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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: Is this a remedy in a criminal matter ?Conditional Acceptance, Motion for Discovery, Motion to Dismiss.

Plus taking the exposition of pleading guilty to the facts but not to a crime. This also requires them to PROVE their claims, produce first hand witnesses or injured parties, and require them to prove their bonding information, among other things

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Lemon Law for Oregon on
Q: when purchasing a boat do rules like disclosure, or cancelling the deal come into play

put down payment on boat was told one thing about condition of transmission and found it to be otherwise went to cancel deal within 72 hours and was told that he was going to treat as a failed sale and consider it a voluntary repo and he doesn't have to give my money back when the whole time... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Oct 26, 2021

There is no 72 hr cancellation privilege unless your sales contract provided one. But then there is not one for anything else either (one of the most popular misconceptions by consumers) except under the door to door solicitations rule (if a salesman sells you something at your front door without... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Constitutional Law for North Carolina on
Q: In N.C. , I have a judgement entered against me for a renewal for unpaid personal loan from 1995,

original judgement was 6-04-01, first renewal was 09-23-11, was just curious is that outside the statute of 10 years to get renewal, and latest paper work only shows date of sept 2011 no mention of previous date, amount of loan was approx $3000

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman answered on Oct 12, 2021

If the second lawsuit to collect on the unpaid judgment was filed on or before June 4, 2011 (10 years from the date the first judgment was signed), it does not matter that the second judgment was not entered until July 23, 2011. By the way, they can only renew once. The second judgment entered... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: I paid $12,000 to a broker for sailboat. I am now being told that the boat is for sale “as is” by owner” is this legal?

i was never given a contract from the broker. I have a text message that I sent him and that he responded with an on “ok”. Later when I asked him to respond about some undisclosed issues that were later identified, the “broker” told me that he actually owned the boat (lie). And that it... Read more »

Masoud Jahani
Masoud Jahani answered on Oct 11, 2021

Hi

There is not enough information to answer your question, so I ask few questions below.

Most used boats are sold “as is”, and the buyer usually buys subject to inspection.

If you’ve gone through a broker did they mention to you if you wanted an inspection done on...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Native American Law for North Carolina on
Q: How can my Family Sue for Reparations of Slay

The act of Slavery and Denationalization has erased our history and ability to identify in our indigenous status.. Through Legal Doctrine and the institution of Slavery The United States of America and States thereof are a Party to the Genocide of my people.. The only History that we can trace our... Read more »

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Oct 7, 2021

Any merits of any civil action must be discussed, examined, and explained to prospective Petitioner by an experienced litigant versed in that area of law intimately.

Thus, research, compare and select such professional for a preliminary case assessment before proceeding.

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Washington on
Q: I'm trying to find whom discharged admiralty bonds

I have someone locked up that wants to discharge his admiralty bonds

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 11, 2021

Your question remains open for three weeks, and you may be losing valuable time awaiting a response here. You could reach out to maritime law firms in the Washington area (see the tab above - Find a Lawyer) to discuss. An attorney may want to know more about the events giving rise to any... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Admiralty / Maritime for California on
Q: So I did some work on a boat and the lady didn't pay the full Bill she gave me a portion and told me that's all I get

I have pictures witnesses of the whole ordeal

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 13, 2021

Vessel repairs could create the basis for a maritime lien. You could reach out to a California attorney to review the matter to determine what the best course of action would be. In some cases, such matters are handled as contract actions under state law. An attorney who reviewed the file should be... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Mississippi on
Q: My question relates to maritime law, LHWCA; 33 U.S.C 928

My debate relates to what does the term “employer

and carrier” means in this context?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 29, 2021

Under the statute, the terms are defined as follows...

"The term "employer" means an employer any of whose employees are employed in maritime employment, in whole or in part, upon the navigable waters of the United States (including any adjoining pier, wharf, dry dock,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Tax Law, Traffic Tickets and Admiralty / Maritime for Connecticut on
Q: “Cash price” means the total amount in dollars at which the seller and buyer agreed the seller would transfer unqualifie

“Cash price” means the total amount in dollars at which the seller and buyer agreed the seller would transfer unqualified title to the goods, if the transaction were a cash sale instead of a sale under a retail installment contract.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 23, 2021

A Connecticut attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. There didn't appear to be a question, but possibly an outlining of terms or definitions in a contract. You may have resolved the matter by now, but if not, you could reach out to Connecticut attorneys... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can a marina owner move someones boat to another slip without boat owners permission?

And what are the reprecussions of doing it?

