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Don Springmeyer

Las Vegas Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. In an Appellant's Reply Brief, can a Plaintiff rely on/cite case law that was not included in the Appellant's Opening Brief?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Don Springmeyer
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Josh P Tolin
    3 lawyer answers

    Generally speaking, yes. The purpose of the Reply brief is to respond to points made in the Respondant/appellee's brief. Any case law that the Appellant chooses to use to support the "replying" arguments is legitimate. The possible exception could involve what we call "sandbagging" - where arguments or case law supporting the Appellant's main points are held out of the opening brief and presented for the first time in the reply brief, but that can be a very fine line to discern in real life.

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  2. Can my past criminal offence come up on a auto accident case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brian Heath Crockett
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Don Springmeyer
    4. Paul Hilmon Cannon
    5. Joe Newman Perdue
    6. ···
    13 lawyer answers

    In most states only a past felony can introduced - if your offense was a misdemeanor it should not be admissible. A Texas attorney will have to chime in regarding the law in Texas. Good luck !

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  3. When will I be paid from participation of class action lawsuit against Bank of America?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Don Springmeyer
    2. Eric Lechtzin
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3 lawyer answers

    If you Google search it you should be able to spot who is the Administrator (often a speciality firm such as Garden City Group) then call or send them an email and you should get your answer. Good luck.

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  4. Class-action lawsuit compensation from major fast food chain to previous tenant. Can I get in trouble if I cash in on this?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Don Springmeyer
    2. Jeffrey Steven Feinberg
    3. Jacob Brian Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Jeffery, of course. And you should immediately write something like "addressee no longer at this address - return to sender" on the envelope and put it back in the U.S. mail.

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  5. Is Deadline to file an answer to complaint extended when there are multiple defendants?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2. Michael Raymond Daymude
    3. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    4. Don Springmeyer
    5. Dennis Patrick Wilson
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    6 lawyer answers

    Absent any other agreement or circumstance, each defendant has a separate deadline and obligation to respond to the service of process without regard to when any other defendant was served.

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  6. My 17 year old daughter was one of the eight victims that was shot in bricktown okc after the lakers game on 5/21/12.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jeffrey Lee Weinstein
    2. Don Springmeyer
    3. Adam Troy Savett
    4. Daniel Gary Rosenthal
    4 lawyer answers

    Please accept sympathies and best wishes for your daughter's recovery. A class action is rarely the proper procedure unless dozens or hundreds or thousands of people are harmed, and even then it is rarely the best approach for someone who suffered physical injuries and damages. It sounds as if the seriousness of the harm to your daughter would fully justify an individual action if the facts are borne out after investigation by a top-flight litigation / personal injury attorney.

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  7. My car was hit from behind at a red light causing us to hit the truck in front of us. I was sent to the hospital. Who pays it?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Lynn Walker
    2. Jason D. Holbrook
    3. Kim Michael Cullen
    4. Regina Powers Hunter
    5. Don Springmeyer
    6. ···
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    It is a legal matter, and from the facts you've given us it sounds like the person who hit you is responsible for everything. Your paperwork from the investigating officer should tell you if the other driver had insurance coverage, which the next important question. If not, the next issue is whether you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. You should immediately consult a highly rated local personal injury attorney. Good luck!

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  8. Arguing before the Supreme Court

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Catherine Elizabeth Bennett
    2. Don Springmeyer
    3. Terry David Horner
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. If an attorney is admitted in NJ, he or she can appear and argue in any NJ court.

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  9. In a class-action suit, where there is a settlement, can it be agreed upon that the specifics are kept confidential, e.g.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric Lechtzin
    2. Don Springmeyer
    3. Matthew C Simon
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Eric and only add that in a settlement posture there will almost always be a denial of all liability by the defendants.

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  10. Is there somewhere i can check an attorney's track record, before hiring them? In other words a scorecard of sorts,

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Briscoe Dane
    2. Catherine Elizabeth Bennett
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Don Springmeyer
    5. Dave Bahr
    5 lawyer answers

    Even more important, scoring by wins and losses is a deceptively easy but inaccurate approach even when you can get to the data. Some of the best lawyers lose hard cases, even with the best possible lawyering, and some crappy lawyers win easy cases even though they may arguably be almost brain dead. The Martindale rating combined with actual recommendations should be the best approach, combined with your reaction when you meet with someone to discuss your case.

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