Were you able to keep track of the new legislative changes that affect California businesses and business lawyers? Don’t worry, we did and here are some of the key statutory changes you need to know about.
Law firms are getting more aggressive about suing clients for unpaid legal bills. As the New York Law Journal says, what used to be “unseemly” may become routine. But bringing a breach of contract action against a client for unpaid fees is a very tricky business: first, you have to get out of the attorney-client relationship, and then you have to invoke your (hopefully) enforceable fee agreement.
With the economic downturn, consumer debt is on the rise. Not surprisingly, debt collector complaints are also on the rise. There are strict legal limits on how far debt collectors can go, but unfortunately many debtors don’t know about them. Debtors and their attorneys need to know these limits and hold debt collectors to them.