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Q: How do I know if my lawyer filed a lawsuit or not

And didn’t share any costs with me

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 17, 2020

A Florida attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. The easiest way to find out is to simply ask them. Additionally, in most states, unified court systems maintain online databases where cases can be looked up. As far as costs, every attorney could work differently -... Read more »

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Q: I applied to an online company called Flirtbucks about three weeks ago. In this application they ask for personal inform

including ss #. I have not heard from them in all this time and they do not respond to my emails. After further research, I see that many other people have had this issue with them. They don't even have a phone number for customer. I am afraid that they will use my personal information. I need... Read more »

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

There are companies that advertise insurance against identity theft. I suggest you look into that.

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Q: I was at the hardrock casino.

I was at the hardrock casino. When i went to put my money in slot machine. A woman got in front of me moving me out of the way. She had no money in the machine and playing three at one time. I told whoever was in charge. They told me she can do what she wants and theres nothing i can do about it.... Read more »

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

And what's your question? Technically it may be a battery, but as the police told you, "get over it".

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Q: Is this Law legit?

Recently my boyfriend and I were hanging out and my mom didn’t like it , sooner she found out we were engaging in sexual activity. He is 21 and I am 16. We did confide in the 16-24 Law policy in Florida, and I did consent without a doubt. My mom says if she sees him or if I talk to him she will... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 5, 2020

There is a close-in-age exception which probably applies in your case, if that's what you mean. But your mother may well be able to get him in trouble under other criminal statutes, so stay away from him.

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Q: anything I can do about my sister's mother in law taking stuff from my nieces gravesite because she is mad about family

Me and my family have put a lot of time and money into keeping up my nieces gravesite and it's all been taken off due to my sister's mother in law being mad about something someone else In my family did. I feel as if she is taking it out on the gravesite and it is extremely disrespectful... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 29, 2020

Florida Statute 872.02 prohibits "Injuring or removing tomb or monument; disturbing contents of grave or tomb; ...". It's a felony. Report it to the police.

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Q: How much does a University's Student Handbook control what can and can't be done?

I am attending a university that requires health insurance from its students. The wording in the handbook makes no mention of when personal insurance can be purchased and school insurance waived. Due to this fact, I purchased the school insurance for fall '19 and then obtained my own mid fall... Read more »

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

If you currently have insurance, It appears that you have complied with the handbook. If the university tries to do something, inform them in writing that you do have insurance. It looks to me that whoever told you that you could only get a waiver in the fall was misinformed.

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Q: I'm being followed IV contacted local and fbi they all say it's not them what should I do
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 12, 2020

Ask your local police to investigate this case as possible stalking. If it's not them, perhaps they can figure out who is following you.

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Q: In Florida is it a state law that you wear a coverup over your swimsuit in a public building that doesn't serve food?

My condo association says that I have to wear a coverup over my swimsuit going from the pool or beach to my unit. They say this is a Florida state law. I have been unable to find this. Can you help?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Aug 11, 2020

I strongly doubt that there is such a state law. The condo association may have such a rule, however.

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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?

ok

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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