Federal Electronic Disclosure and Consent
StopSuit permits you to fill out and sign certain forms using this website. This Federal E-Sign Disclosure and Consent describes StopSuit's process so that you can decide whether you wish to continue with your request through our website. Please read this page carefully and print a copy of this page for your records.
Electronic Signature and Electronic Delivery of Disclosures and Notices
By clicking in the box marked "I agree" at the bottom of any page or form on this website, you consent to use electronic communications, electronic records, and electronic signatures rather than paper documents for the forms provided on this website.
You understand that your electronic signature is legally binding, just as if you had signed a paper document. Your consent to use electronic signatures and documents applies only to materials related to your request for StopSuit to accept you as a member and/or to provide any of the requested services that this website provides.
Paper Signature and Paper Delivery of Disclosures and Notices
If you prefer to use paper signatures, you may instead print a copy of the respective documents, fill them out, and return it to us by mail or by facsimile. You understand that StopSuit will not begin to process your request until it receives the respective signed documents.
You have the right to receive a paper copy of the disclosures, notices, terms and conditions, and other communications described above. There is no cost to receive paper copies of any electronic records. If you wish to receive a paper copy, please send a request with your name, mailing address, daytime telephone number, and the document you wish to receive to one of the following:
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- an e-mail address;
- a web browser;
- software that enables you to receive and view Portable Document Format (PDF) files, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader (available for a free download at http://get.adobe.com/reader/)
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You may withdraw your consent to receive electronic communications at any time. If you wish to do so, please notify us at the addresses above and provide your name, mailing address, daytime telephone number, and a description of the type of transaction from which you are withdrawing your consent.
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StopSuit Attorney Network or Lawyer Services Consumer and Commercial Disclaimer
This website offers you several ways to identify and locate an attorney (or other legal services) including advertisements for lawyers, a searchable directory of lawyers and law firms, and third-party systems (we'll collectively refer to them as the "Lawyer Services"). If you are using the Lawyer Services located on the website you should read the following terms and conditions below. If you disagree with these terms and services, please do not use the Lawyer Services.
- StopSuit will never refer you to a specific attorney or service. You are solely responsible for making a selection of an attorney or other service.
- StopSuit does not receive any portion of any legal fees charged by any lawyer or law firm. Any fee arrangements and legal services are strictly between you and the attorney you select.
- Your contact with, or use of an attorney contacted via a Lawyer Services does not create an attorney-client relationship between StopSuit and you.
- The release and security of any sensitive or confidential information transmitted by you to any attorney or service is your sole responsibility.
- Lawyer Services and the individual attorneys represented by them, provide information to StopSuit which StopSuit does not verify, validate or confirm, except as expressly stated by StopSuit.
- StopSuit does not endorse any particular attorney or legal service and cannot guarantee the quality, or reliability of any legal services provided by any of these Lawyer Services.
- StopSuit cannot perform a check for conflicts of interest between you and an attorney provided by a Lawyer Service.
- If you use StopSuit's Lawyer Services, you agree that: IN NO EVENT SHALL STOPSUIT ITS PARENTS OR SUBSIDIARIES, ASSIGNS OR OTHERS BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
- THE LAWYER SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND STOPSUIT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE LAWYER SERVICES.
- StopSuit may amend these terms at any time by posting the amended terms and conditions on its website.
StopSuit Attorney Network or Lawyer Services Membership Contract and Disclaimer
As part of payment of the membership fee and abiding by the terms and conditions of this Contract, you and all Covered Persons, will receive the legal services (the "Services") as outlined in this Contract. The Services will be provided by attorneys advertising through StopSuit (the "Company"), who are licensed, practicing attorneys (referred to as the Provider Attorney or Referral Attorney as defined in the General Provisions). All requests for Services must be directed through the Provider Attorney in your state of residence in a prompt manner. This will allow sufficient time for preparation and response. For legal matters that arise within the United States and outside your state of residence, the Provider Attorney may assign an attorney who is licensed in the appropriate jurisdiction. Should you move to another state, your membership Contract and Provider Attorney will switch to your new state of residence after you notify the Company. Please refer to the General Provisions and other sections of this Contract for the terms of services under this section.
