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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Illinois on
Q: IF I BELIEVE THAT SOME CPD OFFICERS ARE ACTING DISCRIMINATORY . WHAT SHOULD I DO

IVE FILED COMPLAINT AND HAVE FOUND A HISTORY. PLUS I HAVE A COMMUNITY OF WITNESSES

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 14, 2019

Typing in all capital letters is considered shouting and offensive

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: Is there a possibly that I would win if I request my spouse to pay 100% of our child's mental health fees..

if they were the cause of the visits?

Our child was seen by several therapist regarding stress caused by the other parent. Stress that was because the other parent involved them in adult matters, conversations, appointments\visits that caused undo anxiety and stress. Could I file a motion... Read more »

Marilyn  Johnson
Marilyn Johnson answered on Aug 6, 2019

You do not indicate if your spouse is your former spouse. If you are divorced, there should be a provision in your judgment in regards to medical expenses for your child. You need to refer to the judgment . If you are not divorced then your spouse is under no obligation to reimburse you for past... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: Can our company hire an attorney on staff and use her to go after other companies in civil court?

We have worked with a few companies that have clearly broken contracts with us. The damages are not worth an expensive attorney or law firm. We want to hire an attorney to work with us on salary to go after these companies. Is it legal for us to do this?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 28, 2019

As a general matter, companies do what you describe all the time. The position is sometimes designated as an in-house counsel. They advise officers on key decisions, they litigate cases (or depending on the size of the company, oversee cases farmed out to outside counsel), they check company... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: There was a roach in my drink from McDonald's yesterday
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 26, 2019

In an attorney consult, it would be helpful to be able to provide supporting medical documentation of damages. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: Are there any 24 hours attorneys I can find for finding a roach in my drink from McDonald's???
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 17, 2019

There probably are, but sometimes, the 24/7 ads involve answering services. If you want to discuss the matter with an attorney, the best chances are during business hours, Monday through Friday. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Consumer Law and Construction Law for Illinois on
Q: can I sue a prebuilt shed company?

I bought a brand new 10x12 prebuilt shed delivered to my property that leaked from day one. After a few half hearted attempts to fix it among several non returned calls and no shows the owner of the company said he would take it back and refund my money. That was 2 months ago every time I call him... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 17, 2019

First check the terms of the agreement. It could possibly contain provisions that include arbitration as a forum for handling disputes.

Tim Akpinar

4 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Illinois on
Q: Do the courts verify validity of insurance once a case is dismissed?

I went to court today to prove I had valid insurance. My case was dismissed. Do the courts contact the DMV to verify my insurance. I don’t want my insurance company to drop me because of this small incident where I couldn’t find my insurance card. Should I expect any correspondence with the... Read more »

James G. Dimeas
James G. Dimeas answered on Jul 11, 2019

You will not receive any correspondence from the Court or your insurance company. I have had prosecutors call the insurance company to verify that the card was accurate. I have had clients get caught with a fake insurance card. That's the only reason why you should be worried about the prosecutor... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Copyright and Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: Do I have any right to photos taken for free?

My sister took my wedding photos for free as a “gift”, but since then has decided she’s not going to give them to me. She won’t talk to anyone or listen to anyone who asks her for the photos. Many family members have offered to pay to see the photos but she refuses. We were married in a... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 17, 2019

Unfortunately, no. The law does not provide for any way to enforce unkept promises unless there was an agreement and unless both sides received consideration. I suggest you try to compromise and at least pay the photographer something--because the photos are hers.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Family Law and Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: In the state of Illinois. Do I have to return a Promise Ring to an exboyfrien?

He now wants the ring, claiming he is paying on it.

But also, he is back with his ex girlfriend.

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Jun 10, 2019

No. He gave you a gift. It's yours.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: In the of Illinois. Do I have to return a Promise Ring to an boyfriend?

He now wants the ring, claiming he is paying on it.

But also, he is back with his ex girlfriend.

Edward X. Clinton, Jr
Edward X. Clinton, Jr answered on Jun 7, 2019

No the ring was a gift voluntarily given to you. It's yours.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Intellectual Property and International Law for Illinois on
Q: I unknowingly traded a minor vehicles. He forged his dads name (same name). They said they are reporting it stolen.

