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  • Can I sue anyone for wrecking a motorcycle due to unkept roads on a military base?

    I was riding my motorcycle and came over a hill when I hit a huge pot hole in the middle of my lane it collapsed my handlebars and threw me into on coming traffic. I did not have time to see the pot hole and stop completely and hit the pot hole d...

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    You cannot sue the Federal Government without filing a claim under the Federal Tort Claim Act, then wait for a response, then you can file suit in federal court before a federal judge after certain amount of time passes if they take no action to pay or deny the claim. Local law will apply. Consult a local attorney in that state.

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  • Can I move out at 17 in Louisiana?

    I am 17, I have graduated school with my GED, I have a job and can support myself fully, I have my own vehicle, I am having problems with abusive parents but I do not want to get any child protection services involved. I have had legal problems w...

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    The age of majority is 18 in Louisiana. Your parents are not responsible for you when you reach your 18th birthday. You could get emancipated to get all rights as if you were 18 years old but your parents would have to consent and a petition for emancipation filed with the court explaining why you want to be emancipated. At 17 you are unfortunately still a minor in La. although not a juvenile for criminal acts. I assume the vehicle is not in your name since you are a minor. If so, they can take possession, even though you paid for it. I am not sure how you are abused exactly. If you are physically abused, I would report it to the police and OCS. There is no excuse for that and your safety comes first. Hope this helps. I really feel for what you are going through. Most parents would be proud of a child that can support himself and works diligently. Your parents are jerks.

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  • Can a client legally refuse to pay for services rendered?

    Client claims that an subsidiary company of ours issued them a NSF check for $150 in December 2013, there are no records of such on the company side. From October 2014-December 2014, we were contracted to perform payroll tax services at which we ...

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    It depends if it is the same company or not. If it is not your company you are not responsible for the other company. The problem is it will cost you more that $500 to file suit probably or near that amount in court costs so is filling suit to collect it worth it. Plus the attorney fees will exceed that amount in dispute. You could file in a small claims court or justice of the peace court to hold costs down.

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  • Can I give a 60-day notice to be released from a 3 year employment contract without penalty?

    I signed an employment contract for 3 years. There is a termination clause that states the company can terminate with/without cause and give 60 days notice. In negotiating, I asked if this applies to both parties and the answer was yes. The contra...

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    It does not sound like the contract you signed had a clause that you could terminate it on giving 60 day notice. If that is what it says you have a problem even if they told you it worked both ways. I would need to look at the contract to be sure of its terms. Consult with a local attorney and show him the contract.

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  • If my husband is sued in Fl. for a motorcycle accident can they take our home, things in my name or both our names or just his?

    My husband was in a motorcycle accident with another motorcycle being ridden by a friend. My husband hit the back of his bike when he moved in front of him from the left side of the lane to make a right turn. Our friend has broken bones but was ...

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    I urge you to contact a local attorney about taking action to protect your estate. He may suggest a transfer of property or mortgaging the property before a judgment is rendered. Make sure the insurance company tendered the policy limits to the plaintiff suing. If they did not the insurance company would be in bad faith and liable for failure to tender the policy limits. It is unclear what the limits of your policy are or what damages the plaintiff could likely win and what is the value of the homes and mortgages. Get a local attorney to help protect your estate asap before judgment is rendered.

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  • What is the time allowed by law to file attorney fee and cost claim , if the attorney prevailed in trail court.

    I lost the my civil case due to my own attorney mistake, my case was dismissed in superior court and defendant attorney filed , attorney fee and cost being a prevailing party even though case never went beyond the discovery level. My case was dis...

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    You need to consult with an attorney asap before it is too late to file an motions. That is a large award for a case that never reached trial.

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  • Can my employer take away sick time earned 1/3 hrs each yr over next 3 yrs til gone. I have over 600 hours earned

    I have multiple sclerosis and currently have revolving fmla in place at wk. When sick you must use 3 PTO days first before going into e.i. time. I think with m/s if ms related illness I can go straight into e.i. time. My employer is instituting...

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    Check on what is in your employment manual. It seems you are being discriminated against due to your illness which is not allowed under ADA. File an EEOC complaint with the boxes checked for ADA and retaliation. Go to the EEOC at 1555 Poydras St., N.O., La. before 1:30 pm and file a complaint. Also file a letter by fax and certified mail to the HR dept. complaining of ADA violations. Then after you file an EEOC and HR complaint if they retaliate you can file a claim for retaliation with the EEOC and suit after a 90 day right to sue is issued.

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  • Is it legal for my boss to find excuses to fire me because I called the corporate office?

    I called in to corporate to inquire about the time allowed to take my security state training. I only called because my boss said corporate instructed her to take me off the schedule if I didnt take the 2nd class within the week. I didn't understa...

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    I don't see where you complained of some discrimination or protective activity where you would be protected from retaliation, unfortunately. I would write and fax a letter to HR complaining of retaliation asap.

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  • Can i sued a post office for pain and suffering and neglect?

    i have been waiting almost four months just for a mailbox key i have been calling going up there filed a complaint on the phone everything you could think of.that mail is hiddering me from doing so many things (identification,housing,etc)

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    No you would have to file a Federal Tort Claim Act complaint and exhaust the administrative remedy first then you can file suit in Federal Court. But that assumes you have a cause of action and sustained provable damages.

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  • I need help for my lawyer has neglected my case.

    I'm a 56 yr female, disabled in the line of duty of 12 years in military. Married 30 years, kids grown, divorce final in Jan 2010. Lawyer hasnt done anything to protect my interest of community property and its going on 5 years now and I'm now tol...

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    You need a lawyer to file to partition the community property.

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