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Lawrence Roger Holzman

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  • How can my license be suspended after I paid my ticket fines? And why am I being. Hanged again and again?

    I got a speeding ticket in PA Feb 2013 and entered a guilty of a lesser charge down to 5mph over the speed limit. I had finished making late payments over a monthly and thought I was done. They suspended my license and I just found out that they d...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    There is a whole John Oliver episode recently about this type of thing all over the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UjpmT5noto. You may need to pay the money up front (just to make sure no warrant is issued) and then actually get a PA attorney to go over to the courthouse and sort it all out for you. Certainly costly, but probably less so than getting picked up on a bench warrant the next time you have tail-light out if it turns out that somehow even complying again they still think it isn't enough.

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  • Damages for neglect at assisted living?

    Father has been at assisted living for about 60 days. Went to hospital with infection at my urging where they discovered open pressure wound. Assisted Living then refused to take him back from hospital saying he was above there level of care and ...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    This is Terrible. The matter should be investigated further and then appropriate legal action taken. Negligence of various varieties and elder abuse (intentional torts) are all likely causes of action. Breach of contract is sometimes considered problematic in that Tupi ally it's not covered by any insurance, so the negligence third claims are more likely to produce monetary award and collection, it payment of a settlement.

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  • Can i sue a steel building manufacturer for delivering a substandard building piece meal causing me contractor cost overruns

    I ordered a steel building. They delivered it with pieces missing requiring a number of shipments. This caused delay and additional expense for my contractor. The"engineered" building would not support the steel paneled doors. We asked the comp...

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    You need to act quickly. Some of your arguments regarding non confirming delivery etc may have noticed and deadlines that are important under the uniform commercial code.

    Anyway, the short answer is @yes" you hay have a claim. But I would need to evaluate the specific facts to recommend whether it worth filing or not.

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  • What kind of attorney handles contract award disputes

    WMATA totally ignored my company's right to protest an contract award to another company. The contract officer will longer return my call. The other company didn't meet the experience qualifications

    Lawrence’s Answer

    This is a specialized area of law. Search on AVVO for a government contracts attorney. Do so quickly because there are probably some very strict deadlines to meet.

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  • Can I keep my name private (not to be shown by public in discrimination lawsuit after I already filed the case to save my career

    Can I keep my name private (not to be shown by public) in discrimination lawsuit after I already filed/started the case. This is because medical disability information and other related information that may heart my career. Everything now can be ...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Generally speaking the answer is no -- the court is a public forum. The court may "seal" all or parts of the file on request if there are compelling reasons. If that is the case, you might consider requesting that the court seal at least the part that you think is hurting you (e.g. the complaint).

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  • The Final bill has come for my roommate and I and he stated that isn't paying his half, $600. Worth going to small claims court?

    Roommate threatened me with a text stating "Die", still have saved in phone. I vacated, he in turn signed a vacate form, before me, and the Final bill has just came. It's $1200, so split it would be $600. He stated, in e-mail, that he is not goi...

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    Yes indeed. That's EXACTLY the type of thing that is perfect for small claims court! You can get the forms and some instructions from the District Court web site or by visiting one of the District Courts. Be sure to bring with you to court (a)a copy of the original lease signed by your roommate; (b) proof that you paid the full $1200 (bring your cancelled check or a receipt from the landlord).

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  • Good Morning, Who's may concern. My name is Miguel Espinales. I got fired from my job for no reason. what can I do?

    On Monday 04/13/2015 Got fired from my job, just because I had return company vehicle and I ask for the pay they promise. I gave them the explanation of why I was returning vehicle before I returned, I had work with company 9 month, when I got fir...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Two things: First, it sounds like you should see an attorney right away about the pay issue. Even if the terminate you they must pay you for the hours that you worked. Second, discrimination is much harder to prove, but the first step is to file a complaint with the Human Relations Commission in the county where you worked and/or the Federal EEOC. But you should probably consult with an attorney about your specific facts before you go down this road because there can be strategic choices to make before you make your complaint, and you may want assistance to ensure that you make your complaint correctly.

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  • Can the person I hit in an auto accident call my insurance company themself and make claim?

    I was in a minor auto accident a couple day ago and I was going to pay for the damages out of my pocket. The day after the accident the person I hit called me and said she called my insurance company and they said no claim has been filed for the a...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Yes, the other driver can call your insurance. You should probably just consider calling your insurance, making the claim and then stop worrying about it. That's why you have insurance. They are prepared and can make reasoned decisions about things, and also they know how to make sure that if they pay money that proper papers are signed to release you completely from liability. Often times people wait weeks and then also bring claims for personal injuries that you would not have imagined. So, it's important to do this correctly.

    Also, if you don't call your insurance and later on she makes a claim with them, your own company may deny coverage because you didn't call them in a timely fashion.

    As for whether she was on the phone at the time, let your insurance company know the details. If you think the collision was not your fault, you can tell them that.

    You could contact an attorney, but that will cost money that doesn't really make sense to spend. Let your carrier deal with it -- and if there is a lawsuit they will defend you.

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  • Hi, do non-profit employers with 500+ employees have to abide by the 'American with Disabilities Acts (ADA)' rule?

    I work for a non-profit employer with more than 500 employees

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Yes indeed they do. Employers of that size are subject to the ADA.

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  • I am joint tenant on home purchased w/ my now ex-boyfriend who moved out and not contributing to mortgage. Legal recourse?

    We purchased home and are listed as joint tenants on deed. He moved out and paid 1/2 mortgage for several months but is no longer contributing anything or responding to my requests to discuss the matter. I am struggling to pay full mortgage alon...

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    I have done these cases. You can't take him off the deed that way. What you can do is sue him to sell in lieu of partition and seek contribution at the same time. Usually this will prompt the other owner to respond and sign papers to give you title, especially if no equity. If he's on the mortgage though, may want to get his name off which would require you to refi or to sell the house.

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