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Stephen has answered 58 questions

  • AZ non-solicitation and advising clients of departure

    Asked by a user in Chandler, AZ - over 2 years ago.

    There is a lot going on with your question. First, the restrictive covenant (the non-solicitation clause) may not be enforceable. You only mention a temporal limitation...it must include a...

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Summary judgement against me

    Asked by a user in Maricopa, AZ - over 2 years ago.

    If the judgment was obtained through summary judgment, as you say, then you would have had to have filed an answer at some point. Since you deny being served, I'm guess that the judgment was...

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Do I need to pay a loan back if the school closed?

    Asked by a user in Mesa, AZ - almost 3 years ago.

    That's very unfortunate. If you paid for the entire course up front (private pilot rating and airline transport rating), then you may have a claim against the school since it did not provide what it...

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Can my company lay me off

    Asked by a user in Phoenix, AZ - over 2 years ago.

    There's no way to know whether you have a case worth pursuing based on the limited information you provided. However, in order to file an age discrimination lawsuit, you must file a...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Being drugged with a roofieand not signing the bill that was signed it wasn't my sig even the initial was wrong for middle nam

    Asked by a user in Scottsdale, AZ - over 2 years ago.

    You should contact an attorney, and if the charges on your credit card are truly illegitimate, you should inform your credit card company that you are disputing the charges.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Can company deny to pay me PTO after laying me off?

    Asked by a user in Phoenix, AZ - over 2 years ago.

    Paid time off may or may not be classified as "wages" depending on the unique circumstances of your case. So, whether it is lawful for the company to withhold payment cannot really be determined...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Definition of "Client" under a non-solicitation clause (AZ)

    Asked by a user in Chandler, AZ - over 2 years ago.

    If I could accurately determine how judges viewed particular issues, I would quit practicing law and just consult! The most conservative reading of the clause would be to cover both attorneys and...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • How much is allowed for medical expenses in Chapter 13 plan?

    Asked by a user in Phoenix, AZ - almost 3 years ago.

    The answer is "actual expenses on a case by case basis." This is directly from the Arizona Chapter 13 Trustees. I've included the document in a link.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • Can my employe change me to a lower paying position for no reason?

    Asked by a user in Prescott, AZ - almost 3 years ago.

    If your time off was subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act, then no, you should not have been demoted. However, if your employer had a legitimate business reason to change your job to a lower...

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  • I have not filed my Requests for Admissions, and my answers to opposing counsel in the time alloted what now?

    Asked by a user in Phoenix, AZ - almost 3 years ago.

    You should answer the written discovery requests immediately.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer