Category Tort Law

Are Settlement Proceeds or Judgments Taxable?

It’s great when I’m actually able to recover money on behalf of one of my clients, either through settlement or judgment.  However, one client recently inquired whether such money might be taxable.  Thus, this blog post.  The quick answer?  As with most legal concepts, there is no quick answer. The IRS has a helpful publication, […]

Backyard fire pit worries

I was talking to a friend today about her concern over her choice of paving materials for a new patio/fire pit she’s building in her backyard.  (She recently bought her first house, and she’s got big plans!)  She’s thinking cobblestones, but she’s worried about the surface being uneven, causing chairs to be unstable on the […]