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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for California on
Q: Which institutional arbitration forum is most preferred in California State?? Can you name a few?
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich answered on Jan 11, 2021

JAMS and AAA are the top names.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Employment Discrimination for Virginia on
Q: Asking about firing from big corporations, no Counsels, no arbitration

Yes I'm the person, fire for getting 10 from a customer I help and Social with, cut her,grass, took time to her problem every month, listen to her same story every month, fired because she has gotten a big gas bill, lost marriage, house,car,Black ball

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 29, 2020

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. You could repost under Employment Law, or reach out to a local employment law attorney. Find out if your initial consult would be free and if the matter would be worth pursuing... you don't want to compound your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for California on
Q: I have been ordered to remove my boat from the marina. Sheriff's office has my keys, will not release them..options??
Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Dec 28, 2020

probably depends on the wording in the order, who made it and why they have your keys. Simplifying, if it were me and based only on what you are saying so far, I'd assume the order was legal and I'd use my other set of keys...

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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Louisiana on
Q: How do you start an arbitration. And who seems an arbitration a contract of adhesion?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 17, 2020

Contact the Louisiana State Bar Association to find an Arbitrator in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Divorce for Nevada on
Q: I have 2 questions. Is a will still good after divorce? do I need to file divorce papers if it states im lefthousedeath?

Is a will still good after divorce? My mom remarried but ex step dad did not, thet were still friends having other kids together. The will leaves her pretty much everything is it still valid even though they divorced? My second ? In their divorce papers its stated that she is to be left the house... Read more »

Bonnie M Lonardo
Bonnie M Lonardo answered on Dec 11, 2020

Nevada law does nullify an ex spouse as a beneficiary in a will dated before the time of divorce. All other beneficiaries in the will do however remain valid. If, as you say, the house was explicitly mentioned in the divorce decree as being left to your mother, then this may stand regardless of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Health Care Law for Michigan on
Q: This summer I experienced a very serious health issue that required an ER visit to UMMC - Ann Arbor.

I did not consult my primary doctor as he does not take call and is not available to patients after office hours.. This occurred late at night - 11:30pm or later. During the consult with the ER Doc she was inputting info into the computer with her back turned. In checking her notes later I was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 10, 2020

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a starting point, reach out to an attorney. They will probably need to request your medical records, conduct an investigation, and assess options (including the possibility of going to court), if the hospital will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for New York on
Q: How do you know if its worth to do arbitration in NYC? I currently live in Texas now

I was proactive with asking questions to my lawyer and submitting everything I had. Our intention was to have the family law case dismissed from jurisdiction and to go to the one I currently live in. Since the voluminous information I uploaded was not used ( I could not delete) we had a phone convo... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 7, 2020

You could get general information about the arbitration process New York-based by looking into some of the companies who provide Alternate Dispute Resolution services, such as the American Arbitration Association, National Arbitration and Mediation, and others. Keep in mind that arbitration... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Land Use & Zoning for New York on
Q: I bought a house with a "friend", realizing too late I've been manipulated. Can I "break" our agreement?

I should have gotten a lawyer to represent my interests at the time, but our co-homeowner agreement seems very lopsided now. I don't want to sell or take on another mortgage, but I need some kind of relief from the onerous conditions she keeps imposing. These include limiting my privacy,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 28, 2020

One option as a starting point could be to arrange a consult with an attorney to review the agreement. Without seeing that, it could be difficult for an attorney to advise meaningfully, solely based on general principles of contract law. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Minnesota on
Q: Hi, I am having issues with fulfilling my community service hours due to COVID

I am wondering about how courts are dealing with this COVID mess and the required hours for community service. Instead of doing Sentence-to-serve, I have been approved to do community service but have been having a difficult time fulfilling my hours. My deadline has already been pushed back twice... Read more »

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher answered on Nov 24, 2020

I would expect that a probation and a judge would give extensions for this reason, but in the end would require the time to be served in jail. After all, community service is considered a jail substitute by the courts. Therefore, if it were me, I'd simply find a way to get the hours done.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for South Carolina on
Q: Is there someone who can help my son and I? Over 14,000 count of toxic black mold was found in our apartment.

A month after moving in my apartment, there was a faulty leak caused by building contractors, causing cracks through my kitchen ceiling, almost caving in on us and resulted in a widespread of mold. This year again over 14,000 count of toxic black mold has returned. I've done everything... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 22, 2020

A South Carolina attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your heartbreaking and stressful situation. Unfortunately, as you've already learned on your own, mold cases can be difficult to find representation for. Many injury law firms do not... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Ohio on
Q: If there is a arbitration agreement on my contract, can the company sue me instead of going to arbritration?

