We had a national company doing a cleaning job at ourhome and they set it on fire. We lost about everything and a beloved family pet. We were displaced for just about a year. We are insured but we feel that we should be compensated for the inconv...
Inconvenience is not a compensable item of damages caused by another's negligence. Psychological stress caused by another's negligence is only a compensable item of damage if it is accompanied by serious physical symptoms. The law considers the death of a pet caused by another's negligence to be the loss of property only, incredibly. So if I were advising you I would say that if you were to sue, you likely would not prevail.See question
I filed for a modification in December. Because my ex didn't provide an updated address, it dragged on for weeks until I had to have him served by a sheriff. We finally met before a case manager at the end of March, ex didn't bring his documentati...
If you check the court calendar, with some effort you can probably count the number of hearings that the magistrate has each week. Many, many, many. Think about how many of those controversies require written decisions. My experience is that judges and magistrates work very hard and have very long hours, and they are trying to get the decisions out as best they can.See question
I work for the usps. I was working on Sunday and worked 11 hours, I took about a 45 min lunch and clocked back on so the supervisor could leave and was required to be there for when the carriers returned to close them out and when all back close e...
You work for USPS -- presumably you are a member of the APWU bargaining unit and covered by a collective bargaining agreement between USPS and APWU. Suggest you consult with your shop steward about this.See question
it was food i was broke
It depends upon a number of things, including how long it has been since the conviction, and whether you have stayed out of trouble since. Here is the relevant statute:
I am currently researching my paternal father's family for a genealogy project. My great grandmother immigrated to Canada in 1906 and was abandoned by her husband upon arrival. She was brought to NYC by a male relative on July 5, 1906. On October ...
Your project calls for historical research. You are asking about what the state of the law was more than a century ago. Librarians can help with this, especially librarians who have access to old statute sets.See question
I've read that the California bar now requires attorneys to be "courteous" to their clients. How would this be legally enforceable? If attorneys and other legal professionals write laws with the the guidance of law enforcement agencies. Does this ...
You can read more about the California Attorney Guidelines of Civility and Professionalism here: http://ethics.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/9/documents/Civility/Atty-Civility-Guide-Revised_Sept-2014.pdfSee question
My children's father is in jail and I refuse to testify that could jeperdize any future of coparenting and giving our kids a happy life..
The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides, in pertinent part, that "No person. . . shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself." The shorthand way we refer to this is the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.
A person subpoenaed to give testimony in a legal proceeding may only exercise his or her right against self-incrimination under the Fifth Amendment if the testimony would tend to incriminate him or her. A person who is asked to testify to what he or she observed with respect to some other person's words or behavior does not have the right, under the Fifth Amendment, to refuse to testify. It is common for the judge to inquire into the exercise of the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, and if the testimony would not tend to incriminate the person asserting the right, the judge may instruct the witness that he or she must answer.
A spouse has the privilege to refuse to testify against the other spouse, and that privilege may be waived; but it does not apply where the couple is not legally married.
Not legal advice, just general information. If you need legal advice upon which you can rely, contact a Vermont lawyer for an in-person consultation based on all the relevant facts and circumstances, not just those disclosed here.See question
I received a civil complaint from a Fish and Wildlife officer in Vermont for following too closely. The officer did not pull me over at the time of the incident, and he did not call to State Police to stop me, instead he mailed me a violation. Sin...
When you say, "I am assuming he is issuing this as a civilian and not an officer," I am having trouble making sense of what you say. The people who issue citations for 23 V.S.A. section 1039, Following Too Closely, are law enforcement officers. Non-law-enforcement officers do not write tickets. You have been issued a ticket by a law enforcement officer who witnessed you following another car too closely. If he cared enough about it to mail you a citation, he probably will show up at the Judicial Bureau hearing to testify if you challenge it. But you have the right to challenge it, and if he shows up, it will be his word against yours.
Here is the statute:
Good luck.See question
the owner is out of the country, no one in the home was injured,i was not under the influence, im 56 yrs old , i have no real assets, and i think significant damage was done to the home, a police report was filed,what can i do and what can the hom...
As a practical matter, a person who suffers property damage as the result of another's negligent breach of a duty of care may sue the person whose negligence caused the harm, and may obtain a judgment against that person. The person's assets may be attached to satisfy the judgment, and the person's wages may be garnished. A person whose home suffers damage in the manner you describe may have homeowner's insurance that would make them whole, but then the insurer would generally have the right to sue the negligent tortfeasor to recover what was paid out.
As to the question of what the consequences are in Montana of driving without insurance, the following link discusses those consequences: https://www.valuepenguin.com/auto-insurance/montana/penalties-driving-without-insurance
Not legal advice, just my two cents. I practice law in Vermont ONLY. If you need legal advice, please consult a lawyer who holds Montana licensure.See question
These questions are for my presentation i'am doing for speech class for my future career
Sorry, the purpose of this forum is to provide general legal information for people with legal problems. If you want to research what lawyers do, there are plenty of sources available to you on the web.See question