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Sigmund David Schutz

Portland Environmental / Natural Resources Lawyer.

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  1. Scammed by someone in Nigeria- Is there anything I can do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sigmund David Schutz
    1 lawyer answer

    You are probably out of luck. If it any consolation (and it probably isn't) others have lost much, much more. One thing to check is to make sure that they aren't using any information you may have provided for purposes of identity theft. If, for example, you provided background information, your SSN, credit card information, or other personal identifying information in rent questionnaires. You can find lots of information at the links I've attached. According to the U.S. Embassy in...

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  2. Will information

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sigmund David Schutz
    2. Maryellen Sullivan
    2 lawyer answers

    Maybe. Take a look at Maine's improvident transfer law.

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  3. Intepreting a statute

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sigmund David Schutz
    1 lawyer answer

    Check out the dated but still invaluable Maine Civil Officer, Chapter IV, page 41. Should be available at your County law library. The gist seems to confirm that the language after line 2 is merely meant to allow a constable to serve etc. even when the writ or precept involves the town, etc. "of which [the constable] is a member is a party or interested." The term interested appears to refer to situations where the constable may be affected by the writ indirectly or consequentially (per...

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  4. Can I be sued if I delete from my website (reviews of schools) a student's negative review of a school?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Boris Umansky
    2. Sigmund David Schutz
    3. Chand Parvathaneni
    3 lawyer answers

    A suggestion for you. Check out the Online Media Law Network website: http://www.omln.org/ If you are serious about creating a website . . . you ought to retain consel and you may qualify for pro bono counsel through OMLN.

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  5. Using PACER

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sigmund David Schutz
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2 lawyer answers

    Call the USDC Maine Clerk's office and ask for the ECF / PACER help desk. They are great and will explain . . . . and confirm whether its worth your drive to Portland to run a search possibly for free.

  6. Want ONLY a MAINE PROBATE Attorney to respond.Can PR leave an amount in estate checking for 1 year & disburse balance to heirs?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Sigmund David Schutz
    1 lawyer answer

    If everyone signs off this sounds OK, but also seems unnecessary and unwise. Often PR asks for a release to be signed pending final distribution in order to gain comfort in distributing assets. You or better yet the PR could buy an hour of a York County lawyer's time for $200 or so and get a definitive answer and guidance on closing the estate properly and finally without holding the dollars for one year. Of course, if the PR dies, goes into bankruptcy, or suffers identity theft while...

  7. I can only access my property on the railroad bed. A club has put up a gate, How can I make them take it down?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sigmund David Schutz
    1 lawyer answer

    You have a few options (A) talk to the club and see if you can find a solution through discussion. Why did they put up the gate? Do they understand that it is your only access? If you consult a lawyer, he/she will be able to help you get to the bottom of the matter. If your rights are clear the chances are that your lawyer can approach the club and present your position; or (B) file a lawsuit to establish your rights and that the club is interfering with your right of access. The police...

  8. Is it illegal to impersonate and distribute photos?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sigmund David Schutz
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes. Have you tried the state police? This is contary to terms of service and a complaint to FB and yahoo and dating sites should get action. If you have proof law enforcement should help you with this. If you want to consider a lawsuit or legal help for a "cease and desist" letter, etc., see a lawyer.

  9. How long does it take for a motion for reconsideration to be answered by a federal judge.its been almost a year to date.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sigmund David Schutz
    1 lawyer answer

    Usually, fast in Maine, but there is no set time limit. I suggestion checking with the clerk's office and asking. The Court may have acted on the motion already, or there might be some problem if it wasn't filed correctly. Good luck.

  10. Can a small investor whose sell order on facebook ipo didn't execute properly resulting in a loss of $1800 have any recourse?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Sigmund David Schutz
    2. Robert V Cornish Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    You have three realistic options: (1) direct discussion with TD and/or NASDAQ -- have you complained to them? What is their explanation?; (2) complaint to Maine Office of Securities -- will they investigate or assist you?; (3) file a claim with FINRA against TD. Access to small claims court is probably barred by the arbitration clause in your account agreement. The size of your case is probably too small ... unless a class action is feasible, but then there are plenty of FB class actions...