- Telephone Consultation. A Covered Person may receive toll-free telephone consultations on an unlimited number of personal or business legal matters. Consultations are available to the extent the Provider Attorney deems it necessary to adequately advise the Covered Person on the legal matter. Additionally, the Provider Attorney, in his/her Professional Judgment, may provide up to one hour of legal research concerning the matter if the legal matter cannot be adequately addressed during the telephone consultation. For this consultation and advice, the Covered Person will call the telephone number listed on the front page of this website during regular office hours, except on holidays. This Contract excludes coverage for those matters which the Provider Attorney determines are raised an inordinate or unreasonable number of times without substantial change of circumstances. For matters not within the provider's attorney license or area of competency.
- Letter or Telephone Call. If the Provider Attorney, in his/her Professional Judgment, determines from the toll-free consultation with the Covered Person that either a telephone call or a letter would be of further assistance to the Covered Person, then the first such letter or telephone call (for each non-related qualified legal subject matter per Membership Year) may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, be written or made on behalf of the Covered Person. Any additional telephone calls or letters from the Provider Attorney after the first one per subject per Membership Year will be provided at a standard hourly rate for the given legal service under the Provider Attorney's written retainer. It is the responsibility of the Member to provide, in a timely manner, sufficient documentation enabling the Provider Attorney to write letters pursuant to this section. This Service is limited to no more than six letters in any one month. It is within the sole discretion of the Provider Attorney to determine whether a letter(s) is appropriate in a given situation. Debt Collection Letters and Designated Consultations, which are highlighted in their own sections, are specifically excluded from this section.
- Document Review. After consultation, the Covered Person may submit for review any personal or business legal document of 15 pages or less relating to the consultation, in which the Covered Person is a contracting party. Document review does not include review of a document(s) for use in ongoing court proceedings or lawsuits, such as petitions, complaints, or requests or motions for court determination. The Covered Person shall provide a copy of the document to be reviewed, retaining the original, to the Provider Attorney. The Provider Attorney may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, review the copy and advise the Covered Person by telephone consultation on any areas of concern and the legal implications of those provisions and their conformity to State and Federal law. Any editing or negotiations concerning the document are available under a standard hourly rate for the given legal service under the Provider Attorney's written retainer. The Member may have reviewed by the Provider Attorney no more than six documents in any month. The maximum size of the documents is 15 consecutive pages in 12 point Times New Roman font size. Documents are contracts in which the Member is a contracting party; provided that the contracts concern separate subject matters and further provided that the contracts are not both part of a single related business transaction. Each additional review of a document after the initial review shall count as a separate document review toward the annual total of 36. If further legal services are required beyond the basic document review including, but not limited to, specific research or the negotiation of or drafting of modifications, the services will be provided at a standard hourly rate for the given legal service under the Provider Attorney's written retainer. Advice and comment on documents in excess of 15 consecutive pages or documents beyond six in a month will be available at a standard hourly rate for legal services under the Provider Attorney's written retainer.
Certain legal matters may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, be excluded altogether or may require the Provider Attorney to seek outside counsel to assist the Member. The Member may, at the sole discretion of the Provider Attorney, receive a total of three telephone consultations, each up to one-half hour in length, for the following legal matters each Membership Year:
- International Law;
- Intellectual Property;
- Import/Export or customs matters;
- Those legal matters which arise within the United States but outside of the Member's state of established primary place of business.
The Member may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, also receive one document review each Membership Year regarding domestic legal issues concerning out of state matters.
If further services are required beyond the telephone consultation, they will be provided at a standard hourly rate for the given legal service under the Provider Attorney's written retainer. For this consultation and advice, the Designated Spokesperson for the Member may call the appropriate telephone number listed on this website during regular office hours. No other services are available for these Designated Consultations.
DEBT COLLECTION LETTERS
The Member may receive up to 6 separate, initial collection letters per month at no charge once demand by the Member has been unsuccessful. Any separate collection letters in excess of the first 6 covered herein at no charge or follow-up letters provided subsequent to the initial collection letter for a given matter will be provided at a standard hourly rate for the given legal service under the Provider Attorney's written retainer. The Provider Attorney may require additional documents and other written authorization as necessary before proceeding with Services as part of this section.
