Arbitration and Mediation: Litigation Alternatives – By Dale Alberstone, Esq.

Hello everybody.  With the recent soaring cost of litigation, including court fees, attorneys’ fees, court reporter fees, deposition transcript fees, etc., aggrieved parties, and particularly apartment and other small business owners, now wisely endeavor to avoid judicial litigation in favor of alternative dispute resolution proceedings.  Both plaintiffs and defendants frequently find that mediation and/or binding…

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Fool Me Once – Fool Me Twice (A Landlord’s Eviction Nightmare) – By Gregory T. Meyer, Attorney

The following true story highlights how tenants can take advantage of a generous landlord and the procedural nightmares that can come into play when attempting to regain possession of rental property.  A discussion the procedural history follows. (Keep in mind that the article was written with Texas law in mind.  The time periods referenced for…

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