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February 2013 Archives

What is the Statute of Limitations For Car Accidents in New York?

What is the statute of limitations for a motor vehicle accident in the state of New York?

That depends.

First, for the uninitiated, let's go back to what the word "statute of limitations" even means. The statute of limitations is the time limit within which a lawsuit can be started. The rule is thi s-- a lawsuit must be started within a certain amount of time from the incident or from the discovery of the injury, otherwise the party loses his right to bring a lawsuit.

How to Get Through Settlement Negotiations

According to The New York Times, over 90 percent of cases settle out of court. That's a huge amount of lawsuits that settle rather than fight it out in litigation.

While it's more common and sometimes far more cost effective to settle, there are many ways to have successful settlement negotiations. Here are a few tips and pointers on settlement talks.

What To Do if You're the Victim of Catfishing

If your photo has been misused online, you're probably very upset.

It might have been an innocent case of you appearing at a party in a compromising position (i.e., you had too much to drink) and now, you don't want your coworkers to see the photo.

Or, it may have been something more serious like catfishing, which is the creation of a fake profile using your likeness in order to "catch" an unsuspecting victim for fraudulent purposes.

What to Do If You're Deposed in a Civil Lawsuit

Depositions are an important part of a lawsuit. If you've filed a lawsuit or if you're being sued, you will likely eventually be called for a deposition.

What does that mean, and what do you need to know about depositions in New York?

For starters, depositions are governed by the law of civil procedure. In New York, if your case is a simple civil lawsuit for money damages, your lawsuit will be governed by state law and the rules of the court where your lawsuit has been filed.

Here's what you need to know, in a nutshell, about depositions in New York: