Anyone in jail can probably use a lawyer. 8th Amendment refers to the Constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. That Amendment is rarely found to apply to most circumstances. You will need to be very specific about what is cruel and unusual in order to evaluate whether there...Read more »
I live in Hagerstown Maryland and my ex left some of his belongings in my apartment and he was not on the lease. It has been 50 days and I have asked him numerous times to get his belongings and he has not come to get it.
Assuming there is not some other written agreement or court order that specifically addresses the issue, you should send a final, written notice by any (or multiple) means likely to reach your ex, that he must make immediate arrangements with you to pick up his belongings at a mutuall agreeable...Read more »
First, you only file a mtion for alternative service of process when the normal methods of service of process on the defendant, despite good faith diligent attempts, have failed, and renewal of summons for similar future attempts would be impractical or unlikely to succeed. The usual reasons for...Read more »
(d) "Service is made upon a corporation, incorporated association, or joint stock company by serving its resident agent, president, secretary, or treasurer. If the corporation, incorporated association, or joint stock company has no resident agent or if a good...Read more »
I am unaware of any statute or court opinion that permits a non-specific statutory basis for waiving sovereign immunity of any government, be it local or federal. No elected official, appointee, employee or other agent acting on behalf of the government can, through their individual acts or...Read more »
Once charges are filed, only the State's Attorney can drop the charges. The victim has no control over the charges. The victim can tell the State's Attorney he or she wants the charges dropped, but the State does not have to follow the victim's wishes and often does not.
In proceedings like trials and merits hearings where testimony is being taken by the litigants or witnesses, all persons testifying are sworn under oath by the clerk seated to the side of the judge prior to testifying. Court reporters have been replaced with electronic recordings using sensitive...Read more »
MOM has Alzhiemers. Sister and her Daughter are ones that take care of her.They tell us what they want us to know. They don't show any receipts, paperwork or proof of what they claim they do. Nothing is discussed with our Sister or Myself before Sister makes Decisions. Such things as... Read more »
Any Maryland lawyer can answer your question. If you are looking to hire a lawyer from Baltimore, that is a different issue. The first question any lawyer would have for you is, does anyone (e.g., your sister) have a power of attorney executed by your mother appointing them as your mother's...Read more »
I am also a MD broker, and we have had this question from many of our clients, over time. The answer is entirely dependent on what the review says, and the circumstance. But it is extremely unlikely that you would ever recover non-economic damages. Have you exhausted your remedies with Google? Have...Read more »
You must either locate and serve the defendant, or meet the requirements to support a motion for issuance of an order allowing "alternative service" (which can include mailing to the last known address, posting notice in the courthouse, etc.). To qualify for alternative service, you must...Read more »
If two person's names are listed as joint account holders, and there is no designation otherwise, the law presumes the account is joint owners with right of survival, and both account holders have equal access to the funds from the bank's perspective. However, if there is an agreement...Read more »
I have pictures and a video showings when the surveyor was doing the work he put a stake in her yard she has now removed the stake twice and will not remove here fence I am mailing her a letter giving her a copy of the survey and asking here to remove here fence within 30 days from the date on... Read more »
Good for you, to be proactive! If she doesn't respond you can remove the fence. If you want to avoid a possible confrontation, or escalation of neighbor dispute, you might consider an action for trespass/ejectment in the Circuit Court.
It is generally good practice to come to court equipped with copies for all parties, and to keep a copy for yourself; however, a judge is not going to refuse the admission of relevant evidence solely on the ground there are no copies for the other side. However, before the evidence may be accepted...Read more »
Someone gives a certain amount of cash as a gift unconditionally and voluntary*, but later he regrets and asks the receiver to return it. The receiver initially, as a courtesy shows willingness to return it**, but later he changes his mind due to very rude attitude of gift's giver. He wants to... Read more »
A gift is a gift, unconditional and complete upon transfer to the recipient. There are no "take-backs." If the giver now claims it was a loan, then it's a dispute of fact. Your word versus theirs, plus any evidence that supports your claim that it was a gift and not a loan. You...Read more »
My boyfriend was not allowed to see our daughter born 2 weeks ago when he was in the lobby trying to get me . His wallet was stolen so he didn't have his ID but he had a copy of his birth certificate and he is listed in my hospital records as my emergency contact. He was peaceful and the... Read more »
A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your unfortunate experience. In terms of legal advice you seek before meeting with hospital staff, you could reach out to a local attorney to discuss in further detail. You likely already know...Read more »
Not in Maryland they can't. The Fairness for All Marylanders Act of 2014 prohibits it. If the business is an establishment where the public has access to goods and services (bars, restaurants, hotels, gas stations, retail stores, etc.), it is not allowed to treat a person who identifies...Read more »
Read all about your rights at the following link, and scroll to the end of the page on the link for phone numbers to call. You can also search for a consumer protection lawyer who may be able to take on the case under a consumer protection statute that allows them to sue for attorney's fees...Read more »
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