In most states a superseding indictment of the same person usually includes all previous crimes stated in the original indictment plus all the new crimes set forth in the superseding indictment. However, the prosecutor is not bound by or confined to anything while drawing up any kind of indictment.
The state with primary authority over a peron's estate would typically be the state in which the person was a resident at the time of death. If your father was a resdient of Tennessee, you should consult with a Tennessee attorney. Some estates allow for smaller estates composed of certain...Read more »
Involved in a slip and fall case where damages including pain and suffering are estimated around 425,000 with two surgeries and severe head injuries. What should I expect to limit punitive damages? The insurance maximums or any other factors?
Damages for past and future medical expenses and lost wages are unlimited. Damages for pain and suffering may likely be capped in Kansas at $300,000. Punitive damages can be way above that amount depending on the facts. Sounds like your injury was very serious. Liability for the fall still needs...Read more »
How long do they keep transcripts after the case is over.? District clerks are or are not supposed to be drawing up documents? My attorney didn't ask me but I'm pro see no attorney to ask that's why I'm on justia asking
If your business had nothing to do with the person being there, let alone being shot, no. Even if the person was a customer, I don't see it. You may have some issues if it was in your building, but if someone is walking the outside of your building and someone else shoots them that does not...Read more »
I'm guessing you meant: "What is lack of subject-matter jurisdiction?"
When a court hears your case, there are three questions it must initially ask:
1. Does it have subject-matter jurisdiction? Subject-matter jurisdiction is the authority of a court to hear cases...Read more »
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