In a federal diversity civil action brought in the District of Vermont (location of plaintiff), can the Jane Doe defendant, through her counsel, petition for a change of venue to the District of Oregon (her residence) while preserving her anonymity or must she reveal her identity to move the case?... View More
Your questions rasie some questions. You mentioned "civil action" without specifically referencing what type of claim it is and why the Vermont has any jursidiction. If you have no ties to Vermont, then you cannot be subjected to personal jurisdiction there unless you consent and/or...View More
I understand your question to be does the fact the date is wrong on your citation affect whether it is valid? If the date is wrong on the citation, it does not mean the citation is simply going to be thrown out. The officer can amend the citation. There are many defenses to a traffic citation, and...View More
Most claims for negligence in Oregon must be filed within two (2) years of the accident. So, you should file the complaint in court by 3/21/2025; however, you would want to resolve this claim much sooner. You also should consult with a lawyer about your rights and options. If this matter involves...View More
First, please let me offer my condelances on your loss. I realize that this makes it much more difficult to handle these "legal" matters associated with your husband's passing. You will need likely to need to consider how to protect yourself. Your question deals with a claim agaisnt...View More
Their insurance co wants to pay us an amount far less than comparable autos we can find anywhere. My own co has offered even less. Their offers are 2K less than any comparable. Should we pursue the “appraisal clause” option, or hire our own lawyer? There is a medical claim for injuries incurred... View More
The insurnace company is required to compensate you for the fair market value of the car as it crashed. They are not required to restore you to the place you were before--it would probably be impossible to do--as every car is different and there's no telling if your car was in much better...View More
An 8th grader told another 8th grader to kill themself on two separate occasions. This was in person on school grounds. The 8th grader who was told to do it made an attempt. Are there any legal consequences for the 8th grader who made the statement? Does it matter that the 8th grader who attempted... View More
You asked if there are legal consequences for the 8th grader for telling someone to kill themselves. I don't think there is a "Yes" or "No" answer. I would suggest that most likely, "No", because an 8th grader is not likely to fully appreciate the severity of what...View More
A text message that is accusatory of a Federal and State crime(s) but is false is sent to a group of individuals. Factually the accusations are false. It was sent with intention to harm. Has this sender committed:
The question asks essentially, "Whether sending a text message that accuses someone (falsely) of a state and/or federal crime is lawful?" Clearly, if you speak a false statement about someone to a third person(s) in manner that is called "publishing", it is actionable as...View More
I accidentally shot a girl in the face with an air soft gun at a fraternity party and she was injured. There was drinking involved with all parties. They are now making me pay their medical bills. I am wondering if they can do this and if the other parties would also be liable. There were other... View More
I am sorry for the circumstances of the shooting. Guns and drnking are not a healthy combination and lead to a lot of accidental shootings. In short, it would be my opinon that you are liable to pay for any medical treament that is reasonable, customary, and necessary, and for any and all...View More
I was spraying electronic cleaner on my navi screen and plugged in my car vacuum and all the sudden my car exploded and caught on fire with me in it. All my windows were shattered including my windshield and sunroof. My doors that were shut and locked were all blow open and bent in half. I was... View More
This sounds like a horrifying and terrifying experience, and very unfortunate given your living situation; however, the bright side is that you were not killed. You might have a case against the maker and the subsequent sellers of the product that ignited the car explosion. It seems highly...View More
My car was parked and a patient backed into it and drove off. There were many witnesses who confirmed it was a patient at my job but due to hipaa, my job says I can not press any charges to help pay for repairs on my vehicle. Insurance says if we know who did it, we would not have to pay any fees... View More
I do not how HIPAA would affect your ability to pursue a hit and run case against the patient. Driving a motor vehcile in the parking is wholly unrelated to treatment and medical charts. I think your employer is wrong, if, in fact, that is what they are alleging. The act of striking a vechicle is...View More
My boyfriend does not drive my car and is not a owner of the car in any way. The only reason he has his license is for work. My insurer added him to my policy after stating that "you did not verify so we added him anyway". Their website clearly states that he is classified as a... View More
I understand your concern about being "forced" to add someone to your policy, especially when it's your own car and the other person DOES NOT drive your car. However, you can imagine the insurance company's concern that he still could have access to your keys and there is a...View More
The bill was typed by him and not from a shop. I've asked him to turn it in to insurance but he won't. He's now threatening to sue me. I will happily pay the deductible but can't pay the 13k he wants in cash. What are my options? I was actually a volunteer employee at an event... View More
First, I am very sorry about your accident. Second, I am glad that you did not say you were injured in the acccident.
Last, are you liable? This is not something that I can completely answer without knowing all the facts of the accident. However, if you were driving in a negligent and/or...View More
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