L. Maxwell Taylor’s Answers

L. Maxwell Taylor

Middlebury Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Do I have a claim with my state farm homeowners insurance. Entering the shower I slipped went through the shower door

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3. Jason Todd Studinski
    4. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Generally, homeowner's insurance Pays to defend and indemnify you against claims brought by others for personal injury or property damage sustained at your home, and doesn't come into play if you yourself are injured at home. Hopefully you have medical insurance which pays your medical expenses. Not legal advice, just my two cents. I don't practice law in California or hold licensure there. Cnsult California counsel to obtain legal advice. I practice in Vermont ONLY.

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  2. Can a creditor deny me future services because I have filed for a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dorothy G Bunce
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3. Michael J Corbin
    4. Eric Charles Lewis
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    I am not sure what you mean by "deny [you] services." You don't say who the creditor is, or what services they are denying you. The automatic stay under 11 U.S.C. section 362 generally operates to prevent creditors from taking steps to collect what you owe them while the stay is pending, although there are exceptions. In other words, the automatic stay stops creditors from suing you for a debt or calling to collect a debt from you. But that's a different matter than simply not extending...

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  3. I settled my personal injury case for 6500$. Can I sue for pain and suffering now that I have to undergo more treatment ?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2. Richard Andrew Harting
    3. Gary Phillip Heslin
    4. Patrick M Driver
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I have never seen a personal injury settlement agreement that did not include language providing that the settlement settled all present and future claims arising out of the incident which formed the basis of the suit. It is a truism that lawyers' closing arguments include the proposition that "this is the plaintiff's one and only opportunity to recover damages arising out of the accident." The short answer is, you have but one opportunity to bring suit and recover damages from the...

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  4. Misdemeanor DUI Conviction - California State Bar Moral Character Application

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christine C McCall
    2. Joshua Kaizuka
    3. Michael Korry Bialys
    4. Shawn Michael Haggerty
    5. Robert Laurens Driessen
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    I can recommend outstanding California licensing counsel with whom you can consult.

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  5. Is a family dr negligent if he does not respond to a patients phone call?.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
    4. Jason Todd Studinski
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    Malpractice requires a breach of the applicable standard of care that proximately causes harm. I doubt there is a breach of the standard of care here, and I doubt there is proximate cause. Proof of these elements virtually always requires expert physician testimony. I consider it unlikely you would find physicians who would say there was either a breach of the standard of care, or cause-in-fact. But if you want to test that likelihood, ask some physicians and see what they say. Not legal...

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  6. Our daycare fed our baby a bottle of breast milk from another mom. Do we need a lawyer?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3. Michael Elliott Rubinstein
    4. Mariam Mary Margaryan
    5. Paul J Molinaro
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    The first thing you ought to do is discuss the circumstance with your child's pediatrician so that you may assess in an informed way any risk to your child which may exist. If further consultations with other physicians besides your pediatrician would make you comfortable, perhaps consult with an infectious-disease specialist who treats infants. I think it unlikely the other mother can be compelled to submit to medical testing, under general principles of law. Let's imagine that it was the...

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  7. My insurance company asked me if I would give them consent to disclose my insurance policy limit to another lawyer? Should I?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. David Lee Fiol
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3. Richard Andrew Harting
    4. Matthew C Simon
    5. Michael R Crosner
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    When suit is filed, they will be entitled to obtain this information, so I would think there would be no reason to resist such a request. Your insurer should appoint counsel for you when suit is filed. Do not post here or discuss the case with anyone except your insurer and your lawyer. Not legal advice as I do not practice law in California or hold California licensure. Consult California counsel to obtain legal advice. I practice in Vermont ONLY.

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  8. Entertainment/Music law: I found some old reel-to-reel tapes from a deceased music star, who do they belong to?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2. Ivan Jose Parron
    3. Andrew Endicott Schrafel
    4. Molly Cristin Hansen
    5. Harry Finkel
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    The tapes themselves belong to you, I think. When you bought them you took whatever title the seller had, and assuming they belonged to the seller, they now belong to you. HOWEVER that doesn't mean you own the copyright or that you can make copies of what's on the tapes and sell them. Very likely such action would constitute copyright infringement both of the public performance rights and of the musical compositions on the tapes. I suppose if you were to digitize them for your personal...

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  9. I fell in a restaurant while out with friends. I didn't make a report. Do I still have a case?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Chen Kasher
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Steven Adam Sigmond
    5. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
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    Every law student learns the elements of negligence, which consist of (1) a duty to another, (2) a negligent breach of that duty, which (3) proximately causes (4) damages. Duty, breach, causation, damages. The account you give above doesn't contain anything in it which makes me suspect the breach of a duty. People who consume alcohol, and even people who don't, sometimes fall down without the fault of anyone at all. Your account makes no suggestion at all that what happened to you is anyone...

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  10. Is it legal to take a playboy magazine image (circa 1967-74) reproduce it in bulk, place it on product and sell the product?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Paul Karl Siepmann
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3. Bruce E. Burdick
    4. Edwin Drantivy
    5. Maurice N Ross
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    Contact Playboy to find out if they will license the images to you. I expect none are in the public domain and all belong to the publication or its photographers. Moreover the models undoubtedly have rights of publicity in the depictions of their likenesses which would be implicated by the use you contemplate. Expect to get into expensive hot water if you proceed in the course of action you describe without explicit permission from the copyright holders. Not legal advice as I don't...

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