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Understanding Legalese With Ease: Master Franchise

This week’s Legalese with Ease word is Master Franchise The definition of Master Franchise is: Within a specified geographical area, a franchisee with the right to appoint sub-franchisees is authorized by the franchiser in this specific type of arrangement. (Source) What does it mean? A master franchisee is, in some ways, a middle-man between the […]

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Fortman Law has survived a Hack Attack!

It seems that some of our adversaries just didn’t want to wait to face us in court. The Fortman Law website recently suffered an attack of hackers. The attack forced our site onto the Google Blacklist and flagged us as a “suspicious site.” This was obviously an attempt to hide our law firm and our […]

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Understanding Legalese With Ease: Jury trial versus Bench Trial

Today’s Legalese With Ease is two for one! We’ll be taking a look at the difference between a Jury Trial and a Bench Trial. The definition of a jury trial is: a term used to describe a trial by jury that is different from a trial by a judge only. (Source) The definition of a bench […]

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Understanding Legalese With Ease: Due Diligence

Welcome to another post in our Understanding Legalese With Ease series.   That definition of due diligence is: Such a measure of prudence, activity, or assiduity, as is properly to be expected from, and ordinarily  exercised by, a reasonable and prudent man under the particular circumstances; not measured by any absolute standard, but depending on the relative […]

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Never Stop Fighting Until the Fight is Done

Never Stop Fighting Until the Fight is Done Confessions of a relentlessly insane Franchise Attorney re∙lent∙less rə’len(t)ləs ADJECTIVE Oppressively constant; incessant. synonyms: persistent, continuing, constant, continual, continuous, nonstop, never-ending, unabating, interminable, incessant, unceasing, endless, unending, unremitting, unrelenting, unrelieved. in∙san∙i∙ty in’sanədē NOUN Extreme foolishness or irrationality. “it might be pure insanity to take this case” synonyms: […]

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Notice to AAMCO franchisees (current & former)

For all of you that have called and were told that we are momentarily not accepting more clients for the AAMCO lawsuit…. Good news! We have re-opened the group and are willing to talk to you about your potential claims.  Give us a call as soon as possible! (314) 522-2312

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Understanding Legalese With Ease: Franchise

Welcome to another post in our Understanding Legalese With Ease series. The definition of franchise is: A special privilege conferred by government upon an individual or corporation, and which does not belong to the citizens of the country generally, of common right. It is essential to the character of a franchise that it should be a […]

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Understanding Legalese With Ease: Class Action

Welcome to another post in our Understanding Legalese With Ease series. The definition of a class action is: Legal action involving a large group or class of people. Without having every member of the class join the action, a few individuals initiate a court case becoming representatives of the group. (Source) What does that mean? A […]

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Understanding Legalese with Ease: Arbitration

Understanding Legalese with Ease: Arbitration

Welcome to our new series, Understanding Legalese with Ease! Each week we will explore a legal term, present its legal definition, and then we will break it down into more simplified terms.   The definition of Arbitration is: Arbitration: in practice. The investigation and determination of a matter or matters of difference between contending parties, […]

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Admissions from Steve Conner & Dan Carey: Janitorial Agency Depositions

Admissions from Steve Conner & Dan Carey: Janitorial Agency Depositions

On June 16th, 2014, Jon took the depositions of Steven Conner and Charles “Dan” Carey, the creators of The Janitorial Agency (TJA). We have spent over a year investigating The Janitorial Agency and all of Carey and Conner’s business ventures, so we were less than surprised by some of the things that Carey and Conner […]

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