no statute of limitations for student loans. But when is a loan just too old to be actionable?
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International Creditor Collections pose interesting question of Jurisdiction
With International trade increasing exponentially, especially with China, there is an increase in the request for collections against US companies who haven’t paid. But if a creditor is strictly foreign, there is a dilemma in filing a collection action in the creditors’ name directly. It is generally preferable to have the foreign creditor assign the...
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E-filing is not great for all
The new e-filing system of the Orange County Superior Court requires all civil case filings be done by an intermediary. They charge extra fees for the handling. The system also now requires payment of court filing fees by Credit Card of ACH. Again there are added fees that the litigants must pay. Law firm billing...
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Deposition Times now limited in California
Effective January 1, 2013, California switches to the Federal rules model (FRCP 30) which limits Depositions to 1 day and maximum 7 hours. To get additional time, either the court must grant individual leave to take a longer deposition or identify the case as “complex”. Complex cases generally take longer, have more requirements and add...
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