L. Maxwell Taylor’s Answers

L. Maxwell Taylor

Middlebury Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. What are the tax consequences on an inheritance from a living relative?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. David Michael Lawler
    3. L. Maxwell Taylor
    4. Celia R Reed
    5. Jeffrey L. Cohen
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    IF a federal gift tax is payable, it is the DONOR who is liable for it, not the recipient of the gift.

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  2. I am making a settlement for my PI motorcycle injury. The offer is 35000, yet the attorney claims my share is 8300.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Bradley D. Harville
    2. Michael David Babcock
    3. L. Maxwell Taylor
    4. Burton A. Padove
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    Just speculating, but I suspect you have significant medical liens; experts who have spent time on the case and who expect to be paid; court reporters who have created transcripts and who need to be paid; a filing fee for filing the complaint; photocopying costs; lawyer's travel costs for attending hearings and depositions; and so forth. The lawyer ought to give a client a breakdown of the costs so the client knows precisely what funds went where. Not legal advice as I don't practice law in...

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  3. Do I pay for damages to my car if I'm at fault

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Adrienne Patricia Allen
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Michael Shemtoub
    4. L. Maxwell Taylor
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Do you carry collision insurance on your vehicle? Generally speaking, if your vehicle is damaged in an accident, if you don't have collision insurance, and if the other person was not negligent, then you must look to your own pocket to pay for repairs to your vehicle. Not legal advice as I don't practice law in California. It's just my two cents on the facts you describe in light of general principles of law. If you need legal advice, please consult a lawyer who holds California licensure....

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  4. I found a cucaracha in my yellow prepers

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Shawn Michael Haggerty
    4. Ricardo Antonio Perez
    5. Jack Richard Lebowitz
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    Let go of it. Forget about it. You got a coupon so you can go back there or to another in-n-out if you like. Or you can stop eating at the whole chain if you think their hygiene is bad. You could even report the incident to the agency of local government that conducts restaurant inspections. I suppose you could write to the company and describe the incident, and they might send you some more coupons. But in no circumstance of this nature would I counsel someone to pursue a lawsuit. Not...

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  5. I'm not an attorney, if a pro-se litigant tells me something about his case is it protected under attorney-client privilege?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2. William Tyler Moore Jr
    3. Konstantin Parkhomenko
    4. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    5. Forrest Nolan Welmaker Jr.
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    Attorney-client privilge applies to confidential communications made to attorneys for the purpose of obtaining legal advice. A communication made to someone other than an attorney will not be protected by the privilege, under general principles of law. Not legal advice as I do not practice law in Texas. It's just my two cents on the facts you describe in light of general principles of law. If you need legal advice, please consult a lawyer who holds Texas licensure, not me.

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  6. "Can I sue the county for an alien attack upon me?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2. J Charles Ferrari
    3. Javier G Pineda
    4. Eric J Trabin
    5. Barry Franklin Poulson
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    You can sue anyone for anything, but you can't win.

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  7. Can someone use the name of a TradeMark for a Business name but just adding a letter extra ?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    4. Bruce E. Burdick
    5. Maurice N Ross
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    The purpose of trademark law is to provide assurances as to source, sponsorship or authorization. If there is a likelihood of confusion because a trademark is confusingly similar to another trademark, being used to market similar goods or services in the same geographic region, a court may enjoin the user of the confusingly similar trademark from its use. A mark which resembles another mark may also be objectionable because it "dilutes" the first mark, which may be associated in the public...

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  8. How do i know if i have a good chance of winning a malpractice law suit?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2. Robert A Stolzberg
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
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    How do you know if you have a good chance? Get competent legal advice from a lawyer who handles medical malpractice cases in North Carolina. Your relevant medical records will have to be reviewed by a physician, and probably also a radiologist, whom you will need to be able to state to a reasonable degree of medical certainty that the average practitioner who treated you should have been able to discern your fracture from the X-ray, and that the failure to do so proximately caused you harm....

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  9. In the state of Illinois can an Attorney charge an hourly rate for travel to and from the court or just mileage?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
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    Lawyers typically bill for the time they spend doing things related to the case, and they usually say this, plain as day, in the fee agreement. Driving to court is doing something related to the case. If the lawyer weren't appearing in court on your behalf, he wouldn't have driven there. So he charges you for his time, and it is perfectly proper for him to do so. Not legal advice as I don't practice law in Illinois. It's just my two cents on the facts you describe in light of general...

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  10. The name of a specific case? In Vermont, a grandmother was sued because she facilitated the purchase of a car for her grandson.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. James Lawrence Magazine
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    Perhaps you are thinking of Vince v. Wilson. Try the link below. Not legal advice, just general information. You and I don't have an attorney-client relationship; indeed, I don't even know who you are. If you need legal advice, please consult a lawyer for an in-person, sit-down consultation based on all the facts and circumstances.

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