This was a roofing contract. I paid half and have not paid the balance because of issues that have not been resolved.

Drew Chalfant
Drew Chalfant answered on Nov 18, 2020

Ohio courts routinely enforce arbitration clauses in contracts unless there are specific exceptions in the language of the agreement that would apply to your case, or if there is a significant difference in the bargaining power between the two parties to the contract. If the roofing company... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I get a criminal trespass notification if I wasn't at someone's house or involved in a situation.

My boyfriends exwife took out a criminal trespassing warrant on us because she got mad at him when he dropped off the kids. I wasn't there and was at work but my name was on it too. Can she do that? Can I press charges for this?

Tracy S. Reeves Jr.
Tracy S. Reeves Jr. answered on Nov 18, 2020

It appears as though you have a defense to the criminal trespass. Depending on the circumstances, she could be charged with filing a false police report.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Arbitration / Mediation Law for California on
Q: What can I do in this situation. Keep in mind the company admitted fault. Regional office has made vp and ceo aware also

I CANT BELIEVE WHAT SMART STOP STORAGE DID!!! My fiancé went to our storage to change out the locks because in September they contacted us and said that we needed to put another lock on. He gets there to find out that we have an issue with our storage. It appears at the end of September. There’s... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Nov 17, 2020

You need an itemized list of what was taken so you can put a value on this. Sorry to hear you lost your memorabilia, but it is gone now, and the only thing you would be entitled to is money in return, not quite the same. If you are not satisfied with what they are offering to you, you don't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: xwife passed not seen her 10 yrs , no divorce want me to sign paper so they can funeral

No assets, ex wife , never divorced

Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran answered on Nov 16, 2020

Speak to a local attorney before signing papers, since you were still legally married you may be giving up certain rights if you sign the papers.

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Damage done to my Apartment in Clearwater Florida.

I live in an apartment complex in Clearwater Florida, the management company just had my A/C unit replaced. However the contractors who did the work did a lot of damage to my personal property however, and since no one was home to supervise them and the management company did not have anyone... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 14, 2020

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. Based on your description, this looks like a difficult and messy situation. If you are able to find resolution through insurance, that might be your most economical route. Even if you retained an attorney to pursue... Read more »

Q: Yacht was Impounded dead battery /illegally moored? With a Court date of 4/29/20 I offered $4000 4/1/20 ignored?

I called LBPD an Officer emailed Impound with copies of my clear title and payment check. He advised Impound please respond to her many calls? Return her property this check is good! Ignored! Bought boat back 5/11/ she was gutted! Destroyed! $37,000 damage storage up to $14000 plus hotel stays They... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Nov 10, 2020

You should contact a civil rights lawyer right away. You can go to the Los Angeles County Bar Association's website ( and look for their Lawyers Referral Service (LRS). They should be able to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Divorce and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Wife and I have divorce proceedings going on .. We haven't lived together 3-months .. but we agreed upon exchanging

some personal belongings ... she brought some unfamiliar faces with her - I have never seen them or met them even in our marriage reception I don't see them in pictures .. Her name is still on the lease ... How can I make them give me state issued IDs before they enter the Appartment .. I had... Read more »

J. Richard Kulerski Esq.
J. Richard Kulerski Esq. answered on Oct 17, 2020

You have absolutely NO right to see their ID's. She can bring anyone she wishes into the marital apartment, and so can you. Your position is dead wrong.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for California on
Q: Is the fee reasonable? I paid a lawyer who states he charges $299 an hour, $7500 for representation on my first call.

Without doing my due diligence first, the lawyer called and found the case to be closed four years prior. He refunded me $2500 and I started arbitration. He then later offered a refund of $2500 and is desperately trying to justify 7-8 hours of work he has done to find out that my case was closed.... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 16, 2020

The answer that you don't want to hear is that it would be necessary to review all of the case documents to give you a proper answer. Maybe you can retain an attorney to do that for a negotiated flat fee up front, like 2 hours work. You certainly don't want to get into the same hole... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for New York on
Q: Hello. I completed an arbitration request form with Greenfield Rehab/Nursing home and they assigned Chubb Insurance Co.

They called me and asked if I had an attorney.

Do I need an attorney? What would the charge be for this type of assistance?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 2, 2020

The description does not mention what the arbitration is in reference to, whether it involves an injury claim, a medical bill, or other matter. Based on the nature of the matter, you could reach out to the appropriate attorneys. Depending on the type of case and the arbitration company, attorneys... Read more »

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