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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Business Law and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: what If a company try to get the excess policy as required but the insurers do not offer said coverage anymore

but those insurers do work with similar transportation, TNC, cabs companies

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Feb 7, 2023

You inquiry is too vague. I suggest you re-post your inquiry with more specifics, such as exactly who is requiring what (but not naming names), indicating what type of business needs what type of coverage, for what activity, and the source of whatever requirement you're talking about (such as... Read more »

Q: Should the fda and cdc be legally held accountable for allowing the hemp thc-o acetate, heart/Lung issue/teeth damage

I have contacted both and have been neglected to be called back, They have known for years and after I was forced to use their safer than cannabis alternative here in Wisconsin, thc-o is everywhere and now after a rancid batch I had 2 months of a sinus infection, now heart issuses, lungs hurt and... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 22, 2023

The FDA and CDC are federal agencies which have sovereign immunity from such lawsuits.

You may however have a valid claim against the sellers and manufacturers of the Thc-o products you used.

Just as with tobacco using plaintiffs, you will face comparative / proportional...
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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Consumer Law and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: I need a lawyer for negligent work done to my vehicle & insurance paid for parts that were never replaced.

Nov ‘21 my car was in an accident that caused the whole engine to be replaced, radiator & battery. Jan ‘22 I received my car back & a week later the serpentine belt came off 2 times in 2 weeks. Nov ‘22 I hit a deer on my way to work. I received my car back in December ‘22 &... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Jan 18, 2023

I am working on several cases similar to this. I need to learn a little more.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Products Liability for California on
Q: Is it really illegal to sell a used car with open recalls?

I purchased a used 2021 Nissan SUV from a Lexus dealership. It had under 32,000 miles so I still had a transferable dealer warranty from Nissan. I’m currently at the Nissan dealership to get some service done on the car and two major open recalls popped up that are 4 months old. Passenger air bag... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman
answered on Jan 12, 2023

It is unlawful to sell a NEW car with an open recall. It is negligent, unfair, misleading and perhaps more depending on who said what and when, to sell a USED car with an open recall. In law school and "Judge" school, we learn that finding in favor of a contract being enforceable keeps... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Business Law for Texas on
Q: Do i have a case against the dealership?

Back in 2020 a friend asked me if I would co-sign for her to get a car. When I went to the dealership the employee asked for my information for the car she was purchasing. This included my Insurance and when I asked why they stated that it was because the associate stated they needed it for their... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 9, 2023

How have you been harmed by the dealership?

You co-signed.

So you and your friend are jointly liable for the purchase price of the car.

If anything, you have a claim against your friend for wrecking the car.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Collections for Indiana on
Q: In the state of Indiana can a storage facility auction off your things without notice
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 8, 2023

No, the storage facility must first send written notice via certified mail to the renter’s last know address.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Products Liability and Real Estate Law on
Q: What is the meaning of the expression " Plaintiff have the cost of this case"
Timothy L. Miles
Timothy L. Miles
answered on Jan 4, 2023

When a case settles or is dimissed, the costs (filing fees, etc.) are taxed to one of the parties to pay. If a plaintiff, it is possible you paid up front for all when paying filing fee, but depends on which clerk's office. I would call the clerk of he court and ask if you owe anything, or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: Can I sue the lighter company if a torch lighter caught my upper body on fire causing 3rd degree burns and in hospital?

I attempted to light a cigarette to smoke and the lighter presented a huge flame that caught my hair and face on fire. Was medavac to Washington Hospital Center. Still there going into the second week.

It is a horrible experience.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Dec 11, 2022

To prove liability, an expert would need to establish through forensic testing that the lighter had a product defect and that defect caused your injuries. An attorney may be interested in taking your case, so reach out to personal injury attorneys in your jurisdiction.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: I am a fleet manager for a rental car company. What is the liability for patching gas tanks and renting cars out?

I cannot find any reputable shop to perform this job.

The gas tank is plastic and not metal.

I have expressed my concerns and have been overruled by management and instructed to proceed.

We have found a non-certified individual to work as a 1099 to perform the repairs... Read more »

Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
answered on Dec 4, 2022

I am not a mechanical expert. But it sounds like you are being instructed to make repairs to vehicles in a negligent manner that could lead to harm. Your employer is responsible for your actions under the doctrine of respondeat superior. Theoretically, if someone were harmed they could hire a... Read more »

Q: I purchased a vehicle from an Auction Company in OK that did not disclose Salvage Title. Do I have a case to sue?

I live in NC.

I purchased the car from an Auction in OK.

They did not disclose prior salvage history or its current salvage title prior to sale either on the description or during dialogue on sale day.

The only document I received regarding the purchase was an invoice that... Read more »

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Nov 29, 2022

Did the auction company advertise this sale to you personally, or otherwise reach into North Carolina to attract North Carolina bidders? if not, you should look for an Oklahoma licensed attorney with automobile fraud experience to have a consultation with. Your lawsuit would most likely have to be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Consumer Law for Michigan on
Q: Purchased a used vehicle 11/23/22, problems arose after further research about the vehicle history. Can I get a refund?

