The roommate law provides that occupancy of an apartment will usually be limited to the tenant, the tenant's immediate family, and one additional person (plus children) (RPL § 235-f). Additionally, NYC law provides that each occupant of an apartment must have "a livable area of not less than 80 square feet." (New York City Administrative Code § 27-2075(a)(1)). Thus, the Landlord cannot stop your girlfriend from moving in, and any such provision in the lease is unenforceable.
I am sorry to hear that you were laid off. The courts have often held that a non-compete agreement that is more than 6 months in duration is unreasonable, and so the agreement may not be enforceable. The fact remains though, that if you breach it you *could* get sued, and so you would have to go through the time and expense of defending yourself... so keep that in mind. Also, it really turns on whether the new position requires you to "solicit" customers from your old employer. If, for example,...
Contact a personal injury attorney right away. Most work on contingency fee basis which means that the attorney takes a percentage of any verdict or settlement, and if he doesn't win you don't pay. In other words, don't worry if you can't afford an attorney, make sure you contact one anyway because it won't cost you anything upfront.
I agree with my colleagues. Contact the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, 130 E Randolph Dr Chicago, IL 60601, (312) 565-2600. You may also be able to claim money from the client protection program. Here is information on how to file a claim: http://www.iardc.org/clientprotection.html
I am sorry this happened to you, and wish you the best of luck.
I agree with my colleague in all respects, and just wanted to throw in some additional points.
First, you should try to contact the dentist to resolve this matter amicably. There may be a good chance he'll reduce his fee, it may not be exactly what you want, but it could come close, this would be fast and cost-effective.
Secondly, under Mass. Gen. Law 93A, you may be able to recover treble damages, and this can be used as a strong motivator for the dentist to simply settle the claim...
If you have not been sentenced you may be able to. If you have been sentenced, then the closest thing would be to file a 440 motion to vacate but you would need grounds for doing so (such as ineffective assistance of counsel and/or new evidence), and these are hard to win when you plead guilty.
Fraud would fall under litigation. You can use the "Find a lawyer" feature to search for litigation attorneys on Avvo. Otherwise, post a more detailed question, and contact one of the attorneys from your state that answer.