August 2012 Archives

Blog #33 (Rick Mahler)

August 22, 2012

This week there is no legal section of the blog.

Now for the Opening Day memory:

Starting pitcher Rick Mahler was a member of the Atlanta Braves for 11 of the 13 years he was a big leaguer. He also played for the Cincinnati Reds and the Montreal Expos. Rick began his career in 1979, made 5 Opening Day starts from 1982-1988, 3 of those 4 starts were complete game shutouts and in one he pitched 7 scoreless innings. Pretty impressive. His best season was 1985, when he won 17 games for the Braves and they won the National League West. He was a World Champion with the Reds in 1990. Rick, unfortunately, passed away due to a heart attack in 2005 at the too young age of 51. I, fortunately, was able to interview him before he passed away. Here are his Opening Day memories.

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Blog #32 (Will A Judgment Be Worth The Paper It's Printed On? Larry Christenson)

August 8, 2012

I would like to thank my colleague Tony Buchignani for this week's legal portion.

Will a judgment be worth the paper it's printed on? This is a question that every creditor should ask itself before filing a collection lawsuit against a debtor that is not paying its bills. Lawsuits can be time consuming and expensive ventures, and clients are often frustrated when they find out that their hard earned judgments cannot be converted to money because they cannot locate any debtor assets to garnish or levy. Accordingly, an experienced attorney will always perform a comprehensive pre-lawsuit investigation of the debtor's collectable assets as well as significant liabilities before advising a client to pursue a collection lawsuit. In some cases, such an investigation may cause the creditor to simply write off a bad debt, rather than "throwing good money after bad" obtaining a judgment that will not result in a collection.

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