James G. Ahlberg's answer Coercion means the equivalent of putting a gun to your head, so probably not. If he or she tried to get you to sign for a low settlement, you could have looked at the lawyer and said, "If you can't get me more than that, you're fired," then looked for another lawyer. Also, bear in mind that i's human nature for everyone to think their particular case is worth a lot of money. Sometimes the hardest part of a case is getting a client to understand that their idea of the value of their case...
V. Jonas Urba's answer Constructive discharge is very difficult to prove. You must show that a reasonable person would not have continued working.
If you qualify, apply honestly for unemployment benefits. If you are unable to recover unemployment compensation, assuming you may need to appeal a denial of benefits, a discrimination charge might be even more challenging.
You have 300 days (after you quit or were fired) to file with the EEOC and 1 year to file with the New York State Division of Human...
Peter Munsing's answer I think I answered this already. Did the tavern have insurance? That should cover the claim, get her an attorney. If the claimant settled, see the release. Otherwise, get a consult from a bankruptcy attorney. That would put the other proceedings on hold.
Keegan Kelley Harroz's answer Yes, you can sue but you are asking the wrong question. You need to ask "Will I recover anything if I sue." The best thing for you to do is to consult with a civil rights attorney. Take proof of your monetary damages and any other documentation that you may have with you to the consultation.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer Be sure that the lawyer has agreed to file suit in your behalf. Do you have a written retainer agreement providing that the attorney will do so? If not, find another attorney who agrees, in writing, to file the case before the specified date.
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer You do not ask a specific question- but it sounds like you need to file for divorce. The divorce Judge will make a division of the property ( if you are paying for it, you are likely to get it) and set up a parenting plan for your children and set child support. Consult an experienced divorce lawyer in your area.
Michael Bersani's answer Not necessarily. You can talk to another lawyer. Or you can contact your county bar association grievance committee in New York. But of course you can also call the New York State Bar association.
"[Name of plaintiff] alleges that [name of defendant] was negligent in defending [him/her] in a criminal case, and as a result, [he/she] was wrongly convicted. To establish this claim, [name of plaintiff] must ﬁrst prove that [he/she] was actually innocent of the charges for which [he/she] was convicted."
N. Munro Merrick's answer It sounds as if you can think, read, surf the internet - so why not do it yourself? The court has forms on line which you can fill out. The UD forms are quite simple. However, you will not find a space to make comments such as the ones you have included above, so don't try to add them.
David Edward Boyle's answer If the warrant was validly issued you can be arrested. Whether you are guilty of the charge is a separate inquiry. For argument's sake the sale of marijuana presumes that the person possessed the marijuana at some point to make the sale.
James E Hensley Jr's answer I'll tell you that the Public Defenders who I deal with are excellent at their jobs. No, they do not have a lot of time for hand-holding. They certainly not available for family or boyfriends. Lawyers are not able to do pro bono work for criminal cases because there is the Public Defender's Office. Your girlfriend should tell her lawyers everything that will help her. And she should take their advice. If she has proof of a head injury, she should bring that evidence to her lawyers....
James G. Ahlberg's answer Generally speaking, not, you don't have to. The Illinois Supreme Court has established Rules of Professional Conduct to govern the actions of lawyers. Rule of Professional Conduct 1.8(d) provides as follows: "(d) Prior to the conclusion of representation of a client, a lawyer shall not make or negotiate an agreement giving the lawyer literary or media rights to a portrayal or account based in substantial part on information relating to the representation."
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Michael Bersani's answer You need to consider suing your lawyer. You should carefully watch your filing deadline for that case! It is three years from the date of the missed filing, unless your lawyer continued to represent you on the same matter after that happened, in which case the filing deadline is three years from the last date he represented you on that same matter.
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