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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Environmental and Insurance Bad Faith for Michigan on
Q: I had a rental policy for insurance on my house and it was destroyed by a tornado. I need a lawyer I'm not getting any

May 7th 2024 tornado in Saint Joseph County Michigan I'm not getting help or anything from the insurance company except for excuses

Scott G. Wolfe Jr.
Scott G. Wolfe Jr.
answered on Jul 16, 2024

If you file your insurance claim, the insurance company has obligations -- mandated by the state -- to reply, and to be "on the clock" in processing your claim. Here are a few things to keep in mind.

First, you are dealing with a property insurance claim if this is related to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Oregon on
Q: Can I be charged for anything inside of my backpack if it was searched by my mom and given to the police?

I bought the backpack with my own money last year, and had no knowledge that she would be searching it. She just walked into my room, grabbed it, brought it into her own room, searched it, and shouted that she was going to call the police whenever she discovered that I had about 2 grams of weed in... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 16, 2024

Yes. If your mother discovered a bag of weed in your bag and reported that to police, police had grounds to legally search your bag.

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Q: On what basis can an inmate object to a motion to withdraw from the attorney after an anders brief was file

The Anders Brief was filed on inmates appeal.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 16, 2024

The inmate would need to object to the failure of the attorney to comply with Rule 38 of the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, if applicable, and the the failure of the attorney to comply with the requirements of Anders v. California, if applicable.

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Q: Why was a person who was released from prison after serving 2 years, Denied parole. Arrested for robbery, remain free?

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John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 16, 2024

In most instances, a person accused of a crime is entitled to be released from jail pending trial upon posting reasonable bond and complying with the conditions of the bond. This right is guaranteed by the Texas Constitution.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: What can I do about my former/fired attorney sending a letter claiming false accusations about me to current attorney?

I was involed in an auto accident in july 2022. My first lawyer was fired for cause in January 2024. The reasons included lack of treatment for my injuries, lack of communication, not being licensed in my state, and failing to secure me PIP funding I was entitled to through my insurance, which led... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 16, 2024

You should inform your current attorney that the accusations being made are false.

Not being licensed to practice law in the state where the lawsuit was filed is very likely good cause to terminate a lawyer's services unless the lawyer was admitted to practice in that court pro hac...
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