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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Nebraska on
Q: Omaha, Nebraska - My neighbors tree fell on my house. Is she responsible for having the tree removed?
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on Feb 22, 2012

The answer to this question is fact dependent. However, in many situations the neighbor would be responsible for the cost of having to remove the tree, and also the cost of repairing any damages the falling tree caused.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Nebraska on
Q: What liablilty does the employyer have for excon employees

Would an employee having sex in the back room at work constitute sexual harassment also i mentioned this to my bosses multiple times was told they would handle it and then wouldn't. what are my recourse also to tie into this the employee that was having sex at work broke my nose for trying to... Read more »

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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on Feb 22, 2012

An employers liability will depend primarily on whether they were aware of the employee's misconduct, whether they failed to take appropriate action necessary to remedy the situation. Under some circumstances, an employer would be liable for damages caused by the conduct of an employee that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Nebraska on
Q: What benefits can the victim of a first degree assault charge obtain?
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on Feb 22, 2012

The short answer: restitution, civil damages, and possibly benefits through the Nebraska's Crime Victim's Reparation Program. The particular benefits applicable to your case will depend on the facts involved in the assault and the injuries sustained.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: Do insurance settlement offers expire?
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

Yes. Typically the offer will expire either a) when the offer says it expires, or b) when the settlement offer is revoked by the insurance company.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: If my insurance company is paying for the accident i was involved in can the other driver sue us again>

I have recieved letters from her lawyer, what i want to know is if the insurance company is dealing with her why are we getting letters from her lawyer talking about civil court action. I spoke with my insurance company and the adjuster said she was taking care of the case and if they need a... Read more »

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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

In most cases, the claim by the other party is against you, not the insurance company directly. However, by agreement, your insurance company has likely agreed to cover the loss, and, if suit is filed, they will defend the case on your behalf if suit is filed. If suit is filed, it will likely be... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was in a car accident and my insurance is handling it, can i be sued separately?
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

If your insurance company does not settle the claim, and a suit is filed, the suit will be filed against you personally. However, the insurance company is likely required under your agreement to defend the lawsuit. Nonetheless, you will be listed as the defendant.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Washington on
Q: Do I need lawyer if I was in car accident, foresee future damages, using my own insurance to handle costs, in pain, etc.

Other insurance company agent is apparently overworked and trying to foist some blame on me for being on the road when his insured ran red light! They ignore my request for info like transcript of statement of insured and I am preparing a legal issues letter for them now because agent is... Read more »

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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

Unfortunately, in cases like these, insurance companies often take advantage of unrepresented claimants. I would contact a local attorney and give them the basic details. They will be able to tell you whether representation is necessary.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Nebraska on
Q: Is negligent driving a misdemeanor in Nebraska?
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

Negligent driving is a 3 point moving violation in Nebraska.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Colorado on
Q: Someone i purchased a car from claims they left cash in it. what are my rights?

I purchased a car from a lady who claims she left the CASH i payed her in the car and she wants it back. the only problem is its not there. i didnt find it.

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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

If you did not find cash in the car, then they will have to bring suit against you to recover the cash they claim, and prove that they left it in the car. If you did find cash in the car, then you may be obligated to return it - it will depend on whether there was an implied agreement as to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Utah on
Q: How do i find out if someone really won a 13 million$ lawsuit?
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

Perform a public records search in the jurisdiction where the case was claimed to have been filed. If there was a judgment, it will be public record unless sealed.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: If a lawsuit has been filed against me and i choose to writte a written response how long the court will response
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

Are you asking how long you have to respond? Or how long can the response be?

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: If i got ran over, can i sue the person?
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

Whether you can sue depends on the degree the driver's was at fault, if any. Please feel free to send me the details and I can better answer your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Nebraska on
Q: I payed down on a car something was wrong so i gave it back and asked for my money no response but the dealer sold it?
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

Have you received a refund for your down payment?

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Nebraska on
Q: How do i collect the judgement from a Case
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

If the judgment debtor has not submitted payment voluntarily, the next step will be to start garnishment proceedings. If you are unaware of where the debtor works, you might consider requesting a debtor's hearing to uncover the debtors occupation, assets, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Nebraska on
Q: I received a summons for credit card debts. I want to pay for them in full what do I need to do?
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

I suggest having your attorney contact the creditor's attorney assigned to the case. Your attorney can often negotiate a reduced pay-off amount in an effort to settle the case prior to the first hearing. Please feel free to contact me directly with questions, I may be able to help.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Nebraska on
Q: Verbal contract agreement with La QuintaInn for lawn service&still have outstanding invoices from Jun,Au,Sep/2010! HELP!

What can our company do to recieve payment do to get our money. its only $960.00 due but the invoices are past due in September of 2010. she keeps hanging up on me hen i call her. times are rough and its only my 2nd year in business, not expanded yet.

Ryan P. Sullivan
Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

I suggest filing a claim in county court and get a judgment for the amount due. I often work with small businesses in handling small claims such as these. Please feel free to contact me and I can explain the initial steps to take.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Nebraska on
Q: IS there a statue of limitations in nebraska on tort claims?
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

Yes. It depends on the type of tort. For example, intentional tort claims have a 1 year limitation period, where claims arising out of negligence must be filed within 4 years of the date of discovery.

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Nebraska on
Q: I was charged with disturbing the peace .what is usual penalty..complaining party has left town
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

In Nebraska, Disturbing the Peace is a Class III Misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up to 3 months in jail and up to a $500 fine.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Nebraska on
Q: I paid a restoration company to do work after smoke dmg- they did poor work; I short paid them, am i liable for the diff
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

The restoration company may file a lien on your property or may take you to court to recovery the balance due. You will have the opportunity to present evidence showing that the amount paid was satisfactory for the amount and quality of the work performed. In sum, they may sue you for the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Nebraska on
Q: What is the mean of "motion to file additional pleadings and to conduct discovery"
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Ryan P. Sullivan answered on May 13, 2011

Typically, the motion means that the other party is requesting permission form the court to file some sort of additional pleading and to begin the discovery process, which includes requests for production, interrogatories, and depositions.

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