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1 Answer | Asked in Mergers & Acquisitions for Arizona on
Q: Why couldn’t Kroger and Albertsons merge yet Amazon, Google, WalMart can continually exist as one?
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 15, 2024

The FTC stated that the proposed deal would eliminate fierce competition between Kroger and Albertsons, leading to higher prices for groceries and other essential household items for millions of Americans. The loss of competition would also lead to lower quality products and services, while also... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: I have a lease with 2 other people joint and severely. 1 roommate left with little to no notice.

The landlord doesn’t care and me and the other Roomate and I are stuck paying the full amount. In turn we have offered/asked to break the lease in various ways. The only way he will allow us to break the lease is if we put it online like zillow handle the showings and bring him applications. Are... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 15, 2024

The landlord has no duty to mitigate as there has been no breach of the lease. When you sign a lease with other people jointly and severally, that means that each tenant is independently responsible to pay the landlord the full amount of rent owed, and the tenants will work out among themselves... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Indiana on
Q: Bought a meth house didn’t know, do I have any rights . We have left with just our clothes. My vehicles are contaminated

I’m autoimmune already now very sick, husband also now, do we have any rights to sue previous owners? Fumes are so bad since we started remodeling can’t get close to the house at all. Idk what to do or who to call. Pls help me

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 12, 2024

Typically, a Seller may be liable if 1) it had actual knowledge of the condition, 2) it failed to disclose the condition, 3) the condition was material, and 4) the condition was hidden such that a reasonably prudent inspection of the house by the Buyer would not have revealed the condition.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Q: Can a company be sued by an employee for mental and emotional stress?

My daughter is constantly bullied by her boss.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 12, 2024

"Stress" is not compensable but "mental anguish" is recoverable for certain breaches of legal duties.

Your daughter will be required to offer "direct evidence of the nature, duration, and severity of her mental anguish, thus establishing a substantial...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: Apartment flooded due to water heater. Recieved no compensation for 7 days not being able to live there. Anything to do?

Had to move out for several days and after requesting some type of compensation nothing was ever given.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 12, 2024

If your renter's insurance failed to compensate you for your alternate living arrangements during those seven days, you should take a copy of your policy to an attorney in or near the county where the premises are located to determine whether such coverage is included in your policy and, if... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: my child’s father won’t sign our custody order after we have been to court and it’s been finalized.

hi my child father and I settled a custody agreement on December 1 of 2023. I I have signed my portion of the custody agreement, but he has not even though child support was supposed to go into effect on January 1, 2024. What will happen to him if he does not sign

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 12, 2024

It depends on whether the "agreement" arises out of mediation and is commemorated in a signed mediation settlement agreement or whether it was announced in open court and expressly irrevocable.

In many cases involving child custody, agreements reached between the parties are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: if you are charged with failure to ID and resisting, even though you never refused to id, and "allegedly" resisted, and

the DA gives you a plea deal. Can you have the charges dismissed with prejudice after 180 days if you never had a hearing in front of the judge to determine if you would go to trail or not? especially if the initial charge that the officer was called out for was dropped the very next day after you... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 12, 2024

Whether the DA will dismiss the charges depends on the facts and circumstances of your particular situation and how persuasive your defense lawyer is. There is no legal requirement that a case be dismissed "after 180 days." You may be thinking about the law that requires the court to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: In Texas, if I'm paying child support am I also responsible for paying for child care?

I'm currently paying child support as a non-custodial parent however, the mother of my children's grandmother also receives $500 a month for "child care". I'm also currently having to go to the custodial parent's home in order to spend time with our children because... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 11, 2024

You are only responsible for child care if you have a contractual arrangement with the child care provider to pay that provider or a court order that orders you to pay child care in addition to child support. Unless the court order specifies that you are only allowed to spend time with your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: I'm a targeted victim of VOICE TO SKULL TECHNOLOGY. It's NOT " audio delusions" How do I PROVE microwave harassment?

The first night I moved into FAIRLAWN VILLAGE apartment building, I began to hear conversations while I was ALONE in my bedroom. The context of the discussion pertained to my attire, food in the refrigerator, movies I watched, which made me think the owner installed hidden cameras plus audio... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 11, 2024

Because so many experts in the field agree that voice to skull technology does not yet exist at this level, it will be very difficult to prove such harassment unless you can successfully identify who is doing it and get your hands on the equipment.

On the other hand, there is solid...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Family Law for Texas on
Q: My husband's Mother wants him to sign our land over to him without my consent. Can they do that?

His Mother owned the property over 7 years ago. She signed the land and house over to him before we moved onto the property. We moved our mobile home onto the land and built onto it. It is not movable any more. This is our homestead. We have lived here with the land in my husband's name, our... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 11, 2024

Yes, they can do that. Because his mother signed it over to your husband as a gift, the land and house became his separate property which is subject to his sole management and control. He does not need your permission to gift his separate property back to his mother.