24/7 EMERGENCY ACCESS
The Covered Person may receive toll-free telephone access to the Provider Attorney on a 24-hour per day basis by calling the emergency number on this website in order to consult with the Provider Attorney only when:
- The Covered Person is detained by a Law Enforcement Officer. (A "Law Enforcement Officer" is any representative of any federal, state, or local law enforcement agency while that representative is acting in an official capacity or any private security personnel acting in the course of such person's employment). "Detained" means being restrained, searched or deprived of immediate liberty by a Law Enforcement Officer.
- The Covered Person is detained or questioned by a Law Enforcement Officer or any representative of a federal, state, or local child welfare agency while the representative is acting in an official capacity regarding any minor child in the Covered Person's custody or control, or any dependent child of the Covered Person.
- The Covered Person is involved in an automobile or motorcycle accident that results in bodily harm or physical injury.
- The Covered Person is served with a warrant.
The telephone access provided is subject to conditions imposed by the detaining or questioning authority, which may prevent a Provider Attorney from communicating with the Covered Person on an immediate basis.
24/7 Emergency Access Exclusion:
Assistance in making, posting, or obtaining bond, bail, or other security required for release is excluded.
ENTITY FORMATION SERVICES
When looking to setup a Corporation, Limited Partnership, or Limited Liability Company, the Member is entitled to have one article of incorporation or one articles of organization prepared by a Provider Attorney. The preparation and filing services under this section are provided under the term of this agreement except that in order for this paragraph to be effective the member shall be required to pay for registered agent fees estimated at $119 per year and all state fees or other third party fees in advance of any such filings. All information necessary for the preparation of the documents must be provided to the Company or the Provider Attorney at least five business days from the date such information is requested. Legal Services under this paragraph are available once each Membership Year. Any documents prepared by a third party may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, be reviewed by the Provider Attorney. This Service does not include registered agent fees estimated at $119 per year and all state fees or other third party fees, which payment obligations are exclusively the responsibility of the Member.
FAMILY AND DOMESTIC RELATED SERVICES
Each of the following Family and Domestic Related Services described in this section become available after your membership has been active for 90 consecutive days from the Effective Date. These Services are excluded from any proceedings that have already been initiated.
- Uncontested Separation or Annulment. The Member may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, be entitled to limited Services or consultation relating to an uncontested legal separation or uncontested civil annulment if available in the state of the Member's primary residence. Uncontested separation or uncontested civil annulment is defined as a separation or annulment where neither the Member nor Member's spouse is represented by counsel and all issues are agreed upon in writing by the parties without negotiation by the Provider Attorney. Services for a contested separation or contested civil annulment are available under the Provider Attorney's written retainer. If, in the Provider Attorney's Professional Judgment, an uncontested legal separation or uncontested annulment becomes contested, subsequent Services will then be available under the Provider Attorney's written retainer.
- Uncontested Divorce. The Member may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, be entitled to limited Services or consultation relating to an uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorce is defined as a divorce where neither the Member nor Member's spouse is represented by counsel and issues are agreed upon by the parties, in writing, without the negotiation by the Provider Attorney, and net material assets of the marriage are under $500,000. If a court or third party modifies any terms previously agreed upon by the Member and Member's spouse, the matter will become contested, unless both parties agree to the changes. If the court with jurisdiction over the divorce action changes or denies any term of an agreed upon decree, the divorce shall then be considered contested and services then provided under the Provider Attorney's written retainer. Any division of retirement benefits or determination of a QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) is not covered and is the responsibility of the Member. Preparation and filing of documents affecting the property ownership or encumbrances on property are not included. These Services are available under the Provider Attorney's written retainer. If, in the Provider Attorney's Professional Judgment, an uncontested divorce becomes contested or negotiated, subsequent Services will then be available under the Provider Attorney's written retainer. Any post-decree legal issues are available under the Provider Attorney's written retainer.
- Uncontested Adoption. An uncontested adoption is defined as an adoption where all parties have agreed in writing to the adoption, all required consents are obtained and the adoption is not contested or challenged. If, in the Provider Attorney's Professional Judgment, an uncontested adoption becomes contested, subsequent Services are available under the Provider Attorney's written retainer. Guardianship proceedings are excluded.
- Uncontested Name Change. A Covered Person may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, be entitled to limited Services or consultation relating to an uncontested name change prepared by the Provider Attorney. An uncontested name change is defined as a name change where all required consents are obtained and the name change is not contested or challenged. This Service includes the preparation for the change in name. Preparation of any required publication notice and any governmental documentation such as fingerprints and criminal history checks are available under the under the Provider Attorney's written retainer.
