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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I sue a hair growth company for hair loss

I recently purchased a all natural hair growth oil which caused severe hair break off , bald spots, oozing sores, flakes, and extreme itching throughout my head. I had not even used 20% of the product before all this happened, I never had bald spots in my life and even after months of not using the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 27, 2021

A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You could reach out to local attorneys to discuss. It could be helpful in your consultation if you looked into whether others experienced damages as a result of the product, as these types of cases can sometimes be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My husband has a i-485 adjustment for status interview (marriage based) coming up and had some questions.

As a petitioner, am I required to take a birth certificate with me to his interview? I don’t have my birth certificate and only have my U.S passport which states that I was born in the U.S...... my second question is that my husband submitted a medication examination form back when he was in his... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

If it was a 693 not necessarily. Here's the instructions on the 693:

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-693instr.pdf

The exam is valid for 1 year before the I485. So if he files the I485 now, the question is did he get the exam a year ago? If more than a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Where in this Code is the Time Frame of allowance 2 years Post Care ? Thx
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

Time frame of two years post care for what--a claim? Insurance? you need to give us a bit more informtion.

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on
Q: I had a DUI back in 2006. I just received a fine in the mail stating that I was seen driving by a police officer.

I haven't drove at all. Now I'm looking at jail time. They said I'm dui suspended from 15yrs ago. Am I going to jail?

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Feb 26, 2021

You need to get a lawyer asap. If your license was never restored after the DUI you are considered DUI suspended until you get your license back. if you are found guilty, there is mandatory imprisonment of 60-90 days in the county prison. You need to figure out how to get you license back asap.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can my employer count my vacation eligibility time from post-pandemic-layoff rehire date rather than original hire date?

I began work Nov. 2019, and was "terminated" in March 2020 due to pandemic-related business downturn. I was rehired in June 2020, although I was not required to take a drug test again or submit my driving record again. I would have been eligible for paid vacation Nov. 2020, but now they... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

Well, if they give you a raise it looks like they are not having it both ways. Your vacation time is usually based on time accrued and does not count time off for personal days, family leave---or when you are laid off.

Year to date money means just that. If you were paid x dollars then...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is someone calling your work lying about you to get you fired considered harassment?

My friends neighbors are calling my friends work trying to get her fired and the local police department told her there is nothing she can do. The neighbors are constantly starting fights with her and she feels unsafe at her home with her and her daughter. Is she supposed to just wait till it... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

Unfortunately the law isn't good about this. If it's motivated by race or other bias, then contact one of the legal groups that deals with those issues to see what her options are. If it's just people being idiots , depending on the behaviors she can go for a protective order but... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can you be sued for defamation of character if you didnt complete a job for someone and stated why to them?

I have a cleaning company, the client complained that we did mot finish few things, i told her the reason why was my crew saw a bug that they thought to be a roach and did not want to return., i offered to return 3 seperate times myself even though i saw a dead one., she refused and asked for... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

It is not defamation or slander if the conversation is between the two of you. Defamation and slander require that there be some public statement. Do not, by the way, discuss this on facebook or any social media--that's where people get into trouble!).

All the best.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Q: I own a small cleaning co. After cleaning a clients place she called complaining of few things, and refuses to pay

I told her why it was incomplete, one of my crew saw a bug, what she thought to be a roach, but i offered to come back 3 times to finish,, she ask for pic and i sent her a pick from google that my cleaner said it looked like, she did a reverse google and said i lied and faked it,, but i also saw a... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

You are entitled to be paid for the work that you did. Even if it's half a job, you're entitled to half a job.

Your choice--is it worth taking her to small claims or not?

Next time: you see something, photograph it at the time.

All the best.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have a careless driving ticket for a accident where I hit the curb.

The cop asked what happened and i said my phone fell. How can i beat this? Court is at 11 am today

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

Hopefully the judge reduced it. If you want you can appeal. Whether that's worth it depends on your points status.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can application for employment in US be speeded up? I applied in November 2020. Have L2-B visa.

