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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Alabama on
Q: Can an 18 year old retain an attoney in Alabama?
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Terrence Rubino answered on Nov 15, 2011

yes. if it is for a wrongful death case that happened in alabama you need to conatact an alabama lawyer. i have worked on cases with charlie crowder and lea watson and they are two of the finest lawyers i have had the priviledge of knowing. good luck and roll tide!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Do you have to continue child support if a child decides to live at one house and that house is financially responsible?
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Terrence Rubino answered on Nov 12, 2011

you have to continue to pay child support so long as the court order of support is in effect.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for North Carolina on
Q: How do you report a lawyer for practices that have been paid for that the lawyer never handled?
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Terrence Rubino answered on Nov 8, 2011

i understand your question to be that you paid a lawyer to do something and the lawyer did not do it. lawyers have many varied ethical duties. these duties vary from state to state but basically involve honesty. each state has a disciplinary commission or board that governs the conduct of lawyers.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: 18 years ago we owned and insured a rental prop. Now we are being sued for lead paint. Ins. won't defend. Legal?
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Terrence Rubino answered on Nov 8, 2011

valid claim or not, you need to promptly hire a maryland lawyer to defend you and investigate whether there is any insurance coverage for you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Alabama on
Q: How can my husband be named in a lawsuit against the company he works for over and accidental death?

My husband was the plant manager with a company in Alabama. A security guard (not an employee of the same company) walked in front of a moving vehicle and was severely injured and died on route to the hospital. The deceased's daughter has filed suit. I was told that in Alabama, someone has... Read more »

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Terrence Rubino answered on Nov 8, 2011

stop fretting! it sounds like the company and your husband, as its employee/agent, are being sued in civil court for money damages. the company and or its insurance compnay will be responsible for any monetary damages. it doesn't even remotely sound like a crimianl case which is a different... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Mississippi on
Q: Does a hospital lien attach to a wrongful death settlement in Mississippi
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Terrence Rubino answered on Nov 8, 2011

i don't practice in miss. but if the bills are for the decedent, the hospital lien probably attaches. the lawyer handling the case would be in the best position to answer this.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Indiana on
Q: I just lost all of my money in a poker game. i lost EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR!!! do i need a bankruptcy lawyer?
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Terrence Rubino answered on Oct 27, 2011

not necessarily. first what you need to do is stop gambling - you won't get even but will get even worse. second, go to work, make money and prioritize what debts and expenses you pay with a view towards paying everyone in full. try to make arangements with your creditors. third, if your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: I live in TN. Can I sue outside contractor that caused my injury at work?
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Terrence Rubino answered on Oct 26, 2011

the short answer is yes. against your employer you will probably be limited to workers comp.. idk florida or tn law but the states are pretty uniform in that regard as well as being able to sue a "third-party" who caused the injury - the outside contactor. you need to get a lawyer from... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: When settling a PI case, do I demand the amount of the hospital bill, the amount my health insurer paid, or the amount I

Paid out of pocket. Accident occurred in Virginia.

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Terrence Rubino answered on Oct 26, 2011

each state and every case is different. i only know indiana and illinois and those two states are different re medical bills. typically, if you are injured due to the fault of another, that person's insurance company may want to settle the claim. insurance companies do not give money away and... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: Would it be legal to give a cop the middle finger?
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Terrence Rubino answered on Oct 26, 2011

it would be very stupid to do so. if you are thinking about it - DON'T !

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Indiana on
Q: COMCAST has contacted me at my home in Texas saying I have been sued in US District Court- Southern District of Indiana

As a John Doe. COMCAST has been subpoenaed for my name and address. I have never had an account with Comcast, nor have I ever lived in Indiana. How should I proceed?

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Terrence Rubino answered on Aug 31, 2011

this doesn't sound right. if you have been served with a summons or received one in the mail then you have to get a lawyer. however if you haven't i personally wouldn't worry about it. you can call the district court clerk in indianapolis and ask. if there is a case naming you they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Indiana on
Q: Do I Need a slander attorney?

