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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Missouri on
Q: What is my employer allowed to say to me me at work as far as personal stuff that has nothing to do with work?

So my wife and I work at the same place and we know the owner on a personal level outside of work. Well we got into an argument over the weekend and now he's taking it out on us at work. He called my wife a lier and said she should be ashamed to be a mother. He also brought up some personal... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Aug 4, 2020

Missouri is an employment at will state. It is not unlawful for your employer to be mean, unprofessional, or rude. You have not articulated that any part of the situation was based upon your or your wife's membership in a protected class. If you believe there was unlawful discrimination you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: What actions can I take if the apartment office manager doesn't do anything about a tenant that is breaching the peace.

And also has been doing legal drug activity along with letting another occupant living in the unit (which is not on the lease and a pet) I have tried to verbally talk to this tenant to only be disrespected and threatened...I have noted the authorities and have documentation on the noise... Read more »

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on May 24, 2020

It is unclear from your description whether you have provided written notice of these issues. You should document the problems with your neighbor and send them in writing to both the manager and the landlord/owner. Also, review your lease and see if there is a clause prohibiting disturbing your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Am i able to request a copy of a deposition from the other side? From my lawyer?

It is a mal practice case

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 26, 2020

If you have a lawyer, request it through your lawyer. Typically, each party pays the court reporter for a copy of the deposition transcript. That's how court reporters earn a living.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: How long after everything is finalized do you have to comply with court orders?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 26, 2019

If you have an attorney, this is a question that you should direct to your attorney. In general, however, once an order is issued you must comply immediately unless the order provides a different date.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Can I not let a housekeeper in room if I don't want service

I work nights and sleep days. Been here 9 months plus. Have let them in in the past. Nothing wrong want to be left alone to sleep

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 7, 2019

You've not indicated anything about your living arrangement, i.e., is it a hotel, motel, apartment, or room in someone's residence. Without knowing more, it's impossible to answer your question. I suggest you report or edit your post if possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Excluding president thru Secretary do board members need to be voted in?

Treasure put 2 board members on reinstatement that were never voted on

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on Oct 29, 2019

The answer to your question will be in the operating agreement or bylaws for the entity the board serves. That is where procedural matters are determined. You should ask your entity’s secretary for a copy of that document.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Missouri on
Q: There is any possible way I can reverse foreclosure sale and get the house back if I pay the full amount ?

My ex husband passed away, we had 2 kids, we actually never get separated, the divorce was only on the paper. the lawyer said not to make payments on the house. The house went foreclosed. We still live in this house.

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on Oct 27, 2019

If the house has been sold in foreclosure it belongs to someone else now. If the sale has not yet taken place you may still have a chance to stop the foreclosure. Bring every bit of the paperwork you have received to an attorney right away to find out where you stand.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: can I sue my private highschool for not protecting me against racial aggression, bullying, and hate?

I was bullied and terrorized horribly my senior year of high school for being African American, received threats, and more. My private high school did absolutely nothing on my behalf, or anything to protect me. Do I have the right to sue them? I have since then developed chronic depression and... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 26, 2019

If we wrote no, would you abandon this?

If you wrote yes, then you would need to contact a local lawyer.

So since you will not abandon it, then contact a local lawyer for a consultation

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Construction Law for Missouri on
Q: can a cop forcefully make an arrest without ever obtaining my identity

i brokedown and received promission to leave suv there for couple hours and started to walk and then a vernon county deputy turned around and quickly got out the squad car and started to run up on me with taser drawn and forcefully put handcuffs on me told me i was in possession of stolen plates... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 6, 2019

So if a police officer sees you next to a person, drives by, hears a gunshot, looks in rear view mirror, sees the guy on the ground. Cop turns car around, drives back, sees guy wounded and a gun next to him, the officer cannot arrest you because he first did not identify you?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Real Estate Law for Missouri on
Q: My nephew lives with my mother in a house I purchased. He pays for nothing. What will it take to get him out?

My mother pays for insurance and taxes only. There is no rental agreement for my mother or my nephew. My nephew receives mail at the house, is there some implied agreement? Mom health is failing, what will it take to get him out if he refuses to go when the time comes?