ESTATE PLANNING SERVICES
- Last Will & Testament. A Covered Person may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, be entitled to have a Last Will and Testament prepared by a Provider Attorney. The Last Will and Testament may include a codicil or amendment and may include the creation of a testamentary children's trust. Any other provisions in the Will regarding planning for estate taxes, complex distributions, and special needs trusts, will be provided pursuant to the Provider Attorney's written retainer. These Services do not include the distribution for any assets outside of the United States. The Covered Person desiring a Last Will and Testament must complete a Will Questionnaire furnished by the Company and return it to the Provider Attorney. Execution and storage of the Last Will and Testament shall be the sole responsibility of the Covered Person. The Covered Person may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, be entitled once during each Membership Year to have the Provider Attorney review his/her Last Will and Testament and make any necessary changes. The Covered Person has the sole responsibility to initiate the annual review and such review rights do not accrue from year to year.
- Health Care Power of Attorney. A Covered Person may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, be entitled to have a Health Care Power of Attorney prepared according to his/her instructions and conforming to state law. Execution and storage of the Health Care Power of Attorney shall be the responsibility of the Covered Person. The Covered Person may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, be entitled once during each Membership Year, to have the Provider Attorney review his/her Health Care Power of Attorney to make any necessary changes.
- Physician's Directive/Living Will. A Covered Person may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, be entitled to have a Directive to Physician/ Living Will form prepared which conforms to state law. Execution and storage of the document shall be the responsibility of the Covered Person. The Covered Person may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, be entitled once during each Membership Year, to have the Provider Attorney review his/her Directive to Physician/Living Will to make any necessary changes.
MOTOR VEHICLE RELATED SERVICES
Legal services requested for the following Motor Vehicle Related Services are available 15 days after the Effective Date of this Contract. Services are not available for any matter arising or reasonably anticipated prior to the expiration of the 15 day waiting period.
If the Covered Person, while driving any Licensed Motor Vehicle, with the express consent and permission of the Licensed Motor Vehicle's owner, shall become involved in a motor vehicle accident, have a collision, the Covered Person may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, be entitled to the following Services from the Provider Attorney, at the Provider Attorney's written retainer amount, for services in the court of original jurisdiction.
- Defense of all moving traffic violations that result in misdemeanor or felony charges.
- Defense of the Covered Person on any criminal charge for Manslaughter, Involuntary Manslaughter, Negligent Homicide, or Vehicular Homicide, arising from the permitted use of a Licensed Motor Vehicle.
Attorney time in each of the following situations:
- When the Covered Person has been denied a driver's license or a driver's license has been cancelled, suspended or revoked by the issuing authority in a situation where a right to appeal is provided by statute.
- When legal assistance is needed to reinstate or maintain a driver's license because of job related matters or medical reasons.
- The Provider Attorney may, at the discretion of the Provider Attorney, provide a Covered Person with assistance up to, but not including, the filing of a lawsuit to collect all property damage claims of $5,000.00 or less. These services are available for property damages incurred as a result of the Covered Person driving, being a passenger in, or being struck by any motor vehicle. Such assistance is limited to 2.5 hours of attorney time per property claim.
TRIAL DEFENSE SERVICES
- If the Member or Member's spouse is the defendant in a covered civil action filed in a state or federal district court, Services shall be provided as outlined in the Provider Attorney written retainer agreement. The Member must continue his/her membership while any covered action is pending in order to receive services.
- Pre-Trial Time is defined as Provider Attorney time rendered in defense of a covered lawsuit prior to the date of jury selection (in a jury trial) or opening statements (in a non-jury trial). This will include, but is not limited to, time between jury empaneling and opening statements, settlement conferences, telephone conversations, pre-trial conferences with the tribunal or judge, depositions, discovery, preparation of pleadings or motions and briefs, including motions for summary judgment.
- Trial Time is defined as Provider Attorney time rendered in defense of a covered lawsuit from the date of and including jury selection (in a jury trial) or opening statements (in a non-jury trial) to the date of verdict or bench decision but does not include appeals or any actions thereafter.
Trial Defense Services Exclusions:
- Dependents, other than the Member's spouse, are not entitled to services under Trial Defense Services.
- Class actions, amicus curiae filings or interventions filed in which the Covered Person is a party or potential party.
