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Q: I have a house that we bought 20 some years ago and yesterday found out the roof has asbestos shingles on it.

I will most likely be forced into bankruptcy trying to repair it. Is there some legal recourse against the company that produced the shingles? The property is in western NY

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 28, 2015

Talk to a local asbestos lawyer to determine your rights and options.

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Q: I bought pre-sliced fruit from a grocery store, but there was no tape or plastic seal holding the lid. Is this legal?

Food, health and safety laws??

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 25, 2015

If you were injured, you can talk to a local products liability lawyer about your options.

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Q: Can I sue a food company if they served me food with metal in it that I ended up cutting the inside of my mouth with?
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jul 20, 2015

Seek medical care and talk to an injury lawyer. Depending on the extent of your injuries, it may be a matter for small claims court.

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Q: can i sue a business that is not in the state that i am in

i purchased a product from a company in california and i am in new york. product was broken on arrival. company will not help.

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Jul 18, 2015

Yes, you can sue them. If you're asking whether you can sue them in your state, then the answer would depend on a factual analysis of the specific transaction and the company's presence in your state.

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Q: What is the code or codes for the repair / replacement of playground rubber safety surface matting?
James K. Riley
James K. Riley answered on Nov 15, 2014

In most states including New York there is no "Code Requirement" or legal regulation which requires that playground rubber safety surfaces be repaired or replaced on any particular schedule. These systems, often described as head injury fall attenuation systems, are to be kept in a good... Read more »

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Q: What is the code or codes for the repair / replacement of playground rubber safety surface matting?
James K. Riley
James K. Riley answered on Nov 15, 2014

In most states including New York there is no "Code Requirement" or legal regulation which requires that playground rubber safety surfaces be repaired or replaced on any particular schedule. These systems, often described as head injury fall attenuation systems, are to be kept in a good... Read more »

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Q: How can I find if a company has any law suits?

I purchased a machine from a company who has not been able to make it work and has pretty much left me with a defective machine. I wanted to search if there are any others companies out there like myself?

Jonathan Craig Reed
Jonathan Craig Reed answered on Aug 5, 2014

You have asked a very tough question. Depending on the price of the machine, and I am consuming this is a consumer type machine, it would probably not be worthwhile to sue the company over your defective machine. In that case the only redress might be a class action lawsuit. If there is such a... Read more »

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Q: I WAS CONVICTED OF A MISDEAMEANOR DRUG CHARGE 20 YEARS AGO- I WANT THIS OFF MY RECORD-HAVE NOT BEEN IN TROUBLE SINCE.
Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel answered on Aug 1, 2011

Unfortunately, this conviction cannot be removed for your record. Only convictions which are sealed at the time of the conviction, or youthful offender convictions, are not disclosed in the future, but there are no convictions to a criminal charge which can be "removed" from your record.

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Q: Where do I get the ignition interlock device installed that the Court has ordered in my DWI case?
Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel answered on Jul 20, 2011

The Court will provide you with a list of approved installers and you must have the interlock installed at one of these locations and then return to Court with proof that you have done so.

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Q: Where do I get the ignition interlock device installed?
Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel answered on Jul 18, 2011

The Court will give you a list of approved ignition interlock device installers and you must use one of them, and then provide proof of the installation.

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Q: What is the statute of limitations on a product liability case? I was injured using a defective ab-slide.
Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel answered on Jul 17, 2011

The statute of limitations on a defective product case in New York is three years from the date of injury.

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Q: My lawyer filed my lawsuit 8 years ago over a cellulose problem in our house.We have not gone to court yet.

We have been breathing in the cellulose fibers for years.My wife and i are disabled and have copd.How long should it take to go to court?

Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel answered on May 4, 2011

It is very unusual for a case to take 8 years to get to Court. The most congested calendars in New York State, including the Bronx, would still not take 8 years for a case to get to Court. My recommendation would be to call your attorney and schedule an appointment to find out the status of your... Read more »

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Q: What is the statute of limitations in a wrongful death case?
Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel answered on Apr 25, 2011

In New York, the statute of limitations in a wrongful death case is 2 years from the date of death of the decedent.

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Q: How do I find out the status of a case involving a drug company which was filed in 2010, filed in New York.
Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel answered on Jan 14, 2011

If the case was filed in New York, it must be filed with the local County clerk. Thus, for example, if your case was filed in Brooklyn, you would search the records of the Kings County Clerk's office to obtain copies of any filed papers.

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Q: I had a product liability lawsuite aganist gm before the bankrupcy will i ever get anything
Mark A. Siesel
Mark A. Siesel answered on Dec 16, 2010

If GM has judgments against it such as tax liens or previously entered judgments against the company which have not yet been paid, they would take precedence over any judgment you obtain against GM in the future. However, usually verdicts in product liability cases are covered by general liability... Read more »

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