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Mark William Oakley

Rockville Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. H and R Block has just told me that they are not responsible for filing incorrect forms with the IRS. Can I sue them for tax owe

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. Christopher Michael Larson
    3. James H Sutton Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    They may not owe the underlying taxes, but they owe you your money back for all the incorrect returns they prepared, your lost deductions and/or refunds (if any), and interest and penalties you incurred. If your total claim adds up to no more than $5,000.00, you could sue them in District Court as a small claims matter, and the rules of evidence do not apply, so you could probably represent yourself. The District Court has fill-in-the-blank forms for the complaint and other filings you may need.

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  2. SEPHORA brand eyelash curler was defective (the metal broke apart where seamed) and cut off 80% of my eyelashes.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. Joyce J. Sweinberg
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, eyelashes will grow back, so this is a short term inconvenience, a temporary "disfigurement'" and embarrassment issue. Not worth very much. Go to a salon and pay to have eyelash extensions put on, or buy them and put them on yourself. You can sue for the cost of getting the eyelash extensions, plus some amount for inconvenience and embarrassment/disfigurement. My guess is, file it yourself as a small claims action, or just write a letter to Sephora, enclosing your out-of-...

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  3. Who is at fault for a left turn accident going through a yellow light?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. Santos A Perez
    3. Seth A Kurs
    4. Lawrence P. Stern
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    Generally speaking, a yellow light is still a favorable light to proceed on through an intersection, assuming you entered the intersection when it was still yellow. From your description, it sounds as though both your vehicle and the other vehicle were proceeding on a yellow light, but that you were travelling straight and would have had the right of way. The vehicle traveling in the opposite direction, but turning across the path of your vehicle, would be required to yield to you. On the...

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  4. If your spouse was mentioned in a will to inherit a home but winds up dying can the wife inherit the home then

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. Jody R. Pollara
    3. Cheryl Sellers Johnson
    4. Steven M Zelinger
    5. Michael Leo Potter
    5 lawyer answers

    Maryland has an "anti-lapse" statute, Section 4-403 of the Estates and Trust Article, which may apply to your situation depending on the language of the aunt's will. Normally, a bequest under a will contains a provision which would explain what happens to a bequest when the named legatee is not living at the time the maker of the will dies. For instance, if the aunt's will states the house is to go to your husband, "if he survives me," then that limitation may result in the legacy lapsing and...

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  5. Do I owe a medical bill from 7-years ago when this is the first time I have ever received a bill, and I was insured then?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. Bennett James Wills
    3. Timothy Joseph Mummert
    3 lawyer answers

    Whatever you do, do not make the mistake of "acknowledging" that you owe the debt, or offering to make any payments on it, which would have the effect of re-starting the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in California is what governs, but I doubt that it is as long as 7 years (probably 2 or 3, but that is just a guess). You may wish to post this question for a California lawyer as well. The SOL is a complete defense to a claim if it applies, but it is an "affirmative"...

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  6. No intention of stealing,. How will this affect my record, credit and my future ventures? I do not have a record.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. William Lawrence Welch III
    3. Scott R. Scherr
    3 lawyer answers

    It would appear that no criminal charges were filed. Paying or not paying the civil demand will have no impact on either your credit report (nothing will appear there) or whether criminal charges are filed or not. In the event charges are filed, hire a lawyer, but in many of these low value shoplifting incidents, the store elects not to pursue charges.

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  7. I failed to file for my federal tax return year 2010 ?is there any thing I could do now

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. Kent Rackett
    3. Evan A Nielsen
    4. John P Corrigan
    4 lawyer answers

    Hire a CPA to file your return if one was required. It's never too late. There may be a late penalty fee if you owe taxes for that year (10% of the amount owed), but there should be none if no taxes are owed. Don't sweat it.

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  8. Car accident, court date is on June 4th at local district court, how do I change this court date?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. Bennett James Wills
    3. Brandy Ann Peeples
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4 lawyer answers

    Are the tickets all minor moving violations, meaning they are payable and it is not a mandatory appearance? Or is one or more of the tickets a "must appear" citation (meaning it is on the serious traffic docket for offenses which carry jail terms)? It is probably too late to file a motion for continuance. You can hire counsel to appear for you if they are non-jail offenses, but you must appear for the jailable citations if one is charged. You do not state the reason why you want a...

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  9. Wrongful Death POA Revocation

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Mark William Oakley
    3. Stephen P Norman
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I think it would be prudent to call your current lawyer and schedule a face-to-face meeting to go over all your questions and the process going forward. Medical malpractice claims are very complex, costly and time consuming. They cannot be rushed. Maryland imposes may legal hurdles to proceeding on a claim for medical malpractice, including detailed requirements for the type and nature of the expert needed to support a claim going forward. This is an area that must be approached both...

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  10. My LLC is being sued. I can't afford a lawyer, but I am required to have one. Are there any programs in place to help me?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. Brian S Wayson
    2 lawyer answers

    If you have already consulted three lawyers locally, are you questioning their advice? I assume they were provided far more details about your case and the circumstances surrounding your company. Hopefully, the lawyers were all experienced litigators, with corporate law experience. You may have options, as described in the previous answer. You might even pay a lawyer to help you draft a motion to dismiss you personally from the lawsuit without the lawyer entering an appearance in the case (...

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