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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and International Law on
Q: I need some advice urgently

It is regarding selling land overseas

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 29, 2020

Based on your brief post, one option is to reach out to real estate attorneys in the nation where the land is located. You could also consult with accountants/tax attorneys to discuss how proceeds of the sale would be handled under U.S. laws. Once you started to discuss the matter with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts on
Q: Is a signed contract but that is not complete still legal?

I have signed a contract with a company, however, I have signed the contract but there were parts on the contract that were left black. For example, my name was left blank at the beginning of the contract, but I filled in my passport number, also, the passport name showed my legal name, while what... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 29, 2020

It could be difficult for an attorney to speculate about the validity of the contract without seeing it and knowing the full context of the matter. Your post does not mention a state, but you could reach out to an attorney in your state to discuss in greater detail. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury on
Q: I understand that statue of limitations can range from 2 to 10 years on medical negligence in the state of Missouri.

I'm seeking advice in the matter of medical negligence that occurred in2011 but was not discovered until 2017 due to a colonoscopy and endoscopy surgery I underwent. My bowls have been placed into my stomach in intertwined knots after I underwent hernia repair surgery in2011.

The... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 28, 2020

Only a Missouri attorney could answer your question, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a general matter, an attorney could be reluctant to advise on a statute of limitations (other than basic ones where there are no issues of minors coming of age years after an injury, or no issues in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Michigan on
Q: So I used the likeness of another person to sell a product without their permission. This person found out.

I used his Linkdlen profile without his permission in my sales presentation but I did not profit from using his likeness. He then said I was a fraud and con man to many other people.

He has now threatened to sue me. What is my best course of action?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 28, 2020

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a starting point, without regard to any applicable state-specific laws, you could try to diffuse the person's anger by providing assurances you ceased and will continue to cease to use his person, his... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Washington on
Q: A major issue is not disclosed to a home buyer by seller at time of purchase, how to recover costs?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 28, 2020

A Washington attorney could best advise, but your question remains open for four weeks. Although your question is straightforward and concise, these matters are not always simple. They could sometimes hinge on whether there was a defect, were representations of any kind made, inspections,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it illegal for me to help my daughter move of of a residence without the home owners knowledge
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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 28, 2020

A Pennsylvania attorney could best advise, but your question remains open for two weeks. It's possible this may be more a landlord-tenant matter than a personal injury matter. Regardless, unless there is some sort of special provision that dictates who she can use to move, it's no... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Stockbroker Fraud for New York on
Q: Is HNO a scam

I invited with HNO

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 28, 2020

It would be best for an attorney in the area you posted in to advise. But with the question remaining open for three weeks, it's possible that financial advisors or investment brokers might be more familiar with this than attorneys. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Son was severely physically disabled for life due to antioch cps. Do i have a case?
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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 28, 2020

I'm very sorry for what happened to your son. Do you mean CPS as in Child Protective Services? I can't speak for California law, but you should know that as a GENERAL matter, some jurisdictions impose notice of claim requirements governing the filing of claims against such agencies. What... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Iowa on
Q: How to clear my name in an auto accident

I sold an individual a vehicle He never transferred it into his name and was involved in a hit-and-run. Now the DOT is trying to put the Blame on me.How do I go about clearing my name?

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 27, 2020

An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. Since you don't have the benefit of the vehicle registration as a solid form of proof, some weaker forms of proof could include a bill of sale, record of payment, copy of receipt, cancellation of insurance, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Can i sue the plasma donation center?

So, I am not new to donating by any means. I used to allllllll the time in HS. I go to BioLife to donate for the first since I graduated. Well, the nurse had to keep coming back and messing with the machine(about 3 times) then a different nurse comes to me and says "let me monkey around with... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 27, 2020

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. But based on the brief description, it isn't clear if the damages are of a fleeting nature or something of significant impact that would be of a lasting duration. If the impact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Insurance Bad Faith for Ohio on
Q: Is the insurance co. obligated to show me the private investigators report they hiredfor a renters ins. claim?

