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  • I want to know if I'm being sexually harassed when men try to kiss me and brush against my lady parts? What can I do?

    Multiple times co-workers have kissed my cheek or neck and recently one of them grabbed my hand and rubbed it on his crotch. I feel bad reporting them because they might be illegal immigrants. Do I have any reason to complain?

    Luke’s Answer

    Will all due respect, this question seems all to blatantly obvious to be a real question. If I'm wrong and this is really taking place, then you absolutely have a claim. You should report it to your immediate supervisor. You should also promptly hire an attorney. I don't know why there should be sympathy if they are illegal immigrants. This type of conduct has no place in the workplace. Do not tolerate it and demand immediate action be taken.

    Good luck!

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  • Chase wrote off my home loan no new lender yet what shall I do?

    Contacted chase in Oct 2012 was told they wrote off my home loan and to wait for new lender nothing yet. Contacted again in Jan 2013 said by chase it shouldn't take much longer for new lender just wait for call and a letter its now March 2013 not...

    Luke’s Answer

    Depends on what you are wanting to do. If you are wanting to catch up your payments but cannot make payment because you do not know the lawful owner of your note and mortgage, you can ask Chase to provide you with information as to when your loan was sold. Any late charges and interest should be waived from the time period you were ready, willing and able to make payment but couldn't because the owner of the instruments were not known.

    If you have no intention of retaining the home and catching up the full amount of the past-due payments, then I don't know why you would care who the lender will be. In that scenario, their delay is your blessing. I wouldn't make any further payments, wouldn't pay the real estate taxes, and would only carry insurance up to the amount of your total personal property. THIS ADVICE IS ONLY APPLICABLE IF YOU ARE WILLING TO FORFEIT YOUR INTEREST IN THE HOME AND MOVE AT SOME POINT.

    Good luck!

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  • FOID card delay with Juvenile record? (11 years ago, 15 years old at the time)

    ISP has determined that there needs to be further review of my application due to an arrest I had for retail theft(less than $10,first and last time) from 11 years ago when I was 15 years old at the time. I am unsure if it was a felony or misdemea...

    Luke’s Answer

    If you were charged with a misdemeanor in your juvenile court case, send a follow-up letter to ISP with a certified copy of the Petition and certified copy of the dispositional order. They must issue your card with 30 days.

    If you still do not have your card issued, you can, in some circumstances, petition the county circuit court in the county in which you live. You should plan on being aggressive, as ISP is notorious for delays and playing judge and jury when it comes to FOID cards. I have successfully challenged ISP in numerous occasions to reinstate FOID card privileges when they said it wasn't possible to issue the FOID card. Don't let a non-attorney ISP officer tell you what your rights are. Hire an attorney.

    Good luck!

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  • Never been married but have 2 children. neither father has visitation.

    I am trying to move from IL to FL neither father has visitation. my oldest sons father has a DNA test so he has rights but he has never went after them. I have went up to the court house here just to get no answers. So i need to know do i need t...

    Luke’s Answer

    If you don't have a court order establishing visitation and don't have a court order restricting you living in Illinois, then you do not need to get permission to move. If you were married, the answer would be different.

    Good luck!

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  • Can a former employer refuse to give me a copy of my pay stubs? Is there anything I can do to help myself?

    I was told I would be paid my last paycheck on March 1st 2013 and it has been 13 days since I have received a single dime. I checked with the IDOL and it states an employer must pay me within 13 calendar days. I have emailed my ex boss, my address...

    Luke’s Answer

    If you haven't been paid for work performed, then you have a claim for unpaid wages, statutory penalty and attorney's fees.

    As to the pay stubs, the only way you can compel the production of the same (assuming the employer still has access) would be through an independent cause of action in which the paystubs are relevant. You would either subpoena them or request them through a Request for Document Production. Standing alone, you have no legal right to compel the employer to reproduce the pay stubs for you, especially considering they have already been made available to you.

    Good luck!

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  • How can i get a lawyer based on your income ? traffic case

    i have a problem with state of Tennessee. They claim i have a drivers license in their state with a few traffic tickets, but when i paid all fines and tickets here in Illinois, they told me i couldn't reapply for a license here because i owe sti...

    Luke’s Answer

    Since you do not have an active criminal case wherein you face the possibility of jail time, you are not entitled to a public defender or an attorney based on your income. You will want to discuss this issue with an attorney licensed to practice law if TN. Some may offer free telephone conferences and if it simply is an issue of submitting proof of your identity to the TN DMV, then it should be fairly inexpensive.

    Good luck!

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  • WC injury that resulted in 2 back surgeries. Prostrate and bowel was struck during 2nd surgery leaving me w/ addtl complications

    For over 3 years my employer has been paying through WC benefits for my doctor's appointments and meds that I have been placed on due to my prostrate being struck. It is getting close to settlement time and I have been diagnosed as "totally/perm" ...

    Luke’s Answer

    You need to speak with an experienced worker's comp attorney and if you currently have one, ask him/her regarding the payment. If you're injury is based on total disability as result of "loss of the whole", I'm not sure what difference it will make.

    The first thing that hopped out at me based on what you've stated above was a possible medical malpractice claim against the doctor who performed you surgery. DO NOT delay in exploring the possibility of a med. mal. claim. The statute of limitations may very well be up in your case or may be nearing expiration. Your filing of the worker's comp. claim will NOT toll the statute of limitations on a medical malpractice claim.

    Good luck!

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  • My dad died he lived with me and I was the POA he has nothing only a small bank account and the life insurance only enough to

    Bury him. What do I need to do now? He has been gone now a week. He had no will.

    Luke’s Answer

    If he didn't list a beneficiary or POD on his checking account you can execute a small estate affidavit so that he money is going to be released. Because you state the account is "small", I would weigh any costs of obtaining a small estate affidavit and the time you will spend to obtain the money, versus the benefit. If the cost of obtaining the money outweighs the benefit, you can elect to do nothing.

    You are not obligated to do anything and since there will be no real benefit to you or your father's heirs, I suggest that you do nothing.

    Good luck!

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  • How much time can I get for a class 4 felony driving ticket while on supervised release?

    I was pulled over for driving on a revoked license. It was moved up to a class 4 felony.

    Luke’s Answer

    A class 4 felony is punishable from 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a minimum of 1 year mandatory supervised release.

    That's the most time. The offense is probationable as well. If your license was revoked as a result of DUI, then you will face mandatory county jail time and/or community service. For a 1st offense, I believe the mandatory time is 10 days. A subsequent offense will land you 30 days in the county jail, at a minimum. This part of any plea cannot be waived by the State's Attorney, as it is mandated by statute.

    Hire an attorney!

    Good luck!

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  • Can a high school legally withhold your transcripts even if you don't owe them money?

    When I graduated high school I got 40 hours of community service (through the school, not the state of Illinois) for throwing my hat at graduation. My high school will not release my transcripts until the community service has been served. I gradu...

    Luke’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney. I suspect you have a winning case based on the facts you've set forth. Upon graduation, you would not be subject to the school's disciplinary rules. While they could have not let you graduate until the service was completed, you have graduated.

    You may morally still owe the community service, but I don't know any legal basis, at this juncture, that supports the school's position.

    Hire an attorney familiar with school law and discuss it with him/her. If the school is in the wrong, your attorney should be able to resolve the issue fairly quickly with a phone call or letter to the school's attorney.

    Good luck!

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