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on Aug 27, 2019

This situation may be more involved than you would think. There are legal procedures in place to evict tenants, but it can be more difficult to evict squatters. You may want to get your nephew paying some nominal amount now, so he can be considered a tenant when the time comes. You should consult... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: Floors have holes and mold everywhere and bugs landlord won't fix and taken us to court over rent we have 5 kids

Big hole in kitchen where my 23month old twins fell in to floor

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jul 12, 2019

You didn't ask a question, but if you want to know what to do, the answer is to meet with an attorney knowledgeable with landlord tenant law. Most importantly, don't ignore the suit or a default judgment will likely be taken against you.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Can an officer give you a ticket 2 weeks after the fact when he didn't address the issue the day of?

2 weeks ago my aunt called me and told me that the cop was at her house saying my dog and some other dog were wondering town and apparently bit another dog. I told my aunt there is no way it was my dog. I then asked to talk to the officer and he told me that someone needed to come get my dog... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jul 5, 2019

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: My name is on nothing at this house and I'll give permission for the police to search it . They find and take clothing

They said that someone seen me breaking in something but they didn't use that video they used a video from the gas station show my clothes from that video that was wearing in that video are they allowed to do that without a warrant and without me telling they can take them

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jun 1, 2019

Your question makes no sense. Parse it. It is a singke run-on. Write single sentences beginning with a caoutal letter and ending with a punctuation mark.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Q: is it legal to make children buy there food at home like sugar for oatmeal or a cookie

Only giving them the bare minimal, no extras at all. no seconds, no sugars, even doing things like making them pay to do their laundry. I know they say it is to teach responsibilities but this is taking it way to far. ALSO letting other children have things in front of the ones who have to do... Read more »

Lydia Seifner
Lydia Seifner answered on May 24, 2019

I would encourage you to contact social services about whomever this is and hotline the situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: About how long does the state have to complete the entire court process legally?

Been Waiting 6 months for the prosecution to provide the test results proving possession of an illegal substance. Still no word and waiting 6 months for new judge to replace the old one

Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers answered on May 1, 2019

The Prosecutor has up to 1 year from the date of the incident to file charges, if it's a misdemeanor such as marijuana possession. It can take several months to receive the lab test results confirming the identification of the illegal substance.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Family Law and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Whether I should do a cease and desist order first or Sue for Defamation Of Character

I had two ex friends get a restraining order against me in May 2018 but, got dismissed in July 2018. Now, I come to find out from mutual friends that since August 2018 to now that they have been telling lies and rumors about me that are not true to other mutual friends and keeping others from... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Apr 27, 2019

I'm not sure what you mean by a "cease and decist order." Unless you are a judge, you cannot issue a court order. Perhaps you meant to ask whether you should send a "letter" first. If so, that's usually a good idea.

Defamation cases in Missouri are generally...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: close friend who is suing for a death of a child and now is begin harresed by the local police and she cant get any help

neighbor keeps calling for stpid reasons that she is not doing and the local cops keep telling my friend it is her fault even though they have no proff that she has done any of the things the neighbor clams she has what can she do have talked to lawyers here and they wont even talk to her just say... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Apr 27, 2019

If she is suing, she has a lawyer. Dhe shoukd discuss this with her lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: can an extended stay hotel refuse to continue to rent due to rumors?

I was put on an extended stay hotel DNR list due to rumors and nothing else. I rented the room for a week and did put another guest on my room she is an adult, I have no control over her. I did nothing wrong never had the police there, did not bother anyone. I was always in my room. Was told that... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 26, 2019

A hotel may not discriminate against you on account of race, religion, national origin, etc., but may discriminate against you on account of merely not liking you or mistakenly believing you are selling drugs.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Missouri on
Q: what kind of lawyer would I need to look for? My exboyfriend was involved in a case where he had the police call on him.

he was attacked by the k9 dogs the dogs were told to heel but they kept attacking. He is wanting to file case against them but will need a pro bono attorney

Joseph Harvath
Joseph Harvath answered on Jan 14, 2019

You would want to talk to a Civil Rights Attorney about filing a lawsuit. And a criminal defense attorney if he was charged with a crime or given a summons for court

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: If my public housing doesn't follow HUD federal posting procedures for eviction does that nullify the action?

I live in a public housing authority with subsidized income based units in a high rise. The housing authority has attempted to evict me by posting a notice, but it lacks telling me what I did (no detail enough to mount a sufficient defense), and they failed to send it with certified mail. Does the... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 8, 2018

Please identify the regulation.

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