Peter McGrath’s Answers

Peter McGrath

Kenmore Real Estate Attorney.

Contributor Level 13
  1. What precautions can I take so that people shouldn't sue me if anything happens on my property?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Peter McGrath
    2. Joshua Richmond Lippes
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Eric Edward Rothstein
    5. Brian Curtis Pascale
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    9 lawyer answers

    Way too vague of a question. Perform your due diligence -- examine the locale of the event and make sure that there are no potential hazards. Make sure that your property is safe. Depending on the type of event, further precautions can be taken.

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  2. Can the police really help me with my DWI case, or are they just trying to get me to help them?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Peter McGrath
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Michael C. Wild
    4. Michael J Palumbo
    5. Howard A. Schwartz
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    9 lawyer answers

    Do not talk to the police without your attorney being present.

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  3. My lawyer never had me sign a contract for my criminal defense, DWI. What happens if I don't pay him?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    2. Peter McGrath
    3. Jayson Lutzky
    4. Inga L Stevens
    5. Michael C. Wild
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    6 lawyer answers

    Not a good plan at all. First of all, you will be committing perjury, which could result in criminal penalties. Second of all, you have just provided evidence to your DWI attorney by posting on this site (he can use your IP address to identify you as the poster). This is exactly the reason why most attorneys, including myself, require retainer agreements. Pay him what is owed; he will beat you in court.

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  4. I won a case in Court for a malpractice in 2010 a large amount of money, my attorney was happy we won but then he told me a bad

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    2. Peter McGrath
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Eric Edward Rothstein
    5. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
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    8 lawyer answers

    I am sure that your attorney will do everything s/he can do to recover as much as possible. It may take awhile, but keep in contact with your attorney and continue to request status updates.

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  5. Can I sue for harassment and defamation in small claimes court in Buffalo NY

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Peter McGrath
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. C. Donald Briggs III
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other attorney answers. I would just like to add that it doesn't seem that you have any damages based on her actions; you can only collect monetary damages in small claims court. Your best bet is to continue calling the police when your neighbor acts inappropriately and keep your dog away from her. I wish you the best.

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  6. Am I able to seek damages from a police department if I am denied medical treatment and become injured because of it?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Peter McGrath
    2. Anthony A. Ferrante
    3. Michael C. Wild
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Albert Lee Crosner
    5 lawyer answers

    I am sorry that this has happened to you. Buffalo Police have a difficult job, but to be honest with you, they are not very well trained. I used to work for the City of Buffalo's Law Department and this type of behavior happens more than one would think. You should talk with a couple of lawyers in the area. You may have a case; act fast.

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  7. Can landlord revoke a concession of free rent at the end of lease because the rent was paid late a few times?.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Warren Smollens
    2. Peter McGrath
    3. John Morison Allen
    4. Olga Someras
    5. Brandy Ann Peeples
    5 lawyer answers

    I would want to review the entire lease before I truly answer this question, but from what you have provided, it seems that as long as rent is current at the beginning of March the concession is still good. The last sentence seems to contain two separate clauses.

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  8. What do I need to have from Tenant A to provide her with the footage of Tenant B opening her postal mail?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Peter McGrath
    2. Bruno Patrick Bianchi
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Bianchi. You should retain the video until it is requested by an investigator. Here is the USPS Inspection Service's website: https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/. Having Tenant A contact the local police may also help.

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  9. Cps is investigating a false claim of child abuse

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Peter McGrath
    2. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    3. David Ian Schoen
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Effimia Soter
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    CPS is just making sure that no molestation has occurred. Many time when children are abused, they do not readily admit the abuse. Your best bet is to cooperate as much as possible. I understand where you are coming from, but at this point, you need to let CPS investigate.

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  10. Who makes decision? Motion was heard in court hearing. Judge didn't make decision. Will judge's clerk or judge make decision?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Bruno Patrick Bianchi
    2. Peter McGrath
    3. David Ivan Bliven
    4. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4 lawyer answers

    The judge issues the ruling on the motion. This is not at all uncommon -- most of the time, the judge will not rule on a motion from the bench (immediately after oral argument). Clerks serve many functions, and their responsibilities vary from judge to judge.

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