David George Thomas’s Answers

David George Thomas

Boston Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Got caught shoplifting and received a fine letter. What happens next?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Philip W. Mason
    2. David George Thomas
    2 lawyer answers

    Attorney Mason is correct. Note that a private party may file a claim in the small claims session of the Massachusetts District Court (state) and seek to recover costs. They may not hire an attorney for this. Rather, they will appear at a hearing and present their case and ask the magistrate in the small claims session to issue a judgment against you. You do have a right to appear and defend yourself.

  2. Is there still ethics in Law?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. David George Thomas
    3. Michael James Duffy
    4. Clifford Michael Farrell
    4 lawyer answers

    Listed below are some ethical rules in Massachusetts that may be helpful. Legal malpractice cases are many times complicated as, essentially, you are litigating "a case within a case." You should contact a lawyer that specializes in the area. Be sure to get your entire file from your former lawyer (see 1.16(e)). RULE 1.1 COMPETENCE A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness, and preparation...

  3. I received a oui/child endangerment in mail in ma not arrested at scene what do i do. i received a dui in nh a couple years ago

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Neil J. Depaul
    2. David George Thomas
    3. Michael Rodney St Louis Esq.
    3 lawyer answers

    You should contract a lawyer who deals with OUI cases in your particular location and give her or him all of the relevant details. You should not rely solely on any website that offers informational advice for these issues no matter how correct the answers may seem.

  4. We recently had a fire on our property and need an experinced attorney on insurance matters and litigations.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jack David Speranza
    2. David George Thomas
    3. Ryan Anton Jacobsen
    3 lawyer answers

    Like my colleagues, I am happy to provide a free consultation and offer a referral if necessary. I have dealt with insurance issues in litigation from both the plaintiff's and defendant's perspective for many years, including litigation arising out of fire-related claims.

  5. How does one perserve objections and error in regards to an appellate oral arguments hearing?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Erik Hammarlund
    2. Christine C McCall
    3. David George Thomas
    3 lawyer answers

    The other lawyers are very much correct. However, if you do not hire a lawyer and do continue to ask questions, please identify the venue in which the argument is pending. If, for example, you are in an "appeal" in the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance, you may very well seek to supplement the record or need to preserve issues for an ultimate challenge to the DUA's decision in the Superior Court. Alternatively, if you really are at the Massachusetts Appeals Court, your...

  6. Does your first name and last name have to be on a work schedule?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Erik Hammarlund
    2. David George Thomas
    2 lawyer answers

    Likely not; however, as Mr. Hammerlund questioned, why are you asking? Absent additional information, your question will not lead to anything other than general answers.

  7. Complaint filed to court without my opposition included

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. William T Harrington
    2. Erik Hammarlund
    3. David George Thomas
    3 lawyer answers

    You are not going to get a decent answer to this question, as my colleagues have indicated. A complaint is different than a motion and an opposition is different than answer. To assist us answer your procedural question, please provide the Court in which you are litigating (e.g., the United States District Court, Massachusetts Superior Court, Massachusetts District Court), the type of document that was filed (e.g., a Complaint or a Motion) and the type of document that you filed in response (...

  8. ,if the judge ordered you 45 days to pay the other persons lawyers fees do u have to pay that money back when u get out?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. David George Thomas
    1 lawyer answer

    You have to abide by any Court order until such time as the order is either modified or vacated or unless the terms of the order otherwise so provide.

  9. Failure to Yield Citation

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. David George Thomas
    1 lawyer answer

    You'll need to provide much more information as the details (such as where the other car hit your car, how fast it was going, damage to both cars, etc.) will dictate how you should approach a court and the insurance company. If the officer completed a police or incident report, you should get a copy of that too.

  10. Verified complain: Attorney lied in ex-parte motion for trustee process attachment

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. William T Harrington
    2. David George Thomas
    2 lawyer answers

    Judges have inherent authority to sanction parties and attorneys for engaging in conduct that may amount to civil or criminal contempt, including making false statements to the tribunal. More information is needed to answer the question as, many times, when seeking a trustee process attachment, one does not know that the target bank is holding any funds. That, however, does not amount to a misrepresentation to the court. Also, most times, motions for trustee process attachments are sought on an...