A real life food fight resulted in a lawsuit that awarded the plaintiff (Constance Koulmey) over $100,000 in Connecticut. Yup, a man threw a bowl of pasta in a restaurant and the woman who was hit by accident was awarded just over $100,000 by a jury. How? There were several factors that played into this … More Koulmey v. Sweeney – Pasta throwing leads to a $100K jury verdict
North Carolina recently changed the statutes the involved regarding Power of Attorney, repealing the forms and replacing them with new ones. What does this mean for people who already have a Power of Attorney paperwork completed and notarized? First, you should always consult a lawyer to know specifics for you situation. Most times the state … More What happens when the law about my will or power of attorney changes?
The New York Times has an article on the importance of having a will. I think this article makes some very valid points, and is worth reading. As a lawyer who focuses on estate planning, when I mention that people should have wills, durable power of attorneys, and healthcare power of attorneys they assume my … More NY Times Article on Why you need a Will