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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: New hamspire based broadband company leaves work equipment on street in front of house and there is a impending storm.

Duty risk and professional negligence claim if unable to contact from state of Connecticut

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 9, 2019

Hopefully, no one was injured or no property damaged as a result of the equipment being there. If that were the case, there wouldn't be grounds for a case based on negligence. Although unsecured equipment in such a setting could pose a risk of causing injury or damage, a case would not be based on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: My ex husbands attorney filed a QDRO after our divorce but she entered the wrong %. What do I do?

The QDRO she filed said to pay me 50% of my ex’s savings plan and pension. But in the divorce decree I am supposed to get 60%. It’s been 3years. I just noticed it.

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Dec 3, 2019

You need to file a motion with the court requesting the court to order that the QDRO be corrected, since a judge most likely signed the QDRO and it needs to be redone.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: can i quiet a title if i was awarded the property in a divorce but my ex wife quit claimed it to a third party?

i was awarded our marital property in a divorce but my ex wife quit claimed it to a third party. who thinks and feels they own the property but we both have a recorded deed? how can i quiet their title? or what course of action do i take

Linda Ann Subbloie
Linda Ann Subbloie answered on Dec 3, 2019

I would need more information to provide a good answer, for instance, when did your ex wife quit claim the property to the third party and under what circumstances. Furthermore, I am assuming you did not sign the quit claim deed to the third party. If not, then your wife may have only quit claimed... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate and Tax Law for Connecticut on
Q: My husband discovered someone with similar name is on his taxes and his property is in probate. What should he do?

Can someone probate someone else's property ? The names are similar except the middle name. My husband is alive and well and is the owner of the property. How can this happen and what are the processes to remedy this huge problem ? Thank you.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Nov 23, 2019

Start by contacting the attorney handling he probate and point out the error. Start with a phone call and follow up with a letter. Have an attorney review the response to ensure it is sufficient and satisfactory.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: Whats a lesser charge of witness tampering?

I have been accused by a liar who is trying to lay her blame on me. The police Detective who spoke to me after speaking to her was hostile. He made no attempt to hide it and accused me of lieing

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Nov 22, 2019

I have some great advice for you. 1. Do not speak to any Detectives - the Police are not looking to make friends. Remain silent. 2. Find a criminal defense attorney who offers free consultations and review your situation in detail and get some specific advice on how to proceed

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Connecticut on
Q: if i sexted a girl before the age 18 and then turnt 18 before her parents found out, can i get in trouble if i stopped?

I turned 18 before her parents found out but we stopped long before then. However, she is not 18 yet.

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Nov 19, 2019

To answer your question would depend upon exactly how old the girl was when you were "sexting" her and how old you were at the time. For example if the girl was 15 years old at the time and you were 21 you would be charged with risk of injury to a minor. I think you would seek the advice of an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut on
Q: Pending adjustment of status and speeding ticket?

I have adjustment of status pending. My record is clean

Deron Edward Smallcomb
Deron Edward Smallcomb answered on Nov 7, 2019

A speeding ticket is an infraction, not a misdemeanor or felony. You should be fine.

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Connecticut on
Q: I was fired from my bartender/server job for declaring my tips to the IRS which I have done for the last 22 years
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Nov 4, 2019

That's unfortunate. What exactly is your question? You should consider posting a question under the Employment Law section asking if that is enough cause for an employer to terminate your employment? Or, if maybe there may be grounds for a civil action against your employer?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: can I sue a doctor for misdiagnosis and wrong treatment?

Hi everyone. I just want to start off by saying this is a gynecological problem. So I had a gyno for almost a year and I was being treated for something I had on the outside of my woman parts. I was being treated by using ointments that would burn me so bad and wouldnt work. She even made me do it... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Nov 4, 2019

You have no permanent injuries and any misdiagnosis does not seem to have disadvantaged you in your medical treatment in any meaningful way. Thank goodness you switched doctors and trusted your instincts. Now if your new doctor states that you are suffering and may continue to suffer due to prior... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: Arrested for shoplifting Oct 12 promise to appear Oct 16..no finger printing jail etc...the AMT is for $167 1st time

Suffering from PTSD bipolar social anxiety severe depression and inability to sleep... Have a hard time leaving house without someone with me...on disability and food stamps...also have service dog...was calm during the talk... I was so disconnected emotionally to the point of being present but... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Nov 4, 2019

You can either hire an experienced attorney to speak on your behalf and take care of the matter or you can speak with the state’s attorney before the hearing and explain your situation (Succinctly) and offer to do community service and ask for a withdrawal or nolly of the matter. Don’t panic.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: Do I automatically have to go to prison being a convicted felon caught with a gun

Magazine with more than 10 rounds

Allan F. Friedman
Allan F. Friedman answered on Nov 3, 2019

53a-217 sets forth the penalty for possession of a firearm or ammunition by a felon is a class C felony with a two year mandatory minimum jail sentence. I would suggest that you seek the services of a qualified criminal defense counsel for a free initial consultation to see if there are any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Connecticut on
Q: statute 22-280 says no one but vets can be in possession of distemper vaccines for dogs, yet it is sold over the counter

Tractor supply sells distemper vaccines right in the store. How is this allowed?

