Is there some restriction for not having included the fees from the 2nd suit in the first suit? To be more specific, in the first suit they sued for $35,000 and we settled for $12,000. Within days after we paid, they filed saying I owed another...
First - make sure you file a response to the lawsuit and do NOT let them take a default judgment against you. Second, if you file a response you should plead the affirmative defense of accord and satisfaction if indeed the first settlement included the cause of action for the second debt. I would get a consult from an attorney and let them review all of the information, but be sure you file a Answer and New Matter to this New Complaint or you may lose rights.
The mom read her daughters computer and stopped her from going to the party. The daughter made the alcohol connection and after being found out, transferred that info to her girl friend who picked up the alcohol. At the party a bunch of teens dran...
First - I am very sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine.
There could be numerous theories as to why the owners of the home would be legally responsible. If the owners of the house provided the alcohol or knew it existed and failed to protect the kids, they should be help legally responsible. Also, I doubt this is the first time their daughter was drinking at home or had friends over. What did they do to prevent this from happening?
I would encourage you to have the matter fully evaluated. More often than not, these cases are covered by the homeowners insurance.
I would talk to several lawyers before hiring one and I hope your family is okay.
my husband went into the hospital june 29th this year. very very healthy. barely drank, no smoking for many yrs. ate healthy. he had acute pancreatitis. stayed two weeks and never seem to get much better. his infection blood count was extrememly h...
It depends on whether there was a deviation from the standard of care. Infection cases are difficult but if the infection was caused by poor care - then yes - you may have a case. You should request all records and have them reviewed by a licensed PA malpractice attorney. That is the only way you will know for sure if you have a case. Remember the statute of limitations in PA is 2 years.See question
I was involved in motorcycle accident which was the other drivers fault. They left the scene of the accident but later turned themselves in. I suffered shoulder, kneck, lower back and concussion. Currently I am getting physical and concussion th...
Maybe the defendant was acting in the Scope of his employment. This could provide additional insurance. You can also always try to obtain a judgment and execute on personal assets if the award is higher than the policy limits. Hope this helps. NoahSee question
I was quoted 40% off the gross of any winnings (not net) with fees for physicians, psychologists, accountants and other experts deemed necessary for the case as well as copying charges, travel expenses, court costs, deposition expenses, long dista...
Medical Malpractice cases are almost always 40% fees unless liability is obvious and damages are very severe. But, isn't everything in life negotiable.See question
Permanent loss of vision due to no timely appropriate treatment given related to misdiagnosis. Could it be detrimental in any way to a case should the Dr. not comply with negotiating something outside of the legal system?
Be careful. The doctor has little or no authority to negotiate without his insurance carrier. You need to know that it is all a big game and you can't think that they will play fair if you approach him. I think it is usually okay to ask what happened but you are much better off talking to a lawyer first before just shooting from the hip. Good luck noahSee question
Was stop at a red light and was hit from behind from a car who was also hit from behind from the third car making it a double impact. I did go to the hospital the same night and just had an MRI done but still no result. I have severe lower back p...
I would start by finding a New Jersey attorney first. The jurisdiction of any case and the choice of law may depend upon where the defendant resides. But if the accident occurred in New Jersey, and that is where the defendant resides, then I would contact a New Jersey attorney first.
I received a civil demand letter from Walmart for $150. This is after my case was disposed, I agreed to plead guilty to a summary offense, and paid $65 in restitution for opened merch, the rest of the merch was recovered undamaged or opened (total...
I would be very very very surprised if Walmart sues over $150. Certainly respond to any court notices received, but you are under no legal obligation to respond to a simple demand letter.
my father is deceased, and we have a civil suit pending for death in an auto accident. if there is a settlement, how does that work? Would it only go to the spouse, or into his estate to be divided to his children as well? The attorneys had us ope...
It could depend upon a variety of factors. First, you need to know whether the decedent had a will or dies intestate (without a will). It may also depend upon whether the lawsuit was just for wrongful death or was there also a survival action (meaning the decedent suffered conscious pain and suffering as a result of the accident prior to dying).
You should be able to call your attorneys and find these answers, but no one can answer this question based on the limited facts presented.
The property is currently in a relative's name. It is in the city of Pittsburgh. If I am able to purchase the property I want it transferred to my name.
Yes. You can still buy it - but would take title to the property taxes. You need to order a Title Search first to make sure you know what liens are on the property before purchasing.