If it is kept secret from the public, is it so all over New York? Thank you.
answered on Mar 19, 2023
Access to court records and proceedings is often subject to specific state laws and regulations. Some states may require disclosure of GALs' roster lists to the public, while others may not.
To find information specific to your location and circumstances, I suggest consulting a... Read more »
If it's not, what do I do about it?
answered on Mar 11, 2023
While there are some exceptions, it is typically illegal for a company to not hire you in New York based solely on a positive drug test for THC. If that's what they did, and why they did it, and no exceptions apply, you can sue them.
I'm not comfortable using an attorney in Herkimer county especially one provided by this judge! Especially if my brothers mother in law who could have possibly plaid a hand in his decision to put me and my family on the street in the middle of winter when I was the assaulted party ?
answered on Jan 16, 2023
The appointed lawyer is an independent attorney who is on a panel with no connection to the judge. Of course, you are always free to hire your own lawyer if you have the means to do so.
funds could not be released. Chevy Chase Bank was assumed by Capital One bank 2009.
Completed takeover 2010. November 10, 2012 Chevy Chase a (DEFUNCT) bank filed a lien on the property (incorrectly - wrong block and lot number), Chevy Chase (DEFUNCT) bank assigned the purported mortgage... Read more »
answered on Nov 8, 2022
When is the foreclosure auction scheduled? If there was a defect in the assignment, you may be able to file an Order to Show Cause to stay the sale, but only before the auction is completed. After that you would have a very hard time undoing the sale.
The situation involves illegal sedation of a disabled person in a group home with evidence, and neglect/abuse with evidence. The group home agency has failed to correct the situation or address the situation appropriately on so many levels it's mind-blowing. We also want to sue for... Read more »
answered on Sep 30, 2022
I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. Although this site doesn't operate like a lawyer referral service, the closest feature here is the Find-a-Lawyer tab above. You could use it to supplement searches you've already conducted. There's also a Lawyer Referral resource with the... Read more »
My attorney says there is nothing I can do. I can’t believe I can be provided with real estate sales paperwork to sign stating that the attorney collected the money when he didn’t. Should I have been informed and what can I do. My buyer backed out of the deal with proven false reasons and my... Read more »
answered on May 6, 2022
Something is fishy. However, you do not have to return money you do not have. If the lawyer said money was in escrow and it was not, he can be disbarred. Escrow accounting is a big deal.
Elderly client moved in with daughter who had coerced her to change her will and make her power of attorney. Elderly client asked lawyer to revise will without involving this daughter. She told him she was in fear of daughter, her finding out and taking it out on her because she found out... Read more »
answered on May 5, 2022
If an attorney was simply approached out of the blue, the general rule is that the attorney is free to accept or decline a matter. Same goes for the prospective client, who is free to retain or not retain an attorney. There are instances where an attorney may not easily withdraw, such as in an... Read more »
In my NY State divorce there are 3 sentences that are in “Verified Complaint” signed by my ex-wife the plaintiff, The “Affidavit in lieu of testimony” “Action for Divorce” signed by my ex wife the plaintiff, and The “Referee’s report” findings of fact and conclusions of law,... Read more »
answered on May 2, 2022
As is usual for a question to come from a convoluted proceeding like a New York divorce, there is a confusion taking place here that only a visit to a law office can unravel. We’ll try our best with what we have.
An uncontested divorce means both sides do not contest a distribution of... Read more »
I have a case that's been going on since 1991 against the city of NY. I don't believe my attorney is handling it accordingly. He refuses to send me
my case file. There hasn't been any progress on my case and keeps trying to assure me everything's OK. He's sent me... Read more »
answered on Apr 20, 2022
Sorry to hear your attorney is refusing to turn over your file. You have an absolute right to get a copy of it.
HIPAA does NOT prevent your attorney from mailing you a copy of your own file; HIPAA governs the disclosure of protected / confidential medical information to unauthorized third... Read more »
answered on Jan 25, 2022
Depends on the law in each state. However, accepting cash is legal. The problem is whether the deed can be filed, which serves as notice to the world that the person who paid cash for the property is the true owner. The deed should be corrected pursuant to the terms of the written contract of... Read more »
I was accused of stealing a phone on my job on 9/11/2021.I got arrested for a felony Grand theft. When I went to count it got downgraded to mismenandor two counts(one for Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of stolen property). I was offered a restitution to dismissal at the Arrangement and the... Read more »
answered on Jan 15, 2022
Depends on who made the criminal complaint, and whether it was false and done with malice. Any lawyer you consult will need far more facts that you have provided.
I got ran over by a garbage truck on December 11 2019 while working. I hired a worker’s compensation lawyer. I had to quit my job because of my living condition. I had no family members where I was living at so I moved. Workers compensation felt like I wasn’t entitled to any financial benefits... Read more »
answered on Nov 4, 2021
In terms of the funding for the second necessary surgery, one option could be to look into public health agency coverage. In terms of the declaration of a permanent disability by your orthopedic surgery, that could be something to explore further with an attorney who handles disability claims. In... Read more »
answered on Oct 27, 2021
There is no question to answer.
Revivals of causes of action are by statute. They are few and far between in NY; they are remedial legislation.
The waiver of a statute of limitations is rare, but does happen. These waivers are based upon an equitable principle whereby the... Read more »
answered on Oct 13, 2021
It could depend on a number of factors. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice in New York does have provisions that extend time based on a certain attributes, such as infancy, discovery of a condition, and others. Your question is framed concisely and doesn't outline many facts to... Read more »
When a client pays the Federal Court filing fee to her attorney for a case--but--the Court remands the case (with the client's approval) to a lower authority to decide the case---and--the Court refunds the filing fee to the attorney--is it customary that the lawyer keeps the refunded filing... Read more »
answered on Sep 3, 2021
I can't speak for other law firms, but I advance filing fees and treat them as disbursements at the close of the case. I do not request filing fees from clients (index nos, RJIs, appeals, etc. - I pay those up front out of my own funds). If for some reason a client HAS ALREADY PAID a filing... Read more »
Yes my grandma is 83 years I’m 28 my mom is 57
answered on Apr 5, 2021
Since you are over the age of 21 you can see your mom unless there is some sort of court order that prohibits that.
How do I find out how much my settlement was? How much a lawyer to suppose to charge? Do I pay for filing and paper work out my money? Why my lawyer Got more of the money then I did. 33.3% I thought was of fee. She had it in her savings for 1yrs b4 I received anything, also he lean me a few... Read more »
answered on Apr 3, 2021
It's difficult to comment on the award and fees without knowing what your arrangements were. As a general matter, if there were claims from public agencies such as Medicaid/Medicare that demanded reimbursement on payments they made on your medical treatment related to an accident, that could... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2021
I'm sorry for your father's ordeal. As a starting point, you could reach out to medical malpractice attorneys to discuss in more meaningful detail. If a law firm believed there could be a potential basis for a case, they could request hospital records for the stay and review them with a... Read more »
Have not signed papers, did he or she violate their fiduciary responsibility to me, and how would they be disciplined. Do I have to submit a complaint to the Grievance committee before or after I sign the petition? Please give me an answer to submitting the complaint to the Grievance Committee,... Read more »
answered on Dec 24, 2020
Well, in New York, the case is not "settled" until you sign a release. So don't sign! Then the case is not settled. If your lawyer will not ask for what you really want in settlement, then get another lawyer to take over. You can go to trial on the case instead of settling.
answered on Dec 1, 2020
Speak with your parents about the situation; they could look into whether a medical visit and doctor's note might be applicable here. Good luck
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