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2 Answers | Asked in Environmental, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: A neighbor has dammed and rerouted water way with dozer and excavator. Altering flood plain and threatening residence.
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 16, 2021

Adjoining landowners are entitled to adjacent and subjacent support of their real property. But to prove this Tort will be difficult. Some type of engineer will be a necessary expert witness here. Also contractors will have to testify as to the costs of restoring the land, that is a large part... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Construction Law, Criminal Law and Environmental for Oklahoma on
Q: What is the law about distance of a dispensary to a baseball field in Oklahoma?

Distance of baseball field to dispensary

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 7, 2021

There is not one. The limitation is in reference to a public or private school, so unless this baseball field is on school property, then there is no restriction currently.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Rights and Environmental for Michigan on
Q: have a general question about noise. I have very sensitive hearing and autism and other disorders. I've contacted the bu

have a general question about noise. I have very sensitive hearing and autism and other disorders. I've contacted the business and the police about the noise but unfortunately it's gone on deaf ears. They keep playing music outside that's pounding and I'm right behind their... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 3, 2021

You could try contacting the city's neighborhood / code enforcement section. If the offending property is a business, there could be some abatement issues they could consider. But if the noise falls within the city's code concerning noise (e.g. it's within prescribed reason, etc.),... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Missouri on
Q: I have photographs of when bed bugs attacked me at a Best Western and the Best Western would refuse me a different room

Or my money back.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Aug 26, 2021

I'm sorry that happened to you. It is not going to make financial sense to pay an attorney to sue for a night's stay. You can file your own lawsuit in small claims court.

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental and Intellectual Property for New Mexico on
Q: Water from another property keeps destroying my property when it rains what and how do I go about fixing this

Coming off there roof out the back side of fence down the desert and out and tro my yard do I sue them are the city

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 11, 2021

A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could reach out to an attorney in your state who is familiar with the riparian rights/surface water run-off doctrines in your jurisdiction. These can vary across different parts of the nation.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: I’ve used their conditioners everyday for years. The tea tree mint and argan oil of Morocco.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 6, 2021

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. If you are inquiring about a product-based matter, you could reach out to attorneys under the Products Liability heading (see the Find-a-Lawyer tab above). You could also search attorney listings independently. Good... Read more »

Q: I Want to Open Hydrogen Station, I wanted to Know about its Legal Formalities etc. In USA
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 28, 2021

A California attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. It could be difficult for any attorney to meaningfully advise on the formalities you ask about in the brief format of this forum. There are many things to consider, whether from an intellectual property standpoint... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Q: Wrong size natural gas pipe in kitchen ? Who is responsible ?

Recently we moved into a 2004 8 story condo in IL without an inspection. We noticed that we were getting a very low pressure and after a while an orange flame started to be visible. I contacted the management and board who said that nobody else in the building had similar issue and since it only... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 27, 2021

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could try asking the City, but it seems unlikely they would become involved in a private dispute involving an HOA where an owner had opportunity for inspection. In terms of public authorities, you could check... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can I sue my building if my room keeps flooding since I moved in

I live in a single room occupancy its very unhealthy for me I was also going thru an domestic violence and when I asked repeatedly to move and even contacted victims of violent crime and the women's against violent acts the building management pretended to move me to another unit in the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 7, 2021

more info is needed.

clearly, this facility is not up to code.

you have an inherent promise of habitability when you move somewhere.

you can go to small claims; report to state and city etc

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights and Environmental for Maryland on
Q: What about my 4th and 5th amendment when the DNR and Coast guard stop you and perform a unwanted search of your vessel
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 5, 2021

The standard on the water is a different one than applied on the nation's roadways with motor vehicles in terms of constitutional law elements. The U.S. Coast Guard has broad powers to board vessels. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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1 Answer | Asked in Environmental and Land Use & Zoning on
Q: I have a water leak in my bathroom , the unit above won’t fix it and the building management says they won’t either

If the unit above is responsible for it how can I get them to fix it

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 28, 2021

You could continue to await a response, but you'll have better chances of meaningful input if you repost and add Landlord-Tenant as a category. There's no need to include personal information, but it would help to include a state - L-T law is state-specific. There's no guarantee that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Environmental on
Q: Dear Sir/ Madam I was in Brent borough London and was feeding the birds.The birds ate up all in front of us.