He traded me vehicles across state lines and they said I'm going to be arrested. The vehicle is already in my name and licensed, they said it's my fault and their soon can't have criminal charges brought against him for taking "his" car, which turns out to be his fathers because he's a minor, yet... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 24, 2019

Keep this plausible story in a safe place so you will be able to re-tell it to the police--if they arrest you.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Illinois on
Q: 17 year old forged his fathers name and traded me vehicles across state lines. Parents want to trade back or report

I have the advertised post on Facebook printed out and everything. I already sent the title in. He's in Kentucky, I'm in Illinois.

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on May 23, 2019

I am not sure what your question is.

If you're asking, does the 17 year old need a criminal defense lawyer for any investigation regarding his conduct? Yes. This is a State and a federal offense.

If you're asking, do you need a criminal defense lawyer? If you're under...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Juvenile Law for Illinois on
Q: After possession of alcohol in school and a run away attempt, am I legally aloud to leave the house as a minor alone?

I was recently caught with alcohol at school, and I am now serving 2 weeks of detention and a drug awareness program. On the same day I was caught, I ran away for a few hours and my parents filed a missing persons case. After I was found, I was allowed to freely return home with my father. When... Read more »

William Wolf
William Wolf answered on May 11, 2019

You have to follow your parents rules.

You're lucky that the police are settling things with your parents and not taking this matter to juvenile court.

You don't want to have to deal with a juvenile court judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Tax Law, Workers' Compensation and Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: My husbands employer accidentally paid him after he was fired for six months and we didn't notice bc I work there.

We got a letter from the employer saying we needed to pay back $27k in two weeks. When we got his w-2's and mine , this pay was not reflected at all. We don't know what our right's are in this case. We don't pay much attention to our bank statements and just paid bills as usual and we don't have... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 28, 2019

Whether you look at your bank statements or not is irrelevant. If your employer actually paid your husband $27,000 more than he was entitled, he will either have to give it back or will probably be sued by the employer.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: So I have no small claims case now?

I made a claim against other party's auto insurance for damage to my vehicle. Their auto insurance company denied my claim, said their client is not legally responsible.

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on Apr 5, 2019

Assuming you didn't already make a claim for the property damage with your own insurer, you are not prohibited from filing your own case for the damages. First, make sure your carrier is not already pursuing this claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Employment Law for Illinois on
Q: I had a verbal breach of contract when I signed an offer letter as an independent contractor, can I sue for this matter?

I signed an offer letter with a staffing agency to work as their account manager and the owner of the agency had multiple verbal agreements that he retracted after I signed the letter. I have evidences of witnesses, emails, calls and text proving this matter. Can I sue him for damages for... Read more »

Steve McCann
Steve McCann answered on Feb 18, 2019

You may be entitled to a remedy based on the facts provided, but the viability of recovering on such an action is dependent on specific facts that are not provided here, such as the details around the statements made, as well as the terms of the offer letter you reference. That being the case, I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: How do I get help finding a civil litigation attorney to help me file a lawsuit against a psychologist. I have proof to

Sink the psychologist it’s a slam dunk case. I’m willing to do all work to start it then hand it over to an attorney to litigate it for me

Steve McCann
Steve McCann answered on Jan 21, 2019

It depends on the nature of your claims against the psychologist. That being the case, I recommend organizing everything in your possession related to this matter, including your medical records, and consulting with civil litigation attorney immediately. Many of us offer free consultations, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: Is there a statute of limitations on product liability claims?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 8, 2019

there is a statute of limitations that runs from the date of injury. Some states have a statute of repose that runs from the date a product was made. Contact a member of the Ill. Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Civil Litigation for Illinois on
Q: What type of evidence should I try to preserve after a multi-car accident that caused me injuries?
Steve McCann
Steve McCann answered on Oct 29, 2018

If you were involved in a multi-car accident and sustained injuries, you should first and foremost obtain all medical treatment necessary. Next, you should hire a personal injury attorney. Do not make any statements until you are represented by an attorney.

Many of us offer free...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: Can the owner back out selling house if in rent to own lease agreement if the tenant has done nothing to violate lease?

We signed a one year contract rent to own lease and want to purchase the house and now seller says we have to be out by end of lease and not selling to us.

T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky answered on Sep 28, 2018

Short answer: No Long Answer: A contract is a binding document and commitment between the parties. Before we can say the owner is committed to sell the house to you, you would need to read the terms of the contract. There may be a provision that might allow him to rescind the contract. If the... Read more »

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