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Thomas Richelo

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  • What can be done ?

    I work as a server for a large chain restaurant. I had trouble with the cook previously. He threw a plate at me hitting a customer. Yesterday he was watching porn and showing me and the other server. Also showing other male customers who are regul...

    Thomas’s Answer

    A national chain restaurant should have an employee manual that tells you how to deal with this. If you have a copy, consult it. If you don't have a copy, ask your manager for one.

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  • Can i perfect a lien in north carolina by filing a lawsuit in Georgia so long as I file a lis pendens in the county in NC?

    I want to perfect a lien on real property located in North Carolina by initiating a lawsuit in Georgia where General Contractor located. If i file a lis pendons in NC county where property subject to lien is located then is this sufficient to perf...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I agree you need to consult NC attorneys. Generally, the lawsuit to perfect a lien is brought whether the project was performed, in the state where the lien was filed. Even though the contractor resides in Georgia, it entered NC for purposes of the project and is likely subject to being sued there. Be careful to stay abreast of lien deadlines.

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  • Can I sue to have the video removed from the internet or sue for the profit she is getting?

    A viral video was posted by someone else of me at my job I did not give consent for the video to be recorded or released to the internet.

    Thomas’s Answer

    What makes you think she's making a profit off the video? There are cases where the "misappropriation" of your likeness or image can give rise to a claim. You may also want to search for an attorney in the area of intellectual property.

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  • When you is 22 years old and you take care of your sister that is 17th and she is still in high school which credit do I get

    I have a sister that is 17th and she is in school and she live with me and I take care of her and I am 22 I want to no when I file my tax return next year can I get the earn income credit or do I get the child tax credit

    Thomas’s Answer

    You could search for a tax attorney or tax accountant, but first you may want to try the IRS website which has a lot of explanatory information on when those credits are available or what deductions you might be able to take.

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  • Is it legal in Georgia, for an employer to provide PT (paid time off), then not allow employees to take that time?

    A group of employees have Paid Time off, but the company has not allowed them to take it., will not pay for it, and will not roll time over to 2016.

    Thomas’s Answer

    I suggest you look for an attorney whose practice involves claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The case may have some significant value if there are multiple persons who can assert similar claims.

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  • What are my options?

    Appeal to MSPB in Aug. 2015, USPS responded altered motion 5 C F R 1201.22 to read (whichever occurs first) should read -whichever is later. As of Dec. 26 the AJ has not ruled. I took attorney to court and was arrested for stalking (inappropriate ...

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    You should consider using the Avvo Find A Lawyer feature to get someone in you area whose subject matter practice involves your type of case.

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  • What happen when family member press charges against each other ?

    If a big brother tell his little sister that she cant do this and that because his mother said that she's on punishment , and they get into an argument along with their dad, the little sister starts to hit her brother along with her dad whose real...

    Thomas’s Answer

    One thing a criminal defense lawyer may focus on is the lack of evidence that your sister was hit: she can be examined for bruises or the lack thereof. If there's no physical evidence, while that's not conclusive, it certainly helps your case.

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  • Can a mortgage lender discriminate on age when considering you for a mortgage? I am 61 and plan on working for many years to com

    I am married, 61, not planning on retiring anytime soon, can afford a mortgage, have a generous down payment (30% of purchase price), will be taking the mortgage/deed in my name only, spouse owns their own home where I currently live and pay rent ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Your question may have been posed because you were turned down or perhaps you are just curious. In practice, many borrowers are your age and older, because even if they are presumed to have only a few working years left it is rare for someone to stay in a loan for the full 30 years (or even 15), so lenders expect some event other than retirement to terminate the mortgage in all likelihood. As far as age discrimination goes, the primary law prohibiting that is with regard to employment. It may well be appropriate for a lender to take age into account as one of multiple factors, but your overall finances should be analyzed by them.
    Based on your post, if you look around enough there should be some lender who would approve you if your credit is also good. Good luck.

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  • Can the Bankruptcy court take my settlement $$ from my settlement agreement? I just had a THIRD surgery to complete removal.

    My husband / main financial provider for our family of 6 was laid off from his job of 23 years on 09/28/2009. I suffered a POP on 09/01/2010. I required surgery on 09/14/2010. my Dr. Implanted TWO faulty mesh products into my body. An uphold mes...

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    To add to the other responses, unfortunately it doesn't matter that you didn't think of a mesh liability claim at the time of your bankruptcy; it was still out there as a potential asset for you. Depending on the amount of your recovery and the amounts that were owed and paid out in your original bankruptcy, it may still be possible that you could end up retaining part of the settlement; you need to work with a bankruptcy attorney to evaluate this. I hope all of this works out for you.

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  • Should I be legally furnished a statement or breakdown of interest charged before signing a payment agreement?

    I have an unpaid medical bill from last year that I'm trying to make payments on before it goes to a judgment (per their collection lawyer). Their lawyer sent me a letter with just the Principal, court costs and interest $ amount listed and told m...

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    To add to the other answers: You asked if there's state limit to the interest you can be charged: Yes, but it's 5% per month. On most obligations there's a legal right to add 7% interest to any overdue obligation unless the amount due is "unliquidated" (meaning a certain amount cannot be determined readily).

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