So my sister who is swedish was in washington state and got sick, got sent in to the hospital, she has an insurance from a company in New jersey who now says that the insurance dosent cover the bill from the hospital. What laws would applye to this case? Swedish, Washintons or New Jerseys?
On a basic level, for the purposes of pursuing their bill, the hospital's actions would primarily fall under the billing and collection laws of Washington State. But you must also look at the language found on the hospital's bills, hospital admission or assignment of benefit forms, insurance claim...Read more »
I was driving a rental vehicle from Thrifty, in NJ , which the policeman that stopped me found to be uninsured and with expired registration .I thus received a total of 3 tickets .I was told by my colleagues that being a visiting diplomat, I am immune from prosecution and need ONLY respond to the... Read more »
You are not immune from prosecution just yet. You will need to appear in court and attempt to resolve this summons. Since the car was a rental, the rental service should be able to provide you proof of insurance and registration of the vehicle. This evidence may be shown to the municipal court...Read more »
I purchased a ticket with an international airline. I am based in the U.S and the airline is based in China. The airline has a 24 hour free cancelation policy. Their U.S customer service hotline is only open M-F. However, they have a 24/7 Chinese number hotline. Since I purchased my ticket on a... Read more »
I'm not certain what consumer protections California law would provide here, and that's something a California attorney could advise you on in the best manner. But your question remains open for three weeks. If you pursued the matter in court, the legal fees and/or your time could exceed the amount...Read more »
'Sorry that no one picked up your question in three weeks. At this point, you could look up attorneys here on this site under Find-a-Lawyer, conduct your own independent searches, or look into attorney referral resources from your state's bar association. Good luck
I work for a trucking company, we have the smart drive camera system, these cameras only record several seconds before and several seconds after an event like accident, hard brake, red light etc.. there's two cameras, one facing the front and the other facing me, they are used for security reasons... Read more »
Hello everyone! I was on vacation in California and I have some doubts regarding some events that happened during my stay related to drugs (marihuana). I would like to receive professional advice while finding a lawyer. As for the advice, I do not care if it is by Skype or by other telematic way... Read more »
I paid for a training service that never went ahead and was told I would get a refund. There was difficulty in communication not going through to me to receive my refund and after a year I stopped getting any replies. I only know their business address. Is it possible to take them court without... Read more »
It can depend on the terms of the agreement you entered. Check to see if it has any type of forum selection clause or other restriction as to where disputes are to be adjudicated, or if it contains a mandatory arbitration clause that precludes remedies in civil court or small claims court. You...Read more »
There's a little disharmony in paradise. Wife wishes to remain in USA (being only a US citizen) and is a stay-home Mom; she has not been employed in over 15 years. I am the sole income. I and all kids wish to move back to England. Kids were born in USA but are all naturalized as UK citizens with UK... Read more »
You both have equal rights to the children; so the children may move to the UK with you, but she can also submit a court action to have them returned if she disagrees. Talk to an attorney in the jurisdiction where your family lives to discuss your options.
I will be traveling from Frankfurt to CA, USA. I will be drinking on that airplane because it’s legal since I’m 17 and am within the drinking age of Frankfurt, Germany. Thus, if I drink legally, there is no way for the US border control to arrest me, correct? And they have no right to force me... Read more »
You can either file a K-3 marriage visa which does use the form I 129 (and also the form I 130) or you can file a stand alone I 130. The first would take minimally 6 months to a year, and once approved would give your wife a marriage visa to come to the US. Once she is here, then you would file...Read more »
Ordinarily, a bank provides accountholders with some sort of paperwork when they open the account; that's generally the way it works with attorneys opening escrow or IOLA accounts. If you're talking about an account that you're not aware of (possibly suggesting that an account was opened in your...Read more »
It's a very broad list of matters that covers many different areas. It covers laws that govern international extradition of criminal defendants, shipboard operations, wildlife protection, recognition of intellectual property rights between nations, human rights, international trade, etc. These are...Read more »
This is not the right place to seek legal representation. This is a free public forum designed to allow members of the general public to ask participating lawyers general legal questions. If you want to hire a Justia lawyer, you should use the “Find A Lawyer” tab at the top of this page. You...Read more »
If a person is born in a city A in country B, that person has country B citizenship. But, five years later, that city A is part of a region that gains independence from country B, and the region that has gained independence is now in country C. Is the person now a citizen of country C? (The... Read more »
It's possible this is something that an immigration attorney would want to meet with the petitioner about, which is why it is still open for five weeks. Immigration attorneys I work with who handle immigration-related aspects of my property and casualty cases don't often like to work in the...Read more »
I had a previous tourist visa overstay of 11 years, and left America in 2005 on my own accord and applied for a tourist visa a year after in my home country, I lied and said I only visited America for 2 weeks when I had the visa. At the end of the interview I was denied but given a letter stating... Read more »
You know another reason for the denial, but the consular official likely had the option to select one of many reasons to base the denial upon including INA Section 221(g). It is unclear, but you certainly know that you can be denied, again, in the future for visa fraud through misrepresentation....Read more »
A restraining order of any kind is not a conviction for a crime. If there is an underlying criminal conviction, that could be an issue. You should speak with an immigration attorney who has experience dealing with the impact of the violation of Wisconsin statutes on immigration status.
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