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2 Answers | Asked in Environmental, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: A neighbor has dammed and rerouted water way with dozer and excavator. Altering flood plain and threatening residence.
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Sep 16, 2021

Adjoining landowners are entitled to adjacent and subjacent support of their real property. But to prove this Tort will be difficult. Some type of engineer will be a necessary expert witness here. Also contractors will have to testify as to the costs of restoring the land, that is a large part... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas on
Q: I have black mold in my apartment. Black comes off my furniture when I dust, comes off my mirrors, it is even inside m

There are black at times in my cabinets on dishes. I have been hoarse, respiratory problems and memory loss since here. I have told maintenance and they said it was from candles. I have pics from inside my air unit. What can I do? My eyes constantly burn.

0 Answers | Asked in Environmental for Arizona on
Q: In Arizona, Phoenix in particular, Is there a sound amplifier level that is against the law?

I have been to a Church in Phoenix where the amplification levels of the music and spoken word has been at or near 100db, maybe even higher.

0 Answers | Asked in Environmental for Michigan on
Q: I am curious about how to go about making a manufacturer mitigate or eliminate the noise that they create.

The business is a metal stamping manufacturer. I believe the geography of their location (on a ravine with a creek, across from a large neighborhood developed in the early 60s) makes the noise amplify and echo. I also believe that the company has not sound proofed enough nor taken their location... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Environmental for Colorado on
Q: Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act

I am wondering if it is possible to sue a residential neighbor for cigarette smoke that enters the indoor of my living unit. The smoke originates from the outside (his porch) but is entering the indoor area of my unit and forces me to close windows. Not being able to keep windows open is causing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Construction Law, Criminal Law and Environmental for Oklahoma on
Q: What is the law about distance of a dispensary to a baseball field in Oklahoma?

Distance of baseball field to dispensary

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 7, 2021

There is not one. The limitation is in reference to a public or private school, so unless this baseball field is on school property, then there is no restriction currently.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Government Contracts and Environmental for Oklahoma on
Q: Do I have the right to refuse permission to a "consultant" (working for the State of Oklahoma Dept of Transportation) to

enter my ranch to perform scientific studies in regards to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)? I think they want to perform some visuals and exploratory diggings for archeological artifacts and other things for a new roadway they want to put on my property. It infers in Title 21-1835.2... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Rights and Environmental for Michigan on
Q: have a general question about noise. I have very sensitive hearing and autism and other disorders. I've contacted the bu

have a general question about noise. I have very sensitive hearing and autism and other disorders. I've contacted the business and the police about the noise but unfortunately it's gone on deaf ears. They keep playing music outside that's pounding and I'm right behind their... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 3, 2021

You could try contacting the city's neighborhood / code enforcement section. If the offending property is a business, there could be some abatement issues they could consider. But if the noise falls within the city's code concerning noise (e.g. it's within prescribed reason, etc.),... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Environmental and Land Use & Zoning for Connecticut on
Q: Hello, there is a business a block away from our home that is operating with a grandfathered deed in a residential zone.

They make a lot noise to the extent that we can hear it loudly inside the house during the day. The city says they can do nothing as the business is allowed to operate. I wonder if we can force the city to act based on the noise ordinance. This is city of Stamford in CT.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Environmental and Land Use & Zoning on
Q: is it legal to build a warehouse primarily used for manufacturing steel frames that make alot of noise in a rural area

they start working at 7:30 in the mornings until 05:00 in the afternoon and a few people have been asking them to do it somewhere else but they said its there property so they are allowed to do so as they please.

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Missouri on
Q: I have photographs of when bed bugs attacked me at a Best Western and the Best Western would refuse me a different room

Or my money back.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Aug 26, 2021

I'm sorry that happened to you. It is not going to make financial sense to pay an attorney to sue for a night's stay. You can file your own lawsuit in small claims court.

0 Answers | Asked in Agricultural Law, Energy, Oil and Gas, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: If they want to come inside (pre blast survey) can I say no?

They are blasting within 300 ft. I don’t really want anyone coming in. Can I tell them they can survey the outside? I also rent but I don’t think they’ve contacted the actual landlords.

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental and Intellectual Property for New Mexico on
Q: Water from another property keeps destroying my property when it rains what and how do I go about fixing this

Coming off there roof out the back side of fence down the desert and out and tro my yard do I sue them are the city

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 11, 2021

A New Mexico attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could reach out to an attorney in your state who is familiar with the riparian rights/surface water run-off doctrines in your jurisdiction. These can vary across different parts of the nation.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Q: I’ve used their conditioners everyday for years. The tea tree mint and argan oil of Morocco.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 6, 2021

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. If you are inquiring about a product-based matter, you could reach out to attorneys under the Products Liability heading (see the Find-a-Lawyer tab above). You could also search attorney listings independently. Good... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Domestic Violence, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can I sue my building if my room keeps flooding since I moved in

I live in a single room occupancy its very unhealthy for me I was also going thru an domestic violence and when I asked repeatedly to move and even contacted victims of violent crime and the women's against violent acts the building management pretended to move me to another unit in the... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 7, 2021

more info is needed.

clearly, this facility is not up to code.

you have an inherent promise of habitability when you move somewhere.

you can go to small claims; report to state and city etc

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Q: Wrong size natural gas pipe in kitchen ? Who is responsible ?

Recently we moved into a 2004 8 story condo in IL without an inspection. We noticed that we were getting a very low pressure and after a while an orange flame started to be visible. I contacted the management and board who said that nobody else in the building had similar issue and since it only... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 27, 2021

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. You could try asking the City, but it seems unlikely they would become involved in a private dispute involving an HOA where an owner had opportunity for inspection. In terms of public authorities, you could check... Read more »

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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Q: I Want to Open Hydrogen Station, I wanted to Know about its Legal Formalities etc. In USA
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 28, 2021

A California attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. It could be difficult for any attorney to meaningfully advise on the formalities you ask about in the brief format of this forum. There are many things to consider, whether from an intellectual property standpoint... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental and Land Use & Zoning on
Q: I have a water leak in my bathroom , the unit above won’t fix it and the building management says they won’t either

If the unit above is responsible for it how can I get them to fix it

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 28, 2021

You could continue to await a response, but you'll have better chances of meaningful input if you repost and add Landlord-Tenant as a category. There's no need to include personal information, but it would help to include a state - L-T law is state-specific. There's no guarantee that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Environmental on
Q: Dear Sir/ Madam I was in Brent borough London and was feeding the birds.The birds ate up all in front of us.

Dear Sir/ Madam

I was in Brent borough London and was feeding the birds.The birds ate up all in front of us. Nothing left. In the meantime

Two council people approached me and said it's an offence .

Under sec 87 littering. I stopped immediately.

They took my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 20, 2021

I'm sorry this happened to you. There's no point losing time waiting for a response here - this site is essentially U.S.-based attorneys and U.S.-based law You could reach out to attorneys/solicitors in London. But first read the instructions on the ticket/FPN/post carefully and try to... Read more »

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