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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oregon on
Q: Bought a house seller won't leave

We just bought a house. We gave the seller an extra 25 days to find a new place. We are now days away from our possession date and she told us that she has not found a new place yet so she won't be out in time. We did not hold any money in escrow. We have to be out of our current home. What... View More

Samuel J Pope
Samuel J Pope
answered on May 9, 2021

Unfortunately, you have no leverage, because there is not any money in escrow. You should probably speak to a lawyer and move forward with eviction or whatever that lawyer suggests.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: Can I sue the other driver of a car that hit mine?

My car was hit on the rear passenger side. The crash report says my car was only going 5mph when hit. According to the police report the car following behind the other car stated the lady ran a red light. The insurance company of the other driver said we were at fault because one witness said our... View More

Samuel J Pope
Samuel J Pope
answered on Apr 8, 2021

Depending on how long ago this was, you probably can bring a lawsuit. I would suggest speaking with a lawyer that handles car crash cases.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for California on
Q: I need help with my injury case that was poorly mismanaged.

I was in a car accident in Feb 2018, and my settlement is coming to a close. My case was very poorly managed by my first case manager who no longer works at the law firm.

1.) My case was poorly managed to the point that it was negatively affected.

2.) My lawyer was absent from... View More

Samuel J Pope
Samuel J Pope
answered on May 8, 2020

It's not entirely clear to me if your case has been settled yet, or not. If it has already settled and all that is left to do is to agree to the language in the release and sign it - at that point it will be difficult, likely impossible, to renegotiate the settlement.

You can...
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