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Vann Attorneys LegalPad Podcast

Vann Attorneys LegalPad Podcast

By Vann Attorneys
This is a podcast by Vann Attorneys, PLLC, a law firm of attorneys licensed to practice law in the state of North Carolina. In this podcast we discuss Issues that we routinely see in the credit, collections and litigation areas.

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The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
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What Happens If You Do Not Comply With A Court Order?
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss 'What happens if you do not comply with a Court Order?'. James and Ian discuss the following topics: Different types of court orders Consequences of failing to comply with the order Motion to Show Cause Motion for Sanctions Holding Parties in Contempt of Court Civil Contempt Criminal Contempt Not Abiding to a Court Order If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions.If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
34:50
June 24, 2022
What Are Expert Witnesses & When Might You Need One?
Recorded Tuesday June 14, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss Expert Witnesses and When You Might Need One. James and Ian discuss the following topics: Expert Witness Types What Experts Do How Does an Expert Qualify? Which Cases Must Have Experts? Is There A Category of Cases That Never Needs An Expert? What Cases Will Often Benefit From An Expert? Who Pays For The Expert? Good Experts Can Make or Break A Case If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions.If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
34:50
June 17, 2022
Producing Documents in Discovery
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss Producing Documents in Discovery. Discovery is a broad term in litigation that covers the exchange of information in the case.  James and Ian discuss the following topics: What is Discovery Litigation Hold Notice Begin Assembling Your Documents Early Biggest Areas of Discovery Right Now Know When You Need Help The Document Dump What happens if someone does not produce responsive documents? Best Practices If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
35:24
May 25, 2022
Who Is Responsible for Attorneys Fees?
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss the topic of Attorney's Fees and who is responsible for paying Attorney's Fees. A question Vann Attorneys gets in almost every new engagement is who has to pay the attorney’s fees associated with litigation. The answer to that question is “it depends.” However, the safest assumption for you is that in North Carolina you will likely be responsible for your own legal fees. There are some instances, though, where you are entitled to recover your attorney’s fees. Whether you actually recover them is a different issue. Topics include: • General Rule • Exceptions to the General Rule • Reasons Why You May Not Get Your Fees • Contracts That Provide for Fees • Lien Claims • Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practice Claims • Wage & Hour Claims • Punitive Damages Claims • Key Takeaways If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
32:32
March 23, 2022
Digging Deeper Into Depositions
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss 'Digging Deeper into Depositions'. James and Ian have spoken about depositions before on this podcast, but in this episode they take a slightly deeper dive with some examples from past depositions to better help you understand how depositions go right, and how unfortunately for some they go wrong. Topics include: A refresher on depositions Things to do in preparation for a deposition Things not to do in preparation for a deposition Deposition examples Deposition summary If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
35:23
March 09, 2022
What Is A Mediation & How to Succeed When You Mediate
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss What is a Mediation & How to Succeed When you Mediate. Their discussion includes the following topics: When can a mediation occur? Mechanics of a mediation A good mediator does more than pass numbers back and forth Who should attend a mediation? What should you avoid at mediation? What should you do to increase your odds of success at a mediation? Everything is confidential Recognize some cases will not settle Don't miss settlement opportunities by being stubborn. If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
38:24
February 25, 2022
What Is the North Carolina Business Court?
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss the North Carolina Business Court. If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
27:16
February 04, 2022
The Times They Are A Changing': Post Judgment Collections in the Digital Age
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss Post Judgment Collections in the Digital Age If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
30:09
October 14, 2021
What To Expect If Your Case Goes To Trial
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss What to Expect if Your Case Goes to Trial. If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
36:08
September 07, 2021
10 Things To Do and 10 Things Not To Do If You Are Sued
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss 10 Things To Do and 10 Things Not To Do If You are Sued. If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
42:52
July 26, 2021
Mechanics Liens Basics & What To Do If Your Property Has a Lien Filed Upon It
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss the basics of mechanics liens and what to do if your property has a lien filed upon it. Who may assert a lien? When must you assert? When must you sue to enforce? Where do you assert lien? What is the role of a lien agent? James and Ian cover these topics and more. Here are resources related to this episode: North Carolina Lien Agent System, LiensNC: https://liensnc.com Blog Post: Claim of Lien on Funds: A Potential Saving Grace for “Slow to file” Lien Claimants by Ian Richardson If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
27:38
June 02, 2021
You've Been Supoenaed - Now What?
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson kick off Season 2 with a discussion surrounding subpoenas, who is likely to receive a subpoena, what to do if you receive a subpoena, and your options when things get complicated. If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
