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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: If someone lives in my home is not on the lease do I have to allow them to use the stove or washer etc
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answered on Feb 9, 2024

In Louisiana, if someone is living in your home but is not on the lease, they are considered an occupant or a guest, depending on the circumstances of their stay. As a homeowner or primary leaseholder, you generally have control over the use of your property and its amenities. However, if the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: I am a Louisiana resident who's landlord put everything i owned in the home outside without an eviction notice.

My landlord first began to harass me almost daily by coming to my home just walking in not knocking or anything and asking who was there and why are they there. Then on Christmas Day there was an incident involving her niece that I was trying to help. She went a little crazy by breaking my 55"... View More

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answered on Feb 5, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your difficult situation. In Louisiana, landlords are required to follow specific eviction procedures, and it seems like your landlord's actions were not in accordance with the law. It's crucial to document any evidence of her entering your home without... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I was molested in the second grade at Meaux Elementary School. I believe it was 1985. How can I civilly sue him?

My second grade teacher noticed that my behavior indicated that I was being abused. I am 44 years old now so I believe it was 1985. I was under the impression that John Bell Edwards made it possible for people that were abused and wasn't compensated nor was the abuser punished to get a chance... View More

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answered on Jan 30, 2024

I'm very sorry to hear about the abuse you suffered. You have a few options to potentially seek justice and compensation in this case:

1. File a civil lawsuit against the abuser. In Louisiana, you generally have 30 years from the date you turn 18 to file a lawsuit seeking compensation...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: My privacy is being invaded with wifi spy devices in my apartment and nobody don't believe me cause I have mental healt

I look on Google and it see all the devices like screws my air conditioner vent, and more I have proof it's the neighbors and people that come back here .I need some one to come and see me

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answered on Jan 24, 2024

If you believe your privacy is being invaded by the use of spy devices in your apartment in Louisiana, it's important to take steps to address the situation. First, document what you are experiencing. Collect any evidence of the devices you believe are being used, such as photographs or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is there a cut off age for inmates being required to work in Louisiana prison? My father is 82 years old. 100% disabled
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answered on Jan 21, 2024

In Louisiana, there is no specific age cutoff for inmate labor requirements in prisons. However, the health and physical capabilities of an inmate are significant factors in determining their work assignments. Given your father's age and 100% disability status, these should be taken into... View More

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Q: My car which was broken down was stolen, fixed and sold. The police were able to make an arrest and recover my car.

Do I get to pay the thief for the expenses he incured in fixing my stolen car?

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answered on Jan 16, 2024

In Louisiana, the legal principle known as "unjust enrichment" may apply to situations where one party has benefited at the expense of another. If the thief who stole and subsequently repaired your car incurs expenses in the process, they may attempt to argue that they are entitled to... View More

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Q: My car which was broken down was stolen, fixed and sold. The police were able to make an arrest and recover my car.

Do I get to pay the thief for the expenses he incured in fixing my stolen car?

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answered on Jan 16, 2024

No, you do not have to pay the thief for any expenses they incurred on your stolen car. The basic legal principle here is that the thief does not have any valid legal claim to compensation from you even if they invested money into the stolen property. A few key reasons why:

- The thief did...
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: My job violated the ADA, didn't pay overtime wages, and forced a resignation from me. What are my options?
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answered on Jan 13, 2024

If you believe your job has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), failed to pay overtime wages, and forced your resignation, you have several options to consider.

Firstly, for the ADA violation, you can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)....
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Q: My brother was killed by police in Sulpher Louisiana . It’s been really hard to view the police video cams .

We want to see what happen that night . We also want to know why did it take them a long time to take him to the hospital and why was he transfer by police car . We want to vie cámaras but is been hard what can we do . The Case is still under investigation. Is been almost two months . This... View More

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

I'm deeply sorry to hear about your brother's situation. In such cases, obtaining police body cam footage can indeed be challenging, especially while the case is still under investigation. However, you have options to try and access this information.

First, consider submitting a...
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Q: can i take legal action for being forced to listen to offensive rap music at work

i was working as a contract employee in a hospital with a staff that was predominantly black and the music on the radio was always rap hip hop and gospel. i am caucasian and i am not a fan of this type of entertainment and i was never asked if i would like to listen to my music. i once took out my... View More

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answered on Jan 7, 2024

In the context of being forced to listen to certain types of music at work, legal action can be a complex matter. Generally, employers have broad discretion in setting workplace policies, including those related to music played in common areas. However, if the music contains explicitly offensive or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: What are my options for wrongfully being held at the New Orleans International airport on December 24th?

