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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and International Law on
Q: I have no valid driver's license from any country. But a car rental in Austria rented me a car. Can I sue them?

I currently live in the US. I was just visiting Austria. Are there any laws in Austria that allows me to sue the car rental for negligent entrustment of vehicle to unlicensed driver? My boyfriend has a valid licence and he was listed as second driver and he drove the car and I never drove the car.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 10, 2019

An attorney in Austria could best answer your question, as it would involve Austrian law. But your question remains open for four weeks. Under U.S. law, negligent entrustment under such circumstances would be a cause of action more likely to be raised by an injured plaintiff struck by the rental... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Arkansas on
Q: Can someone from Malta file a police report/law suit against someone in the USA?

I asked someone to draw my cat. I paid him a $100 deposit. $290 was the total.

After some thought I decided that I no longer wanted said drawing as I found it was over priced and not what I was expecting. I asked him to draw my cat on impulse. I informed him I no longer wanted the drawing... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 18, 2019

The police are not likely to involve themselves in a matter of this scope and nature. It is a civil matter involving contract issues. That does not mean he is precluded from pursuing civil remedies. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Texas on
Q: Obtaining Citizenship

I’m married with my US citizen wife about 5 years and planning to get her my home countries citizenship through marriage. is there any restrictions for US citizens to obtaining another countries citizenship through marriage ?

Carl Shusterman
Carl Shusterman answered on Nov 3, 2019

The United States accepts dual citizenship.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law on
Q: International law

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?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 27, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and International Law for New Jersey on
Q: Dear sir/madam I am a diplomat, with a diplomatic passport. I was pulled over by a cop in NJ for illegal lane change.

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 »

Peter A. Michael
Peter A. Michael answered on Sep 26, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and International Law for California on
Q: Can an international airline expect you to pay international calling fees to access their 24/7 customer service?

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 »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 26, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Stockbroker Fraud and International Law on
Q: Crypto binary trade fraud case

Crypto binary trade fraud to me help me claim my money.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 9, 2019

'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

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and International Law for New York on
Q: How legal is it that these cameras record audio?

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 »

V. Jonas Urba
V. Jonas Urba answered on Aug 31, 2019

Why would it not be? Is the vehicle titled in your name and are you operating it for your own private interests during these "events"?

A more interesting question might be your employer demanding your personal cell phone for examination after an "event". Do you know of any law which might...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, International Law and Products Liability on
Q: ORDERPLUS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED don't fulfill orders. I paid them months ago, the products haven't been shipped. SCAM
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 22, 2019

File a protest with your credit card. Some will get your money back for you. Notify the cops and see who they send you to.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and International Law for California on
Q: Vacations in California

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 »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 19, 2019

You will need to contact lawyers directly and indivdually

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, International Law and Small Claims on
Q: Can I take a person to court in Florida for money owed even though I live overseas?

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 »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 18, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law and International Law for Missouri on
Q: I and our 3 kids are dual UK-USA citizens. My wife is USA only. Can kids move to UK with me? If wife wishes to remain...

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 »

Lydia Seifner
Lydia Seifner answered on Aug 12, 2019

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am married who lives in US, PA and wife is my 1st cousin she lives outside the US.

I am married who lives in US, PA and wife is my 1st cousin she lives outside the US.

can I file i130 form for her without problems even it is illegal from marrying 1st cousin under Pennsylvania law.

I am already married I only need to bring her to US.

Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga answered on Aug 8, 2019

As long as the marriage is legitimate where it takes place and the state in which you intend to settle in the US recognizes it, too.

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and International Law for California on
Q: Can I get arrested for being drunk, although not being disruptive in any way, at the passport control?

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 »

Wais Azami
Wais Azami answered on Aug 2, 2019

Too many questions at once and I'll have even more questions in order to answer it properly. Can't do it here. This site is not safe and can be read by police. Call my office instead.

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4 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If I am married Can I file for i129? If not what is the the fastest way just to bring my wife to US? I am US citizen.

I am a US citizen who is married but wife is in another country.

Sheri A Benchetrit
Sheri A Benchetrit answered on Jul 31, 2019

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 »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and International Law for Florida on
Q: If i tell somebody to leave me alone, but they still contantly message me is it considered harrassment?

It's two people, and one lives in another country

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 29, 2019

Yes. Cyberstalking is now being recognized as a crime.

1 Answer | Asked in International Law for Alabama on
Q: How do I find out if I have escrow account in my name .? Or IMF in my name...?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 23, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in International Law on
Q: State the matters governed under international law
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 23, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Civil Rights and International Law for Florida on
Q: changing second name in birth certificate

To whom it may concern,

I'd want to clear up a couple of questions, connected with a birth certificate topic.

We need to change a second name for an eight-year old child. A child has a double citizenship, from US and from Russian Federation (a birth certificate recieved in Miami,... Read more »

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

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and International Law on
Q: I have a general (universal) question regarding citizenship.

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 »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 6, 2019

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 »

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