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    Choice of Court

    Where is the case going to be litigated? That is an important question because it goes to the cost benefit analysis of recovering anything from a particular situation.…

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    What Do You Want? Your Goals in Litigation

    The law only affords limited remedies, and those remedies may not be helpful.…

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  • Do You Really Need A Will?

    Do You Really Need A Will?

    No matter how much money you have, a will guarantees that whatever property, personal belongings and assets you have will go to family members or beneficiaries you choose. If you have children, a will is necessary, as it will ensure…

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  • James Meggesto

    Common Misconceptions of the Law

    Parents are responsible for the negligent acts of their children. While this statement may seem logical, it is untrue. Parents are not responsible for the consequences of their children’s negligent conduct. If, however, the parents own conduct is…

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  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Have an Attorney

    3 Reasons Why You Should Have an Attorney

    Potential clients often ask us whether or not they need an attorney. The short answer to this question is no, injured workers are not required to have an attorney. However, there are 3 key reasons why we believe injured workers should have an attorney.…

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  • William W. Crossett

    Are you paying out of your pocket for treatment for your comp case?

    At Meggesto, Crossett & Valerino, LLP, we make sure our clients do not pay out-of-pocket for costs associated with their claims and that they receive the reimbursement they are entitled to. Medical professionals, doctors…

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  • Heather La Dieu

    How can I protect myself if I cooperate with the government in exchange for leniency?

    Federal prosecutors will typically require an individual to make a “proffer” of any information he or she will provide in exchange for leniency. Any statements made during plea negotiations with the government are generally inadmissible…

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  • Heather La Dieu

    Who is allowed to look at my medical information?

    In my last blog, I talked about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) that gives you rights over your health information. With a few exceptions, you have the right to inspect, review and get a copy of your medical records and billing records…

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  • Heather La Dieu

    Do I Have the Right to get a Copy of My Medical Records?

    Yes! The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) gives you rights over your health information. With a few exceptions, you have the right to inspect, review and get a copy of your medical records and billing records. If you would like a copy of your…

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  • Gary Valerino

    Subpoenas – What are they and what are my rights?

    Many people have heard of subpoenas before, but few know their legal effect. A subpoena is a legal document that orders a person to comply with certain requests. Subpoenas can be either judicial, issued by a judge, or non-judicial, a subpoena not issued by a judge, clerk, or…

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