- Pre-existing Conditions. Pre-existing Conditions for Trial Defense Services are defined as those acts which give rise to a lawsuit which are alleged to have occurred prior to the Effective Date, even if the lawsuit was filed after such Effective Date.
- Any matter where, in the Professional Judgment of the Provider Attorney, a claim, defense or legal position is not likely to prevail in court. While the suit may be excluded from Trial Defense Services, the Provider Attorney may, in his/her discretion, provide assistance under the Provider Attorney's written retainer amount for a possible resolution of the matter or other services deemed appropriate.
- Garnishment, attachment, collection, appeal or any other post judgment relief action, including any matters or actions that must be filed in a different court for reconsideration or review and any arbitration, mediation, administrative proceedings, or other disputes, matters and actions outside a court of law and before a third-party decision maker.
- Counter claims where the Covered Person initiated a lawsuit.
- Any matter where a Covered Person is acting on behalf of, or representing, another party (for example: executor, administrator, guardian or trustee).
PROVIDER ATTORNEY'S WRITTEN RETAINER
During the term of your Contract, a Covered Person may use the Provider Attorney for legal matters that are not otherwise provided by this Contract. The Covered Person will be entitled to services at the standard hourly rate subject to the Provider Attorney's Professional Judgment and a separate Attorney-Client Contract. Contingency fee matters or flat fee arrangements may be negotiated at a separate rate with the Provider Attorney.
All Services are a part of and are subject to the General Provisions of this Contract.
- Member: The person, who shall be a natural person or business, who is specifically named by the Company and e-mailed a membership confirmation.
Covered Person Shall Include:
- The Member.
- The Member's spouse.
- Never married dependent children of the Member, or Member's spouse, under 26 years of age who are permanent residents of the Member's household or full-time students.
- Children under 18 years of age for whom the Member, or the Member's spouse, is the legal guardian.
- Any dependent child, regardless of age, who is physically disabled or mentally incapacitated resulting in an inability to make legally binding decisions and is (i) unable to be employed; (ii) 51% or more financially dependent upon the Member or Member's spouse; and (iii) lives at home with the Member or Member's spouse. Documentation may be required by the Company or the Provider Law Firm before any legal services may be rendered.
- A dependent is the natural or adopted child of the Member, or Member's spouse, unless otherwise specified in this Contract.
- Licensed Motor Vehicle: A vehicle, except a Commercial Vehicle, which is properly licensed, insured, registered, inspected and with properly working equipment.
- Contract: Any reference to "Contract" herein refers to this legal service contract between the Company and the Member, Spokesperson, or Covered Person.
- Availability of Services: (i) For any matter involving the Member and another Covered Person, only the Member may be entitled to Services (ii) Covered Person is entitled to the Services outlined in this Contract only to the extent such Services are available and permitted by the laws of the state having jurisdiction over the legal matter. Company provided attorney will only provide services it starts where they are licensed.
- Entire Agreement: This Contract represents the entire agreement between the Member and the Company until such time it is replaced with the provider attorney retainer
- Provider Attorney: The Provider Attorney is an attorney or law firm who has contracted to provide the Services described in this Contract in the Member's primary state of residence. This does not require all legal Services under the Contract to be performed by the Provider Attorney. The Provider Attorney or the Company, under certain circumstances, may refer matters to a referral attorney (a "Referral Attorney"). Referral Attorney and Provider Attorney may be collectively referred to in this Contract as the Provider Attorney.
- Geographical Area of Coverage: This Contract only provides for legal Services in the United States, except where excluded, and does not include Services outside the United States or Services in other territories. The Company may not be in all 50 states and services may not be available to all members.
- Native American Legal Issues Exclusion: Native American legal issues are excluded from Services. Such issues include any legal matters relative to the body of law dealing with the status of Indian Tribes, Native American citizens and their special status and relations with federal, state and tribal governments. This includes, but is not limited to, jurisdictional disputes, tribal and individual properties, royalties, conflicts with governmental powers and the Indian status of participants or subject matters as found in federal, tribal and/or state treaties, constitutions, statutes, regulations, case decisions, laws, ordinances, resolutions and administrative laws and decisions. This also excludes legal issues before federal, tribal and/or state courts, administrative bodies, arbitration panels or arbitrators, tribunals and/or hearing panels, judges or officers.
