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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Q: I have a question about an insurance check.

During a recent snow fall someone hit our fence. Their insurance wanted a quote for the damages/repair cost. I had sent one over and they sent me a check for the costs. The company I got the repair done for is no longer able to start until the spring time. The area the fence is missing gives... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 8, 2023

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Until you're able to consult with a local attorney, insurance companies nationwide don't generally worry too much about which vendor performs repairs on small property and casualty claims involving... View More

Q: Should the fda and cdc be legally held accountable for allowing the hemp thc-o acetate, heart/Lung issue/teeth damage

I have contacted both and have been neglected to be called back, They have known for years and after I was forced to use their safer than cannabis alternative here in Wisconsin, thc-o is everywhere and now after a rancid batch I had 2 months of a sinus infection, now heart issuses, lungs hurt and... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jan 22, 2023

The FDA and CDC are federal agencies which have sovereign immunity from such lawsuits.

You may however have a valid claim against the sellers and manufacturers of the Thc-o products you used.

Just as with tobacco using plaintiffs, you will face comparative / proportional...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Wisconsin on
Q: Can you evict a tenant with no lease on a verbal agreement

Yes verbally

Anthony M. Avery
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answered on Oct 4, 2023

Yes... Hire a WI attorney to file suit for possession.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Internet Law for Wisconsin on
Q: How do I find out if I'm one of the claimants on Davis versus Facebook?
Adam T. Carralejo
Adam T. Carralejo
answered on Aug 8, 2022

The class action has a website where you can do this, here:

https://www.fbinternettrackingsettlement.com/submit-claim.php

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Q: Hi I was just wondering if I can get some help with a temporary restraining order that I got served on Saturday
Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jun 8, 2022

You will need to contact a local attorney to discuss your matter in more detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Wisconsin on
Q: Civil Judgement help. We cant get info to pay a judgment.

My husband got into fight that resulted in restitution for hospital bills after he was released off probation and they turned it into a judgement. We have been trying to get ahold of the hospital to pay this off they wont give any information to us because it is someone elses name. We call... View More

Emmanuel Muwonge
Emmanuel Muwonge
answered on Oct 13, 2021

Why don't you call the hospital and request you need to speak with the legal department. If they don't have one, ask to speak with the individual responsible for payments due to the hospital and tell them you need help finding out where to send the payment. If that fails, send them the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Q: How do I ask the Family court commissioner to remove all non parties from the court room?

My ex and I have a placement modification hearing coming up. He will be bringing people with him. I know it can be done, but how do I ask that all non parties please be excused from the courtroom?

Jane E. Probst
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Jane E. Probst
answered on Jul 23, 2021

Unless it is a paternity hearing, many of these hearings are public hearings. You can object to the people being in the courtroom, but it is within the discretion of the Commissioner to ban them. You could raise the issue that these people are likely to be called as witnesses at a trial and... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Q: How do I begin a lawsuit and what does it cost

I’ve used Moraccan shampoo and conditioner

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore
answered on Jul 17, 2021

I agree with Mr. Muwonge. I would also add another issue you must consider. Most states require corporations to be represented by only attorneys. This law applies to any court in which the corporation has been sued. If you plan to sue a corporation (who made the product) you should be aware... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Wisconsin on
Q: Who is likely at fault or what is my percentage of fault in the incident I've detailed below, I'm being sued?

I was driving on the right side of road in residential area, following speed limit & initiated decrease in speed to take a left into a driveway to reverse out of to go back the same way I was coming from. There was a car in that driveway. Before ever breeching the threshold line of said... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 3, 2021

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. This could be a difficult claim, where certain things could have been done better on both sides. In terms of apportioning liability, that could be a jurisdiction-specific issue based on the comparative negligence... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Q: Circuit Court in Wisconsin denied me the right to offer definitions of laws and case law rulings for jury to see.

In court I tried to enter the laws standards for exigent circumstances and was told that I was asking the defendants to interpret the law/ I got this information from appeal courts rulings. I was trying to enter the standards of the laws. Can I appeal this ruling?

