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James Lee Fant

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  • I had an accident in my job and wont be,able to work for a month is employer suppose to pay me for the days i wont be going

    and if she doesnt agree can i sue them or no?

    James’s Answer

    You will need to file a workers' compensation claim. Your employer is required to pay for your medical treatment and you may be eligible for temporary disability benefits. Feel free to contact my office for a consultation.

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  • Can an employer fire you if you are not able to make it to work due to a natural disaster?

    I am currently 6 months pregnant. I am considered "high risk" due to some medical issues i've been having. I feel that my employer has been looking for any reason to let me go, due to many Dr's appointments. Recently I was evacuated from my apartm...

    James’s Answer

    New Jersey is an at-will employment state, meaning that an employer can terminate an employee for any reason or no reason at all. However, there are exceptions to this rule, including pregnancy discrimination. Pregnancy discrimination occurs when an employer treats a pregnant employee less favorably than employees with other temporary disabilities. Feel free to contact my office for a free consultation.

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  • As a contractor can i use theft of services to get payment for job

    did job for client and recieved no payment at all also have done jobs and client paid some but wont pay balance

    James’s Answer

    Provided you have a valid contract, you could sue for breach of contract for non-payment. I would have to review the contract. Please feel free to contact me for a consultation.

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  • Factory Not returning deposit on goods not delievered and Tortious Interfernce from factory to our clients - which cost our

    company by hiring another factory - We are looking for an attorney who will partner with us to recover deposit, recover additional money loosed to deliever product to our client and Tortious Interfernce of hurting our reputation with our clients -

    James’s Answer

    In order to evaluate your case, I would need to see the contract. Please feel to contact me for a free consultation.

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  • Is it possible to sue my gynecologist/hospital now that it has been 6 months since the surgery?

    I had a procedure to remove cysts from my ovaries. They woke me after they had already started to ask me if they could do a hysterectomy. 2nd surgery the next day. Spent 4 days in the hospital in total pain, no one came to check my bandages the wh...

    James’s Answer

    I am sorry this happened to you. You are well within the statute of limitations, but I would highly recommend that you contact a medical malpractice attorney asap to determine if you have a claim. Feel free to contact my office for a free consultation.

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  • New Jersey new statute of frauds permits oral contract for real estate, but what if we never agreed to sale price?

    2.5 years ago I entered into an ORAL agreement with a friend that he can live in my house for reduced rent while he works on it and saves up $ to buy it within 1 yr. He didn't save up and didn't buy, and continues to live there at low rent while I...

    James’s Answer

    Generally, although oral contracts for interest in real estate are enforceable, the essential terms must be proved by clear and convincing evidence. I would need to review the complaint and obtain additional facts to render an opinion with respect to the merit of the their claims. Feel free to contact my office for a free consultation.

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  • Do we have a wrongful termination claim? (State of NJ)

    My wife was recently terminated by a pharmaceutical company for "not following standard operating procedure". A piece of equipment failed during routine testing, and the company is blaming her for the test's failure. She disputes any mistake, an...

    James’s Answer

    As stated by my colleague, NJ is an at will employment state, which means that an employee can be terminated for any reason or no reason at all provided the decision was not based on a prohibited discriminatory reason such as gender, race, or national origin. Similarly, in order to bring a claim for hostile work environment, you must prove that the conduct is motivated by a discriminatory reason. More facts would be necessary to determine if your wife has a claim. Fee free to contact me for a free consultation.

    Please note that this is for informational purposes only and no attorney-client relationship is formed until a retainer agreement is signed.

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  • Can an employer sue employee in NJ if employee has signed 1 year contract?

    Question is more around if an employer can sue employee....if employee decides to terminate the 1 year contract before 6 months? Also, does the employee need to pay any financial penalties to the employer as mentioned in the contract?

    James’s Answer

    I would have to review the specific language in the contract. Please feel free to contact me to discuss.

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  • Should I sue?

    I was going about 50 mph when i saw a car make an ilegal u-turn at the intersection i was approaching, tried to stop slid 56 ft into the drunk driver w open cans of alchohol in his car, my car is totaled.he was arrested,and he as well as the witne...

    James’s Answer

    I am sorry this happened to you. If you were injured as a result the other driver's negligence, you have a claim and should contact a personal injury attorney to protect your rights. My firm offers free consultations. Please feel free to contact me at 201-845-5962.

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  • Got injuries in a car accident, not my fault at all. Want to find out if other driver got the ticket.

    Had to be rushed to er

    James’s Answer

    You should contact the police department and obtain the police report, which would indicate if there were any citations issued. You should also contact a personal injury attorney to determine if you have a claim. Feel free to contact my office for a free consultation at 201-845-5962.

    Please be advised that this is for informational purposes only and that an attorney-client relationship is not formed until a retainer agreement is signed.

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