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Austin M Joyce

Worcester Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Is there any penalty if opposing party says they want to settle but doesn't offer a counteroffer?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Austin M Joyce
    2. Gilbert W. File IV
    2 lawyer answers

    It would depend upon the nature of the settlement discussions. If the attorneys were discussing specific settlement offers and counteroffers with their clients' authority to make those offers, then the attorney would have to relay his/her client's new position. If, on the other hand, the discussions were of a more hypothetical nature, then the attorney probably does not have to relay the client's current position. If the parties have agreed upon the terms of the settlement and one party then...

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  2. Rejection of FID?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Erik Hammarlund
    2. Austin M Joyce
    2 lawyer answers

    A felony conviction, even as a juvenile offender, would disqualify you from obtaining the firearms permit, and larceny over $250 is considered a felony.

  3. Police chief divulges private conversation that results in financial loss by other party.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Austin M Joyce
    1 lawyer answer

    The fact that the chief admitted his intent was to inflict emotional distress is one element of an intentional tort. Whether you can prove the remaining elements depends upon a lot of factors that are not evident from your posting. Regardless of your agreement with the chief as to the private and confidential nature of your conversation, there may have been something in the subject matter that raised public safety concerns for him that he thought needed to be reported to interested parties....

  4. Need help fighting wrongful Disorderly Conduct charge after reporting neighbor threatened to slit my throat.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Austin M Joyce
    1 lawyer answer

    The situation you describe is unusual, and I wonder if there is not some more to the story. I recommend that you consult with an attorney in your local area who has experience in criminal cases. That attorney should be able to assist you and resolve the matter.

  5. What are the processing requirements for properly processing a defendant in a federal case?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Michael Edward Atwater
    2. Austin M Joyce
    2 lawyer answers

    In order to point you in what I hope is the correct direction, I am going to assume that you have already filed your complaint with the federal court and are asking how you effect service of the lawsuit on the defendant. Rule 4 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure govern the manner in which you may serve a federal lawsuit. The options are several, and the best depends upon the particulars of your situation. Most public libraries will have a copy of the rules; all law libraries certainly...