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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Legal Malpractice for Michigan on

Q: Can my landlords atty still obtain a Writ of Eviction since the time to apply for same lapsed approx 3 mos ago?

10/2018 I received a notice to quit (home is being sold, eviction is not for non pymnt) from landlords atty. I lost eviction case 1/7/19. I appealed the judgment pro se. 2/13/19 I received notice of intent to dismiss appeal via truefile. The notice was also sent to landlords atty. I submit the... Read more »

Brent T. Geers answered on Jun 10, 2019

Yes, the attorney can obtain a writ of eviction. Your appeal was dismissed, and so the judgment issued in January remains valid. The original date to obtain a writ of eviction is simply a waiting period; in other words, the landlord must wait until that date to obtain a writ of eviction, but he or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Legal Malpractice and Probate for Michigan on

Q: I paid a lawyer $10,000.00 to go to probate court and before I could get all the information my father passed away.

He did 2 lady bird deeds and filed them and said they had started to work on the petition but a court date was never gotten. I am not sure how to approach him about this issue since he really didn't do what he was hired for and how I ask for a partial refund.

Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 8, 2019

Direct communication is best. But first, review any engagement agreement you or your father signed with the lawyer. Depending on what exactly was to happen, your father's passing may have frustrated the process. Most lawyers want to be fair.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Michigan on

Q: need to know about a past legal lawsuit

I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH DIABETES FROM GOING INTO A COMA IN A mICHIGAN PRISON. i THEN WAS PLACED ON DIALYSIS AND RECOVERED 6 MONTHS LATER. tHER PRISON DOCTORS TOLD ME THAT MY CONDITION WAS FROM A DIABETIC COMA ATTACK. i BELIEVED THEM AT THAT TIME. bUT THIS YEAR i DISCOVERED THAT THEY LIED TO ME AND... Read more »

Brent T. Geers answered on Mar 26, 2019

Contact a medical malpractice attorney. One of the issues, though, will be what your damages were? By the details of your question, it seems that you made a recovery 6 months later, and certainly while in prison, you didn't lose wages or anything of the sort to substantiate damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Michigan on

Q: I'm in the process of going to the Supreme Court over damages arising of legal malpractice the amount of my lawsuit I ne

Need to file superintending control I have all my documentation my investigative report against the attorney everything is done they said if all possible get help with citation with legal authority but I'm trying to get legal counsel as soon as possible if not I need to get this sent off they gave... Read more »

Brent T. Geers answered on Dec 26, 2018

You may be conflating the grievance process with a legal malpractice claim; they are two distinct things with completely different possible outcomes. If you are asking the Supreme Court for superintending control, that implies that you've filed a grievance with the Attorney Grievance Commission,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Michigan on

Q: Is the way I was treated legal

was the victim in a domestic violence n had a knife on me and I do have a felony that is round 15 years old n cause I wouldnt.make a statement regarding what happened I was told by one.of the cops that if I made a.statement he would make the knife charge disappear as if the.knife never existed but... Read more »

Brent T. Geers answered on Aug 7, 2018

You'll need to answer the warrant by arranging to turn yourself in. How you do that depends on how your local court and jail does things. You'll then be able to address - through a lawyer - the circumstances that led to your arrest and charges.

Unless you do this, there is nothing you can...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Legal Malpractice and Real Estate Law for Michigan on

Q: Electrical fire in Apartment Building , Landlord Responsibilities .

I am a tenent in an apartment in Michigan , I moved in about 25 days ago during the first week of November. This past weekend there was a electrical fire in the circuit board for the laundry room. I called 911 and they came in to put out the fire but the entire apartment building consisting of 4... Read more »

Kenneth V Zichi answered on Dec 1, 2017

The answer is going to be located in your lease. Without reviewing it in detail it is impossible to say, however, there is likely a section about 'damage or acts of God' or something similar that will define the landlord's and tenant's responsibilities and the impact such damage will have on the... Read more »

Q: Hello I had a friend who introduced me to a lawyer who only talks through texts who says he gets you free federal grant

Then he wants me to send copy of ID then my birthday name and address for money to come proof of income then he says I have to send 470 for a clearance fee then they send me 350,000 after I send it is this a scam I never seen him he only communicate through text messages

Adam Alexander answered on Nov 24, 2017

Yes, a scam.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse for Michigan on

Q: My mom is in a memory care unit at a nursing home. She fell out of bed on May 4 and I was informed by phone. On May 10

She was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with a separated shoulder 6 days after the fall. Do I have a case?

Don L Rosenberg answered on May 11, 2017

Depends, was the memory care facility negligent. You clearly need to consult a lawyer to determine if you have a case. Clearly it was wrong not to inform you of the fall. The question is where they negligent which caused or contributed to the fall and/or was did the delay cause more damage to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for Michigan on

Q: My friend pled not guilty to murder at bench jury. Sentenced guilty for life w/ little evidence & no suspects. Appeal?

Accused of murder, 1st degree by shooting of his girlfriend's mother. He had a key to the house as he was with his girlfriend for 4+ years. Bullets found at scene didn't match gun found on him. No blood found on him nor his clothing. A jacket he owns found to have similar fibers as found on victim.... Read more »

Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 4, 2017

To appeal or not depends on too many factors to answer convincingly in this forum. I'll address some inconsistencies in your question that hopefully will let you better understand the state of your loved one's case.

I am unsure whether your friend plead guilty or was found guilty at trial....
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Legal Malpractice for Michigan on

Q: Do layers have to be licensed to practice law in Michigan and if so who issues them the secretary of state?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 3, 2016

Lawyers must be licensed through the Supreme Court of Michigan.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Michigan on

Q: Request for reconsider from the Attorney Grievance Commission

The attorney grievance just closed my case with no disciplinary action against the attorney. The attorney lied to me and the AGC and I sent in evidence to prove it. The attorney handling my case at the AGC did acknowledge the lies and advised to review MRPC 1.4 and MRPC 8.1. He did nothing but... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 3, 2016

There are bar grievance committees and in Michigan I believe there is the Attorney Disciplinary Board. You may ask others to reconsider.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Michigan on

Q: Bar rankings for attorneys? How to get them? Complaints?

How to find out if attorneys have complaints for malpractice?

John M DeProspo answered on Jun 12, 2015

You should check with the Attorney Disciplinary Board of your state. I would try their website.

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