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Bennett James Wills

Baltimore Contracts / Agreements Lawyer.

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  1. Can the statute of limitations be extended if the injured party is too incapacitated to testify?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. John Michael Phillips
    2. Bennett James Wills
    3. Ronald William Slonaker
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Jeffrey Robert Davis
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    Status of limitation only act to bar filing a lawsuit (it's also an affirmative defense). However, the statute of limitations does not act to hinder "testimony." In other words, if you file the law suit after the time limit, then the Defendant has a good reason to ask a court to dismiss the case. If the time has not expired, it's a good idea to file as soon as practicable assuming you have a cause of action.

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  2. Do you have to register a Will for it to be legal? And how do you register a Will?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. Scott R. Scherr
    3. Timothy Joseph Mummert
    4. Mark William Oakley
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    You do not have to register it for it to be valid. However, it is a good idea to register it, so that if something happens to you, someone can actually find it. You register it with the Register of Wills. In Baltimore City it's located at the Circuit Court on Calvert Street.

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  3. I was assaulted and received medical treatment due to the head injury that i sustained? I received head trauma.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. Joseph Jonathan Brophy
    3. John M O'Brien
    4. Dennis Wayne Tackett
    5. David A. Papa
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    You can sue the assailant for the damages that he caused. You should seek the help of a personal injury attorney. Most take these types of cases on contingency. You could also file criminally against the assailant as well. The State would then take over the case and see whether there are grounds to prosecute.

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  4. Am i plantiff or defendant?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. David Raymond Mahood
    2 lawyer answers

    You would be considered the Defendant/Counter-Plaintiff.

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  5. Is it legal for the police to search me on my own property without a warrant?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. Scott R. Scherr
    3. Stephen Patrick Shepard
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5. William Lawrence Welch III
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    It depends on further facts a circumstances. Where were the police? Inside or outside? Did you invite them in? Police are allowed to pat you down for weapons for their own security. Since the call was related to domestic violence, the police probably conducted a cursory search of your person to find weapons. There is a doctrine called the plain feel doctrine as well. If they stayed on the outside of your person, but felt what they reasonably thought was a "smoking device" then they have cause...

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  6. Need a very good dui attorney who is not expensive. i'm on food stamps but work a meager job

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. Scott R. Scherr
    3. Stephen Patrick Shepard
    4. Christopher Irvin Simser
    5. William Lawrence Welch III
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    You may qualify for the assistance of the public defender. Contact the public defender's office in the county where you were charged. You need to apply 10 or more business days before your scheduled court date. Don't delay in applying. Good luck.

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  7. I would like to start a business but don't know whether it should be listed as a LLC or INC?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. Brandy Ann Peeples
    3. Katherine L Taylor
    4. Raymond Andrew Grimes
    5. Melissa Anne Wu
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    I suggest you sit down and show your business plan to an attorney. There are many factors to consider between a corporation and an LLC. They each have pros and cons. The issues include how to set one up, how to make an operating agreement, taxes, etc. It can get complicated depending on your goals.

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  8. Can I sue a friend over a pair of shoes she never returned to me?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. James Arba Henry Corley
    3. Samuel Cohen
    4. David Raymond Mahood
    4 lawyer answers

    The cost to file a lawsuit is $28 in the district court. Plus you'll have to pay for service of process which can be upwards of $60 or more, depending on the method you choose. You will also have to expend the time to properly prepare a complaint with exhibits, show up to a court date, and have a trial. This can take several hours of time. Depending on where the defendant lives, Maryland may not even be the proper forum to sue the friend - it may be in another state depending on your...

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  9. How do I file a complaint against a non-profit organization regarding a phone call made by one of their employees?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. David Raymond Mahood
    3. Jody R. Pollara
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    While I agree with you that the use of derogatory language is offensive, you have a few legal issues. First, there is no evidence on which to base a claim. Second, you have suffered no damages other than being angry, which is understandable, but not legally actionable. Third, even if you could prove the facts as you describe, the comments were not directed toward you, but rather seem to be a generalization. Maryland does not recognize the tort of negligent infliction of emotional distress. So...

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  10. Auto accident . I was in an auto accident several months ago and am ready to settle if

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bennett James Wills
    2. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
    3. David Raymond Mahood
    4. Scott R. Scherr
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Contingency fees for auto accident type cases range usually between 25-35%. Sometimes more, sometimes less. The settlement time could be anywhere from a few weeks to a few months (more likely) only assuming the defendant would want to settle. I recommend seeking an attorney to evaluate your case.

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