James M. Bendell’s Answers

James M. Bendell

Coeur D Alene Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. Do I have the right to request a copy of the will from attorney that is handling a wrongful death case for my mother.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James M. Bendell
    2. Keith G Langer
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. Robert Matthew Kyle
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    6 lawyer answers

    State laws offer differ on many points. To get a correct answer to your question, you should contact a California attorney. I am puzzled by the fact that the attorney says this is the "kids' lawsuit" but has not answered your questions. I would suggest clarifying with this attorney precisely who the "clients" are that he or she is representing.

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  2. Can we terminate a staff for fear of them stealing from the elderly they care for?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. James M. Bendell
    3. John M O'Brien
    4. Eric Brian Swartz
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    7 lawyer answers

    Idaho is an at-will employment state, which means you do not need a specific reason to terminate employment. However, you may wish to exercise caution on what you report to the unemployment office and what you tell other future employers of this person. One fourth of all libel lawsuits in the US arise out of bad employment recommendations. On the other hand, it would be unfair to mislead future employers about this person's honesty. Keep in mind that, until this person is convicted, she is...

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  3. I was given a impartial abortion at planned parethood. I became septic and almost died a year ago. Is there a lawsuit here?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. James M. Bendell
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Eric Brian Swartz
    4 lawyer answers

    You may have a potential malpractice case. You should consult with an experienced North Idaho trial lawyer. Ask for a free initial consultation.

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  4. I got a dui and served four days in jail when i go to court what should i expect to get it is my first if that helps

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James M. Bendell
    2. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    3. Thomas Ifversen
    4. Jefferson Ragnar Griffeath
    4 lawyer answers

    Unless you have a criminal history you may not receive additional jail time, but there will be fines and license penalties. You should probably have an attorney to represent you because this is a complex area of the law.

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  5. I slipped on ice at an Idaho casino and fell down the concrete stairs onto the walkway I reported the conditions to the hotel

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James M. Bendell
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Michael Shemtoub
    4 lawyer answers

    You may be able to recover money damages for your injury depending upon whether the casino knew or should have known of the condition. You were wise to report the incident

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  6. I have a close friend in Idaho, Coeur d'Alene who was really put thru the wringer for trumped up charges and a nasty PO

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James M. Bendell
    1 lawyer answer

    Probation officers have wide discretion. If your friend calls me I might be able to help. Phone 208-665-4600. Jim Bendell

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  7. Do police need a warrant to arrest one on charges I18-905 (Idaho) if they have already been questioned and let go for 2 days?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James M. Bendell
    1 lawyer answer

    Idaho Code 19-603 says police don't need warrant for felony arrest.

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  8. Should i meet with dea if no charghes have been made

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James M. Bendell
    2. William J. O'Connor
    3. Charles Crawford Crafts
    3 lawyer answers

    You should only consider speaking with them after consulting with a attorney about all details. You should also bring your attorney with you.

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  9. Can something be done about this?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James M. Bendell
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, he can sue the attorney for negligence.

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  10. Petty theft charge 4 years ago,they used a charge against me 37 years ago, paid restitution, 10 days sheriff's crew,$400 fine

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James M. Bendell
    2. John Robert Kormanik
    2 lawyer answers

    At this point your options are to try to set aside your guilty plea and assert inadequate representation by your attorney. These are difficult tasks. You should consult with an experienced attorney.

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