Dear Sir/ Madam

I was in Brent borough London and was feeding the birds.The birds ate up all in front of us. Nothing left. In the meantime

Two council people approached me and said it's an offence .

Under sec 87 littering. I stopped immediately.

They took my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 20, 2021

I'm sorry this happened to you. There's no point losing time waiting for a response here - this site is essentially U.S.-based attorneys and U.S.-based law You could reach out to attorneys/solicitors in London. But first read the instructions on the ticket/FPN/post carefully and try to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: Flooding rain water into our rental soaking a bedroom carpet. Management co. wants us to move out.

Offered another rental at a higher price with a year lease. What is their obligation to me. Regarding moving costs, and inconvenience etc

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 30, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week, and it sounds like you are under pressure to make a decision. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but you could repost your question under the Landlord-Tenant category. You'd have better chances of a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Environmental for North Carolina on
Q: In what way are the powers of the STATES limited?

State constitutions, Executive Orders, ect.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 9, 2021

A fundamental way is through the Constitution's Supremacy Clause, which essentially states that the Constitution, federal laws, and treaties are the "Supreme Law of the Land" and take priority over conflicting state laws.

Here's the actual text (Article VI) "This...
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1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Agricultural Law, Environmental and Health Care Law on
Q: Can we install seasonal threshing machine in residential area even any people house the distant around 10 meter in H.P

Actually my naver installed seasonal threshing machine in from of my house around distant of 10 meter and it causing sound and air pollution . Any rules or law so they can remove it from this place ? its there personal land.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 7, 2021

Noise violations are generally governed by local laws. If there are such ordinances in your area, they would probably appear in village or city codes. In terms of air pollution, that could fall under the legal theory of nuisance, which is a tort that involves interference with the use and enjoyment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Rights and Environmental for Texas on
Q: I told a friend my credit scores he said he can get us a $2mil loan. What legal actions can I do?

He's in real-estate and said he can get me in as well using my credit scores.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 21, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, a court might look at what you lost by relying on your friend's assurance - a loan that it looks like you would not have qualified for anyway. It sounds like your friend might have made a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Environmental for Maryland on
Q: I cut my neighbor's tree in his backyard close to my property, without the Montgomery county (MD) permit?

the neighbor gave me a verbal authorization to cut the tree. Can the county fine me for cutting the tree without a permit?

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Apr 15, 2021

Permits are only required for removal of trees in a county right-of-way or in a designated forest conservation area. Trimming trees wholly within the yard of a private property owner does not require a permit.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Entertainment / Sports and Environmental for Indiana on
Q: baseball hitting my house, causes damage either to my property or to someone in the house who's liable?

School baseball field almost right next to our backyard, yesterday a fly ball crashed right into our yard a meter from me. I have three kids and I can't help but forsee glass windows breaking and one of the kids getting hurt. The school has a tall-ish fence up however the balls have been... Read more »

Brandon A. Yosha
Brandon A. Yosha answered on Apr 6, 2021

First, you should notify the superintendent of the little league program. It is quite possible that the superintendent will take steps to prevent foul balls from colliding into your house (i.e. building additional fencing. You could also hire an experienced Attorney to draft and prepare a temporary... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Real Estate Law and Environmental for Michigan on
Q: Do I have a right to request termination of lease, before my move in date, if landlord is not responding to concerns?

Do I have a right to request termination of lease, before my move in date, if no one is responding to these concerns? I found pests(bedbugs) of what I believe to be an infestation as I was cleaning the unit. I have proof and I’ve contacted the agent and the Property Manager and sent them... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Mar 31, 2021

There's quite a lot of misconception around landlord and tenant laws. The Michigan Landlord Tenant handbook should be easy to find and will have some helpful information in it.

Anytime you break a contract, with a complete defense or not, you're risking retaliation (balance that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Environmental for Texas on
Q: What is the charge for stealing water and tampering with water pipes at your home in Texas?

For 5 months, after tampering with the pipes what would the charge be? (A felony? Misdemeanor?) and how much fine or jail time in Texas?

Also the total amount was less than $600 of water stolen and it was fully paid for before the court date? And the person has no previous jail time or... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 25, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. In most jurisdictions, what you describe sounds like things that fall under the general heading of theft of services. Your friend should reach to a criminal defense attorney in the applicable county to discuss more... Read more »

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