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Barbara Billiot Stage

Orlando Residential Real Estate Lawyer.

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  1. Judge granted my lawyer withdrawal, 30 days to find another. Am I pro se right now before I do?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Barbara Billiot Stage
    2. Shoshana Kunin-Leavitt
    3. Francis M Smith
    4. Sean Cleary
    5. Jeffrey Robert Davis
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    The judge stayed proceedings for 30 days to give you time to find a lawyer, meaning nothing can be filed during the 30 days unless you hire a lawyer who files a notice of appearance. I join in and recommend you hire a new lawyer.

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  2. Passenger injury claim when I got rear-ended.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Barbara Billiot Stage
    2. Wayne William Bilsky
    3. Matthew Phillip Konecky
    4. Damian Zimmerman
    5. Clifford M. Miller
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    Florida is a no-fault state when it comes to insurance auto claims. A person's auto insurance usually covers them no matter what car they are in. The responsible driver's insurance will likely pay, but not until there is a settlement and a release of claim. You and your friend should seek the advice of an attorney. While you could probably negotiate with the insurance companies on your own, if you don't know what you're doing you might end up not getting everything you're entitled to get....

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  3. I'm in the process of settling my case and I received a release from my current insurance company. I am concerned about one part

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Barbara Billiot Stage
    2. Todd M. Davis
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    You should consult with a local attorney to review the settlement agreement for you. You could pay a hourly fee for the piece of mind and professional opinion. Florida does have what is called the "eggshell doctrine," which means if a person causes physical injury to someone who is already injured, they are still liable. You don't get to pick and choose who you will injure in an accident and if it happens to be someone who is already injured or disabled, you are still liable for additional...

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  4. Was injured in a hit and run, the driver that hit me has not been found, Can I sue my own insurance company to cover my losses?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    2. David Hughes Harris
    3. Barbara Billiot Stage
    4. Miguel Amador
    5. Ronald S. Cook
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    I agree you need to check your insurance to see if you have uninsured motorist coverage. You can find this information by looking at the coverage codes on your policy or your insurance ID card.

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  5. Can a condo issue me a parking permit, then tell me my vehicle isn't in compliance with condo rules?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Barbara Billiot Stage
    2. Michael Adam Haber
    3. Robert E. Harris Jr.
    4. Wayne Francisco Defreitas
    5. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
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    There seems to be a growing trend for condo associations to claim they are not liable for the mistakes and errors of their community association managers and office staff; most likely due to arbitration rulings by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). DBPR does not always come up with the right answer, but condo disputes are subject to arbitration through DBPR in most cases. The correct answer is if the manager or employee is normally authorized to conduct the...

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  6. My dog allegedly bit my neighbors dog through the privacy fence. Who is at fault? Who should pay for the vet bills?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Barbara Billiot Stage
    2. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    I don't see how a dog can do $2000.00 in injuries to another dog through a fence, but anything is possible. This is an unusual situation and there are several options. Your neighbor would need to prove to a court that your dogs injured the other dogs. The standard would be the "weight of the evidence" as opposed to the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard in criminal cases. The court, if it is convinced your dogs caused the injury, would then determine who is at fault. In this case you...

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  7. What is the statue of limitations to seek compensation for undisclosed structural damage in the purchased of a boat?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Barbara Billiot Stage
    2. Alec Larkin Weber
    3. Adam Jay Jaffe
    4. John R.C. Bowen
    5. Gordon Charles Webb
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    It depends on any contract you signed to purchase the boat and/or if it was purchased "as is." If you have good evidence the seller presented to you the structure was in good condition, but in fact had concealed it, you have four years to bring an action for fraud or other claims. If you have a contract, then you have five years. Hire an attorney because alleging fraud has specific pleading requirements.

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  8. File a motion for discovery in a foreclosure

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Barbara Billiot Stage
    2. Lourdes Esther Ferrer
    3. Romaine Natalie Brown
    4. John P Fazzio III
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    I am not sure I am understanding the facts you are attempting to communicate, but it sounds like you bought a property at auction that was being sold because the HOA foreclosed and now the bank that holds the first mortgage is foreclosing on the property and filed a Motion for Summary Judgment and you want to know if you can conduct discovery to stall the foreclosure and allow you to live there longer? You are not a party to the foreclosure unless the bank amended their complaint to include...

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  9. Can I be sued again if case was dropped by the debt collector originally and its now outside FL Statute of Limitations ?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Barbara Billiot Stage
    2. John Christopher Crowder
    3. Jonathan Stone
    4. Michael T Warshaw
    5. Sergio Cabanas
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    They can continue to contact you to try and collect the debt, but if the SOL has tolled they cannot win a lawsuit. They could try to sue and its up to you to assert the SOL. If you make a payment to them, even a minute amount, the SOL starts all over again.

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  10. Roommate of 1 month attacked me yesterday. Told me to be out today or he'd have me arrested. How?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Barbara Billiot Stage
    2. Barry A. Stein
    3. Joshua Sachs
    4. Christopher A Narducci
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    Legally he cannot evict you without a court order. If you are not paying rent and considered a house guest, he would still need to get a court order for ejectment. The police cannot arrest you for refusing to leave if you have established this as your residence. The police do have the right to make one party leave if there is violence. You should contact a lawyer in your area. You should also, for your own safety, try to leave immediately.

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