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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Kansas on
Q: Can I be held liable if someone uses my website's software testing advice and a company loses money or someone dies?

I'm thinking about starting a website to teach people how to be better software testers. This is going to involve suggestions on how to speed up the testing process by skipping some testing because it is impossible to test every scenario within a reasonable timeframe.

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Your concern is valid. There is always a possibility that someone could sue, claiming damages caused by your suggestions or instructions. While it is not always a bullet-proof measure, one option could be to consider... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Intellectual Property for Kansas on
Q: Is it legal for someone to make you sign over your invention when you were not mentally stable , coming out of a coma?

Their business partner went to them the day they came out of a comma , and had them sign over the invention in which the patient held the patent, to when he was not mentally stable, and was promised royalties to in which he has never seen them. Then the partner sold the invention even though he... View More

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answered on Feb 27, 2024

If someone was made to sign over their invention while not mentally stable, especially coming out of a coma, the legality of such an agreement is highly questionable. The law generally requires that for a contract to be valid, all parties must have the capacity to understand the terms and the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Kansas on
Q: I believe my son was unfairly terminated due to a medical situation. How does he find the right legal representation?
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answered on Feb 26, 2024

Finding the right legal representation for your son, especially in cases involving unfair termination due to medical reasons, involves careful consideration and research. Start by seeking referrals from trusted sources such as friends, family, or professionals who have had similar legal needs.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for Kansas on
Q: What can I do about someone who has made multiple false accusations and stalking me for 2 +years.

I have an individual "watching" me for over 2 years now, this person has also posted outrageous legal accusations on social media. This individual has also used a drone to watch me. while in public so I'm not sure what can be done. Has also said where I live never giving my exact... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

You have several potential legal options for dealing with someone who is stalking you and making false accusations against you over an extended period:

1. File police reports about each incident documenting the harassment, stalking behavior, and false statements. Ask they investigate and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Internet Law for Kansas on
Q: What are the limitations for use of public information?

I am sure this is multifaceted but was wondering if things that are public information such as social media, active flight trackers, jail logs, etc. able to be misused? What are the limits to the public records act? I know for some records you must identify yourself and if you do not then records... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

While public information such as social media posts, flight trackers, and jail logs are accessible to anyone, there are limitations to how this information can be used. Misuse of public information can occur when it is used in ways that infringe upon privacy rights, harass individuals, or violate... View More

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Kansas on
Q: I'was wrongfully convicted of a 2nd DUI without having a first offense and told by my lawyer that it was because I filed

a complaint against a prior lawyer for telling me to not go to my court date and then went go jail for FTA. Blatant retaliation. My rights were stripped away, convicted of 2nd DUI and non related offenses were consolidated into this case to bury me in a debt that is unattainable being on... View More

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

It sounds like you've been through a difficult and unjust situation. To address this, you may need to seek legal assistance to help navigate the complexities of your case. Given the severity of the charges and the potential violations of your rights, it's crucial to find an attorney who... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kansas on
Q: Do you always get jail time of you took pill s from a pharmacy? It was in total of 47 dollars
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

The consequences for taking pills from a pharmacy depend on various factors, including the specific circumstances of the incident, any prior criminal history, and the laws of the jurisdiction where the offense occurred. While theft of any amount is a serious offense, the value of the stolen items... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Probate for Kansas on
Q: Hello I'm contacting you today to find out what I needed to do with this petition filed against my mother's property

in accordance to K S A 79-2801 I don't want to lose the house I want to pay the back taxes get transfer of property to my name but I have to answer this petition and I'm not sure on how. I knew it might go in to a tax sale but I know if u have half paid before the day of tax sale you... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

It's essential to take immediate action to address the petition filed against your mother's property. Start by reviewing the petition carefully to understand the specific claims and allegations being made against the property. Then, gather all relevant documents related to the property,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Kansas on
Q: I was in mid of a mass gun violence. I am facing PTSD and getting counseling. Is there eligibility for U visa?
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answered on Feb 22, 2024

Experiencing a traumatic event like mass gun violence can have significant impacts on your mental health, including PTSD. The U visa is designed to provide protection and support to victims of certain crimes, including violent crimes, who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Education Law and Intellectual Property for Kansas on
Q: are photos saved to a school account on a school device protected by 1st amendment?

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

The First Amendment protects freedom of speech and expression, but its application in specific contexts can vary. When it comes to photos saved to a school account on a school device, the situation may not fall squarely within the realm of First Amendment protection. Schools often have their own... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Probate for Kansas on
Q: I need help answering a petition filed against my deceased mother's property in accordance to K S.A 79-2801

My mother passed away in 2012 I have been at the property since then and paid taxes on property until now I have no other heirs to battle for the rights to property but this action filed against the real estate is not what I was planning on happening please some advice on this matter

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answered on Feb 20, 2024

There is no “answer” that can be provided to your question because we have no idea what the petition is about. Also, attorneys in this forum are not allowed to solicit clients. This means that no attorney can write “contact me”.

