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Q: I hit by a drunk rider and he died on the spot also a i dont have license and bike insurance. What is legal process
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 11, 2020

I'm sorry for your involvement in an accident and to the family of the other rider for their loss. There could be a number of things to sort out here, depending on whether you were injured, are being sued, among other issues. One of the first steps you could consider taking is to reach out to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida (Pensacola), and the Civil Docket for Case #: 3:18-cv-01466-TKW-MJF,

how do I find the documents related to this cae?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 11, 2020

Contact a federal court trial lawyer who can use their credentials to go online and download the documents you need.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue the police department for not filing my police report pertaining to a runaway?

Filed report April 1, 2020 but case does not exist. Have been calling the department & leaving messages w/ anyone who who allow me to. Officer has yet to return a simple phone call. I am still out daily looking for runaway son...with no help.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jul 9, 2020

How old is your son? There is no requirement for the police to open a case if their investigation shows no crime or other action they can take.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Q: I need information on what I can do concerning a potential criminal matter?

I, and by extention my family, have been harassed. My car and cell phone stolen (tho thankfully items were retrieved by family) and I reason to suspect I have been drugged, all by the same person

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 8, 2020

You should contact the police to fill out a report and likely a civil protection order to keep the person away. Talk with an attorney to file a temporary restraining order against the person. The first thing is to stop the threat immediately, then worry about a civil suit at a later time.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: Good afternoon. I let someone borrow $5,000. She had told me that she would give me back $6,000 by the end of the month.

She never did and now it has been over a year. She stated that she only has to pay back $5,500 per law. Is this true? Even if I have it in writing that she would pay $7,000?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 8, 2020

Banks are the only entities that should be loaning money, not you. Sorry you were cheated. This is a matter for Small Claims, you should sue for $10,000, to include all pre-judgment interest, your rate of interest is within legal parameters, you can research it in the Financial Code. You need to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: Do I need to pay a dentist bill along with a hefty late fee, if it's been over a year since I received a bill?

It's been so long, but as I remember, I tried to contact them about my insurance but was unable to contact them at the time.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 8, 2020

It depends on your agreement with the dentist. If you can pay the original bill off now, call them to negotiate.

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Louisiana on
Q: Is it legal for a homeowners insurance agent to come on my property taking pictures without my knowledge at all.

Agent nor Ins. Co. Made no attempt to contact me prior to this inspection. I dont know their name or what they look like. How do I know if he will return with ill intentions.. Saw all that I own around my yard and carport. I cant go outside by myself without worrying if I'm being watched since... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 8, 2020

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. If they were surveying your property for underwriting a homeowner's policy, sometimes they can simply appear. The home office could have given you a heads up, but it could have gotten lost in the fray if they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: Hello... my mother died years ago without a will. We all assumed she had nothing... I’m wondering about investigating

Is there a way to find out if any property or assets have been left that have yet to be distributed properly? My sister and I were so young when it happened we didn’t know what to do, and our father who had divorced her took her SS benefits from underneath us quickly...

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 7, 2020

For some types of personal property, like bank accounts, the Secretary of State maintains a data base of "Unclaimed property" where you can see if any accounts in your mother's name were turned over to the state. As for real property, a title insurance company could help you to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Q: I was exposed to coronavirus due to negligence as a nurse. What are my options?

I was subjected to a high risk exposure of Covid-19 due to emergency department staff not doing their due diligence. A patient with covid symptoms was not tested and rushed to the floor. During his stay the patient was given an aerosolizing procedure shortly before I entered the room. This is a... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 5, 2020

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. I'm sorry this happened to you and that greater safeguards were not taken to protect your safety. Contact a Virginia employment attorney to see if you could arrange a free initial consult (many attorneys offer that,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: Can I sue the store that sold my minor children tobacco?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 4, 2020

What are your monetary damages?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: Roommate owes money refused to pay
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 3, 2020

Your brief question does not provide many facts, such as "In whose name is the rental agreement?" if it is your name and the roommate is your subtenant, you can give them a 3 day notice to pay or quit, and at the same time a 30 day notice to vacate the premises. Then you can file an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Oklahoma on
Q: I have some friends from out of the country. They’ve raised money for charity and want to donate to American charities.

They can’t directly donate from their country. Could they send me the money and me donate 100% for them?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 3, 2020

It might depend on why they can't do that. If it is because of laws in their country prohibit them from doing so, doing it through a third-party might be seen as the same thing for all intents and purposes. Also, if it is a significant sum that could involve tax considerations in connection... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: Who inherits in NY: minor children, parents or sister? If children, does remaining parent, ex-spouse, handle property?

Minor children now reside with father, ex-husband of deceased.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 1, 2020

I'm sorry for your loss, and that your question remains open. If you want to try reposting your question in the Probate & Estate Planning categories, it might have better chances of being picked up there. From the description, it sounds like a situation involving intestacy. Hopefully in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Q: I have a friend who fail to appear in court today.

Their court date was today but they also went to a funeral today and it slipped their mind so would it be better to turn themselves in in the morning or now

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 30, 2020

Your Friend needs an attorney, who will bring him to Court at the first available Hearing day. Then his file can be located and the situation explained. He wants to do this before a capia or fta issues, or worse, a bounty hunter comes after him.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Q: Is it lawful to wear a mask while carrying a concealed weapon?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 30, 2020

Certainly since we have no concealed weapon laws in Tennessee. Handgun Carry Permits work with or without the virus mess.

2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: further more, what steps to the police take to locate a run away teen. how can he or she avoid being returned
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 29, 2020

Now you are asking a question on a public forum about how to commit a crime. This is not something you should be posting publicly. Your identification is noted on this site and it would not be too difficult to figure out who you are. No attorney is going to provide you with advice about how to... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: Nonprofit able to hold digital meetings per their bylaws, can they vote if some officers and directors can't be seen
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 29, 2020

Unclear what you mean by "can't be seen." If you mean that their computer lacks video so when they are on Zoom you get a black screen, then the answer is "yes" they can vote. In theory they could vote if the called in on a conference call.

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Puerto Rico on
Q: Can i sue a news company for hacking and eavesdropping through my laptop and cellphone microphone?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 26, 2020

An attorney familiar with the applicable laws of Puerto Rico could advise best. But you await a response for four weeks. As a general matter, if a wiretap is conducted by authorities, there is ordinarily a need for a warrant based on probable cause. As an action not conducted by the state, it could... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Virginia on
Q: I was scammed online for over $1000 dollars and want to take legal action
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 25, 2020

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. For lawsuits in this range, most state court systems have a small claims section, enabling claimants to save money by handling cases on their own. Depending on the nature of the matter, that could be a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Iowa on
Q: Odd question. But can a minutes taker for city council meetings hold another position for the city in Iowa?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 24, 2020

An Iowa attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. It could depend on the rules or by-laws of the city council. Additionally, some public positions require disclosure of outside employment. These situations can sometimes be fact-specific. Does your attendance at meetings... Read more »

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