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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Kansas on
Q: I rent, plumbing issue, I have to pay, only been here 2 months, they have no prior proof work was done before lived

Even if it were hair clogging, would that be from just my two months and be my responsibility, seems like something that’s meant happening over the years..

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 4, 2020

Based on these facts, it's difficult to determine who is liable for the clogging. You could repost in the Landlord-Tenant section, where an attorney with the best insight into these types of situations would have a better chance of picking up your question. As a practical matter, even if you are in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Kansas on
Q: I got let go while on leave after having a 2 seizures at work

I had a seizure my first week employed went 6months without one then had 2 had one with then 3 days went back with a doctor note had one that same night i went back got put on leave then i was let go havent been back. What should i do?

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Dec 31, 2019

You may have a claim for disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but this largely depends on the required job duties for your position. To assert a successful ADA claim, you must be qualified for your job, meaning you must have been able to perform the essential... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Kansas on
Q: I was let go from my job after having a seizure while my job put me on leave my doctor said i would need accomidations

I had a seizure 3 days before went back that night with a note went on the floor and had another seizure havent been back since

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Dec 30, 2019

A medical condition that qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act are protected from discrimination. A termination based on a qualifying disability would be unlawful. However, more facts about your situation are needed. I recommend reaching out to an Employment Law... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Probate and Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: my sister power of attorney. Dad's will He told everyone there part separately. I read the will. After he passed the

Will wasn't followed. Me and my brother contacted her and asked what was going on and She said with what. What dad left each of us. She said there was nothing. I read the will when it was drawn up. And my father never changed it that I know and am sure of. What do I do.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Dec 26, 2019

Hire a probate attorney to help you probate his estate. The court can order all property returned to be properly distributed.

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Kansas on
Q: My husband and I moved to Missouri from Texas. Are our Texas wills valid in Missouri?
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Dec 22, 2019

More likely than not it is still valid, but the only way to know for certain is to have it reviewed by an attorney near you. Estate plans should be reviewed every few years anyway, so this would be a good opportunity

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Kansas on
Q: I was sent a legal notice involving this case, how do I know it’s legitimate?

I received it on November 29th and it says I have to fill out and send the claim form online or by mail by January 20, 2020

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 15, 2019

Look at who sent you the notice of claim. Contact the person or entity to verify whether the claim is legitimate. You could also arrange a brief consultation with an attorney to assist you and advise on what your next course of action should be, if it turns out to be a genuine claim. Good luck... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Kansas on
Q: Can I switch companies after ive had the breathalyzer for a year? I have another year but I'm having nothing but issues.

Its messed up several times but continuously for the last month it keeps messing up amd I have to have it read about every other week.

Brian Leininger
Brian Leininger answered on Dec 3, 2019

Yes, you can absolutely switch. Find a new company and have them lead you through it.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Kansas on
Q: After my mom died, my brother took money out of her bank acct. so she would not qualify for probate, is that legal ?

Mom lived in Kansas and died May 29, 2019 and my brother on May 30th as executor took over $ 130,000 out of her bank . My mom made it so we were able to write checks for her, that's how he took her money after she died. He has now told us that she did't qualify for probate. He is also refusing to... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Nov 13, 2019

Yes, you can open probate yourself and petition to be appointed personal representative yourself. You can then require him to deliver all estate assets to you for proper distribution, including the money he stole from her bank account. You will need a probate attorney to help you with this.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: Is this still True in Missouri? My son is a resident of KS and injured in Missouri. Is he required to subrogate?

His PIP paid $4,000 in medical payments related to his personal injury

David Adams
David Adams answered on Nov 7, 2019

It will likely depend if your son was the owner of the vehicle that was insured and if the policy was his policy. If he was a covered person under his parent's policy, then there is some case law to indicate the med payments do not have to be repaid. If he was the actual insured of a vehicle he... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Education Law for Kansas on
Q: What are the implications of administrators in regards to public access?

