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  • Can I buy a property which is currently delinquent in property taxes?

    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.

    Noah’s Answer

    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.

    thanks
    noah

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  • Should I pursue legal action with a personal injury consultant?

    I was at a get together 2 nights ago. Standing outside on the balcony I was confronted by another man. This man told me I had stolen his property and begun to beat the s*** out of me. He applied such force that I threw up, forcing a retainer (this...

    Noah’s Answer

    I think Yes -

    Assault and property damage are recognized tort claims. I do not have all of the facts of course, but it sounds as though you were physically harmed and there was no legal justification for it -

    some lawyers may be reluctant to accept your case because of the potential limitation of damages - but you can always pursue a claim at your local magistrates office as well

    I hope this help

    good luck
    noah

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  • Should I seek other council ?

    I was in a car accident almost 3 yrs. ago. hit head on not my fault. Other driver admitted fault & cited. I have lost faith in my attorney because, he seems to defend the other side each time I speak to him. A low offer was made which I refused. ...

    Noah’s Answer

    If there is only limited insurance available - why are they scheduling it for mediation. Have your lawyer demand the remainder of the policy limits - unless you are trying to get monies outside of the insurance companies.

    If you are going to mediation - MAKE SURE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH YOUR LAWYER - because I have seen too many clients bullied by the lawyers and mediator into settling for less than they wanted -
    Good luck
    noah

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  • How long does it take 4 a malpractice case to settle or go two court can it be more than 2years or some where a round that time

    or longer whats the longest it can take to settle or go to court who decides on that

    Noah’s Answer

    It can be 2 years, 5 years , 10 years or longer if the lawyers allow it.

    Most cases can be resolved or brought to trial in Pennsylvania in about 2-3 years. The fastest is typically about 12-15 months and the longest is typically about 4-5 years if the lawyers were lazy.

    Hope this helps
    thanks
    noah

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  • DO I NEED A REAL ESTATE LAWYER TO REPRESENT ME IN THE SALE OF A $79,000 VACATION HOME IN BUSHKILL, PA?

    I HAVE A GOOD REAL ESTATE BROKER FOR SALE. DO I STILL NEED A LAWYER?

    Noah’s Answer

    It may depend on if you are buying or selling.

    If you are selling, your primary concern is receiving your money. You should receive a closing statement prior to the sale, and carefully examine it thoroughly. Question every single charge. But at the end of the HUD1 - it should say proceeds to seller. That is what you should be most concerned with. Make sure you ask your broker if seller disclosures were honestly completed as well.

    If you are buying, you should be most concerned that their is valid title and your deed is properly recorded. If you agent is good, they can definitely do this for you.

    Good luck
    noah

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  • Is there any way to check the status of a lawsuit?

    My mother has had a law suit going for about 6-7 years in NY, for a fall that injured her back and neck. Her lawyer for the last two years has been telling her that in a few months its over and she can get her money. she's elderly and we think he'...

    Noah’s Answer

    Yes - you need to check the docket in the county where the case was filed - it should be the docket number on any of the pleadings - worse case - contact the department where all civil filings are done and they should be able to give you the docket update - it should also be available online

    hope this helps
    noah

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  • Opening and closing statements and the flow / technique of a Magistrate hearing.

    I have a civil hearing with a Magistrate because I am suing someone. I am doing so pro se, and am just trying to find out if I need to prepare an opening and closing statement and if anyone can kind of walk me through the details... Mainly - I am...

    Noah’s Answer

    If you are suing for defamation, make sure you have the elements of defamation:

    To establish a prima facie case of defamation, four elements are generally required: a false statement purporting to be fact concerning another person or entity; publication or communication of that statement to a third person; fault on the part of the person making the statement amounting to intent or at least negligence; and some harm caused to the person or entity who is the subject of the statement.

    I would be prepared to give a brief concise opening - but keep it brief and many magistrates may not allow you. Explain how the facts you will prove meet each of the four elements above. Less is often more. The opening is your chance to explain the facts the court will hear.

    If he allows a closing, then this is when you want to show that the testimony proved the four elements and thus legally, you have been harmed and entitled to damages.

    My opinion, is to be as polite and courteous as possible and try to stay focused on the facts you are going to prove.

    Good luck
    noah

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  • Work is preventing me from returning after an injury. Is this legal?

    My leg was injured 8/19/13. I got the okay from my orthopedic surgeon to return to work, full duty on 10/2/13. Work will not allow me to return to work saying I am a liability. Is this legal.

    Noah’s Answer

    This is an interesting one. I would call a workers comp attorney for a free consultation. I refer these types of cases to attorney Doug Williams at 412.228.4786. If you call Doug, he will help you.

    Good Luck
    noah

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  • Work is preventing me from returning after an injury. Is this legal?

    My leg was injured 8/19/13. I got the okay from my orthopedic surgeon to return to work, full duty on 10/2/13. Work will not allow me to return to work saying I am a liability. Is this legal.

    Noah’s Answer

    This is an interesting one. I would call a workers comp attorney for a free consultation. I refer these types of cases to attorney Doug Williams at 412.228.4786. If you call Doug, he will help you.

    Good Luck
    noah

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  • I was injured riding my bicycle ,a woman pulled out in front of me from across the street.

    I gave a statement to her ins co now they are saying it is 20 percent my fault because I struck the rear end of the car Kia sorrento.I have permanent tendon damage too my right shoulder my bike is carbon fiber and was destroyed .My car ins had too...

    Noah’s Answer

    Certainly sounds like a case to me. It is strange that an insurance agent would have the nerve to tell you what percentage he/she thinks you were at fault. That is a question of fact for a jury, not for an insurance agent. I would contact and interview several lawyers asap.

    We would be happy to speak directly with you as well.

    good luck!
    noah

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