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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: Can you be furloughed if you are on fmla like me?Of 4 managers in my department, I was the only one furloughed.

I am on approved intermittent fmla from my company ( a large publicly traded one) to take care of my elderly mother. I would come in to work about 2 hrs later than regular start time daily to care for my 94 yr old mom before her caregiver arrived. We had been working from home for 2 weeks due to... Read more »

Jay P. Lechner Esq.
Jay P. Lechner Esq. answered on Apr 8, 2020

You can be furloughed if you are on FMLA leave, but you cannot be furloughed because you are on FMLA leave. There are a number of other potential issues raised by your message too complex to be addressed in an on-line response. Contact an employment attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Rights on
Q: I have registered in this website and I paid 60eur registration fee

Now they are sending me and treating to sue me if I dont pay another 60eur which is an annual fee. I have never signed any contract with them, they just drafted a contract with my credentials.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 8, 2020

You are being scammed. Stop sending good money after bad and save it to pay a defense lawyer-if the thieves ever sue.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: Pro se defense child custody case all claims evidence documents reports to support claims available to both parties?

All the evidence documents reports claims available for both parties legally should have same papers for solid for law abiding in-depth complete history with both parties to honestly in children's best interest law abiding punishment without a doubt guilty party.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Apr 7, 2020

The same information would be available provided the pro se party knows the proper steps to obtain the information.

The court will hold a pro se party to the same standard as a licensed attorney so the pro se party would need to ensure that they have the same knowledge of case...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can you sue police for searching you/car After you told them they don't have permission

The police went against my rights as an American. I told them not to search my car or my person and they still disrespected me and went directly against my rights.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Apr 7, 2020

Yes, you may have a case. However, the strength of the case is going to depend on the specifics of the circumstances. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with your case.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

I wish you well.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I'm on a month-to-month joint lease and need to find out how I can evict a roommate that has not paid rent in 3 months.

I've already filed for small claims, but the courts are currently closed. I need to know what I can do to protect myself financially and what I can do to get the current roommate to leave as I am still obligated by contract to cover their part of the rent.

Donald M Barker
Donald M Barker answered on Apr 7, 2020

You are in a sticking situation. If you both are on the lease as co-tenants, only the Landlord can evict non-paying renter. PLUS: Depending on city/county you're rental is located, there are newly-placed holds on all eviction proceedings, for at least 60 to 90 days, due to Corona V.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for New Jersey on
Q: Can my parents call the cops on me ?

I’m 18 years old living in New Jersey and I want to move out. I have plans to move and stay with my boyfriend can my parents call the cops and forcefully remove me from his home?

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond answered on Apr 7, 2020

This is every parents worst nightmare ( or at lease one of their nightmares) and its also a test for you. I have been a divorce & family law attorney for the past 34 years and have tried to help parents with their relationships with their children through the court system, through mediation and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Nebraska on
Q: Can a law enforcement officer call and question a 12 year old on her phone without permission for an adult
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Apr 7, 2020

It is common, especially in child abuse or neglect allegations, for a child to be questioned without permission from the parent. Whether it was appropriate in a specific case depends on the overall facts of the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Michigan on
Q: Can an executive order from the Govenor of MI supersede my 1st Amendment rights?

Michigan is under a "stay home, stay safe" order which bans assembly of more than 10 people. Am I protected by the 1st Amendment to peacefully essemble? Does this order supersede my constitutional rights?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 6, 2020

Great question! Not sure if you're asking in theory or in practice. But yes, in times of crises, orders and laws can be made that may infringe on certain constitutional rights. When doing so on fundamental rights, the government must show a compelling need and ensure that the law or order is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: What can I do about my friend being in jail for over a month and not being arraigned?

He was arrested on March 9th for Obstruction of Justice. His bond is $100,000. That's crazy!!!! Is there anything I can do????

