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The practice of law continues during the pandemic

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Mar 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Some might think that the pandemic might make it impossible for legal activities to continue. That is incorrect. Although some legal activities are suspended because of the social distancing rules, most activities can continue. The various state and federal courts have made adjustments to their p...

Consumer Protection Update Published

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Feb 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Harmony Law's member, Clyde Hutchins, has been published again in the update to the 2019 REVIEW OF CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW DEVELOPMENTS (SECOND). Mr. Hutchins contributes to that publication with regard to developments in Wyoming consumer protection law. You can find the most recent update at the...

Wyoming removes due process protection for companies

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Feb 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

During the Wyoming 2020 Budget Session, the legislature has been considering Senate File 11. As of the date of this post, Senate File 11 has been passed out of the Senate and delivered to the House for consideration. It is expected to be approved by the House and signed by the Governor to become ...

The ebb and flow of litigation

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Aug 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

For those who have never been involved in litigation, the first lawsuit can seem overwhelming at times. At other times it can seem like nothing is happening and the case has evaporated. This is all normal. Each civil lawsuit goes through several distinct phases. Each with their own challenges and...

Wyoming creates a Chancery Court

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

During the 2019 Legislative Session, Wyoming created a Chancery Court to hear and decide business cases. The new law became effective March 15, 2019. It creates a Court with limited jurisdiction over cases in excess of $50,000 at stake. The business cases include the following areas: Breach o...

Maintaining anonymity with your LLC in Wyoming

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Mar 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Maintaining anonymity with your LLC Wyoming law provides some opportunities for anonymity when running a company. However, this anonymity is not absolute. Under Wyoming law, the registered agent of the company is compelled to obtain a list of the entity's directors, officers, limited liability c...

Work from Home Scams

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Feb 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most scams never disappear. They just reappear in different versions and under different names. One of the most far reaching scams is the work at home scam. I am not talking about folks who have legitimate jobs and work from home. There is nothing wrong with that. What I am referring to are the s...

Utah seems to be the center for online business schemes

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Oct 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

During my time with the Attorney General's office I noticed that most of the online business schemes originated out of Utah. I do not know why. I surmise that someone was successful with such a scheme many years ago and over time, employees left and started their own schemes. Anyhow, the FTC has...

Fair Debt Collection Practice Act - Violations

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Sep 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sometimes people fall behind in paying their bills. When the debts go unpaid, creditors seek recovery of the debt . . . plus interest. It is not pleasant. Although debts are required to be repaid, and debt collectors may legally attempt to recover the debt, there are limits to the behavior of...

Two Years of consumer law blogs

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Jul 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Interesting Statistics: I started writing about consumer law issues on this website two years ago. I posted an interesting summary last year. I thought it would be interesting to update that with a new annual review. Here are some interesting numbers from the past year for my website and blog: ...

Don't let yourself be pressured into a roofing contract

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Jul 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Be careful about your roofing contract This time of year sees frequent hail storms in northern Colorado and Wyoming. Already this year, there was a significant hail storm on May 23rd, and then again on June 18th and 19th. Hail storms often cause damage to roofs. In the wake of any significant h...

Why Harmony Law does not use Facebook

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | May 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Why Harmony Law does not use Facebook There was a time when Facebook seemed like a viable method for reaching the public. It came to pass that Facebook started aggressively censoring content on its platform. This is unacceptable in a free society. It is contrary to the highest principals of Western Civilization. Facebook has essentially turned into the enemy of free people everywhere.

Fraud Report in Wyoming

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Mar 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fraud in Wyoming The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its annual report on consumer complaints. The 2017 report provides some interesting perspectives on fraud in Wyoming. Here are some highlights from the report: Identity theft and imposter scams tied for the highest proportion of re...

Fraud Report in Colorado

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Mar 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fraud in Colorado The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its annual report on consumer complaints. The 2017 report provides some interesting perspectives on fraud in Colorado. Here are some highlights from the report: Identity theft and imposter scams tied for the highest proportion of re...

Should I buy trip insurance?

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Feb 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Should I buy trip insurance? Vacations are great. But they are also expensive. American Express did a study in 2013 that showed that the average per person cost of a vacation amounts to $1,145. For a family of four, that amounts to $4,580. And the cost has probably risen since that study was p...

What is mediation?

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Dec 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

What is mediation? When someone becomes involved in a civil lawsuit, they often hear their attorney start talking about mediation. Mediation arises in almost every civil case. Yet, mediation is not always understood by the parties, and can sometimes even be confused with arbitration. I hope to e...

What is arbitration?

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Dec 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

What is arbitration? Arbitration is becoming more and more prevalent in American society. If you are like most Americans, I bet that you are party to at least half a dozen arbitration agreements.

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