Civil Rights Questions & Answers

Q: Can my doctor make me take a negative online review down?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Medical Malpractice and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

You should confer with an attorney of your own to determine if the posting is defamatory.
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Q: What is NYs law on work place bullying, verbal harassment,? What is HR’s responsibility following a complaint?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law and Civil Rights for New York on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

Workplace policies and procedures or laws are "not a civility code." Google it. The U.S. Supreme Court says that.

What employment lawyers do is spend sometimes hours trying to figure out whether what was said to you was illegal.

Saying "You are an idiot" is not necessarily illegal. But if you are a minority or disabled or over 40 and that statement has never been made against non-minorities or non-older or non-disabled employees then it might be illegal.

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Q: Could a friend of mine legally leave her parents house @ 17 and go to college if her parents dont approve?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

She can't leave without her parents' permission unless she is emancipated. In order to be emancipated, she will need to petition the court and demonstrate that she is capable of supporting herself independently and making adult decisions. She should consult an attorney if that is something that she is interested in pursuing.
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Q: I allowed this couple to take over payments for my car I cannot afford, but they are not making payments

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Bankruptcy and Consumer Law for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

Your first stop should be your local Legal Services. They can offer you legal help if you are unable to afford a lawyer. Schedule a time to speak with them.
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Q: HOW MUCH TIME DOES COURT HAVE TO ARRAIGN IN GA.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

That isn't surprising. Some courts take longer than 1 year.
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Q: separation agreement was discuss in chambers . With Affidavit and discovery. Can plaintiff volunteer dismiss

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

If I've got it straight, your question is whether a plaintiff can voluntarily dismiss her case. As a general rule, yes.
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Q: counsel decides not to move forward with the case and doesn't answer 3rd party complaint, what is outcome

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Gov & Administrative Law for California on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

Not enough facts are posted to understand what is happening here.
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Q: Where would I begin looking for an attorney for grandson who is a criminal defendant with mental health issues?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

We handle these issues and you can call us at 410 244-5068. The initial consult is free.
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Q: Can i sue if a police they lock me up for a burglary i didnt commit and mistake me for the guy who did it .

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

Possibly. Depends when the incident occurred --- must generally be within 1 year to fulfill notice requirements -- and there would have to be some degree of damages. Deprivation of liberty could be part of that.
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Q: If my mom is in prison, will that affect my background checks?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Civil Rights for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018
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Q: I want to know if this friend has any legal rights against her boyfriend's actions below?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

hire a civil lawyer to file a motion to cease and desist

however b/c she agreed to it the issues may not be in her favor
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Q: In Minnesota are there regulations regarding minors and being on a board for a nonprofit organization?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Business Law and Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

Look at section 317A.205, which currently provides: "The qualifications and method of election or appointment of directors may be imposed by or in the manner provided in the articles or bylaws, provided that directors must be natural persons and a majority of the directors must be adults." It is always good to assess the "why" and consider alternatives, such as a youth advisory board, as being a director carries a number of important responsibilities and youth already have other legal...
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Q: My Grandmother inherited my grandfathers house after he passed. She has sold it; all parties have been paid except her.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Estate Planning, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 18, 2018

She needs to contact the lawyer.

Had your grandparents divorced? If so, perhaps there is inheritance tax that must be paid and the title insurance company is escrowing the sale proceeds pending receipt of tax clearance.
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Q: My house was foreclosed Jan 10. The auction sale date is Feb 12. Can they attach my wages for the difference?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

The bank has one year from the date of the judgment to seek a deficiency against you. Deficiency is the difference between the amount of the judgment and the value of the property on the date it sells at the foreclosure sale. They must first seek a deficiency and obtain the same before they can even or ever seek to collect on the deficiency. If the bank does not file for a deficiency within the one year period they are barred from seeking it later.
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Q: Can a listing agent refuse to go to any of her clients about my offers. Every house I like she is listing.

1 Answer | Asked in Broker Fraud, Civil Rights and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 17, 2018

Take these facts to a lawyer's office. Something is seriously wrong if a listing agent in a brokerage you ware working with is telling people you are a risk. If your realtor is telling you the listing agent says this, I would question whether the realtor is telling you the truth.
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Q: What rights do I have and what should I do if my sons mother refuses to respond and plans to alienate me from my 5yr old

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 16, 2018

I gather you're asking what you can do to see your child if his mother won't voluntarily let you. The answer is to petition the court to determine your custody and visitation rights. A lawyer can help you with this. Give me a call and I'll be happy to discuss further.
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Q: If my neighbor throw a ball into my house many times, what can I do and what is my rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Jan 16, 2018

Keep the ball. If the neighbor causes damage with the ball, then you can hold the neighbor responsible for whatever damage she caused. If the situation escalates, you can always call the police and make a complaint against your neighbor. You could even go to court and file a claim of harassment against your neighbor for disturbing your peace and quiet.
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Q: Okay so I’m getting “sued” for not paying somebody the payments we agreed on for his car , but there’s nothing in

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Small Claims for California on
Answered on Jan 16, 2018

Even if there is nothing in writing between the seller of the car and you, you still have entered into an implied contract to purchase the car and make the payments which you promised. Even if the service of the complaint was defective, you will still need to file a responsive pleading within the time specified in the summons. It is unlikely that you will get the complaint dismissed because of the defective service. Even if you are able to quash the service of the summons and complaint, the...
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Q: What are the laws on squatters rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Jan 16, 2018

The property owner will have to serve you legal papers to begin the eviction process. If you are served with a summons and complaint, the summons will tell you how many days you have to file a responsive pleading. The process begins with service upon you by the property owner of a notice to vacate the promises, which will itself have a certain time within which you will be required to act. If you continue to stay at the property afterwards, then the property owner will have to file a...
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Q: Is a giving woman (when with a man) a menu without prices considered public accommodation discrimination?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Consumer Law for California on
Answered on Jan 16, 2018

Were you in California when this happened? If not, I am not licensed in New York.
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