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  • Can I file a lawsuit against a photograhy site for unauthorized selling of a photo of my daughter?

    A photography website posted a photo of my 3 year old daughter and is selling prints of it without permission from her parents. Can I file a lawsuit against the photographer? He took the photo but then without our permission is posting it on his...

    Paula’s Answer

    You should take the contract you signed with the photographer to an attorney who has experience with these type claims. If you didn't sign a release, it is my experience that you should have a claim for monetary damages and for a temporary and actual restaining order prevening the company from selling photos in the future.

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  • Can i sue if my friend breaks my phone while my phone is in my property and he had no permmision to be there

    my phone was in my yard (outside) and they had no permmision to be there

    Paula’s Answer

    You can sue in small claims court (District Court of Maryland). However, try to resolve the matter out of court first.

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  • Employment: Can I add or put a charge/count in my lawsuit that is not in the Maryland Commission Civil Right (MCCR) complaint?

    Can I add or put a charge/count in my lawsuit that is not in the Maryland Commission Civil Right (MCCR) complaint? Note that I informed them during the investigation in writing about the charges that I want to add. However, Maryland Commissio...

    Paula’s Answer

    In short, you need an attorney. Going against a private employer is bad enough. However, having the state resources against you just places a pro se defendant behaind the 8 ball. Hire a local employment attorney who has experience in handling discrimination claims against public entities.

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  • I BOUGHT A USED CAR PAYED 7000 FOR IT AND THE NEXT DAY IT CUT OFF ON ME AND THE ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. I BROUGHT IT BACK THAT DAY

    AND HE ERASED THE CODES AND LIED ABOUT DOING SO TELLING ME THAT THE CAR WAS FINE. I DIDNT BELIEVE HIM ASKED FOR MY MONEY BACK AND HE SAID I BOUGHT IT AS IS EVEN THOUGH I HAD 30 DAY WARRANTY

    Paula’s Answer

    Send a letter to the dealer, certified mail/return receipt and anyone else that you are required to notify under the warranty. State the dispute, dates, and problems. Immediately, take the car to a mechanic to determine the problem with the car. This mechanic will have to testify in court should you have to sue the dealer and company who issued the warranty. Also, depending on the amount in dispute, you may want to hire an attorney. At the minimum, you should consult with an attorney about moving forward. Don't delay in taking these steps. Also, in addition, you can file a complaint with the Maryland Attorney General. Read more online. I've provided a link to the complaint page.

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  • My roomate wants me out and she filing for a peace order to get me out so she doesnt have to evict me what to do?

    Me and my kids are homeless , i met her in my travels and she said she had rooms for rent , and she wouldnt charge me alot so i can still get my life together, 3 months later she feels some kind of way because i dont want to bascially be her frie...

    Paula’s Answer

    Fight the matter in court. You don't want this on your record. In addition, report her to Section 8 if you are under Section 8. Finally, consult with local counsel to determine if you have other remedies for what appears to be an attempt at an illegal eviction. Definitely, don't miss any deadlines regarding your response.

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  • Can a membership organization continue to accept dues while failing to provide services due to intent to sue letter sent t them?

    This organization provides legal representation and the prior to attorney provided committed acts of malpractice. When the organization failed to address the issue, a letter of intent to sue was sent and they responded to me stating that they woul...

    Paula’s Answer

    It's difficult to answer your question without seeing the contract/membership agreement you have with the attorney. You should take the relevant document and correspondence to an experienced contract litigation attorney in your area.

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  • I feel that my friend is setting me up

    My friend has fake money and he uses it to buy marijuana and then the dealers keep calling him and he's the one buying it, I feel he tells them that I'm the one that gives him the fake money and tells him to buy the marijuana. But in reality I hav...

    Paula’s Answer

    First, stop calling him your friend. Second, schedule a consultation with a criminal lawyer and obtain advice and/or representation before going to the police.

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  • Is it true only lawyers tens to receive "flat fee" from attorney to represent them?

    Are flat fees only for property owners to be represented because they get discounts for havingany properties?

    Paula’s Answer

    I agree with the prior two answers. Many lawyers are rethinking the hourly rate arrangements with clients. I do flat fee task arrangements on a variety of matters, including family law, coporate formations, and landlord tenant matters.

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  • What should I do?

    I have been with this company for a year. I recently started dating a co worker. After maybe a month into the relationship people found out about us including the manager. Every since that my manager was spreading rumours about me and had all the ...

    Paula’s Answer

    Don't come down to see him before you go home. It's not worth it.
    As an employee at will, you can be fired for any reason, even a silly one that is not protected by law. You have stated nothing in your question that would place you in a protected class.

    The answer could change if you provided more information, including whether others are treated differently from you regarding their relationships at work.

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  • A police officer just came to my home for questioning, I wasnt home so he asked my roommate.

    The officer came in full dress however I know for a fact that he came as a personal favor of a friend and not from the police department. Is this legal?

    Paula’s Answer

    It may be against police policy or a violation of the law, depending on exactly what he did. You can file an internal investigation complaint. However, if you decide to do it, make sure you are specific on what he did when he came to your house; what he asked your roommate; whether he used his police powers to indimiidate your roommate; the person he was trying help; the relationship between the officer and the person; and the supposed favor.

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