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Allan E Richardson

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  • I was fired from my job because my house caught on fired do I have a case

    I called my job to let them know why I wasn't coming to work and I was given an automated come in or else

    Allan’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about the house. The answer to your question depends on the employment contract. If you had an at-will contract then you can be fired for no reason at all. You can however, attempt to file an unemployment claim. Did you have any vacation or personal days accrued and did you ask to take one? That may be a relevant factor for an unemployment claim. What had been your history for time off? You can consult with an unemployment attorney or file a claim yourself.

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  • Can I sue a potential employer for going against a verbal contract?

    I went on an interview, which went well, and was informed by the hiring manager, that he will have his attorney draw up an agreement. I didn't hear back from him, so I sent him a text to his personal cell phone, asking what was happening. His la...

    Allan’s Answer

    Unfortunately an employer has no obligation to hire a specific employee. His vague statements of having his attorney draw up some kind of contract also does not constitute a verbal agreement to hire you. You have no recourse for not being hired except for certain limited circumstances such as the employer being a government employer and you were not hired because of certain characteristics such as race, ethnic origin or age. Even then, you would have to establish that as the reason that you were not hired.

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  • Do i need a lawyer or of mediation?

    My ex moved and gave me a physical address but wont give me a mailing address (mail keeps being returned). Also for 4 yrs my husband and I have provided insurance for my daughter and my ex thinks he shouldnt pay it back. Can i have this added in ...

    Allan’s Answer

    Unreimbursed medical expenses are often part of child support orders so you should see if yours includes that. If it does, your ex is responsible for paying his fair share. Whether you choose litigation or mediation depends on the relationship with your ex. Mediation is often beneficial for parties who are not extremely adversarial and it is often less expensive than litigation. If you are having trouble determining where he lives, then mediation may not be practical.

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  • Can my law firm release private emails between me & my attorney to 3rd party- a business not a gov agency?

    My attorney possibly involved in conflict so law firm released him, law firm gave copies of my emails to the business he was involved with possible fraud.

    Allan’s Answer

    Generally your communications with counsel are protected under attorney-client confidentiality protections. You have the right to confidential communications with your attorney so that you can candidly discuss your legal issues. It would be important to know what the conflict was as well as what the business was and why the e-mails were released. If there was an improper violation of confidentiality you could consider a malpractice action or referral to the state bar.

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  • Can the police walk in my house and arrest a person

    The cops walked in my house arrested a person without knocking on the door and without a warrant the person they arrested did not run in the house or anything they just seen him thru the door glass window

    Allan’s Answer

    Generally police must have a warrant to enter a home to make an arrest. There are some exceptions, however. Exigent circumstances are one exception. If police feel that someone may be imminently harmed in the home or evidence may be destroyed, then they can enter without a warrant. Were there any special circumstances at the time of entry? You can contest the entry if you do not think that it was appropriate. You should consult with an experienced criminal law attorney who can advise you based on the specific facts of the incident. If there was no warrant or special circumstances than the arrest may be improper and unconstitutional.

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  • I have been employed for a major IT company for almost 3 years. I was a consultant for 2 of those years and converted to full ti

    I have been employed for a major IT company for almost 3 years. I was a consultant for 2 of those years and converted to full time one year ago. I'm one of the best IT people onsite and out of the blue I was told mysteriously that our agency is ov...

    Allan’s Answer

    It depends on what your employment contract provided for. If you were an at-will employee, you can generally be terminated for any reason at any time and you are also free to leave for any reason at any time. It would be helpful to know what kind of employment contract you had and what the specific language was with regards to termination.

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  • Can I sue my previous employer for wrongful termination

    Employed 7 yrs for a large oil co. Over a 9month period I was late for work three times. I was fired. My counterpart, who is also the son of the VP of one of the sister companies was promoted. I've witnessed several times this counterpart late for...

    Allan’s Answer

    Unfortunately you can be fired for being late to work. Understandably it does not seem fair if there was a double standard for a relative of the company leadership. Although unfair, nepotism is not illegal so his preferential treatment does not impact your termination. Being late to work is an appropriate reason for termination. If you feel that you were fired for an inappropriate reason, for example one motivated by race or gender that is a different situation.

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  • What constitutes an unfit parent? I want sole custody of my daughter.

    My ex completely blows off court ordered visitations he shows up when he feels like it,he doesn't participate in anything with her day too day. This is my 2nd time filing for sole custody and being denied. He didn't even show up. I kept an email l...

    Allan’s Answer

    It would be important to know what the parenting and visitation order provides for and what you ex is doing. I am sure that it is frustrating that he does not completely fulfill the provisions of the court order. Although noncustodial parents are permitted visitation and parenting time, they are not required by court order to do so. Simply not being as involved as the court order allows would not alone constitute being an unfit parent. Unfitness typically involves inappropriate treatment of the child. If the noncustodial parent completely ceases involvement in the child’s life, that is another matter.

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  • I presently have an attorney that was handling a medical malpractice case. The complaint got dismissed for

    lack of prosecution - then he finally served the complaint and was going to do a motion to reinstate it after it was served. I haven't been able to reach him for 2 weeks so I decided to check and found out that he is on administrative suspension ...

    Allan’s Answer

    You should consult with another attorney about your medical malpractice action as soon as possible. A new attorney can coordinate with the court to help prevent any prejudice to you because of delays or inaction on the part of your former attorney. You should have been informed in a timely manner of any situation that would have prevented your former attorney from pursuing your case.

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  • 20 day rule to file a notice of motion in NJ.

    A Camden judge made a mistake in his child support ruling, which led me to file a notice of motion 28 days later. The same judge would not rule on his obvious mistake since it was filed more than 20 days later. He said there is a 20 day rule, so ...

    Allan’s Answer

    You have two different types of actions here subject to different requirements. Your action involved a motion for the Judge to reconsider the judgment. That was subject to the 20 day rule. Your ex filed a motion to enforce the judgment, which is not subject to the 20 day rule. If you believe that the Judge made a mistake in the child support determination, then you should consult an experienced attorney to discuss that matter to see what options may be available.

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