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John Robert Sauter

Columbus Car / Auto Accident Lawyer.

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  1. Can I sue Columbus Gold for bouncers hitting and breaking my phone when I was never aggressive?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Mark Eugene Barbour
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    You may very well have a nice claim against both the owner of the establishment as well as the individual employees who may have assaulted you and/or damaged your personal property. Your claim could be strengthened due to the availability of the videotaped evidence. "Bouncers" and security have no special rights to physically assault individuals. They do have a right to physically defend themselves from attack or to detain you (in limited situations). Contact an injury attorney for...

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  2. What can I do? Can I sue him?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    1 lawyer answer

    You can contact your local police department, explain the incident to them, and they may decide to arrest him for menacing. You can sue him for assault in a civil court.

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  3. What can I do about code violations?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    1 lawyer answer

    Inform your landlord that you will place your rent into escrow until the problems are remedied. A word of caution re: bedbugs - Ohio landlord/tenant law does not specifically address bedbugs and therefore your landlord may take the position that you are responsible to paying for eradication and treatment. As always, check your lease agreement to see if minor holes, repairs, and infestation are contemplated.

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  4. Unlike Small Claim Court, which required people to state how much money they are suing for, what court for those want justice?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    1 lawyer answer

    Based on how you've phrased your question, I'd highly advise you to at least consult with, if not retain an experienced attorney to discuss your claim before you proceed. You don't file a motion to sue someone for libel (or slander - these are different and it's important to know the difference), you file a complaint. Which court you file the complaint in depends on the amount of the damages you're asserting. If you don't have any damages, you're wasting your time and money.

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  5. In Ohio a joint acct for a jewelry store, finace broke off engagement and he wants me to pay for ring now. What do I do?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Virginia Giselle Alvarez
    2. John Robert Sauter
    3. Robert A. Stumpf
    3 lawyer answers

    Sell it. Pay as much as possible on the account. Hope they don't come after you for a deficiency. Take him to court (most Ohio small claims courts have a $3,000 limit) for his portion - or all. Hope you get some money from him.

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  6. NOTICE OF APPEAL~ TIME IS NOT ON OUR SIDE:(

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Donald Michael Gallick
    2 lawyer answers

    A successful ineffective assistance of counsel appeal is incredibly hard to prove. The fact that you believe your boyfriend, who is now sitting in jail, will be able to prove ineffective assistance without any problem (without an attorney!) indicates to me that both you and he do not realize what an incredibly difficult proposition it is that you're proposing. Advance appellate advocacy is hard. It's not something that is even taught in law school. It's not something you're going to...

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  7. I was recently forced to resign from my job. I have never received any write ups. would i have a case

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Donald Michael Gallick
    2. John Robert Sauter
    2 lawyer answers

    Whether you have a valid claim for wrongful termination depends on your status as an employee. Ohio is known as an at-will employment state. Unless the terms of your employment are governed by a contract between yourself and your employer (or other exceptions, such as union rules or an employee discipline handbook), you are most likely an employee at will. Employees at will can be fired for cause (you screwed up), no cause (you didn't screw up) or even bad cause (they fired you because...

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  8. My son was killed in an auto accident in floridia in 2005, Me and my ex husband recieved compensation, can I get more?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Andrew Michael Korduba
    3. Steven Mark Sweat
    3 lawyer answers

    The settlement agreement you signed likely contained language that released the insurance company and the insured from any claims you could make against them. Additionally, all legal claims have a 'shelf life' called a statute of limitations. I do not practice in Florida, so I do not know the statute of limitations, but even if you didn't sign a settlement agreement, the statute could bar you from recovery. Perhaps a local injury attorney would be willing to advise you after reviewing your...

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  9. Can my employment fire me when I have a work related injury and is filled threw workers comp

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. George Ellis Corson IV
    3. David J. McCormick
    4. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    4 lawyer answers

    These attorneys are correct - you cannot be fired in retaliation for filing a workers comp claim. However, if there are legitimate reasons for your termination, the employer can terminate you and you can't use the fact that you were injured as a shield.

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  10. Can I sue someone for chasing me in a fit of drunken road rage with a gun?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Robert Sauter
    2. Andrew A Esposito
    2 lawyer answers

    Sure, you can successfully sue him in a civil court of law for assault if you can show to the court that the individual's acts placed you in a reasonable apprehension of imminent harmful contact (even if no contact resulted - that would be called battery). Your potential problems include proof (did anyone else witness his actions?) and damages (how much money do you think will fairly compensate you for the stress you were put through?). Finally, if you did win an award, could you collect or...

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