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Andrew Daniel Myers

Andrew Myers’s Legal Guides

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  • How Can There Not Be A 'Truth In Politics' Law?

    There are 'truth in lending' laws and 'truth in advertising' laws. But, 'truth in politics' laws? . In a case with national implications, the Supreme Court in the State of Washington struck down that state's law prohibiting political ads containing false statements of material ...

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  • How Can The Cost Of Postage Stamps Go Up Every Year?

    Birds are chirping, buds are blooming and postal rates are going up. They're all signs of spring! Get used to it.. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act was signed into law on December 20, 2006. Coming in the thick of the holiday season, few noticed. Under this law, t...

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  • Pointers For Legal Writing In Our New Century - Forget The Old Obfuscational Style

    Remember the president who said "it depends on what the meaning of the word is is?". Then there was the presidential candidate who said he "saw" his father in a civil rights march with Martin Luther King. The candidate then spent a couple of days telling us that "saw" didn't nec...

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  • Can Being on Medication Be Used As a Criminal Defense?

    A South Carolina teenager who shot his grandparents to death when he was 12 will serve two 30-year sentences, one for each murder conviction, despite a defense based on his taking the antidepressant medicine Zoloft. Arguments that the teen was "involuntarily intoxicated" and did...

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  • What is Zoning and Why Must I Comply?

    When Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over a lantern, it did more than spark a 36 hour fire, torching a third of Chicago, causing 300 deaths, destroying 17,450 buildings and leaving at least 90,000 homeless. The cow, in 1871, may have kicked the world into a precursor to zoning. A new...

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  • How To Resolve Disputes Out Of Court

    Alternative Dispute Resolution presents an efficient and relatively inexpensive way to resolve many civil disputes. I often recommend that clients consider ADR. There are three basic types of ADR, with some variations. .Arbitration. In this forum each side presents its argume...

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  • Adverse Possession: What is It?

    You chop down trees in your neighbor's yard. You fence in the area. For 20 years you walk your dog there. The neighbor watches and does nothing. After 20 years, you own the land, true or false? Maybe! It's not easy. But, under the legal principle of "adverse possession," ...

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  • Collaborative Law: What Is It?

    "Becoming involved in a lawsuit is like being ground to bits in a slow mill." . Charles Dickens, Bleak House, 1853. . This quote is cited by advocates of a new approach to solving legal problems, without resorting to traditional litigation. ."Collaborative Law" allows each p...

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  • Why Does Divorce Get So Complicated, Take So Long, And Cost So Much?

    It can be simple if you and your spouse have no children, if you agree on everything, and if you aren't going to fight over money. If you have children, the divorce isn't about you and your spouse. It's about the kids. Even if you agree on everything, which is rare, most juris...

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  • What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

    An exact down to the penny answer can not be given without reviewing all of the facts in an injury case in their entirety, including all of the medical records. There is a general formula that is based on a number of variables. I evaluate personal injury claims every day and have...

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