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Oct 30, 2019

They likely have written permission from the State Vet. See the statute, The statute is CGS 22-280(a). It reads as follows, “ Sec. 22-280a. Transporting and possession of vaccines and serums for dogs and cats. No antiserum, vaccine or other biological product for use in the control, prevention... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Connecticut on
Q: I can purchase a distemper vaccine over the counter for my dog but statute 22-280 says it is illegal?

You can buy these vaccines right at Tractor Supply. How can they be sold over the counter if there is a statute that says they can not be in possession of anyone but a vet?

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Oct 30, 2019

The statute is CGS 22-280(a). It reads as follows, “ Sec. 22-280a. Transporting and possession of vaccines and serums for dogs and cats. No antiserum, vaccine or other biological product for use in the control, prevention or treatment of canine distemper, canine infectious hepatitis,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Health Care Law for Connecticut on
Q: Can a job offer be revoked due to me being a medical marijuana patient in Connecticut (not gov't job)?

I was offered a job a few months ago (contingent upon a drug screen and background check). I am a medical marijuana patient in the state of CT (PTSD sleep issues) and this job was located instate. I received an email from HR revoking the job offer due to a "failed drug test". When I replied... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Oct 30, 2019

Pursuant to a recent federal district court case (Noffsinger v. SSN Niantic Operating Co. LLC,) Connecticut employees who have received approval from the state agency to use medical marijuana outside of work cannot be fired just because they test positive for marijuana during a drug screening.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Business Law for Connecticut on
Q: a game store owner lets his dogs run around off leash, but I have a service dog and this interferes with her work? Help?

It’s a board game shop and they run Dungeons and dragons groups and other game groups. I want to go but I can’t because of the dogs. What do I do

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Oct 30, 2019

Its likely a private establishment and the owner can allow the dogs to be there. You can’t force the owner to keep his dogs home or tied up in his own shop but you can ask him or her.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Environmental and Federal Crimes for Connecticut on
Q: Is the reticulated python legal in ct, I'm curious because they messed up in the scientific name of the animal?

In the document stated by the DEEP, they state multiple animals that are a illegal to keep in ct. I'm very concerned about this legality because they did not write the correct scientific name for the animal. I wonder about this legality because the same thing had happened with the burmese python... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Oct 30, 2019

They are definitely not legal in Connecticut to own as pets. The DEP has made sure to include this reptile in the language of their code. Under the new regs, animals are listed in four categories. Category one requires the owner to have a permit. Categories 2,3, and 4 are just not legal.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: Should we pursuit abandonment or Summary Process if utilities are turned off and Section 8 is not paying as of 09/30/19?

Original Section 8 tenant died and son moved in to take care of kids. He was supposed to sign up with Sect 8 did not complete process. He moved and took kids with him a couple months now. No notice to owner. No response to Sect 8 letters. Electric and gas are off. Sect 8 made last payment for... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Oct 30, 2019

If the owner/ or last tenant has vacated and taken all of their things and given notice of their leaving, you should be ok to move forward with renting the unit. However, you would be well advised to contact a landlord/ tenant attorney for further elucidation and information. Please feel free to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Connecticut on
Q: Liquor laws in ct prohibits children under 18 to loiter at a bar alone, can they come in to grab a snack?

a club member is complaining because kids come at the bar to grab a snack during their golf round. Our Snack bar and Bar are in the same room because of space constraint, can they come in and grab a snack?

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Oct 30, 2019

There should be no problem with them coming in to grab a quick snack if that is where the snack bar is. The club member is being a cantankerous old creep as some people can be. Unless the minors are causing some kind of disturbance of venturing over to the alcohol end of things, I think you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law for Connecticut on
Q: Was the trial judge right or wrong to cancel my Stay? And are my Lawyers being honest?

THE MOTION OF THE DEFENDANT-APPELLANT, FILED XXXXX, XXXX, FOR REVIEW, HAVING BEEN PRESENTED TO THE COURT, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT REVIEW IS GRANTED, BUT THE RELIEF REQUESTED THEREIN IS DENIED. my attorney said this meant that the appealt court agreed that our stay shouldn't be terminated and... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Oct 30, 2019

From the information you have provided, I would have a hard time answering this question. However, if you have trust issues specific to this attorney, you should really get to the bottom of it. You need to be able to have honest communication with your lawyer. Normally, my advice is to trust your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Connecticut on
Q: Property left to me and 2 siblings. If Will authorizes me to sell the property do I still need court permission in CT.

Also, one sibling is still living in condo. Can he stop sale.

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Oct 30, 2019

This will need to get probated in probate court if it is in Connecticut. I recommend consulting with an experienced probate attorney as soon as possible.

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