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Nicholas C. Zales

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  • I need to know how to file an appeal on a summary judgment motion dismissed on statutes. I believe the judge erred.

    I know that Nebraska has 4 year fraud statutes from time of discovery and 5 years on breach of contract in which the case was filed. I had to go pro-se because I discovered that my attorney had made a deal with the defendants attorney to NOT comp...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You need to discuss your case with an appellate attorney ASAP. Be proactive and give a few a call. AVVO has plenty that may suit your needs. http://www.avvo.com/appeals-lawyer/ne/omaha.html

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  • Can I get into the RN program?

    I want t l to go into theRN program. About 5 years ago I was charged with retail theft under $150. I will have to be fingerprinted and have a background check to get into the program. If I get my record expunged will I be able to get into the prog...

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    https://www.bryantstratton.edu/~/media/files/bryantstratton/location/adn_hb.ashx Take a look at this guide to Wisconsin nursing law on pages 10, 11 & 12. If you were charged with a Municipal Ordinance Violation, that is not a crime and should not be a bar. However, I would review this guide and you can always call and ask for more information. Good luck!

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  • I'm looking for a family law lawyer in marinette Cty, wi

    I understand the find a lawyer nonsense on here and on the wi state bar site, etc... But it does NOT help me find a lawyer who is compassionate, strong and knowledgeable to a couple key factors in my case such as autism, abandonment, major domest...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    https://www.justia.com/lawyers/family-law/wisconsin/peshtigo Make a few phone calls and see who fits your needs best. These are all good lawyers.

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  • We are renting an apt and it has several issues including a gas leak, are we in out legal right to break the lease.

    We sent a registered letter with all of our issues to our landlord which was not addressed other then with a threat of legal action for 5 days. They have now admitted to the gas leak and to fix it all they did was shut the gas off to the stove. We...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    http://datcp.wi.gov/uploads/Consumer/pdf/LT-LandlordTenant2014Guide497.pdf Take a look at this. This is not my area of practice but may answer some of your questions. Good luck!

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  • What to do next about unruly lower tenants/neighbors?

    Two years ago, new people moved in downstairs and they've been trouble since. From leaving trash bags outside in the hallway for days, not picking up their dog feces in the backyard ( they have two pitbulls and chihuahuas ), dumping the feces in t...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    This is not my field of expertise, but this guide may provide you with the answers you seek. Sorry about your unfortunate situation! Good luck. http://datcp.wi.gov/uploads/Consumer/pdf/LT-LandlordTenant2014Guide497.pdf

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  • I have been billed for a service not yet rendered from the local hospital, and they want their $ before the procedure is done.

    I have been billed for a service not yet rendered from the local hospital, and they want their $ before the procedure is done. Do I have a right to refuse until I get an itemized billing? Do I have a right to hold off payment until I get an itemiz...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Good question. In the past I have had clients with no insurance who needed treatment and the hospital always demanded payment up front. You can certainly ask for an itemized bill or estimate and they should provide you with one. There could be hidden charges or ones you feel are unnecessary. Good luck.

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  • Is my Landlord mitigation damages correctly?

    I live in Wisconsin and have broken my lease in the middle of January 2015 (Lease was due to end in June 2015. My landlord has since found a new tenant (only took them 5 days to find a new tenant - damage mitigation is required in WI). They moved ...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I wish I was an expert on landlord-tenant law, but I am not. It does not sound right what they are doing. Receiving rent from one person and charging you for the same month's rent. That sounds like unjust enrichment to me, but it may not be worth hiring a lawyer to pursue it. This document by the state may answer your question. Good luck! http://datcp.wi.gov/uploads/Consumer/pdf/LT-LandlordTenant2014Guide497.pdf

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  • I'm a property manager in ky. Our condo association may need to litigate a warranty claim on defective shingles.

    We were denied a warranty claim with Tampko. I am attaching the denial letter and the Engineers report that Auto Owner’s Insurance had completed on the roof and in particular the building in question. Per the Engineer’s report – it clearly ...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Many lawyers deal with defects in real estate. Many do it on a contingent fee basis. I would contact a few lawyers and obtain some opinions. Good luck!

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  • Never given notice of court date and now received a final judgment.

    I have communicated with the opposing attorney via email and have never received notice either electrinically or over through mail and now got a final judgment of foreclosure. How can this be possible? I feel like I've been taken advantage of for ...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Florida law on foreclosures is very strict. I would obtain a lawyer and move the court to reopen the case ASAP. However, you must have a valid defense to prevail on such a motion. Good luck!

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  • Why or would the Commonwealth appeal a sentencing on a guilty conviction,especially if it came out of their own plea deal?

    If they were unhappy with what the defendant was sentenced with,why and can they do this?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Why the government does certain things is often unfathomable. A superior to the trial prosecutor may be upset or something else may be happening. I do not know about PA law, but overturning a judge's sentencing decision is very difficult! So the defendant has that on his/her side.

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