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DISCOVERING DISCOVERY

The word DISCOVER comes from COVER, meaning to hide or conceal, and DIS-, meaning the opposite of.  Thus, to DISCOVER is learn or find out about.  DISCOVERY, in the law, means the process, before trial, of finding out what information an opposing party has about the case. If you are the defendant in a lawsuit, …

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LITIGATING DISCHARGE VIOLATIONS

The Discharge is the final result that most people who file bankruptcy hope to achieve. The applicable definition of “discharge” is to release from debt. The word comes from dis- “do the opposite of” and carrus “two-wheeled wagon,” so it literally means to remove passengers or cargo from a vehicle.  In bankruptcy, the Discharge is a court order which voids any judgment …

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