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Andrew Daniel Myers

Andrew Myers’s Legal Guides

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  • BANKRUPTCY: Utility Payments

    Debtors preparing to file a bankruptcy often wonder what will happen to their utility service, the bill for electricity, for example. We all need electricity and do not want an interruption. Under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, where debtors have an arrearage, this in fact can be disc...

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  • BANKRUPTCY: Names of Minor Children Protected

    Bankruptcy filings are public information and the petition requires a great deal of information that must be fully and accurately disclosed. Filing a chapter 7 for consumer debtors also requires completion of a "means test" in which the size of the household and the household inc...

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  • BANKRUPTCY: Filings are Public Information

    People often ask whether Bankruptcies are public information, and the answer is yes. Certain information must be redacted, such as account numbers, and social security numbers are kept out of the public information portion of the filing. However, the fact of a bankruptcy filing i...

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  • BANKRUPTCY: What Address Do You Schedule For Creditors?

    When filing a bankruptcy petition, all creditors must be listed both on the appropriate schedule for the category of debt but also on the matrix, which is used by the bankruptcy court to generate address labels for the mailing of notices of bankruptcy. So, a common question is wh...

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  • Anatomy of a Jury Trial - 2

    This is the second part of a two-part guide. After lunch, I immediately brought the lunch time observations to the attention of the court. And, one by one, the judge called each juror up to the bench for private questioning. Had the juror seen the client at the bar? Had they see...

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  • Anatomy of a Jury Trial - 1

    My first jury trial came less than six months after I became an attorney. I had tried some bench trials, meaning only to a judge, no jury. But, this case was a sure loser. The law firm I worked for assigned the case to the attorney at the lowest position of the pecking order: me....

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  • PERSONAL INJURY: "Can I Sue?"

    A common question here on AVVO is Can I sue for something that has happened. The actual question that is more meaningful is whether there is a feasible, viable claim that has a strong enough basis to warrant recovery. For example, one can sue. But, without a basis for the suit a...

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  • PERSONAL INJURY: Authorization for Release of Medical Records & HIPAA

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, [usually referred to as HIPPA] places certain restrictions upon and guidelines for the release of medical information. Your medical records are absolutely confidential between you and your medical provider. Under the privil...

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  • PERSONAL INJURY: Long Distance Driving = Formula For Negligence

    The rules of the road are taught in drivers education but based on driving habits, are quickly forgotten. When motor vehicle operators violate the rules, drive aggressively and cause accidents, a finding of negligence is not far behind. This is true whether the negligent operator...

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  • PERSONAL INJURY: Rules of the Road and Highway Accidents

    Violation of the rules of the road can underlie a finding of negligence. Where motor vehicle operators, in contravention of rules of the road, drive aggressively and cause an accident, a finding of negligence is not far behind. This is especially true of highway driving, where co...

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