I gave someone 45 days to vacate my home I gace a verbal,text message and written documents..they said ok and moved 80% of their stuff out and have not stayed at the home since but still have items there i reach.out and ask when they were coming to get there remainder of the items but they ignore... Read more »
answered on Mar 20, 2023
I advise against taking "self-help". The Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act creates a high penalty for landlords who evict a tenant without obtaining a Judgement of Possession and Writ of Eviction through a Court. The penalty can exceed $5,000 plus attorney fees for the tenant.... Read more »
There is a rich documented history confirming this attorney’s legal malpractice actions.
answered on May 21, 2022
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I am asking in reference to store chains where the same person is the boss of the same company and they bounce employees between 2 stores and have them work over 40 hours a week
answered on Feb 12, 2021
If you are working for the same employer, the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") requires that an employee is paid overtime for any hours over 40 in a week. Period. It does not matter if you work at more than one location. It same employer, must be paid overtime. Complication could be... Read more »
the attorney i retained has lost or misplaced some of my legal medical papers in my opinion the attorney has stalled and lost valuable time , should i file with the Bar for ineffective assistance of counsel and seek a qualified auto attorney and ask court for time extension to retain a new one time... Read more »
answered on May 3, 2018
Speak with the attorney first. If he or she has missed filing suit before the statute of limitations has run, they need to report the matter to their malpractice insurance carrier.
I was also told that all I had to do was be patient and on the 1st year anniversay of the conviction that the records would automatically be sealed. After doing some research, I understand that the only way to qualify for expungement is to be pardoned. Can I request a pardon based on the fact... Read more »
answered on Feb 14, 2018
The problem is: prove what counsel told you. If it was not in writing or recorded, counsel will likely deny advising you that after a year, the conction would automatically be “sealed”, because that is is so blatantly wrong. It is a long shot to convince a circuit court judge to expunge a... Read more »
I did not request any council; Essex County, VA chose to assign me a public defender and said I had to have one. I complied being foreign to the county and just wanting to get through the arraignment without any issues. I finished up with no issues or charges to remain on my record after completing... Read more »
answered on Feb 2, 2018
You can be charged fees for being represented by court appointed counsel. You should contact the clerk's office to find out how much they are charging you.
answered on Jan 29, 2018
It depends on many different circumstances. But generally you can record people in public as long as you are not harassing, stalking, or invading their privacy.
answered on Apr 21, 2017
The problem is that the value of the animal is basically the market value.However there may be other things involved.Start with members of the Va. trial Lawyers Assn-they give free consults.
The hospital did not take reasonable care and we were notified there has been a serious breach of hippa and privacy rights. My concern is not knowing who has all these records and the employee took great measures to cover up the breach but it was discovered . Do we have a lawsuit ? I really hope... Read more »
answered on Apr 17, 2017
Generally there are not damage cases you can bring for a HIPAA violation.Contact a local attorney to be sure.
Had lawyer give me a contract for services flat fee 8,500.00. Then a couple of days later after I paid the flat fee says she has a revised contract with hourly fee and and will be cheaper I said ok if it saves me sure. However after everything was over she billed me additional 3000.00 I feel like... Read more »
answered on Jan 6, 2017
It depends on whether you and your attorney discussed the modified fee arrangement, and you authorized the modification, before the modification was made. Your summary suggests that you discussed and approved the modification. If so, there is probably not much you can do. Also, are there any... Read more »
While in hospital they were rude and brushed off the severe pain. I was admitted to a different hospital a week later with sepsis because the 1st hospital didn't see that I had a serious illness pylonephritis. I almost died because the er that was so rude and told me to be quiet and stop... Read more »
answered on Dec 19, 2016
On the failure to diagnose possibly. On tudeness, no.
Contact a member of the Virginia Trial Laweyrs Assn--they give free consults.
answered on Sep 29, 2016
An attorney is normally not allowed to divulge any client secrets to a third party. If the disclosure causes damages, then the lawyer could be sued for legal malpractice. In addition, this could be considered unethical practice and could lead to sanctions against the attorney by the Virginia State... Read more »
Retained attorney for a PSA, Final Decree, and QDRO paperwork preparation. QDRO was incorporated into decree. Investment company rejected the QDRO based upon incorrect verbiage contained therein. Attorney is now asking for additional money to correct this paperwork and refile. Should I have to... Read more »
answered on Mar 30, 2016
The best thing you can do is discuss it with your attorney! QDRO's are touchy in that different investment companies require different words in the order - it's possible the investment company gave incorrect info and that there's no fault on the part of your attorney. Review your... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2015
Your old attorney may be entitled to a lien. If you have hired a new lawyer, let him or her deal with it.
My attorney has stated for over 1 year that documents had been submitted to include but not limited to a demand letter. Over the last year it's been a struggle to receive updates and clarification. I recently followed up with State Farm and they informed me that my attorney has not provided... Read more »
answered on Oct 17, 2014
You may have a claim for legal malpractice. You should consult a litigation attorney.
answered on Feb 18, 2012
If you had a verbal contact, it may be three years. If you had a written contact with the lawyer it may be 5 years. This ia meant to be general information and not legal advice.
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