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Louis Anthes

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  1. I'm a nurse who had an accident from driving drunk. I went to a party on New Year's Eve and people were smoking marijuana.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    2. Lisa Douglas
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Kevin Coluccio
    5. Louis Anthes
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    FIrst, I am not licensed to practice in Michigan. Second, I attached a link below to the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, which you should contact to reach a lawyer as soon as possible. Let me just point out some issues, raised by your written question: Statement #1, "I'm a nurse who had an accident from driving drunk." Then, you write Statement #2, "I went to a party on New Year's Eve and people were smoking marijuana." I hope you can recognize it is not clear what the...

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  2. How do you determine value in a breach of contract dispute when there is no monetary value?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Louis Anthes
    2. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    3. Lubna Khan Jahangiri
    4. Terence Mark Sternberg
    4 lawyer answers

    If you represent yourself in small claims court, for instance, and are filling out the forms indicating the damages award, I would recommend writing "$9,999" (the maximum) and when the judge reaches the issue of damages in the trial, you can say, honestly, you put that number because you didn't want to prejudice your rights to damages and are willing to explain the injury in terms of loss of enjoyment of "common space", perhaps calculated as a RATIO of the percentage of your share of prorated...

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  3. The likely verdict of a possession of hashish charge in orange county

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Karren Melinda Kenney
    2. Tai Christopher Bogan
    3. Gayle Anne-Marie Gutekunst
    4. Louis Anthes
    5. Maltaise E Cini
    5 lawyer answers

    If you need legal assistance in this area, feel free to contact "Americans for Safe Access" for further help, or qualified attorney referrals.

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  4. Can I sue for libel if somebody writes an autobigraphy in which false, negative info about me is in his self published book?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Louis Anthes
    2. Bret A. Schnitzer
    3. Kevin Lewis King
    3 lawyer answers

    Please note in California, there exists what is called the "Anti-SLAAP" law, which is meant to protect the First Amendment rights of artists and writers. I have attached a link below to explain further this law. If, as you claim, the names of persons have been changed, then you might take some comfort in knowing that the use of pseudonyms is a legitimate protection of your privacy. You might consider exercising your own First Amendment rights by publishing your own short-story or...

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  5. Extension motion to compel hearing

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Louis Anthes
    2. M. Todd Miller
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    I also note that when you say "your lawyer stepped down last week", your statement is not entirely clear. Does that mean your attorney told you he was quitting, on the phone or in an email? What it should mean is that your attorney has received permission from the court to withdrawal as your attorney, as per Cal. Code Civ. Pro. Sec. 284.2 and Cal. Rules of Ct., rule 3.1362 for an order permitting the attorney to be relieved of counsel. I note that the Cal. Rules of Professional Conduct...

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  6. Hi I got a pulled over for a stop sign violation,

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Louis Anthes
    2. Salman Borhani
    3. Tarek Shawky
    4. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    5. Chris J Feasel
    5 lawyer answers

    No grounds to get off. But, if you contest the ticket and appear at your appointed court date, and if the issuing officer does not appear, then you can tell the judge that the ticket has factual inconsistencies on the face of it, show the judge the ticket and your driver's license. If the issuing officer isn't available to testify about the ticket, then you very well could have the case dismissed.

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  7. Is it necessary to file a tort claim if suing a government employee in California? Or an official in their personal capacity?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Louis Anthes
    2. Richard Michael Laden
    3. Sean Anthony Brady
    3 lawyer answers

    So, the first place to start is with the distinction between a "claim" and an "action". An "action" is the actual lawsuit, the filing of papers in a court, which identifies the involved parties and the specific complaints as per the law. By contrast, a Claim relating to a cause of action for death or for injury to person or to personal property or to growing crops must be presented to the public entity, in the manner provided for in Government Code § 915, et seq., not later than six-months...

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  8. Attorney wants more money despite contract.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Pamela Koslyn
    2. Louis Anthes
    3. Michael Raymond Daymude
    3 lawyer answers

    What interests me in your question is your statement: " he says the case is more complicated than he thought & wants me to pay him more because the other side changed lawyers." Now that tells me something right there. Another factor in your situation is you likely have an attorney who started on your case believing one thing, signed a contract with you, then the circumstances changed from his point of view, and he wants to cover his bases. It may be that the new lawyers work for a big firm...

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  9. If an agreement is confidential, can I sue someone for breaching it without breaching the agreement myself?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Louis Anthes
    2. Scott Richard Kaufman
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    3 lawyer answers

    You could write a confidential letter to the opposing party, indicating that you believe they are in breach of the agreement, as they failed to abide by the terms of the settlement. In doing so, you could suggest (not threaten) that the settlement may be no longer in effect and that, therefore, the confidentiality terms of the settlement agreement, broadly speaking, are no longer in effect. That would put them in a position of having either to enforce the confidentiality requirements before...

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  10. What should I do in this case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Richard Kaufman
    2. Louis Anthes
    3. Pius Joseph
    3 lawyer answers

    Well, in legalese, what seems to have happened was, the "pre-approved finance" sales contract might possibly (I'm here presuming, and Attorney Kaufman's advice is useful) have had a clause which made execution of the final contract conditional on the obtaining of financing, in which case title to the vehicle never transferred to you. Do you have title to the car now? Then, once the financing was denied, the conditional clause was in play, allowing the dealer to claim that the contract...

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