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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Land survery found neighbor crossed into my property. It has been over about 40 years. I need help.

Nobody knew this truth until now. The land was bought like this. I don't know what else to say. UPDATE: I just found he attached his wall to my fence. Furthermore, he would not detach his equipment from my fence. I NEED HELP PLEASE.

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Altantic Energy MD LLC hire peoples knocks on people's door claim they can lower your utility bill still you account no.

Go back they switched people over without you knowing it. I cannot afford lawyer I have three kids oldest in college and my light been off over month and gas about off and to hot we can't stay my apartment this this company committed fraud if check into not only they this too.I just want my... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Identity Theft for District of Columbia on
Q: Can I be financially compensated and sue from stress and depression resulting from forgery and a breach of contract?

I am a DC resident, I went to finance a vehicle at a used dealership in Maryland. The dealership works with a finance company in Connecticut. The dealership did not repair issues that were agreed to in writing, the dealership did not provide a title to the finance company and I was unable to... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for District of Columbia on
Q: Do I have a case to sue a bar/lounge.

I visited a lounge with a friend and we ordered a hookah. We had one "round" and the coal died out and the bartender refreshed the coals. After about 2 puffs, as told to me by my friend, I seized. First I started to trimmer sitting in the seat, then a seizure or stroke and I went limp.... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for District of Columbia on
Q: If you are on felony probation in Washington DC and have a new assault charge in virginia what will happen to you?

The assault hearing is before another court case in DC which is a second felony gun possession charge.

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for District of Columbia on
Q: How to rescind a predator trying to loan flip?

Some company is illegally trying to put a loan in my name and My Mom who died 20 years ago. I am married never had a loan. I read up and its called "loan flipping" I was told to get legal assistance to properly rescind this loan as that's illegal. Who can help me? I didn't open... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Can a deed of assignment for no consideration be revoked upon death of the assignor
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answered on Jun 18, 2024

If the assignment of a contractual right is transferred to the assignee, then it is fully executed. Subsequent events do not rescind the transfer.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for District of Columbia on
Q: I need an advise about a closing of a house
Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg
answered on Jun 11, 2024

I’ve written this same answer several times on Quora, and I don’t have enough time to rewrite it, so, I’m offering a re-publication from September 2, 2018:

“Lawyers are supposed to aid in the administration of justice, so here are a few ideas:

1. Ask a lawyer you know and...
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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for District of Columbia on
Q: My boss is threatening to sue me for damages on a customers car I scratched up while driving it into the mechanics shop.

I should clarify, I would be fine getting fired but can't pay for damages, I've worked this place for 9 months and have no prior accidents. The boss is threatening to take me to court of I leave as an attempt to extort. The guy tried to do this by lying about my employment status stating... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 1, 2024

Your comment raises so many issues: 1. an employee is not liable for damages caused by his ordinary negligence (this is why employers carry insurance), 2. You are an employee not an independent contractor, there may be wage issues and more; 3. They are extorting you to remain working in order to... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for District of Columbia on
Q: immigration/marriage questions related to a permanent resident and over-stayed visa

I have immigration/marriage related questions. I'm a U.S. permanent resident and I obtained my green card via EB2. My boyfriend entered U.S. legally via H2B but over stayed more than 5 years. He's currently in U.S. He has never received deportation letter. I plan to seek U.S. citizenship... View More

Carlo Franco L. Borja
Carlo Franco L. Borja
answered on May 28, 2024

Marriage to a green card holder, by itself, will not provide any status protection for him before you become a US citizen but could be a basis for cancellation of removal if other requirements are met. The marriage will not have any negative impact on your future citizenship application. Consult in... View More

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Q: I need an attorney who is willing to work pro bono, take on several gov. Agencies.

I have been collecting evidence. Very solid case. We will win. Much money attached.

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answered on May 15, 2024

I understand you are seeking a pro bono attorney in California to assist with a case against government agencies. However, I want to provide some important information and caveats:

- Most attorneys, even those who take on some pro bono cases, are selective about the cases they take on for...
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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice for District of Columbia on
Q: Am I entitled to compensation for being misdiagnosed?

I was misdiagnosed 3 times by Kaiser, leading to me having DVT and a pulmonary embolism.

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answered on May 10, 2024

More details are needed about the visits, and about any permanent effects.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for District of Columbia on
Q: After dismissal, does a former local State Dep employee ( US Embassy) have the right to review the empl. handbook

If so, under what law would they be eligible?

Matthew T. Famiglietti
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answered on May 7, 2024

First of all, you should have been given a state dept. employee handbook upon your orientation into the state department. So, having access to the state dept. employee handbook should not be a problem. Are you referring to access to your personnel file? If that is the case, then that would be a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Which laws and regulations may apply when dismissing a local employee of the US Embassy?
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answered on May 7, 2024

Generally, an employee who works in the District of Columbia is an at-will employee. This is true for federal, state, and local employees in the District of Columbia. However, the at-will doctrine does not apply if you could prove there was discrimination in your treatment at work or dismissal from... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Municipal Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Snyder vs Us, the recent supreme court case. Can someone give me a summary of what exactly happened in Portage, Indiana?
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answered on May 1, 2024

The Supreme Court case you're asking about, Snyder vs. United States, centers on James Snyder, the former mayor of Portage, Indiana. Snyder was found guilty of federal funds bribery and obstruction. His legal troubles began with accusations of manipulating a bidding process for city garbage... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for District of Columbia on
Q: Does the January 6th attacks count as obstruction of congress?

The attacks delayed them certifying the election due to the fact people stormed through the building. Would that be enough to be considered obstruction? Keep in mind they stole a laptop in an office of the speaker and papers when they were in the chamber.

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answered on May 1, 2024

The January 6th attacks did indeed disrupt Congress's session to certify the 2020 Presidential election results, which raises the question of whether these actions could be classified as obstruction of Congress. The legal definition of obstruction of Congress generally involves acts that... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law and Land Use & Zoning for District of Columbia on
Q: If the amount of homeless exceeds the amount of room in shelters how can homelessness be a crime?

And why is the supreme court taking on this issue? Especially considering its more of a local matter. Are they trying to impose a federal policy? If so how can it be a one size fits all.

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answered on May 1, 2024

When there are more homeless individuals than available shelter spaces, it raises questions about the fairness and legality of criminalizing homelessness. This issue often centers on the fundamental rights of individuals versus public policy and safety concerns. The laws vary by location, but in... View More

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