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Frederick E. Mackraz

Frederick Mackraz’s Answers

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  • I want to proceed to file a foreign judgment (MI) in Fla. Will I have to appear in court? What additional paperwork needed?

    I have in writing his admission that he owes the money from small claims judgment.

    Frederick’s Answer

    You will need to contact a Florida lawyer to see what the procedures are there. Likely you will have to file some sort of action to get the judgment conferred in the county where the property or money is that you want and collect on that. I doubt you will need to appear, but again, that will depend on Florida law.

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  • Did commercial roofing haven't got paid

    huge roof 90% finish they had a inspector come out sad the work was all bad I ask to see the report but they wont show it to me they wont return my phone call or let me finish the work they owe me $31,000 im not sure what to do last I spoke w...

    Frederick’s Answer

    I agree that you should explore a construction lien. You have to be licensed and working pursuant to a written contract to qualify, and you must file the lien within 90 days and move to foreclose on it in a year. If you don't qualify for that, you still have a breach of contract or unjust enrichment claim. You need to consult a lawyer ASAP

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  • I was laid off November 14, 2013 because we were slow supposedly. I went to visit a co-worker a week later and I was informed he

    was at work, his girlfriend said. Come to find out only another guy and I were the only two to be laid off along with two temps. I am a full time employee. A few weeks later my girlfriend told me she found out through her moms husband that he hear...

    Frederick’s Answer

    Some more detail is needed. If you have a contract for employment or a basis to believe that you may be terminated only for cause, then there may be something to pursue. From what you have said, your termination was not based upon your membership in a protected class (height, weight, race, age, religion, gender, etc) or protected activity (reporting violation of law, opposing sexual harassment, etc). Without that, I don't believe you have much to go on. Sorry.

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  • How can i find a contingency fee attorney to sue a government entity for discrimination?

    I worked at a courthouse for 1 year. A white coworker and myself (i'm black), passed a promotional exam and i was never given a interview. The job was given to my coworker. I started questioning management and human resources about not receiving ...

    Frederick’s Answer

    I believe the EEOC still maintains a list of attorneys who could help you, and the local bar agency may well have a lawyer referral service.

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  • My boyfriends mother is threatening to evict us only because we aren't inviting her brother to a baby shower.

    me and my boyfriend have been paying all bill's that come in and his mother keeps threatening me the other day she wished i was died and i'm 25 weeks pregnant, she acts like a teenager and we gave her money to pay the summer taxes and she took our...

    Frederick’s Answer

    Sounds like you should find other living arrangements regardless. Not sure if you live in her house or a different house she rents to you or if you have a lease. If there is a lease that you have not beached, the terms of that contract should control and I doubt she could evict you for the reason stated. If no lease, or month to month lease, she could evict you, but would have to follow appropriate procedures as required by Michigan law. .

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  • I have 2 minor children with my ex husbnd. Who is allowed to claim them on income tax.

    My children live with there father. But I was told that im allowed to claim one of them.

    Frederick’s Answer

    If you have a judgment of divorce, it should answer the question.

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  • I was given a verbal recorded notice to quit, does this count?

    My landlord gave me a verbal notice to quit. Both he and I were recording the conversation. He stated his intent to provide a written notice but has not yet done so (and I'm not sure if he will). Can this count as notice? If it does, is there ...

    Frederick’s Answer

    David is right. If the landlord files an eviction proceeding, he must attach the written notice and the proof that he gave it to you. Without that, the court should not entertain the request.

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  • If I wanted to sue my apartment complex and the management company, what all would I have to do to be successful?

    I asked the apartment manager if she could let me out of my lease, and she pretty much said no. She said I would have to pay back the concession from when it started, the remainder of the lease and the lease termination fee. However, I have learne...

    Frederick’s Answer

    Fair Housing in my experience often deals with refusing to rent, not refusing to let someone out. I am sure you have a local fair housing center that you could check with, but I doubt you have much to go on unless the terms of your lease allow for termination.

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  • Registered Nurse convicted of Assault in 2011 in Kent County. I would like to have this overturned or pardoned by the Governor.

    Got into a fight, at my home, with the mother of my nephew. She attacked me and a fight ensued. My neighbor witnessed the whole thing and I brought him to court. The jury asked during deliberation if we could both be found guilty. The judge sa...

    Frederick’s Answer

    Overturn sounds like you would like to appeal, and there are short time limits for that. If this conviction is more than 3 weeks old, it is probably too late unless some truly new evidence came to light. I think you should check with the state licensing agency. I would guess that you can work with a conviction in certain circumstances -- you may need a hearing, but it is worth pursuing that avenue.

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  • I slipped and fell on the wet floor inside a bar on Thursday and broke my leg.

    The floor was wet inside the front entrance of the rogue river tavern in Rockford mi. I was leaving and slipped and fell on the water and broke my ankle. Inside the bar. What can i do. I am self employed and cant do anything for at least 6 weeks. ...

    Frederick’s Answer

    Slip and fall cases are tough. There are competing principles that make it difficult to prevail. Key questions are if the bar had notice and also if the condition was open and obvious, meaning that you would have notice and been able to avoid it if you had been looking. If you don't know how long the water was there, on the one hand, you have a hard time showing that the bar had notice and/or should have done something. If you do know how long it was there, you have a hard time showing that it was not open and obvious.

    I agree that other witnesses are critical. There is a possibility that you can chase them for a design defect of some sort --- like the gutters, floor material, etc.

    Hope you heal quickly!

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