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Jan Ingham Berlage

Baltimore Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney.

Contributor Level 5
  1. I run an animal rescue, had a dog surrendered to me by a third party trying to get the dog medical attention..

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jan Ingham Berlage
    2. Dennis Wayne Tackett
    2 lawyer answers

    I'm sorry that you find yourself in this unfortunate situation. As a preliminary matter, it seems there is some questionable activity going on. You may want to consider filing a complaint against the assisted living facility and see if you can get them to cooperate in getting a release from the owner. It seems there may also be a bigger issue than the poor dog if the living conditions really were that deplorable. I would also have concerns about the intent of the employee and her interests in...

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  2. If an officer came to my home saying that he had a summons for me over a dog license can I be arrested?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Henry
    2. Jan Ingham Berlage
    2 lawyer answers

    If the officer is an animal control officer, they may be trying to serve you papers for a hearing. To properly answer your questions, we would need more details about the situation in general. There are many attorneys on here who offer free phone consults so if you are genuinely concerned, I would suggest contacting someone and they would most likely be happy to talk with you about the matter.

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  3. I am in the middle of a fraudulently filed copyright infringement lawsuit. I can prove it.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Jan Ingham Berlage
    2. Daniel Mark Levine
    3. Kendra L. A. Stephen
    4. Brandy Ann Peeples
    4 lawyer answers

    Based upon your blurb, it certainly sounds as if the opposing side may have engaged in abusive litigation tactics and otherwise abused the system. There are several common law claims that you may be able to bring, depending on the exact facts. I would suggest contacting an Intellectual Property or Litigation attorney listed on this site and talk to them one on one to get an idea of how you can be best assisted.

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  4. Should I buy a car before filing chapter 13 bankruptcy?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Matthew Scott Berkus
    2. Lisa Torelli McCue
    3. Sandra A Kuhn Esq.
    4. Brett D Weiss
    5. Jan Ingham Berlage
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    The practical matter is that you need reliable transportation for work, etc. I agree with the other answers that urge you to be conservative in your purchase of a new vehicle if you decide to do so. A chapter 13 plan will last 3-5 years and you need to be able to manage the payments. If you are unsure, retain counsel.

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  5. Do I have a case? Would it be beneficial to me to contact an attorney?

    Answered 13 days ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. Jan Ingham Berlage
    3. David Raymond Mahood
    3 lawyer answers

    You may have a case but the details you did not list could be crucial in accessing the viability of your case. The statute of limitation is 3 years so my best advice is to seek a consultation immediately. Gather all your contracts and documentation in the meantime.

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  6. Can this be discharged as bankruptcy?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. David Raymond Mahood
    2. Shelley Ann Elder
    3. Matthew Scott Berkus
    4. Jan Ingham Berlage
    5. Daniel W. Murray
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree that the debt is most likely dischargeable but unless you have lots of other debt that can discharged by bankruptcy (credit cards, medical bills, etc.), I would not recommend filing bankruptcy for such a small amount. You can find plenty of attorneys on here who would provide you a free phone consultation if you do think your overall situation warrants bankruptcy.

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  7. Consider breach of plea agreement by government/prosecuter?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jan Ingham Berlage
    2. William Lawrence Welch III
    3. Stephen Ross Cohen
    4. John Owen Moeller
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other responses to this question that your first action should be to contact the attorney or public defender who represented him in regards to the plea deal. In my opinion, it seems that there may be grounds to provide your nephew with options to challenge his predicament.

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  8. Intellectual property infringement case filed against me by the brand owner

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Floyd Edwin Ivey
    2. Jan Ingham Berlage
    3. Michael Alan Shimokaji
    4. Bruce E. Burdick
    4 lawyer answers

    While it is understandable that you want to know your standing in this lawsuit and possible outcomes, this question and situation is too serious to answer here. I suggest consulting with an attorney and possibly trying to settle or work something out with this company through your attorney.

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  9. Hello, If I had a judgement filed against me from a company that was included in my bankruptcy what legal actions should I take?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. Robert J Adams Jr.
    3. Nathan D Willner
    4. Jan Ingham Berlage
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5 lawyer answers

    It depends on when the debt was incurred. If the obligation arose after you filed for bankruptcy, it would be part of the post bankruptcy estate and the bankruptcy would have no impact. But, if the debt was incurred prior to filing bankruptcy then the automatic stay or the post bankruptcy discharge injunction and the judgment would be null and void. You may also have a claim against the creditor for violating one of those two stays. Contact a bankruptcy attorney, preferable the one who filed...

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  10. My friend is being sued for downloading a Howard Stern XXX Parody

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark William Oakley
    2. Jan Ingham Berlage
    2 lawyer answers

    Dear Sir or Madam: I am assuming that your friend has not entered into a settlement agreement yet. If that is the case, your friend really needs to contact an attorney to determine what he should do given his particular circumstances. My experience in these cases having handled a number of them is that defendants are immediately offered much better deals if they are represented by counsel. Also, if this is a mass-defendants copyright case, your friend may want to engage an attorney to...

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