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Feeling like a victim of defamation. (Photo: Flickr/rrhodes)

Facts you should know about defamation

By Tom Musbach on May 16, 2012

This is a guest blog post from Tina H., a lawyer on JustAnswer.

With the advent of the Internet and particularly social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, claims of defamation are on the rise and clogging already stressed courts. Historically, allegations of defamation...

One risk of owning a home. (Photo: Flickr/BasicGov)

Consequences of walking away from a mortgage

By Tom Musbach on May 14, 2012

Q: If my house in Michigan is now worth $100K less than I owe and I walk away, what are my consequences? (I know the value because the bank had my home assessed for a possible refinance.)

A: When a property is foreclosed in Michigan, a judgment can be entered by the court...