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Q: i had a guy work on semi truck he broke part he was working on new park cost 734.00 dollars plus a days work can i sue?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 27, 2020

In general, yes, you can sue if he broke the part while he was working on the truck.

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Q: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida (Pensacola), and the Civil Docket for Case #: 3:18-cv-01466-TKW-MJF,

how do I find the documents related to this cae?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 11, 2020

Contact a federal court trial lawyer who can use their credentials to go online and download the documents you need.

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Q: Can I sue the store that sold my minor children tobacco?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 4, 2020

What are your monetary damages?

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Q: Where can I find a Pro-Bono attorney?
Evelyn Suero
Evelyn Suero answered on May 1, 2020

You can search for Legal Aid in your particular county or check the Florida Bar website for pro bono resources.

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Q: Weird legality about owning glassware in Florida

Basically I'm a chem student and I'm super bored cause of coronavirus so I wanna buy some equipment from amazon and just make fun stuff like plastic. One of those pieces of glassware is a condensation column which is used in distillation. Of course of the many many things that can be... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 13, 2020

To start, you might want to include the statutory reference. Then the thing to do might be to search for caselaw which has interpreted that particular statute.

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Q: Property damage not my fault

I was traveling north on interstate 95 in Maryland ( I live in Florida ) when I had a minor accident, I hit the guardrail at the exit but did no damage. I received a bill for property damage but it was a different guardrail, not the one I hit, they sent pictures and it is at the south bound exit. I... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 11, 2020

If the matter resulted in a traffic violation in connection with the property damage, one option you have is to contact a Maryland traffic ticket attorney to discuss whether they would be able to appear on your behalf. If it did not involve a traffic violation, but was only related to a property... Read more »

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Q: Do I have any legal recourse if a doctor indicated the wrong COD and has not amended a death certificate after 2 months?

My mother was on hospice and passed away 1/28/20. The hospice physician indicated the wrong cause of death on the death certificate. I made them aware of the error and it has not been correctly amended to date. Meanwhile, I am waiting for an accurate certified copy to send to the insurance company... Read more »

Jeffrey Snyder
Jeffrey Snyder answered on Apr 2, 2020

If the cause of death they improperly placed on the death certificate causes a delay or denial of the insurance benefits, then I would say yes. If not, then I do not see a viable cause of action.

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Q: Can an agreement written on paper without a lawyer present be held up in court if the one part wasn't in the state mind?

My emotionally abusive ex forced me into signing an agreement to pay a bill. Being scared of him I signed the paper saying I will pay it. I've regretted it and wish I never signed, he now tells me if I don't pay him he will bring me to court.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 13, 2020

If he does bring you to court you would allege that you signed the agreement under duress. It would be up to the judge or jury.

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Q: My mom passed away in August 4th 2019. Her ex husband will not allow her children to get her personal belongings.

My mom lived in her house from 95 until she past 2019. They divorced so she can get her window benefits from previous marriage. To help myself out will the bills. He also removed her off the house to get it refinance. My mom was the one who purchased the house with hurricane Andrew insurance money.... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 6, 2020

To get the personal effects you will need to see an attorney about filing some sort of probate case.

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Q: I had an attorney who has fell off the face of the earth. I need to know how I get him off my case so I can proceed fwd?
Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Jan 27, 2020

If you cannot get in touch with your attorney you can call the judicial assistant to schedule a status conference. At that hearing you can notify the court that you will be moving forward without an attorney. You could also meet with another attorney to see if they are willing to take over your... Read more »

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Q: What are the consequences for impersonating someone online?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 25, 2020

It could depend on the entire context. If the impersonation has no consequences and involves an innocent practical joke with a friend, it's possible it might mean nothing. If it involves impersonation of a physician, prosecutor, or someone whose position has legal significance in a serious... Read more »

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Q: My neighbors tree is hanging over my fence and distributing debris in my pool who is liable for this
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 15, 2020

Your neighbor is not required to remove the debris from your pool. Trim the overhanging branches if you want.

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Q: We received notice that Mr Huffstetler has retired, we need to know who took over his practice.
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 6, 2020

Call The Florida Bar at 800 342 8011 and explain your situation; they will know how to contact him.

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Q: Is it illegal to share a direct message conversation from Twitter publicly or another forum?

Imparticular messages from a company’s IR person. Im curious about sharing the information and parts of the conversation with ppl on a forum? im in florida

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Dec 10, 2019

Are you bound by any confidentiality agreements? Is the information privileged? Trademarked? Security classified?

If its a private conversation between you and the sender then they might have some claim that you breached confidentiality. Not exactly certain what the information is....
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Q: My husband was picked up by Marion Co Sheriff & taken to The Centers in Ocala, how can I get him out?

He made an unfortunate comment to a receptionist at his doctor's office when she told him he couldn't get an appointment until January. The Jist was he wanted to shoot himself in the head rather than wait because of the pain he is in. Is there any way to expedite his release? What is the process?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 15, 2019

It appears that he is being held pursuant to the Baker Act.

See

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Mental_Health_Act and

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0300-0399/0394/0394PARTIContentsIndex.html

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Q: Can I sue my mom for giving my puppy away without telling me?

I got my puppy when she was 6 weeks old and I have paid for everything for her even her vet bills. And my name is on the vet papers saying I own her. My mom decided to give her away and won’t tell me where she is. Am I allowed to sue her for taking my “property”?

William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 29, 2019

Technically yes. She stole your property - that's a crime. If she sold your property that's also a crime. You can sue your mother in small claims court or report the incident to police and have her charged.

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Q: Someone left a mattress box in my apartment for 1+ years and haven't claimed it knowing it's there. Can I throw it away?

The guy didn't pay rent to live there and left the box in my room for more than 1 whole year. He still visits the apartment frequently and is fully aware that the box is still there but hasn't given any incentive to take it with him. Am I allowed to dispose of said box? This is a tenant... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 25, 2019

Do you mean a box spring (which may have some value) or the box which a mattress was in when it was purchased (trash, presumably)? Give the person who owned it notice that if he doesn't remove it in a reasonable time you will throw it out.

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Q: Do I have a case against my doctor for safety violations?

I am a dialysis patient from out of state. I need to renew my driver's license and at the dmv they asked if I ever fainted and I was honest and said yes due to low blood pressure but it was serval months ago. Now they gave me paperwork to give to my doctor to fill out to make sure I'm... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 19, 2019

An attorney is not qualified to make a determination here as to a safety violation. You're asking about a medical opinion on the actions of an examining physician; only another physician who could review the file documents might possibly be able to make a conclusion as to actions/inactions... Read more »

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Q: Why would I receive a message from The Federal Claims Court House. Asking me to return call, from an automated system

When I call # it goes busy. I live in Fla. What is this court all about. Who would file against me. Lisa Kennedy

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 23, 2019

Unless you are an officer of the federal government, no one would file against you in the U.S. Court of Claims. Someone perhaps dialed your number by mistake or, perhaps more likely, it's some sort of a scam.

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Q: If a person is trying to serve you court papers as do they have to tell you what it is for over the phone if you ask
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 22, 2019

No, they don't have to tell you.

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