Friday, April 26, 2013

Treatise Spotlight: Contract Enforcement

Title: Contract Enforcement
Author: Edward Yorio and Steve Thel
Edition: 2nd
Last update: 2013 Supplement

Description: Contract Enforcement, Second Edition covers every aspect of the availability and inherent limitations of equitable remedies in such contract areas as:
  • Real estate
  • Sale of goods
  • Intangible personality
  • Construction contracts
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Wills and other property agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • International trade
You will find in-depth analysis of the policies that underlie contract remedies, as well as clear explanations of the practical consequences of those policies in contract litigation. The effect on availability of equitable relief of such factors as:
  • Right to a jury trial
  • Legal limits on contract damages
  • Disgorgement of profits
  • And agreed remedies are also examined
Throughout the book, you'll find concise analysis of all significant specific performance cases, legislation, and commentary.

Description from publisher's website.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Treatise Spotlight: The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decision Making

Title: The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decision Making
Author: Alan Meisel
Publisher: Aspen
Edition: 3rd Ed.
Last Update: 2013 Release

Description: The Right to Die, Third Edition analyzes the statutory and case law surrounding the profound issues of end-of-life decisionmaking. Whether the situation calls for long-term planning or quick, unexpected decisionmaking, this cogent, one source treatise guides you through all the available channels for helping your clients reach the ultimate resolution.
This comprehensive edition guides general practitioners, elder law, health law, and health care professionals through complex issues pertaining to passive and active hastening of death and such subsequent statutes as The Oregon Death with Dignity Act. Also covered in the Third Edition are such issues as:
  • Civil and Criminal liability for such efforts
  • Do-not-resuscitate orders
  • Advance directives
  • Health care powers of attorney
  • Palliative medical care
  • Decision making for children and newborns
  • Surrogate decisionmaking statutes
  • Resolution in a clinical versus a court setting
  • And much more

Description from publisher's website.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Treatise Spotlight: Debt Collection Practice in California, 2nd edition

Title:  Debt Collection Practice in California, 2nd edition
Publisher: CEB
Last update: December 2012

Description:  Debt Collection Practice in California:  Understand successful creditor remedies and effective debtor defenses—both essential tools in a difficult economy. For creditors, learn to obtain powerful judgments—and how to collect on them. For debtors, discover defense strategies and responses to a judgment.
  • Bringing creditor actions, discovery, prejudgment remedies, obtaining a judgment
  • Writ enforcement, finding debtor assets, wage garnishment
  • Debtor defense before and after entry of judgment
  • Complying with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Acts
  • Enforcing family law judgments
  • Indispensable court pleading forms and mandatory Judicial Council forms
  • Bankruptcy issues for both creditors and debtors
  • Handling a deceased debtor’s debts
(description from publisher’s website)


Monday, April 15, 2013

Serving Seniors - Free Legal Assistance Clinic for Senior Citizens

Nevada Legal Services and the State Bar of Nevada's Young Lawyers' Section will be holding free legal assistance clinics for senior citizens on Friday, April 19, 2013 at the times and locations below.  For more information, call Nevada Legal Services, at 775-284-3491 x214.
Carson City: 
108 E. Proctor
1 to 3 p.m.

Nevada Legal Services
380 Court Street, #D
1 to 4 p.m.

City of Fernley Offices
595 Silver Lace Blvd.
8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Douglas County Senior Center
2300 Meadow Lane
9 to 11 a.m.

Virginia City:
Storey Senior Citizen's Center
100 E. Mill Street
12 noon to 2 p.m.

Humboldt County Library
85 East Fifth Street
1 to 3 p.m.