You can, of course,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Texas on
Q: What does “order to come” mean after a party doesn’t show up to court for a motion to enter hearing in family court.

The motion to enter was a final order that was agreed to in court on record and approved by judge. We just needed judge,plaintiff and defendant to sign but defendant didn’t show.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 11, 2024

"Order to come" is not a technical legal term with a defined meaning, so that phrase should be given its ordinary and customary meaning in the context in which it is being used.

There is a legal document called an "Order to Appear" which is commonly used to compel a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Texas on
Q: dealership sold me a car with a salvage title and did not tell me nor did they give me the salvage title.

They gave me the original title to car thetefore i was denied a title in my name. We paid cash for the car and paid top dollar $12,000 they also sold us a type of after matket warranty on it, that would be invalid if we had tried to use it. I live in Texas and bought car in Louisisna. It's... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 11, 2024

Because this appears to be a used car, the Lemon law doesn't apply. You should contact an attorney in or near the parish in Louisiana where you purchased the car to pursue a claim against the dealership. They should have disclosed that the vehicle had a salvage title and should have provided... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Estate Planning and Probate for Texas on
Q: Is this true when a widow and late Husband has no children, everything goes to widow in Texas.

My late husband and I had no children, I was told that his employer is plan administrator, trustee, and fiduciary of my late Husband's estate. I have w2's and copies of tax statements, showing my late husband has a retirement plan, differed compensation, and a pension. According to... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 10, 2024

Not entirely.

If a Husband dies without a Will and with no surviving issue (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc.), 100% of the community property in his probate estate and 50% of his separate property in his probate estate passes to his surviving widow. The remaining 50% of...
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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Arkansas on
Q: How do I find out about a murder trial from 1990 in Greene county the details
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 10, 2024

There may be some court records available through the court clerk's office. It is unlikely that a transcript of the trial will still be available. If the murder case was appealed, the attorney handling the appeal for the defendant may have kept a transcript of the trial testimony, but is not... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Do i have to attend a deposition requested by email from the other parties attorney?

I'm wary because its through email and it seems not to be a court order. Just told "oral depositions is a normal discovery procedure authorized by the Florida family rules of procedure. Your attendance at this deposition is mandatory. I am only giving you the courtesy of coordinating it... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 10, 2024

Because you are a party, you are required to appear for deposition when you receive a formal written Notice. Typically, her attorney would contact your attorney to discuss available dates for scheduling. If you do not have an attorney, her attorney would reach out to you for available dates, most... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: How do I collect fees owed me from an attorney who won't pay? (Virginia)

I worked as an expert witness for an attorney. His client disagreed with my expert report and refused to pay the lawyer who retained me. He says he can't pay me unless he sues the client for payment, which he doesn't what to do.

Can I complain to the Virginia Bar? Or is a civil... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 10, 2024

Typically, when an attorney hires an expert witness, he is hiring the expert for a particular litigation matter for a specific client. Unless the expert and the attorney expressly agree otherwise, the attorney is acting as an agent for the client whose identity is usually disclosed to the expert... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Texas on
Q: Can I terminate a property management contract if they fail to notify me as required for any repairs

Contract requires that they notify me if a repair is needed. They failed to notify twice with the new tenant and the repair charges were much higher than it would have cost me to have it fixed. Texas resident

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 10, 2024

It depends on the specific language of the property management contract. Some owners hire property managers so that they will not be bothered with tenant requests for repairs and don't have to deal with vendors to make those repairs. Other owners insist on being given the right to... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Family Law, Legal Malpractice and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: I need a lawyer to represent me suing my family attroney for malpractice

My family lawyer abandoned me right before the hearing I filed a complaint with Texas Bar he is under investigation I also sued him in Distract court as pro se need a lawyer to take over the case and represent me. I have a strong case and also have a witness who witnessed my lawyer abandoned me and... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 10, 2024

You need to look for a competent attorney in or near the county where the hearing was held experienced in the area of legal malpractice. I often handle cases of this nature. My rate of $500 per hour is reasonable and customary in the North Texas area, and if the amount of damages caused by your... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Texas on
Q: I was let go from my new job after 90 day. Because the manager Ivan said with the other manager Ean That in the room

Ivan said i perform my duties because medical condition. Ean shuck his head no after Ivan said that he new that was wrong What can i do

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 10, 2024

If you were fired despite being capable of performing all of your essential job functions solely because of a medical condition, you may have a valid claim for discrimination under the American with Disabilities Act or the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (ADA) depending on the medical condition you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Nebraska on
Q: Is it legal for my employer to activate artificial intelligence in the trucks I drive for them is it unconstitutional
John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Apr 9, 2024

There is no constitutional prohibition on activating artificial intelligence technology in trucks. Artificial intelligence is used by many trucking companies in logistics and route planning to optimize routes, considering factors like traffic patterns, weather conditions, and delivery schedules.... View More

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