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  • Minority shareholder owed 210,000 from an existing Corporation.l How do I proceed?

    Own 14% of stock in a NY corporation. State Dept say Corporation has been dissolved. Company still holds valuable real estate and has generated over 1,500,000 from 1999 to present. No dividends have been paid to me. Majority shareholders have loot...

    Stephen’s Answer

    My firm has handled many cases like this and do take some cases on contingency. You should speak with attorneys and find one with whom you feel comfortable. I would not waste time because the money gets harder to track down over time.

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  • Can we go after the hospital for medical malpractice? for my daughter brain damage?

    In 2007 my daughter was born 15 months later we found out my daughter had brain damage after she had a seizure and was told it was inutero stroke that it happen before she was born we didn't understand all of this and about 1 month ago i seen a co...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Wow. That sounds like a very good case. As an attorney, I would have to have my medical experts review everything but if the injury was caused by the lack of Vitamin K that they should have had then your daughter and family might have a great case.

    Don't waste time. Statute of Limitation might be an issue in your case but there are potentially ways around that.

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  • How much jail time can I get for this?

    I have been charged with embezzlement the amount is over 37,000 dollars. I have not been found guilty but I did admit my wrong for my part of it. I have never been any kind of trouble at all this will be my first offense.

    Stephen’s Answer

    Shhh.... keep quiet on the internet and in real life and find the best defense attorney you can afford.

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  • If the coffee was within legal temp. Do we still have a case?

    My 1 year old grabbed my coffee that I had just poured myself at our hotel lobbies breakfast bar. We spent 6 days in a hospital for 2-3 degree burns on her face, arm, chest, and leg. We are now at home but still taking care of the burns just as we...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Almost certainly, no. If the coffee was within a legal temperature, I can't think of anything that the hotel did wrong.

    Still, talk to an attorney in your jurisdiction.

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  • What to do if I am fired while on maternity leave?

    I began my maternity leave the week of Christmas 2015. At that time I was to be paid for the remainder of 2015, along with two unused sick days due to be paid out. I was then to receive 3 weeks and 6 sick days paid for 2016. I have not been paid s...

    Stephen’s Answer

    You should talk to a lawyer. It sounds like you are very likely to have a solid case but without reviewing everything no attorney would be able to say definitively. In the past in similar cases we have been able to get not only what the individual employee was cheated out of but also more in terms of exemplary or punitive damages or liquidated damages that are available for this type of case. Generally, attorneys that handle these kind of cases will work on a contingency agreement where they don't get paid unless you do.

    There is absolutely no harm in talking to an attorney and discussing your rights and claims.

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  • How much should I receive in Texas with my medical bills totalling a little over 100k.

    I was hit by a drunk driver. They were going 67 and I was going 35.

    Stephen’s Answer

    It sounds like you are entitled to a sizable amount. There are many factors that might increase or decrease the amount. You have one of the unusual cases in Texas where there might not be a limit on exemplary damages. Still, there might be issues with collectability. These questions should be addressed to your lawyer. If you do not have one, you need to start speaking to attorneys immediately. There are many potentially complicated issues in your case related to exemplary damages, damage caps, collectability, Stower's demands and other technical issues.

    Make sure that you are careful with the attorney that you choose on your case because there are many very specific and technical issues related to your case.

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  • Why are they sending me such drastic letters? Should I go to an attorney because they did?

    A woman slammed into the back of my car while me and my daughter were in it. I saw a doctor and was treated. My daughter saw a doctor as well. My car sustained damage, I got an estimate but have not done the repairs yet. The insurance company mail...

    Stephen’s Answer

    If you have a claim for injuries (and possibly even just property) you need a lawyer. The answer to your question is that they are PROBABLY overreaching but unless you are familiar with the proper objections and Texas Code of Civil Procedure you likely will not know what to say or do to prevent it. I would talk to an attorney before your case is compromised.

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  • Looking for a great private investigator to help with a criminal defense case, please recommend someone is San Antonio, TX.

    Criminal Defense case, looking for a great private investigator to help gather evidence for my defense. I am already represented by a lawyer.

    Stephen’s Answer

    There are some really good ones that do amazing work in San Antonio. Speak to your attorney. Criminal defense attorneys know the best investigators for different types of cases. A white collar investigator and an undercover type have different experiences but can be effective in their own ways.

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  • I want out from firm I created but partners are not wanting to sell nor buy, they have nothing to loose bc they havent saved!

    I created an architectural firm, got two partners, after 15 yrs of successful business things are going south. In order to keep company afloat we all verbally agreed to take a leave for a month, I was first. Now coming back they are refusing to do...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Based upon what you have described it seems likely that they are actively cheating you. You should consult with an attorney very quickly. You might be entitled to a temporary restraining order or a temporary injunction which could keep the money around long enough to get your hands on it. Keeping money safe is generally easier than getting it once it is gone.

    Of course, a full review of all the facts by a lawyer would be necessary in order to give you any actual advice.

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  • Do I need a personal injury lawyer

    A guy I was sleeping with on abd off told me he had hpv. I had asked repeatedly if he was clean he assured me he was no that I'm calling it off he comes out with this. What should I do

    Stephen’s Answer

    If you actually contracted an STD (in the original question I notice that it says HPV but in comments Herpes is mentioned) along with an admission in a text message, then you likely have an excellent case. However, if he doesn't have any money then there is no money to get.

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