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Marc D. Amos

Columbus Insurance Law Lawyer.

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  1. OUR AC/HEAT UNIT WAS HIT BY LIGHTING, WHEN WE CALLED THE INSURANCE THEY SAID WE WERE NOT COVERED BUT POLICY SAYS WE ARE COVERED

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Marc D. Amos
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    2 lawyer answers

    I would suggest talking with your agent again. Provide your agent with a statement from the AC/Heating repairman which states that the unit was hit by lightning and is no longer operable due to that fact. Then ask your agent for a written explanation with respect to "why" your policy does not provide coverage. I would then suggest taking the written explanation, along with copies of the policy and AC/Heating repairman's statement to your attorney for review. In Mississippi, in order to...

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  2. Can an employer make a salaried employee clock in and out ?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Marc D. Amos
    2. Elizabeth Mitchell Oakes
    2 lawyer answers

    I assume that you have a contract with your school district. That contract will define your job duties, as well as timeliness requirements, etc. While Mississippi is an employment at will state, the contract provisions will control. Practically, I can't imagine that any real issue would arise, as I'm sure that even if you missed clocking in on a particular day, there would be provisions to recreate / correct the oversight. To answer your question specifically, an attorney would need to...

  3. Mold in rental property

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Marc D. Amos
    1 lawyer answer

    I'm not sure what your question is.... However, assuming that you want something done about the mold, you should consider doing several things. First, review your lease and determine whether it has any provisions that might apply to your situation. Mold can - in certain situations - provide some potential for health issues, so the landlord will probably want to correct the problem. So I would suggest contacting the landlord and informing them of the problem. If the problem persists, then...

  4. Tenant signs 1 year lease and after 2 months decides he is paying too much and moves.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Marc D. Amos
    2. Steven J. Fromm
    2 lawyer answers

    I assume that your tenant now seeks to pay you through HUD. Assuming your lease wasn't contingent upon the amount of money approved by HUD, then your tenant is responsible for paying the remaining sums owed on a monthly basis. Since he has now moved, you could sue him in justice court for the amount owed ($200 arrears, plus $600 per month until you rent the house to another renter). In addition, to the extent that you cannot rent the house for $600 per month to your new renter, the former...

  5. I am going out of town indefinitely and need to make my mother temporary legal guardian of my son while gone. How do I do this?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Marc D. Amos
    1 lawyer answer

    I would recommend considering either a general and durable power of attorney, which would enable your mother to act in your stead, or if you want to limit her authority, a limited medical power of attorney so that she could make medical decisions for your child. This, of course, assumes that your "out of town" trip is of limited duration, as opposed to months. Your heading says "indefinitely," but your message didn't identify a time frame. If you are going to be out of town for an extended...

  6. How do I file an appeal in mississippi in a child custody case?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Marc D. Amos
    1 lawyer answer

    I'm sorry to hear about your legal problems. You should contact the Mississippi Bar Association - (601) 948-4471 - to see if there is any assistance it could provide. You should also immediately seek further legal representation. The following information is general in nature, and may not be applicable to your specific legal situation. Generally speaking, post-trial motions (such as a petition for rehearing) must be filed within 10 days of the entry of final judgment. After those motions...