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Legal Malpractice Questions & Answers

Q: If my attorney discovered that another attorney knowingly filed fraudulent documents to a county recorder for my sister,

1 Answer | Asked in Probate and Legal Malpractice for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 20, 2017

He is required to report known unethical conduct.

Sometimes people jump to conclusions.
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Q: after lawyer got thrown off the case for misconduct with witness, do i still get a refund of my money on 187 case?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Aug 20, 2017

Vital details are missing. There is insufficient information which would allow a considered opinion.
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Q: Can You file a lawsuit against the department of corrections or a warden

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice and Civil Rights for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 20, 2017

Possibly have a case. These types of cases must have overwhelming proof of refusal to act to protect your safety.

Contact this attorney, and ask him about the viability of this kind of case. Few lawyers will file these suits, due to sovereign immunity, which our Legislature passed, to keep state agencies from being sued.

John Merchant

701 Whitlock Avenue NW

Suite J43

Marietta, GA 30064

Phone: (404) 828-0969
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Q: Is this broker being a bully ?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Answered on Aug 18, 2017

Sounds like brokerage Two does not have a case, based upon your fact scenario.

I suggest that you should consult with a real estate attorney in your area to review the listing contract and any other documents that you have to be certain that nothing exist that could make you liable.

Good luck.
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Q: if i retained a probate attorney can he legally quit in the middle of the case in oregon

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Probate for Oregon on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

Attorneys are allowed to withdraw from a case unless the withdrawal would severely predjudice the client, like if the attorney withdraws one day before trial. It doesn't sound like you are that type of urgent situation. Get another attorney and get on with it. If the withdrawal is due to you not being able to pay the attorney, I suggest you find a way to pay the next attorney.
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Q: Can a police pull you over, ask for you license and registration. And won't tell you why you was stop!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Medical Malpractice for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

The one fact, of your narrative, that sticks out, is that this was not your vehicle. If there was a legal basis for that pullover (e.g., the owner had an outstanding warrant, the tag was expired, no insurance on the vehicle, etc.) then the officer had the right to stop the vehicle. Once he or she saw that it was not the owner, that may not end their inquiry, is the vehicle was uninsured. That is a crime, to be driving without insurance, even if you were unaware of the lapse, by the real owner....
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Q: How do I fight a Corrupt South Ga County who is Determined to Bring me down?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 11, 2017

Your message gave no dates or critical details. I suggest that you contact an attorney whose firm knows all the rules and necessary FACTORS for a claim like yours to be able to survive summary judgment motions (basically, a dismissal of the civil charges, by the judge, for failure to state a viable claim, upon which relief can be granted).

You need an outsider from Thomas County, so call Ashleigh Merchant, at (404) 828-0969. Tell her that Mr. William C. Head sent you to her....
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Q: My 20 year old son was knowingly allowed to enter a bar being marked as over 21 the legal drinking age. After he left

2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Car Accidents, DUI / DWI and Juvenile Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Aug 6, 2017

Others injured or killed have the best claims. Your son willingly participated.

To get additional information, look at Super Lawyers, for NC personal injury attorneys in your town or the closest big city. Ask for guidance.
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Q: Me and my wife was barred from a local night club for no reason and we are trying to see where or what can we do about

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Consumer Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 28, 2017

The night club can exclude you, unless they are discriminating for one of a number of reasons. What you describe isn't one of those reasons, so yes they can exclude you. In other words, "no reason" is good enough.
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Q: Do minute order absolutely have to recite the orders from the court made in a hearing? What if it does not?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

You can file a petition for clarification of the order. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody,...
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Q: how do I find out if someone is actually a lawyer,

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Minnesota on
Answered on Jul 24, 2017

Search the Minnesota Attorney Registration System (MARS) database online
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Q: What is the legality of photographing a suspect cuffed in the back seat of a police vechicle?

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Jul 23, 2017

As far as I know, it is legal. If the suspect is a minor, perhaps it cannot be published, but I am not sure of that.
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Q: Can A Lawyer loose his job for threatening me and my mama

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Criminal Law, Employment Law and Legal Malpractice for North Carolina on
Answered on Jul 22, 2017

Sure, if his boss wants to fire him for that.
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Q: Is there a statue of limitations on complaints about lawyers to the bar

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Jul 21, 2017

It is unclear if the $19.5k is for fees or fees and costs. Costs can be a significant charge to the client's net recovery and are in addition to a 40% fee.
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Q: My little girls shoulder pops out of place for any reason.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Health Care Law and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

Medical malpractice cases are quite complex. I recommend that you get your daughter assessed by an orthopedic specialists. If there are issues related to growth and maturity, you may see if an evaluation by and endocrinologist is in order. For an attorney to take on a medical malpractice cases, the attorney will typically look for situations in which the injuries or conditions are permanent in nature.
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Q: My father had an asbestos lawsuit in Miami and settled some claims. He died in 2015, and I see after he died one

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

If your mom and dad agreed and that can be shown, it's OK. However if an estate was opened then they need the consent of the estate and court before closing them.
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Q: Vet malpractice small claims court advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Small Claims for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 17, 2017

The case would be decided on the evidence and testimony that you present in court. The vet would present evidence of giving reasonable care under the circumstances. The court would then decide if you met the burden of proof with a "good case." Small claims court can decide cases claiming up to $6000. Check the court web site for the filing fee.
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Q: Any Cases re: conflict of interest between representation of client in a civil matter and client in criminal matter?

1 Answer | Asked in Constitutional Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Jul 14, 2017

Not necessarily, but it depends on the facts. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and...
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Q: My divorce attorney said he was a family law specialist, which I guess requires certification. I later found out he

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for New York on
Answered on Jul 10, 2017

You can file a fee dispute, potentially sue for malpractice, and report him to the NY office of disciplinary counsel. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law:...
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Q: My lawyer guaranteed me money to pay off my medical bills if I rejected the other party's settlement offer and went to

2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Jul 10, 2017

Of course you do. A guarantee is a guarantee. Have you asked your lawyer for the money he or she promised you to pay off your bills? A couple of things to note: 1. It is virtually unheard of for a lawyer to guarantee a result in a litigation matter. 2. If the lawyer denies the guarantee, you will have the burden of proving it.
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