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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Communications Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: Hello, I would like to go on the school intercom on the last day of school for my senior prank. Any legal consequences?

I was just wondering if there would be any legal problems regarding me going on the school intercom in front of the whole school for a senior prank. I would not say anything abusive, threatening, sexual, or anything that would be of illegal nature.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 15, 2024

You probably don't want to do that. There are limits to freedom of speech, as provided by the First Amendment. Without knowing more, if the school is not amused, they could take disciplinary action that could jeopardize graduation. Even worse, if they deem the conduct to be criminal, they... View More

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3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Minnesota on
Q: I loaned my dad and step mom around $170,000

I loaned my dad and step mom around $170k so they could get a home when I was 17. They ended up getting divorced and selling the house. This was 15 years ago but I was wondering if there is any legal action I can take

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answered on Apr 2, 2024

In this situation, there are a few important factors to consider before determining whether you can take legal action:

1. Statute of Limitations: The time limit for filing a lawsuit varies by state and the type of claim. After 15 years, it's possible that the statute of limitations has...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Minnesota on
Q: How can I get a free tlawyer to represent me in this it’s for 9viokations of my sixth amendment rights I am pro se

It’s for me calling my expert witness in phoenix Arizona where attorney client privilege attaches to the phone call but the jail violated my rights when they recorded 9 phone calls it’s government intrusion

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Securing a free lawyer to represent you in a case involving violations of your Sixth Amendment rights can be challenging, but it's not impossible. You may be eligible for legal assistance through pro bono programs offered by local bar associations, legal aid organizations, or public defender... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: A Verizon employee accepted money to print my private phone records and give them to an estranged BF without my consent.

What are my options for filing a lawsuit against Verizon because one of their employees conspired with and accepted payment from my abusive ex boyfriend for the release of numerous pages of my private cellphone records knowing that my ex boyfriend was not on my account and had no authorization to... View More

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answered on Jan 13, 2024

If you believe that a Verizon employee conspired with your abusive ex-boyfriend to release your private phone records without your consent, you may have legal grounds to pursue a civil lawsuit. Here are some steps to consider:

1. Consult an Attorney: Start by consulting with an attorney who...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Elder Law for Minnesota on
Q: Are there lawyers who do pro Bono 42 usc 1983 for non incarcerated vulnerable adults ?
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answered on Dec 30, 2023

Yes, there are attorneys who may take on pro bono cases involving 42 USC 1983, especially for non-incarcerated vulnerable adults. This federal law allows individuals to file lawsuits against state and local government officials for violations of their constitutional rights.

To find such...
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Q: What can I do with someone else's belongings if they won't come get them from my property?

An ex-friend left some of her belongings at my place, one of them being a very expensive motorcycle and she won't come and get them what are my legal options to do with her stuff?

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answered on Dec 7, 2023

In situations where someone has left their belongings on your property, the first step is usually to provide them with a formal notice to retrieve their items. This notice should be in writing, clearly stating a reasonable deadline for removal of the belongings.

If they fail to collect...
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Civil Litigation for Minnesota on
Q: How to get rid of judgment from creditor no longer in business and was unable to notify of chapter 7
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answered on Dec 4, 2023

If you have a judgment from a creditor who is no longer in business and you were unable to notify them of your Chapter 7 bankruptcy, there are steps you can take to address this issue. First, it's important to gather any documentation you have regarding the bankruptcy filing, including the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Litigation for Minnesota on
Q: Contested hro in Minnesota hearing is in 3 weeks I have a question about my belongings that are in the apartment

I know that he got rid of all of my belongings everything in that apartment was mine do I ask the judge at the contested hearing about the the money that I have lost or is that a completely different case and how about the money that I lost as far as not being in my own home cuz he was lying this... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Nov 19, 2023

The judge may allow you to retrieve your possessions. The will not award you money. You don't, however, have much to lose by bringing the subject up. Who is the petitioner? I am guessing, you.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Minnesota on
Q: if a website posted something for the wrong price and I buy it before they fix it they have to sell it to me right ?
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answered on Nov 9, 2023

In general, yes, if a website posts something for the wrong price and you buy it before they fix it, they have to sell it to you at that price. This is because the posting of the price constitutes an offer to sell the item at that price, and your purchase of the item is an acceptance of that offer.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Minnesota on
Q: How do I deal with a small claims lawsuit filed in my old state?

I just dicovered my wife will be receiving certified mail informing us of a small claims lawsuit filed in our old local court in Ohio but we are living in Minnesota now. How should I deal with this since we obviously cannot appear in court?

