Joseph T Ostrowski’s Answers

Joseph T Ostrowski

Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. What state has jurisdiction over internet defamation?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Anthony B. Cartee
    2. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    3. Robert V Cornish Jr.
    4. Joseph T Ostrowski
    5. Bryant Keith Martin
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    This is a good question. I would default to the jurisdiction where the plaintiff can be found invoking the long arm statute of the state or the jurisdiction where the defendant can be found. However, the internet would appear to open the door to just about any jurisdiction where the defamatory statement was published. Some of my learned brethren would probably be able to expand on my answer. Good luck.

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  2. Do i have to claim a settlement that i recieved from a car accident on my taxes?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph T Ostrowski
    2. Marc Sean Hurd
    3. Mark Wayne Napier
    4. Raymond Scott Costantino
    5. Matthew Robert Porter
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    Generally not, unless part of the settlement was for lost wages. Check out the IRS website and you will be able to find an answer. Insurance proceeds generally are not subject to income tax. Good luck.

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  3. Suffered second degree burns to fingertips after waitress handed me a hot plate, do I have a case?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Marc P. Weingarten
    2. Joseph T Ostrowski
    3. Marc Sean Hurd
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Walter William Messenger Jr.
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    My information indicates you have 2 years from the date of incident in which to file a claim (law suit). It appears you have a legitimate personal injury especially if it interferes with the use of your hand permanently. Nerve damage can be permanent. Find a personal injury attorney and get a Complaint filed ASAP.

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  4. What about bankruptcy?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph T Ostrowski
    2. Shannon E Wynn
    3. Matthew John Stephens
    4. Jonathan B. Eadie
    5. John Addison Vos
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    My information suggests that you may be entitled to a Homestead Exemption. In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you must turn over all nonexempt assets to the bankruptcy trustee who will sell them and divide the proceeds amongst your creditors. In return, most or all of your debts are discharged. Property that is exempt by state or federal law, however, does not go to the trustee -- you get to keep it. That means if your home value is covered by the homestead exemption that applies in your case, you can...

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  5. Auto accident

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph T Ostrowski
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Marc Sean Hurd
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    Well apparently you both did not have a complete meeting of the minds on the police call. Tough lesson, file a police report. And get an attorney and you may be able to get this taken care of.

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  6. Want to know my rights

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph T Ostrowski
    2. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    3. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    This is a dog. Don't give your "ex" a key to your house. The police will not enforce this contract, they solve crimes. Take care of the dog and make voluntary arrangements for your dog even letting your "ex" dog sit. This is all projected dysfunction. You or your "ex" can't let go. Dogs cost about $10,000 to properly care for a dog over their lifetimes. If you can't afford the dog let your "ex" have it. If you can take care of the dog get it. My information suggests you do not sign...

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  7. My accountant ex husband destroyed my credit in our divorce. He also hid all of our assets. He had us evicted from our home to

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph T Ostrowski
    2. Peter Stephen Kirner
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    If you can prove that he changed your address with any company changing your address to his he has committed a crime. I would call the local police non-emergency number and discuss this with them. Alternatively I might also inform you to contact the U.S. Postal Inspector's about this. Diverting your mail to his address (and opening it) sounds like identity theft and other criminal offenses which I cannot investigate. If he has done this he has crossed the line, but you must have solid...

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  8. Is it necessary to have liability insurance for an e-commerce business?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Nina Yablok
    2. Gary P. Bartosiewicz
    3. Joseph T Ostrowski
    4. Beth Kristin Rautiola
    5. Madanmohan Singh Ahluwalia
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    A lot depends on what you plan to sell, plaintiff's attorneys are very resourceful. I would need some more information to provide better information. But General (Commercial) Liability Insurance would not be a bad thing to consider once you have identified what products or discounts you are going to launch. I guess the scenario I see is that you sell something discounted, liability occurs and you get named as a defendant, if somebody doesn't perform they could look to you for recourse,...

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  9. Hi my name is stephanie i need help getting out of my lease for an apartment i dont feel safe in could you help please

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph T Ostrowski
    2. Michelle Lynn Marshall
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    You are contractually bound for the term of the lease. You may try to surrender the keys to the landlord which may, if accepted, negate the lease. Didn't you check out the area before you moved in. Give your landlord notice that you intend to cancel the lease, you may argue that the incidents equate to a constructive eviction. Frankly, how bad it's going to be in attempting to break the lease will depend on your landlords attitude. Let him know the building is not secure and as such...

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  10. When will my chapter 13 be discharged?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Tom Arany
    2. Stephen Nathan Doan
    3. Joseph T Ostrowski
    4. Steven Anderson Leahy
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    I don't believe it is a set time depending on how busy the Court is. It shouldn't take more than a couple weeks if you are all done. The law tends to move much slower than people would like. You should contact your bankruptcy attorney for a jurisdiction specific response. Good Luck, be patient.

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