My brothers lawyer failed to tell him about a 10 yr plea deal. Its been seven years since his conviction where he got life. It was uncovered last year that a email was sent to the lawyer about the 10 plea deal before his trial 17 years ago. A firm filed a post conviction in February to the trial... Read more »
Hi, your question comes up very often. The first to do is to focus on winning the post-conviction petition. Many states have a rule that the plaintiff (former prisoner) has to establish actual innocence before filing a lawsuit. So, I would focus on that requirement before worrying about a...Read more »
Sisters atty encouraged her to propose my eviction in order to sell my late mothers home. My understanding is that I am equal share holder in ownership & cannot be evicted. Also I’m disabled - stroke 4yrs ago. I’ve lived with my mom for 18yrs. When I received this proposed eviction, my... Read more »
August of last year I was in a major car accident in front of a police officer and the carless driver was given a citation while I was taken to the ER. I went to a lawyers office and met with the receptionist who took my statement and got started with therapy right away around December we heard... Read more »
I live in California. We have a legal malpractice claim against two attorneys, one who abandoned our underlying case prior to trial (no Arb in Retainer Agr) & the other who took the case through trial & lost the case (Retainer Agr has Arb clause). The SOL deadline related to the action... Read more »
You must sue both attorneys in one complaint. I'm not a California lawyer as I practice in Illinois, but I am confident that you should sue both attorneys if you believe they committed malpractice. If you sue them separately, each will blame the "empty chair" for the bad result.
You need to hire a lawyer to do a trademark search. Just because its the name of a company does not give it any trademark protection in the United States. Having the name may give you the right to use the name, but you need to do a trademark search first. Hire an experienced intellectual property...Read more »
I was curious if these digital platforms would fall underneath this clause if the manager uploaded the music, because while they are considered DIY platforms, technically they are creating a contract with the distributor whether it's Tunecore, Distrokid, CD Baby etc. Here's the exact... Read more »
Yes, the agreement requires the artist to pay commissions on contracts entered into during the term of the agreement. So if an artist enters into an agreement with medis company X during the term of the agreement, the manager would seek to collect a percentage of that income.
Nope. To be malpractice the error must be significant enough to affect the outcome. Usually, you have to prove that you lost the case as a result of the error. If the error is tiny and can be corrected, there was no malpractice.
I would recommend that you consult with a lawyer in the area of legal ethics or legal malpractice. If that does not give you the answer you request, I recommend that you consult with the State agency that regulates lawyers. In Illinois, that would be the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary...Read more »
Yes, there is a statute of limitations on legal malpractice in every state. Depending on where the client is located and where the lawyer is located, the statute of limitations will vary. For example, Illinois has a two-year statute of limitations while Ohio has a one-year statute of limitations.
An attorney has filed 43 cases in Illinois against multiple anonymous defendants ("Does") in each case. The plaintiff in each case is a different company that sells pornographic “copyrighted” content on the Internet. The attorney then discovers the defendants’ personal... Read more »
A lawyer's settlement demand is not typically considered extortion. Extortion is the attempt to collect a debt by a wrongful threat, such as a threat of force. If you are a defendant in such a case, I recommend that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible. There are lawyers who specialize in...Read more »
Unfortunately there is no database that lists claims against lawyers and the resolution of said claims. Your best bet in Illinois is to check the website of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, www.iardc.org. Otherwise a search on the internet is the best you can do.
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