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Bram Louis Scharf

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  • What is wrongful termination and discrimination for same offense

    i pulled on grass at a vendor were other trailers were parked(there was no parking on the grass sign) also another incident door was secured equipment malfunctioned they still cited me, they have put this information on my dac report after it wa...

    Bram’s Answer

    Please clarify your question. Were you terminated from employment?

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  • What case management software do you recommend?

    Hello fellow attorneys. I am in the process of growing my solo practice and my client list is now getting large enough that I need case management software. What have you used? Which programs do you like/dislike? Have any of you tried Legal Suite?...

    Bram’s Answer

    Check out Rocket Matter and Clio. They are leading the way in solo case management.

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  • Can a witness in a lawsuit be made to testify without a subpoena?

    I am the representative of a company that is a Defendant in a Florida small claims lawsuit. The Plaintiff filed a Motion to Compel my deposition in the matter, but no subpoena was ever issued. The Judge granted the Plaintiff's Motion. Can I be mad...

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    It is unusual for a Motion to Compel a deposition to be heard by a Judge unless attempts have been made to schedule your deposition. A subpoena is not required for parties to a lawsuit. You must be given reasonable notice as to the time and place.

    Take a look at Rule 1.310 in the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. A special rule is in place for corporate representatives that may apply in your case. However, since an order has already been entered, this section will most likely not apply.

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  • Can someone without bodily injury insurance be covered by parents bodily injury insurance if caused accident injuries?

    My son was in an accident where the other driver was found at fault and his car totaled. Our insurance is covering 80% of his medical bills until we hit $10k. The other driver doesn't have any bodily injury insurance and we don't have under-insure...

    Bram’s Answer

    You failed to mention 2 very important facts that would help answer your question.

    1. Who owns the vehicle that was at fault
    2. How old is the driver of the at fault vehicle.

    You should ask your attorney to find out the answers to these questions. If the driver is a minor, his parents could be liable. If the driver does not own the vehicle then the parents could be liable.

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  • Motion to alter or amend final judgment

    Does the filing of the motion to alter or amend the final judgment toll the time for filing the appeal ? And if it does, when a ruling on such motion to alter is rendered , does the 30 day period start again? Thanks

    Bram’s Answer

    You must be more specific in your question as to the Court of Jurisdiction.

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  • I wasn't married to my sons dad and he isn't on child support . can i move out of country without getting in trouble?

    i am the custodial parent. my sons dad is on his birth certificate. the child support is in process but not finalized. can i move or no?? (cuz i really want to lol)

    Bram’s Answer

    You are under the jurisdiction of the Court. From the limited information of your post, you should not change the residence of the children without Court approval. However, you should consult an attorney.

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  • I reported stolen property and have the name of the perosn committing the crime but no arrest has been made what are my options?

    The property was stolen from my office and my landlord unlocked the door for the acused. The thief then was left at the facility all day and took all he wanted.

    Bram’s Answer

    You should contact the officer who is handling your case and request an update. If the officer has filed the case with the State Attorneys Office you should follow up with them.

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  • I am a nurse in the state of FL, and my roomate smoke pot in her room , can i get into trouble by liveing there.

    I dont touch the stuff and i live in walton county. She keeps it in her room.

    Bram’s Answer

    It is unlawful to possess marijuana. If for some reason the police searched the residence and found marijuana in her room, there is a possibility you could be arrested. However, the burden would be on the prosecution to prove that you were in possession of the marijuana.

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  • Florida HOA question: Can a HOA require owners in good standing pay for a remote gate clicker to have access to their property?

    I own a property in a gated community which for the last 10 years or so has had a key pad which if you knew the code you could open the gate. I received a letter stating that the HOA will remove the key pad and add a remote clicker requirement fo...

    Bram’s Answer

    You would have to look at your HOA Agreement to determine if the HOA can change the gate.

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  • Please answer

    I filed for sole custody of my baby, ive always been the primary caregiver, never received any help from ex, when i was preggo he pointed a gun and said he would blow my brains and his brains i ran and left the house went to a friends house, baby ...

    Bram’s Answer

    I can understand why you are so concerned about what is happening with your child. However, you are going through the proper channels by having your attorney attempt to appeal teh findings of the Hearing Judge.

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