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Michel C. Daisley

Michel Daisley’s Legal Guides

8 total

  • A bad crash and not enough coverage - What Can You Do?

    Sometimes the toughest cases involve clear liability and catastrophic damages, but not enough insurance coverage. This video discusses why it is essential to talk with an experienced attorney, even if the insurance company is offering to pay full limits. Are there other parties...

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  • The first time I met John Edwards

    NOTE: THIS IS A "LEGAL GUIDE" THAT IS A LITTLE UNUSUAL, BUT I DO BELIEVE PROVIDES SOME PERSONAL INSIGHT INTO WHY SOME LAWYERS ON SOME OCCASIONS USE SOME REALLY POOR JUDGMENT. THIS WAS FIRST FEATURED ON MY LEGAL BLAWG (http://daisleylaw.wordpress.com/) AND WAS PICKED UP NATIONALLY...

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  • When can CONFUSION be a good thing at mediation?

    Some wise theologian once quippedthat the greatest enemy of faith is not doubt; it's certainty. The same could be said, I think, about the greatest enemy to good negotiating. Yes, it's very good to be prepared and thoroughlyknowledgeable about the facts of your case and the law...

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  • Two words to try to "Seal The Deal"

    TWOPOWERFUL AND PERSUASIVE WORDS THAT CAN "SEAL THE DEAL!" Timing, though, is crucial. (And there is one kind of case where one of the words shouldneverbeused!) We have all been there. At the end of a long day of hardnegotiating, the parties have come a long way. You are very...

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  • Recreation Waivers and Releases Not Always Ironclad

    A few years ago, I was asked to answer a reader's question in the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER business pages regarding "exculpatory clauses" that may appear in a release or waiver form that is often signed prior to engaging in an activity like snow skiing or rafting. The article attached...

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  • Opening Gambits - Whether to make a demand in opening

    Opening Gambits... Consider an outside-the-box ploy to set the right tone in the opening session... Should Plaintiff's counsel acknowledgewarts and weaknesses upfront, and make an opening demand as part of Plaintiff's case? In a paradoxicalway, a Plaintiff's case can sometimes g...

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  • Some of the Drastic Changes coming in North Carolina Civil Law

    DRASTIC CHANGES ON THE WAY TO N.C.'S CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM! Some of myE-newslettersin 2011 haveanalyzed various proposalsthat werebeingdebated by theN.C. General Assemblyto make drastic changes affecting your family's legal rights. Well, what were mere possibilities before are ...

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  • Disarming Angry Litigants at Mediation - The Power of Some Honest Questions

    Ouch! Even though it's just a number, the ambitious and aggressivedemand(or a particularly stingy andconservative offer) hassparked STRONG resentment from the opposing party. Emotions are running high, and the negotiations have begun to break down. What to do? I might retire...

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