Bennett James Wills' answer Can you sue? Yes. Can you win? That's the more difficult question. There are time limits from when you can file a lawsuit for assault/battery. Plus the facts of each case are different. Consult an attorney to determine your options.
Robert D. Kreisman's answer There's nothing wrong with a spouse suing for his/her loss of companionship in a wrongful death case and also bringing the lawsuit in the name of the estate of the deceased (as administrator or executor) for the benefit of the heirs of the decedent, which would include the spouse and the children of the deceased.
Marjorie A Bristol's answer What is your question? If your question is do you have a cause of action against her, then the answer is no. She has the right to choose to divorce someone. I am so sorry about your brother. A love one's suicide is so hard. Mental illness was the cause of your brother's suicide, not your sister-in-law's request for a divorce.
Marjorie A Bristol's answer You should consult a probate attorney. If your father left a will, you would have been entitled to notice of probate. If he didn't leave a will, you are entitled to a portion of his estate.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Generally they wouldn't do the tests because the treatment would likely be the same. However to give yourself closure --and as I may be wrong--contact members of the Tennessee Assn for Justice--they give free consultations. A grief counselor may help you process your natural but very heavy feelings.
Mr. James Charles Wright's answer Releases of liability generally enforceable to protect from liability for negligence. The release would not be valid to protect from intentional acts of the business or its employees. You are right to weigh carefully whether to sign a release.
Peter N. Munsing's answer Unfortunately, you are past the statute of limitations. Even if you weren't I don't know that you would have a case, as there is a difference between moral and legal responsibility. For your own peace of mind contact a local attorney who handles police misconduct cases--find them through this website or look for a member of the Tennessee Assn for Justice
Peter N. Munsing's answer Depends on their relationship to the decedent, and the law in Tennessee regarding their status. Suggest you contact a member of the Tennessee Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.
Peter N. Munsing's answer The fall would be tough as there is caselaw saying that jerking stop and start motions are part of train (and bus) riding. The cellulitis can happen from many causes once you have a cut. I don't see it but it would certainly make sense in a death case for you to contact an attorney who is a member of the Association for Justice in the state where your mom lived or took the train from, to see what they suggest..Association members give free consultations.
Peter N. Munsing's answer None of the above. If the dog went to the vet and was put to sleep I assume the vet had a reason. They aren't in the business of euthanizing dogs. She had equal right to the dog, so I don't see a suit. Even if you could bring one the law views loss of a pet as loss of the economic/market value of a pet of that breed or mix, of that age and health. So you'd get maybe $100. No you don't get to claim loss of pet companionship. Check with a Tennessee Lawyer or your divorce lawyer but that's the...
Peter N. Munsing's answer Technically they may have violated the law by taking property--even if they claimed it was due to emergency circumstances.
Suggest you see if there is an animal rights lawyer in yor state you can speak with. Groups dealing with animal protection issues would be the best source. Ideally, if you have a vet record for the dog not too long before this happened, and it shows the dogs weight was about what it was when she was taken, that would protect you from accusations of not feeding.
Christopher Gilreath's answer The first thing to keep in mind is that the attorney general does not represent you, and are not in a position to give you legal advice. If your mother requests your help, you are certainly within your rights to assist her with understanding and completing legal documents. In Tennessee, a person can serve as a power of attorney, also sometimes called "attorney in fact". The person giving you power of attorney must be considered competent to make their own decisions, for the appointment to be...
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