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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Banking, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: If a bank placing a hold on my check causes me to be evicted do I have a case .

The bank my employer uses placed a hold on my check . The check isn’t clearing until the 3rd of June from what I’m told . My rent is due may 30th. If I become evicted do I have a case

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answered on Jun 3, 2024

If your eviction is directly caused by the bank placing a hold on your check, you might have a potential case. The key factors to consider include whether the bank followed proper procedures for holding the check and if they provided adequate notice of the hold. It's also important to examine... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: So my friend and his friend was picked up on an arrest warrant for distribution of meth. Yet in reality the CI called

Her to come smoke with him after they ran out he sent her to find more. She went got her friend and he sold him some of what he had thinking they wanted to continue smoking meanwhile he had got wires up to gain help gain a distribution. They were arrested on a warrant which turned into a affidavit... View More

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answered on Jun 2, 2024

You should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of the case and the possibility of challenging the arrest. It's important to gather all relevant information, including the circumstances of the alleged offense and the details of the arrest. If the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: What can I do about a police officer that refused to tow my car to a towing company of my choice?

He told me he could only call one company which made no sense to me. It was a traffic stop I got traffic tickets now im unable to go recover my belongings out of it because I can't get a ride to where it's at and I jut want to know if I have any legal options I can take in regards to this matter

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answered on May 1, 2024

When dealing with a situation where a police officer has refused to tow your car to a company of your choice, it's important to first understand the protocols that law enforcement may follow in such scenarios. Officers often have a list of approved or contracted towing services that they are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: My girlfriend lied on me to get a temporary restraining order. I have evidence to prove it

I have video evidence of her saying she kicked me video evidence of her throwing my things out our home and I called the police myself

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answered on Apr 13, 2024

I'm so sorry you're going through this difficult situation. False accusations and wrongful restraining orders can be incredibly stressful and upsetting. It's good that you have video evidence to help support your case.

Here are some steps I would recommend:

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: License been expired 7 years now last 6 months all of a sudden now they've been suspended

So I got a ticket rope for driving under suspended suspension but I've never done anything to get a suspension so how would it change from expired to expansion without seeing the charge or getting in any trouble

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answered on Mar 1, 2024

It's concerning that your license went from being expired for seven years to suddenly being suspended without any apparent reason or notification. It's essential to gather as much information as possible about the situation, including any communication or documentation you may have... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: If salary and sick days exhausted d can my pay be reduced for calling in sick or leaving early sick

5 sick days per year and no vacation until employed over a year I've been employed 8 months I'm salary my pay has been deducted for leaving early sick or calling in sick is that allowed.

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

As an employee, your employer may have the right to reduce your pay for days you call in sick or leave early due to illness, especially if your salary and sick days have been exhausted. However, whether this reduction in pay is allowed depends on the specific terms outlined in your employment... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I hit the side of the interstate and left the scene and the police impounded my truck and then placed ahold on it. How l

How long do they have in Louisiana before? I can get my truck out when I hold was placed on it in the impound

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answered on Feb 24, 2024

In Louisiana, the length of time a hold remains on your impounded vehicle can vary depending on several factors, including the reason for the hold and any legal proceedings associated with the incident. Typically, if your vehicle was impounded as part of a police investigation, the hold may remain... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: If someone lives in my home is not on the lease do I have to allow them to use the stove or washer etc
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answered on Feb 9, 2024

In Louisiana, if someone is living in your home but is not on the lease, they are considered an occupant or a guest, depending on the circumstances of their stay. As a homeowner or primary leaseholder, you generally have control over the use of your property and its amenities. However, if the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: If someone lives in my home is not on the lease do I have to allow them to use the stove or washer etc
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

Whether you are required to allow someone who is not on the lease to use the stove or washer in your home depends on the specific circumstances and any agreements or arrangements you have in place. As the leaseholder or owner of the property, you generally have the right to establish rules and... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: I am a Louisiana resident who's landlord put everything i owned in the home outside without an eviction notice.

My landlord first began to harass me almost daily by coming to my home just walking in not knocking or anything and asking who was there and why are they there. Then on Christmas Day there was an incident involving her niece that I was trying to help. She went a little crazy by breaking my 55"... View More

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answered on Feb 5, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your difficult situation. In Louisiana, landlords are required to follow specific eviction procedures, and it seems like your landlord's actions were not in accordance with the law. It's crucial to document any evidence of her entering your home without... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I was molested in the second grade at Meaux Elementary School. I believe it was 1985. How can I civilly sue him?