Tom Evans
Tom Evans answered on Aug 21, 2021

This very likely does not involve admiralty or maritime law. Most likely any legal

issue would be a contract question subject to your State law. I recommend you

call a lawyer locally, provide or describe the contract, if any, and look for local lawyers who offer a free initial...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Admiralty / Maritime, Juvenile Law and Municipal Law for Oregon on
Q: Is it legal to dissipate ones assets and terminate ones parental rights and operate during the COVID 19 state shut down?

Is it legal or even right to dissipate a biological parent (the mothers) ; her assets; My funds, my right to be a human-do things like vote, make medical decisions, or be an ABLE body of my own? While under terms of the state shut down,from being a created parent which of whom was not approved of... Read more »

Tom Evans
Tom Evans answered on Aug 8, 2021

Sorry, but your question should be directed to a fanily law or domestic relations attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Divorce and Admiralty / Maritime on
Q: Please v bass do

Free fire ma v bach do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 12, 2021

Something may have gotten left off your post in uploading. You could try reposting the question. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Admiralty / Maritime for Florida on
Q: We are sending material discovered located in our diesel tank for testing. believe an employee put a product in the tank

Our boat was in the yard for repair. We believe a product was placed in the tank to cause harm to us and the boat.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 9, 2021

And what is your question?

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Civil Rights and Environmental for Maryland on
Q: What about my 4th and 5th amendment when the DNR and Coast guard stop you and perform a unwanted search of your vessel
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 5, 2021

The standard on the water is a different one than applied on the nation's roadways with motor vehicles in terms of constitutional law elements. The U.S. Coast Guard has broad powers to board vessels. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Arizona on
Q: Do I need a lawyer to represent me for a class two misdemeanor boating violation in Arizona?

I had no idea it was a criminal offense to let the kids sit on the transom on the back of the boat. This is crazy. Suggestions?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 4, 2021

In terms of suggestions, one option as a starting point is to reach out to a criminal defense attorney in Arizona for an initial consult to discuss the most sensible and cost-effective options, based on the violation. You're correct to include Admiralty - Maritime. But given that you are in... Read more »

Q: Is it illegal to make, possess, and/or sale Paracord crafts such as the monkeys fist.

I've been told something about it is caterized with "Slung-shot devices"

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 22, 2021

A Missouri attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Monkey's fists are illegal in some states, and only a Missouri criminal attorney would be in a position to advise on the law in Missouri. You are correct in what you describe - although the knot was commonly... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime and Adoption for Indiana on
Q: Can I get a case reopened when it did go in front of a judge and my rights was took and my children was adopted out

And I lost my rights when I was in jail and now I got a job and better myself my rights got took in 2020 and I been out of trouble and clean for a year so is there a way I can get them back

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 19, 2021

Your question remains open for two weeks, probably because the Admiralty/Maritime heading you included got in the way of the main issue, which is adoption. Try reposting again, and only choose Adoption and Family Law as categories. If you still don't receive a response, you could reach out to... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Florida on
Q: Federal case regarding Jones Act

This is for a federal Jones Act case. The plaintiff ....

THe dismissal was 'dismissed without prejudice for lack of prosecution'. It didn't show up in the details

Editing this for more details... of course yes she has tried reaching out to other counsel but running... Read more »

Raul G. Delgado II
Raul G. Delgado II answered on May 5, 2021

Under these circumstances, it sounds like she may have a good argument to get the dismissal vacated if the basis behind the dismissal is because of former counsel's inattention and not the individual personally. There is no black and white answer because it seems as if there are a lot of... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Business Law, Civil Rights and Collections for Florida on
Q: Can I chain a customers boat to the dock for non payment?

I own a commercial diving business that does underwater hull cleaning and yacht maintenance. I had a customer bring his boat to the marina where I am currently staying on my own boat. After I took care of his boat he didn't show up to pay me or get his boat at the time we agreed. Rather than... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 3, 2021

Only a Florida attorney could advise you on your specific question. But you posted under Admiralty/Maritime Law, and under U.S. maritime law, a remedy that is sometimes applied in settings where vessel interests owe money is a maritime lien. This comes up in ship mortgages, vessel collisions, crew... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Washington on
Q: What is the proper way to go about transferring a stimulus relief payment that was issued to the wrong person?

My client is a fisherman and owner of a boat/company. He went on a temporary medical leave and transferred the name on his business permit to a long term employee. The employee subsequently filed an application for the seafood trade relief program. He obtained a near $18,000 check from the USDA,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 14, 2021

I'm sorry your question remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could reach out to tax attorneys in Washington State. There's a link above (Find-a-Lawyer), or you could search online on your own. Maritime attorneys aren't likely to know about the issues you raise - a tax... Read more »

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