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  • Can my employer record our conversation while hes terminating my employment?

    I was told by my supervisor that the owner of my company will fire me because I was injured on the job. When he finally does, id like to know if he can record my conversation without consent or informing me that I am being recorded.

    Daniel’s Answer

    It depends, sometimes as a condition of employment employers can record things, so someone not asking permission in the meeting might not be relevant. I agree though that you need to talk to a workers comp attorney ASAP before you are let go.

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  • How can I get a referral to an IP lawyer who will work on a contingency basis? I am in Florida; the film was made in California.

    I am the author of, and owner of all rights to, a book that was made into a very successful, Oscar-nominated film, but the filmmakers did not buy any rights from me. They maintain that they based the film on only one chapter of the book, which was...

    Daniel’s Answer

    If you are happy with your current attorney, but she won't handle it contingent, ask her for several referrals- you may have to bring suit in a jurisdiction other than Florida based on what you describe, and you may have to shop around for someone willing to handle contingent -even if you have a good case, with a defendant that has collectible assets, litigating a case can cost millions.

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  • Can I ask my attorney to cap my billed case costs to $500 for law suit without filing?

    Can I ask that there is a cancellation option with X fee if after 6 or 8 months if X amount of dollars isnt settled upon? I know that isnt ideal but every contract I have seen seems to protect the attorney and give them the right to terminate, but...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Whoa, you have a lot of limitations you want to put on your attorney based on this and your other questions- you can basically negotiate most conditions you want with your attorney, but unless there is some reason that you have a lot of leverage in negotiating, millions in recoverable damages type of leverage, most good attorneys that do PI are not going to be interested in your restrictions, why would they agree?

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  • Can a felon get their gun rights restored?

    I was convicted of a felony in 2005. It was a non violent crime but did serve a year in federal prison. I am a big hunter and wildlife conservationist and really want to be able to hunt again with a rifle!

    Daniel’s Answer

    You will have to seek clemency from the Florida Cabinet to have your gun rights restored, there are some lawyers that do this work regularly.

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  • I have a contract with a lead generation company who did not deliver.

    It's been about 6 months and they've been dodging us. When we do get them on the phone they keep giving us the runaround. My company is based in FL and theirs is based in VT.

    Daniel’s Answer

    Well, your rights are probably bound by the terms of the contract you entered into, including where you would have to bring a case. Unless the contract provides for attorney fees, you will need to have a significant investment in the contract to justify taking legal action and not just writing it off.

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  • Parents sold business and partially financed the sale. New owners are now in default. Best way to protect parents' interest?

    My parents sold a business and agreed to partially finance the sale. The new owners are now three (+) months in default and are allowing the business to fail. There is no other financing in place. I fear that they are driving the business into the...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Depending on the terms of your parents financing agreement, and assuming it is secured by some or all of the assets of the business, if the amount at risk is worth it, there are a number of things that can be done to try to protect your parents' interests. You should probably talk to different counsel about your options.

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  • I invested $2500.00 into a company and was promised that I would receive it back by a certain date

    I have the signed document from the company stating the date that I have the money to her and also the date I would receive it back. How do I go about getting my funds back when I am out of money? I also jave a witness.

    Daniel’s Answer

    If you have requested the money back and they have not provided it, then you will have to file a small claims suit, assuming the business entity has assets, and then collect on a judgment if you receive a judgment. The bad news is that unless you have the right to receive attorney fees, the amount you invested is too small to justify getting an attorney involved. And, unless there are assets you can get a judgment from, it is probably not even worth filing a small claim suit.

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  • What are the rules for amending the initial appellate brief in Florida?

    I filed the initial brief. I did not object to appellee's extension of time. How do I go about amending the initial brief to add argument during the extension of time? Are the rules for amending an appellate brief the same as those in the Flori...

    Daniel’s Answer

    You will have to request leave of the Court to amend your initial brief and explain why you need to amend, typically you would file a motion for leave to amend with your amended initial brief.

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  • Where do I file a lawsuit against American Airlines

    They lost my luggage which included wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and other bridal jewelry and shoes. How can I start a lawsuit against them?

    Daniel’s Answer

    You probably can't file a successful lawsuit, there is a claim process for lost luggage, and you are normally limited to going through that claim process.

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  • School is asking me to pay back a pell because I selected the wrong button while applying for FAFSA ?

    school is claiming that I selected first degree button in my FAFSA application and they want me to pay back the pell of last year !!

    Daniel’s Answer

    If you did select the first degree button, and that was in error, you will have to pay the grant back. You would probably not qualify for Pell grant if it was not your first degree. See if you can perhaps set up a payment plan with them, this could cause you serious problems.

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