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Q: Does a letter of intent have to have the words letter of intent on it

Can you tell me what is required to be in a letter of intent when filing against police misconduct? And does one have to be filed in order to sue?

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answered on Apr 11, 2024

A letter of intent, in the context of filing a claim against police misconduct, is a formal notice that informs the government agency of your intention to file a lawsuit. While there is no strict requirement to include the words "letter of intent" in the document, it should clearly convey... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Personal Injury for Connecticut on
Q: What kind of lawyer do I need to pursue action against a business for discrimination against disabled customers?

I am disabled and I feel dehumanized. I buy my groceries with my health insurance. When I try to use my benefits at self check out at Big Grocery Franchise, an alarm goes off. This does not happen at other big grocery stores which also accept my insurance.

In the mornings, there are no... View More

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answered on Jan 1, 2024

In your situation, where you believe you have faced discrimination due to your disability, particularly in a retail environment, you should consider contacting an attorney who has experience in civil rights and employment discrimination law. These attorneys typically handle cases involving... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law, Civil Rights and Juvenile Law for Connecticut on
Q: My mother works at high School in CT. As a monitor They are telling her she has to sit in the boys bathroom .is it legal
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answered on Nov 27, 2023

No, it is not legal for your mother to be forced to sit in the boys' bathroom at the high school where she works as a monitor. This is a violation of her right to privacy and could also be considered sexual harassment.

In this case, your mother is being subjected to unwanted sexual...
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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment, Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Connecticut on
Q: Need a lawsuit lawyer about several issues that occured emotionally, physically, sexually and traumatized from dcf care

What area of law does all of this fall into if your trying to sue the state if your kids were wrongfully diagnosed and put on narcotics when they never had any psychiatric issues, and were sexually abused, physically abused, traumatized and neglected while in foster care. What form of a lawsuit... View More

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jun 9, 2023

This case arises under FAMILY/CHILD ABUSE AND GOVERNMENT CLAIMS law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your jurisdiction that specializes in this kind of law. Thank you for using Justia, Ask a Lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Rights for Connecticut on
Q: Can I be sued by a photographer who I worked with who wants my video work handed over to him?

Never signed any agreement/contract. Work was always delivered to clients through photographer. All clients have their work.

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answered on Mar 16, 2021

You provide an interesting legal question and situation. To fully address the legal issue, you will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: We are having a civil matter with the management in our apartment complex. The tenant below us smokes inside, and the

Second hand smoke comes inside our apartment. This has been causing health issues, and we wouldn’t of moved here if we knew it wasn’t non smoking as advertise on there web page and stated in the leased as no smoking. After complaining to management she responded with a letter saying that... View More

Paul C. Jensen Jr.
Paul C. Jensen Jr.
answered on Feb 27, 2021

You may have a claim for constructive eviction. Connecticut law provides that your landlord has the obligation to ensure that conditions do not render your unit "unfit or uninhabitable." Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 47a-7(a). Connecticut courts recognize that "[a]ny disturbance of the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Connecticut on
Q: Do I have any legal standing with both the city official and my job?

I was just insulted and belittled by a city official regarding a building I manage. The city official used profanity and said no one here even speaks inglish and continued to yell and when I asked for his name he got 3inches from my face and was yelling at me with over a dozen workers present that... View More

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answered on Feb 19, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation with your former employer. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your legal questions. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

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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... View 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.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Connecticut on
Q: I had shingles and my manager went and told the whole staff and the manager across the street

When the manager across the street came in to grab something she let everyone know what was going on and there was a customer in the bathroom

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 24, 2019

I assume you are asking if there is a suit. You may have a claim for hostile work environment but this is very tricky-contact a member of the Ct. Trial Lawyers Assn that handles employment issues. They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Connecticut on
Q: Is incest within 2 consentual adults illegal in the state of Connecticut?
Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg
answered on Aug 8, 2019

Incest is defined in Connecticut code § 53a-19. It is a Class D Felony that can subject someone to imprisonment between 1 and 5 years and can be accompanied by a fine of up to $5,000.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: This is strange but I am renting a room out of a condo and the guy renting it to us put up a camera in the living room.

You can see when it's recording at certain times of the day

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Jul 31, 2018

And the question is?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Banking, Consumer Law and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: I lived with my x girl house were not married my checks from work got direct deposit into her bank can i get it back

We were not married and had nothing in writing about any agreement and everything was under her name

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg
answered on Aug 11, 2017

It will depend on how this all transpired. Did you authorize this transfer somehow? Did she commit identity fraud? Your question is still somewhat vague.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Connecticut on
Q: If your in a place that is being raided for a search&sezure can the officers actually cavitysearch you in the house
Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
answered on May 20, 2017

A cavity search is highly intrusive, and would generally need to be justified by a warrant.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Connecticut on
Q: I found out recently that I had potentially unnecessary surgery performed on me as an infant, do I have any recourse?

I've attempted to contact the hospital to request records but apparently they purge all records 10 years after discharge in accordance with CT state law. Not knowing the details of this surgery has major implications on my medical affairs currently. Also, the possibility that the surgeon... View More

Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts
answered on Dec 23, 2016

The statue of limitations will be a major hurdle. I don't see any way around it.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Internet Law and Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: I am a professional female living in CT. my ex's current female friend stole a 5 yr old explicit video from his phone

she sent the video to me from his phone with the phrase "don't play with me" I am now fearful that she might post this explicit video online. I contacted my ex and he had no knowledge of the video being taken from his phone and swore he would never post or share it per our agreement... View More

Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts
answered on Aug 13, 2016

If it does become a court case, perhaps it would fall under Invasion of Privacy. You might let her know that there would be legal consequences to her if she were to post this video and that you would have no hesitation in taking legal action.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Connecticut on
Q: Is filming your or another person's interactions with law enforcement legal in Connecticut?

With the ever-increasing concerns over public safety and the growing "police state" a lot of people opt to document their encounters with police as a means to keep both sides honest and safe. Is it legal to film considering there is no reasonable expectation of privacy while on the job?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Sep 1, 2015

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/04/what-to-say-when-the-police-tell-you-to-stop-filming-them/391610/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/13/filming-police-officers_n_5676940.html

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