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Keith R Rudzik

Hartford Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney.

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  1. I have just been served a subpoena for a deposition in a civil suit. Should I be compensated

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Keith R Rudzik
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Timothy George Kerrigan
    3 lawyer answers

    We would need more information to answer this question adequately. Where is the case pending? Where were you served? Where do you live? In Connecticut, witnesses (meaning you are not a party to the lawsuit) cannot be compelled to give a deposition in a Connecticut state court case at a location more than 30 miles from his residence in Connecticut. If you are not a Connecticut resident, then you can be compelled to give a deposition in any county in which you are personally served with the...

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  2. If a couple breaks up before wedding who is the rightful owner of an engagement ring under MA state law

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Keith R Rudzik
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Glenn F Russell JR
    3 lawyer answers

    Massachusetts G.L.c. 207, § 47A states that a “[b]reach of contract to marry shall not constitute an injury or wrong recognized by law, and no action, suit or proceeding shall be maintained therefor.” At first blush, it would seem that the rightful owner of the engagement ring would be the donee. However, Massachusetts courts have recognized that equitable principles could justify returning the ring to the donor. In De Cicco v. Barker, 339 Mass. 457 (1959), the plaintiff sued the defendant...

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  3. Going to court for reckless driving charge in state of conn. 94 in a 65. how do i plead and have no lawyer.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Keith R Rudzik
    1 lawyer answer

    At your first appearance, you should ask for a continuance so that you can contact a criminal lawyer. The motor vehicle and criminal dockets in Connecticut are very much controlled by the state's attorneys. They are usually fair about requests for continuances and will allow the first one. You likely will not even have to appear before the judge and enter a plea at your first appearance. In Connecticut, the prosecutors will meet with criminal defendants and their attorneys, if they have...

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  4. What kind of attorney should I use for help with a judgment against me from ex-in-laws?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Renee Mayerson Cannella
    2. Keith R Rudzik
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
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    Attorney Cannella's answer is completely accurate. You can hire any civil attorney to help ensure that the satisfaction of judgment is filed with the court. What we would generally do is have the attorney for your ex-in laws hold the money in escrow until the satisfaction of judgment is filed with the court. If they do not have an attorney, then things might require more oversight and encouragement by your attorney. Certainly, you would have remedies available to you if you could prove that...

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  5. Can i get my engagement ring back from my girl? she refuses to give back my ring.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Keith R Rudzik
    2. Theodore Lyons Araujo
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question is very general and I am not certain whether all of the material facts have been disclosed. I assume for purposes of your question that both you and your ex-girlfriend reside in Connecticut. The law in Connecticut regarding your situation is in flux. About 50 years ago, the Court of Common Pleas decided that whether the donee had to return the engagement ring depended on the relative fault of the parties. Thus, if you did not carry through with your promise to marry her,...

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  6. What to do if your lawyer was suspended

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Keith R Rudzik
    2. J. Eric Chisholm
    3. John Thomas Gosselin
    4. Constantine G. Dimopoulos
    5. David Lawrence Ganz
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    There is insufficient information in your question for a fully informed and complete response. Essentially, if your lawyer was suspended from the practice of law, he/she cannot represent you during the period of the suspension. A primary purpose of a suspension is to protect the public and the administration of justice from lawyers who are not and/or are lunlikely to properly discharge their professional responsibilities to the clients and/or the legal system. It is usually a very serious...

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  7. How can a charge be added my a prosecutor without an officer being present?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Keith R Rudzik
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. Howard Woodley Bailey
    3 lawyer answers

    In Connecticut, a warrant can be issued by a Court if the court determines that the application for the warrant filed by the prosecuting authority demonstrates probable cause that a crime has been committed. The warrant is not the "charging" document. By charging document, I mean the statement of the prosecuting authority's allegations against your boyfriend---what offense/crime he is alleged to have committed. All misdemeanors, violations and infractions must be prosecuted by Information or...

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  8. What to do if your lawyer was suspended

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Keith R Rudzik
    2. J. Eric Chisholm
    3. John Thomas Gosselin
    4. Constantine G. Dimopoulos
    5. David Lawrence Ganz
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    There is insufficient information in your question for a fully informed and complete response. Essentially, if your lawyer was suspended from the practice of law, he/she cannot represent you during the period of the suspension. A primary purpose of a suspension is to protect the public and the administration of justice from lawyers who are not and/or are lunlikely to properly discharge their professional responsibilities to the clients and/or the legal system. It is usually a very serious...

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  9. What is a claim for jury form? I plan on representing myself in a law suit.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Keith R Rudzik
    2. Brian J Ladouceur JR
    2 lawyer answers

    Individuals have certian rights including a right to have certain claims adjudicated by a jury (rather than a judge), including most civil actions. In order to exercise that right in a civil action pending in Connecticut Superior Court, one of the parties to the litigation has to claim the matter for a trial and pay the required jury claim fee within 7 days of the joining of the issues that are to be tried. Typically, parties desiring a jury trial will file the Claim for Jury at the time of...

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  10. Accident

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Keith R Rudzik
    2. J. Brantley Durrett III
    3. Glenn Jay Holzberg
    4. Gil Shuga
    4 lawyer answers

    Please contact a lawyer who specializes in legal malpractice in Indiana. It is unclear exactly what happened with your case because on one hand you indicate that the laywers "were doing everything they could" and that you "had to go to court," and on the other hand it appears that the lawsuit was not filed ("the statute [of limitations] had expired"). in this context, the statute of limitations is the period of time within which to initiate a lawsuit. As I practice in CT and MA, I do not...

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