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Leroy Brenardo Scott

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  • Looking for an attorney who has experience in cases where the opposing litigant presents all the "tells" malignant narcissist.

    My sense is that a legal strategy focusing on exposing opposing litigant's condition during discovery through questions, implication and gestures by counsel, would elicit responses and behaviors that would lead to a settlement before the case is h...

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    If the defendant's mental condition is relevant to the case, you would need the expert testimony of a mental health professional to prove the condition. Your plan of making him mad during the deposition so that he can breakdown, show his narcissistic ways, and then apologize and pay your attorney fees is not likely to work (in my humble opinion).

    The appropriate cause of action against someone for making false statement about you is a defamation claim. If you are not interested in pursuing that claim, your options may even be further limited.

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  • How can I serve divorce papers on my spouse when personal service is not possible?

    I would like to file for a divorce but over time the personal service has not been able to happen. What other options do I have?

    Leroy’s Answer

    OPTION 1: If you have contact with him, he may be willing to complete a waiver of citation. Instead of being served, he signs a paper in front of a notary, which you can file with the court.
    OPTION 2: If you know where he lives, you may ask the court, pursuant to Rule 106 of the Rules of Civil Procedure, to allow alternate service. This will allow the process server to leave the papers at his house.
    OBTION 3: If you don't know where he lives, you may be able to serve him by publication.

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  • Do I have a right to view / obtain the CCTV footage from Target in Texas?

    My wallet and keys were stolen from a 24hr fitness gym located in Houston, TX, and the thief made quick moves to pump gas at a Gas station, purchase PS4 at Target, and spent another $42 at Walmart gas station before I cancelled my cards. T...

    Leroy’s Answer

    You probably don't have a "right" to get the tape, but as the other attorneys pointed out, you may be able to get it through a subpoena.

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  • Lack of exhibits in document grounds for improper service?

    When you are served and the petition states various 'exhibits' - but none of those are included in the document - is that properly done? Can I file a motion to dismiss based on being improperly served?

    Leroy’s Answer

    In Texas, improper service does not get you a dismissal. It simply gets you more time to respond to the lawsuit. Best practice is to go ahead and answer the lawsuit because if you turn out to be wrong, then the plaintiff can get a default judgment against you.

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  • Got a bed for my roommate as a gift but she turned it into a loan when she said she would pay me back. What can I do?

    I have the receipt

    Leroy’s Answer

    What can you do? You can accept the money if she decides to pay you.

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  • How to fill out a Proof of service for Texas

    Plaintiff is in texas. Defendant in CA I am also in California who served Defendant Now i need to fill out a proof of service. I need hep

    Leroy’s Answer

    Wait, are you the process server? Please look at rules 107 and 108 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Also, the Return of Service needs to be notarized. Good luck.

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  • (Texas) I hired and paid a divorce lawyer $1500.00. How can I ask for monies back when all she did was file on my behalf?

    This attorney asked to resign from my case two months after she had her office serve my husband without asking me how and what I needed for the divorce petition. My husband, not the attorney, informed me that he had been served. (This occurred e...

    Leroy’s Answer

    To answer your question, you can call or write the law office and ask for some of your money back. Based on what you wrote, you may not be entitled to any money back because she may have already done more than $1500 worth of work on the case.
    It seems you hired to lawyer for a divorce, and she started the divorce process by filing the petition and having it served. Then you called and told her to stop the process, so she withdrew from the case.

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  • Im looking to file a suit against john doe in order to subpoena microsoft for the ip address using my stolen xbox

    I really want to know what type of lawyer i would contact to handle this and a reasonable price range for this type of thing.

    Leroy’s Answer

    LEGAL CONSIDERATION: Any litigation lawyer can file a lawsuit and issue a subpoena. You will probably need more than the IP address to figure out who has your Xbox. So, additional subpoenas may need to be issued (e.g. to the internet service provider). If you file a claim under the Texas Theft Liability Act, you will be entitled to your actual damages, costs and attorney fees, plus up to an extra $1000.
    PRACTICAL CONSIDERATION: If someone steals an Xbox, he or she probably does not have money to pay a judgment if you win in court. You may be better off just reporting the theft to the police and buying a new Xbox.

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  • How much does it cost to sue someone and can i make them pay the court cost

    Loan someone money they broke the contract

    Leroy’s Answer

    The fees may very a bit in small claims court, but in general, it will be less than $150. If you win your case, the judgment will likely include an award of court cost.

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  • What if someone is try to sued you and it's not true.

    This is first time you heard of this when you got summon.

    Leroy’s Answer

    There are several options available for trying to get rid of a case that has no merits. Without knowing the specifics of your case, it is hard to give a meaningful answer.

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