34:51
April 29, 2021
Executing on a Judgment Against an Individual Debtor
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast  Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss the process of executing on a judgment against an individual debtor.  James and Ian explain the individual debtor’s right to claim certain exemptions as well as other important considerations when executing on a judgment against an individual.  A copy of the Motion to Claim Exempt Property can be found here: https://vannattorneys.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cv415-en-2-00328288xA1314.pdf If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know!  -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
38:34
April 14, 2021
Executing on a Judgment Against a Business
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast  Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss the process of executing on a judgment against a corporate debtor. If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
28:37
March 19, 2021
Trial and Judgments
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast  Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson bench trials, jury trials, and the basics of judgments. If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
31:02
February 16, 2021
What Happens After Service? Part II
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast  Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss what contested litigation looks like in the event a Defendant answers a lawsuit you have filed against them. If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
42:24
January 13, 2021
What Happens After Service? Part I
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast  Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss the process of obtaining a default judgment when the Defendant does not answer a lawsuit.   If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know!
33:48
December 18, 2020
Serving a Defendant After a Lawsuit Has Been Filed
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast  Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss serving a defendant after a lawsuit has been filed. Topics what is service of process, why is it necessary, and how can it be achieved on individuals, corporations, and public bodies. If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
40:29
December 03, 2020
When, How & Against Whom Lawsuits are Filed in North Carolina
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast  Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss when, how, and against whom lawsuits are filed in North Carolina.  Topics include: verified pleads vs. unverified pleadings, and choosing the best venue to bring a claim. If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly. You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
35:06
November 20, 2020
Demand Letters: Waste of Money or Critical Part of the Process?
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson dive into issues surrounding the use of demand letters. Topics include what information is contained in a demand letter, the legal significance, or lack thereof, of demand letters, and how to deal with responses to demand letters.  If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly.  You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions.  If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know!  -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
29:22
October 29, 2020
Sending a Litigation Package to Your Counsel – Practical Tips to Save Time and Money
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss the best practices for businesses who need to send a litigation package to their attorney when a customer has stopped paying. Topics include, an overview of information that should be sent, tips on how to be organized (which will save the lawyer time and you money), and things to avoid when preparing to sue a customer.   If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly.  You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know!   --  The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
31:36
October 12, 2020
How to Navigate The Difficult Situation of a Non-Paying Customer
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss issues associated with customer defaults. Topics include, how to deal with the customer prior to hiring a lawyer, partial payments, payment plans, and customer bankruptcies. If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly.  You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
31:04
September 03, 2020
What Contract Terms are Needed for a Successful Collection Effort?
In this episode of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast  Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson discuss issues associated with business contracts.  Topics include, whether credit should be extended, and how much, key contract terms, effective credit applications, and how to set yourself up to possibly recover your attorney’s fees if you must use a lawyer to collect on an account. If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly.  You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
39:34
July 23, 2020
Commercial Collections Basics
In this episode we provide an overview of the Vann Attorneys Legal Pad Podcast which will focus on issues that arise in business and credit and collections litigation.  Attorneys James Vann and Ian Richardson provide a high level overview of the credit and collections process from the initial contract through post-judgment collection efforts.  In the episodes which follow, James and Ian will breakdown each of the topics discussed in more detail. If you would like to learn more about these issues you can check out our website at vannattorneys.com, email James (jrvann@vannattorneys.com) or Ian (irichardson@vannattorneys.com) directly.  You can also email us at podcasts@vannattorneys.com with any questions. If you would like to be featured on our podcast, please let us know! -- The content of this podcast is not to be considered legal advice for any particular situation or case. This podcast does not constitute creating an attorney-client relationship.
35:08
July 09, 2020