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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Identity Theft and Antitrust for New York on
Q: I have two class action lawsuits that I’m part of. I just learned about them what actions can I take?

It’s for Buffalo MRI or otherwise known as Owens versus US radiology and the Suboxone antitrust

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 2, 2024

You could contact the case administrator(s) to learn more about the lawsuits. They should have access to the files, and would probably know more about the current disposition of the lawsuits. They would know better than attorneys on a public forum who are not familiar with the matter. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: What type of lawyer do I need in a breach of Hippo law against a primary doctor
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 10, 2024

An attorney who works with health care matters should be able to handle HIPAA claims - you chose the correct category. You also chose Identity Theft as a category. If this resulted in identity theft related to information from your medical records, check your financial statements from banks and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: someone using my company's address to register their business without permission, what should I do?
T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Jan 10, 2024

If someone is using your company's address to register their business without permission, there are several steps you can take to address the situation. First, gather evidence of the unauthorized use, such as copies of the business registration documents listing your address. Then, contact the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for New York on
Q: Please help!! How can i get my structed settlement money turn over to me?

I am 35 year old and i just found out my mother have been secretly using my settlement money since I was 7 year old. This settlement money was rewarded to me when I was a minor due to medical malpractice. My mother told me that I need to stay quiet about it and you still under guardianship. So I... View More

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
answered on Sep 26, 2023

If you had a medical malpractice case as a minor which settled, the proceeds would likely have been deposited in a bank account which would have been jointly held in trust by your guardian (your mother) and an officer of the bank. Significantly, any such monies should have been off-limits to your... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: Hippa-related legality surrounding my reporting a recent crime committed by a pt while using my namesake/identity.

In short, I'm a physician in pvt practice. A pt I have treated for years recently scammed a new pt of my practice out of $500. Via txt messages, he assumed the identity of a fictitious member of my office staff and contacted the patient to schedule an appt with myself (referring to me and... View More

Jonathan R. Ratchik
Jonathan R. Ratchik
answered on May 15, 2023

The perpetrator arguably committed a crime by using your identity to defraud a patient. HIPAA prohibits the disclosure of individually identifiable medical information. One exception to the prohibition, however, is for law enforcement purposes, specifically when necessary to inform law... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Q: Buenas tardes. Me gustaría tener una consulta con un abogado en español. Es referente a mi robo de identidad.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 19, 2023

I'm sorry your question remains open for three weeks now. Hopefully, here is something that might be a starting point for a consult - it is the New York City Bar Legal Referral Service.

They offer the public two numbers - from their website:

Call 212-626-7373 or request a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Constitutional Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: Use of my personal ID at a previous company, identity fraud, damage to my reputation, loss of my only income,ect.

Dear lawyers,

I have an interesting case for consideration. Please contact me to discuss potential cooperation.

Upon employment at a new cable company, I was informed that I couldn't start working the following month because my previous cable company, after my departure,... View More

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answered on Jun 15, 2024

Dear Dmytro,

I'm sorry to hear about the difficult situation you're facing with your previous employer misusing your technician ID number. That certainly sounds frustrating and concerning.

It seems there are a few potential issues at play here - misuse of your identifying...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Identity Theft, Tax Law and Family Law for New York on
Q: How do I get protection before the relationship gets bad all the things I am experiencing who do I start with

Just need to get safe with the things we developed throughout business and our personal day life like bills etc

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 4, 2024

There might be more here than can be sorted out in a brief Q & A response. These could include the nature of the business entity, its structure, your agreements, your contributions to business, etc. One option could include sitting down with an attorney and discussing in confidence what... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Q: My mother committed identity fraud against me. Will she still get in legal trouble if I don't press charges?

She has been committing identity fraud/theft against me since at least 2021. Various loans, credit cards, and accounts have been created using my name, date of birth, and SSN. I was not aware of this problem or consented to these accounts. I only found out after moving out and tried to apply for an... View More

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
answered on Jul 25, 2023

The lenders are not going to let you off, and her off. Someone has to pay. Thus, if you are submitting fraud affidavits, the lenders will definitely give it to law enforcement as it is Federal bank fraud. You do not choose who gets prosecuted. The DA chooses.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Identity Theft, Estate Planning and Family Law for New York on
Q: I need a lawer In chicago

My father dead two year ago.

