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Jonathan Seth Corchnoy

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  • Who irresponsible for auto repair costs due to lack of signage?

    I was out of town for a funeral in eastern PA. Traveling at the posted speed and came to an intersection that was not marked that they were working on the crossing road. Ended up bottoming out and losing a motor mount and some other damage. The...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    You must speak with an attorney ASAP to make such a claim. You have 6 months to get the necessary information to the responsible municipality or the Commonwealth of PA (if the road is owned locally or is state owned).

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  • Can my in laws legally search my education records?

    My wife and I are going through a rough patch, and my inlays recently acquired all my college transcripts. All was fine with them but I am curious if they were allowed to do that legally. They own a business and I know potential employers can ru...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    As stated, no-one can search your education records, but you (unless you are a minor or have a court appointed guardian.

    Although you can't sue the school under FERPA, I would request a copy of the request that was sent tot the school. I suspect your wife (or someone on her behalf) sent it under YOUR NAME. If that is the case, then the forgery could very likely affect any equitable division of marital assets in a divorce.

    As stated, if legal action was filed and a subpoena was served on the school, they could either respond or file a motion to quash the subpoena. Regardless, the attorney for your wife would have to serve a copy of the subpoena either on you or your attorney (whereupon you could fight it if you so chose and there was a legal basis for denying the subpoena, or allow it to be acted upon).

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  • I was hit by a drunk drive in Ambler last night. My car is totalled. Other driver was taken away in handcuffs.

    I am sore but nothing broken. He was charged with DUI and reckless driving. What can I expect from his insurance co?

    Jonathan’s Answer

    One thing that no one has stated is that even if you selected Limited Tort, if the driver is either convicted of DUI or accepts ARD (a criminal diversion program), then that meets one of the exceptions giving you the right to sue for pain and suffering for even minimal personal injuries. Seek the help of a personal injury attorney ASAP.

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  • Will I lose my financial aid if put on conditional discharge?

    Fafsa states you lose your financial aid for a conviction of a drug misdemeanor. If I was put on conditional discharge, is that considered a conviction? I've read that nothing goes on your record as a conviction during that time of probation as lo...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Short answer: Not if you complete(d) the program and it was dismissed without any violation of the terms of the conditional discharge.

    Long answer: "Upon fulfillment of the terms and conditions of municipal court conditional intervention the court shall terminate the terms and conditions and dismiss the proceedings against the person. Termination of conditional intervention and dismissal under this section shall be without court adjudication of guilt and shall not be deemed a conviction for purposes of disqualifications or disabilities, if any, imposed by law upon conviction of a disorderly persons offense or petty disorderly persons offense " N.J.S.2C:36A-1 .

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  • School refuses to provide me with info

    Daughter attends a school bucks county Joint legal physical They are refusing access to records Requested 2 weeks ago They will only update my phone etc won't let me see records I'm not getting mail from school, "blackboard calls", worried ...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    The only thing I would add to Mr., Popovich's suggestion is to copy the Superintendent with a copy of the Custody Order.

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  • Ashford University claims I owe money for a class I never took

    billing me for a class I never took and withholding my class transcripts. I was not even home when they said I took the course I was out of town working with no access to internet.AND i don't own a laptop. I have requested several times proof I ow...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Write a letter asking them to prove that you took the course and owe the money. Send it certified, RRR.

    If you don't get a response or you don't like the response, report the matter to the new federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or call an attorney.

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  • Child labor laws

    I am 14 years old I live in Florida I want to know if I can work with my dad he does hardwood floring

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Florida requires that you attend school until you reach the age of 16.

    If you are a (rising) high school student and interested in a vo-tech educational program, then you should speak with your high school guidance counselor regarding the available vo-tech programs available through your school district.

    If you wish to work part-time for your father, then child labor laws prevent you working more than a stated number of hours. I have re-posted your question there for an answer on that question.

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  • Does this sound like a lawsuit?

    Hello, I asking this question for a friend. He goes to itt tech in Philadelphia PA. He receives direct subsidized loans from the school but since November 2014 he has not received any of his money which is normally 495 a check that the school give...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    There are different kinds of loans and subsidies to go to a college or technical school. An attorney would have to look at the enrollment contract and the relevant paperwork concerning the payments to determine whether there is money owed to him.

    There have been a number of instances where even reputable colleges and universities have made errors in calculating the amounts due a student for student loans and/or grants. therefore, if your friend thinks that there is something out of order, then they should contact an attorney. The only other alternative is to contact the Federal Student Aid office at the web address below.

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  • I own a car and my girlfriends sisters boyfriend wrecked said car. he is refusing to pay for the damages what should i do?

    on august 2nd my girlfriends sisters boyfriend was transporting my vehicle from their home to mine. Half way to my residence he tried "drifting" or "power sliding" my car in a reckless manner and it resulted in him wrecking my car and causing $448...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    As others have stated, the insurance denial does not make sense. You should speak with an attorney who does insurance claims and "bad faith" claims as Pennsylvania's "Bad Faith" statute is much stronger than most other states.

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  • Can I file a claim with the drivers insurance that rear ended me, even if I had no insurance?

    Today I got in an accident where a lady hit a truck and then the truck rear ended me while we were at red light. I had insurance but when I checked my policy I seen it was cancelled due to miss payment . now while the driver who caused the acciden...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Not having insurance will automatically give you the Limited Tort Threshold if you are looking to make a personal injury claim. It should not affect any claim for property damage to your vehicle if the other driver was deemed to be at fault.

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