My second grade teacher noticed that my behavior indicated that I was being abused. I am 44 years old now so I believe it was 1985. I was under the impression that John Bell Edwards made it possible for people that were abused and wasn't compensated nor was the abuser punished to get a chance... View More

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answered on Jan 30, 2024

I'm very sorry to hear about the abuse you suffered. You have a few options to potentially seek justice and compensation in this case:

1. File a civil lawsuit against the abuser. In Louisiana, you generally have 30 years from the date you turn 18 to file a lawsuit seeking compensation...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: My privacy is being invaded with wifi spy devices in my apartment and nobody don't believe me cause I have mental healt

I look on Google and it see all the devices like screws my air conditioner vent, and more I have proof it's the neighbors and people that come back here .I need some one to come and see me

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answered on Jan 24, 2024

If you believe your privacy is being invaded by the use of spy devices in your apartment in Louisiana, it's important to take steps to address the situation. First, document what you are experiencing. Collect any evidence of the devices you believe are being used, such as photographs or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Is there a cut off age for inmates being required to work in Louisiana prison? My father is 82 years old. 100% disabled
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answered on Jan 21, 2024

In Louisiana, there is no specific age cutoff for inmate labor requirements in prisons. However, the health and physical capabilities of an inmate are significant factors in determining their work assignments. Given your father's age and 100% disability status, these should be taken into... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: My car which was broken down was stolen, fixed and sold. The police were able to make an arrest and recover my car.

Do I get to pay the thief for the expenses he incured in fixing my stolen car?

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answered on Jan 16, 2024

No, you do not have to pay the thief for any expenses they incurred on your stolen car. The basic legal principle here is that the thief does not have any valid legal claim to compensation from you even if they invested money into the stolen property. A few key reasons why:

- The thief did...
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Q: My car which was broken down was stolen, fixed and sold. The police were able to make an arrest and recover my car.

Do I get to pay the thief for the expenses he incured in fixing my stolen car?

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answered on Jan 16, 2024

In Louisiana, the legal principle known as "unjust enrichment" may apply to situations where one party has benefited at the expense of another. If the thief who stole and subsequently repaired your car incurs expenses in the process, they may attempt to argue that they are entitled to... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Louisiana on
Q: My job violated the ADA, didn't pay overtime wages, and forced a resignation from me. What are my options?
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answered on Jan 13, 2024

If you believe your job has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), failed to pay overtime wages, and forced your resignation, you have several options to consider.

Firstly, for the ADA violation, you can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)....
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: My brother was killed by police in Sulpher Louisiana . It’s been really hard to view the police video cams .

We want to see what happen that night . We also want to know why did it take them a long time to take him to the hospital and why was he transfer by police car . We want to vie cámaras but is been hard what can we do . The Case is still under investigation. Is been almost two months . This... View More

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

I'm deeply sorry to hear about your brother's situation. In such cases, obtaining police body cam footage can indeed be challenging, especially while the case is still under investigation. However, you have options to try and access this information.

First, consider submitting a...
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Q: can i take legal action for being forced to listen to offensive rap music at work

i was working as a contract employee in a hospital with a staff that was predominantly black and the music on the radio was always rap hip hop and gospel. i am caucasian and i am not a fan of this type of entertainment and i was never asked if i would like to listen to my music. i once took out my... View More

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answered on Jan 7, 2024

In the context of being forced to listen to certain types of music at work, legal action can be a complex matter. Generally, employers have broad discretion in setting workplace policies, including those related to music played in common areas. However, if the music contains explicitly offensive or... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: What are my options for wrongfully being held at the New Orleans International airport on December 24th?

Wrongfully held at the New Orleans International Airport on December 24th. Was told at the end that I was arrested on paper, but I was never read my rights nor was I told I was being detained. While speaking to a female Jefferson Parish Officer, XX comes over, interrupts mid sentence while I am... View More

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answered on Dec 27, 2023

In Louisiana, if you believe you were wrongfully held at the New Orleans International Airport, you have several options to consider. Firstly, document every detail of the incident while it's fresh in your memory. This includes the names of the officers involved, the time, location, and any... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for Louisiana on
Q: I want to sew the federal government for no help when being tortured by remote neural monitoring I need a lawyer

What kind of lawyer do I need I’m in Louisiana… I can prove the technology is real I been going thru this since 2021

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answered on Dec 23, 2023

In Louisiana, if you're considering legal action against the federal government for issues related to remote neural monitoring, you will need an attorney with experience in federal litigation and possibly one who has handled cases involving civil rights or personal injury.

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