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L. Maxwell Taylor

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  • Does HIPAA protect my current husband in my current custody battle in court with my ex husband?

    hospitalization protected by HIPAA in a custody case regarding a stepparent

    L. Maxwell’s Answer

    In certain kinds of cases, such as those in which an injured party brings a lawsuit against the person who injured him, the person implicitly waives his right to medical privacy. Based on what you wrote, I can imagine no reason why your current husband's medical privacy would be at issue in a custody proceeding between you and your ex-husband, to which he is not a party.

    Not legal advice, just my two cents. I don't practice law in Pennsylvania or hold Pennsylvania licensure. Consult Pennsylvania counsel to obtain legal advice you can rely on. I practice in Vermont ONLY.

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  • Labor Laws.... is this double jeopardy or a hire and fire by-product for some situations? How is this not Wrongful termination?

    I been with the company six yrs. I and a young lady were conflicting at work when a package of a customer was thrown. I was suspended for 6 days. Investigation took place. I was called to come back to the build. She and I received a write wrote up...

    L. Maxwell’s Answer

    Ms. Coggin's answer is a good one. You mention "double jeopardy" in the title of your question. Double jeopardy is a criminal law concept which does not apply outside criminal prosecutions. As a general principle of law, an at-will employee may be terminated without just cause in almost every state in the U.S., provided there's no contract, or employee manual that operates like a contract, requiring the employer to have "good cause" to terminate someone. Members of union bargaining units covered by a collective bargaining agreement with management may have additional protections against discharge.

    If you need legal advice, please contact Georgia counsel. I don't practice law in Georgia or hold Georgia licensure, so don't take what I said above as legal advice; it's just general principles of law. I practice in Vermont ONLY.

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  • I am looking for a attorney specializing in private nuisance cases.

    I need an experienced real estate lawyer for a private nuisance case. I am looking to hire!

    L. Maxwell’s Answer

    Lawyers are ethically prohibited from contacting you first, and it is not a proper use of Avvo to solicit lawyers to contact you. I suggest you contact your local county bar association which may operate a lawyer referral service to refer you to someone appropriate. "Real estate lawyers" are usually people who represent persons in real estate transactions. Litigators are lawyers who represent people in disputes in the courts.

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  • Can I do anything i like Coca-Cola but im afraid to drink it now

    I almost drank a screw that was in the Coca-Cola i was drinking

    L. Maxwell’s Answer

    Almost got injured by a defective product means you have no damages which the law recognizes. The purpose of the law of tort is to make injured persons whole. Where there is no injury, there is no claim. Perhaps return the beverage which contained the screw to the retailer that sold it to you, for a refund. Sometimes they throw in coupons for free stuff.

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  • Do i have a civil suit or what should i do?

    Churches deied chicken will not hire me for shift managment even if i am from ohio and they are in atlanta i know i get the job first if i am from another state. I also have a state certificate in bussiness managment, and a highschool deploma. Tho...

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    I know of no principle of law that requires employers to hire the person most qualified for the job, or the person with the most appropriate education. Neither have I heard of any principle of law that forbids an employer to discriminate against job applicants because they come from a particular state, or don't come from a particular state. I DO know of principles of law that forbid employment discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, national origin, gender, age, disability (or being perceived as having a disability), and perhaps some others, but you say nothing about discrimination of this sort.

    The best remedy for a circumstance in which a particular employer won't hire you for a particular job is to find other work with another employer who will appreciate the skills and talents you can bring to the job.

    Not legal advice as I don't practice law in Georgia or hold Georgia licensure. It's just my two cents. Consult Georgia counsel to obtain legal advice you can rely on. I practice in Vermont ONLY.

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  • Can I use a Quit Claim Deed to add her name to the property?

    I refinanced a vacation home in Walton County, Florida in 2010. At the time of closing my wife was ill and not available to attend closing. As a result, she does not appear in the Warranty Deed although she appears as co-borrower in all documents.

    L. Maxwell’s Answer

    The idea of a quitclaim deed is that the grantor relinquishes all rights in the property to the grantee. So a quitclaim deed is not going to accomplish what you want.

    Presumably you can convey property to the two of you as husband and wife, as joint tenants. Some jurisdictions have something called a tenancy by the entirety. The form of ownership you choose to hold the property with your wife may impact upon such things as estate planning, so the best thing to do would be to consult a real estate lawyer to advise you about your options, and then to draft up the deed and any ancillary documents necessary to change how title to the property is held.

    Good luck. Not legal advice as I don't practice law in Florida. It's just my two cents about some general principles of law. Consult Florida counsel to obtain legal advice you can rely on. I practice in Vermont ONLY.

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  • Can I Sue ComCast, for having a third party without your consent nor permission?????

    Can I Sue Comcast for having a Third Party to a random or a regular person's assets, My account without my Permissions??????

    L. Maxwell’s Answer

    I am confused by the words you use here. You have some kind of a grievance with Comcast, but I don't know what it is. It has something to do with privacy, but what you mean by "having a Third Party to a random or a regular person's assets" means nothing intelligible. Please try again.

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  • What do I do about this citation from this police officer he wouldn't even look at my papers to prove it to him help please

    I live in Vermont. My car is registered there along with my licence. I carry more insurance then mass requires. My daughter lives in lee mass with my husband that I am currently not with. I work in mass also have family in mass. I am in mass every...

    L. Maxwell’s Answer

    I haven't looked this up, and I'm not licensed in Massachusetts, but just reasoning about it, in order to convict you of a violation of Massachusetts law in respect of registration of your motor vehicle, they are going to have to prove you're a domiciliary of Massachusetts. And I can't imagine how they are going to do that if you're not a resident of Massachusetts and you have a Vermont Driver's License, a Vermont motor vehicle registration, and a Vermont residence address. But you have to fight it and bring the evidence with you, and I can't tell you how to do that. Probably it says on the citation, however.

    If you need legal advice, talk with a lawyer who holds Massachusetts licensure and who has a traffic-ticket practice. If you live in Bennington County VT doubtless there are lawyers who hold licensure for both states, and you may be able to get a referral from Vermont Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service, 1-800-639-7036.

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  • What can I do to get legal advice and information on how to build a case against police department.

    My local police department does not take the proper precautions and has lied and told me one thing knowing they could help me legally. Their response time is horrible and usually when I call I am spoken very rude to and often told there aren't any...

    L. Maxwell’s Answer

    You may find the link below illuminating, but not comforting:

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