answered on Mar 2, 2023
Yes, you can declare bankruptcy during a judgement. Filing for bankruptcy can stop or delay the enforcement of a judgment against you, as well as discharge or reduce certain debts. However, it is important to note that there are different types of bankruptcy, and not all debts can be discharged or... Read more »
I won't give much in details on this on this website as I don't trust the law. I don't trust anyone right now because of what I have been through. wrongful imprisonment, defamation, slander, time lost with children, social issues now, maliciously prosecuted. almost 2 years jailed,... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2023
Look for firms that have experience with cases similar to yours and have successfully represented clients against government entities, law enforcement agencies, and individuals. You may also want to reach out to local bar associations or legal aid organizations for referrals or resources. It's... Read more »
I am a costume designer for our musical, Tintypes. This show features Anna Held as a character, so I found a public domain picture of her in a dress I wanted for the show, and traced it to draw out a rendering. The school is saying it is plagiarized because I traced a picture I didn't take.... Read more »
answered on Feb 25, 2023
The issue of plagiarism can be complex and depends on the specific circumstances of the case. Tracing a public domain image is not necessarily considered plagiarism, but it may still be considered a violation of copyright law if the traced image is substantially similar to the original work.... Read more »
My attorney obtained subpoenas for the sheriff’s and got a statement that supported my innocence. There was also video to support. However on the day of the hearing she went into another room with opposing counsel and came out telling me there was a warrant for me violating the order of... Read more »
answered on Feb 21, 2023
Hello. I'm sorry to hear that all of that happened to you. Unfortunately, you did not actually include a question to answer. Try re-writing the question.
The judge order them to payout but they are still refusing. Told the family they dont deserve that amount of money.
answered on Jan 16, 2023
I assume that when you say your family "received" a judgment that you mean that a judgment was entered in your or your family's favor and against some specific defendant or defendants. Obtaining a judgment does not mean that the defendants will voluntarily pay or satisfy the... Read more »
Know All Men By These Presents, That I/we the undersigned, for the sole and only consideration of One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine 50/100 (1,709.50) paid to me/us in hand by ABC Corp, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, hereby release and discharge, and by these presents do hereby... Read more »
answered on Nov 26, 2022
It seem like ABC corporation wants to pay you $1,709.50 for a release and discharge for some damaged they caused you. This release is a legally binding agreement used to protect ABC Corporation from having you bring further legal action against them for a number of reasons. They want to close... Read more »
SBDC office rep was to transfer me to their office manager to go over business plans for services. The Receptionist spoke to me for 40 seconds. After, transferred me. She then continued to file a State police complaint claiming I was a threat to society. Googled my name, saw images of me over... Read more »
answered on Nov 23, 2022
You cannot sue a State Agency in Civil Court. You must sue them in the Court of Claims and then only after filing a Tort Claims Notice (usually within 6 months). That is probably a very bad idea for many reasons, including limited recovery and a long wait time to be paid.
The suggestion... Read more »
answered on Oct 16, 2022
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could speak with attorneys who handle property & casualty insurance matters. You could also reach out to general civil litigation law firms and ask if homeowners insurance falls under their area of... Read more »
It is a civil / municipal case where the village did along with the police department a total seizure of our house our property they made our car disappear our two dogs our two cats. They had the police illegally remove 2,175 plus items of our personal belongings from the house and they will not... Read more »
answered on Sep 11, 2022
The short answer is: Yes. If you cannot find a case on point in Illinois and the Wisconsin case is on point, most judges (and it is up to the judge) to allow you to reference another State. Frequently, in Judge rulings if they cannot find applicable Illinois case law, they will cite case law... Read more »
I am from Illinois but the individual has moved to New York. The amount is over $10,000. I am currently in litigation with this person for a different matter. If I file a civil suit, would I be able to serve him during our upcoming family court hearing (it's via Zoom)? We both have attorneys.... Read more »
answered on Aug 9, 2022
You are represented by a licensed counsel and it would be improper to suggest any course of action remotely without any case familiarity or case review by anyone.
How do I submit or produce videos at my court trial?
