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Nick Passe

La Crosse Litigation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 15
  1. Our son was given a toxic dose of methadone at a methadone treatment clinic

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Nick Passe
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. David B Pittman
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    I believe your son posted his story on this same web site a day or two ago. I gave a full response there. The gist of my answer is the case does not sound promising on the surface but you may want to shop it around to medical malpractice attorneys to see if they are interested.

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  2. If some one tells you they will kill themself and do? (read details) Wisconsin.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nick Passe
    1 lawyer answer

    If you are contemplating suicide and want to avoid hurting a friend, don't kill yourself and get yourself help instead. If you are a friend and you believe a friend is suicidal, do whatever is necessary to protect your friend in his/her time of need because he/she very likely is not thinking clearly and that's what friends do. If you are a friend who had warning of a friend's suicidality and the friend followed through, get counseling to help process what you have been through. As long as...

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  3. Is it considered negligence if you rear end somebody when your brakes fail without warning?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nick Passe
    2. Jason R. Oldenburg
    3. John B. Edmondson
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    The question is ultimately who should be responsible? You with the bad brakes and/or inadequate lookout and/or driving too fast for conditions, or the person you rearended? You may have a claim against an auto body shop or the brake manufacturer or the vehicle manufacturer if a material or installation defect is what caused the brakes to fail, so you would be able to pursue a contribution from that party. But yes, as between you and the person you rearended, you will lose on liability 95% of...

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  4. Can I successfully appeal a foreclosure in which I lost possession of my home on the basis of being deceived by the lender?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Nick Passe
    2. Nicholas C. Zales
    2 lawyer answers

    The argument you would have had is called laches, but the time to fight it was back when the case was in court. You should consult with an attorney immediately if you think there is any chance of being able to bring the matter back to the trial court or of appealing it.

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  5. I am thinking of moving out of the house I share with my husband. What do I need to take care of to protect myself?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Nick Passe
    2. Brian Edward Sipe
    3. David Alexander Browde
    3 lawyer answers

    You'll want to think through all the financial ramifications of moving out temporarily or permanently. If you're just looking for a month-to-month apartment to get away from him temporarily so you can get some perspective and think things through more clearly and give him a chance to wake up, that is one possiblility. If you're thinking this is going to be permanent, you need to think about debt and asset division, placement of kids and any other entanglements you have with him.

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  6. I was convicted of retail theft 1yr ago & worry this will affect my potential of getting a future job with my paralegal degree

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Mark P. Maciolek
    2. Jeffrey W. Jensen
    3. Nick Passe
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4 lawyer answers

    Strictly speaking expungement must be made available at the time of sentencing but as a practical matter many judges are willing to overlook this requirement if expungement is appropriate. I strongly suggest hiring a good attorney to try for it. I would think it would be near-impossible to find a good paralegal position or any other position of trust with that conviction.

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  7. Do rulings issued in the 9th circuit apply to me in the 7th circuit?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. Jason Todd Studinski
    3. Nick Passe
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    The answer is "it depends." The federal courts end up interpreting federal laws but also state laws for the states which are in their respective circuits. From time to time different circuits interpret statutes, administrative rules, constitutional provisions and even other court cases differently. Like the other answer, I strongly suggest hiring an attorney to give you an opinion as to what the state of the law is in the 7th circuit on whatever point of law you are interested in.

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  8. Can I sue a company for selling a sub sandwich that was not made with careful inspections?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Nick Passe
    3. David Herman Hirsch
    4. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    5. Mina Shahin
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    Remove the plastic from the meat and eat the sandwich before it goes bad or throw it away. I wouldn't even suggest going tot the grocery store about it because the time it would take and how foolish you might appear in asking for something makes the option unappeling. I suspect you could safely return the sandwich and ask for a new one without a problem and without appearing foolish. No, there is no lawsuit or claim for anything here. The sandwich-maker somehow overlooked removing a piece...

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  9. Do I have to put down my felony conviction on an application. Even if it says been convicted of a felony in the past 7 years

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Tajara Dommershausen
    2. Nick Passe
    3. Randy T. Enochs
    4. Eric P. Pitsch
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    Follow the letter of the question. Were you convicted (that is, did you enter a guilty, no contest or Alford plea and have the judge find you guilty OR were you convicted at trial) in the past 7 years? If yes, then disclose. If not, then do not. That is the semi-arbitrary line this employer has chosen to draw for considering applicants.

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  10. I tried to leave a question but got no response!! my question is : If a person is deceased & received a letter of Sweepstake win

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Nick Passe
    2. John Scott Swimmer
    3. Charles Adam Shultz
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    The odds of your mother winning a contest 2 years after her death seem remote for several reasons. You should look at the materials you received for her with a very skeptical eye because they might well be a scam. You should forward the materials to the personal representative for your mother's estate because if there are any winnings, it will be your mother's estate which wins whatever it is. This asset might need to be sold to pay off creditors if she had any or else it would be distibuted...

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