Shell J. Bleiweiss’s Answers

Shell J. Bleiweiss

Chicago Environmental / Natural Resources Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. Buyer (purchase was 1997) is sueing previous owner for haz materials on property.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Shell J. Bleiweiss
    2. Ryan Steve Alexander
    3. Shaun K. Boss
    4. Michael T Millar
    5 lawyer answers

    If you think that there remain hazardous materials on the property from the previous owner that either violate the law or constitute a breach of contract you probably should consult with a California environmental attorney. You haven't told us why this is now a problem so many years later and after the county approved a cleanup, so it is hard to comment further. Shell Bleiweiss

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  2. In Florida my neighbor without permission or permit dredged the lake. Will my property insurer act as plaintiff on my behalf?

    Answered 10 days ago.

    1. Shell J. Bleiweiss
    2. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    3. Joshua Kenneth Martin
    4. Dana Whitney Atchley
    5. Kenneth M. Smith
    5 lawyer answers

    Your property insurer will not likely represent you. However, you may be able to accomplish getting the situation returned to the way it was before sim;ly by calling the state or federal EPA and reporting what was done.

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  3. I wish to rent out my home. No mortgage. Do I use an LLC?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Edward Xavier Junia
    2. Shell J. Bleiweiss
    3. Linscott Roberts Hanson
    4. Richard J. Brickwedde
    5. Benjamin M Pinczewski
    5 lawyer answers

    This is really not an environmental/natural resource topic, but I'll venture an answer anyway. An LLC is inexpensive and easy to set up. I think moving the real estate into one would be fairly strait forward too. However, I don't see the need for a corporate structure as long as you carry adequate insurance on the property, including liability coverage. Shell Bleiweiss

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  4. What is the requirement for disclosure of pesticides being used in a community of townhouses

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Shell J. Bleiweiss
    2. Margaret C Felts
    3. Richard J. Brickwedde
    4. Ryan Vancil Esq
    4 lawyer answers

    It probably is unless it violates some requirement of your community rules. Shell Bleiweiss http://www.shell-bleiweiss.com

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  5. What recourse do I have about continually being irritated by firepits in my neighborhhod?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Judy A. Goldstein
    2. Shell J. Bleiweiss
    3. Matthew Erik Johnson
    4. Keith Robert Ainsworth
    4 lawyer answers

    Illinois and the federal government do not ban open fires in the context you are talking about. I don't know whether Palatine does, apparently not from your story. If legal in your town, there is little you can do about it from a regulatory perspective. You always have actions for personal injury available to you but would have to prove negligence. Shell Bleiweiss http://www.shell-bleiweiss.com

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  6. Is there any law that can stop a neighbor, who has a permit to burn vegetation in a rural area, from letting it smoke (not burn)

    Answered 12 days ago.

    1. Michael David Birchmore
    2. Daniel Ellis Rice
    3. K C Huffman
    4. Shell J. Bleiweiss
    4 lawyer answers

    I am not a Georgia lawyer but you would need to know the permit conditions that were made a part of his permit. If he is not violating any conditions your best approach may be complaining to the office that issues the permit about the problems it is causing.

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  7. My friend's dad harvested more than 2x over limited clams.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jared N Hawkins
    2. Ryan Vancil Esq
    3. Shell J. Bleiweiss
    3 lawyer answers

    Your friend's dad should hire a lawyer in his area that practices natural resources law or fish and wildlife law. Shell Bleiweiss http://www.shell-bleiweiss.com

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  8. Can I set fire to a large patch of land without buildings, e.g. a car park? (relevant H&S conditions?)

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Richard J. Brickwedde
    2. Edward Xavier Junia
    3. Shell J. Bleiweiss
    4. Konstantin Parkhomenko
    5. Byron David Flagg
    5 lawyer answers

    I would check with your local fire department.

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  9. Do i need an environmental attorney?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Konstantin Parkhomenko
    2. Brett Andrew Kravitz
    3. Martin Arthur Shelton
    4. Shell J. Bleiweiss
    5. Robert K. Reges Jr.
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You absolutely do need an environmental attorney. Neither the bank approval nor a missed issue by your consultant save you. Current owners are liable. You may have an action available against your consultant if they negligently missed this issue. You don't say where the property is located. You should contact a good environmental attorney in that state.

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  10. Are there risks to me to submitting a formal complaint that is public regarding lake dredging without a permit to the Fl EPA?

    Answered 9 days ago.

    1. Thomas Frederick Mullin
    2. Seth Gabriel Kagan
    3. Shell J. Bleiweiss
    4. Ryan Vancil Esq
    4 lawyer answers

    Your neighbot may not appreciate it, but assuming you had nothing to do with the illegal activity it should not come back to bite you.

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