A judge refuses to allow me to have discovery on the Plaintiffs cost basis of his notes. The judge refuses to allow me to have an IRS agent testify on federal law, also refuses to answer my question about charging full deficiency value on a mortga...
One of the purposes of appeal is to correct legal error. The question of whether there was legal error that matters is very specific to each claim of error. A litigant who does not take exception to the judge's ruling, and who does not appeal, is stuck with the judge's ruling.
Expert testimony about the law is generally not admissible in evidence, on the rationale that there is already an expert on the law in the courtroom, and it is the person seated at the bench up in front wearing the black robe.See question
It was a brand new lighter and kept in cool normal house not in direct heat but it still blew up what can I do
Consider returning the lighter to the manufacturer for replacement or refund. Beyond that, no claim.See question
I was working nights, my mother had my daughter and i was taking a nap, i was by myself because i had kicked my boyfriend out a few days earlier, All of a sudden the door was being kicked in by just one cop who was by himself broke my door, had hi...
There's too much here we don't know. Why did the officer come to your door? Different analytical frameworks apply depending upon whether the officer was engaged in "community caretaking," i.e., had reason to believe you might be seriously injured, vs. whether the officer was looking for evidence of criminal activity. If the only damages were that your door was broken, that's not something to sue over. But there is a lot here you don't say. If you want legal advice you can rely on, schedule a private consultation with a local lawyer.See question
Can I request that a law firm sign a confidentiality agreement before signing off on disclosures for criminal/medical/tax records... im skeptical that some attorneys will attempt to use my personal information for wanton purposes such as stalking/...
When a prospective client consults with a lawyer for the purpose of obtaining legal advice, the lawyer owes the client a duty of confidentiality. It's absolutely fundamental to the relationship, even if the lawyer declines to represent the prospective client. I know of no lawyer that would sign such an agreement presented by a prospective client. It would be a big red flag that the trust and confidence essential to the lawyer-client relation was conspicuously absent and that trouble in that respect lay ahead.See question
What docs does one need to apply for a driver's license in Paraguay? Which municipalities in Paraguay require the applicant to bring the photo to the DMV instead of the photo being taken at the DMV? Thank you.
The lawyers who volunteer to answer questions on Avvo are licensed to practice law before various state and federal courts in the United States and its territories. The question you are asking pertains to Paraguayan law, and it is highly unlikely the lawyers who answer questions here would possess such knowledge. You may be able to inquire at the Paraguayan consulate in Los Angeles (assuming one exists) on such questions, however.See question
As you well know those of us on SSD have a very limited income source. I've recently have had the need to look on these sites to possibly find someone to enjoy and love. Problem being the sites that actually have large numbers of members also pric...
it's definitely not unlawful to offer services contingent upon the payment of membership fees that are too high for some particular person or class of people to afford. Think of country clubs that cost thousands of dollars a year for membership. Neither a country club nor a dating service are like public utilities who have to take all comers. if you can't pay the admission price, you can't get in.See question
I filed my request to dismiss w/o prejudice. I was served prior to this For Interrogs and requests for admissions. Do i still need to answer these?
If the court has dismissed the case, it's over. Until the court has dismissed the case, the rules which apply to the time deadlines in civil cases apply. However, rare and probably foolish is the opponent who moves to compel responses to discovery after the plaintiff has asked the court to dismiss the case. Moreover, in civil cases there's typically a "meet and confer" obligation which parties must meet before moving to compel discovery. This means the party who wants to move to compel must try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting the opponent who hasn't answered discovery, in an attempt to get the party to fulfill his or her obligations. The party who hasn't been contacted by the opponent, asking about outstanding discovery, need not worry about the grant of a motion for sanctions, because the meet-and-confer obligation is generally a prerequisite to the grant of sanctions.
For legal advice you can rely on, consult California counsel. I practice in Vermont ONLY.See question
I don't see a question here. Do you have a question?See question
I am wondering what the statute of limitations are in Vermont when it comes to neglect and sexual abuse in foster care... I see these priest lawsuits happen from 40 years ago and they see a courtroom but I was told a few times that I have no case...
I agree with Attorney Wysolmerski's answer, but have a few things to add. The main one is the concept of "tolling." Tolling means that the statute of limitations clock sometimes stops ticking if it has started, or may be delayed in starting at all. One thing that tolls the statute of limitations is minority, meaning, the clock doesn't start to run until the victim reaches 18. Another thing that may toll the statute of limitations is if the person doesn't understand the connection between the symptoms he or she is experiencing and the abuse. The law varies from state to state, but "discovery rule" in such cases may provide that the clock doesn't begin to tick until the plaintiff discovers the injury and its cause. Another thing that happens is that victims may repress or dissociate all memory of the abuse, until one day something triggers a memory of the abuse and it comes into awareness.
Another tolling doctrine may stop the clock running on the statute of limitations while the tortfeasor is absent from the state. It is unclear whether out-of-state tolling remains viable in Vermont, but where it might apply a court might rule that it still applies. One can't know until one presents the argument to the court and the court rules.
All of which is to say, the question whether a claim for childhood sexual abuse may still be brought when it seems to be stale is very dependent on the specific facts of the case. A lawyer licensed in Vermont who has handled such cases may be able to assist you to evaluate whether there's any hope of civil redress still available to you.See question
I entered into a contract with my wedding venue for (what I thought) was a price per person beverage package, in the contract it stated "estimated beverage cost $55/pp, which I signed. Following the wedding event, I was presented with a $17,000 ad...
We can't tell whether, if you're sued, a court will rule that you owe the money, because we haven't looked at the contract. $17,000 is at stake. Take your contract and your story to a Massachusetts-licensed lawyer to obtain particularized legal advice based on all the specifics of your situation and the actual language of the contract you signed, not just what you stated here in your question.See question