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Theodore B Godfrey

Theodore Godfrey’s Answers

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  • Can/Should I sue a large retail store if one of their employees racially profiled against me?

    I went to buy a large item from a home improvement store and left my car in the loading zone. The item didnt fit so I left my car in the zone and went back in to rent a truck. When I came back police were near my car and I was being accused by a s...

    Theodore’s Answer

    You should consult legal counsel and not make posts like this about your case. It is possible that some characterization of your case above could damage your case if you are using an unhelpful term to describe what you did. If you were suing my client, I would ask you under oath whether you had an account with Avvo and what postings you made here and it would be unlikely that your post or any attorney's response would be privileged. If I could find a way to damage your case with your own words, I would. I might show your post to a jury (if a judge let me) to show that you were looking at this lawsuit as a means of making a payday.

    I don't want to be rude but you need to cut this stupid stuff out for your own case and consult legal counsel. Really, cut this out if your case matters to you.

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  • Whats the statute of limitations to sue an ex-employer for wrongful termination in the state of maryland?

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    Theodore’s Answer

    It depends. In most cases, but not all, the statute of limitations is three years. Certain wrongful termination provisions connected with other employment statutes may have different statutes of limitations. Contact legal counsel immediately in Worcester or Wicomico County and quit fooling around here on this public website.

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  • I worked under the table back in february 2013 and i still haven't been paid for my services,can i sue him?

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    Theodore’s Answer

    You should delete this question until you talk with legal counsel. Internal Revenue, unemployment and immigration authorities read this public blog too and Snow Hill is a small place. Not to be rude, but don't be an idiot. (Actually, I am willing to be rude to help you protect yourself.) Kill this post until you talk with legal counsel.

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  • Who should be contacted with info on an outstanding bench warrent in Carroll County, Maryland for failing to appear?

    If you have info regarding the location of a person who has an outstanding bench warrent in Carroll County, Maryland for failing to appear. This person is now locked up in another state for the same thing. Who, if anyone should this information be...

    Theodore’s Answer

    Since I don't know who you are, I am not professionally competent to advise you as to what you "should" do. I don't know what relationship you have to the government or to the defendant. Please note: I don't want this information or for you to put it here.

    I suggest consulting one-on-one with an attorney in downtown Westminster.

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  • Can my employer fire me for performance (sales job) without firing others for the same lack of performance?

    I am in sales in Maryland, and the majority of the sales people are not hitting their sales goals for the same amount of time as myself. I was hired 7 months ago and have received no training and was put on a performance plan with the threat of b...

    Theodore’s Answer

    In general, yes. Maryland is a 99% at-will employment state. Unless your firing violates a contract provision, constitutes illegal discrimination under the anti-discrimination laws or is being done in contempt of a clearly articulated provision of public policy, Maryland law doesn't prohibit either you or the employer from ending the employment relationship. If you believe that any these three exceptions apply, you should consult with counsel. Good luck.

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  • Transporting a handgun

    So 1 of the legal ways to transport your handgun in MD is to and from a gun range, unloaded and in enclosed case. So if im coming from a gun range and get pulled over for whatever reason and ask if any weapons are in the car at the time and I say ...

    Theodore’s Answer

    Be damned if I am going to advise you how to interact with a cop. I don't feel like getting sued. If you want legal advice, you should pay for it.

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  • Hi Jimmy, this is your cousin Donna. Is there any way you can find out about references provided by a former employer? Donna

    schroederdonna@ymail.com

    Theodore’s Answer

    Our name isn't Jimmy and you haven't asked a question about the law.

    Go get an actual lawyer.

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  • If i live some where and pay rent can my room be serch by police with out me being there or without an warrent

    live with ex boyfriend and daughter house pay rent and my ex has police in my room

    Theodore’s Answer

    Maybe yes. Maybe no. Definitely you should consult with legal counsel. The details matter and this is no place to put the details.

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  • How can I make sure a page from a deposition is admissible evidence?

    I need to use a page from a deposition from a related case. How can I make sure it's admissible? I don't think that I can use a request for admission of genuineness of documents in the district court, can I?

    Theodore’s Answer

    There's no chance that I would try to advise you on how to conduct the specifics of evidentiary preparation in a case that I know nothing about. It's malpractice waiting to happen. I have no idea what's on that page, what case it is, where it is.

    It is true that requests for admissions are not permissible discovery as such in District Court in Maryland. However, there may be a way to craft interrogatories so as to reference the document as an exhibit and get a useful answer. That's all I will say.

    Get an attorney. Really, there's a time and place to cheap out and this isn't one of them. Pre-trial practice is a minefield and there's not nearly enough information here for ANY Maryland attorney to answer the question in specific. Good luck to you.

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  • Does ex have any legal rights to enter my home if I have her belongings? Can I legally dispose of her belongings?

    We were not married. House is completely in my name. We moved out of a rental, so I have her things as I told her last minute she would not be getting a key to the new house. I've told her I'm taking the best care I can of her things, and have met...

    Theodore’s Answer

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    It is unclear legally that you are able to dispose of her property. She may have a limited form of tenancy in the property if you have allowed her to enter and make it her home - even if you had no agreement with her.

    If she is no longer a tenant as a matter of law, it is hazardous for you to dispose of her property. The idea of putting it into storage and providing her access to the unit may be reasonable, but you absolutely should consult with counsel before acting. I do not advise you to take ANY action other than consulting with legal counsel. I suggest contacting an attorney in Upper Marlboro at 301-952-1442 for the PG County Lawyer Referral Service; Calvert County doesn't have one to my knowledge and you are closer to Upper Marlboro than to Prince Frederick in any event.

    Good luck to you. Please consult with legal counsel.

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