Hi! I applied for employment authorization in US in November 2020. From USCIS I got an update that they recieved my application on November 20th 2020. I was wandering can I somehow speed up further process?

I have L2-B visa and I'm currently in US.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

I don't wish to be snide, but you perhaps have not been reading the newspapers. Only recently was Mr. Biden able to say "yes we will have green cards" --and then the Republicans went to court to try to stop that. As a migrant you should be aware of how bureaucracies run. Whether you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law and Foreclosure for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have a trailer with 2 names on loan. X-wife wants it and If i let other take it, can i protect myself legally?

My X-Wife and I have a Travel Trailer together. We failed to make payments and the bank foreclosed on it and charged off the debt. They never Repossessed it. If my X-wife Takes it or I just let her take it off the property, is there a way I could get something signed saying I want nothing to do... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

Make sure it's titled in her name. She should give you a document that she accepts all responsibility. You say "x"--did you have a divorce (if she got posession that may cover it) or just separated?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hello my name is zakiya and my question is if me and my landlord file for rent program and he said I don’t have to pay

Can he change his mind now because he don’t want to wait to get the money from the program

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 24, 2021

If that was the deal going in, and you relied on that in taking the place, you have an argument to make that you can leave without having to pay.

However, if you started to rent, then he said you don't have to pay, that's more a change in conditions that affected his view of what...
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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I asked my neighbor twice now to not come into my yard with his dog and he is still doing it. What can I do?

I asked my neighbor twice now to not come into my yard with his dog and he is still doing it. What can I do? I have no trespassing signs posted in my yard and his dog has even peed on those! He will walk his dog all in my yard and let’s him pee on everything even my car and where I grow vegetables.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

Well, you can call the police. I'd first ask him why he's doing this. Repeatedly. AFter all you have him as your neighbor so you have to live with him nearby.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I bury my elderly dog who is 15 years old passed away peacefully in my own backyard

I live in lower macungie where you sitting on Lehigh valley just west of Allentown

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

If you don't make a big deal about it it won't be a problem.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hi im 17, from Pa and my boyfriend is 22, is there any way we can get in trouble. My mom has been trying to report him?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

Not as I read the law--if you are over 16 it's not illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Battling Aetna for 5 months since they never notfied me in 60 days if my appeal was approved or denied.

Aetna admitted GUILT in three(3) letters but never refunded the money. Aetna violated Federal (Medicare) Laws and Pa. & NJ State Law.

Aetna is the same company that insured Slaves for slaveowners before the Civil War!!

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

If you are eligible for Public Assistance, you would be eligible for Legal Aid or Legal Services. They can best review your situation and your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Pennsylvania on
Q: Abandoned gun? Would it be legal to take a gun that was thrown away near pittsburgh pa?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

You should go to the police and ask about registering it. If they want it, give it to them and get a receipt. YOU DO NOT WANT TO HAVE AN UNREGISTERED FIREARM in your posession.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can my ex force me to drive our son to his house for visitations? He doesn't want to both pick up and drop off our son.

I don't drive and would have to Uber, costing me $60 each way twice a month. I have full custody of our 4 year old and he gets him every other weekend.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

See if he'll pay for your uber. If he has a vehicle I see a court saying you are right. But maybe if you had an attorney who got you the full custody, speak with them.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am an educator. Can I deduct legal fees on my taxes for non criminal charges to protect my professional license ?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

That is more a question for a CPA than an attorney. As the fees are only secondarily related to the license my feeling is no, but I am not a tax specialist and CPA's are.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: I filed a complaint with the EEOC 12/16/19. The EEOC transferred my case to New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, 6/2020.

The investigator from the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights has been investigating since September 2020. I reached out to her January 4, 2021 to request a status update. She responded that she in the process of working on my case and setting up appointments with Respondent. And that she will be... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

It may be they are understaffed it may be long. You can consult an attorney who handles EEO matters. If the employer is in New Jersey, you will want a New Jersey attorney. Contact the New Jersey Assn for Justice--and ask for an employment law attorney. They give free consults.

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