- Effective Date: The Effective Date is the date on the membership application or date the application is submitted to the Company.
- Eligibility Period: The Eligibility Period begins on the Effective Date of the Contract and terminates immediately in the event of cancellation by the Company for any reason. In the event this Contract is cancelled, the Eligibility Period shall terminate on the date the membership is no longer paid current or cancellation date specified by the Company.
- Membership Year: Membership Year shall be defined as the period of time beginning on the Effective Date of the Contract, extending for a period of one year thereafter, and each one year period thereafter.
- The Company: Any reference to the "Company" in this Contract shall refer to the provider attorney or Law Firm advertising through StopSuit.
General Exclusions: The following items are specifically excluded from this Contract and shall not be interpreted as included Services under any provision of the Contract:
- Any issue which raises or could raise a conflict between any owner or Designated Spokesperson or the Member or any issue between any owner and any Designated Spokesperson which affects the Member.
- Fines, court costs, filing fees, ad litem fees, penalties, expert witness fees, bonds, bail bonds and any out-of-pocket expense.
- Any person or entity who initiates or participates in a lawsuit against the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, or is named as a defendant or respondent in a lawsuit initiated by the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, shall be specifically excluded from receiving any of the legal services under any Service of this Contract, during the pendency of such lawsuit or until its resolution.
- Any matter, issue, consultation, action, proceeding, or dispute between the Covered Person and the Provider Attorney or the Covered Person and the Company.
- Any matter which the Provider Attorney determines is resolved or has been raised an unreasonable number of times without substantial change of circumstance.
- Any matters which are covered by any insurance policy.
- Any matter that Company or Provider Attorney at their sole discretion decide to exclude from this contract.
Exclusions under this contract may be made with or without notice or cause.
- Attorney-Client Contract and Representation: All Services which may require payment of any anticipated cost or payment of a retainer to the Provider Attorney to cover reasonable anticipated legal services shall be subject to the terms of an Attorney-Client Contract. This AttorneyClient Contract is to be agreed upon by the Covered Person and the Provider Attorney prior to the time services are rendered. All determinations of retainers and anticipated costs to be incurred shall be the sole discretion of the Provider Attorney. When applicable, eligibility for receipt of Services under the Contract is contingent upon payment of such retainers and anticipated costs prior to commencement of legal representation. All services and legal representation will be limited to the Services available under this Contract and the Provider Attorney has no duty or relationship beyond the specified Services. Monthly payment for attorney availibility is separate from fees for actual legal services money paid t secure an attorney availibility for each month paid. The fee is covered by the attorney when paid whether attorney actually performs any services for member or client.
- Provider Attorney's Professional Judgment: It is the sole discretion of the Provider Attorney to determine whether claims or defenses pertaining to any matter under any Service of this Contract present frivolous or otherwise unmeritorious claims or defenses, including decisions to take any contingency case or to appeal any judgment or decision. The Provider Attorney reserves the right to make independent professional judgments. No one is allowed to influence or attempt to affect the rendering of professional services by the Provider Attorney.
- Examination Right: The Member shall have up to 10 days after acceptance in Membership to examine the Contract. If the Member is not satisfied with it for any reason, the Member may send written notice rescinding the Contract and have the paid membership fee refunded. Upon the Member's delivery of written notice of rescission of the Contract to the Company or the agent through whom it was purchased, within 10 days of delivery, the Contract shall be void from the beginning and the parties shall be in the same position as if this Contract had not been issued.
- Cancellation of Contract: The Company may cancel this Contract for fraud, for non-payment of fees or if the Provider Attorney determines, in his/her Professional Judgment, that the Member is unable, unwilling or incapable of accepting or understanding legal advice and services, or for any reason that the Company deems appropriate. The Company shall notify the Member in writing of any such cancellation. All Services will automatically terminate at the end of the Eligibility Period. The Member may cancel the Contract at any time by giving notice to the Company. Upon written request, the Member shall be entitled to be reimbursed the unused portion of the membership fees paid for this Contract, the amount to be calculated on a pro-rata basis over the period of the Contract. Any fees paid for attorney availibity are considered earned when paid and will not be refunded should this Contract be cancelled by the Member. In the event of cancellation by the Company, only those events reported in writing to the Provider Attorney during the Eligibility Period are provided until canceled by the Company or Provider Attorney.