My husband was recently accused of racial discrimination at work. After an investigation, he was cleared of all wrong doing. Now, the guy who made the claim is trying to sue us through civil court. Do we have a case for slander or defamation? We do have documentation that he is making untrue... Read more »

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Terrence Rubino answered on Aug 31, 2011

most importantly, you need to defend the civil case. in that case your lawyer may chose to assert a counterclaim on your husband's behalf against the accuser. there is strategy involved in doing so or not and your lawyer may think it better not to. he/she is in the best position to guide you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Texas on
Q: After lawsuit settlemt does medicar/tricare receiveaii moneys fromsettlement

Dallas tex

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Terrence Rubino answered on Aug 30, 2011

medicare definitely does have a lien on the settlement. it will negotiate its lien and usually reduce it by at least 1/3. the biggest problem we face with medicare on indiana and illinois cases is that it is inefficient and very slow. good luck.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: Can I file a personal injury lawsuit against a county in the state of virginia for a dangerous sidewalk?

Fall on a uneven sidewalk

Terrence Rubino
Terrence Rubino answered on Aug 30, 2011

maybe. you need to call a virginia lawyer who does injury cases. in indiana the answer is a definite yes and we have been involved on both ends, suing and defending. against governmental agencies there are usually short time limitations so don't delay. good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Indiana on
Q: Can judgment in court stand if not properly notified ?
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Terrence Rubino answered on Aug 29, 2011

in order for a judgment to be valid there would have to be proper service of process (summons). this varies on the type of case and the circumstances. sometimes it can be by leaving the summons at the residence with someone 13 or over, certified mail and sometimes even publication. you should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Indiana on
Q: Can a leagl guardian of elderly person take money from her Social Security without courts permission?
Terrence Rubino
Terrence Rubino answered on Aug 26, 2011

it depends on the terms of the guardianship but either way the person should have to account for it. you are welcome to call our ken wilk and over the phone he should be able to answer any specific question. there is no charge for just calling.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Are the owner of a vehicle and driver sued differently in the case of an auto accident? If they are served individually?

My sister in law was in an accident driving my vehicle. The owner is now suing us for over $25,000 3 years later. Will we be tried together or separately for this? No one was given a ticket because the Police Officer could not determine who was at fault. Our insurance company already paid the... Read more »

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Terrence Rubino answered on Aug 22, 2011

you need to turn the suit papers over to the auto insurance carrier that you had at the time of the accident. they should hire a lawyer for you. typically an owner is only liable if he/she negligently entrusted a driver with the car or the driver was on an errand for the owner. both will be tried... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Illinois on
Q: Can I sue a person who broke my arm after I signed a waiver if i was under the influence of Norco and under duress.
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Terrence Rubino answered on Aug 22, 2011

maybe. it just depends on the facts. waivers are narrowly construed and not always valid. you are welcome to contact our jon remijas at 312 526 5250 for a free tx consult.you can tell him i told you to call.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for New Mexico on
Q: Do I need an attorney to file a notice of claim against the city?

A city employee totaled my car, and my daughter, who was driving, was injured and is receiving medical care. I was told that I have 90 days in which to file a notice of claim under NM statute 41-4-16 if I believe that the medical expenses will exceed the allowed coverage under my auto insurance... Read more »

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Terrence Rubino answered on Aug 22, 2011

you should obtain a lawyer in NM to do the case. idk NM law but can assure you that indiana has a similar statute and it is filled with problems for the unwary. if the notice doesn't comply with your statute it may be invalid and then your case will be barred. lawyers typically give free... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: Iron Workers' Mid-America Pension Plan et al v. Area Erectors, Inc. et al ... Real Property > Foreclosurewhat is case?

Why would a Pension plan foreclose on a steel erector wouldn't they just sue for back benefits

Terrence Rubino
Terrence Rubino answered on Aug 17, 2011

it sounds as though a steel erector didn't pay the benefits due to the union. (you are probably a member of local 1) usually it is a suit for money damages. forclosure means that the union must have secured the indebtness of the erector by a note and lien on some real estate the erector owned.... Read more »

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