Patrick Joon Kang’s Answers

Patrick Joon Kang

Bellevue Discrimination Lawyer.

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  1. What can I do about a crooked lawyer?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Patrick Joon Kang
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    2 lawyer answers

    In Washington, an attorney can withdraw from a case as long as he/she is in compliance with the rules of professional conduct. I don't know what your disagreement was over, but it doesn't sound like the attorneys violated the ethics rule by withdrawing from your case. As for the lien that was filed on your case, you should have whatever new attorney you hire for your case to help you resolve the lien issue. When clients come to me and their former attorney has a lien on the case I have had...

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  2. Can an employer with hold commission payments when I am on maternity leave (sales made prior to leave). Live in WA state.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    2. Patrick Joon Kang
    2 lawyer answers

    Washington has strict laws against withholding wages, even for commissions. Generally commissions need to be paid when due. If an employer willfully withholds wages the employer will have to pay double the amount of the wages as well as the attorney's fees and costs incurred by the employee to recover the wages due and owing. Withholding commission wages because a person goes on maternity leave may not only violate the wage laws but also be considered pregnancy discrimination and violation of...

  3. Can i sue my landlord for my previous rent, medical bills and pain and suffering

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Andrew N. Ackley
    2. Patrick Joon Kang
    2 lawyer answers

    If you sue your landlord, you wi have to establish causation, meaning that your alleged damages, ie medical bills and pain and suffering, was proximately caused by the mold and not something else. You would need some type of expert to testify on your behalf to establish causation. If you believe that the mold is a health hazard, you may have some rights under Washington's landlord-tenant act.

  4. Work place discrimination

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Patrick Joon Kang
    1 lawyer answer

    Most civil claims have statute of limitations that bar a person's claim after a certain period of time. If you believe that you were discriminated or retaliated against most likely the statute of limitations would apply after a certain period from the date the incident occurred. You should consult with an employment lawyer in California to give you the specific limitation periods because every state is different.

  5. I bought a car that was listed as a one owner car with a clean car fax. I have found out the car has been in a flood.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Patrick Joon Kang
    1 lawyer answer

    If you were mislead by the seller into believing that the vehicle had no flood damage and you can prove that they misled you and that the car did in fact have flood damage you may have a misrepresentation claim.

  6. I was in a car accident not at fault?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Robert J Harris
    2. Richard H Rizk
    3. Patrick Joon Kang
    4. A J Mitchell
    4 lawyer answers

    In order for you to get any money, you have to file a claim against the person that was at fault for your injuries and property damage. When you file your claim against him/her, you have to include the all money you want to recover. You really should consult an attorney to help you.