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Glenn Tadaomi Honda Jr.

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  • Does my mother need to write it in her will she is leaving her house to us?

    My wife, I and our children live and pay for a house that is still in my mother's name. She has a will but has not written that she wants to leave the house to us if something were to happen to her but has made it known to all my siblings, which...

    Glenn’s Answer

    These kinds of bequest must always be in writing.

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  • Is there a way to recover the time and fees in defending a case that was filed with bad faith and no factual support at all?

    I am defending a civil case that was filed in no merits and no factual support at all. From what I know, if I win, I am only able to recover the filing fees, but no attorney fees. Is there a way to ask for compensating the time and grief that is r...

    Glenn’s Answer

    If you win, and it is clear from the evidence that the plaintiff sued you for an improper reason, then, you may have a case for sanctions (Rule "11" or the applicable rule) and/or malicious prosecution, abuse of process, etc. But, these are difficult cases. Its not enough that the plaintiff just did not have enough evidence. If he had a good faith reason for bringing the lawsuit, even if he did not have enough evidence, and, even if he loses, then you really do not have any other remedies. But, if you feel strongly, you should consult an attorney

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  • I am making a settlement for my PI motorcycle injury. The offer is 35000, yet the attorney claims my share is 8300.

    I thought the breakdown is 33% to the attorney. This doesn't make sense to me. Any solution or even getting a different attorney.

    Glenn’s Answer

    I agree with the other posters, ask for your settlement statement before you sign anything. You may not be happy, (because cases, esp motorcycle cases often involve a lot of costs), but at least you will know where the money went.

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  • What do I do when my doctor drops me for using pot?

    I have had 3 neck surgeries and have been on morphine and other addictive drugs for years for chronic pain. My doctor of 18 years knows my history and has prescribed these medications. I have episodes of severe pain and can do nothing but stay i...

    Glenn’s Answer

    Many doctors who prescribe narcotics become "spooked" when they do a blood test and it comes back positive for other non-prescription drugs. I agree with the other posters, find another doctor. Its not really "legal" advice but, experienced advice. I have seen this several times. What I suggest to clients and anyone else who will listen is this: find a doctor who is more sympathetic to your painful condition. Generally, pain management doctors and psychiatrists who deal with chronic pain conditions are more willing to prescribe these medications. Best of luc.k

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  • Biased accident report by police

    How do you get a police report fixed so the facts are correct and the report isn't biased? I was involved in a wreck, and got the report and noticed under distraction it said I had a cell phone in the car. What's the point of putting that dow...

    Glenn’s Answer

    My advice would be to go to the police station and ask to make a statement. Often these can be included in the final report. The police will probably not change what is already in the report, but, at least your side is in there---for the record. So, if you have to fight in court, the police report will be manageable. good luck

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  • I want to hire a new contingent-fee based plaintiff personal injury attorney instead of my current contingent-fee based

    plaintiff personal injury attorney. My current attorney made serious mistakes in fending off the demurrers by the defendant's attorney in my otherwise meritorious case. My current attorney never offered me a written contingency agreement and for o...

    Glenn’s Answer

    I suspect that most jurisdictions follow the rule that Atty Andriotis stated for Florida. It is that way in Hawaii, and, it seems to me the most reasonable approach. Talk to your lawyer. If you feel no better after that, go get a second opinion from an experienced personal injury attorney in your area. Many will give you a "free" opinion about your situation. Good luck

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  • Is this considered elderly abuse in any way?

    This lady is my mother in law and she is in a nursing home. Her room mate is also hard of hearing so you have to speak loudly for them to hear you. I was accused of abusive behavior because I was talking loud enough for them to hear me over the TV...

    Glenn’s Answer

    Im so very sorry to hear about your situation. I can see how emotional about it you feel. It is difficult caring for an elderly person, especially one with dementia. I really have no legal advice for you here. But, as someone who has been in your situation (if I may) I'd just like to give you some emotionally supportive advice: go to the park, take a deep breath, and sit there for a little longer than you feel like you should. Have a few tears, if it comes. Try to remember that everyone (like you) is just trying to do the best they can. Breath deep again and go back to it. BUT, if they continue to harass you, go talk to the administrator. If they really are picking on you needlessly, they are making a bad situation worse--and... you are likely not the only one.

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  • In mass whats the limit a lawyer can charge for a slip and fall my offer is 10,000 lawyer wants 4,000 plus traval phone coast

    in short 5,000 is all i get

    Glenn’s Answer

    I agree with the other posters, check your fee agreement. That being said, there is generally no limit on the fee percentage. It all depenes on how difficult the case is, the likelihood that you will win (ie the risk the lawyer took on your case), etc. Like many of the other commenters, our fee for slip and fall cases is 1/3 (33.33%), but, I have had clients come to me, after they claim to have encountered an attorney that wanted 50% plus costs. Its hard to begrudge these attorneys because slip and fall cases are notoriously difficult, and, a lot of work--some attorneys want more of a guarantee that a case will be profitable for them. As my nephew would say, "thats not how I roll." But, I can see where they are coming from.

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  • WHAT DOES THIS MEAN "Order Granting Motion in Part"

    "Order Granting Motion in Part'

    Glenn’s Answer

    Basically, part of whatever you asked for in your motion was granted. Read carefully the motion and the order to see which parts were granted. Also check to see if there was also a "and denying in part" to the Order.

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