Archives for CIVIL LITIGATION

THE REAL COSTS OF LITIGATION

It may seem odd to have an attorney talk about the benefits of not litigating a case, but as advocates for our clients we want to be sure that they receive the resolution that they are looking for without having to pay the high costs of litigation. Unfortunately, in our society, litigation is a part of a business owner’s life. Over half of all businesses have had a significant legal issue within the last two years. Every day I listen to people contemplating legal action against someone to resolve their issue. Litigation should be a last resort and several factors
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WHAT ARE ALTERNATIVE RESOLUTIONS?

When a law suit is brought forth, our minds typically focus on the financial or time consuming burden that this puts on either party. Many people get overwhelmed with the thought of having to go to trial or the hours and paperwork needed to argue their case. The attorneys at McDonald Law Group understand the frustration and difficulties that this can have on someone. The attorneys use alternative resolution programs that help reduce court costs and in some cases, avoid going to trial. Some different types of resolution programs are through mediation, arbitration, settlement conferences, and Nevada has a short
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VEGAS SEVEN INTERVIEWS RENA MCDONALD AND OTHER TOP NEVADA ATTORNEYS

Vegas SEVEN is an innovative weekly publication about life in Las Vegas—news, nightlife, sports, style, A&E and everything in between. Recently, founder of McDonald Law Group, Rena McDonald, was invited, along with other top Nevada Attorneys, to sit down and discuss the recent elections, law changes and the particulars of practicing law in the Silver State. Rena, a life-long Southern Nevadan, is deeply invested in the community and has chosen the law as a way to serve her community. The interview was a great opportunity to have a chance to hear her thoughts and perspectives. We are happy to share it with you
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LEGAL RESOLUTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR

It’s the time of year when we consider making New Year’s resolutions. And while you might be like most in considering health goals to focus on, taking more time for yourself by reading, or starting a new hobby, it is also a good time to consider some legal New Year’s resolutions. While it might not be as exciting as your other resolutions, it will give you priceless peace of mind and set you up a better future! What legal resolutions should you be making? Here is a place to start. Get a Will or a Trust (or update one). Every
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MCDONALD LAW GROUP ADDRESSES EQUAL RIGHTS ISSUES ON THE NATIONAL STAGE

McDonald Law Group strongly supports equal rights. With expertise in Business Law and Employment Law, it was a natural fit to become a member of an organization called Executive Pride. Their mission is to ensure workplace equality for everyone including the LGBTQ community. I received the privilege of being asked to speak out on behalf of Executive Pride’s mission on a National level. I was recently interviewed for an article by Chris Johnson in The Washington Blade, the oldest LGBT newspaper in the U.S. covering the latest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender news in Washington, DC and around the world.
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WATER DAMAGE AND NEIGHBOR DISPUTES: WHEN IS YOUR NEIGHBOR RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LOSS?

Freezing temperatures in the Las Vegas valley bring about problems such as frozen pipes, burst pipes and broken pool pumps.   These situations can cause damage to not only your property but perhaps even you neighbor’s property. When the water damage may have been caused by a neighbor’s negligence, serious disputes can arise. In this article we will be discussing two water categories; Surface and Careless Water.   Surface Water In general, a neighbor will not be responsible for damage to your property caused by runoff from naturally occurring rain and land conditions. So even if your garden is ruined after
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CIVIL LITIGATION – TO SUE OR NOT TO SUE

It may seem odd to have an attorney talk about the benefits of not litigating a case, but I spend a lot of my day having this discussion with my clients. Unfortunately, in our society, litigation is a part of everyone’s lives. Everyday I listen to people considering suing someone to resolve their issue. Litigation should be a last result and several factors should be evaluated before you commit to filing a law suit. Is it worth it? First you must weigh the financial and emotional strain the litigation will place on you compared to the possible results. Even if
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