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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Wisconsin on
Q: Who is likely at fault or what is my percentage of fault in the incident I've detailed below, I'm being sued?

I was driving on the right side of road in residential area, following speed limit & initiated decrease in speed to take a left into a driveway to reverse out of to go back the same way I was coming from. There was a car in that driveway. Before ever breeching the threshold line of said... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 3, 2021

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. This could be a difficult claim, where certain things could have been done better on both sides. In terms of apportioning liability, that could be a jurisdiction-specific issue based on the comparative negligence... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Wisconsin on
Q: Do I have any grounds to seek legal action?

August 30th, while unconscious from Epilepsy medication, traveling Chicago to St.Paul on a Megabus, I was sexually assaulted by the passenger seated next to me. When I awoke to what was happening to me, I alerted the bus driver who I was seated directly behind. he did not respond or make any... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 15, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal, and for the ensuing frustration in trying to contact attorneys. Your post remains open for two weeks, and seems to have been cut off at the end. You could try to contact Wisconsin personal injury attorneys here on this site if you didn't have luck in your... Read more »

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Q: a shop picked up my vehicle to fix a bumper, 20 miles down the road engine light came (blown motor) is this on me?

Car went in for oil change, shop backed into tow truck. They ordered the bumper and picked up my car 20 miles down the road the engine light came on, they towed to their shop, blown motor. No issues with car when it was picked up and supposedly my extended warranty doesn’t cover the actual motor... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 15, 2020

A Wisconsin attorney could best address any state-specific consumer law issues that could possibly arise here, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter in such a situation, it would depend on your arrangement with the shop and what you agreed upon with them. Good luck... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Products Liability for Wisconsin on
Q: I own a house in Oconto County, WI. I want to add my fiance to the deed. He has bad credit. Ramifications?

Can a lien be placed on my property because of his bad debt? He is not on the mortgage.

Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo answered on Sep 3, 2019

If he has bad credit, that could effectively "infect" your ownership of the house, to a point where someone who has a judgment as against him, could effectively execute on the judgment and force the sale of the house. So think about this carefully first. Also, once he is added to the... Read more »

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Q: Can I file a products liability case if the fault product was purchased second-hand on eBay?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 29, 2018

Possibly but it will be harder as you may not have a breach of implied warranty of merchantibility/fitness for aparticular puprose.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Criminal Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Question on ordering a 3ft 3in adult love doll.


I have a embarrassing question really. I dont have luck with women and am looking to buy an adult love doll, but I cannot afford a full size one. I have found a smaller one, 3ft 3in that I could manage for price. I just want to make sure I wont be breaking any laws for ordering... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 31, 2017

You raise an interesting question--wether such a doll could be considered kiddie porn. If so possessing it would be unlawful. Maybe talk to a counselor on what your issues are--realistically, most guys want the sizzle without the effort to make themselves attractive, or they expect someone way... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Consumer Law for Wisconsin on
Q: 2014 Dodge Dart was in a collision in Feb 2017. Car is still at the body shop (May) waiting for an Upper Core Support

Dodge has no ETA on when the part will be delivered. Isn't there some kind of law requiring a newer car to have parts available? Is Dodge at fault for not providing the parts I need to get my car repaired?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 29, 2017

Contact Dodge HQ --this is truly bizarre. The Center for Auto Safely could answer your question.

2 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Small Claims for Wisconsin on
Q: How can i sue a company in a small claims court if that company's headquarters is located out of state?

I bought the product at my local Best Buy store. So do I sue the company itself or Best Buy?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 17, 2017

They have to do business in the state. You may also sue the dealer if it's a product problem. Most states provide for service on an out of state defender in small claims cases by registered mail. Check with the small claims court.

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Q: Q: Food store doesn't have production and expiration date on the meat products.

Big local store constantly has either over expired food or meat products without production or expiration date. If I will try to sue them in small claim court, can I get punitive damages to them?

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Nov 18, 2015

Check your local rules regarding what types of claims may be brought and what types of damages may be awarded in your small claims courts. You may want to consult with a consumer protection lawyer in your area.

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