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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Alabama on
Q: Can a company require covid restrictions at one location only when they own companies across 21 states?

They are only requiring corporate people to go home if unvaccinated. They do not require this for the entire company. If they fire someone would it be legal?

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 16, 2021

In general Alabama is a right to work state and a person can be fired for almost any reason. It is also likely fine for them to institute this policy for Alabama only. The limitation would be if you are protected under the ADA to avoid receiving the vaccination due to some pre-existing health... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: Can i press charges on someone who assaulted me while i was pregnant? I have pictures and videos proving it happened

i ended up having my baby at 26 weeks; she stayed in the NICU for 2 months and just came home a week ago.. i couldn’t press charges earlier due to my situation and being back and forth to the hospital but i do have evidence of the fight and a video of them saying they’d kill my baby .. I want... Read more »

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 16, 2021

It sounds like your primary question is how to start a criminal proceeding against the individual that assaulted you. For that you will just need to call the police and file a report. The criminal proceeding should take off from there.

If you are wanting to start a civil proceeding for...
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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Georgia on
Q: I was in an accident, the police officer could not determine who was at fault (although it was evident).

I took this to small claims court to prove that I was not at fault and won my case. This accident happened in 2019 and I was diagnosed with cancer a month afterwards.

I had to request several contingencies due to radiation, chemotherapy, physical therapy and recovery time. During this time... Read more »

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 12, 2021

They have 30 days to file an appeal. If they fail to do so then they will have to pay you the amount awarded. If they do file an appeal then the entire case will be retired in a higher court as if there was never a judgement. In that instance, I believe it would be prudent for you to consult with a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Is the state required to submit all body cam and dash cam evidence in the discovery?

What was categorized as a traffic stop was really an investigation. Allegations of a traffic violation could not be substantiated. Further allegations during the traffic stop stated that drugs were found in plain view but those allegations are unsubstantiated as well. Even during a sentencing... Read more »

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 10, 2021

If exculpatory evidence exists the prosecutor is under an ethical duty to turn over that evidence.

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1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Alabama on
Q: how much time will i have to do if i plead guilty
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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 10, 2021

Would need a lot more information. Crimes you have been charged with, what you are pleading guilty to, are any other charges being dismissed as part of the plea, do you have a prior criminal history, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: How to determine a lawyer was not operating in-their area or practice. A business lawyer pose as a crimal lawyer?
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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 10, 2021

Attorneys are licensed to practice by state or court system, not by area of law. While an attorney may have their primary focus on one area of law that does not mean they can't handle cases in other areas of law.

Attorney's do have a duty to be competent in their representation of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Banking and Collections for Alabama on
Q: New question statute of limitations Alabama

7 years ago in Alabama I bought a car through the dealership and they sold the loan to AlabamaTelco Credit Union. AlabamaTelco is now Avadian Credit Union. I never stepped foot in the credit Union and was never a member. I lost my job and returned the car to Avadian. Now almost 6 years later... Read more »

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 9, 2021

General statute of limitations for debt collection actions on a contract is six (6) years. If it is a credit card or open line of credit then it is potentially three (3) years. It seems likely that your loan would be a six year statute. Now because your loan has been transferred between different... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Alabama on
Q: Can the ER ask someone with a high fever to sit in a car with no air conditioning in a parking lot that is 100°f
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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 9, 2021

Short answer is yes, should they is another question entirely. Many of the norms we typically associate with hospital protocols have been altered by COVID-19. If you suffered an injury as a result of that situation it may be worth contacting an attorney for a private consultation.

Medical...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Georgia on
Q: GA Weapons Carry renewal

I was denied my GA Weapons Carry Permit renewal because I was arrested in 2001 for marijuana possession. I previously renewed it 2 times without any problems. 20 years since only violation which was reduced to a (DC-6 disorderly conduct). No other violation and I am 52-years old. Is there a way to... Read more »

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 9, 2021

Some states do allow expungement depending on the types of charges. I am not sure about the charges considered or requirements to do so in Georgia. I would consult an attorney in your area familiar with this process. I know in Alabama, you would need to have completed all requirements of your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Georgia on
Q: I have a warrent for identity theft If its my 2nd charge and I'm not on probation can i get a bond

If I pay the card ofd then turn myself in will it help

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 9, 2021

It will be up to the discretion of a judge if they permit bond. However, your alleged crime is not one that poses substantial risk of physical harm to others, so it is likely they would let you bond out, unless you have prior charges other than identity theft.

With regard to turning...
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1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Georgia on
Q: How to deal with creditor that try to contact me about a credit card and a loan in my deceased husband name.

Credit card and loan under his name only.

