I was extending my hotel stay for another night and the manager was speaking with the housekeeper, who I assumed was his wife, and he asked me if I needed housekeeping. I said no and she went straight upstairs to my room and opened the door with my husband and kids and didn’t knock or say a word.... View More
If you won a case in Lee County, Alabama in March 2021 and have not yet received the awarded amount, you do have legal options to enforce the judgment. In Alabama, one common method to collect a judgment is through wage garnishment. This process involves a court order directing the debtor's...View More
In Alabama, the distinction between being a hotel guest and a tenant can be nuanced, especially when you've been staying at a hotel for an extended period, like over 90 days. Typically, if you're paying on a day-to-day basis, you are considered a guest rather than a tenant. This...View More
Yes, attorneys generally have an ethical obligation to diligently represent their clients and see a case through to completion once they have taken it on. If you believe your attorney has failed to fulfill this duty, you may have grounds for a legal malpractice claim. Legal malpractice occurs when...View More
In general, attorneys have a duty to provide diligent representation and to advocate the interests of a client. Situations do arise where attorneys withdraw from cases or clients dismiss their attorneys. It can be fact-specific, depending on the situation, time remaining for statute of limitations,...View More
Has yet to have it. He was also beaten so bad by guards he was hospitalized for over a week his heart stopped the cuffs on his ankles cut so deep in his skin till they got real infected it left scars. They have turned him away and not let him eat, besides his illness can cause death, he has lost so... View More
The situation you describe involving your son is deeply concerning and requires immediate action. If he is being denied necessary medical treatment and has been subjected to abuse, this may constitute a violation of his civil rights.
First, it's important to gather all evidence you...View More
In Alabama, dealing with abandoned property, such as an RV, on your land requires following specific legal procedures. First, it's important to determine if the RV is indeed legally considered abandoned. Generally, property left unattended for a prolonged period without any indication from the...View More
I lost the case and have been having to pay the people back over the past year. I drove past their place the other day and noticed that they still have the wrap on their vehicle, so do they get their money back and get to have the wrap also? Or do I get to take them back to court and sue them for... View More
If you lost a lawsuit and were ordered to pay restitution, the judgment should have outlined the terms, including any action required regarding the car wrap. If the terms included removal of the wrap and the company has not complied, this could potentially be a violation of the judgment's...View More
We have made monthly payments, including homeowners and have been paying property tax. The only paperwork we signed was promissory note and vendor's lien deed. The vendor's lien does say the grantor was to have filed deed with the courthouse. Now we are finding that potentially this was... View More
The state is Alabama. The Plaintiff is pro se, still waiting on an answer from the Defendant and has just moved to a new house (same county & state). Im just wondering if i should maybe write a simple letter of notice and file it with the case, or what. I scoured the local rules and everything... View More
I assume that you are the pro se plaintiff. If so, you need to notify the Clerk of Court of your new address. You can do so my sending a note to the Clerk requesting that your address be updated. It would be wise to notify the defendant of the change. If the defendant has already been served with...View More
I contacted an appellate attorney for consideration of a civil appeal/post-trial actions, but they said they couldn't discuss anything with me according to AL law, because I was already represented. Is there an official way to sever relations with my current attorney? I am concerned about the... View More
Normally, you are simply going to terminate the lawyer. This ends the relationship. It might, however, be wise to seek the lawyer's advice regarding an attorney for the appeal. It may be difficult to find another attorney within the time limits for appeal if you have terminated one attorney.
I am in the process of hiring a lawyer on a contigency fee basis, to sue for tortious conduct for interference of a body. emtional distress, etc. What is the normal/good percentage for a lawyer for such a case?
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It depends what the document you mention is. If it is correspondence and you suspect the signature is forged or that the document is otherwise not legitimate, you could pick up the phone and ask the attorney if...View More
He did not serve me properly. He filed in the wrong court. Yet the judge took it anyways. What do I do now? This shouldn't of been in Civil court at all. The judge in the appeal court never heard any of my testimony. Nor looked at any of my documents. I'm not sure if my attorney even... View More
If you are currently represented by your original lawyer, you must seek advice from that person. There may be answers in response to your concerns and an appropriate course of action. If you seek new counsel, much more information is necessary. A new lawyer will need to review all documents and...View More
I'm sorry to hear about your experience. Was the harassment related the the employer's business or was it personal? Was the harassment for the employer's benefit? Please provide more details or speak directly with an experienced attorney regarding your rights and options. I wish you the best.
He worked all day Tuesday 1/11/23. They did not contact him until 3 hours after he got home saying he was under investigation. The only thing they tell us is that someone reported it. There are no cameras and they didn't even bother to stop him at work to verify that day. He did no such thing.... View More
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