Jonathan Edward Hawkins’s Answers

Jonathan Edward Hawkins

Atlanta Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney.

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  1. Is a subpoena required for me to appear in a deposition?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Edward Hawkins
    2. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    3. A James Rockefeller
    3 lawyer answers

    In Georgia, if you are not a party and you do not voluntarily agree to be deposed, a subpoena is required to force you to the deposition. In addition, a witness fee and mileage costs must be paid prior to your attendance. If those things are properly served on you, you must attend the deposition or else face possible repercussions by the Court.

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  2. Can I serve a subpoena for a deposition to the defendant, via fedex? Do I have to pay for appearance fee?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Edward Hawkins
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    A subpoena is typically not required to depose a "party.". A deposition notice is usually sufficient. And appearance fees do not have to be paid to the opposing party, though court reporter appearance fees will have to be paid. Deposition notices may be served by hand delivery or US Mail, but a certificate of service is required. The safe approach would be to mail and fedex the same day.

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  3. What other claims do I possibly have from breach of contract and resulting malicious behavior?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Edward Hawkins
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    2 lawyer answers

    As always, it depends on the facts, but other possible claims include breach of fiduciary duties, theft of trade secrets, misappropriation of business opportunity, unjust enrichment, civil conspiracy.

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  4. Are inside advertising sales people who are paid reasonable basics and high commission exempt or non exempt

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Joann Brown-Williams
    2. Jonathan Edward Hawkins
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3 lawyer answers

    If you spend most of your time in the office, it will likely come down to what your job duties are on a regular basis. Without knowing that, it is difficult to determine whether you are exempt or not.

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  5. What can I do in a civil case filed in Superior court in Georgia?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Edward Hawkins
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    3. Paula Jeanette Mcgill
    4. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    4 lawyer answers

    What options are available depend on things like when the answer was due and how much time has passed. There may be other possible ways to respond but without knowing the details, it is impossible to make that determination. You need to consult with an attorney ASAP because with each day that passes your options continue to dwindle.

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  6. How can I legally change attorney after I have signed a lien and a contract.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. A James Rockefeller
    2. Jeffrey Allen Childers
    3. Jonathan Edward Hawkins
    4. Pamela Koslyn
    4 lawyer answers

    You have a right to fire your attorney and hire a different one.

  7. Can I be sued for my car repair shop that was closed 1.5 years ago?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. A James Rockefeller
    2. Jonathan Edward Hawkins
    3. John William Nelson
    3 lawyer answers

    What do you mean by "you"? Was your business a corporation or an LLC or some other type of entity or was it you individually? The answer will help determine who they may be able to maintain a lawsuit against

  8. Can a company get away without paying overtime in Georgia if their home office is in Wisconsin?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Edward Hawkins
    2. Dean Richard Fuchs
    3. Jennifer H. Keaton
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    If an employee is not "exempt", then an employer is required to pay overtime no matter where they are headquartered. Even foreign companies must comply with U.S. laws for their U.S. Operations. You should consult an attorney to further explore your possible claims.

  9. N a lawsuit w multiple defendants, how do you frame a consent judgment regarding one of the defendants w/o inj other defendants

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Edward Hawkins
    2. Aldous Desmond Mccrory
    3. Scott Thomas Bushnell
    3 lawyer answers

    Not sure exactly what you mean by not injuring the other defendants, but any individual defendant can enter into a consent judgment with a plaintiff. Another possibility is to enter into a settlement agreement which includes a dismissal of the sole defendant. If the only defendant is the medical group and there is a disagreement among the principals as to how to resolve the action as to the group, typically you would look to the operating agreement (or similar type document) to see how such...

  10. The courts recently extended my discovery period; do I have to resend the Interrogatories? I had previously sent them.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Edward Hawkins
    2. James Robert Fletcher II
    3. Dan Gioia
    3 lawyer answers

    Possibly, but without knowing the facts on the ground, I cannot give a definite answer. First, I would look at the Order extending the discovery period to see if it discusses the issue. If not and if the discovery period has been extended longer than 30 days, then the safest course would be to resend them. You must be sure to include a certificate of service, which states the date they are sent and the method of sending, i.e., mail or hand delivery.