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Kennedy Legler III

Bradenton Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Florida employee injured on job; employer has no workers comp insurance. Who pays for medical bills?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Brian Schwartz
    2. Kennedy Legler III
    2 lawyer answers

    The issues set forth in this inquiry are more complex than they may seem. I will analyze each issue separately, followed by a final conclusion. 1. Was the employer required under Florida law to carry workers' compensation insurance at the time of the employee's injury? Discussion: A business that has four or more employees is generally required to carry workers' compensation (separate rules apply for the construction industry)....

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  2. Employer added my picture on his ning site without my permission

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Kennedy Legler III
    1 lawyer answer

    1. It depends on the content of the pictures; if they are demeaning and or personal then absent any contract stating otherwise, should you be able to prove that the pictures caused you some sort of emotional/physical/financial distress, then you would have a claim for defamation of character or invasion of privacy 2. Absent a written contract, the employer can dictate vacation time unless he is discriminating against you based on race/religion/gender. If for example you are a female and he...

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  3. Financial responsibility

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Kennedy Legler III
    2 lawyer answers

    YES...your fiance is financially responsible BUT so are you. You are both equally responsible. However, if you end up paying the whole thing yourself without any financial support from your fiance, you can sue your fiance for half so you would sue him for approximately $9500. NOW...if your fiance did NOT have permission to drive your vehicle and just took it and you end up paying the full amount, then the item would be considered stolen and he would be responsible for the full amount....

  4. Did I get knowingly get shafted by my former employer and do I have any recourse other than being an unsecured creditior?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Kennedy Legler III
    1 lawyer answer

    Unfortunately you do not have any recourse against the company. Were you shafted? Yes technically the company knew what they were doing. Maybe their economic situaiton was so dire they had no choice. Yes you could file to be an unsecured creditor but chances are you will likely get nothing. By the time the company has finished paying off its debts to other companies, the bank there will likely be nothing left for its employees because employees are usually one of the last ones in line to...

  5. What information is your employer entitled to?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Kennedy Legler III
    1 lawyer answer

    You have disclose reasonable information. This includes your age, address, marital status, previous places of employment, criminal history, and many employers have a right to know about your medical history. It depends on the organization a lot of times. If you are working at a place that requires a lot of heavy lifting and strenuous activity, disclosing your medical history is not out of the ordinary. Who gets to see it?? Any of your superiors; that includes people in personnel, human...

  6. Can a potential employer mandate you give a copy of your pay stub from your previous employer?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Kennedy Legler III
    1 lawyer answer

    You do NOT have to give them a copy of your pay stub. That is not a violation of your privacy, so there is no actionable claim for them asking for that. If however they do not hire you because you refused to give them your previous pay stub, there is really nothing you can do. Florida is an "at will" state meaning an employer can hire and fire an employee for really whatever reason they wish minus of course discrimination based on gender, sex, race, disability and religion.

  7. Can my wife drop me from her health insurance at her employment just because she dosen't want to be married anymore and left.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Kennedy Legler III
    2. Lucreita D. Becude
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes unfortunately she can do this. It is her insurance policy and therefore she can have whoever she wants on that policy. Even though you are still married, she can drop you or even the whole insurance plan at any time. Hope this helps!

  8. Do i have any recourse as i am experiencing mid upper back pain as a result of air pocket on flight yesterday

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Kennedy Legler III
    2. Dennis Michael Phillips
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately when you get on a plane you assume the risk that there is a possibility of turbulence. Furthermore, air pockets are likely considered acts of god and are out of the control of the airline and also the stewardess or pilot. The only way you would have an actionable claim is if you could prove the stewardess was negligent in putting the luggage up or failed to properly secure the drink station, and had the stewardess properly secured the luggage or the drink cart, then it would...

  9. Can anything be done about an ex-wife posting slander on a public website (ie: Facebook)?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Kennedy Legler III
    1 lawyer answer

    It will depend on whether what was said was true or false...if it is true then there is really not much you can do other than sue for invasion of privacy esp. if it is something personal. If it is NOT true and you can show that he suffered damages via economic, emotional etc. and that it was viewed by prospective employers, personal friends, family members then you may have an actionable claim for defamation. Without knowing the substance of the remarks, it is difficult to say whether you...

  10. I puchased a certified used car from a local dealership earlier today. I am having issues already. Can I return it?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Kennedy Legler III
    1 lawyer answer

    This depends on what type of contract you signed when purchasing the car. If you signed a clause that stated you were taking the car "as is" or "with all faults" then I am afraid unless you can prove a consumer protection act violation, you might be out of luck. However, if you did not sign any such warranty, then depending on how long you have had the car, what type of warranty the car came with, and whether you have notified the dealer of these faults...you might be able to take your car back...