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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights, Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for Maine on

Q: I am being forced to vacate my residence with 3 days notice, no legal document or reason. My mother owns the structure.

Owned a trailer for 12 years in a seasonal RV park. We violated no RV park rules (posted online). I was accused of theft one town away (returned property/misunderstanding) not arrested or charged with any crime. We're being forced to vacate, no eviction notice, no documentation. Is this legal? How... Read more »

Daniel J. Eccher answered on Jul 18, 2019

I think you should each get your own lawyer. If you (the daughter) have a low income, you may be able to get help from Pine Tree Legal Assistance (they have a great web site: www.ptla.org). Your mother, if she is over 60, should be able to get help from Legal Services for the Elderly... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Maine on

Q: What happened to the historical definition of liberty? Freedom from unreasonable physical restraint as in being arreste

How come the first part of the 4th amendment refers to the operation of the law and not the reasonableness of the law?

Why is marijuana not treated as property and the laws criminalizing marijuana are not subjected to strict scrutiny standard of review?

Gary Kollin answered on Jul 19, 2018

Because the founding fathers wrote it that way in 1789

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Copyright for Maine on

Q: Can you publish a picture of someone in a book without their consent or knowledge?

When I was a minor I had a photo shoot done for a photo that was to be put in a book that had a limited; exclusive release of only 200 copies. My parents, nor I never signed anything, and I was never given any credit or compensation. This year, the picture was published again in a different book,... Read more »

William Head answered on Aug 16, 2017

This all depends on the paperwork signed at the photo shoot. That will likely control your legal rights.

Here are 15 possible candidates that may be able to help you. I suspect most will tell you (by phone) if it is something they will consider handling. If the publisher of the mass...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Maine on

Q: Does he have any rights to the house he lives in--doesn't own, but pays for?

My boyfriend still lives with his mother because she can't afford living in the house by herself; however, she just sold the house while he is still living in it. Does he have any rights? Thank you

Jonathan R. Roth answered on Mar 25, 2017

No, unless he is going to claim that he was a tenant or he loaned her funds. As a Tenant he is entitled to some notice for termination. The only question is did he loan her any money or did she promise him something and can it be proved.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Maine on

Q: Who can help with a David shopping while Black/non-white vs Goliath Big Box efforts that resulted in discrimination?

Need brainstorming help with what my next move needs to be on this case: Shopping while Black/non-white. Store security person detained me on exiting the store to check my personal bag , while not doing same to the other shoppers exiting the store. No proof of any shoplifting to make me a suspect.... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 2, 2015

Get an attorney for this? Conduct discovery process with the usual types of discovery matters, request the entire personel file of the security guard, interrogatories, perhaps requests for admissions if available in your state, depositions of key figures who have personal knowledge about the... Read more »

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