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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Indiana on
Q: Is there a form I can use to request that a court case file be sealed? I was the plaintiff and my crappy attorney ended

up causing the defendants' attorney to submit (file?) discovery responses to the court. Those were personal and I never should have provided them, because my attorney basically stopped working for me after he dumped 20 pages of discovery on me. I would like these personal answers and some... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: I am looking for a lawyer to cancel a rent to own lease, that the company will not cancel

I have done everything the company has asked for in terms of getting it cancelled, i mailed back the products i could mail back, and filed a police report for one of the items that is missing. I sent them the police report twice that i received from the police, i forwarded the email the first time... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: My sister passed away & my leasing company asked for the obituary because I wasn’t able to make payment on due date.

I’m in a car lease & my sister passed away & I had to leave state & couldn’t make the payment on due date. They responded with sorry for your loss we hate to ask but can you provide the obituary from the funeral. Not only that I found out that my car mileage had been set back. I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Indiana on
Q: If a property management company made a press release saying I am damaging property and violating my lease libel?

I exposed a company and there was a media story on said company involving me and other tenants. In response, the company made a press release stating that I am a problem tenant that violates my lease and damages property. None of this is true and I was shocked. Do I have a case to sue for libel... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation and Probate for Indiana on
Q: Can I file a civil suit against the personal representative for damages they caused to the estate?

The P.R. allowed extensive damages to properties, vehicles, stole/sold items w/o Courts approval. Can I, as an heir, file a civil suit against the person acting as the Personal Representative

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: Am I required to follow stipulations placed on me by my parole officer?

Neither the Indiana parole board nor any member of the board approved the special stipulations. Am I still required to follow those stipulations? I asked a court for an order of protection today.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Indiana on
Q: Does the dog owner still have to pay the full vet bill from a dog attack if you made a Fundraiser for emergency help?

My dog was attacked we emptied our bank account to pay the bill because the owner of the other dogs couldn't pay upfront. I got a fundraiser to help us in our time of need. Now she feels she doesn't have to cover the full amount. Is she still entitled to pay the full amount?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Mar 5, 2022

To be "entitled" is to have the right. She has the "right" to pay but NOT the obligation. The fundraiser collected money for the dog's vet bills. That money MUST be used to pay the vet. She is obligated to pay ONLY the shortfall between what you raised and what you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Indiana on
Q: I just got a notice from the plaintiff for a deposition. A hearing for a motion to dismiss is scheduled. Do I go anyway

It is a civil tort case. The plaintiff served me by publication and I have yet to see his original complaint, yet still just got sent a notice for deposition. The plaintiff even included costs of deposition. Do I have to go? There’s a hearing for a motion to dismiss scheduled and the courts... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Mar 1, 2022

If you are the defendant and you filed a Motion to dismiss, you must be represented by counsel. ASK YOUR ATTORNEY. In general, refusal to obey a subpoena places you in contempt of the court that issued the subpoena. Failure to obey the subpoena can result in multiple penalties which may include... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Indiana on
Q: Where can find Indiana statutes regarding vicarious liability in civil law?
Michael Ray Smith
Michael Ray Smith answered on Feb 11, 2022

There are all sorts of types of vicarious liability, so there's not one single answer, but most law on vicarious liability is case law, not statutory. That means the principles have been established by written, published decisiohns appellate courts -- in Indiana, the Indiana Court of Appeals... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Indiana on
Q: Need help have court today and I'm not sure what to do insurance company suing me for almost 8,000 I was in accident

11/10/19 at fault no insurance

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Sep 23, 2021

There is nothing that you can do. You had no insurance so the other driver processed a claim under their uninsured motorist coverage (UM). Now their insurance is seeking a judgment against you which they will get. Your only choice is to enter into some voluntary repayment, have the court garnish... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Collections for Indiana on
Q: I wrapped a huge rv for a company.Spent every dime I was given on vinyl and installers and a garage large enough to fit

The rv and then the clients didn't like the rv outcome told me to remove all that was done and now they say I can have criminal charges how so?They didn't like the outcome and said remove.I spent all the money given on this wrap to now I feel I need to file bankruptcy.I have no money to... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 18, 2021

There is no criminal conduct in what you described. Cease all communications with them. There is no money to refund.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Indiana on
Q: Before a plaintiff can recover for proximate cause what must the plaintiff prove?

The proximate cause theory of liability was used to convict somebody; what must the plaintiff prove before the paints can use proximate cause theory as basis for his/her case?

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano answered on Sep 3, 2021

One way is to establish that whatever happened was reasonably foreseeable given the Defendant's actions or failure to act.

"Conviction" refers to Criminal law, only."

If you were looking for something different, please re-write the question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Collections and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: Since covid 19 started well little but after i have been unable to pay my credit cards and 1 loan, i have moved how can

Find out if there is a summons for me or court date in Indiana

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 13, 2021

Call the court in the county in which you live.

1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Libel & Slander, Civil Litigation and Elder Law for Indiana on
Q: If you fill out a personal check wrong is it a crime? Can someone turn it around and make it a crime?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 10, 2021

If someone made innocent errors in filling out a check, it would not generally be considered crime. If the errors were material and they were deliberately made with the intent to deceive the payee or to deceive the financial institution, those could amount to crimes, depending on applicable... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Indiana on
Q: Can I get sued for breaking lease for unsafe living conditions?

My landlord rented us a house in September. We signed a year lease. It only had window ac unit as air conditioning. He wrote in lease he would not fix ac unit. We told him it had mold and he refused to fix. We told him we were moving out and was out by October 3rd. He is now trying to sue for... Read more »

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Dec 30, 2020

You will need to defend against the lawsuit, based on the claim that the landlord failed to provide suitable living conditions to you, which is required under statute. See Indiana Code 32-31-8-5.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Indiana on
Q: What laws are broken in the theft of a communication device creating a safety risk?

I live in Indiana, the device was taken from a minor and is used to ensure safety by making sure she can remain in contact with a parent when playing with a group of friends a short distance from home at a playground, about half a block away from home. A teenager has been taking it from her to... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Nov 19, 2020

Have you called the police about this?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Hi I have an initial hearing scheduled for this wed 10/21 and have no representation for the hearing.

This is to set initial custody child support etc.

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Oct 20, 2020

You should consider contacting one of the lawyers on Justia to see if you can set up a brief consultation to review your matter. Having representation for a case like this can be very helpful. If you cannot find an attorney by the time of tomorrow's hearing, you can ask the court for a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Indiana on
Q: How can a trial date be set before a pretrial conference?

Son was jailed for DV, bailed out, as a court date 10/26. Was informed today9/8 that there's a jury trial set for 1/2021. His ex-gf/ babies mother has told me she isnt filing charges. Has the state picked it up and besides obtaining a lawyer what should we be doing?

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Sep 8, 2020

If today was his Initial Hearing, the Court likely set the jury trial as well as other dates; this is a normal action.

In Indiana a person does not file charges, so his ex-gf cannot file charges. The State of Indiana through the prosecutor chooses to file or not file charges.

Your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Small Claims and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: Asking advice regarding stolen tools and brother in laws shop!!!

My husband had a small office space attached to his brother in laws machine shop business. His wife, my husband's sister, took many of his expensive tools, probably about 1000 worth, out of the office and won't return them. They also took a check from his mailbox and at first refused to... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Aug 22, 2020

Has he made a police report?

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