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  • Can a lawyer drop my case any time even that I signed an agrrenment only because he did not like some emails between me n ex?

    I looked for a lawyer to help me on my ongoing family case, we went to court and it went ok. Of course you never win completely, but I was satisfied. Then I started having some issues again with ex so I contacted him for assistance, He read the em...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Yes, your lawyer may choose to drop your case. The only time a lawyer may not drop a case is if in doing so he will cause damage to the client and/or a judge will not allow him to withdraw. A lawyer is only required to seek leave to withdraw when he is the attorney of record in court. It sounds like your case was over and then you went back to the attorney again. For whatever reason, the lawyer does not want to keep representing you. He is not required to do so.

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  • Help filing a grievance complaint

    Do attorneys typically help in preparing a grievance complaint? Who would be most useful in doing this?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    This is something you can handle on your own. Simply state the facts as you know them to be true. If you have any evidence, provide that as well.

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  • Do I have a case based on harassment on twitter, threatening texts, and the spreading of rumors?

    My boyfriend and I just broke up a month ago. in the beginning my mother and I were receiving messages arguing with us from the exs family. My mom also receives prank phone calls. I have received text messages off of a fake number posing as a fake...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    If you are being harassed, I think you would be better off going to the police to see if they can help stop the harassment.

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  • Can I get fired over Facebook?

    I recently was working with state farm. I was a customer service representative. Two days ago my boss pulled me in his office and said I was fired . I asked him what for and he said because my posts on facebook were inappropriate. Me feeling a b...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Likely you posted something that State Farm did not like.

    Most states in the US are what are called at-will as far as employment. This means, barring a few reasons such as race, gender, religion, etc, you can be fired for any reason at all. I am assuming you do not have a contract nor are you protected by a union. If you were, then you would look to the contract to determine if you could be fired or turn to the union for assistance.

    As far as social media posts, unless the content itself is protected, which the content you are describing is not, then State Farm can fire you for your posts.

    Fair or unfair, this is the reality of social media use. It is critical to be careful what you post. If people see something they don't like, they might share it with your employer.

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  • Contempt of court for a Facebook post... Or first amendment right violation?

    I posted an angry Facebook post regard a court case over the sale of my house where I was not notified to appear in Northampton County PA, and vented my frustration, and in the last sentence called my ex a "twit" because my house is in a short sal...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    It is pretty common in custody cases for the Court to require the parties to avoid insulting one another. Especially when it is possible the children might see it. Chances are you violated such an order. Whether you will be actually held in contempt is up to the judge. If you have a lawyer, best to let her know about this, if she doesn't already know, of course. If you don't have a lawyer, you might want to get one to argue your case.

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  • My ex girlfriend keeps hacking into my texts, emails, dating sites, facebook. What can i do to punish her legal wise?

    my ex girlfriend keeps hacking into my texts, email account, dating sites and facebook, What can i do to punish her legal wise? Especially since since she had went as far as damaging my name, by saying insulting things about me that wasn't true?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Hacking into accounts is both a state and federal crime. You can report her conduct to the police and/or the federal authorities.

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  • Can you press charges on someone for messaging you and threatening to kill you through a Facebook message?

    A couple of weeks ago or so my ex girlfriends boyfriend messages my mom on Facebook and threatens to kill me and some other stuff. Even if it is through Facebook messages can you press charges against the person?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Yes, you most certainly can report this to the police. I would suggest you print out a screenshot of the threat to show the police.

    Stay safe.

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  • Who is willing to help me hold the drs accoutable for failure to properly diagnose my lil brother. Which lead to his death.

    After goimeningitisital six times in 3 wks with the same symptoms drs keep saying concussion, get rest blah blah blah. After six weeks of this I went with him and practically begged for a spinal tab due to my own experience years ago. I'm a meni...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    I am very sorry for your loss. In cases like this, the question will be whether the doctors violated the medical standard of care when they failed to timely diagnose your brother's condition. The best thing I can recommend is that you seek out a free consultation with a medical malpractice attorney. in the Philadelphia area. I know you are very upset, but, you will need to move quickly. You have a limited time period to sue and you are starting to run short on time.

    Again, my condolences.

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  • Cyber Bullying and Charges?

    I've been having a case of cyberbullying for about 3 years now arguing back and forth for a while. I have tried to stop it or ignore it repeatedly several times but this girl is persistent and even her boyfriend has joined in. I've blocked her mad...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    If this has been going on so long, I would suggest you go to the police and see if it is possible to get a restraining order due to ongoing harassment. Bring printouts of all of the harassment with you when you go to the station.

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  • Do i need a medical malpractice lawyer?

    A year ago I had to get an easy brocoscopy surgery that should of been a half hour procedure. They went down inside my lungs to get biopsy's and to wash my lungs. Well during the procedure the sheathing on the scope they were using snapped off ins...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Anything is possible. It certainly wouldn't hurt to look and see if there is a history of lawsuits against the particular device that was used on you. The way to do that is to start by searching on the web for "name of item" lawsuit. Then, if you find a firm handling such cases, I would give a call. Otherwise, I would check in with a product liability attorney and see what she thinks. The problem here is that it doesn't sound like you have damages beyond the additional surgery.

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