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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Arkansas on

Q: In the Supreme Court decision, Wright vs. UNION NATIONAL BANK.

Very little was given back, they stole Hi Daniel's oil and Gas Co. After this decision, million hidden in overseas accounts, nothing returned to June Grubbs. I just found the money existed, that it was millions, about the Gas Co. Law firm is closed. In last sentence, was chancelOrs decision that... Read more »

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 24, 2019

This appears to be a matter of considerable complexity that would be difficult for an attorney to respond to in a basic Q & A forum. As a starting point, you could contact an Arkansas attorney to arrange a consultation. It was categorized under Personal Injury, but seems closer to being something... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for North Carolina on

Q: Can you file criminal charges on someone falsely accuse you of drug dependence ?

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 23, 2019

Ordinarily, such an accusation would be considered a civil wrong. If verbal, it is slander. If it is in writing, it is libel. You could consult with an attorney who handles defamation cases, but keep in mind that such civil tort cases are not necessarily handled on a contingency basis the way... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Contracts, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Mississippi on

Q: Hello, I am considering pursuit of any money delagated to lamar county residents for compensation of the salmon and re

Ated projects. The cancer rate, effects on soil, water, animals, and children.

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 23, 2019

As a starting point, you could contact an environmental attorney or toxic tort attorney in Mississippi and ask if they would give you a free initial consultation. Keep in mind that these types of cases could require considerable budgets. They can involve costly soil and water sampling and analysis... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on

Q: I was given a settlement due to a car accident. Today when I was called in to get my check, I was told I needed to sign

the full settlement check first and they would need to deposit it into their account and wait for it to clear before I would be issued my check. Is this normal?

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 23, 2019

It sounds like your attorney needed your indorsement on the back of the check to deposit it in an escrow account, from which an attorney's check would be issued to you as your net award, and another check issued to the law firm for their legal fees and out-of-pocket disbursements. It all depends on... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for Texas on

Q: can a car dealership choose which customer gets warranty on vehicle

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 23, 2019

As a general matter, dealerships don't usually care which customer gets a warranty as a personal matter. However, they can choose in the sense of someone getting a warranty and a subsequent buyer of the vehicle attempting to enforce it. That would depend on whether the warranty was transferrable or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Wisconsin on

Q: Is it fraud if an owner of a company advertises merchandise at a certain percentage off, but then tells the sales team

Is it fraud if an owner of a company advertises merchandise at a certain percentage off, but then tells the sales team not to let customers know of these sales?

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 22, 2019

It could be. It would depend on the state of mind and intent with which it's done. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for Maryland on

Q: Good Evening, My name is Imelda. Pharmacy Medication/Patient Error. On 08/06/2019.

On 08/06/2019, doctor provided me with written prescription. Hand held prescription to pharmacy agent. Within minutes they had the prescription ready. After taking medication I felt very very ill. I called Dr. to inform her. When she mentioned to cut in half. Red light flashed, I took a good look... Read more »

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 24, 2019

In such cases, establishing damages would largely hinge on medical documentation to support your symptoms and illness from taking the wrong medication. If you meet with an attorney, present them with any medical records resulting from the illness. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts on

Q: Don’t most contracts have a three cancellation period?

I signed a contract on Monday with a weight loss center and paid a program fee of $99 and $100 for two bottles of supplements only to be told today when I called to cancel that because of the program I chose, I was not eligible for a refund? I did not open the supplements but they won’t take them... Read more »

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 22, 2019

As a general rule, contracts become effective when they are signed by the parties. Some contracts do have cancellation provisions, but that isn't a universal "given" in all contracts. If you feel you suffered a legal injustice, you could look into small claims court, but unfortunately, not reading... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Public Benefits and Social Security for Hawaii on

Q: I am 56 yr male. I have been butcher for 33 years,only profession I know. Have glaucoma for 15 years. Take 4 medicines

Daily. Right eye 20/200 with 70% loss of vision. Left eye 20/50 with 60% vision loss. Can I qualify ssdi

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 22, 2019

An attorney who deals with SSDI matters (and who could hopefully give you meaningful direction here) would have better chances of picking up your question if you added a couple of categories, or reposted. Try adding "Social Security" and "Public Benefits" to your categories. Or you could also... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Litigation and Workers' Compensation for Virginia on

Q: Are pro se Appellants held to the same standard a licensed attorney in the state of Virginia? I am searching for cases

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 22, 2019

Yes. As a general rule in virtually all jurisdictions, they must comply with the same standards (including rules of civil procedure and rules of evidence) as attorneys. From my own experience, I've seen judges sometimes afford pro se litigants more patience and understanding because they are not in... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law for Delaware on

Q: Can you still go to a lawyer after you have gone through a TV consumer group such as NBC10 Responds?

