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John William Ladenburg

John Ladenburg’s Answers

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  • My coworkers sending revealing photos of me to each other. Can I sue?

    Several years ago a high up manger told my coworkers "he will never work here again" Since that time she has done everything to get me fired from every job I have had in the organization. But I have no direct proof - do I have a basis for a comp...

    John’s Answer

    You need to see a employment lawyer and bring with you any evidence you have about this situation. Not only is it improper, it can create a hostile work environment. However, you will need to prove that the management knew about the issue and did nothing to correct it. Have you complained to management about the situation? Computers and email accounts can be subpoenaed by the court so if there is a record it can be found.

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  • How can I get the city to stop suspending my license over a ticket i paid three years ago?

    I paid a speeding ticket back in 2010. Over the next 4 years they have suspended my license a total of three times and sent me to collections. This is the fourth. It's wrecked my credit and kept me from buying a car and getting insurance. I have a...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with the earlier answers but I think you should also see a lawyer. The lawyer could send a letter to the City threatening legal action if they do not correct this along with your proof of payment. Also, how did you get them to correct this in the past? Do you have proof of that? I would see a lawyer and bring all your documents.

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  • I went to pick up my car at a Lexus dealer paid for the work I had done, car collapsed on right side as they brought it to me!!

    So it will need upper & lower balljoints, a speed sensor which is mechanical damage BUT if there is other damage which I know there is ISNT LEXUS OF BELLVUE LIABLE FOR THAT?? Their mechanic was driving it to me as it happened, I was in the waiting...

    John’s Answer

    You need to have your own mechanic examine the car and determine what happened. You should ask that they keep any part they are replacing and keep a complete record of what they are doing and have done. You should ask that your mechanic go to their shop and inspect the car and speak with their staff. Contact another dealer or independent mechanic and arrange to hire your own mechanic. This could get time consuming.

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  • I was hit by a city bus this morning. Do I need legal representation?

    I was driving home from work this morning and a Sound Transit bus hit me trying to change lanes. Both vehicles were able to drive away but as the morning has passed I am having increasing neck pain from whiplash and shooting back pain. My question...

    John’s Answer

    You should seek whatever medical care you need immediately. Often, insurance companies will claim that since you did not go immediately to the hospital or doctor, you must be faking the injury. And yes, you need a local personal injury lawyer. Insurance agents for the other vehicle will deny and defend legitimate claims, without a lawyer you are not likely to make them believe you will sue, go to court and win. You wouldn't be your own surgeon, don't try to be your own lawyer. It's not worth it.

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  • Contract from 3 years ago, Wash state, attorney sent notice representing us what is the time frame on attempt to collect?

    Contract from 3 years ago, Wash state, attorney sent notice representing us what is the time frame on attempt to collect? Youth ranch teen program not legit place, contract signed removed teen daughter before 24 hours from arrival time. Hired an ...

    John’s Answer

    The Statute of Limitations on written contracts is six years in Washingtonl

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  • 24 years after my parent died in washington st I hear from a major insurance company that there is some sort of life insurance.

    do I have to reopen probate? they will probably want to make check out to "estate of"...or can they just write check to the 2 heirs in will?

    John’s Answer

    I agree with the probate lawyers answer on the payment of the insurance but I have another question. Why the delay? 24 years is a long time, why did it take this long for them to act. You need to find out if they have a good reason for delay or they could be liable for more than the policy. Interest on the amount alone would be large. You need an attorney to get the facts.

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  • What would be a proper settlement for lifetime staph and scarring and affecting my husbands job

    On behalf of my husband who is a cav scout for the us army,he recieved a cut on his head from an on base barber owned by civilians though who have over 450 locations she acknowledge the cut and just patted him on the back and said it's ok.finding ...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with prior answer, don't try to do this on your own. You will certainly get much less than you deserve because you don't know the elements of damages you are entitled to or how to put numbers to them. I am also concerned about where this happened, at JBLM? It is an issue of proper venue and proper Courts that could handle this. You need to see a good experienced personal injury lawyer.

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  • 4 days after foreclosure, I'm locked out of the house is this legal?

    The home was auctioned this past friday and did not sell, reverted to the bank. I came home from work on Monday and someone had been in my yard. On tuesday I came home to find a lock box on the door, which I removed. Now on Wednesday, there was...

    John’s Answer

    The prior answers are correct, this is illegal. You have 20 days to move out and they cannot try to take possession like this. Report the bank to the Office of the Attorney General.

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  • What can i do about an asbestos claim that was won and not fully paid pending the bank rup the lawyer who handled it passed away

    the lawyer who referred it to some attorneys who specialized in these type of claimes they settled part of the claims they shared the 1/3 the Johnsmanville part of the claim had not yet been settled they said it would take some time but were talk...

    John’s Answer

    You need to immediately seek the advice of a lawyer who can sit down with you and go over all the facts of this case. I would suggest you gather anything you have in writing from the case and bring all that with you to explain to the lawyer. There is a large trust fund for payment of claims and many have been paid in the past few years, however you need to be able to find out if your claim was pending or if it was somehow lost or misplaced. A good lawyer can help you root out the facts and find out.

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  • Can my ex record phone calls without giving notice to me,

    I thought Washington was a two party state, can my ex record are phone conversation s? Is it honored in court?

    John’s Answer

    No, it against the law in Washington to record phone calls without the consent of everyone on the line. Further, everyone on the line must be recorded as having been told and acknowledged that the recording is being done. This doesn't apply to valid government search warrants.

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