I want to sue an institution but I want to keep the lawsuit and details private, can this be done?
Not unless you get a court order sealing the record. Otherwise, you should expect that all filed pleadings in the case will be a matter of public record, available to the public and the press.However, if an agreement between the parties requires arbitration, or if the parties agree to arbitrate, the dispute may be resolvable privately. You should confer with a litigation attorney about your concerns. Good luck.See question
We are a NY business with a small debt from a California insurance company that did an audit on us, who we had coverage with. They wanted an extra $4500 on an old policy. We didn't think we owed the money, and the insurance company turned it over...
You need to consult with an attorney in a confidential office setting concerning the particulars. If the action was dismissed and the stipulation was breached there seems to be no reason why insurance company is unable to sue to enforce the agreement. Bring the summons and complaint and stipulation with you when you meet with the attorney. You may be able to reinstate a payment schedule. Notably if your company is an LLC or corporation it is required to appear in the action through legal counsel. Good luck.See question
I received interrogatory from defendant attorney which mentions me to answer in 30 days. 1)Do I have option to extend it or is it a strict deadline? 2) I also want to send him my list of interrogatory questions. What timeframe limit should I se...
Mr. Boyer is correct on both counts. Most often discovery deadlines are fluid; work with your adversary to agree on extensions within the Court Rules and the court's scheduling order. You would benefit if you were able to get experienced counsel to help you Good luck.See question
I have to travel on the same date. Can I go early?
Call the juror services liaison officer and arrange a different time. Otherwise, go early and explain your conflict. You may be released after you agree to report at a different day and time. Good luck.See question
I took out private student loans from KeyBank from 2003 to 2006. I defaulted on all of them in 2007. My mother was my cosigner and she and my father filed for bankruptcy in 2008. The loans appeared on my parents' bankruptcy filings. Then in 2013 K...
I agree with my colleagues. Sounds like you have acknowledged the debt. See a lawyer in a confidential office setting and lay out the facts and your documents to develop an action plan. Good luck.See question
I filed a lawsuit against a bank for fraud. The bank never responded to the lawsuit and the court awarded me a default judgement. After the judgement was filed the bank came forward to request the opportunity to defend themselves. Is that allow...
Your situation is more common than you might think. Courts do not like defaults and would prefer to permit a determination of the issues presented on the merits. In New Jersey, a party can obtain an order relieving it from its default provided they demonstrate to the court there is both excusable neglect in terms of their not responding to the summons (they may claim improper service for example), and one or more meritorious defenses. Speak to a lawyer immediately about how best to oppose or condition the bank's efforts to vacate the default judgment. Good luck.See question
I am looking for an actual answer to NY supreme civil court which includes a counter claim and cross claim. Is there a link or website someone can share. I tried looking for myself but couldn't find any.
You can look at a formbook in a law school or bar association library. Suggest you start with McKinney's NY CPLR forms. That said, there is no substitute for solid legal advice from an experienced NY litigator. Good luck.See question
I used to work for a property owner, managing his apartment buildings. He terminated my employment and after that I received notification of a past prospective tenant suing the business (not me) for a security deposit on an apartment she never mov...
Do not ignore this. You indicated you may be named personally in the summons and complaint. This means that If you do not appear and file an answer to protect your individual interests, a judgment could be entered against you upon default. You may wish to confer with a lawyer you trust about the particular facts and circumstances. Good luck.See question
I'm not avoiding my responsibility but I can't afford more then 250 a month or at best 300. I messed up did some on line gambling. I owe 11,200 and I do not have it.i stopped gambling but can't pay. I can okay 250 300 A month but they want 2000, ....
Let a collection manager understand your situation and that you want top avoid bankruptcy but everything is on the table.. If you still cannot reach agreement, you can send the agency a certified letter notifying them to stop contacting you further except in writing. If your debt claim is next referred to a lawyer you'll have another opportunity to work something out short of bankruptcy. You may do better if you hire a lawyer to help advocate for you. Good luck.See question
If the relief value of a claim for return of property is neither admitted nor denied by the defense, does that leave the door open for motion for summary judgment by the defense, under the assertion that the relief value is not in dispute.
Not necessarily. The requested relief (return of property) and value of the property are two different issues. If value is a necessary element to be proven in the action it will likely come in through an expert report or via expert testimony. You should confer with your lawyer about this.See question