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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Military Law for New York on
Q: Hello, I was wondering if I could open a case against the DOD or the US Navy? I was honorably discharged from the navy.

I was honorably discharged from the navy after 3 and a half years for refusing to get the covid 19 vaccine. And recently the secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth has issued a memorandum that rescinds all policies associated with the DOD COVID-19 vaccination mandate.

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answered on Mar 24, 2024

You might have grounds to open a case if your discharge was directly related to policies that have since been rescinded. It's important to understand that legal challenges against the Department of Defense or any military branch require specific grounds such as wrongful discharge or violations... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Foreclosure and Business Law for New York on
Q: does new york state or local counties have an assignment of rights form ? by and between clients and agencies

by and between client and agency it could be a partial assignment of rights, or it could be a full assignment of rights, by and between a client and agencies

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Aug 20, 2023

Not that I have ever heard of. What are you trying to do?

Jack

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for New York on
Q: does queens county new york have an assignment of judgement praecipe ?

this question would be for a mortgage lawyer

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Aug 20, 2023

Forms aside, what are you trying to do?

Jack

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Contracts, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for New York on
Q: what new york state form do I need for a partial assignment of inheritance expectancy between assignor and assignee ?

Hi im jermain I do asset recovery I audit time limited information from government agencies in order to find the claimant owed the money, I then charge a contingency fee for hours of work put into finding the claimant rightfully owed the money from the government, sometimes the claimant owed the... View More

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on Aug 20, 2023

Another form question? Have a free telephone consultation with counsel.

Jack

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for New York on
Q: what is the safest way to legally get rid of old business contracts with client information on the contracts ?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 12, 2023

One option is to use a reputable shredding company. They can provide a receipt for completion of the work, which you could retain for your records. Good luck

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2 Answers | Asked in Government Contracts and Consumer Law for New York on
Q: looking for a contingency lawyer in the state of new York trying to recoup a significant amount of cash
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 10, 2022

It could be difficult for attorneys here to reach out to you. This is geared more as a Q & A site than an attorney referral service. In addition to your own searches for attorneys online, you could try the tab above, "Find a Lawyer." Good luck

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Q: Workers compensation contract

I don't remember signing a workers compensation contract. And I didn't want to be under workers compensation. I got ran over by a garbage truck. One of the workers compensation clients must of came in and had me sign their contracts when I was at the hospital under the fluence when I was... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 9, 2021

I'm not certain what it was that you signed while hooked up to IVs in the hospital, but I'll address the personal injury aspect of your question, since you posted under that category. If you were injured in the course of your employment, it's possible you could have the basis for a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Government Contracts for New York on
Q: Workers compensation.

How do I take my workers compensation case to the Supreme Court? Workers compensation denied my financial benefit because I was force to quit my job due to my injury at work. I got ran over by a garbage truck while working and I had no support in the city I was living in so I had no choice but to... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 20, 2021

This sounds like a very thick and complex file, and one that could involve multiple attorneys - workers' comp, disability, and depending on the role of the truck, possibly third-party action(s). Based on the serious injuries you describe in terms of five screws, you may want to discuss this in... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Constitutional Law and Government Contracts for New York on
Q: DOES AN APPLICATION HAVE LEGAL STANDING IF THERE ARE HIDDEN OR NO TERMS AND AGREEMENTS?

IF AN APPLICATION ON ITS FACE DOES NOT PROVIDE TERMS AND AGREEMENTS FOR THE APPLICANT, CAN THE ISSUER OF THE APPLICATION IMPOSE ANY LEGAL SUITS REGARDING THE APPLICATION?

V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
answered on Apr 27, 2021

Employment applications are invitations to be considered for employment. They are not contracts nor do they guarantee that someone will be considered for a job. Many require certifications that accurate, complete, and truthful information is being provided under penalties of perjury.

Job...
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2 Answers | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Public Benefits for New York on
Q: How much would a lawyer charge to apply for state teacher certification in all 50 States. What is the time frame?

