Matthew Paul Krupnick’s Answers

Matthew Paul Krupnick

Glendale Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. Attorney took full 1/3 of settlement for fees. Did not go to trial. Contract did not indicate full 1/3rd. Need attorney.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Paul Giamanco
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    4. Larry Alan Apfelbaum
    4 lawyer answers

    It will mostly come down to what is in the retainer agreement. One third is very reasonable in my opinion. However 35 grand on an expert is likely not. Demand your entire file immediately and request mandatory fee arbitration with the local bar. Best if luck.

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  2. My irrelevant past medical record has been released without my authorization. What are my legal rights?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    2. Catherine Elizabeth Bennett
    2 lawyer answers

    With all due respect, this is a typical Defense Lawyer response (left by the other attorney that responded), and it is far from an accurate statement of the law in California litigation. Just because you put an injury at issue (such as a neck injury) does NOT mean you have waived your Constitutional Right to Privacy with regard to your medical history. Defendants would only be entitled to conduct discovery as to medical treatment reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible...

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  3. Amending a complaint

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    2. Steven Alan Fink
    3. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    4. Richard Alan Rodgers
    4 lawyer answers

    Are you an attorney? Are you representing yourself? Generally, I have not seen judges give that long to do an amended complaint. However, if you have a complex case (or issue within the case) or a complaint that requires a lot of detail (such as a lawsuit for fraud), judges sometimes allow extra time to get your Complaint done right (probably in the hopes that with the extra time, you will plead the complaint adequately to withstand any motions by the other side). Also, if you are in pro...

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  4. I'm on disability.HR told me not to contact my customers or I'm fired.I have many client friends; can HR do this?Can I be fired?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Marilynn Mika Spencer
    2. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    2 lawyer answers

    This sounds bizarre and unfortunately is lacking in detail to provide a meaningful response. Do you have an employment contract? Does it address this? Regardless, does it trump your right to free speech, especially with dear friends? Would you be talking to these friends about work related matters? What type of disability are you on (no need to answer publically)? How long have/will yoube on it? Would talking to friends harm your employer? Would it make your disability seem fake or could...

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  5. I have a federal PI case and the trial is next month and I am preparing subpoenas for attendance.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    2. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    3. Robert Louis Gardana
    3 lawyer answers

    It should state the first date of the trial. However for cooperative / friendly witnesses, you can send a standby letter with the subpoena which basically has them signing promising to appear on 24 hours notice rather than having to sit there from the first day of trial until after they are dismissed (which would be after their testimony is completely over). Without the standby letter, the witness will have to appear the first day of trial and stay the entire time until they are called to testify.

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  6. Am I suppose to call the court and the plaintiff to inform them I will appear?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    2. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3. Maxwell William Mahoney
    3 lawyer answers

    It is common courtesy to the Court and opposing counsel(s) to file a notice of non-opposition to any motion that you are not going to oppose. However, I am surprised the other side didn't oppose your motion as you seem to have added quite a bit. I don't know enough about the case, but they could be simply trying to send a clear message that they think your new claims are a joke and not worth even opposing. It is easy to allege, much harder to prove at trial. Best of luck though.

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  7. I am being abused and harassed by the women/agents in the medical offices. They don't have medical degree

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Howard Michael Adelsberg
    3 lawyer answers

    I have never seen such an unprofessional and poorly written question on this site. This site has the amazing reputation it does largely in part because of the great people that post serious and serious questions. I cannot even tell if you are joking or serious. But if you spoke like that and made accusations like that in front of a jury, I'd bet you 10 to 1 odds there would be a defense verdict. How are you being harassed? If it is that bad, why keep going there? Have you reported it to...

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  8. Are there lawyers out there who accepts discrimination complaints from short term temporary employees

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Calvin B. Chang
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    3. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    3 lawyer answers

    Short answer: Yes. Discrimination in the workplace is illegal regardless of whether you are short term or permanent. The diffulcty lies in proving your case and your damages. Get a good lawyer and if the facts are there, they can fight a good case for you.

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  9. What is the strategy behind opposing counsel asking me to get a fraud affidavit and police report before pretrial conference?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Kevin Jacobson
    2. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    3. Kevin Samuel Sullivan
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, it is impossible to know the attorney's true intentions. You should immediately consult with an attorney to get true legal advise after explaining all the facts and the current status of the case. I would be very cautious in proceeding in this matter without an attorney.

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  10. A plaintiff’s attorney working on contingent-fee basis in personal injury case. (Case explained in the limited space allowed.)

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Frederick Rumm
    2. Matthew Paul Krupnick
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    Each attorney values a case differently. The two factors you raise are certainly important ones. And on bigger cases, I see no reason why an attorney would not take a case that is further away than he or she would prefer it to be because you are correct, the costs incurred in getting to court or depositions, etc. are costs that are generally recoverable by the attorney at the end of the case per the retainer agreement. Some attorneys are simply too busy to take cases that would require a lot...

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