The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals confirmed a lower court ruling on a civil case where the ligation amount is about $1500. There was no written opinion, just the ruling. The ruling listed three case citations and one section of the Code of Alabama. Two of the case cited are irrelevant, the third... View More
berry-pratt sold EVERYTHING my sister owned and took over all her finances and medical business. NEVER told me (the only living relative) until she called about asking if Joy has a burial plot. Had alreadt placed her in an assisted living facility with no access to long distance phone calls or... View More
He did not serve me properly. He filed in the wrong court. Yet the judge took it anyways. What do I do now? This shouldn't of been in Civil court at all. The judge in the appeal court never heard any of my testimony. Nor looked at any of my documents. I'm not sure if my attorney even... View More
If you are currently represented by your original lawyer, you must seek advice from that person. There may be answers in response to your concerns and an appropriate course of action. If you seek new counsel, much more information is necessary. A new lawyer will need to review all documents and...View More
I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Was the harassment related the the employer's business or was it personal? Was the harassment for the employer's benefit? Please provide more details or speak directly with an experienced attorney regarding your rights and options. I wish you the best.
We have made monthly payments, including homeowners and have been paying property tax. The only paperwork we signed was promissory note and vendor's lien deed. The vendor's lien does say the grantor was to have filed deed with the courthouse. Now we are finding that potentially this was... View More
He worked all day Tuesday 1/11/23. They did not contact him until 3 hours after he got home saying he was under investigation. The only thing they tell us is that someone reported it. There are no cameras and they didn't even bother to stop him at work to verify that day. He did no such thing.... View More
The state is Alabama. The Plaintiff is pro se, still waiting on an answer from the Defendant and has just moved to a new house (same county & state). Im just wondering if i should maybe write a simple letter of notice and file it with the case, or what. I scoured the local rules and everything... View More
I assume that you are the pro se plaintiff. If so, you need to notify the Clerk of Court of your new address. You can do so my sending a note to the Clerk requesting that your address be updated. It would be wise to notify the defendant of the change. If the defendant has already been served with...View More
I contacted an appellate attorney for consideration of a civil appeal/post-trial actions, but they said they couldn't discuss anything with me according to AL law, because I was already represented. Is there an official way to sever relations with my current attorney? I am concerned about the... View More
Normally, you are simply going to terminate the lawyer. This ends the relationship. It might, however, be wise to seek the lawyer's advice regarding an attorney for the appeal. It may be difficult to find another attorney within the time limits for appeal if you have terminated one attorney.
I am in the process of hiring a lawyer on a contigency fee basis, to sue for tortious conduct for interference of a body. emtional distress, etc. What is the normal/good percentage for a lawyer for such a case?
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It depends what the document you mention is. If it is correspondence and you suspect the signature is forged or that the document is otherwise not legitimate, you could pick up the phone and ask the attorney if...View More
Without more information this question is going to be difficult to answer accurately.
The general purpose of civil law is to place people back in the position they would have been in had the tortious act not occurred. Compensatory damages are designed to compensate the person for their...View More
It is possible that you have a claim against the state for what is called inverse condemnation. The state is generally not permitted to take or destroy private property without going through a formal condemnation procedure. However, the law is very technical as to what is considered a regulatory...View More
He calls, texts, and has sent things to my job. After being told not too. Im starting fear for my safety. He has incriminating text and pictures that support the affair but I also have text and emails asking him to stop contacting me.
You may want to take a look at the crime of Stalking Second Degree, which states, in the relevant part, that if a person intentionally acts with an improper purpose, repeatedly harassed, telephoned, or initiated communication with another person and caused that person to reasonably fear for that...View More
Someone who doesn’t like me comes by my house regularly and blows train horns that he has hooked up to his truck and recently spooked my horse. My horse ran into the side of our barn due to this. We’ve reported him to the police for running me off the road and harassment but they say there is... View More
You can look into if your city or county has a local noise ordinance, but if the police refuse to enforce it that may be a problem. You may want to call the city attorney or district attorney to discuss the matter.
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