Seller said nothing wrong with vehicle. Said the trans was rebuilt and had a recent oil change. Upon further inspection AFTER the purchase, break lights don’t work, tailgate sticks/doesn’t stay up, battery needs to be replaced, needs O2 sensor, replace ABS control module, original VIN... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Nov 28, 2022

Unlikely. Is this a private seller? This is a classic caveat emptor situation: until the point where money and title changed hands, you had the ability to investigate, and either negotiate for a lower price or walk away. Unless the seller warranted, guaranteed, or promised you something, I think... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Business Law, Construction Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: If a contractor leaves equipment on a property, & someone moves the equipment, causing damage to the home, who's liable?

For instance, if the contractor had left a compact tractor on the property, and over a weekend when neither the homeowner or contractor were there, someone pushed the tractor into the siding on the home, causing damage, would the contractor be liable for the damaged siding since they were the one... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Nov 17, 2022

No, the person who moved the backhoe actually caused the damage, not the contractor who wasn't there.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Collections for Tennessee on
Q: 2-fold issue. A vehicle sold to Carvana is still registered to me, impounded and repossessed.

2-fold issue. I sold a car to Carvana 5/16/21 — they failed to register it to the new owner. It's still in my name, has been impounded somewhere in California and also failed to do a back-out with Bridgecrest on the loan. I've received letters from the CA DMV, San Bernadino Police Dept.... Read more »

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Nov 10, 2022

Time to retain an attorney. It seems you've hit the wall with Carvana.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Business Law for California on
Q: In regards to 2021 California Vehicle Code 25105 section b, are there any insititution that certify this 6 candle power?

I am currently working for an automotive company and as I am dealing with automotive interior lighting products, I wonder if there are any institution that helps verify this illuminance value of 6 according to VEH Code 25105 section b. Thank you for your help in advance.

James R. Dickinson
James R. Dickinson
answered on Oct 31, 2022

Honestly, more information is needed as it's unclear what's being asked here. Speak with a local attorney. [I litigate cases. Anything posted here must not be construed as legal advice, nor as grounds for forming an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for formal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for California on
Q: Father worked at utilty conpany died of cancer Pentachlorophenol, mom second hand

I lived in our family home when I was preganet live there with my daughter the carpet had never been cleaned other than vacuuming, my daughter is having health issues. she is 36. It took over 30 years for it to manifiest in my parent.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Oct 26, 2022



2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Products Liability and Car Accidents for California on
Q: Under California insurance law how long does the insurance company have to settle a claim? What article # is this law?

Trying to find the article number if it is a real law.

William John Light
William John Light
answered on Oct 24, 2022

If you are talking about an insurance company for another person who might be liable to you for damages caused by an accident, the insurer can dispute its insured's liability, and the extent of the damages, until there is a settlement or a final judgment.

If you are talking about your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Products Liability for Texas on
Q: What happens if we stop paying TECHNU for our 51 solar panels that haven’t worked in five months?? No response from comp

We were promised “Will not receive bill from electric company”. Panels sat for 6 months before learning still need electric company and solar plan. Started solar plan with TXU. Then lights and all appliances started arching. Turning off and on. Burning out everything. No one assumes... Read more »

Jaime Victor Papa
Jaime Victor Papa
answered on Oct 24, 2022

This may constitute a breach of contract. I would need to review the details. However, in the event it is a breach you will be able to take legal action.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Small Claims for Massachusetts on
Q: Wheel adapter set bought through Amazon from this company and my rear wheel fell off while going 65. Want reimbursement

I’m not the only one this is happened to according to the reviews I imagine it was just poor quality material as I have pictures of everything. The bolt heads were sheared off. Minimal damage done to truck and nobody hurt, but money had to be paid for a rental and other expenditures.

Christopher Tolley
Christopher Tolley
answered on Oct 13, 2022

Forward a demand to Amazon and the company for a refund and all your expenses. Depending on how much is at issue and how much they offer, consider accepting a settlement to avoid the hassle of small claims and having to chase them to collect. Otherwise, if they refuse to pay or do not make an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Products Liability for Ohio on
Q: Do insurance companies have to pay for a rental vehicle or compensation if they fail to respond to a claim for 4 months?

I was in an auto accident 4 months ago.. The other man was at fault, but did not file a claim (I was just informed of this) for 4 months I have not had a reliable vehicle, nor have repairs been made by our insurance due to no collision policy. Our insurance did send the adverse carrier 4 demand... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss
answered on Oct 7, 2022

Auto insurance is tricky. You don't have a claim against his insurance company. You have a claim against him. He has a claim against his insurance company if they refuse to pay you on his behalf. Your insurance company has no claim against anyone, because you did not have collision coverage.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for Maryland on
Q: Hello I purchased a pair of pierced earrings wore them and it split my ear apart . What can I do about it

My ear lòoks terrible each time that I look at or feel my ear it's like I shock all over again. The earring is a drop bead on my guess is silver wire with a bead at the end

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 26, 2022

A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry this happened to you. You could reach out to law firms to try to arrange a free initial consult to discuss the matter in more detail. The situation you describe appears to involve a legal theory of... Read more »

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