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James Richard Rowe II

Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. HELP! Step parent adoption in Illinois, biological parents NOT married, paternity NOT established, 'sperm donor' won't consent!

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James Richard Rowe II
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    2 lawyer answers

    Back support is not limited to the date you filed the petition; under certain circumstances you can obtain support retroactive to date of birth, plus birthing expenses, etc. You would have to prove a few things, such as that he had knowledge of the minor's birth, made no contribution or less than statutory guidelines, etc. Contact your states attorney's office, who may be able to represent you in the support issues. The rest of the issues will require you to file pro se, or retain an attorney.

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  2. Need a Class Action Attorney for discrimination in LPN Nursing School Program

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. James Richard Rowe II
    2. Eric Lechtzin
    2 lawyer answers

    Class action litigation is a unique area of the law. It allows you to litigate on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals. While that may be the best approach, you may actually maximize your recovery by bringing an individual lawsuit or suit in joinder against the school. You should discuss your options with an attorney asap. If you believe you were discriminated against, there are certain prerequisites to filing a lawsuit you'll need to do, and you'll want to get the...

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  3. I filed an Illinois wage claim against my employer in Feb. 2011 for failing to pay me bonuses on time. Now, 2 additional

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. James Richard Rowe II
    3. Daniel G. Galivan
    3 lawyer answers

    Get in touch with a lawyer asap. You likely have claims under the Illinois Wage Payment Act, which gives you certain rights regarding the payment of bonuses, wages, etc. You have a right to file these claims. Perhaps filing a lawsuit, rather than claims with various agencies, etc., is the better route as you could then combine all the violations into one lawsuit.

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  4. I was in a car accident in August of last year. My med bills were 5300. How much should i negotiate for pain & Suff?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christian K. Lassen II
    2. Daniel G. Galivan
    3. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    4. James Richard Rowe II
    5. Salim John Sheikh
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Consult with an attorney; you need to know that your rights are being protected and that you are being fairly compensated for your claim. Given the $5,300 in medical bills - assuming all were related to the incident - I would suggest that pain and suffering should be 2-3 times that amount, if not more depending on the nature of the injury. You may also have claims for lost wages, property damage, etc. Further, beware that the settlement is not a 'global' settlement, i.e., in settlemen of...

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  5. As a child I was physically, mentally,verbally abuse. I am 51 yrs. old can I file charges against them now ?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. James Richard Rowe II
    2 lawyer answers

    I had previously filed a lawsuit of this sort against the State of Illinois, DCFS and a foster parent. The greatest hurdle you'll have in a case like this is overcoming the statute of limitations, which governs how many years you have to file a lawsuit. For certain reasons, the time may be tolled; in other words, certain circumstances allow you to file a lawsuit long after the statute of limitations has expired. Consult with an attorney to determine whether your case is still viable....

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  6. Retroactive child support

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. James Richard Rowe II
    2. David Matthew Gotzh
    2 lawyer answers

    Retroactive child support in Illinois can be sought retroactive to date of birth. Visitation and child support are unrelated; however, you are not immediately subject to retroactive support. A number of factors will determine that at a hearing. If she has filed a case here in Illinois, you'll want to retain an attorney to assist you in establishing your parental rights, obtaining a visitation order, possibly fighting for custody, and ensuring that the court fairly calculates any child...

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  7. Help Quashing a warrent from cook county ??

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Salim John Sheikh
    2. James Richard Rowe II
    2 lawyer answers

    I practice regularly in Cook County and assist in matters such as these. You need to have an attorney file a motion to quash arrest and recall the warrant, have him make a competent argument to the court explaining both the reason for the missed court date and the prior attempt to resolve the matter through private counsel. Your attorney should also be prepared to argue against the court setting an additional bond; the same arguments in favor of setting an initial bond in a criminal case...

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  8. Can i file chargs against a bank employee who disclosed my personal trasaction and account activity on facebook.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. James Richard Rowe II
    2. Mitchell Paul Goldstein
    2 lawyer answers

    If the employee was acting in furtherance of collection regarding a debt, and if they were a third party debt collector, you may have a claim under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If it was nothing more than your bank, then you can likely sue the bank and employee for breach of privacy, intrusion into seclusion, breach of contract, etc.

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  9. As a creditor, do I have any legal rights to pursue payment when a business has filed for chapter 128 ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Richard Rowe II
    2. Michael D. Hovde Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    More than likely no; however, depending on the circumstances, you may be able to "pierce the corporate veil" and pursue the business owners personally. More information would be needed to make that determination, such as whether or not the corporation was a valid/legit entity, etc.

  10. Can I change custody without father's consent?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. James Richard Rowe II
    3. Steven Abraham Amjad
    3 lawyer answers

    If you obtained legal custody as a result of dad's parental rights having been terminated, then he has no say. You could seek to have the child's mom appointed guardian, which would allow the child to reside with her and allow mom to make educational decisions and act in your place, etc. Of course, that will require court involvement.