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Douglas Jason Jeffrey

Hialeah Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. If we received a subpoena duces tecum for deposition - what would happen if we don't go?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Daniel J. Rose
    2. Douglas Jason Jeffrey
    3. James Juo
    4. Alisa Michele Levin
    4 lawyer answers

    If you believe that you have a valid legal reason for refusing to appear, or for refusing to produce certain documents which are requested "duces tecum" then you need to file an appropriate motion with the court and have it heard by the Court before that date to the extent it is possible. If you just simply refuse to appear, however, you may be held in contempt of Court. (Usually, when a witness fails to appear for deposition a civil matter pending in Florida state court, the party seeking...

  2. Vacating foreclosure sale?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Daniel J. Rose
    2. Mary K Kraemer
    3. Douglas Jason Jeffrey
    4. Mario Raynald Theodore
    4 lawyer answers

    If the property is located in Palm Beach County, you should start by checking the docket online for your case at the Palm Beach County Clerk of Court website, http://courtcon.co.palm-beach.fl.us/pls/jiwp/ck_public_qry_main.cp_main_idx You may also review the court file at the Courthouse. Make copies of the file to present to a lawyer. You should also immediately consult with a lawyer in your area to see whether any grounds to vacate or set aside exist at this late date, and to...

  3. Can I sell my business name, but bankrupt the actual business?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Steven Alan Fink
    2. Kaiser Wahab
    3. Douglas Jason Jeffrey
    3 lawyer answers

    You should consult with a bankruptcy attorney before you attempt to sell it, to make sure you're protected. The business name is an asset of the company. It can be sold. It is true that generally speaking, the bankruptcy court looks back 90 days but that is where the analysis begins, not ends. This answer is provided for informational purposes only. Actual legal advice can only be provided in an office consultation by an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction, with experience in the area...

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  4. Can I sue my former business partner for credit card charges on the business credit card?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2. Douglas Jason Jeffrey
    2 lawyer answers

    This type of problem is typical when a small closely held business is started between friends and the parties, due to their friendship/trust/confidence/relationship, fail to have the appropriate legal documents drafted up, etc. When the relationship sours, that problem frequently is compounded when neither party bothers to retain an attorney to help in the winding up of the affairs of the company. Fortunately, it appears that the amount in controversy here is not so great -- although $10,000...

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  5. We have a first & second on our home 2nd would not take short sale should we file bankrupcy or let it go to foreclosure

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Douglas Jason Jeffrey
    2 lawyer answers

    This requires more facts. Why did the second refuse the short sale? Perhaps the purchase price was simply not enough, and you need better comparables. Maybe your Realtor needs to yield on his fees, and/or perhaps you could execute a note for a lesser amount than that what is owed. Are there other liens, like unpaid taxes or association fees? Do you have any defenses to a lawsuit, and are any lawsuits pending, and if so, what is the status of those lawsuits procedurally? As for...

  6. My friends property was sold in auction, how can she redeem it?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Douglas Jason Jeffrey
    3. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    3 lawyer answers

    Frank poses great questions. You should also know that, generally speaking, if there is a right to redemption, the time period is usually short to redeem, so your friend should hire a lawyer right away if the property is of any importance.

  7. Public record of foreclosure impact on credit score -- if not on note.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Scott P. Zochowski
    2. Douglas Jason Jeffrey
    2 lawyer answers

    Also, you should check your credit report every year, with all three CRAs, and you can get this for free once a year under federal law, to learn more check the following website: https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp It is entirely free, and should not cost you a penny. This is good practice irrespective of your current situation.

  8. What is a redemption confermation?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Douglas Jason Jeffrey
    1 lawyer answer

    Some states have a statutory redemption period, which would allow a party whose property has been foreclosed upon to reclaim that property by making payment in full of the sum of the unpaid loan plus costs. I do not know what the law in Texas is on this topic, but you should consult a local lawyer right away to see if it is available to you as an option, and if so, what it entails. If it does not apply, the lawyer should have other advice as to what may be done, if anything, under the...

  9. Physician wants to do consulting work with claims and litigation

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    2. James Juo
    3. Douglas Jason Jeffrey
    3 lawyer answers

    There are plenty of search firms looking for experts to add to their directories, which lawyers sometimes use to help find an expert in a particular specialty. For example, take a look at http://www.forensisgroup.com/

  10. Summery judgement

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Stanley P. Kupfer
    2. Alisa Michele Levin
    3. George Nicholas Wukovich
    4. Douglas Jason Jeffrey
    4 lawyer answers

    While I am not licensed to practice in your state, and cannot therefore give you advice, for informational purposes only.... generally speaking there is a remedy for discovery violations and that is usually a motion to compel. That should be done right away, and you need to find out if your state has a meet and confer requirement, or otherwise requires a good faith attempt to resolve the dispute first. Then, you also need to find out how to set it for hearing so it makes the docket. A...