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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I am trying to get information on how to become a self-insured company for Liability lines and workers comp.

looking for info to be self insured for General Liability, workers comp, professional liability, E&O etc

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 6, 2021

You really don't want to go there but your state insurance department would be the best place. You will have to post a bond, and you will be responsible for handling all claims and paying all claims.

Note also some companies doing business with yours may want proof of insurance--and...
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2 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Michigan on
Q: Reception at hospital loudly/publicly discussed my medical care, finances, my injury, payment history, and my looks.

They checked me in and I sat in the waiting room with others. They were commenting on how much I paid on my bill that day, how is the hospital would never see another penny, The fact that I was getting fake teeth (previous boating accident facial trauma) and that it wouldn't help anyway, how... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 3, 2021

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. You could continue to await a response, or you could consider reaching out to a local attorney to discuss, also looking into whether any state laws apply here. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: if someone sells a home under false pretense can anything be done?

bought a house 60 days ago and since then have come to find we were lied to about everything from the roof to the floor...the house should be condemned instead. the roof leaks,the floor is missing in places and we have been told so what

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 1, 2021

Yes. But One would have to seen the contract for sale and closing documents to properly and thoroughly answer your question. However, you do have recourse.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: What steps do I need to take to get deposit back

I can't relocate at this moment

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 28, 2021

You've not provided any facts so there's no way to determine whether you are entitled to a return of your security deposit. If you are looking to terminate your lease before the agreed-up term expires, then it is unrealistic to believe that your landlord will simple agree to a mutual... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Libel & Slander, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Can a Hospital remove and seal your medical records from you and a lawyer and the courts?

I am a victim of the Talc Powder lawsuits. I underwent a total hysterectomy, there were post operative complications. The doctor who preformed the surgery was brought up on 2 malpractice lawsuits that I knew nothing about. Resultantly being fired from the hospital and loosing the benefit of... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2021

your lawyer should address this issue for you.

it is not something you should be responsible for doing.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is someone calling your work lying about you to get you fired considered harassment?

My friends neighbors are calling my friends work trying to get her fired and the local police department told her there is nothing she can do. The neighbors are constantly starting fights with her and she feels unsafe at her home with her and her daughter. Is she supposed to just wait till it... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

Unfortunately the law isn't good about this. If it's motivated by race or other bias, then contact one of the legal groups that deals with those issues to see what her options are. If it's just people being idiots , depending on the behaviors she can go for a protective order but... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Contracts and Libel & Slander for Utah on
Q: Can a lawyer accept a personal injury settlement w/o their clients approval? If they do is that a breach of contract?

obtained a. Personal injury lawyer after a car crash. After almost a year and a half I directed the lawyer to start working towards a settlement. On 1/28 the Lawyer called and said they had negotiated an offer. I said I wanted to talk to my wife before accepting the offer. The next day( 1/29 )the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 24, 2021

No, you can tell the attorney that he should tell the company it was a mistake on his part, you never agreed to anytihing. You may want to consult other attorneys, see what they say. Look for attorneys who handle car wrecks and who are memers of the Utah trial lawyers association /Utah... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Libel & Slander for Connecticut on
Q: Do I have any legal standing with both the city official and my job?

I was just insulted and belittled by a city official regarding a building I manage. The city official used profanity and said no one here even speaks inglish and continued to yell and when I asked for his name he got 3inches from my face and was yelling at me with over a dozen workers present that... Read more »

Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Feb 19, 2021

I am sorry to hear about your situation with your former employer. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your legal questions. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Is it possible to pursue provable perjury charges on Florida Injunction and Small Claims cases?

An injunction was granted against me, small claims case was dismissed. In both cases blatant perjury was committed on both the complaints under oath and In testimony at the hearing. A different state employee is willing to testify to that fact in one area; the other claims are provable such as I... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Feb 18, 2021

Pursuing perjury charges, like all other criminal charges, is totally up to law enforcement agencies and/or prosecutor's offices. Just as in the case of being a victim of a robbery or an assault, you as the victim of perjurious statements should contact the appropriate authorities, and make... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: A sealed evidence bag with methamphatmine was in my car when I went to pick it up from police impound. What to do?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Feb 15, 2021

Call your attorney and do not talk to anyone else about this. You do not want to be charged with possession or even tampering with evidence.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: My car was seized due to a drug charge. After my sentencing, the judge ordered the car be returned.

