Scott Joseph Whitbeck’s Answers

Scott Joseph Whitbeck

Buffalo Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Don't you think this qualifies as UPL? Pertains to ANY state in the USA

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mary Katherine Brown
    2. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3. Scott Joseph Whitbeck
    4. Brian S Wayson
    5. Kevin Lawrence Dixler
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    Even though im licenced in your state i will limit my answer to my role as a counselor and not a lawyer dispensing legal advice. Hopefully this will be helpful, and not useless to you. Turn off your computer, hit it with the biggest hammer you can find, so you will never suffer Avvo again. Then have a good stiff drink.

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  2. Are weekends counted towards the 20 day time limit to answer a summons/complaint?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Joseph Whitbeck
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Christopher James Baum
    4. Paul Karl Siepmann
    4 lawyer answers

    As Mr Rothstein noted week ends count, except when the last day to answer is a weekend or holiday. That being said, if you are late send your answer anyway, asap. Opposing counsel may not object if its only a few days late. In any event, no judge is going to give a default against you if you are only few days late.

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  3. Car accident

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Gregory Jacques Parent
    2. Scott Joseph Whitbeck
    3. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    4. Craig A. Post
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Take a closer look at the document served. It is probably a summons and complaint, not a subpoena. You must immediately notify your insurance carrier, the carrier from the date of the accident, not your current company. If you dont have the old policy call your agent get the phone number and address for the company. Call them and send a letter with the summons and complaint certified mail return reciept -- do this immediately! Your insurer from the time of the accident will provide...

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  4. If my dog bit two of my neighbors and neither one of them sued, can my building make me get rid of my dog?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Edwin Drantivy
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. James D. Kiley
    4. Matthew C Simon
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    If they want the dog out under these circumstances, he is out. If I advised the landlord, I would absolutely say he must get that dog out asap. The landlord is now potentially liable if the dog bites or realy hurts someone badly. The typical case would be a child who suffers a disfiguring attack. Then you a have high likelihood of a lawsuit. Now that the landlord knows that you are harboring a dog that bites people or as the law calls it "has a viscous propensity" he is potentially as...

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  5. Can't seem to find a lawyer willing to take my case.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    4. Brian Curtis Pascale
    5. David Alan Wolf
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    What are the basic facts?

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  6. I was hit in the rear panal by a suspended license driver, the kid was arrested at the accident. I had the stop sign and he did,

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Scott Joseph Whitbeck
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Daniel Paul Buttafuoco
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    If i understand your post correctly you had a stop sign an he did not? Sorry to say if thats the case it sounds like the collision may have been your fault, even if you stopped becuase you have a duty to watch for oncoming traffic.

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  7. Adding tips at the end of the night

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. E. Martin Davidoff
    2. Scott Joseph Whitbeck
    3. Andrew J Wyman
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    Lets be real here, you are pressing zero to avoid tax, not because it takes to long to count your tips. Zero is a dead giveaway that u r not reporting truthfully, especially if you always press zero. You should report your cash tips as accurately as possible. Not only could you have a problem with your boss you could have a problem with the IRS.

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  8. Money was never deposit,Can I sue?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Scott Joseph Whitbeck
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Christian A. Myer
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    You may have a case. More information is needed to determine your rights. Sounds like the statute of limitations is about to run out on you. You need to act immediately. Call me for a free consultation. 289-0548

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  9. I've admitted of speeding to the officer, is there any point in fighting for the ticket?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Scott Joseph Whitbeck
    2. Jayson Lutzky
    3. Terri Beth Kalker
    4. Eric Edward Rothstein
    5. Yefim Rubinov
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    Yes. The town where you are may have a policy of reducing speeding to parking tickets, esp. for first time violators. It msy be worth paying an atty 200 - 300 to take care of it go you.

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  10. What legal documents must accompany an "answer" to a civil complaint?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mitchell Aaron Nathanson
    2. Krishnan S. Chittur
    3. Scott Joseph Whitbeck
    4. Jeffrey Steven Feinberg
    5. M. Todd Miller
    5 lawyer answers

    While i generally agree with the statements of other counsel, i would add a few things. If the complaint is a verified complaint, you must include a verification page where you sign verifying that you know the contents of the answer, and that page is notarized. Another document u should have is an affidavit of service, which also must be notarized, stating the manner of service of your answer.

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