Communications Law Questions & Answers by State

Communications Law Questions & Answers

Q: Telecom disconnects service without notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Antitrust and Communications Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 14, 2019
Jonathan David Warner's answer
If the bill was not paid, they have the right to disconnect.

Good luck.

Q: Are radiologists free to be careless, by not putting 'all that may be wrong' on reports?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Health Care Law for Alabama on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
No medical professional, or other professional, for that matter, has free license to be careless. The premise is that they will act diligently, thoroughly, professionally, and exercise their best medical judgment in examining films and outlining their findings. Are some more thorough than others? Yes. Is it possibly for one radiologist reading an MRI or CT to identify findings that another might not see? Yes.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Is it legal to have audio surveillance at a restaurant?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Communications Law and Federal Crimes for Oregon on
Answered on Jan 18, 2019
Mr. Michael O. Stevens' answer
If everyone was told they were recording yes, otherwise it is illegal to recover conversations in Oregon without the consent of all parties, implied or otherwise.

Q: Will the judge understand that I didn't know I needed sr-22 for 3rd year? Please help, I never even received a letter.

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Appeals / Appellate Law and Communications Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Jeremy Wang's answer
Illinois law requires you to notify the Secretary of State every time you change your address so they can send you notices. Failure to do so can lead to getting another ticket.

Q: I applied for a job that required me to be 21 at the age of 20. The staff knew but once I turned 21 I got fired. Legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Communications Law and Employment Discrimination for Florida on
Answered on Dec 21, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
In general, most employment is "at will". This means that an employer doesn't need a reason to fire someone. So yes, they can terminate you even under the questionable circumstances you describe.

Q: I'm being harassed by phone from a south carolina resident and I live in P.a..what are my options for filing suit?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Communications Law for South Carolina on
Answered on Dec 18, 2018
John W. Molony's answer
As a South Carolina attorney I cannot speak to the law in Pennsylvania. In South Carolina in situations where one feels threatened or in need of protection, one can seek either a Family Court Order Of Protection or a Restraining Order from a Magistrates’ Court. One would seek an Order of Protection through the Family Court in Order to restrain a family member, an ex-spouse, or a boyfriend or girlfriend they live with or even used to live with. One would seek a Restraining Order from a...

Q: Hello I am a student at William Paterson University I have a project where I have to interview a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Tax Law and Communications Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
This is not the purpose of this forum. Call an attorney during their business hours.

Q: What can I do when a company based in another country ignores my customer’s help message?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, International Law and Internet Law on
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Your customer could contact an officer of the company to verify if the request is reaching the right department. If the company will not respond, and there is a basis for a valid and meaningful claim, your customer could consult with an attorney.

Tim Akpinar

Q: with regard to the recording of phone conversations, does the calling party state consent law apply to the call?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law for Kansas on
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Each state has statutes controlling the issue of whether their citizens can or cannot record conversations of other people without informing the other parties; the federal rule is that recordings are legal if only one party consents. You should consult a Kansas lawyer.

Q: Is it legal to install spyware on another persons phone without their consent or knowledge?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Civil Rights and Communications Law for California on
Answered on Nov 17, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer


Q: How do get my money back (online course)?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Communications Law and Education Law on
Answered on Nov 1, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
Based on these facts alone, it's difficult to say what the chances of recovery are. You could consult with an attorney to learn if you might have a cost-effective recourse through a lawsuit, arbitration, attorney’s letter, or other avenue. The attorney would likely want to see the agreement into which you entered to review its terms and conditions.

Tim Akpinar

Q: If an attorney makes an appearance as additional counsel for a plaintiff, is it required that both are on the filings?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Legal Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
That is not usually how it goes. The judge will want all attorneys to enter their appearances.

Q: Opposing party's lawyer calling, emailing, texting nonstop... what qualifies as harassment? What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Oct 4, 2018
William John Light's answer
It appears that you are in Texas, but are asking questions of California lawyers. We are not qualified to answer questions about Texas law. If you are in California, and are representing yourself, it is quite normal for the opposing attorney to contact you, especially if you have documents pertaining to the proceedings. If you don't want repeated phone calls, give them the documents, or insist that they serve discovery for production of the documents, if appropriate.

Q: is it my US legal right to be allowed to choose how communications (printed hardcopies vs online)are sent to me by NYCHA

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for New York on
Answered on Oct 1, 2018
Elaine Shay's answer
Are you referring to NYCHA's NextGen Online Certification Program? If so, you can inform your property manager that you are opting out of taking advantage of the new option for online recertification and requesst a traditional paper packet

Q: Privacy of communication between children and non-custodial parent

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Communications Law for Arizona on
Answered on Sep 25, 2018
Randi Sirlin's answer
In terms of what is legal in the State of Arizona, this depends, in part, on what your parenting plan states.

Most parenting plans do contain clauses regarding communications between the parent who is not with the children and the children and a good parenting plan will include orders that the parents allow privacy for the child and communicating parent, so long as there are no concerns regarding inappropriate communications.

If your parenting plan does not have the appropriate...

Q: What is the law in Ohio for HOAs regarding monthly board meetings pertaining to open communication of agenda?

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Ohio law for condominium operation can be found at this link: See Sections 5311.09 and 091.

There can be additional rules in the condominium declaration and bylaws.

See also this link:

It provides rules for operation of non-profit corporations. A condominium association is usually formed as a non-profit corporation.

Q: I was given a ticket for harassment on Fort Campbell, KY. It’s my first offense ever. What should I expect?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Military Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Sep 23, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Hire a lawyer and with your evidence, you should be fine.

Q: I have a tpo against my baby's dad I'm trying to lift it. Can I have a video visit with him without him being in trouble

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Communications Law for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 9, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
He would be violating the TPO and committing another felony. Stop trying to contact him. If you want the TPO dismissed, file a motion, but do not contact him while the order is in place.

Q: Why can't I receive any information regarding my sons suicide investigation autopsy

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Answered on Aug 28, 2018
William John Light's answer
Your question is posted in CA. Doubtful anyone here knows anything about Alabama law. I am sorry for your loss.

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