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 21, 2019

You should be able to. Those types of consumer troubleshooters often try to intervene and assist in solving problems for people in the community. But they don't generally act as legal advocates. If you do go to an attorney, bring your earlier efforts with the TV station to their attention, so that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on

Q: What does cancellation suspension mean?

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 21, 2019

As a general matter, cancellation can mean termination of something, such as a membership or contract. Cancellation is generally deemed to be more permanent in nature than suspension. But it all depends on context and usage. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on

Q: i have a auto accident case in onondoga county. I need trial attorney . pls provide name and contact pls

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 21, 2019

You could find attorneys on this site or through your own independent searches. However, make your immediate priority tending to setting up your no-fault benefits if you anticipate any medical bills or time lost from work. Good luck

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law, Libel & Slander and Wrongful Death for Texas on

Q: Where and how could I find the copy of a thirty year old out of court settlement resulting from a wrongful death case?

Almost thirty years ago, my husband died in a car accident in which I was badly hurt too. A wrongful death case was brought against the party responsible and eventually settled out of court. Now, the brothers of my deceased husband have filed a criminal case in another country against myself,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 23, 2019

It could be a longshot after 30 years, but if the online court records identify the insurance carrier, you could ask them if they still have the case records. And if they maintained information as to who their defense counsel was, you could look into contacting the law firm. Good luck

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Louisiana on

Q: What kind of lawyer do I need to hire for property damage? I took my vehicle to Express oil and they installed wrong oil

Filter, which caused my engine to blow.Insurance company is trying to say negligence on my part for driving with oil light on. Car was taken back to oil company next day and they admitted wrong filter was installed, put new filter and oil . How does the portion of negligence get determined if... Read more »

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 20, 2019

You could contact a consumer law, business law, property damage, or general civil litigation attorney and ask them if the matter you describe falls within their scope of work. Keep in mind that this type of case might not necessarily be handled on a contingency or flat fee basis, but rather, an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law on

Q: Subdivition matters

We live in a subdivion here in the philippines and there are complaines for us from the homeowners officers and in the lower side there is sign of a attorney. Is the attorney allowed to sign in a internal problem of a subdivion?

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 20, 2019

It could depend on how the attorney's authority arises or is expressly defined. It would be advisable to check with a local attorney because it could possibly involve elements of principal-agency, conflicts, or other issues governed by Philippine law. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Minnesota on

Q: I had a general mills cereal bar with metal wire like things. They want me to send it to them. Should I or get a lawyer?

I bit into bar and it felt like little pins in my mouth. My gum on bottom was bleeding and top denture got poked in just the right spot and now it's cracking.

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 20, 2019

Whatever you decide to do in terms of retaining a lawyer, it would be a good idea to start preparing to retrieve copies of your dental records. That could take some time, depending on how many dentists you saw in the past several years. In these types of cases, dental records are generally... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Florida on

Q: Is a broker required to present any and all offers to purchase a yacht to the seller client?

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 20, 2019

In the marine brokerage industry, it generally becomes a matter of brokers presenting all reasonable offers to the seller. Brokers often use their discretion in not wasting seller's time with offers that are below the range of what they know the seller would realistically consider. Good luck... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New York on

Q: Hi I am Sadaat, I have a Auto vehicle case in Onondaga county , I need a trial Attorney, Pls provide contact no

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 19, 2019

Hello Sadaat. I'm sorry about your accident. I hope you were not seriously injured. In terms of selecting an attorney, that is something you can do as your own free choice. We only answer questions here. New York injury attorneys generally work on a contingency basis, and most offer free initial... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability on

Q: Can I cancel my contract with Petaxxon? I'm not even sure what it is. Thank You.

My PayPal account was charged $24.95 for a supposed recurring payment

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 19, 2019

Without seeing the contract, an attorney couldn't advise whether you can or cannot cancel. If you are not certain as to what the charge is, first determine if it is an error. If it is a charge made in error, bring that to the attention of PayPal. Good luck

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