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Mark Weaver

Columbus Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. I got injured in april 2008 in my case is wating on the judge to make a decision, how long will i have to wait

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    1 lawyer answer

    Judges can take anywhere from several days to several months to issue a written decision. It usually depends on the individual judge's docket. Confer with your attorney and ask him or her what the typical backlog is for the judge in your case.

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  2. Where or to whom do I report questionable comments by a deputy attorney general?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christine C McCall
    2. Mark Weaver
    3. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3 lawyer answers

    Having served as the Deputy Attorney General of Ohio, I'm very familiar with Attorneys General and their offices. Each employee of an Attorney General typical reports to a Unit or Section Chief and those people typically report to a senior attorney who in turn report to the Attorney General. The Attorney General is elected official. A written complaint to any or all of the people in that chain of command will get some type of response and if you can provide evidence to support your claim, may...

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  3. Can you stop a lawsuit

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    2. Mark Weaver
    3. David Samuel Willig
    4. Mark Theodore Tischhauser
    5. Timothy George Kerrigan
    5 lawyer answers

    If you file a lawsuit without a legitimate basis, not only will your lawsuit be dismissed but the Judge may order Rule 11 sanctions, which could include you paying the costs of the other party to defend. A lawyer who brings a lawsuit knowing that there's no basis to it faces a similar sanction and may well be disciplined for doing so.

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  4. JOINING A PARTY DO YOU HAVE TO!!!

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    2. Christopher Gary Todd
    2 lawyer answers

    Typically, you do not have to amend the complaint to just add another party but you must file the appropriate paperwork with the court to add the party. This presumes that the facts alleged in the complaint cover the actions of all the parties opposite you.

  5. My subordinates made accusations that I fostered a hostile work environment.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    1 lawyer answer

    Although any lawsuit a fellow employee might bring about these allegations would be brought against your employer, you are prudent to be concerned about termination or discipline. Whenever circumstances like this arise, the first thing to do is to gather as much information as possible. This includes copies of emails/voicemails, lists of potential eyewitnesses, and your own written account of what you remember about the events in question. Next, meet with an attorney who understands...

  6. Is it slander?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    1 lawyer answer

    Slander is spoken defamation. Typically, to win a slander suit (most people lose such suits when they file them) you have to show three things: 1. Someone "published" a lie about you. Publishing could be talking to others. 2. The lie damaged your reputation. 3. The damage can be calculated in monetary damages. Lawsuits can be expensive and the outcome is uncertain. Sometimes retaining an attorney and having that attorney notify the other person that they will be sued if they continue...

  7. What type of penalties am i facing?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Ryan Matthew Stubenrauch
    2. Philip Alan Eichorn
    3. Mark Weaver
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr. Eichorn properly detailed the potential penalties. Typically (if this was a first offense) most courts will just levy a fine for this violation. Having an attorney is the best way to go but if you don't have one, call the prosecutor and offer to plead guilty to a lesser offense like a minor misdemeanor (unless you want to go to trial). Good luck.

  8. How do I know if my juvenile record has been expunged?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    2. David Scott Heier
    2 lawyer answers

    The easiest way is for you or someone you know to make a public records request to the Clerk of Court's office in the county where you were convicted. Typically, juvenile records are not available to the public but if you were transferred to adult court, the record is public unless sealed. By asking for the record yourself, you'll quickly learn what others could find about you if the made the same request. If you find that your record is available to the public, you will want to retain an...

  9. My daughter got married dec.12 09. Her husband walked out on her in Jan.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    1 lawyer answer

    You would likely be unsuccessful in suing for the costs of the wedding. A court would probably view your contributions to the wedding as a gift, not part of a legal contract that requires another party to perform some action (such as staying with your daughter). Instead of focusing on the money for the wedding, it may be better to encourage your daughter to consult with a family law attorney so she can learn about how to file for a no-fault divorce. Good luck.

  10. Is there attorney client privilage if there are two attorney representing the same client on the same case?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Mark Weaver
    1 lawyer answer

    Retain a competent attorney as soon as possible. You may have seriously damaged your case. These are complex legal issues that require an experienced litigator to resolve. Good luck.