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Robert Rothstein’s Answers

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  • I have a membership card for a retailer. they gave out my info to a person who rents space from them. what can I do about this?

    I am a VIP card holder at a used auto parts retailer. I rented a golf cart from a vendor who rents space from them. I supposable I paid with a counterfeit bill. the vendor filled a report with local police department. the officers told him that th...

    Robert’s Answer

    Basically, if the only information disclosed were all matters of public record, there's really nothing you can do about it, other than letting the retailer know your feelings on the matter.

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  • I was in a car accident but I didn't get the police report because I was transferd to hospital how do I get the police report

    Car accident

    Robert’s Answer

    If possible, go the the records section of the police department that wrote the report, pay five dollars or so, fill-out a request form and they will give it to you. Or, send a written request to that department, along with the fee, to obtain it.

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  • I need some legal help. I was wanting to know some of the rules/regulation of repackaging product with the same company info

    I have a way of getting a chemical in large quantities and am wanting to know what kind of rules/regulation follow with repackaging product. we will say that i cant get 5 gallon drums of WD-40 and im looking to repackage them into smaller bottles ...

    Robert’s Answer

    You need to consult with a trademark/copyright/patent or other specialized commercial attorney about your issue. There are many complicated legal rules and regs. involved, even though your idea seems simple enough. But heed this: if you took my product, repackaged it and sold it, even dusclosing that it wa my product, I would sue you. And, if you did that and did not disclose that it was my product, I would sue you. So be prepared.

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  • Do I have a case & how much could I receive?

    I was let go from my job about a case that happened in 2011. The field I worked in was a medical call center which is very strict due to HIPPA laws. My personal information containing my charge, ss#, date of birth, telephone numbers & address was ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Merely displaying public info such as your name, address, phone, is not slander. Neither is disclosing your ss number or date of birth, although there are possible invasion of privacy issues there. The reason you lost your job is not clear, however, this is not a workers compensation matter so I have redirected your question to the "employment/labor" site so you can get more specific advice. Good luck.

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  • Neighbor responsible for injures that happened while landowner tried to remove a tree that fell from their property?

    A neighbors tree fell on my friend's property, they apologized, but did nothing about the tree for two weeks. While on a ladder with a chainsaw, the chainsaw kicked and he fell off of the ladder and landed on his heel. He now has permanent injurie...

    Robert’s Answer

    Without getting into all of the specific legal reasons, the bottom line answer to your question is NO.

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  • If I have all my medical bills, loss of wages and mileage to and from doc.visits figured up what more would an attorney ask for.

    I have a hands down workers comp case coming up and really don't think I need an attorney.

    Robert’s Answer

    Think again. There are so many benefits to which you may be entitled that if you don't know what to ask for, you most definitely need a workers comp. lawyer to ask for you, Otherwise , you risk selling yourself short of what you deserve.

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  • If x-employer wants to settle with me out of court should I be willing to work with him.

    my x-employer had ndefenseurance when I was injured on job. We have a court date on the 22nd and he has no defense.

    Robert’s Answer

    I would not settle until you have a lawyer review the matter, as well as run an asset check on the defendant to see exactly how much he might be able to pay, either by way of a settlement or by a court judgment.

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  • I got cellulitis from a tat shop and had to go to dr.i signed a waiver. can i sue?

    it was 2 weeeks ago, after a week all little bumps popped up. got so painful couldnt move arm and was out of work for a week. i also have surgery bill because he had to cut it opn to drain it. i was given 5 shots in 3 days and was at dr 3 days in ...

    Robert’s Answer

    A person/business/doctor/lawyer, etc. cannot avoid liability for their negligence by having their customer/patient/client, etc. sign a waiver, or in any other manner. However, if your injuries were not the result of any negligent actions on their part (in other words, they advised you of the possible reactions before the procedure, and your injuries were a known risk even in the absence of negligence, and they were not, in fact, negligent in any manner) then the waiver might be valid. An attorney needs to read the waiver and investigate your injuries to determine if you have a viable claim.

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  • Can I refuse to pay for services rendered that were not performed well (and may have been unnecessary)?

    We had a mold remediator inspect a white substance in our crawlspace. He visually confirmed it was mold. We discussed their remediation process, which was supposed to include a crew of 3 working for 6 hours. In reality, one guy worked for 2 hours....

    Robert’s Answer

    Without seeing your contract it is impossible to give you proper legal analysis of your situation. However, for the limited purposes of this forum, I would echo the responses of my colleagues in that if you don't pay they can send you to collections or file a mediation action. You would then have the opportunity to present your side of the case. Unfortunately, you (and most people) don't realize that by agreeing to mediation you have given up your right to have your "day in court". Additionally, mediation is usually much more expensive than going to a state court and, as a trial lawyer, I obviously dislike mediation. As a licensed mediator as well, I will tell you that mediation does often prove to be a "win-win for the parties. Good luck with your case. I have moved your case subject to contract disputes do you will get answers from more specialized lawyers.

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  • What are my chances of having a "Failure to maintain lane" ticket after an accident reduced to where it won't go to the D.D.S.?

    I was in Atlanta traveling on I-20 E/B when I got on the ramp to get on I-75/85 N/B at 3:30 PM on a Fri., I was on a motorcycle, not a car, when suddenly right where I-20 E/B and I-20 W/B merge side by side the traffic came to a sudden stop and I ...

    Robert’s Answer

    If you carefully explain the situation to the judge I think your chances are good based upon the doctrine of "sudden emergency". Of course, since it was your vehicle that malfunctioned it was, technically, your fault.

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