I have a small claims trial coming up and I would like to know how or what are the rules of evidence to get videos I would like to show the judge in my case.
I have put them in for discovery so the other party does have a copy.... Read more »
answered on Aug 8, 2022
No attorney will guide you online how to practice law without an ability to supervise and monitor your actions as that would amount to malpractice.
Either seek guidance from requisite legal sources how to admit evidence in court or seek counsel.
A coworker filed a petition for a no contact stalking, alleging that I have harassed and intimidated them while at work, damaged their property. Coworker has never mention these allegations to our supervisor/HR dept., never made them aware that they were filing a petition. Coworker did not aware... Read more »
answered on Aug 8, 2022
It appears that you may have to retain counsel to protect your legal interests with respect to that no contact petition that will affect your employment directly.
Illinois appeals cases for default judgements based on untimely answers have generally cut slack to the untimely Defendant it appears. However it does add a caveat that the attorney cannot be disrespectful in doing so.
Is not the fact that the attorney failed in a case to file answer until... Read more »
answered on Jun 9, 2022
I'm not really certain as to what you are asking. If you are the client and a default judgment was entered against you, the only aspect of the attorney's conduct that would ever be examined is whether the attorney was able to vacate the default judgment. So long as that is accomplished,... Read more »
I'm the adjacent property to a townhome association and they do not honor their obligations stated in their declaration. Specifically the sections that refer to my property being the Dominant Tenement and various zoning and municipal code ordinances that has actually caused serious damage to... Read more »
answered on Apr 26, 2022
You provide only general information so one can only provide a general answer. No neither you nor the police can force the Association to furnish you with its insurance policy unless you file suit for property damage, violation of an easement or whatever wrong has been committed. The declaration is... Read more »
I am looking for an attorney to help me with a mandatory arbitration. I had a terrible experience with a law firm. We parted ways. I would like to find someone experienced in construction law as we are in the middle of our process. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
answered on Mar 8, 2022
My office handles construction disputes. I would be happy to discuss. I can be reached directly at 312-527-4545.
I am a plaintiff in a case in which the defendant removed the case from state to federal court. It has now been remanded back to state court. Defendants filed a motion to dismiss in fed court which wasnt resolved. Defendants are now seeking to dismiss case in state court based upon the motion to... Read more »
answered on Feb 26, 2022
I believe that once the federal court is divested of jurisdiction and thus any authority over the pending case, that the motion to dismiss filed in federal court would have to be filed in the state proceeding to heard. That seems to be the case where although the motion to dismiss was filed in the... Read more »
My 12 month lease ends the 28th of February. It is very clearly stated and there is no clause in my lease stating I need to give notice 30 days prior. I gave 29 days notice and now my landlord is fighting me and saying I have to stay and pay March rent
answered on Feb 11, 2022
The statute you quoted is incomplete. It should read 735 ILCS 5/ ___ and a number after the slash in order to point to a relevant section of the statute that your landlord is reading. At any rate, you are not required to give thirty days notice unless it specifically states so in your lease.... Read more »
It's a collection agency who is taking me to court tomorrow via a zoom call. I've not been able to pay on it due to everything going up in price and I live on a very low income and am behind on my water bill and several other bills. I was behind on rent until just recently, over a year... Read more »
answered on Jan 26, 2022
Your inability to pay does not stop the entry of judgment. If there is already a judgment and you are up on a post judgment citation or garnishment, you should read and be aware of the exemption provisions of the post judgment code of civil procedure. Specifically, 735 ILCS5/2-1402 states at (b)(1)... Read more »
My husband and I are married and not legally separated. I have proof of his affair and I am interested in suing the affair partner for emotional distress.
answered on Dec 7, 2021
No, not any longer. The lawsuit you are referring to is Alienation of Affection, and it was repealed in IL.
My father was a teenager when he was charged of committing murder in the 90’s. He is under a different name. When you search him , they have his birthday and a alias name.
answered on Nov 15, 2021
Yes, criminal charges are possible when the law-enforcement does not know the actual, legal, or true name of the suspect, so, the charges may be filed under any name available or given to the authorities. As in the case with your family member you could see that could happen.
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