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Charles Jervis Mellor

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  • I am on pregnancy disability and was just notified that my health benefits have been discontinued. Does this violate FMLA?

    I have been employed here for over 9 years. I advised them of my pregnancy complications and that my dr wants me off work. They said OK and my last day of work was 8/30/13.

    Charles’s Answer

    I concur with my colleague, you should consult with a local employment law attorney ASAP. I wish you the best with your pregnancy.

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  • What legal recourse do I have against a client who is no longer making monthly payments on a retail purchase contract?

    My company sells and installs water softeners in customer's homes, but does not physically do the installations ourselves. Instead, we subcontract out the installations to licensed and bonded plumbers. Occasionally, we will allow for customers t...

    Charles’s Answer

    It is unclear as to the amount owed. The terms of the written contract would dictate the options available. Small Claims court may be the way to proceed if the amount is under $10,000.00. Use Avvo to contact a Business attorney in your area. They will be able to review your documents and suggest a course of action.

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  • Car accident, registration not updated, full coverage insurance

    I got into an accident on a late drive last night. Scraped the side of a rock wall when avoiding an animal crossing the road. No one around me. I paid my registration a few months ago but I forgot they never gave me a sticker for no smog. I didn't...

    Charles’s Answer

    The question seems to be does the unlicensed nature of your vehicle impact the availability of your insurance coverage. You need to discuss this with a local attorney who can review your auto policy and provide advice. Use Avvo to locate an attorney in your area. Many offer free consultations. Good luck!

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  • Is it malpractice if a dentist doesn't refer you to a specialist before starting another separate procedure?

    Since I can remember, I have had low gums on the bottom row of teeth. I attribute this to being over eccentric in my brushing for many years as a child. About a 14 months ago, I received a regular dental cleaning and was recommended by my dentist ...

    Charles’s Answer

    Medical malpractice cases require an expert to state that the care provided fell below certain standards for the profession. Your presentation of the facts does not allow for an effective evaluation in regards to the care provided. More detail would be required. I would suggest that you use Avvo and locate a Personal Injury attorney in your area to consult with. Good luck!

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  • I NEED A CONSPIRACY LITIGATOR

    CONSPIRACY OF,COVER UPS, DECEIT, FRAUDULENT CONCEALMENT WITH THE DELIBERATE INTENT TO DEPRIVE ME OF THE RIGHTS TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT MY MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND WHAT HAVE HAPPEN TO ME IN HOSPITALS, SURGERY AND FROM WHAT I CAN DETERMINE MAY INCLUD...

    Charles’s Answer

    Attorney Doland is correct, there is no specialty for "conspiracy". You should contact the Bar Association in the county where you live. They will have a lawyer referral service that may be of assistance. Here is a link. http://www.sbcba.org/publicservices.html

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  • Will i be waving any future medical assistance if we except money for his current medical bills?

    My son ended up in the emergency 2 times in one day due to a thermometer defect that the manufacturer has determined as a defect. They ran 3 tests and first were off by 1.6, second were off by 2.3, and third were off by 2.5. They have agreed to ...

    Charles’s Answer

    Like my colleagues, I would caution you against accepting any amount at this time. You really need to consult an attorney that can review the specifics of your claim and advise you accordingly. Use Avvo to locate a Personal Injury attorney in your area.

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  • Construction defects on residing of house

    We built our house in 2000 and discovered that we had water damage which was repaired in 2004. We discovered 2 weeks ago that those repairs were faulty and the house needs to be resided again and may cost over $100,000, based on one contractors v...

    Charles’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Spirtos. Given the dates you cited you may have issues with statutes of limitations. You should use Avvo and find a local Construction Defect attorney to advise you. Good luck!

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  • Can attorney file motion to compel with only 9 court days left before trial?

    Opposing atty just threatened me by email (I'm in pro per...keep losing attorneys because of her....long story) that if I don't give her (again) documents within 7 days, she's filing a motion to compel against me with all sorts of sanctions, finan...

    Charles’s Answer

    Generally, in civil litigation, there is a discovery cut off 30 days prior to trial. Some Courts provide specific dates for discovery cut off. This could also be impacted by the type of case. i.e. and unlawful detainer action may be shorter. It is not clear what jurisdiction you are in, however, it would appear to be to near the trial date to effectively file a Motion.

    You should use Avvo to contact a Litigation attorney in your area and discuss the matter with him/her.

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  • How can I terminate a contract with a Home Alarm Company.

    I was told I was signing a 2 year contract, and it was actually a 5 year contract. I have had nothing but problems with the alarm and the serivce and would like to terminate at the end of the 2 year period.

    Charles’s Answer

    The limited facts provided make it difficult to effectively advise you on how to terminate the contract. If the contract was in writing, there should be terms describing the services to be provided and the amounts to be paid over particular period of time. There should also be language covering the remedy for a breach of those terms. The ability to terminate may be limited by a referral to arbitration/mediation. In short, there are a myriad of issues and the absence of the specific terms prevents a complete answer.

    I would suggest that you use Avvo to contact a Business attorney in your area and let him/her review the documents and facts.

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