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Browsing Archive: May, 2015

What Happens If It Isn't Served In Time?

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, May 28, 2015, In : Process Serving 


Well, it could be a BIT more than a parking ticket.....you could lose important evidence in your case, or if worse comes to worst, have your case dismissed!

Just yesterday, I had conversations with an attorney and one a business owner. Both were complaining about other process serving firms who were late with serving documents and delivering critical case documents. It's unfortunate that I hear this foo often lately....well, not unfortunate for me because I now have two NEW clients.

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What Is Due Diligence?

Posted by Christine Burke on Thursday, May 28, 2015, In : Background Checks 


I was talking recently with a client and we were discussing due diligence. In this case, the client had to sue a customer to recover money owed to the client. Of course, future preventative measures came up, which led us to the subject of due diligence.

Merriam-Webster has two definitions for due diligence, ":  the care that a reasonable person exercises to avoid harm to other persons or their property, :  research and analysis of a company or organization done in preparation for a business tr...
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Honoring Small Business Week 2015

Posted by Christine Burke on Friday, May 8, 2015, In : Workplace Investigations 


Are you a small business owner? Congratulations on investing in your idea and yourself!

One of the considerations when opening your business is the fact that you can't do it all yourself and you are not a specialist in all areas.

A good investigative agency may be a resource for you in areas such as background checks for employees, partners and potential clients, due diligence, computer forensics and security processes, mystery shopping and employee investigations.

We hope that it never comes to...
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Wills, Trusts & Probate: Locating Missing Heirs

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : Missing Persons and Locates 


Recently we were contacted to serve papers related to the death of a relative and the sale of the decedent's property. As part of the administration of the will and probate, proper notice had to be given to all parties involved. We attempted to serve the notice and were unable to contact anyone,let alone verify the address.

We were able to research property records, utilize our databases, utility records and other tools to determine that that the address in question was outdated. We then condu...
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Use of Force Investigations

Posted by Christine Burke on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, In : criminal defense investigations 


Recently we have seen incidents of complaints against the police for improper use of force and negligence in death investigations. These cases are instigating public demonstrations and investigations into officer behavior and departmental policies.

Aside from making the national news, use of force should be examined in each case when someone has been arrested and may or may not have been charged with an assault on an officer. Many departments have implemented and utilize a Use of Force policy....

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Christine Burke, Private Investigator Welcome to my blog! It seems that every time I meet someone and tell them my profession, I get the "Wow, that must be so cool" or "I always wanted to be a private investigator" or "Where were you when I needed you", "What types of things do you investigate" and most of all, "Can you help me with...." I thought that this blog might be a good way to answer these questions and more. Please feel free to comment or send me your question!

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