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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Q: can I file a civil suit for discrimination and sexual harassment against the employee of the corp and the corp itself?

I was targeted for being trans by an employee of mcdonalds and then harassed verbally and threatened with violence and more.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Securities Law for New York on
Q: What do I do if I am in a shelter that is offering different levels of support to its clients and violating the civil la

I am here because I have a stalker and I believe that someone is stealing my identity. Also I am not receiving the proper services that were promised to me by the OCO (Oswego county opportunities) I’m being given the run around with housing support, and transportation; relocation services; help... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Identity Theft, Medical Malpractice and Social Security for New York on
Q: I’m having multiple issues that I am at a loss on what to do. I am currently living in a homeless shelter in Oswego,NY.

I am here because I have a stalker and I believe that someone is stealing my identity. Also I am not receiving the proper services that were promised to me by the OCO (Oswego county opportunities) I’m being given the run around with housing support, and transportation; relocation services; help... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for New York on
Q: if you asked a customer a general question can threaten to call ice and say your hassering them when you really arent

she was black and i am white and i dont even say anything

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Q: Can I sue Mayor of the city I live in with a Civil case for Fraudulently lying to me a retired missionary RN moved to PR

Post Maria in Puerto Rico involved major debris clean up. My brother happened to be standing by the wall the date the contracted crew did the damage to my wall when removing neighborhood debris. He was instructed to fill out local police which he did dated 12/2017. Then in 04/2018 when my... Read more »

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Q: I’m the co-owner of a two person eyebrow business. We received an email stating we are being sued.

The 19 page document states our website is not accessible to a blind woman who wanted our services. Most of the clients we have call by phone to discuss their needs and to see what options are available.

Researching the person who is suing us we found that apparently she sued a lot of... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Discrimination and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: How to initiate a law case against a private US company based on ethnic/race discrimination?

I am an American citizen married to a person with Russian citizenship. He has to prove his English language skills and to pass a language proficiency exam and the ETS Toefl organization does not allow any person with a Russian origin & passport to register for the exam. It says: "In order... Read more »

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Q: Hello, I am an American citizen and I want to bring my fiancé to the US. What steps should take to bring him? Thanks!

He lives in Amman, Jordan ,however, he is Syrian.

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: I was in jail any years ago.Now there is action law suit. I want to file a individual claim with no win/ no money

I contacted the law firm that I heard filed the claim on behalf of the woman. However, I notice the person is very pushy. Gave me a dead line to sign his retainer form. I have not because I want to see my option. Do I have option’s to individual file and if so is it better to do it that way. Will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Federal Crimes and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: What shall I do?

I am considering to take a legal action against my tenants on 1st floor in my rental house (legal 2-family) due to tenants behaviors as follows:

- Repeatedly using my private garage without my permission;

- Repeatedly opening my private letters, and sealed them back;

-... Read more »

Elaine Shay
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Elaine Shay
answered on Jul 25, 2022

If your tenants do not have the protection of an unexpired current lease and are not rent regulated, you may commence a holdover proceeding to recover possession of the apartment. Strongly recommend retaining an experienced landlord/tenant attorney to assist you with the process.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for New York on
Q: can i reguest attorney if i cant afford one in a human right matter
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 2, 2022

There are attorneys in the human rights field who would know this best, but you await a response for two weeks. Until you find one, for now you try could searching for attorneys who handle human rights cases on a pro bono basis. You could also check with legal aid societies, bar associations, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for New York on
Q: What can I do about racial and disability based discrimination at an Ivy League graduate program?

I am a graduate student of color and have a disability. I was recently withdrawn by my graduate program. I experienced both racial and disability based discrimination at the university which both impacted my academic progress. I was never provided support or an accommodation despite reporting... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 23, 2022

One option could be to reach out to attorneys to learn if your matter falls under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or other applicable federal and state laws. The ADA was enacted to prohibit discrimination based on disability. Good luck

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for New York on
Q: Does the New York State Administrative Procedure Act create a private right to action if due process was violated?

State agency violated due process, I want to bring a claim for breach of statutory duty for a requirement by SAPA being denied by an Administrative Law Judge.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New York on
Q: The police provided information from a website named discord to expel me. The police violated the first amendment by

I was accused of aggravated assault by an employee at the university

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: I got arrested 132 days ago I've pled not guilty. How does the speedy trial law affect my case if at all?

all? Pled not guilty and I'm awaiting a motion date from my lawyer.

Stuart Austin
Stuart Austin
answered on Jun 7, 2022

Speedy trial is only applicable when your attorney does not consent to adjournments and requests the ADA to take the time until the next court appearance. If your attorney has consented to any of the adjournments for strategic reasons these days would be excluded from the speedy trial calculation.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: How do I proved that the party is represented by the attorney from the last case in this case for Declaratory judgment

If only the attorney was served with the summons with notice

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
answered on May 9, 2022

You cannot serve a summons on an attorney for a new case unless service is accepted in a document filed with the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for New York on
Q: What is the legal process for pre action discovery via order to show cause?

I want to identify a defendant via order to show cause with an affidavit of support. Do I need a petition? If so, do I need to buy an index number? Can use the same index number in a lawsuit after the order to show in the same matter? Or do I have to buy a new index number?

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
answered on Apr 28, 2022

Yes, you will need to file a petition (for which you will need to purchase an index number) and move by Order to Show Cause for pre-action discovery (which can only be used to identify a defendant - not to find out if you actually have a viable case). You CANNOT use the same index number in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: Can a health care provider accept insurance based on merit of the patient?

A dentist office accepts my current insurance. But make me pay full price, bills my insurance separately then sends me a check for less than 50% of what I payed when my insurance covers 80% of the total visit. They also only make some people who have the same insurance pay. So if you and I both had... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 11, 2022

It could be difficult to speculate why a dental or medical office would apply different billing protocols. As a convenience to the patient, some offices do not bill patients but instead, have them complete paperwork enabling their billing staff or contractor to bill on patient's behalf. When... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New York on
Q: Can a person be discriminated because of their religion at their place of employment.
Lisa I. Fried-Grodin
Lisa I. Fried-Grodin
answered on Feb 4, 2022

It is unlawful to discriminate against an employee based on their religion under both federal, NY and NJ discrimination law. You should consult with an employment attorney to discuss your matter further and get advice on how to address this.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Legal Malpractice for New York on
Q: Do I have a case for false arrest & maliceous Prosecution?I was accused of commiting a crime and it got dimissed on 3030

I was accused of stealing a phone on my job on 9/11/2021.I got arrested for a felony Grand theft. When I went to count it got downgraded to mismenandor two counts(one for Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of stolen property). I was offered a restitution to dismissal at the Arrangement and the... Read more »

Roy Warner
Roy Warner
answered on Jan 15, 2022

Depends on who made the criminal complaint, and whether it was false and done with malice. Any lawyer you consult will need far more facts that you have provided.

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