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If the attorney who represented you in a lawsuit later went to work for the opposing side, you’d probably be pretty upset. That’s why legal ethics require that a client must approve any potential conflicts of interest. But sometimes it’s not clear who the client is.

If you are a shareholder in a corporation, creditors usually cannot “pierce the corporate veil” to collect money from the company that’s owed by you. The same is generally true for owners of LLCs, or Limited Liability Companies. But there are limits to the protection a court will allow.

 Arbitration is often viewed an attractive alternative to litigation because it is designed to be quicker, less costly, and final. Even when an arbitrator’s decision was patently unfair or the arbitrator clearly didn’t follow the law, many cases have held that the parties are stuck with the decision.

A well-known quote says that “nothing is certain except for death and taxes.” A Will – the document often used to address both issues – should also be certain, and when probated, the results should be final.

It’s common today for a contract to include a “liquidated damages” provision, which specifies a sum of money one party will receive if the other party breaches the agreement.

After a stormy breakup, your ex-boyfriend posts on his Facebook page that you had an abortion during the relationship – and then repeats this in a radio interview. That’s a pretty clear violation of your privacy, isn’t it?