John J Curry Jr’s Answers

John J Curry Jr

Chicago Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney.

Contributor Level 6
  1. 6 pesron jury demand residential

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John J Curry Jr
    2 lawyer answers

    I am sorry but I neglected to make one more suggestion. You should prepare yourself for your defense by contacting any one of several tenants organizations in Chicago. You may be able to find some helpful information on line from either www.renters-rights.com or www.tenants.org.

  2. 6 pesron jury demand residential

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John J Curry Jr
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question is whether you can successfully represent yourself in a jury trial on your eviction and breach of lease case. Although it is possible that you could successfully represent yourself in a jury trial, the courts in Chicago will strictly bind you to the rules of procedure that apply to conducting jury trials. Unfortunately, there are many such rules and some you may find complicated. Therefore the odds of you properly educating yourself on conducting a jury trial and succeeding in...

  3. Truck towing from a store parking lot where I have had delivery.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John J Curry Jr
    1 lawyer answer

    I think you are wondering whether the ICC provision means what is says, in common sense language; it does. However, your problem is establishing whether your truck was under 40,000 pounds. Can an 18 wheeler come under that weight? I would suggest that you present any written proof of weight to the tow company, insist on a refund, and warn them that you will complain to the ICC about their charges in violation of the rule. If the tow company does not give you satisfaction, then present your...

  4. How do I find out who filed a civil lawsuit against me. I just moved to a different address and was contacted by a relative.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John J Curry Jr
    1 lawyer answer

    Civil lawsuits are filed in either state or federal court. State courts are usually allocated by county (and in New York City, by boroughs). For federal cases, go visit the Clerk of the United States District Court in Houston and ask for assistance. Tell them that you wish to search the current docket for any and all lawsuits filed against you. You would be the defendant. The clerk's office should have public computer terminals to have you examine the docket for your name. For state...

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  5. I was hand delivered a Complaint Summons where the lawsuit amount was "whited out" and a "larger amount" was "hand written" in.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Michael Donato
    2. John J Curry Jr
    2 lawyer answers

    Although I am not a New York lawyer (assuming this is a New York case), I believe that it is likely that the law of my state (Illinois) can provide you with a general idea of how this matter is treated. In Illinois, technical defects in complaints and summonses may be corrected by formal amendment in the pending lawsuit. The party that caused the defect or error may move to amend the complaint or summons. Further, an incorrect statement of the amount of damages sought can also be amended....