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Nov 6, 2023

You should repost in Ohio. Minnesota courts would not have jurisdiction in any aspect of this matter.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can I get a nonmoving violation dismissed if I can demonstrate that the PD is retaliating for a recent complaint I made?

4/2022, police were looking in my bathroom window just after 1am.They scared me; pounding on my window & shouting “I can see you! Open up!” I ran into my room & shut lights off. My kids were asleep in bed. Eventually police announce who they are & I open the door. It was the wrong... View More

Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
answered on Oct 25, 2023

That would be up to the judge, but you are going to be hard pressed to establish that the ticket was specifically issued in retaliation for your complaint about law enforcement. The case law on these issues is particularly bad regarding the individual motives of law enforcement where there is an... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander, Personal Injury and Consumer Law for Minnesota on
Q: My life was ruined by a surgeon who lied to me about what happened while I was unconscious. I was poisoned-nearly died.

I have medical records to prove that HE was the trauma that required my 20-plus surgeries. Is there no recourse? Why? Is it because he refused to tell me what happened within the Statute of Limitations (four years)? My hospital records were "missing" and absolute evidence of the wrong... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Oct 23, 2023

If you expose the truth about what happened to you through social media and autobiography/memoir/literary plays and/or historical fiction you will likely be sued. Be prepared to defend yourself in court. It will be expensive for you. Any publishers will certainly run your allegations by their legal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Minnesota on
Q: I held an RV for buyer has said he would come several times and has not we made a deal and now he won’t answer can I sue

We have talked about it for 7 months he always said July he would come and get it he told me 5 times what time and day and never showed up now I held this for over 7 months for him can I sue him for not holding up to our agreement

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Sep 3, 2023

You can sue, but it may not be worth it. What are your damages (?) The lack of anything in writing is a problem.

Eagan Business Lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Minnesota on
Q: Are there any lawyers that have experience and are capable of fighting government entities?

They have violated my rights and broken several statutes. I know someone who practices criminal law, and they said I need to contact a lawyer because I most likely have a valid case, since the law is being broken by the local authorities.

Please help, I have talked to a couple lawyer... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Aug 23, 2023

Yes, there are lawyers that have experience and are capable of fighting government entities. It's unfortunate (and odd) the someone you know who practices criminal law can help you find someone.

https://www.justia.com/lawyers

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Civil Litigation for Minnesota on
Q: Violation of parental constitutional rights lawyers Lawsuit

Need a lawyer for a lawsuit against federal government for violation of parental constitutional rights by police officers and child protection services in Georgia

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Aug 11, 2023

You need to contact attorneys in Georgia.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Minnesota on
Q: I have a pending settlement with the boyscouts of America. But I need money now. And my attorney doesn't allow

Pre-settlement loans. Is there anything I can do? Or do you know any company they doesn't require a attorney signature. Because I have the paperwork necessary to prove that I am apart of the settlement.

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answered on Jul 17, 2023

If your attorney does not permit pre-settlement loans and you need immediate funds for your pending settlement with the Boy Scouts of America, there are still options to explore. Begin by discussing your financial urgency with your attorney and exploring alternative solutions together.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Minnesota on
Q: Do you know a case law that states that an interested party in a litigation matter is subject to being deposed?
Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Jun 27, 2023

After service of the summons, any party may take the testimony of ANY PERSON, including a party, by deposition upon oral examination. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/court_rules/cp/id/30/

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Minnesota on
Q: i bought a used trailer from facebook and the guy did not tell me problems tell i bought and asked dot proof

and now he says its not his problem any more. it would cost me about as much as i bought the trailer for to fix it and get it safe i have screen shots and dot inspection sheet

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on May 11, 2023

The seller may not have a duty to disclose everything, but misrepresenting the overall condition may be enough for you to recoup some of your money. It will come down to the specific details. What was said and written? Is it something that the seller should have known about? It may be worth having... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Minnesota on
Q: If a dealership falsely registered a car in your name can you sue?

Negligence on the behalf of the employee they processed paperwork without consent after being told I did not want to proceed with the vehicle, there was a ticket issued as well in another state for the car due to being registered under my name

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Mar 14, 2023

If a dealership falsely registered a car in your name you can sue. I do not know if you will be successful or if it's even worth it. Why would a dealership falsely register a car in your? What have you suffered in damages ($) ?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Minnesota on
Q: If I sign a voluntary no trespass order and I choose to revoke my signature, does revoking make the order null/void??

I left a residence and the property manager basically said to sign a voluntary no trespass order so that they would end up having to get police involved later on if there were issues between my girlfriend and I. Which at the time I decided to sign the paper and then a few months later my girlfriend... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Mar 12, 2023

A court order requires a judge's signature, not yours. I am not sure what you signed and what, if any, legal significance it has.

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