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Alan James Brinkmeier

Alan Brinkmeier’s Legal Guides

425 total


  • Emails as Proof in a Small Claims Trial

    E-mails are more prone to problems of authenticity and hearsay than traditional written documents. E-mails are also more prone to a kind of hearsay-within-hearsay problem: an "e-mail chain" attaches to an e-mail every e-mail that came before it in a discussion. It isn't enough to...

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  • Illinois Employment: Criminal Background Checks

    In Illinois, employers may not make adverse employment decisions based upon arrest records, sealed or expunged criminal histories, or arrests for which an individual has pleaded guilty to a crime, received supervision, complied with the supervision requirements, and received a ju...

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  • Unemployment benefits not available to those that quit

    I really had to quit If an employer has created a hostile work environment you can make that claim. These are tough cases to win. But, if you have any chance of winning you must be prompt in your request for relief. Do not proceed to go this alone. You will need a lawyer to make ...

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  • eBay Sales: Do I Need to Report Profits on my Taxes?

    Concerning items sold on eBay, yes, you will have to pay taxes on profits. However, you only pay taxes on your profits, not on all items sold. Another thing is that you can deduct expenses too. Regular expenses for eBay include listing costs, shipping and insurance charges, PayPa...

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  • Ethics: Rule 1.7 (b) Illinois Code of Professional Responsibility

    Duty It has long been recognized that any attorney-client relationship encompasses the duty of the attorney to advise the client of progress in a case or controversy, and that duty is not altered by the presence of an insurance carrier to which the lawyer also reports. Rogers ...

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  • How Costly is Litigation?

    One of the most routine questions in the intial consultation about your litigation is, how much will it cost? This is a good question. There is not a simple answer. This Legal Guide gives a plausible explanation about this questions and the answer. Predicting the Future No lawyer...

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  • Is My Lawsuit Going to Cost A Lot?

    One of the most routine questions about your lawsuit dispute is, how much will it cost? This is a good question. There is not a simple answer. This Legal Guide gives a plausible explanation about this questions and the answer. Predicting the Future No lawyer can't predict what yo...

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  • How Much Will My Dispute Cost to Resolve?

    One of the most routine questions in the intial consultation about your legal dispute is, how much will it cost? This is a good question. There is not a simple answer. This Legal Guide gives a plausible explanation about this questions and the answer. Predicting the Future No law...

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  • Do I Answer Police Questions When I am a Suspect?

    Many Illinois criminal convictions come through confessions and statements made by the accused at the police station. Many convictions would never happen if the accused invoked his or her constitutional rights. Here is one answers to three frequent questions that might help when ...

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  • Ask for A Lawyer When in Custody

    Our Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees to all people the privilege to be free from compulsory self-incrimination. Since 1966, Miranda v. Arizona has served as the touchstone for the exploration of the scope of that privilege during a period of custodial ...

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