answered on Feb 25, 2023
If a child's full name is not included in a motion for adoption, it could be considered a technical error. However, this does not necessarily mean that the motion is invalid or illegal. It is possible that the court could allow the motion to proceed and consider the child's identity and... Read more »
I hired a lawyer that can practice in DC, however, his firm is based in Atlanta, Georgia. This lawyer lied, filed documents without my consent, and disappeared by not responding to emails and text messages, etc. and my case was just dismissed due to his erratic behavior.
I reached out to... Read more »
answered on Jul 2, 2020
It sound like you may have a legal malpractice claim against the firm. Without more details, it's hard to provide more information, but it's certainly worth exploring and I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help if you decide to engage an attorney. Good luck.
The client or plaintiff has legal rep . In case of untimely death. What action does legal rep need to do to continue court case
answered on Jun 1, 2020
It depends on whether the type of claim is one that survives the death of the party in the case. Some claims do not survive and must come to an end (libel actions, for instance; child support/alimony and custody cases; etc.). others, such as contract actions, claims for damages caused by... Read more »
I hired a moving company to relocate my items in Seattle to DC. They are now claiming that my storage until which only held a capacity of 400 cu ft took up 425 cu ft of their trailer and that they have to transfer my items to a shuttle because the semi currently carrying my items is too big to go... Read more »
answered on Jan 21, 2020
Well, I think you should call a lawyer and see what he can do. It's going to cost, but probably less than the $853.00. If the lawyer can't work something out, if you want your property back you may have to pay now and sue later...if you have a legal grounds to sue. It all depends on whats... Read more »
My mother's house had 1/3 roof replaced due to a wrong address. In result of myself stopping the roof contractor's workers, I fell over the tarp that blocked the path. My ankle is broken and other foot is injured. Adjuster said we need to go together in a claim against lowe's.
answered on May 17, 2019
You have a number of options. You could contact attorneys on this site (under Find a Lawyer), you could go through a bar association referral, or you could conduct your own independent search on the Internet.
The law firm representing me in a civil/non-payment of rent pro bono case made a donation to a non - profit legal organization that filed an unfounded domestic violence (criminal) case against me in family court on behalf of a woman who married me for a green card.The law firm did nothing for me... Read more »
answered on Nov 30, 2018
Well, I guess you got what you paid for. But seriously, even though the firm represented you for free, if it was negligent in the handling of your case and breached its duty of care compared to other law firms in the community, handling the same types of cases, theoretically you can sue the firm.... Read more »
answered on Oct 5, 2018
DC law applies to the accident. If you were injured, you should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. There are some things that, if not done soon after the accident, may hurt your case. For example, you want to get pictures of any property damage (e.g. car, bicycle) before it is repaired,... Read more »
I was the accused in a criminal matter with employer. It got dismissed and then I filed a civil case in Superior court suing for wrongful termination.I did not know to stay the civil proceedings pending criminal trial. Now defendant is trying to time bar all issues. Can parallel cases be... Read more »
answered on Jul 28, 2018
Since you filed your civil case after the criminal case had been resolved, the court could not have stayed a case (the civil case) that had not yet been filed. I believe you could have filed the civil case while the pending criminal action was going on, in which case the Court could have stayed... Read more »
My former employer refuses to pay me for the time. The handbook says that any unused vacation time is paid on your final check. I informed him that I did not receive it on my last check. He sent me a letter stating that he's not paying me for the vacation time because I was terminated. The... Read more »
answered on Sep 22, 2017
You can file a claim with the Washington DC Office of Wage and Hour Compliance. The website is https://does.dc.gov/service/office-wage-hour-compliance.
answered on Jun 30, 2017
For Alcoa suits you'd have to go through each one--there's no master subject index. Note that some states do code by type so you can narrow inquiry down to "tort." Buidling materials have not generally been regulated as that is up to building codes--federal regulation was fought... Read more »
answered on Jun 29, 2017
There are construction codes in each city, county, state, and the federal government that apply to construction standards. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my... Read more »
answered on Mar 17, 2017
A continuance is a request to move a date for a hearing further in the future. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and... Read more »
answered on Mar 13, 2011
It's a matter of rule. But that is not necessarily the true question. You should ask what is the scope of the judgment, and how can it be enforced, and for how long?
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