I'm a victim in a criminal case for domestic violence against my ex-boyfriend. One of the assistants from the district attorneys office left a voicemail asking if I was pregnant when being assaulted, how far along I was and all awhile laughing in...
my civil case near by the end but the other side changed lawyer is that means the case will going to start over again? or why?
No. The case continues from where it was. If there is insurance it could be that the firm lost the account or that the carrier brought in a tougher firm for trial.See question
I will be having a mediation session next week. The case involves a restaurant which served me the wrong meal ( even after I asked to confirm 3 times ), exposing me to a food ingredient I am allergic to. In a recent phone conversation, the owner ...
It doesn't matter if it was the chef or the waiter because the restaurant is vicariously liable for the negligence of any employee. As for the mediator, if the person has a background in personal injury cases he or she will be knowledgeable on the issues.See question
My friends and I were smoking a joint in public and the cops stopped us they foind the joint but it wasnt much left do I need a lawyer?
You are charged with a misdemeanor so the Judge will require you to have a lawyer.See question
An arrest resulted out of an allegation of 2nd degree harassment, but there was no evidence. I was given an ACD ,and later the charge was dismissed. Can I sue Suffolk County Police Department for wrongful arrest?
Yes. The ACD only bars a malicious prosecution claim. However, the police need only show probable cause to arrest you in order to defeat your case. If someone told the police that you committed acts that satisfied the elements of harassment (or any other offense or crime) you will lose. You need to serve a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the arrest in order to preserve your State law claims. You also have federal law claims. Each also has different statutes of limitations.See question
On average how long does an underinsured motorist claim take to resolve in New York City? We filed the claim recently for $100,000. Do these claims typically settle quickly or go to court?
Every case is different. Do you have an injury that satisfies the "serious injury" threshold?See question
When my name is searched on google some police reports come up from a newspaper about the arrest. I went to the newspapers office & talked to them about taking them down. They said if I can talk to a lawyer or court & get something showing that my...
Get a Certificate of Disposition from the Clerk's Office in the Court where the case was. The cost is usually $10 unless you are on public assistance.See question
I am planning on taking my landlord to small claims Court over my security deposit however am afraid I will end up owing money to him if I lose and have to pay his legal fees.
You do not have to pay his legal fees unless your lease provides for that. However, you would have to pay some statutory fees and disbursements that could total several hundred or even a thousand dollars.See question
The seller and I have a signed sales contract. Done by private sale. That has been received by quicken loans. The next step was to pay money so the appraiser could come. The owner made the mortgage price higher than what he wants for the house ...
You may be able to sue for specific performance. Speak with a real estate lawyer.See question
I am being sued by a non profit org along with 4 others for allegedly making statements that they considered malicious, libelous, and defamatory in a closed Facebook group.
Can you? YES. Should you? Do you know what affirmative defenses to raise? Do you know how to serve discovery demands and what to demand? Do you know how to take an effective deposition and how to defend your deposition? Etc. Etc. Etc.See question