- Settlement of Disputes: All disputes or claims relating to the Company; this Contract; any Company products or services; any claims or causes of action between any Covered Person, the Company and any of the Company's officers, directors, employees or affiliates, whether in tort or contract; shall be settled totally and finally by arbitration according to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. If any Covered Person files a claim or counterclaim against the Company or any of its officers, directors, employees or affiliates in any such arbitration, he/she may do so only on an individual basis and not with any other member or as part of a class action.
- Mutual Cooperation: The Member and Company shall mutually cooperate with the Provider Attorney for the effective provision of legal services. At all times the Member shall conduct the relationship with professionalism and mutual respect.
- Duplication of Coverage: Services shall be provided under the section the Provider Attorney determines is most relevant to the existing legal need. The Services contained in this Contract are mutually exclusive and coverage will not be provided under more than one Service for any legal matter. Those covered may not secure services from the Provider Attorney for the same matter under more than one Company Contract, regardless of the number of such contracts owned. A Covered Person may not secure Services from the Provider Attorney for the same matter under more than one Contract and may not secure the Services of more than one attorney on any given subject matter.
- Change of Contract: No change in the Contract shall be valid until approved by an officer of the Company and posted on StopSuit. No agent or sales associate has authority to change the Contract or to waive any of its provisions. These terms are subject to change at any time for any reason. Member, Spokesperson, and Covered person acknowledge and agree that they waive any advance notice to changes in this contract, and waive notice by any other means other than notice through this website. All parties hereby agree that all notices of any kind are constructively and actually given through this website by posting such terms and any changes herein.
- Reinstatement Procedure: The Member may seek to reinstate this Contract after cancellation if the contract is still offered by the Company. The Company, at its sole discretion, may reinstate this Contract upon payment by the Member of the appropriate fee. The Effective Date of the reinstatement and availability of Services shall be the date the reinstatement is accepted and processed by the Company. Services are not available for any act or occurrence during the lapse period.
- Change in Fees: The Company reserves the right to change the established fee for availibility. Changes in the fee will only occur after the current payment period has expired. Should the fee be changed, the Member will be given a 30 day written notice.
- Severability: If any provision of this Contract is deemed invalid or unenforceable in any respect, such provision shall be, to the extent possible, reformed to make it effective. If any provision is deemed invalid and incapable of being reformed, it shall not impact the validity and enforceability of all other provisions of this Contract, which shall remain valid and enforceable.
- Subrogation: If the Company or Provider Attorney makes a payment under this Contract and the person to or for whom payment was made has a right to recover damages from another, the Company shall be subrogated to that right.
- Release of Information: In order to facilitate customer service, any Covered Person submitting a concern about a Provider Attorney authorizes the Provider Attorney to disclose to the Company any and all communications between the Covered Person and the Provider Attorney, including privileged and confidential information. Additionally, all Covered Persons acknowledge personal information is electronically stored. A Covered Person should contact Member Services at the number listed on this website with any complaint or concern. A written release may be required for the Provider Attorney to respond to a complaint.
- Adequate and Timely Notice: To be entitled to receive services under this Contract, the Covered Person must submit to the Provider Attorney adequate facts and necessary documents and authorizations in a timely manner. This includes reporting a Trial Defense matter to the Provider Attorney within 10 days of receiving first notice of the matter. Failure to timely submit adequate documents and facts to the Provider Attorney shall render any obligation of the Provider Attorney to enter an appearance in the matter, or to provide any other services, null and void.
- Designated Spokesperson: The Member that is a business entity shall designate, in writing, up to five spokespersons to communicate with the Provider Attorney. The Designated Spokespersons must be employees, owners, partners or officers. The Designated Spokespersons must have authority to legally bind the Member. In the event a Designated Spokesperson is no longer associated with the Member for any reason, it shall be the Member's responsibility to notify the Company. If the formerly Designated Spokesperson was responsible for communicating with the Provider Attorney concerning an on-going legal matter, the Member should also advise the Provider Attorney. If the Provider Attorney is not made aware of Designated Spokesperson changes, the attorney and firm are not responsible for any legal issue that may result.
- Term/Renewal: The initial term of this Contract shall be for the term of you paid. At the expiration of the term, this Contract will automatically renew for successive one periods (each "Renewal Term" and collectively with all other terms the "Term") unless a Member provides the Company with notice of its intent not to renew this Contract.