I am interested to know if someone can apply for teacher certification for me in all 50 states. I have an Advanced Professional Certificate in Two Subject Areas, and an Administrator Credential. I have 15 years of teaching experience, could someone do this? If so could you give a rough time... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 28, 2020

Why do you want to pay a lawyer to do something you could accomplish on your own? It doesn't require legal skills to apply for teacher certification. Given your credentials, you are clearly bright enough to deal with the process. But if you wish to have a lawyer handle it for you, you could... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for New York on
Q: Can Federal Labor law requiring employers to pay you overtime for mandatory training be waived in a Union Contract

I am a County Employee. As part of our collective bargaining agreement, the county requires us to attend mandatory training on our own time. My question is- can FLSA / Labor Law be negotiated away in a collective bargaining agreement?

V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
answered on Oct 7, 2019

Looks like that requires a thorough reading and analysis of your collective bargaining agreement. Most employment lawyers will probably charge for reviewing and analyzing employment contracts.

You can always present that issue to PERB the NYS Public Employment Relations Board. Generally,...
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Q: SSDI hearing

Will I get denied if I do not have an attorney at my court hearing?

Cristina M. Lipan
Cristina M. Lipan
answered on Aug 19, 2019

You won't get denied just because you don't have an attorney, but you're much more likely to be successful if you have one. That's because an attorney will know what records you need and will argue why you should be considered disabled. However, you will need to get an attorney... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Q: Are there any laws codified about government contracts' regulations? Where would I find them?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 22, 2018

New York State Empire State Development has a section on its website for government contracting resources. They might be a practical starting point for information about New York statutes and regs. They have offices in New York City, Albany, and Buffalo. On the federal level, the GSA (General... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Q: Does the government have size requirements for businesses to become contractors or can any small business pursue that

route to make money?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 5, 2018

The government encourages small businesses. See https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/small-business-administration, which is the website for the Small Business Administration. They provide information and resources for small businesses and maintain field offices in several locations throughout New... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Government Contracts for New York on
Q: Need Statute of limitations, tolling, and union-related info for breach of contract case in New York.

Hello, I'm a teacher in the NYC public school system and am suing the Dept. of Education. It's a breach of contract case: non-payment of monies connected with a raise I should have received upon being hired. I got this raise 4 years out and am trying to recoup the retro monies over that... View More

V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba
answered on Dec 2, 2017

Wow. You really should retain private counsel but probably already know that most of us will ask for a substantial retainer to get involved past the 11th hour with these facts.

Yours is no easy case.

As a union member the collective bargaining agreement is key. All members are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Q: If a government contract specifies they want a certain number of people in my business and accept my proposal based on

that, what happens if one of my employees later gives notice and quits?

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answered on Oct 19, 2017

Hire a replacement. Am I missing something? Feel free to email me if you want to discuss further.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for New York on
Q: In NY State, in the public sector unionized workplaces, how do the parties (workers and employers) enforce their rights?
James Francis Barna
James Francis Barna
answered on Oct 9, 2017

This is a very broad question that can be answered in many ways, but broadly in New York there is legislation (the Taylor Law) that sets up a system of procedures and protections for public sector employers and employees. Under this system, employees have to serve a probationary period after they... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Q: What is the Federal Acquisition Regulation and how does it affect businesses that want to bid on government contracts?
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answered on Sep 20, 2017

It's a set of standards for RFP's, bids , vendors, etc. Yes, you need to follow it. Reach out to me privately if you have more questions.

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Q: What is the process by which to ensure my company can bid on government construction contracts? Do I need to get a

lawyer?

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answered on Sep 1, 2017

No lawyer is needed, every locale has it's own procurement / RFP rules. A lawyer can come in handy if you lose and the bidding was unfair or rigged.

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts for New York on
Q: Are there any special laws or requirements that relate to government contracts that don't exist for civilian businesses?
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answered on Aug 9, 2017

Governmental entities usually have guidelines / rules that they must follow when selecting a vendor. Each local, state, Federal agency and even divisions within may have unique rules they are supposed to follow. The only real guiding principle is that their actions will be voided if they are... View More

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