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Legalese — Impeachment

09/28/2019 Lori Duff 0

Impeachment is another one of those words that you hear a lot on the news and on social media a lot lately, and with varying degrees of accuracy.  I thought I would take the time […]

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Legalese — Bad Checks

09/14/2019 Lori Duff 0

If someone writes you a bad check, can you have them sent to jail?  If you accidentally bounce a check, can you be arrested for it? Well, not exactly, or, rather, not immediately.  The criminal […]

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Legalese — Immigration and Asylum

08/31/2019 Lori Duff 0

Since immigration seems to be such a hot topic these days, especially asylum seekers at the border, and since I know very little about immigration, as I don’t practice that area of law, I thought […]

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Legalese — The Person You Trust

07/27/2019 Lori Duff 0

Many times people come to me wanting to give authority to someone else to do something.  It might be a financial power of attorney, it might be a medical power of attorney, it might be […]

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Legalese — Equitable Caregiver

06/29/2019 Lori Duff 0

For many years in my law practice, I have had to disappoint a lot of wonderful people.  These people are step-parents, same-sex partners, and friends and relatives who have stepped in to take over when […]

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Legalese — Roe v. Wade

05/18/2019 Lori Duff 0

In light of the recent signing of Georgia House Bill 481, otherwise known as the “Heartbeat Bill,” it is likely that lawsuits will be filed to challenge that bill.  You can read a copy of […]

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Legalese — Standards of Proof

05/04/2019 Lori Duff 0

Judging (no pun intended) from some of the conversations I’ve had with friends lately, the difference between the standards of proof between civil and criminal trials is something that is confusing to people who don’t […]

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Up In Smoke

04/27/2019 Lori Duff 0

For the most part – and I get that this makes me fortunate and privileged – I am well insured enough that a well-placed lightning bolt to a particularly flammable place on the roof of […]

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Legalese — Defamation of Character

03/09/2019 Lori Duff 0

When people put negative reviews on Google or Yelp or other internet review services, or even go on Facebook rants about people or businesses, is that defamation?  What is defamation?  Can you get sued for […]

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Legalese — Rule of Law

01/12/2019 Lori Duff 0

“The rule of law” is another one of those phrases that gets thrown around on social media a lot these days by a lot of folks, some of whom seem to understand what it is, […]

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