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Time is of the Essence With Commercial Litigation Claims

Understanding Statutes of Limitations At Rushing & Guice, we handle a large amount of commercial litigation. When a new client meets with us to discuss a business dispute or a commercial claim he or she wishes to pursue, we of course want to help them and be their advocate as to any viable cause of action they have. …

April 22, 2015|General|

Get the Federal Government as a Customer for Your Small Business

July 1 SBA conference in Jackson seeks to get more federal procurement contracts for Mississippi small businesses. Any business owner would want the world’s largest buyer of goods and services as a customer. But when that customer is the federal government, getting a foot in the door of that complex and bureaucratic maze and grabbing a slice of federal business is no small task for small business owners. The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) recognizes the challenges faced by small or disadvantaged companies in Mississippi that are seeking to get involved in the federal procurement process and has established programs ...

April 8, 2015|General|

What is a Grand Jury?

When we think of being charged with a crime, we typically think of a district attorney or other prosecutor making the decision to bring charges against a criminal defendant. A grand jury, however, is comprised of citizens who are called to make the determination as to whether prosecutors should pursue a criminal case. What a grand jury is, how it works, and what it means if you are being investigated by one remains a mystery to most people. …

March 22, 2015|General|

Mississippi LLC Owners: Don’t Make Yourself Vulnerable to Personal Liability

Whether you are just starting a new venture or growing your business beyond a sole proprietorship, you will inevitably reach a point where you want to ensure that your personal assets will not be vulnerable in the event that lawsuits or other liabilities confront your business. In the world of small business, there are two clear vehicles to accomplish that goal: a limited liability company (LLC) or an S-corporation (often shortened to S-corp). …

March 8, 2015|General|

Where There’s a Will, There’s Not Necessarily an Estate Plan.

5 essential estate planning issues you need to address. If you were playing a word association game and said “estate planning document,” it is likely that the most common response would be “a will.” Indeed, folks who may not have a full understanding of the universe of estate planning possibilities at least know that they should have a will. What they don’t realize is that a complete estate plan includes much more than a last will and testament. …

February 27, 2015|General|

What Happens to Your Personal Injury Case If You Were Partially At Fault?

When a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is filed, the injured person or those who have lost a loved one are alleging that someone else is responsible for the incident that led to the injury or death and therefore should be liable to pay damages. Sometimes, multiple parties may be at fault and more than one party is sued, for example, a truck driver and a trucking company. But what happens when the injured or deceased person was also somewhat responsible for the accident? Are they or their family out of luck? …

February 13, 2015|General|

Does My Child’s Opinion Matter In Determining Custody?

Most parents going through the difficult process of divorce recognize that the impact of their decision to separate falls heaviest on their children. Kids don’t make the choice to end their parents’ relationship and they may have their own opinions about what happens to them next, who they want to live with, and how much time they want to spend with one parent or the other. Amidst the discussions between the parents, they may be wondering if the children’s wishes are a factor in a court’s decision as to custody. …

December 22, 2014|General|

Looking for a New Home for Your Business? Look for These Key Commercial Lease Provisions

When you make the decision to rent commercial space for your business, the considerations involved go far beyond location, term, and rent. Failure to take into account a number of other important issues, or ignorance of the detailed terms of your lease, can come back to haunt you with devastating consequences for the continued viability of your business. …

December 8, 2014|General|

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