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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Environmental for Michigan on
Q: I came in contact with silicosis dust from diamertous earth and i already had COPD anyways this powderly stuff

This powedrly stuff was put onto my capeting by my sister inlaw anyways afterwards after i inhauled this chemical called diametrous earth 3 days after i inhauled this powderly chemical 3 days afterwards i ended up into the hospital with small bowel obstruction i had to go through surgery because of... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 27, 2020

You should contact a Michigan attorney if this is something on which you are contemplating a claim. Your post remains open for a week and it looks like two-plus years have already elapsed. You should act without further delay to discuss state statutes of limitations for the applicable legal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Environmental for Texas on
Q: my daughter is 13 and has 20 hours of community service she only did 10 because she ran out of space on the sheet whats
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 22, 2020

Please complete your question. Your daughter can make copies or ask for another sheet.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Is a landlord required to find and pay for housing if mold needs to be abated?

I live in an apartment in Anaheim California. The lease is weekly and required to pay by week and it up to a month in advance. I have been stalked and harassed and now the entire ceiling in my closest is saturated with water and brown mold in ceiling. The carpet is wet and my belongings on on the... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jan 15, 2020

Go to the doctor and get treated. Most insurance company have exclusions for mold. You have to use negligence theories. Be careful how to file your pleading. Best of luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Environmental on
Q: Hello, what are the problems in modern environmental law, and how could they be addressed?

I am a high school student interested in environmental law. I want to begin researching, but I am unsure where to start. Could you tell me from a lawyer's perspective what are the problems and how they could be managed? I would be very thankful if you could also recommend me regulations or laws to... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 3, 2020

Between water quality, air quality, waste disposal, recycling, renewable fuels, and other subjects, you'll have no shortage of material. Some major U.S. laws include the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA, and TSCA; there are many others. Once you start reading news articles, you'll gain... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for West Virginia on
Q: What can I do about people driving by my house and throwing their trash in my yard? WV
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 28, 2019

Unfortunately, it isn't really something for which there is an environmental law fix. It's more a matter of common courtesy. You could try posting signs. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental and Products Liability on
Q: Can a country ban a product from another country just because the factory of that product caused damage to environment?

There is some imaginary case from my lecturer and i need to answer it with WTO viewpoint. But i'm so confused because the product is not causing damages, only the factory. Does one of WTO agreement has relation to the factory? As far as i know it is only related to the product

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 24, 2019

I cannot speak for the requirements of the World Trade Organization, but you should be aware that countries can ban products for whatever reason they want as a general policy matter. Some of the substances banned in the United States that used to be used as insulating materials and transformer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for California on
Q: Can I sue California for having fluoride in the water? Fluoride is a neurotoxin and does not help teeth at all.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 2, 2019

There has been legal activity in this area, involving the EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act. You could look into the current disposition of the matter. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Ohio on
Q: I turn 18 in January, I'm still in school. Can I move out of my parents house?

I'm 17 and turn 18 in January. I finished all of the requirements to graduate my junior in high school and decided to go to college my senior year, which my high school pays for. I have a decent job and I have a car. My parents say I can't move out until I graduate high school. I'm absolutely... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 1, 2019

You need an Ohio attorney who is familiar with Family Law/Juvenile Law issues to see your question. There are sections here for that. The Environmental category is for things like oil spills or groundwater contamination; that's probably why no one saw your question for a week. You could repost.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Mississippi on
Q: Can I force george county ms to fix my driveway due to rain water constantly erroding it

I live in george county ms my drive way gets constantly washed away every heavy rain due to the fact the county road is poorly designed and the water from the road has nowhere to go they have no drainage or ditches in place im tired of spending money having it repaired just for it to be wash down... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 23, 2019

I previously answered this question. It had been posted twice, the other time in a different category. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental on
Q: i am a teen and dont look at classify ?

my mommys name is Cristina pyper and she lives with us because her and her boyfriend broke up and now she lives with us because she has no where to live we dont have a lot of money to get her one i just want to see my mommy happy in a home so can you help us please

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 15, 2019

I'm sorry for your difficult situation. This may not really a legal matter, but one of figuring out if your family could receive assistance. For public housing, look into: https://www.hud.gov/states/tennessee/working/localpo/pih

For general financial assistance, look into:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Louisiana on
Q: I am located in Shreveport, Louisiana. My apartment complex has been without hot water for a week now. what can i do?