Wrongfully held at the New Orleans International Airport on December 24th. Was told at the end that I was arrested on paper, but I was never read my rights nor was I told I was being detained. While speaking to a female Jefferson Parish Officer, XX comes over, interrupts mid sentence while I am... View More

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answered on Dec 27, 2023

In Louisiana, if you believe you were wrongfully held at the New Orleans International Airport, you have several options to consider. Firstly, document every detail of the incident while it's fresh in your memory. This includes the names of the officers involved, the time, location, and any... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I want to sew the federal government for no help when being tortured by remote neural monitoring I need a lawyer

What kind of lawyer do I need I’m in Louisiana… I can prove the technology is real I been going thru this since 2021

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answered on Dec 23, 2023

In Louisiana, if you're considering legal action against the federal government for issues related to remote neural monitoring, you will need an attorney with experience in federal litigation and possibly one who has handled cases involving civil rights or personal injury.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: User I have a probationary period of 6month and dismissal without notice doing this period. However, I have been told I

I will be sacked by 4pm. I then send my resignation by 4:30pm same today. But the sacked letter came at 6:50pm. Does my resignation stands, since I don’t have to give a notice period to also resign. Context with Nigeria

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answered on Dec 5, 2023

In your situation, where you're employed under a probationary period in Louisiana, and you submitted your resignation after being informed of your impending dismissal but before receiving the official termination letter, the timing of these actions is crucial.

Generally, if you resign...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is a police officer supposed to ask if you are a USCitizen at the beginning of an encounter?

I was once told that in the rules and regulations handed down by the Secretary of State of the United States that the very first question that a police officer is supposed to ask is if you are a USCitizen, because if you are not a USCitizen they may not have jurisdiction over you and technically... View More

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answered on Dec 1, 2023

The information you received is not accurate. In the United States, police officers are not required to ask about citizenship status at the beginning of an encounter. Law enforcement officials have jurisdiction over everyone within their area of authority, regardless of citizenship status. This... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: What is disposition of "Pass without date" on a 1969 charge in LA and then accused hears nothing more about charge?

I am trying to apply for TSA PreCheck but they need more info about an open charge. In 1969 during a student protest in Baton Rouge, LA, I was arrested and charged, along with 10+ other students with a criminal charge. We were defended by the ACLU, I believe. However, after receiving the records... View More

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answered on Nov 18, 2023

In Louisiana, the notation "Pass without date" in a court case typically indicates that the case was postponed indefinitely. This can happen for various reasons, such as a lack of evidence, a decision not to prosecute, or other administrative reasons. However, without a specific dismissal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: When must a person who is not driving ID ?
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answered on Nov 12, 2023

In the United States, the requirement for a non-driving individual to identify themselves to law enforcement varies by state and situation. Generally, if a law enforcement officer has reasonable suspicion that a person is involved in criminal activity, they may request identification.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can city police officers and detectives go outside of city limits to conduct a search and arrest without any parish cops

A crime was committed inside city limits by someone who lives outside of city limits. Can the city police go out of city limits and conduct a search and seizer and arrest without a parish sheriff's officer present . Now the person being accused lives 10 miles from the city limits. Different... View More

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

In Louisiana, city police officers typically have jurisdiction within their own city limits. However, they can conduct investigations and make arrests outside of their city under certain circumstances. For a crime committed within their city, if the suspect resides outside the city limits, city... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: i need legal help

i believe someone has stolen my identity and has all my communications and internet blocked and t they are also putting pics and possible video to various sites. also i believe that they have been trying to harm me intoxicating me. i dont know the reason yet but im working on it. idont know what to... View More

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

In Louisiana, if you suspect identity theft and are experiencing blocked communications, it's essential to take immediate action. Start by trying to contact your parole officer through alternative means, such as visiting their office in person, to explain the situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I need to know how to file a lawsuit for a hardship license in Bossier Parish, LA.
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answered on Oct 27, 2023

In Bossier Parish, Louisiana, to pursue a lawsuit or legal action for a hardship license, the process typically involves filing specific legal documents or motions with the court. This legal action is usually associated with the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) for obtaining a hardship or... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: I have a warrant out for my arrest but didn’t miss the court date intentionally I read the papers wrong what do I do?

The Warrent is active and is from a loan company that I loaned with an wasn’t satisfied with my payment and denied to take the rest of the money and wanted me to pay lawyer fees and court fees

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answered on Oct 12, 2023

Ignoring the warrant can result in arrest and additional complications, so it's crucial to address the issue promptly. Depending on the circumstances, it might be possible to resolve the matter without being taken into custody, especially if you can show that missing the court date was... View More

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