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Q: Can I sue a storage company for losing my items?

I am a student in the UK and during the summer I usually store my personal belongings in student storage here because they are cheap and effective. This year, however, I have been returned two out of the three items that I have placed in their custody, the third and last remaining item I had been... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 16, 2019

First look at the terms of your agreement. It's possible that they have provisions that outline the remedies of a customer. As a general matter, such agreements sometimes limit the forum to arbitration, or if they do accept civil suit, the venue is limited to the courts of a certain county, or... Read more »

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Q: If a product is recalled, is the company required to come pick it up?
Timothy Fizer
Timothy Fizer answered on Sep 16, 2018

You have not provided sufficient information to be able to answer this question, because there are too many variables.

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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Civil Litigation for District of Columbia on
Q: Hi. Is there a way to search if Alcoa Inc. has been sued b/c of cladding deficienties? Or when cladding was regulated?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing 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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability, Civil Litigation and Environmental for District of Columbia on
Q: Hello I am looking for statues/codes on cladding. So far, I've found 42 U.S.C. § 9703. Thoughts? Thanks!
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. 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 »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for District of Columbia on
Q: Hello! There was a dog poop in the bread I purchased. What can I do?
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on May 5, 2017

Throw it out, and tell the store manager: that's one option, and the one I prefer. Or you can make a lawsuit out of it: that's the other option. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability for District of Columbia on
Q: My daughter suffered a severe stroke after having a lupron injection. Have there been other victims?

She suffered the stroke on 12-3-16

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 30, 2016

Yes. Go to LupronHub.com As to whether there is a case, a lot depends on her underlying clinical condition etc.

For instance there were problems with strokes and certain oral contraceptives, but because people can have strokes at any age it was a question of statistics and other issues...
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Q: A product that I bought used injured me. Can I bring a suit against the seller, the manufacturer, or both?
David Benowitz
David Benowitz answered on Apr 1, 2011

States are split regarding product liability for sellers of used products. Some states specifically exclude the sale or repair of used products from products liability rules. In other states, the general products liability rules apply. Among the states that apply general products liability rules,... Read more »

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