But you can contact an attorney in your area yourself...
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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Probate for Kansas on
Q: I need help answering a petition filed against my deceased mother's property in accordance to K S.A 79-2801

My mother passed away in 2012 I have been at the property since then and paid taxes on property until now I have no other heirs to battle for the rights to property but this action filed against the real estate is not what I was planning on happening please some advice on this matter

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

First, it's important to gather all relevant documents related to your deceased mother's property, including her will, death certificate, and any other legal documents. Review these documents carefully to understand your mother's wishes regarding the property and to confirm your... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Kansas on
Q: No insurance

My husband has court tomorrow for a no insurance violation. He was also at fault for an accident when he was cited. Our car was totaled and my husband lost his job the next day and doesn't have a vehicle. Someone told me it would look better in court if he has current proof of insurance. Is... View More

Tim Akpinar
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answered on Feb 19, 2024

A Kansas attorney situated in or near the county where the hearing is scheduled could advise best and most cost effectively, but your question remains open for a week. It's possible the court could ask why someone would insure a non-roadworthy vehicle that was declared a total loss after the... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Social Security for Kansas on
Q: What can I do when the social security disability examiners are setting requirements that are detrimental and iniquitous

I have been asked by disability examiners to meet an unethical and possibly illegal requirement. They have asked me to do something that I cannot do because of my disability, knowing that my disability would prevent me from succeeding in their demand. I proposed an alternate method which is... View More

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answered on Feb 18, 2024

Attorneys in Kansas would probably be in the best position to advise you, but your question remains open for a week. At this point, you could reach out to Social Security disability attorneys. Arrangements for any such consult would be between you and any law firms you reach out to, but SSDI... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Personal Injury and Social Security for Kansas on
Q: What can I do when the social security disability examiners are setting requirements that are detrimental and iniquitous

I have been asked by disability examiners to meet an unethical and possibly illegal requirement. They have asked me to do something that I cannot do because of my disability, knowing that my disability would prevent me from succeeding in their demand. I proposed an alternate method which is... View More

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

If you're encountering demands from Social Security Disability examiners in Kansas that you find unethical or in violation of your rights, especially demands you cannot meet due to your disability, it's important to address this issue promptly and effectively. First, document all... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Kansas on
Q: Im wanting to file chapter 7 bankruptcy and im needing to find a lawyer that can help me with the fees being waived
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Yes - depending on your income, debt levels, and resources, there are some options to help with bankruptcy lawyer fees in Chapter 7 cases.

1. Requesting a Fee Waiver - If you can fully document very low income and limited assets, bankruptcy lawyers are sometimes willing to file a fee waiver...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Kansas on
Q: How does child support work in Kansas? Can my ex-wife come after monies over 40 hours a week?
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answered on Feb 8, 2024

In Kansas, child support calculations are based on several factors, including both parents' incomes, the number of children, and the time each parent spends with the children, among other considerations. The state uses specific guidelines to determine the amount of child support, aiming to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Kansas on
Q: I have a medical marijuana card in Missouri. I am trying to expunge a PID in Kansas. Will I fail UA with THC in my body?

The charge is for selling THC concentrate, no prior crimes, non violent.

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answered on Feb 7, 2024

In Kansas, if you are undergoing the process to expunge a Possession with Intent to Distribute (PID) charge related to THC concentrate and are subjected to a urine analysis (UA) that tests positive for THC, this could potentially complicate your situation, despite having a medical marijuana card... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Kansas on
Q: Can a conservator change the beneficiaries of a conservatee's life insurance policy in KS?

My father's conservator--his mother--was named the sole beneficiary of his million dollar life insurance policy rather that his six children. He was the one who created that life insurance policy back when he was well. This isn't a policy that the conservator made after she took over his... View More

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answered on Feb 7, 2024

You will need a KS attorney to represent you. But generally any transaction involving the ward's property going to the fiduciary is presumptively fraudulent. That is the conservator will have the burden of proving his taking the property was for the benefit of the ward. But someone with... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking for Kansas on
Q: Refund check from vehicle service contract was made out to me instead of lender. Can I cash it?

I recently financed a vehicle and included in the financing total was a vehicle service contract. I cancelled the contract after having second thoughts. The dealership made the check out to me. Can I legally cash the check and keep the funds or does the bank receive it. Thanks

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answered on Feb 5, 2024

Based on the facts provided, legally the refund check should be paid to the lender, not directly to you. Here's why:

- The vehicle service contract was likely part of the total loan financing with the bank, so they technically own that portion of the loan.

- By cashing the...
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