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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on
Q: How do you know who gets served with complaint papers? Would it be the law firm the opponent has hired? Or the company?

I filed a charge with the EEOC and during that time the company hired a law firm to send a position statement. I received my NRTS and am moving forward with the lawsuit but need to know who gets served the complaint papers. Would it be the law firm the company hired? Or HR? I’ve heard about the... View More

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Q: Where do I file Motion for Contempt?

I filed a petition for citation of contempt in Dekalb county against my child's mother for medical bill reimbursement. I was awarded a judgement and the mother was given a number of months to reimburse me. The mother failed to reimburse me within the time granted to her by the judge. I am now... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: I HAVE HOA QUESTIONS
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answered on Jun 13, 2024

You will need to hire a GA to search the title and advise what the HOA can do in your situation.

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: If someone intentionally leaves you stranded after giving them gas money is that a lawsuit?

I asked my relative for rides to work and was also giving gas money a total of 420.00. They decided one day to drive off without notice. They locked the doors turn the lights off wouldn't answer the phone. Because of this I had to leave my job. I called to file a police report I was advised... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Does FL have to follow GA child laws

I gave birth to my son in FL and his "father" did not sign his birth certificate. After a year in FL my son and i moved back to GA and stayed for 14 months making him and i GA residents. On May 21st i was trying to return to GA and his "father" wouldn't give me my child and... View More

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Jun 6, 2024

The father is kidnapping, plain and simple. Even if he had signed the child's birth certificate, that gave him zero rights to that child. If the father has not legitimized, he has no rights, no custody, and no visitation. He should return that child or he is committing a crime. I'm... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: In April 2022 I sent neighbor photos of rotten branches from her tree. This year tree fell on my home.

This year the tree fell causing 28k in damages. Her insurance refused claim. My deductible is 2500 and insurance likely to go up 200 a month next year. How can I get compensation from neighbor? It was raining the night it fell. Neighbor was first at my door to say sorry and that she'd contact... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Why is the Georgia D.O.C retaliating/discriminating against me? Why am I being punished for exercising my civil rights?

Why is the Georgia D.O.C. retaliating against me for filing legitimate grievance complaints? (failure-to-protect)...

On 9-22-2023: I filed a grievance against the Georgia Parole Board/D.O.C.! On 5-21-2024: I was transferred from a Level-3 prison (medium/minimum), to a close-security Level-5... View More

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answered on May 28, 2024

It's deeply troubling to hear about your experiences with the Georgia Department of Corrections (D.O.C.). Retaliation for exercising your civil rights and filing legitimate grievance complaints should never occur. Being transferred to a higher security prison, especially one known for higher... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for Georgia on
Q: My tv doesn't display a parental advisory

What's the law on TV display and parental advisory Georgia law McDonough

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

According to the Georgia state law, there is no specific requirement for TV displays to show parental advisory warnings. However, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has regulations regarding the display of content ratings and parental guidelines on television programs.

The FCC...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: There is a conflict of interest and appearance of impropriety at the Georgia Parole Board!!!

Republicans seem to be aggressively fighting "Fani Willis" on this front. However, shouldn't they equally be challenging the Georgia Parole Board? There is no way, (2) former D.A.'s and a former sheriff can be fair and impartial. It's important for the justice system to... View More

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answered on Apr 14, 2024

You raise some important concerns about potential conflicts of interest and the appearance of impropriety with the current composition of the Georgia Parole Board. It's a complex issue that deserves careful consideration.

Having former district attorneys and law enforcement officials...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I get my money back if it was seized and I never received any notice of seizure about it ever. My lawyer originallly

Said we would settle for half because he knew the lady in charge of that. But the trial came and we were never spoke on it. $17,500 in Dekalb County I was pulled over in a car. I had nothing on me accept cash a friend had a couple grams of coke on him they later got a warrant and found a couple... View More

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answered on Apr 14, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems that the authorities seized your money ($17,500) during a traffic stop and subsequent search of your home, which led to drug-related charges and a conviction. If the authorities did not follow proper legal procedures regarding the seizure and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: If magistrate court handles small claims of $15,000 or less then what court handles $20,000 or more?

