Hurricane Harvey Victims Beware:

By  Kelly Legal Group  | Posted in " Business Law, Construction Law, Personal Injury "

Please submit your claims for damages associated with Hurricane Harvey this week, before September 1, 2017. New legislation is going into effect on September 1,  2017  which will greatly reduce penalties insurers pay for delaying or denying claims.


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What Our Customers are Saying About Us

By  Kelly Legal Group  | Posted in " Aviation Law, Bankruptcy, Business Law, Construction Law, Criminal Law, Entertainment Law, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law "

What Our Customers are Saying About Us -The Kelly Legal Group PLLC

At The Kelly Legal Group PLLC, we’re proud of the work that we do. But, instead of telling you why our customers love us, we’ll let them do the talking! Here’s what some of our customers are saying about us lately: 


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Ocwen told to stop

By  Kelly Legal Group

Ocwen Financial Corp. the mortgage servicer was recently hit with 20 states issuing cease-and-desist orders. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau soon followed with a lawsuit. The orders demanded that Ocwen not acquire any new servicing rights and residential mortgages until such time as the company can prove that it is financial viable and it justifies its collection and calculation procedures associated with consumer fraud.


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Announcing the new website

By  Kelly Legal Group  | Posted in " Aviation Law, Business Law, Construction Law, Criminal Law, Entertainment Law, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law "

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!


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Hiring an Estate Attorney: What To Expect

By  Kelly Legal Group

Kelly Legal Group offers clients a variety of services, one of which is serving as an estate attorney. But what does that mean to you, who may be looking for a way to protect your home, family, and assets? An estate attorney helps you plan for the future, gives you a roadmap for helping you protect your assets (tangible and intangible), provides you with ongoing support and guidance, and regularly reviews your documents to ensure that your affairs are continually protected. How can you be sure that you’re getting all of this with the estate lawyer that you hire? Here……


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Are You Considering Renting Your Home During South By Southwest?

By  Kelly Legal Group

Rent your home during SXSW Austin Texas is all a-buzz about the up coming SXSW (South By Southwest) festival. Whether it is the interactive, film or music you are interested in it promises to be a great event. With a purported 1,800 bands in town and thousands of fans anticipated the need for places to stay in Austin Texas is immense during SXSW. Recently the author was acquainted with a growing trend in the community; that of Austin residents renting their homes out during the SXSW festival. At first glance, making an extra buck while on vacation sounds like a great opportunity.……


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What is a Real Estate Attorney?

By  Kelly Legal Group

For many people who are unaware about what a real estate attorney really is and what he or she does; a real estate attorney is a lawyer who deals with all sorts of problems that are related to real estate. Many people find a great deal of issues when it comes to matters of land and property, and it becomes quite a problem for them if they are unable to get resolved. For instance, many people who allow others to live in their real estate properties are victims of land grabbing, as their tenants fail to pay the debt and……


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Free Expression Limitations on Liability

By  Kelly Legal Group

Exception for News and Commentary You generally cannot be held liable for using someone's name, likeness, or other personal attributes in connection with reporting or commenting on matters of public interest. Many courts view this as a constitutional privilege based on the First Amendment, and some states have statutes explicitly exempting news reporting and commentary on public issues from liability. It is not always easy to determine what will qualify as news or legitimate commentary, especially on the Internet. But the courts traditionally have taken an extremely broad view of "news" and "commentary" -- it encompasses any reporting or commenting on current……


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Michaels vs Internet Entm't Group

By  Kelly Legal Group

The right of publicity is the right of a person to control and make money from the commercial use of his or her identity. A plaintiff that sues you for interfering with that right generally must show that you used his or her name or likeness for a commercial purpose. This ordinarily means using the plaintiff's name or likeness in advertising or promoting your goods or services, or placing the plaintiff's name or likeness on or in products or services you sell to the public. Therefore, it is a bad idea to create an advertisement suggesting that a celebrity -- or……


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Using the Name or Likeness of Another

By  Kelly Legal Group

In most states, you can be sued for using someone else's name, likeness, or other personal attributes without permission for an exploitative purpose. Usually, people run into trouble in this area when they use someone's name or photograph in a commercial setting, such as in advertising or other promotional activities. But, some states also prohibit use of another person's identity for the user's own personal benefit, whether or not the purpose is strictly commercial. There are two distinct legal claims that potentially apply to these kinds of unauthorized uses: (1) invasion of privacy through misappropriation of name or likeness ("misappropriation"); and……


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