Nathan DeLadurantey
Nathan DeLadurantey
answered on Feb 11, 2021

It's hard to say with these facts. Parties usually only "submit" legal standards when submitted jury instructions. You can also reference them in briefs.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Q: Do I have any grounds to seek legal action?

August 30th, while unconscious from Epilepsy medication, traveling Chicago to St.Paul on a Megabus, I was sexually assaulted by the passenger seated next to me. When I awoke to what was happening to me, I alerted the bus driver who I was seated directly behind. he did not respond or make any... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 15, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal, and for the ensuing frustration in trying to contact attorneys. Your post remains open for two weeks, and seems to have been cut off at the end. You could try to contact Wisconsin personal injury attorneys here on this site if you didn't have luck in your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Wisconsin on
Q: I plan to request trial by jury permissible by the 7th amendment. My last similar complaint was dismissed without preju

My last complaint that I agreed to let a magistrate judge handle was dismissed without prejudice. So I am requesting trial by jury permissible by the 7th amendment rights.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Feb 3, 2020

The 7th amendment jury trial applies to criminal cases, not civil cases.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Wisconsin on
Q: when do you own something you buy from a store

for example if you buy a bottle of syrup from Target when is that bottle of syrup legally yours

Michael Doland
Michael Doland
answered on Dec 24, 2019

This must be a trick question or extreme boredom. The product is yours when you pay the money and get a receipt.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Is it fraud if an owner of a company advertises merchandise at a certain percentage off, but then tells the sales team n

Is it fraud if an owner of a company advertises merchandise at a certain percentage off, but then tells the sales team not to let customers know of these sales?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 28, 2019

It's possible. It depends on the state of mind with which it's done.

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Q: How can I be the one in trouble with federal and state?

Police won't do their jobs for theft and Im being treated as if Im the criminal and being threatened. Why won't cops do tbeir jobs?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Jul 24, 2019

That is neither a legal excuse nor a moral excuse for breaking the law

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: We recently were going to purchase my recently passed dads home. We had it all set and 5 days before closing my

Husband changed his mind. Now the estates lawyer is coming after my husband for breach of contract. Can he do that ? Or force us to purchase

Jason Anthony Greller
Jason Anthony Greller
answered on May 24, 2019

Assuming that you have no contingencies remaining in the offer that you could exercise in good faith, then a failure to close on the part of the Buyer is a default. Assuming this is a standard WI WB-11 Offer to Purchase form, if Buyer defaults, Seller may:

(1) sue for specific performance...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Wisconsin on
Q: Providing false info on a small claims summons.

If person A files a summons for small claims on person B. And person A provides false of incorrect information on the summons. What actions can be taken against person A?

Thank you

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 19, 2019

As a general matter, if the information is material (and not some minor and inconsequential fact or detail), it could possibly result in dismissal of the action. How it is treated by the court could be determined by the mental state of the person providing the information, in that if it is done... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Bankruptcy for Wisconsin on
Q: Bank account Garnishment while on Public Assistance

I was sued by a creditor for about $4500 and i am currently and have been on Wi Badgercare and Wi Foodshare(Food Stamps). I am unemployed and have a relative giving me $800 a month($630 is rent, the rest is to live off per month) and my roommate gives me his portion of the rent each month(also... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Dec 6, 2018

At least 25% of the monthly amount because none of it is exempt.....

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Q: How do I get a satisfaction letter from a plaintiff that is no longer in business???

Small Claims case from 2001 - Claim was reopened in 2010 and filed only. Talked to other party on claim and he was garnished his full amount. According to clerk of courts, we need a satisfaction letter from the plaintiff, but the plaintiff is no longer in business and unable to contact. How do I... View More

Nathan DeLadurantey
Nathan DeLadurantey
answered on Oct 12, 2018

You're going to need to file a motion with the court. You will need to explain (and show) how the plaintiff is no longer in business and that the judgment should be listed as satisfied. You may want to retain a lawyer to help you, as you are going to need to file a number of different... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Wisconsin on
Q: i have a company i hired to paint my home and garage. There is a lot to it, but the gist is they did not complete

im not sure what kind of lawyer i need to find

William F Sulton
William F Sulton
answered on Jul 18, 2018

You need a lawyer that will file a lawsuit in small claims or regular civil court.

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