I am in iran

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 26, 2023

You could repost under Illinois. This is currently posted under New York. But even in reposting, it could be difficult for attorneys here to reach out to you. This format here is basically question and answer. If you're seeking an attorney, you could search online for attorneys in the Chicago... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Business Law, Identity Theft and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: In Bronx, NY. Timeframe to receive a cease and desist order for a business that is being compromised.

My friend owns a funeral home in Bronx, NY. People he trusted over the years have locked him out of his home/business, changed passwords on accounts and access to his business website.

Steven Warren Smollens
Steven Warren Smollens
answered on Apr 2, 2023

Help your friend hire a lawyer because this attack on his livelihood, home, business, and accounts cannot be reversed and undone without a court order from Bronx Supreme Court.

2 Answers | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Q: I was the victim of fraudulent unathorized money wire transfer out of my Savings Account from Citibank.

I already filed a claim and only part of it was approved (an unauthorized persoanl loan applied for under my name on the same day my Savings Account was emptied). The unathorized $6,000.00 dollar personal loan was reversed, but the rest of my money has not been returned to me ($16,000.00). I... View More

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
answered on Dec 20, 2022

You can sue Citibank but the success of the suit will turn on the facts of what happened.

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1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Q: What Identity Insurance or the Like Would Cover Previous Incidents From This Year Before I Was Insured?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Dec 1, 2022

Periods of insurance coverage are generally set by the carrier offering a policy. It would require checking with individual carriers as to their terms for coverage. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Business Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: hi. My wife took an imposter to sign on my behalf at a check cashing place.

the check was deposited into an account ,she claimed the person who had the same first name and last name as me as her husband to cash out $2400 stimulus check in may of 2020,I came to find out about the check cashed in march 2021,Irs sent me a check copy in August 2021,I made a police report but... View More

Richard W. Noel
Richard W. Noel
answered on Mar 2, 2022

If I was in your situation, I would gather all of the information, hire a civil attorney, and sue her and the imposter for the amount of money stolen, as well as the cost for litigation. After filing the suit, I would also subpoena the place for footage of the transaction. Hopefully it still... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft for New York on
Q: Why do i see my name and others people name on the creddit score ?
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
answered on Dec 13, 2021

You posted this under identity theft. That is a big possibility. Without seeing the full report I cannot tell. Look and see if you recognize all of the debts. If not, put a fraud alert on the report, and contact the erroneous entries.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: I got money stolen as well from Coinbase can I join this class action lawsuit?
Derek John Soltis
Derek John Soltis
answered on Nov 19, 2021

Hello,

You should talk to an attorney to go over the facts of your case. You need to explain how and who stole your money. Basically, why Coinbase is at fault for your loss?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: I have an irrevocable trust for my grandchildren. Their father stole 300,000$ from my savings and 73,000 from Met Life.

He left me w35$. Can I change the irrevocable trust and sell my home? Since I can prove fraud, identity theft, elder abuse. I owe109,000 on my mortgage can I get a home equity loan on a 6 family ? I need money for legal fees and dental work.

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
answered on Oct 26, 2021

The terms of the trust will govern a lot of it. If the trust has provisions for your lifetime care, you can ultimately petition the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Identity Theft and Social Security for New York on
Q: I seek assistance with sorting out identity issues (problems with birth certificate, social security due to name change)

I am assisting a young man (23yr old) who will graduate from college but who cannot proceed with things like drivers license, employment, etc, due to a troubled childhood situation in which his name was changed numerous times. The birth certificate (issued in New York City) has questionable... View More

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
answered on Jul 19, 2021

This would be best handled by a civil litigation attorney as it sounds like it involves several name changes or may require one now. You may be able to get free help from legal aid clinics but if not you can always reach out to attorneys directly and ask if they would help for free. Best wishes!

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: Adverse event, Fraud Concealment in patient records what kind of lawyer is needed to pursue this kind of case/injuries?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 23, 2021

An attorney who deals with healthcare law and HIPAA could be a starting point, and depending on more information, possibly a medical malpractice attorney or civil litigation attorney, based on the issues that emerge in making a more detailed assessment. You could use the tab above (Find-a-Lawyer)... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Identity Theft for New York on
Q: Master Promissory Note on file with FSA for Student Loans never signed and is completely blan: Can i discharge the debt?

The Master Promissory note on file with Federal Student Aid is completely blank. There's no information about me in any regard, not even my name. Am I legally responsible for this debt or can It be discharged/forgiven?

The Federal Student Aid website has all the federal loan... View More

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
answered on Aug 21, 2020

Did you get a loan? Have you paid this loan? How are you liable if your name is not in the database?

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