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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I'm a black man who white woman was pretending I was trying to harm her inside at her place of employment what can I do
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Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 21, 2021

If law enforcement has not contacted you, and you have not been served with court papers, there's nothing to do, unless you would like to complain to her employer. If law enforcement contacts you, say that you wish to hire an attorney before speaking to anyone, then consult a criminal defense... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: I'm pregnant and ate yogurt that was spoiled that I baught today what can I do
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Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 20, 2021

You did not say if you got sick from the yogurt. If you did, and you went to the emergency room or an urgent care center, save the yogurt and promptly consult an attorney. If you did not get sick, your remedy is a refund from the store.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: I signed a tenant release form and now leasing office says I owe the month of july.

Because of harassment, Insults, emotional damage etc from my rommate I decided to leave the premises by the end of july. We both and management agreed to a form that states that I will vacate the premises no later than July 31. It also says that I relinquish my rights to the deposit by signing. My... Read more »

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 14, 2021

So why didn't you add to the written agreement that you owe nothing for July? In this situation, your lease and any written, signed modifications thereto generally control. You might possibly have an argument that you were fraudulently induced to enter into the written agreement, but for the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: What are Missouri inheritance laws as to biological children when the deceased father had remarried?

Father died in 2016 in Missouri. He did leave stocks in a will. A lawyer had contacted me and this has been taken care of. However, doing research on the internet reveals that I, as the biological son, is entitled to a percentage of the estate according to Missouri law. Is this correct?

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 10, 2021

This is a question for a Missouri attorney. Your post is mainly being viewed by Florida attorneys because you are writing from Hudson, Fla. and did not change the location. On the question page, where it says, "I Need Help in this Location (modify if needed)", you should change your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: I was cited a ticket for driving to close, a car was in front of me when he stopped in the flow of traffic attempting

To get in the turning lane that was full

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 10, 2021

You did not ask a question. You must re-post with a question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: am I required to fill the affidavit?

So I had an accident like 4 months ago, where I rear-ended a car but I managed to stop just in time to the point that there was no damage to either car but the lady wanted to call the police anyway. The police arrived and we get a driver to exchange of information, no fire rescue or ambulances were... Read more »

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 9, 2021

No, not required to (if it's not requested via a court document). Whether it would be a good or bad idea to submit the financial affidavit depends on your unique circumstances and your defense strategy. The plaintiff's counsel is likely deciding whether or not to sue you (though suit... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: Hello, can I file a civil lawsuit to a federal district where I live against my federal agency located in other state?

I work from home in Florida but my federal agency located in DC. I filed title vii against my supervisor to eeo. Can I file a civil lawsuit against my agency in Florida federal district court or must be filed in DC where my agency located?

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 8, 2021

Generally, you may sue a defendant where (A) the defendant is located, (B) the subject incident(s) occurred, or (C) at a location agreed upon by the parties by contract. So when you work out of your home for an entity that is in another jurisdiction, there would need to be an analysis of where the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: How can i make a contractor finish the job i hired him for, and commit to the contract?

I hired a contractor for home improvement job, he is not responding and not finishing the job. He already got half the money. The contract says he has to finish everything by end of April 2021, and yet it's not done.

How can i get him to finish the job?

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 6, 2021

This is a recurrent problem with contractors. Deadlines in contracts are NOT legally considered to be strict, enforceable deadlines UNLESS the contract specifies that "time is of the essence" or any similar language (for example, "the parties agree that the deadline in this contract... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Can a contract be voided if you was under the influence?

I don’t remember signing my workers compensation contract after the day I got out of the hospital. I was completely drugged up because I got ran over by a garbage truck. So that means that one of the workers compensation employees had to come by to get me sign their documents. Can I get out of... Read more »

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 5, 2021

You could certainly try. To have a valid contract, you cannot have an impairment causing you to lack the required capacity to enter into a legally-binding contract. Basically, you must be mentally competent, and being drugged up could possibly cause you to temporarily lose the necessary mental... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Q: Can I be fired because I need a break to monitor my blood pressure

Asked for break to check blood pressure made to wait more than hr had to take a few hrs and 3 pills to bring down asked if I need to return to work they told me no stay home. Next morning was fired cause of health concerns

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 5, 2021

The issue here is whether you were unlawfully fired due to a disability. Such a claim could be triggered if you notified your employer that you have a particular diagnosed disability and that you are requesting a reasonable accommodation (that is, a workable solution that is not unduly burdensome... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: I have a contract with a pool company he is half way through and informed up he can’t move forward without a permit

He informed us he isn’t registered in our country to get a permit. The pool was to be completed 6-8 weeks it’s now week 9. What can I do to push him forward?