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 6, 2021

If you are not a co-signer or guarantor of the loan, then you would just need to inform them of his death. They may ask for a copy of his death certificate or obituary just to close out their file. If that does not satisfy them and end the communications, then you will need to send them a letter... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Georgia on
Q: Can my wife Sue a hospital for physically restraining her arms and legs without her consent. There was no order by a DR.

There was no order from a Doctor to restrain her in her chart. There was no documentation in her Medical Chart of her being restrained at all. The Nurse that restrained her was not trained in the use of restraints. Furthermore, there were no notes or documentation in my wife's medical chart of... Read more »

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 6, 2021

I would suggest you consult an attorney immediately because the facts discussed here lead me to believe you do have a claim against the nurse and the hospital.

I could see potential claims of medical malpractice, negligent training/supervision/hiring, assault, battery, false imprisonment,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can you sue the poor? How do you prove emotional trauma?

I’m a 20 yr old adult looking to sue my biological family for manipulating and controlling my adoptive mother along with the emotional trauma they have caused. It’s gotten to the point where her marriage is in danger and she often chooses my biological family over us. They’ve become so... Read more »

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 6, 2021

There is a lot to unpack in this question. First, you are not able to bring a lawsuit on behalf of another unless they are a minor over which you have custody, or they are incompetent to bring a suit on their own for some other reason and you are the guardian, custodian, or have a power of attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gaming for Alabama on
Q: Based on Alabama statute Section 8-1-150 -can i recover the losses we accrued at an illegal gambling establishment?

Illegal gaming/gambling establishment in bessemer al, at 1317 eastern valley rd known as “valley bingo”, operator name unknown, aka “Moe”, believed to be short for Mohammed. Full name unknown.

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 4, 2021

It appears as though you could potentially recover losses based on this statutory provision; however, I did not find a case where that statute had been used to do so from an illegal gambling establishment. I am also not sure of the legal ramifications (in a criminal context) for admitting to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Alabama on
Q: Can ALEA overide a judges order

I received a DUI almost 10 years ago to the day that I received a second DUI I went before the judge my lawyer said it was best to plead guilty (court appointed) I did. I did everything I was ordered to do no infractions what so ever and had a Interlock device in my car until it was deemed... Read more »

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 3, 2021

Can you clarify your question? What do you mean by ALEA overriding the judges order? Are you referring to them removing a restriction from your license or have they indicated they believe you still require a interlock device regardless of the judges order?

If the judges order for use of the...
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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Alabama on
Q: My car was impounded in a residential parking lot parked, and the person that was sitting in the car was arrested.

He was “ high” and the keys was in reach of the person sitting. So they impounded my vehicle because he sitting in it this is in Tuscumbia, Alabama

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 3, 2021

I am not sure exactly what your question is, if you reply and clarify I would be glad to answer. I assume your question is about how to get your car back. If you know which law enforcement agency impounded the vehicle you can call and see if they will give you release instructions. If you do not... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Alabama on
Q: In the state of Alabama, child support ends at age 19. If the child is in college, does the child support continue?
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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 2, 2021

2013 Alabama Supreme Court decision in Christopher v. Christopher stated that, parents are no longer obligated to pay college tuition costs as a part of child support payments. However, if at the time child support was established or modified the parents made an out of court agreement for those... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Alabama on
Q: My child's father has not been seen since I was 2 months pregnant.

He contacted me via text while I was pregnant, but never asked me about the baby. I always kept lines of communication open and told him he could ask at any time. My child is almost 1 now, he has not tried to make any contact. I changed my number (new phone) but he knows where I live. I have not... Read more »

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Jul 27, 2021

It sounds like the first thing that he would have to do is file a claim with the court requesting to establish paternity. Assuming he is the father and paternity is established he would then need to request sole or joint custody, or request that he be given visitation rights.

The key...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Alabama on
Q: I purchased a home "as is" and signed the paperwork after having the home inspected. Do I have any recourse?

I have already paid to have the foundation repaired; some of the joists weren't even supporting the house. I paid to have the roof repaired because the shingles on the back room were put on backwards. There are holes in the wall that were covered by tape which were painted over (latex over... Read more »

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Jul 23, 2021

As you stated you purchased the home in "as is" condition, so it is doubtful you would have recourse against the seller. Without having everything in front of me, the only option I could imagine against the seller would be if the seller mislead you as to the condition of the home. Alabama... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Consumer Law for Alabama on
Q: Is there a class action suit against Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. involving OGX Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco Shampo

I have used these and my hair has been coming out by the handfuls. It is so thin on top you can see my scalp.

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Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Jul 23, 2021

It appears this case was filed recently. Likely has a long way to go before any resolution is reached. If you are interested in becoming a class member you should keep tabs on the news surrounding this claim. The attorneys handling the claim are likely to put out information about how to contact... Read more »

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