I have looked up general information on this, and i read somewhere that landlords are supposed to treat this as an emergency. They only have people out here working form 8-5 Monday through Friday. No one was here on the weekend, nor working after 5 on the weekdays. It is getting cold outside and we... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 31, 2019

You want to post this in the Landlord -Tenant section. You need the input of a L-T attorney, not an environmental attorney. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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 Environmental for Kansas on
Q: Am I responsible for water draining downhill from my bkyard to his bkyard when I water my lawn? More below:

My house is at the top of an incline, and his is at the bottom of it. He has now filed a police report against me and plans to file with the Environmental Protection Agency. I do not feel that I am over watering my yard. I am nearly 70 y/o, retired, and only on SS income. Any suggestions or advice... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 27, 2019

Use less water and don't apply until the point that water starts draining onto your neighbor's yard. Tell your neighbor you'll take measures to prevent water draining into his yard. Tell him you'll work with him and ask him to let you know if you reach the point of water running into his yard when... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Environmental, Internet Law and Mergers & Acquisitions for Maryland on
Q: I have been traumatized due to a situation where my spouse and I hippa rights have been violated by the news station .

We have a big lawsuit that needs to be resolved sooner than later I have contacted a lawyer but she is way to expensive. She said I have a very big lawsuit and definitely been traumatized . this is something that will follow our life living here in our town. We only want justice and to live without... Read more »

There is no private cause of action for a HIPAA violation- in other words, an individual may not sue for damages based solely on such a violation. However, the Maryland Confidentiality of Medical Records Act does allow a person to sue for recovery of actual damages. It is possible that the same... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Health Care Law and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: How do I go about getting information about how to get my landlord to spray for cockroaches in my house with out evicted

Without being evicted is what I meant to say

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 9, 2019

You would get the most meaningful input here from an Indiana attorney who knows landlord-tenant law. But your question remains open for four weeks and you include Environmental/Health Care as categories. If your apprehension about disturbing your landlord is based on a fear of creating expense, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for California on
Q: Can the government divert a river onto a small branch of the river?

With pilings and levies and dirt with tamerisks growing on them raised up mounds is how the river was diverted onto an old branch of the river. Now river is concentrated onto and runs on the branch which was smaller but now river is widened at least ten times old river and branch

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 27, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has considerable authority in its work involving flood protection and the maintenance of public waterways. If you contacted them, it's possible they could advise about the specific legislative authority relied upon for such projects. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Environmental and Land Use & Zoning for Ohio on
Q: Is a rusted barbed wire fence surrounding a private golf course built prior to this ordinance remain legal?

The Ohio club has failed to maintain the barbed wire and it is now falling off the fences and is completely rusted. Our housing complex, which abuts the course, has repeatedly asked for its removal. We are obviously concerned about the danger to children and pets from both the barbs and rust.

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 23, 2019

Talk to the club, the local building department, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the facts and advise of your options.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Environmental for California on
Q: Do hotels have to follow certain level certain guidelines How they handle big emergencies? I feel i am being wronged.

I just cant get up and leave so easily. I've been at hotel for a year. I have a few things in my hotel room that will take me several trips to relocate. Its not just my luggage and lets go. Hotel knows my bathroom been leaking and their maintenace guy quit they barely got a new guy. Now the pipe... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 17, 2019

much more info needed.

is there some kind of lease?

if you feel you have been wronged consider small claims where you can sue for up to $10k.

this may be more of a policy issue than legal.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Environmental for Rhode Island on
Q: How do I get permission to walk on Open Space to preserve a grave?
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Sep 16, 2019

Speak to the Cemetery owner.

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental on
Q: Is a tree cutting permit a leagal document? The manicapality has lost all my documents I have submitted, what do I do??

It has personal info on it like address full name email and phone numbers, I was going to pick it up to change one sentence in the document as requested and they emailed me to let me know they have lost it.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 1, 2019

Yes, it could be considered a legal document, maybe not in the sense of a summons and complaint or other court documents, but it is a document that has legal effect. It gives the holder authority to conduct tree removal operations. If you retained copies for your records, you could resubmit your... Read more »

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