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Mark T Stern

Mark Stern’s Answers

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  • Murdered at work.. attempted robbery...business was closed at the time. he was cleaning up etc.

    security cameras were broken and the backdoor lock was broken for months and the owner fixed the door the day after the murder/crime. do we have a case against the owner negligence. it is a high crime area

    Mark’s Answer

    There are several theories of liability we could pursue a case under. Would you like to come in for a free consultation? I could see you tomorrow.

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  • When a person dies of a drug overdose, is the person that is with them at death neglagent?

    A 43 year old healthy male died in his bed with his girlfriend at his side. She said he was gurgling all night and then threw up and died. Is she considered neglagent for not calling 911 earlier in the evening, she waited untill 4am.

    Mark’s Answer

    Unfortunately there is no clear answer, but in my opinion based upon this limited information I would say arguably not. Negligence requires a duty and a breach of that duty. Here a girlfriend (arguably) has no legal duty to provide assistance under this scenario. Now if she provided the drugs or did something else to increase the risk of injury or to prevent someone else from renderring aid than possibly.

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  • I have a VOP & My Bond is 25k?

    I'm about to go turn my self in, I'm going with the Bailman, they will release me or hold me there?

    Mark’s Answer

    Its late in the day, you might get held overnight, better to go early in the morning.

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  • Automobile Accident – has it ever been determined in a liability case to be the fault of the passenger?

    My son (the driver), age 17 was in a car accident. He was driving with a friend (passenger), age 18, who thought it would be funny to pull the emergency break while the car was going 60 mph. The passenger was arrested and charged with reckless e...

    Mark’s Answer

    The auto carrier will likely deny coverage that however does not excuse the persons liability for there actions. You will likely have to bring suit on a case like this against the friend to ry to get his own insurance to step in.

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  • What will happen now?

    hello...my husband was being paroled in ct from nj...he did 6 months and caught new charges. He ran from parole for like a year and 3 months.They never put a warrant for him.Now he was caught and his new charges are being dropped and all he needed...

    Mark’s Answer

    Sounds likea parole violation which could send him back on the original case even if the new case was dropped. If he has violated conditions of his release the parole officer can send him back. When you say he ran from parole, that in and of itself is a violation. He should contact his PO and try to work something out. Unless his parole is over already, if its over then he's done and there is no reason to do anything.

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  • A private driveway is owned by several homes. Am I trespassing if I don't have all owners permission to be there?

    Driveway is jointly owned by 4 homes, 1 owner specifically states I do not have his permission to walk my dog there. Dog does not cause destruction nor do I allow him to relieve himself there. We are there for the purpose of exercise and to visi...

    Mark’s Answer

    Likely , depending on language of road use agreement you are not trespassing. It is unlikely the one owner has the right to exclude anyone who has permission to be there from anyone of the owners.

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  • I received a real estate tax does that mean my home is foreclosure? I'm behind on a couple of payments

    Behind on 2 payments

    Mark’s Answer

    One thin has nothing to do with the other

    The town is supposed to send tax bills to the owner of record, even if you are escrowed.

    Virtually everl lender is paying taxes even if you are delinquent or I. Foreclosure.

    You can look up foreclosures on the judicial website.

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  • Can a police officer search my car in a school zone without a search warrant

    I was pulled over in a school zone because my cars registration was expired. The officer said she smelled marijuana in the car and continued to do a search of the vehicle and my person. Is this a legal search considering the car was on private pro...

    Mark’s Answer

    All he needed was probable cause, the smell is enough.

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  • I wanted to know what does an unconditional discharge and conditional discharge mean? also when do those come off your record?

    1 unconditional discharge was class c misdemeanor/occured in1/9/2009 1 conditional dicharge was class c misdemeanor w/ 90 days jail, suspended, conditional discharge 1 year and occured in 2010 1 unconditional discharge/occured 9/4/2009 do i h...

    Mark’s Answer

    The unconditional discharges are discharged immediately. The conditional are not discharged until completion of all conditions.

    If the conditions are still open then you need to disclose these as pending matters.

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  • I recently got rear-ended by another driver last August and I have been through a lot of pain ever since the accident.

    The driver was at fault and was ticketed because her license was expired. I have been going to a chiropractor for four months and I had my lawyer taking care of the case. However, the lawyer told me that the insurance company told her that the d...

    Mark’s Answer

    You need a Lawyer, to start with you have already hired one and signed a retainer agreement. They will and should assert on lien on your case either way at this point.

    Trying to proceed without a lwayer is exactly how you ruin your case and could end with nothing. THe lawyer will make sure your doctors bills get paid. Obviously with a limited policy there will be a limited recovery. Most doctors will not even see you on a case like this without a letter from an attorney protecting the doctors bills.

    If you have un/under insured motorist coverage on your own policy (which is mandatory in CT) your attorney can also go after that assuming it is more than the coverage on the other car. It you have minimum coverage there is nothing more you can do.

    Insurance companies will do anything they can get away with to avoid paying a claim. The insurer for the car that hit you has no duty to treat you fairly, they will pull whatever stunts they can to get out of paying a claim. There are several companies that will try to do the right thing, but those are not usually the companies who are writing minimum limit policies.

    Your Lawyer is there to protect, assist and advise you. You made the right decision hiring an attorney to start with, let them do their job.

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