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John Robert Sauter

Columbus Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Suffered second degree burns to fingertips after waitress handed me a hot plate, do I have a case?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Marc P. Weingarten
    2. Joseph T Ostrowski
    3. Marc Sean Hurd
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Walter William Messenger Jr.
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    If the restaurant was careless in handing you a hot plate without offering you and adequate warning, then you have a valid personal injury claim. You deserve to be compensated for your current and future pain and suffering, as well as your medical expenses such as doctor's visits and medication. Only you can determine if the $3,000 offer from the insurance company is too low as to adequately compensate you for your injuries. As the injury happened almost two years ago, it is important...

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  2. I posted a review for a service on Google which was an honest account of the service I received. They threatened a Libel Suit.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Marc John Randazza
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    Truth is an absolute defense to a defamation action, such as libel and slander. This might be a tactic this particular business uses in an attempt to intimidate individuals who have posted honest, truthful, yet negative reviews. If true, this is a shameful business practice. Consider reporting the business' actions to your local Better Business Bureau office or even your local newspaper or television station.

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  3. Is there a time limit to report a WC fraud? This person has taken a cash settlement, and getting SSD. and also a pension.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Clifford Michael Farrell
    3. Brian S Wayson
    3 lawyer answers

    If you suspect fraud (and it sounds like you do) you should report the activity to the Bureau of Workers' Compensation Special Investigations department at the following link: http://www.ohiobwc.com/bwccommon/forms/Fraud/

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  4. Duty to defend

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. John Morelli
    4. Matthew A. Dolman
    4 lawyer answers

    The terms of her automobile insurance policy will dictate the insurance company's responsibility to her to defend against possible lawsuits. Without seeing the policy it is impossible to conclusively answer your question, but generally, the policy will provide an attorney for her.

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  5. Filing late auto insurance claim

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Marc Sean Hurd
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Philip Manley Brown
    5. Joel Jay Kofsky
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    6 lawyer answers

    Whenever you are in an automobile collision, no matter how minor, it is important that you (1) get the other party's information, and (2) file a police report. Without 1 & 2, you are likely going to have to pay your deductible in order to get your insurance company to provide you with funds to repair your car.

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  6. Is there a maximum amount to sue for libel and perjury

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Bruce Gold
    2. John Robert Sauter
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Brian C. Pascale
    4 lawyer answers

    There is no maximum amount, if successful, your recovery will often depend on your damages. Also, punitive damages can be available, should your factual situation warrant them.

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  7. What are our rights during an eviction for non-payment, when we were told not to pay?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Peter Stephen Kirner
    2 lawyer answers

    The Ohio Revised Code provides that a tenant may raise ANY defense to an eviction action at trial. Thus, testimony that rent is not in arrears would be a valid defense. Furthermore, prior to commencing an eviction action in municipal court, the landlord must VALIDLY serve the 3-day notice by either (a) certified mail, (b) personal service, or (c) residential service. Sending a text message is not a valid method of service, and thus any eviction action the landlord would file after the...

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  8. Who is responsible for fence removing?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Brian Scott Piper
    2 lawyer answers

    I suggest you consult with a local attorney who is well-versed in real estate and consumer protection law. Under the Consumer Sales Practices Act, a supplier who engages in a commercial transaction with a consumer must not commit an unfair, deceptive, misleading, or unconscionable act in connection with that transaction. An attorney may help you reach a resolution whereby the contractor would pay for the removal and re-installation, should that be what your neighbor desires.

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  9. Ohio. Car totaled by drunk driver. What are we entitled to and how do we collect?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. David Allen Herman Jr.
    2. Robert Don Fink
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. John Robert Sauter
    5. Gerald Scott Leeseberg
    5 lawyer answers

    The key is to hire a personal injury attorney to negotiate with your insurance company regarding the uninsured motorist claim. An attorney will help maximize your recovery, as your insurance company is going to do what is in their best interest - not yours. The attorney can also take the step of filing a lawsuit against your carrier should you believe their offer of settlement, if any, does not properly compensate you for your physical and mental suffering.

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  10. Are all Judges are former Prosecutors? None Former Defense Attorney in Ohio? How do I get a Profile of Judges in Ohio Court?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Dave Bahr
    3. Ronald S. Pichlik
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    No. Judges (and prosecutors) have a code of ethics they must abide by. While their prior job might color their thinking, knowingly or unknowingly, they must follow prior case law and the Ohio Revised Code. If a judge doesn't, you can appeal a trial court decision. If you are facing criminal charges, retain a competent criminal defense attorney. Don't go it alone.

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