It would be extremely unusual for a represented party to be taking the deposition of another represented party. I have never seen this happen. I would suggest that you may be misreading the deposition notice in some way, but only your attorney can tell you this for sure. You should contact him or her immediately and fax a version of the notice that you received so that it can be reviewed.
All of this being said, it is actually extraordinarily difficult to take a good deposition. It takes...
Your attorney is saying that you violated the terms of your retainer agreement. This could mean you didn't make payments on time, didn't cooperate with him/her, or something else. This phrase is often a precursor to the attorney discharging you as a client. If this is the case, you should seek other counsel as soon as possible.
Your carrier might be the most helpful here. They should at least be able to change your number to stop this. You may also have a legal remedy for a harassment suit, but it will probably be a long and expensive process since you do not yet know the identity of the harassing caller. You should consult an experienced attorney if you wish to pursue. In the meantime, contact your carrier and see what they can do to help.
Unless you fall into certain limited exemptions, the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA requires that you be paid overtime if you wok more than 40 hours a week.
That being said, the situation that you describe, where you were shorted 6 minutes, may not be a violation of the law. Some companies have what are called "rounding" policies, where your time is rounded in up to 15 minute increments. It works like this: f you work until 8:06 your time may be rounded down to 8:00, and if you work until...
This is not typical for motions, but this may be proper service for a summons in some circumstances. CPLR 308(4) specifies that if service cannot be cannot be made upon a natural person or a person of suitable age and discretion, service may be made
"...by affixing the summons to the door of either the actual place of business, dwelling place or usual place of abode within the state of the person to be served and by either mailing the summons to such person at his or her last known...
As I understand the situation, your attorney got you much of the relief that you wanted, but you are unhappy with the amount of the bill. You can ask your attorney to reduce your bill, but realistically, if he worked those hours for you, he is entitled to the money.
In addition to the worker's comp issues, you may want to contact an attorney that deals with wage and hour issues for a consultation. Depending on the number of hours a week you were working and how you were being paid, you may be due additional money for the weeks you worked as overtime compensation.
Obviously a bad situation. Other people may have additional ideas, but here are my thoughts:
1) You can certainly call the NYPD and report the drug dealing. You are able to do this anonymously if you wish. This might get rid of this guy.
2) The kind of house we're talking about and the kind of agreement you have, if any, with your neighbor affects what you can do legally about the maintenance issues. Sometimes, if it's a duplex, you have a specific agreement that was created when the...
Unless there's a circumstance I'm missing here, you are both legal adults and are of the age of consent. I don't see a specific reason why it would be illegal for you to be together. Perhaps a Texas attorney has a better answer, or you could try to clarify the specific legal issue you think applies. If you're a teacher and she's a student at your school, for example, I believe that is a violation of TX law.