I am taking a class in public school law.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 6, 2019

A place to start might be to look into the Americans with Disabilities Act and related state legislation, and possibly how building codes and fire & public safety codes address these issues. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Kansas on
Q: I rented a car a month ago and the car hand controls stop working. I had a accidents, but didn't go to the hospital.

The car had left hand control installed in them. The hand control stop working and i hit a curb. The rental car company sent out a tow driver to fix temporary it worked for a couple of hours and stop working they later picked it up. I didn't go to the hospital and I have been dealing with back... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 5, 2019

It's your choice, but I believe it would be valuable to consult with a Kansas attorney immediately. I realize that people often say this in the aftermath of any accident, but in your case, it could be especially important because an attorney could take steps to preserve evidence here. According to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Kansas on
Q: 5:2019cv03004 need representation

Is a lawyer got interest in this case 5:2019cv03004

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 3, 2019

It might be difficult to solicit the services of a lawyer this way. This is more of a basic question-answer board, not a lawyer referral service. You could look up Kansas lawyers in the Find-a-Lawyer section on this site, conduct your own independent searches, or check the resources of the Kansas... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Kansas on
Q: I was injured while waiting on a bus when 2 vehicles got in wreck. The parts off the vehicles hit me.

The person that caused the wreck delivered to pizzas for Pizza hut but didn't have insurance. Could the insurance from the other vehicle be responsible or pizza hut be responsible since the should be sure the have insured drivers while on duty

David Adams
David Adams answered on Nov 2, 2019

You may have several ways to get a recovery for your injuries. First, yes, Pizza Hut will likely have some liability if their driver was uninsured. Second, if the other vehicle had any fault for causing the accident you may be able to make recovery there. Third, if you owned a vehicle with... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Kansas on
Q: File or not? As far as my credit score figure out how to bring things up to date and pay monthly payment

I have 50,000 in debt behind 2 almost 3 months. The best way to help my score improve. Cards are over 100% usage I am considering filing but need to know what my best route is

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 31, 2019

Consult a bankruptcy lawyer who can analyze your complete financial situation and the give you all the options.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Kansas on
Q: Is my case most likely going to yield a large settlement?

Not to go into too much detail.. but I am pursuing a lawsuit against a vape company for a severe diagnosis; I have done almost everything I need to do on my end before I sign the contingency agreement; the last step is to have a doctor that the lawyer works with examine me to confirm the diagnosis.... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 30, 2019

This is a question that a plaintiff naturally wonders about in any case - what will the settlement or jury verdict be? Your attorney could have a better idea of the value of the case once discovery has been completed and it is ready for the trial calendar. At that point, or possibly sooner,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Copyright and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Kansas on
Q: Can i incorporate the use if one patent (ie toy ) as primary subject in another patent if outcome provides new service

Move object from point A to point B using a patented toy to made life easier

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Oct 29, 2019

Many patented processes use patented components in the process. Sometimes the company seeking the patent on the process owns the patents on the tools or components used in the process, sometimes they do not. It does not matter.

That said, your own idea will need to meet the test of being...
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1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for Kansas on
Q: Am I responsible for water draining downhill from my bkyard to his bkyard when I water my lawn? More below:

My house is at the top of an incline, and his is at the bottom of it. He has now filed a police report against me and plans to file with the Environmental Protection Agency. I do not feel that I am over watering my yard. I am nearly 70 y/o, retired, and only on SS income. Any suggestions or advice... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 27, 2019

Use less water and don't apply until the point that water starts draining onto your neighbor's yard. Tell your neighbor you'll take measures to prevent water draining into his yard. Tell him you'll work with him and ask him to let you know if you reach the point of water running into his yard when... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Trademark for Kansas on
Q: Can you sell something trademarked in a different good and service listed?
Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta answered on Oct 25, 2019

It happens all the time

you need to do a serious analysis to make sure you are not stepping on anybody's rights

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