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Richard Allen Hyde

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  • Do I, as a beneficiary, have the right to view my mother's savings and checking account statements (prior to her death)?

    The executor claims that there was less than $ 50 in both accounts . However , I know that she had a mortgage payment and also received a government check monthly for an undisclosed amount . This monies was what she used for her bills and such...

    Richard’s Answer

    No right to view the statements unless you have power of attorney or are named on the account.

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  • My attorney called me at 11 : 00 AM today ( court time ) was an hour late . They broke for lunch at 12 ; PPM

    Pretrial for DUI , he got officers report asked me to step out and read over . bailiff came out saying they were wrapping up in ten minutes . Prosecutor had left oft lunch he managed to get it on afternoon docket . ( 12 : 45 ) . we were go...

    Richard’s Answer

    Talk to your attorney. If you are dissatisfied he/she should be told. Maybe your attorney can satisfy you after you talk.

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  • Do I have grounds for a medical negligence or malpractice case?

    On 02/07/13 I went to the emergency room at a local hospital complaining of a possible broken arm. My symptoms were deformity, swelling & the loss of sensation in two fingers. After xrays were taken I was told there were no fractures, splint...

    Richard’s Answer

    In my opinion had the ER just sent you home without refering you to a hand surgeon, then you would have a better argument for malpractice and your damages would be more extensive. I don't see a case against the ER. You need to appeal the health insurance denial right away. Don't delay.

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  • Can collection agency suspend my licensee?

    I own a bar and on new years eve last year i was forced to kick a group of people out for fighting . Once outside they had a giant fight next to their vehicle . They tried to say i kicked the vehicle which isn't true and all charges were dropped...

    Richard’s Answer

    Sounds like the collection agency is lying to you. Consult with an attorney who knows about the requirements of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Maybe you have a claim against the collection agency. Good luck.

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  • What case does the state have if there is no video evidence and no breath test?

    I was recently pulled over for changing lanes without safety. The officer claims to have smelled alcohol. Field tests were administered, and I was placed under arrest charged with an OVI. I reused a breathalyzer at the station. I was released on s...

    Richard’s Answer

    If you are going to refuse the breathalyzer you should also refuse to do the field sobriety tests. When a police officer asks you to do the field sobriety tests all he is doing is gathering evidence against you so if you do refuse the breathalzyer later he can tell the jury how bad you performed and in his opionion you were under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

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  • I found a recording device under the seat of my car. Should I confront the person who I believe is my wife or disregard it?

    We are going through a divorce and still live in the same home. I believe she is trying to catch me cheating or something to use as evidence in court.

    Richard’s Answer

    In my years of experience, the court really doesn't care if you have another significant other. The court is well aware of what causes divorce. The court cares about dividing up the assets in a fair an equitable manner. In my opinion, unless you are spending tons of marital assets on a new significant other, then any recording your current wife obtains would be irrelevant.

    In the meantime, you could have some fun with this.

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  • What can i do about being harrassed by three girl?

    ive talked to the school and everything my name is jordan and im 15 almost 16 and she is saying stuff that i gave my best friend ex bf a bj in the bathroom and i didnt my old friend is saying she saw us walk out of the bathroom and another girl pu...

    Richard’s Answer

    I don't know much about bullying but I do know that you shouldn't hurt yourself over this. You need to talk to your parents and to the principal of the school and let them know what you are going through. You need to talk it out. You have your whole life ahead of you. In just a few years you will be out of high school and you will probably never ever see these people again. So don't let them get the best of you. Hang in there. Get some help- talk to someone now. Good luck.

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  • Are managers liable for employees in cases of carbon moxide poisoning?

    doing research for class that deals with businesses and carbon moxide.

    Richard’s Answer

    In Ohio most injuries on the job are covered by Worker's Compensation regardless of who caused the injury. Worker's Compensation does not cover pain and suffering. If you can prove that the employer committed an intentional tort against you then you can recover against the employer for the intentional tort pursuant to R.C. 2745.01. Recently, these causes of actions for an employer intentional tort have been routinely thrown out by the courts. Each day it is getting harder and harder for an injured worker in Ohio to recover for an employer intentional tort. However, the statute R.C. 2745.01(C) provides hope if the injured worker can show that the injury was caused by the employer removing an equipment safety guard. So if the injury that you ask about was due to the employer removing an equipment safety guard then you may have a viable cause of action, otherwise you would have to show that the employer deliberately injured its worker, which is nearly an impossible standard to prove. Maybe you should discuss this case with an attorney who handles these types of cases. You should be able to give him or her the facts over the phone so you probably would not have to hire an attorney to see if you have a case.

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  • I have served with papers following allegations by a neighbor. He made several false allegations.

    He accused me of trespassing and pointing a gun at him. Charges were false but since he called the sheriff's dept,. even when he was the one that threatened me I had to obtain an attorney. All charges including court costs were dropped. My questi...

    Richard’s Answer

    You need to discuss this case with an attorney. Were the charges filed by the police or by the bully? You may have an action for malicious prosecution.

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  • CAN MOTHER OF MY CHILD FILE CONTEMPT AGAINST ME

    WE HAVE A SHARED PARENTING AGREEMENT AND WHEN IT COMES TO TAXES, WE CLAIM THE CHILD EVERY OTHER YEAR, SHE CLAIMS ODD, I CLAIM EVEN. HOWEVER LAST YEAR SHE ASKED ME TO SWITCH HER BECAUSE SHE WAS ABLE TO CLAIM A POVERTY DEDUCTION SO I AGREED (NO WRIT...

    Richard’s Answer

    Your explanation is reasonable and the fact that you let her claim the tax exemption last year supports your position. If your ex files for contempt against you may be the least of your worries. If your ex files her taxes and claims the exemption, even though you have already claimed the exemption, the IRS will look to the Shared Parenting Agreement and look at the terms. Since the Shared Parenting Agreement allows her to claim the exemption this year, you may have a problem with the IRS. Regardless of the scenario you should be able to explain your actions and avoid any significant trouble. Now that you know how your ex operates, you cannot trust her. Get it in writing and approved by the court before you rely on her representations to you in the future. I would hire an attorney and file a motion to immediately address this issue and give you the next two (2) years of exemptions.

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