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 3, 2021

See if you, rather than him, can apply for the permit. If your county/city requires the professional to apply for it, and he has no ability to apply, he should never have contracted with you to begin with. Discuss that issue with him and determine if you can reach some amicable resolution, such... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I had sent a notice to a liquor store not to sell to a loved one and they still did. How do they get charged?

562.50  Habitual drunkards; furnishing intoxicants to, after notice. Police said they are supposed to be charged with a 2nd degree misdemeanor.

Letters were sent certified.

Police at first said they would do something at first, but they wont. Because he is over 21. And they have to... Read more »

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 3, 2021

The reason the police said they must see him buying the liquor in order to arrest the seller is that the crime is classified as a misdemeanor (as opposed to a felony). For most misdemeanor violations, the crime must be committed in the police officer's presence in order to trigger an arrest... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Any lawyers willing to take on a suit against the federal government? Someone worked for the Gov of Florida.

I have a discrimination lawsuit I would like to file. It pertains to preferences of which I can not legally be discriminated against.

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jul 1, 2021

Of course there are; otherwise, no suits would ever be filed against the Federal government! If you happen to be asking if any lawyers viewing your post are willing to take your case, this site does not work that way; it's for lawyers to offer educational information about the questions being... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Florida on
Q: If a municipal planning department negligently acts to pass along for approval to the P&Z commission having jursisdictio

a set of plans which would result in the violation of the rights of the adjacent residents, could that be an actionable offense under 42 USC 1983 ?

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 26, 2021

No, and you really need to schedule a consultation with a land use & zoning attorney to evaluate your situation and explain your legal rights. 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983, which provides a legal cause of action for violation of Federal constitutional or statutory rights, does not apply to complaints... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: I am scheduled for a defamation deposition in Leon County but they are only asking questions about my business.

I am being sued defamation of Character. However, it has now turned into trying to put me out of business. Opposing counsel is only asking about my new business venture and who I am collaborating with. Can I use the 5 amendment because I am certain that another lawsuit will come from my providing... Read more »

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 24, 2021

"Taking the Fifth" is solely to invoke your right against self-incrimination, to prevent potential CRIMINAL prosecution. If your only fear is being sued CIVILLY, the Fifth Amendment does not apply. If opposing counsel is going on a "fishing expedition" for facts that do not... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: If "A" clearly ran a stop sign and t-boned my truck, how can he have insurance without pip? Witnesses -yes Lose my trk

I lose my trk to the towing co. I had basic coverage and shared no responsibility in the crash. I hurt my hip.

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 21, 2021

If the other vehicle is one with 4 wheels, it is not possible for it to have auto insurance that excluded PIP - but in any event, that driver's PIP coverage, if any, would be for the purpose of covering THAT driver's medical bills. It is the LIABLITY coverage of that driver's policy... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: My patner in business said damaging things about my person without proof after i sought to disolve the patnership

He filed his claim after i sought xourt action to disolve the patnership. He never made these claims before and with no proof. Can i countersuit?

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 20, 2021

You seem to be asking if you may countersue your ex-partner for defamation of character strictly for allegations made in a court filing. If that's your question, the answer is no. Allegations made in a court proceeding (a pleading or hearing) are cloaked with immunity from defamation claims.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Florida on
Q: Are they any lawyers on the pro bono list of lawyers whom handle very bad neighbor issues, involving a series of events?

Neighbor issues of on going events of harassment since December 19th-2020 to current. Some involves a fence I paid for $600.00 as I want reimbursement for all the emotional distress and damages he has done to the fence.. He has carpet tacks which he furiously bashed them to fence all across top and... Read more »

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 18, 2021

There is no "pro bono list of lawyers". I suggest you schedule a consultation with a general practice attorney in your area to at least obtain advice, if not also representation that should start with a cease & desist letter.

If you cannot afford to consult or hire a lawyer,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: How get charged murder if was if was beat death

How shoot gun knocked out

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 18, 2021

Your inquiry is not understandable. Perhaps you should get someone to help you type your question.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Updated question to my original painter dogbite situation.

New update on my situation. So a worker I hired to paint my house got bit by my chihuahua shitzu mix dog is from Another country, doesn’t have a green card and is here on asylum. Would they still be able to file a lawsuit against me?

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Charles M. Baron answered on Jun 16, 2021

Yes, if the person is an adult.

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