When I went to retrieve the car, I looked in the glove box and a sealed evidence bag (from someone else’s case) was in there. What should I do?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Feb 15, 2021

Call your attorney and ask him for assistance. This should be returned to the District Attorney General who will need it for a case. And maybe there is something that you might get for your honesty from the DA. Some LEO is going to be very embarrassed, so it is better to deal with the DA than... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Contracts and Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: A delivery person forged my signature on a home delivery. Can I sue? If so, how do I proceed?

I ordered a $3000 computer from Amazon. It was delivered today. I needed to sign for it, so I made sure to be home. An hour ago, I looked outside and it was sitting on my porch. Checking Amazon, it said that I had signed for it, which I had not. Apparently, the delivery person forged my signature.... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 12, 2021

The purpose of a civil suit is to recover damages in order to make you whole. You've not articulated any damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for New York on
Q: what are examples of NY cases where absolute privilege does not shield person from liability for defamation?
Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik answered on Feb 10, 2021

Most of your run-of-the-mill defamation cases will not invoke the absolute privilege defense. Defamatory statements that are entitled to absolute privilege are those made in the context of legislative proceedings, judicial proceedings, etc. Here's an article I found online which you might... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Military Law for Tennessee on
Q: My military spouse had an affair with another service member. The individual attempted to slander my name can you help?

The individual vandalized their own property in Virginia where they reside the individual went so far as to leave a letter with my spouses name as if I left the letter and vandalized their property leading to an investigation and being questioned I have never seen or met this individual nor do I... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Feb 8, 2021

It does not appear any libel jurisdiction exists in TN if VA is where it occurred. Contact a VA attorney for which there are several here on Justia.

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: Can a lawyer evict me on defective 3 day and 30 day both overstated I served motion to dismiss the judge agreed with

But gave them 5 days to amend and all they did was add a sentence in the original complaint by saying we were told of changes in rate that's untrue because 95 % of our bookings were thru and priceline. Despite the settlement I was pressured to sign. I've later discovered many... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Feb 8, 2021

If you have "signed" some kind of agreement to vacate or have been evicted after a hearing, then your case is over unless you appeal.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Q: A couple of people at work feel uncomfortable with me sitting in my car for a few minutes when we all leave.


Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Feb 5, 2021

Yes. First seek professional help to deal with the emotions you are feeling and the breakdown you described. Your post suggests it is really having a bad impact on you.

As to being asked to park somewhere else, there is nothing unlawful about that request. Nor is it unlawful for the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law, Juvenile Law and Libel & Slander for Missouri on
Q: What should be included in a written submission to the child abuse and neglect review board to defend against false all?

How do I refute/overturn a preponderance of evidence that supports finding of neglect?

Shall I go about disproving what was recorded in their wildy false and egregious reports?

Or is there a specific rubric or factors that determine their decision?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Jan 27, 2021

In order to better advise you on your situation, I would need to know more information about the specifics of your case. I'd highly recommend retaining an experienced family law attorney for the matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for New Jersey on
Q: Can my employer be held accountable for possibly infecting me with covid for not quaranting after international travel?

He did Not quarantine, and said he got a 24hr test done at a place I know does not offer that service. Only 2-4 days due to it being a public testing facility. Also a few people also became ill immediately after his arrival.

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jan 24, 2021

You can sue anyone, but can you prove that you got covid from him and not someone else such as when you wen to the supermarket for food. This would be the defense your employer would probably assert. Not that you shouldn't try and you may also be entitled to workers compensation insurance.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Libel & Slander and Nursing Home Abuse for Maryland on
Q: I was involuntarily discharged skilled nursing. While I was getting emergency care

They are refusing to send paperwork to another so I can go to another

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 24, 2021

I'm sorry this happened to you. A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a number of weeks. As a GENERAL matter nationwide, patient discharges are often one-sided decisions. The patient may have certain recourses such as appealing or working with a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Can my employer stop DCF from releasing my closed case paperwork to me?

I work for the public schools. I had a parent make a false accusation of abuse against me. DCF and the sheriff's office both investigated and concluded that the allegation was unfounded and unsubstantiated, and I was of course, innocent. The parent is relentless, however, and has went as far... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jan 22, 2021

FYI, the school board has the first responsibility to investigate the incident because it occurred at the school where you work and where the child goes to school.

Advice: It sounds like you are are winning; so slow down and try to be happy about the favorable outcome in both the DCF...
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