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Marco Caviglia

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  • Can I sue the school district for releasing my children's information to non parent ?

    The school released personal information, including report cards, disciplinary action and IEP details to my husband's ex wife regarding my children, not their shared children.They have dropped the ball when it comes to my special needs child repea...

    Marco’s Answer

    General Municipal Law 805-a(1)(b) prohibits the intentional release of confidential information acquired in the course of the employee's course of duties to further the employee's personal interests. You would probably have difficulty with the personal interest gratification. Consult an attorney for further discussion.

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  • Should owner of dog reimbursement for vet bill

    I was looking after my cousin dog when she and another dog began barking at each other. I tried to restrain her but her collar popped and she ran after the dog and bit him. I paid the vet bill. Is my cousin legally responsible to compensate me for...

    Marco’s Answer

    Sound like precursor to the other question answered.

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  • The dog I am babysitting bit another dog. I paid the vet bill in full on the date of the incident.

    The owner now wants me to sign a notorize letter she is writing herself that I will be financially responsible if anything happens to her dog in the future related to the biting incident. I gave her the owners info but now she has threaten that I ...

    Marco’s Answer

    1) why are you keeping the dog for the person if she is behaving this way towards you?
    2) she has no leverage to have you sign a letter accepting future liability or even past liability
    3) let her call the police, who can't do anything unless she alleges you stole the dog, and even then they would refer the matter to a civil court most likely

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  • Can I designate someone to pick up my dog at a kennel for me?

    I have been paying a boarding kennel to take care of my dog for the last two years or so, because I became severely allergic to dogs. The owner has kind of taken my dog into her family, takes her on walks, etc. She feels that my dog is her dog n...

    Marco’s Answer

    You may designate an agent to collect your dog. You may run into a problem if the kennel refuses to release and claims you owe it money and the dog is being held for that reason. You will need an action in replevin to get the dog back, as it is only "property." Good luck.

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  • Can I become a teacher if I have a founded cps care from 3 years ago.

    3 years ago I got a founded cps card for lack of supervision. I was never arrested and never lost custody of my child, who is now 13. Can I become a teacher with a founded cps case? Do I have to disclose this information to possible jobs?

    Marco’s Answer

    You should inquire directly of the NYS Dept of Education and/or consult their website

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  • How to properly and legally remove items from my home that belonged to a family member who tries to extort me for money/item?

    I have a family member who tries to extort money from me and my husband. This individual has threatened and harassed us via text messages. After addressing the harassing text messages, this individual has not stopped (4 texts total this month). He...

    Marco’s Answer

    Contact police about harassment via electronic means which is a misdemeanor in NY, and you may file a complaint. Not clear what the extortion aspect would be based upon your facts, though. Advise him of drop dead date to move his furniture out or it will be given away, discarded, although not clear how long he moved out if he was a resident, so you might still be the landlord with restrictions. Contact a local attorney on the property issue before acting.

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  • What would be an appropriate gift for my divorce attorney?

    My divorce will be final soon. I would really like to get my attorney a small gift. I was thinking about getting him a pen for his desk engraved with his initials. Would this be appropriate? I don't want to do a food gift, as he has dietary restri...

    Marco’s Answer

    NO! Not another pen-pencil-portfolio, etc. gift!! Just tell him/her the job done was great, and you will recommend him/her in the future and/or write a nice review on Avvo for the attorney.

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  • Can my mom stop me from moving out?

    Im 20 and I wanna move in with my girlfriend who is 19. But my mom said she's still in her custody untill i turn 21.

    Marco’s Answer

    18 = can move out, though parent could still get saddled with support in certain circumstances.

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  • New question - this is a rape case of a 4 years by a 12 year old,

    hospital did not test to see if there was internal tearing when he was brought in, now my daughter was told that the only way to pursuit this is to make her son testify in court, she stated that she would rather her son and the attorney's be in th...

    Marco’s Answer

    I understand you to mean that your 4 year old daughter was allegedly raped by a 12 year old (?) Beyond that, you are not clear in who is telling whom what. Please refine your statement so it can be understood.

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  • Does my wifes ex husband have the right to take her daughter?

    Four years ago my wife needed her ex husband to take temporary custody of their children. He informed her that he needed to have their custody decree changed. He maintained custody of the children for 10 months and the children returned to live wi...

    Marco’s Answer

    The factual issues will prevail, and you should contact an attorney to file a petition in family court to obtain custody.

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