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Apr 5, 2020

Hire a criminal lawyer for him before he contacts Covid 19.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: someone bought my place on a sheriff action when they showed up out no where with no papers stating he bought it

said we had 5 days to move out so I stayed because he never gave me legal papers to show me that he really bought my landed an show up again an put a paper on my door stating ton move again that wasn't a real court paper

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Apr 5, 2020

You might want to call the sheriff or courts and find out if he’s legitimate

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Ohio on
Q: What are my legal rights as tenant in Cincinnati Ohio if I can't afford my rent any more due to loss of job due covid19

Most recently laid off due to covid19 pandemic. Girlfriend hours reduced 50%(roommate). We can no longer afford the rent and asked the landlord if we can pro rate our rent until this pandemic passes. They said no by law they are not required to. We even suggested that they can apply rent we can't... Read more »

Nicholas P. Weiss
Nicholas P. Weiss answered on Apr 5, 2020

Any federally subsidized housing through HUD has restrictions on evictions through April. Otherwise it's business as usual and the landlord has discretion as to whether they will evict.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: I have a no contact order against the person that has my children,she signed a affidavit saying I'm in contact with her

So now I cannot get in contact with my there any way I could loose my children? I am terrified that will happen,what are the steps I should take to get my children?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 5, 2020

Have you contacted the notary before whom the affidavit was executed?

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: Can my neighbor across the hall (7 ft between our front doors) use Ring to audio record me while I'm in my unit?

She originally had her Ring camera aimed directly at my door, blatantly filming me and my bf whenever we opened our door and recorded directly into my unit. Since my initial complaint she has redirected her video down the hall, however, it is still up, against our CC&Rs (Architectural Violations)... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Apr 4, 2020

From a cursory perspective, yes your neighbor would be violating Georgia’s eavesdropping statute, however more information is needed before a definitive answer can be provided. It is best to contact an attorney who can assist you with the specifics of your circumstances.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Civil Litigation for Colorado on
Q: Looking for advice on a civil case

I'm the plaintiff in a civil case, yesterday was our first day in court. The defendant had not filed a response, the judge told her she had to file yesterday and give me a copy yesterday. I did not receive it. What can I do now?

James Avery
James Avery answered on Apr 2, 2020

File a Notice of Default.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Colorado on
Q: So in layman’s terms, a handgun can or cannot be loaded in a motor vehicle? Appreciate your assistance
James Avery
James Avery answered on Apr 2, 2020

This is a criminal law question. Resubmit to ‘criminal’ lawyers if you were arrested. If you were legal to carry a gun, and arrested, then it might be a false arrest scenario.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: What can I do to enforc my right to due process? my right to a lawyer was stolen by police when they lied "ERRORED"

No due process? I was not given a lawyer and falsely arrested for fleeing. I committed no crime and video shows no probable cause to pull me over. I was pursued 2 blocks from home where officers were on a call from a caller who said I was dead. (NOT SUICIDAL) dead because of suicide. It was obvious... Read more »

James Avery
James Avery answered on Apr 2, 2020

Local police investigations can sometimes be obtained by reporting an egregious event to the FBI, or Internal Investigations of the subject police department.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: Can a lawyer help me sue the NYCTP and NYPD for continuously harassment and my minor son?

After my ex husband failing to get me deported. He went ahead and made false allegations about me and my minor son to the police. We are always being harassed like criminals. We are labeled thieves in the stores despite the fact that I have no criminal history. My ex is NYPD retired detective so he... Read more »

James Avery
James Avery answered on Apr 2, 2020

Local police corruption can be reported to the Dept of Justice (FBI).

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for New York on
Q: False police report - Fake domestic violence report - Attorney Referral

A false police report was made by my family members and the NYPD arrested me based on that FALSE/FAKE police report. Now, I need a lawyer that can help me file lawsuits for False police report, wrongful arrest, financial harm, destruction of reputation, mental stress & conspiracy. Thanks.

James Avery
James Avery answered on Apr 2, 2020

Do you have proof that the police KNEW the report was false and DELIBERATELY arrested you without evidence? How many years in jail did you spend as a result?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for New York on
Q: Is this a violation of the First Amendment?

I recently created a project on Social Security and I did it in a satirical way with labeling a few of my classmates as "blind" or "dependent", I got their full consent, and I showed everyone I interacted with that day the video for their approval. However, my teacher rejected my project due to the... Read more »

James Avery
James Avery answered on Apr 2, 2020

Your teacher is allowed to exercise discretion in the classroom, and students have no established right to exercise free speech in the classroom.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for New York on
Q: Provide a scenario of legal negligence and explain which elements of negligence are factors in the scenario.
James Avery
James Avery answered on Apr 2, 2020

The most common scenario of negligence (lack of due care judged by professional standards) is failing to diligently pursue legal matters, including failure to file timely lawsuits. Many lawyers do not use modern software for tracking cases, etc. The damage which occurs is the value of the matter... Read more »

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