Several years ago, I became a private pilot. One of the best things I’ve ever done. Just recently I joined the Civil Air Patrol, where the flying is more than just for fun. And there’s another benefit. Being a pilot has actually helped me to help you in my work here at Target Research […]
Business entities come in all shapes and sizes. No more just a corporation, a partnership, or a limited partnership. LP’s. LLP’s. LLC’s PLLC’s. All kinds of legal business structures now exist. And that’s fine.
In some states, any business entity, a company of some kind, created in the state or authorized to do business in […]
As we know, the procedural rules that surround civil litigation are extensive and, candidly, not always as clear as one might want. And when the case you’re working on necessitates discovery in multiple jurisdictions, well then the ‘ol jigsaw puzzle just got a lot more complicated, didn’t it?
If your case is in a federal […]
Few things in civil litigation are more frustrating than trying to get process served on a defendant or a witness who just won’t “cooperate.” We’d all like to just send a process server to the defendant’s address and get him or her served, personally, the first time there. Done. Finished. But life doesn’t work […]
OK, so you have served your defendant. The allotted time to answer and appear has gone by. You have also served the additional copy of the summons, if applicable. Now it’s time to prepare and submit (or apply for) a judgment by default against the miscreant.
Not so fast.
A couple of things may be standing […]
A rose may smell as sweet if you call it something else but try serving your defendant via the New York Secretary of State, the Department of Revenue, or some other statutory or registered agent and you’ll soon learn that a business name is a rather precise and exacting thing. Get the name […]
Actually, it isn’t me saying it. But for anyone looking to file any kind of pleading in a Surrogate’s Court in New York, you’ve heard the court clerk say it. Sometimes with real enthusiasm.
A little history: “Henry R. Heyl of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania applied for a patent in September 1877 […]
Whether it is a defendant, a witness, a legatee, a distributee, even a client of yours, there are numerous situations where you need to locate somebody, or even something (like a private company). Sometimes you have an old, no longer current, address, and sometimes you don’t. In any case, in the vernacular of the […]
The reasons someone may desire to conduct a “background check” on another person or on a private business of some kind are vast. From qualifying for a professional license, to being vetted as a potential business partner, to research on potential litigation parties or witnesses, or judgment debtors. Lots of reasons. But what exactly […]
Service of Process is very often a difficult task to accomplish and clear directions will make it much more efficient, and possible, to accomplish the requested task. So no matter who you contract with for these services, I trust you’ll find these suggestions helpful. Benefits include:
Having the task accomplished successfully and in keeping […]