Questions Answered by Peter N. Munsing

Q: I am currently a 40 hour full time employee working in physical therapy for the same company for 2.5 years. Our practice

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I don't think you signing would be a problem as long as they state that this is not a reduction due to your conduct but just their business. Why not ask unemployment first? (for what it's worth, I understand the VA was looking for PT's).

Q: My traffic citation has the wrong date on it, says I was stopped in February but the stop actually happened in March

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You can try. What is important is the date recited. If it says on February 20 the Defendant did...... you can plead not guilty. DJ courts aren't big on typos but there's a difference between a 20 and a 30, a february and a March--they might give it to you. Be careful if you win and have to drive that area--you can bet someone will be watching for you.

Q: Can I use the name nex and trademark it for use in the e-cigarette/ dietary supplement classes?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You need to find out if someone else is using it. The Navy PX is called NEX and would have at least a service mark if not a trademark. There would be a problem if a Court found there was confusion. So I think unless you get their permission that isn't likely but I would suggest you contact a Trademark attorney before giving up hope.

Q: Verizon come install cable I left my window up cat got out they never close the window and were on 3floor

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Possibly but all you can get is the market value of your cat--not what it means to you. You would also have to show you have tried to get it and it can't be found. The other attorney suggested leaving the window open. I suggest window open and the cat's favorite food sitting there--at least while someone is in the area to make sure you don't end up attracting birds etc.

Q: If a business name and entity was stolen or transferred without permission, do I sue or contact local authorities?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You need to at least contact an attorney who handles partnerships as there are issues about breach of trust and other matters that impact this, and to write a letter called a "cease and desist" letter on your behalf. Ultimately you would be looking for some type of Declaratory Judgment and damages. It's a cost/benefit analysis, but cops don't get involved in theft of trade name.

Q: how do i get around a trade mark in a description text?

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I'd say it depends on how it is denominated. If the product is called The Boston Marathon then maybe call it marathon (small m), Boston or just Boston.

Q: how hard is it to collect ssdi at 62

2 Answers | Asked in Social Security for Connecticut on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Depends entirely on your change in abilities and how that affects your employment. Remember, it's not the inability to do your old job but you have to be unable to do any job that exists for medical reasons. Is there a reason why you can't, for example, take tickets at a parking lot?

Q: Hi I am 21 year old. My parents are holding my birth certificate and social security card . What should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New York on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Go to Social Security for a replacement card. Ask your parents if they will give you a photocopy of the certificate which will speed up your getting the certificate. Ideally, see if there is a relative who they will listen to who will intervene, at least get them to give you copies of the birth certificate.

Q: I am currently 19 years old I was in a car accident in Craig Colorado due to the weather and I got a ticket for driving

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
not sure what you want to know about that ticket. If it's weather, you have a duty to drive according to the weather conditions. You can drive at 25 in a 50 zone and still be driving too fast for conditions if there's a whiteout and you rearend someone, or you skid out whenyou would not have if you had slowed down or pulled over.

Q: I had an accident which was faild to merge. After 2 days, I got a citation to attend the court for the same reason in TN

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Depends what you were charged with. Get the police report. See if there's a video. Get photos of your car. Consider hiring an attorney who hanlde tickets if you can afford it. Respond to the summons.

Q: In Mississippi what reason would police not have to test a person who hit a pedestrian who died as result of injuries?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Wrongful Death for Mississippi on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
No great reason unless the person had no sign of alcohol and claimed no use--they need probable cause, and if the person wasn't dead on the scene the fact there is a hit isn't enough.

Q: What is typical payout for pain and suffering in a motor accident in Atlanta GA is it a 1.1 ratio with medical bills?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for District of Columbia on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
There is no ratio in any state. What they look at is the type of the treatment; who rendered it--specialist, GP, Chiro etc--the seriousness of the impairment. You could go in as Class 1 trauma, rack up an impressive bill for MRi'S & TESTING, and be well in a week.

Q: what is the statue/ time period you have to settle a personal injury claim for an auto accident in the state of GA

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
I believe it's two years. Why not contact a member of the Ga Trial Lawyers Assn in the county where the wreck happened? They give free consults.

Q: If I got into an accident driving my moms car, but have full coverage myself, is there a way to just use my insurance?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Indiana on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Usually the vehicle you are in is primary. Talk to your company but unless they go with it it's mom's policy. You can agree to pay for any increase in her policy 9f it was your fault. Now if it's not your fault, no problem.

Q: I was recently in a non injury auto accident. Grange is my insurance co and Fine Line is the body shop.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
If fine line did it without authorization it should be on them. Your position should be that the insurance company should pay and then go after fine line. File a complaint with the insurance commissioner. Talk to your state rep.

Q: How to handle insurance company playing games.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Nevada on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Is there a police report? If so what did the cop say? Was the other driver cited? File a complaint with the insurance commissioner in your state. This is a bogus ploy that insurance companies like to pull out and it needs legislative action.

Q: Can another person's insurance company not pay you for a claim if your car was hit while parked on a red curb in MD?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for Maryland on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
No. Confirm they are not paying in writing. Then file a complaint with the Attorney General Office of Consumer Affairs and with the Insurance Commissioner.

Q: I was hit in a car accident March 1st 2019 I had liability on my automobile the other driver was at fault do I have case

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Alabama on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Not sure why you're asking but yes, if video footage especially. Contact a member of the Ala Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults. All the best in your quest for justice.

Q: No insurance. The person didn't have bodily injury coverage. After PIP, I have $16,000 left to pay. What do I do?

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You may be able to hold their license until they pay. Suggest you contact a member of the Fla Justice Assn. Also, bills after your pip should be run through your medical insurance.

Q: I got hit by a car i was on my bicycle. He him me from my right side. I have multiple injures but I didn't have any ligh

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents on
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
You mention garda report. If your crash happened in Ireland you need to speak with an Irish attorney. This website is answered by American attorneys based on American law.

Under American Law it would depend on when it happened, the visibility at the time, etc.

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