I bought a new home that has a 10ft drainage/utility easement on the left and right sides of the property. The right side of the property has storm water drainage running underneath it. I planted trees 20ft from the property line and 10ft away fro...
Yes, so long as the easement can be accessed for maintenance of the underground utilities and does not interfere with the utilities. If it does (for instance, it is not located over the buried conduits but blocks the truck or trench digger that needs to enter the easement to repair them), it's OK. If the trees have to be cut down later for the maintenance scenario described in the previous sentence, they can be with no damages owing to you.See question
Opened a personal acct in an apt in a 4-unit bldg I own. ConEd immediately sent me a $1,000 bill, and coded the acct as non-residential. Because the apt had been vacant for about 2 years, they claimed I was responsible for all usage. I asked th...
There's a state governmental agency that regulates electric utilities like Con Ed: the State Department of Public Service (aka Public Service Commission). They have a consumer services bureau and rules on submetering and disputes of this nature. They have a website you can google and hotline number you can call (they have offices in Albany and Manhattan). That should be your first step. And it's free. If you are in the right, they can order Con Ed to cancel the backbiting.See question
Where can I obtain the format is reside the mill basin section of Brooklyn NY.
I agree with Ms. Shay. You can find the form for a quitclaim deed online: it's just the same as the deed you got to the house from whoever sold it to you with You and Ex as parties of the first part and You as party of the second part and some other minor changes...but...when you take it to the Clerks Office to record and they want the RP-5217 and TP-584 forms (some of which call for some obscure information or have bar codes on them that have to be generated by your computer) or bounce the deed for some other reason, it's gonna be frustrating.
Do you do all your own electrical wiring, car repairs and plumbing too? You're not going to find a "You Tube" how to video for this, so you probably do want to pay an attorney around $600 give or take to do this the right way for you, BTW, this might not take "her name off" the mortgage and note, if there is one.See question
My neighbor has their camera pointed at my house and I caught them taking pictures of me backing out of my drive way and driving off. My other neighbor has a camera that goes across my back yard and my other neighbors yard.
This is a frequent question here. If the surveillance cameras are entirely on the neighbor's property, then you have no right of privacy for anything that can be seen in plain view. Are you sure the surveillance cameras are trained entirely on your property and not on the neighbor's own property (that is, they incidentally include some of your own property?
If you are convinced the neighbor is principally spying on you, you may want to talk to him and ask him why (for instance does he suspect you of illegal activity like drug dealing, are your visitors doing something to annoy your neighbor). Or you may want to consider your own cameras (or even dummy cameras) on your own land which appear to be pointing at the neighbor. Or floodlights. I would warn you against laser pens or paintball guns which could destroy the surveillance cameras, as that might subject you to civil and criminal penalties and for which you would probably be the prime suspect.
p.s. How did you "catch" the neighbor capturing photos of you driving off. Cameras are usually passive devices which go off themselves and film either continuously or when prompted by motion sensors?See question
I had a falling out with my attorney and has prepared a copy of my file at her office. Due to the contentious nature of the fall out, I want to ask my boyfriend to pick up my file. Is there any law that wouldn't allow that OR why any attorney ...
No law would prevent that, however, your boyfriend would need a signed and acknowledged (notarized) consent to pick up the file and you should probably call the law firm and give them a heads up that is what you are doing. Why? Because otherwise the law firm might have issues about violating attorney-client confidential privileges with giving a third party access to your confidential materials.See question
Can the organization and lawyer that are drafting Amicus Curiae Briefs on behalf of the court collect attorney's fees and costs if their briefs are successful? How common is this?
No, and unheard of. The whole point of an amicus brief is that you aren't a party to the case but want to offer some views that might not be considered. If you do that, it's on your own dime.
Additionally, under the "American Rule", and unless there are otherwise specific contractual provisions (e.g., leases allowing recovery of attorneys fees if the landlord has to file an eviction proceeding, etc.) each side pays for its own counsel fees except in some very limited instances where by statute law prevailing parties are allowed to collect from the losing party for reasons of civil rights/public policy, etc.See question
My daughter has custody of her 16 month old twins. The father has supervised visits through the family court system. My daughter has told him that she only is willing to communicate with him via text message and only about the children. But he con...
Go to Family Court and seek modifications concerning communications limited to children welfare and visitation and to avoid harassment. Send text messages in response to those which are harassment and demand such messages stop. If they don't swear out a complaint to the police to have him arrested for aggravated harassment, in which case an order of protection will be granted, at a minimum prohibiting harassment.See question
Im am employed by a company who hires disabled veterans. I oversee them in the landscaping department. Work that is deemed too challenging must be completed by me. I was asked by my supervisor to trim a tree and had one of the disabled employees t...
You MAY be able to sue your employer for inadequate pre-employment vetting and supervision (see an employment and workers compensation attormey), but generally you can't sue an other employee: you are limited to a workers compensation remedy in lieu of being able to sue an employer in almost all instances. You don't have to prove negligence: that's the trade-off and the reason worker's compensation exists. In the bad old days, your employer could blame a fellow employee for any job related mishap and most injured employers are SOL. There's a possibility you can sue the fellow employee, but holding the ladder was probably within the scope of his job duties, so I'm leaning towards "no", worker's compensation is your only remedy here.
Topic changed from land use and zoning (?) to Workers compensationSee question
My friend had just been disbarred from the state of New York. I know he holds licenses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Does this mean he has automatically been from practicing as an attorney in those other two states? I also know that he intends ...
Mr. Ilmanen is correct. If you are disbarred, or suspended, or convicted of a crime, you must report it to all state bars to which you are admitted and they may take disciplinary action as well (although ti may not be automatic, although tn the case of a felony conviction, it may be as in certain states like NY).
It is very doubtful the attorney will be admitted in states where he has not yet passed the bar exam and filled out a complete application disclosing the disbarment, I doubt the attorney will get admitted, even if he is allowed to sit for and pass the bar exam (in some states like NY, the character and fitness committee review happens only after one has successfully passed the bar, Then even non criminal issues of character may be considered (I recall one attorney locally having problems because of a "road rage" incident. It doesn't have to involve legal matters.See question