A Writ was filed at the USSC by an attorney using someone else's name without permission or that person's knowledge
It has long been quite common for lawyers to act as attorneys in fact when signing the names of both other attorneys and clients on standard pleadings. It is far less common on notarized pleadings, because the notary is certifying that the actual person who signed appeared. Especially in the age of digital filings, signature by agent saves clients and the judicial process a fortune. But, as with any agent, an attorney in fact must be authorized. While my mentor used to remind me that oral authority was sufficient, we're in a less trusting world, and I like to have something in writing, like an email, showing I was authorized. Lawyers are generally prohibited ethically from initiating or concluding litigation. Those decisions belong to the clients, though there are circumstances when a lawyer should and will initiate a notice of appeal to preserve the appeal on apparent or implied authority .because he can't reach his client, and the deadline is jurisdictional. If your lawyer has filed or signed your name to something without your permission, you should discuss it with your lawyer and, failing that, report it to the Clerk. If your signature was placed on a pleading in the US Supreme Court without your authority, you should let the Court Clerk know.See question
I have been married to a US citizen and a permanent resident since 2002. Do I need to provide any documentation such as bank statements, mortgage statement, tax returns... to prove my marriage?
You will get better answers from Immigration lawyers, so I've recategorized your question. My learned colleague, Mr. Schrader, who practices immigration, seems to have already assisted, however.See question
Can a court in the United States hold you in contempt of court, whey you refuse to turn over money that is held in offshore trust jurisdictions (example Cook Islands) that ignores US court judgments, in order to defraud creditors in the United Sta...
Courts can enter contempt orders for failure to obey Orders, but they are often reticent to use the contempt power to collect money. It is commonly used in child support cases, so the courts plainly have the power. You need to consult with your litigation counsel wherever the case is pending to explore contempt alternatives. if there are no practical local choices, you may want to consult with an international lawyer about international collection efforts.See question
I own a tenant occupied investment property in Washington DC. The unit is an end unit row house. The row house next to mine is abandoned. Homeless people are squatting in it and mice and roaches are invading my property. An exterminator confirmed ...
I thought I already answered this one. It sounds like real estate litigation. The cause of action is probably Nuisance. You need a litigator who understands D.C. real estate, because, as you already know, part of your solution may lie in getting the neighboring property treated as blighted and convincing D.C. to step in at the expense of the neighbor. But, for quicker action if you have real damages, like lost rent and vermin extermination, is a two-front attack with a civil action and administrative enforcement.See question
Have uk citizenship born in Scotland but isn't a house here in Florida as well as Scotland . I am a qualified paralegal
You need to schedule an appointment with a qualified Immigration Lawyer to discuss the possibilities in your situation. Owning property does not require resident alien status, but, unless the property is part of an investor visa, it conveys no right to work here. I've moved your inquiry to Immigration.See question
Good afternoon, I am an American citizen married to a Spaniard. We lived in Orlando until November 2016. My husband has the US green card. Our daughter is 3 years old and was born in Orlando. She doesn't have any papers from Spain. I do becaus...
I agree with my colleagues that this is a question of custody and residency of the child at filing. Without reviewing The Hague Convention in detail, I'm not sure whether your child's citizenship is relevant, but common experience suggests that courts are always more friendly towards finding local residency, and a Spanish Court is more likely to find Spanish residency after 4 months than a Florida Court might. You need an Orlando lawyer NOW to file a claim that the child lives in Orland; you did not move, but were on vacation; and that you want custody. Letting your husband take the lead and file in Spain may mean that, by the time it is decided, the best interests of the child will be that she continues in her Spanish schooling.See question
I have not worked for 3 years because of cancer. I am broke and need to sell my house. It needs the repairs finished.
Like my learned colleague, I can only guess about the facts. I need to know more in order to give useful advice. But, I'm guessing that you did something negligent and your homeowners insurance paid for it. That is what insurance is for, but if the facts are sufficiently egregious, they can decide not to renew when the policy expires. Read your policy and chat with your insurance agent to get a better idea of the carrier's intentions.
If your health has made it too hard to maintain your home, you need to stay on top of the problem. Waiting for the foreclosure or the tax sale is a terrible idea, even if the house needs repairs. DC real estate has become very hot, and there are many investors out there who would buy quickly for cash, make the repairs, and re-sell the house. While the investors want to make a nice profit for their risky work, you would walk out with rent money and a new life so you could focus on getting better and back to work. As in any real estate deal, the buyer is not looking out for your interests, so it is not a bad idea to have a real estate agent or a lawyer in your corner. The lawyer will be cheaper and more committed to your objectives.See question
Product is example only. Let's say a "bed sheet". Under US law this product "bed sheet" (example) must be fire retardant and meet US fire safety requirement. I know a company imports tons of them and sell them online ONLY with no logo or tag s...
Try . As a competitor you probably lack standing, and I'm not sure whether a class could be certified even if you found a class representative, but you may find administrative relief as Customs and Border Patrol or the CPSC.See question
Many asylees are thinking about leaving the US and are living here temporarily till they become US citizens and their plan to go back to the countries where they used to work only this time carrying a US passport so they can be treated differently...
This is better posed to immigration and naturalization lawyers, so I've re-characterized the question.See question
My business has an inbound shipment from Taiwan that is being held by the shipping company. 2 years ago I had an invoice that went into dispute and they sent it to collections. They charged it off and my balance says zero when I login to my acco...
This kind of thing happens all the time. You need counsel who can review the circumstances, including, at least, how perishable your goods or your patience are; how strong the prior claim is; whether your contract includes certain arbitration or other dispute resolution clauses; what storage fees will apply during the resolution; and how much you can afford to fight. You can then map out a negotiating strategy in which cooler heads can seek to resolve the issue or litigate. One alternative often overlooked is to pay, collect the goods and then sue, or, more often, expensively arbitrate. Doing nothing is often the worst choice.See question