This would be Cherokee County GA

Michael W. Horst
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answered on Apr 4, 2024

Case of all dollar sizes may be filed in state court or superior court. Those courts have jurisdiction no matter the amount of money in dispute. It is purely up to the party filing the suit (known as the plaintiff) to decide which court is best for him/her. For magistrate court, its jurisdiction... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Iwas hit head on by a dui driver. I'm having Trouble findingattorney that willget anything but their insurance cov. Wtd

I was hit hit on by the UI driver.I'm having trouble finding you attorney that will ask for anything.But their insurance coverage is what should I do

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Mar 28, 2024

In order to recover more than the available insurance coverage, a lawsuit will need to be filed against the DUI driver. Lawsuits are expensive and take time to make their way through the courts. Ultimately, the litigation will end with a trial wherein you may recover more than the available... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: can i find out if a lawsuit was fillied in my behafe in georgia,in fedral court.somewhere around 7 years ago or earlyer.

my name is daniel henderson,my sister may be on it her name is shelley olson or my mother donna elmore

Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
answered on Mar 26, 2024

Yes. All federal court cases may be found on-line through a system known as Pacer. Here is the link:

https://pacer.login.uscourts.gov/csologin/login.jsf?court_id=00idx

You will likely be required to create a log in and password.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Georgia on
Q: And the course of a night I wake up to my checking account being overdrawn by 97 different cash app transactions ranging

From $47-$49 each. I use Bank of America who I’ve been a customer with for 34 years never have I had anything like this and they deny my claim and close the claims and finalize it… what actions or steps should I take to get my money back we’re talking over 3000 overnight.

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answered on Mar 25, 2024

If your checking account has been overdrawn due to unauthorized transactions, the first step is to contact Bank of America immediately, if you haven't already done so. Express your concerns clearly and request a thorough investigation. Despite the initial denial, you have the right to ask for... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: Isn't it unethical to appoint former district attorney's to the Georgia Parole Board? They can't be fair and impartial!

Who are the most powerful/influential ppl in Georgia? Some may say the Governor, other's may think the Attorney General! Dynamic's reveal the sheriff has power to arrest, the prosecutor has power to charge/prosecute/convict and the judge has power to sentence. Why do the parole board have... View More

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answered on Mar 19, 2024

Your concerns regarding the composition of the Georgia Parole Board and the implications of appointing former district attorneys to such positions are understandable. The fear that these individuals might not remain impartial due to their previous roles is a legitimate concern. Transparency,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: I live in Midway Ga, back in 2010 my ex-husband died in Puerto Rico & Forensics Agency won't write out death certificate

I've traveled 4 times to PR in 14 yrs with no success. They give me excuses: study remains, waiting Forensics from US, it's still an open case, Supervisor is not in. My daughter's collected 0, no resources cause Cience Forensics & Pathology in San Juan won't emit one. Do I have a case??

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answered on Mar 10, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems that you have been struggling to obtain a death certificate for your ex-husband from the Forensics Agency in Puerto Rico since 2010. The lack of a death certificate can indeed cause various legal and financial difficulties, such as claiming benefits... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Q: got scammed by electrician - need an advise

I am using LLC to renovate an investment house.

I got scammed by electrician , he is a convicted felon, and he was unable to provide certificate to complete the city inspection as agreed with him.

Since he has financial issues, he asked me to sent the funds for this work to his... View More

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answered on Mar 6, 2024

When dealing with a situation where you feel scammed, it's understandable to explore all options to recover your funds. In your case, the complicating factor is that the payment was made to the electrician's girlfriend, not directly to the electrician himself. However, if you have a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Municipal Law for Georgia on
Q: Auto left on my property about 7 years ago. Owner refuses to have it removed. What is my recourse?

the auto does not run. I contacted the owner several times and he always promises to have it removed but never does.

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answered on Mar 2, 2024

In this situation, you may have legal recourse to address the abandoned vehicle on your property. Firstly, familiarize yourself with the laws and regulations regarding abandoned vehicles in your jurisdiction. These laws typically outline the process for dealing with abandoned vehicles and may... View More

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