This claim has been drug out since May and they refuse to return my calls

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 27, 2020

An Ohio attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for four weeks. With most types of property damage claims, there isn't usually an issue in providing copies of, or disclosing findings of reports. It's difficult to speculate what could be causing the protracted course of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice for New Jersey on
Q: is it possible that the hospital lied and said my mother had covid for money or something else ?

Nvm

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 27, 2020

No one can say for certain without seeing the records or interviewing the personnel who performed diagnoses. When it comes to COVID, it's possible a medical facility could assert they took every measure to be very conservative, cautious, and thorough so as not to subject an older patient to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: Medicare Lien question for car accident settlement. Do i need to sign waiver for other persons insurance to get lien

I am trying to settle out an accident at 0% my fault. My car was totaled and I was in hospital overnight. I have medicare and am requesting lien be paid in addition to settlement. Must I sign a release to insurer to have access to my CMS medicare account or can I just supply them with the final... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 27, 2020

A Pennsylvania attorney should advise, as insurance practices can be governed by state law, but your question remains open for four weeks. As a GENERAL matter in my own experience in reconciling medical liens, I have found that it could depend on the carrier. I have worked with many carriers who... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: Can my son's girlfriend sue CVS for slipping in the mud in front of their store, breaking her ankle?

They are homeless, living in Garland TX, She slipped it the mud on the sidewalk and broke her ankle in 10 places. She will need 2-3 months in a rehab facility, but they have no insurance, so no place will take her. They are literally living in a storm drain right now and she is not going to be... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 27, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. In terms of your question about her options, a comprehensive answer would be pages long, depending on a number of factors. The practical answer to your question is for her to consult with a Texas attorney who handles... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Florida on
Q: Is it possible for home owners in a specific area to file a class action lawsuit against the city for negligence?

The area of town in which I live in has very badly maintained roads. The city has started repair on roads in another part of town where the roads are in good shape. Ours have been neglected for years and are not only dangerous, but our property values are not increasing at the same rate as other... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 26, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. There might be more effective less costly methods of trying to bring attention to the roads of your community. One option could be to reach out to your elected officials, starting out at the local level. Such a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Construction Law and Products Liability for West Virginia on
Q: What to do when fire department destroys my bridge to my house, leaving me stranded

The fire department recently came to drain the fire hydrant at my house, while coming across my bridge it collapsed. There is no way for me to leave my house now as that was the only way. It’s going on the third day The fire department said they turned it into their insurance but I haven’t... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 26, 2020

A West Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. Hopefully, you've resolved the matter by now. If not, ask them if they could offer the insurance carrier's information to see if the matter could be expedited. If it was a private bridge, you could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Washington on
Q: Do I have a small claims court case?

Rented my home to a life long friend. No written contract, just verbal agreement. She had started "remodel" projects because she said she was going to buy the house. She backed out of buying but never finished her projects. She left tons of trash, destroyed the yard and caused damage to... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 26, 2020

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. Small claims courts nationwide have limits on dollar amounts. Until you're able to arrange a meaningful consult with an attorney in the state, you could familiarize yourselves online with the state's small... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for New York on
Q: I live in New York State my ex employer is refusing to give me my last paycheck and less I turn T-shirts and a handbook
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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 26, 2020

An employment attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with an employment attorney for meaningful guidance here, you could see whether the company policy or other guidelines address the return of these items. As a PRACTICAL matter if it... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Florida on
Q: PRO SE APPEALS: Can I use certified Court Transcripts from a related case in my present appeal?

PRO SE APPEAL: BASIC QUESTION:

(1.) I am filing an appeal for "Case "A". Can I use certified transcripts (relevant testimony) from a related case ("Case "B"") even though I'm not appealing from what happened in "Case B"'s hearing?... Read more »

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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 26, 2020

Only a Florida attorney is qualified to answer your question because it would involve state-specific rules of evidence or state exceptions to federal rules. But as a GENERAL matter, the format of this board could make it difficult to look closely at what you contemplate admitting as evidence. You... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright and Civil Rights for North Carolina on
Q: How can I find opinions of Amy Coney Barrett
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Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 26, 2020

The Supreme Court's blog has a new page that summarizes her career highlights, and it mentions several cases. Here is the link:

https://www.scotusblog.com/2018/07/potential-nominee-profile-amy-coney-barrett/

Good luck

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