I do not practice in Texas, but your question has remained unanswered for four weeks. I can’t speak specifically for Texas, but in general, many arbitrators and mediators tend to be attorneys. However, there are also non-attorney mediators and arbitrators who preside over disputes. It can depend...Read more »
My father died intestate and my sister was appointed administrator. Long story short she wants everything and on top of that is suing me for 7500.00 in civil court. Ive managed to represent myself to this point but its getting more difficult. She has done things so wrong and barred me from the... Read more »
The client and Geico has taken full responsibility from day one. Flexdrive has not been cooperative to this fact seeing that I still have a hold on my account through Lyft. They have ruined my life. Got in the way of my potential earnings. Lyft was my main source of income. I have also not been... Read more »
Classic problem with any rental institution. You are on the hook so it's easiest to keep busting your chops. As they are involved with lyft you may want to look for an attorney who handles employment cases and insurance "bad faith" cases and is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association
You can try suing your employer in Small Claims Court. It is not very expensive. I don't know the rules for Small Claims Court in Texas, but you can call a local Superior Court and they usually have a section on how to file Small Claims actions.
I must answer your question under California law, as I don't know Texas law. I presume that you only have to testify if you are subpoenaed to do so. If you are not subpoenaed, you can still show up if you want to. If you are subpoenaed and do not show up at the Arbitration Hearing, it is...Read more »
If the parties had agreed to a binding arbitration, the end result is just that-the decision is binding without judicial review. If the arbitrator awarded damages or some money remedy, the party assessed is usually given a set time limit in which to comply or pay the award. If not, the other side,...Read more »
My business hired another business to make my product and the contract says it will be settled by mediation and arbitration. The defendant took my money violated my Non Disclosure Agreement and never made the product. I want to file a law suit but still go to mediation. How can an arbitrator... Read more »
Arbitrators can address fraud claims and enter an award for fraudulent conduct. An attorney would need to see your arbitration agreement to advise whether it is possible to avoid arbitration. Also, it is possible to file a lawsuit and force the other side to expend resources to compel arbitration...Read more »
mother in law set up a trust in massachusetts.........then she moved to texas she bought property in texas that is in that trust person who has control of the trust is not a family member. Can we go into arbitration with that person so that we can keep the property mother in law bought.?
The answer to this question depends on the terms of the trust agreement (or any other contract that might contain an arbitration clause). Unless there's an agreement to arbitrate, you cannot force the other side to arbitrate. Depending on the issue, it may not be beneficial for any side to...Read more »
speak with concerning a family trust atourney in Burmingham that has ben, self dealing, for over a year, reffusel to help any of 3 benificiarys and refuses to produce any tax records, reciepts or any answer to family about multible assets,property,and or explination to the whereabouts of 1.3... Read more »
Currently, someone is in possession of our laptop but the PD has said it is a civil matter, not criminal. We would like to retrieve it without having to sue for the property, but the person currently in possession has not been entirely cooperative. Is this something we can mediate without having to... Read more »
An attorney could send a demand and explain the next steps he or she would take if the property is not returned. Mediation would be appropriate if both parties have claims against each other, so there can be some trade-off and negotiation. If all that is at issue is the laptop I would have your...Read more »
There are items we purchased for ourselves and items we purchased for each other. We haven't spoken since he domestically assaulted me, for which I filed a police report and charges. I want to get my items out of the pawn shop, but I cannot take just one or two items from a ticket. I... Read more »
You can see what the shop will do. If you pay get an itemized list. It'd be hard to separate out what got valued so my advice is make a clean break and 1)pay and keep your stuff 2) either give him his items or give them with a copy of the receipt showing what you paid and a polite request for...Read more »
The property is under my name only and was purchased before I met her. I am filing an eviction suit because she refuses to leave and claims she has rights. To my understanding, she has "tenant" rights, because she resides here I have to give her a certain time to vacate the premises and... Read more »
It sounds like the two of you could sort this out with a mediator's input. I doubt she will agree to anything if she is not paid back, at least in part, for any contributions she has made to the purchase or improvement of property.
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