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Casey William Stevens

Casey Stevens’s Answers

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  • Can i sue this Management company, for pain and suffering and false information on my credit?

    An Apartment complex is listed on my credit for the past 4yrs, I have never resided at this complex, they have been notified in the past and have stated the same, that i have never resided there I have asked if they would remove this from my credi...

    Casey’s Answer

    As a general matter, you cannot recover pain and suffering damages unless you have suffered a physical injury. However, there is recourse for false credit reporting under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. I would suggest you contact a firm that specializes in this area to discuss your case. Best of luck to you.

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  • We were bit by bed bugs at a hotel and had to go to urgent care. Can we sue the hotel for the medical bill and pain and suffer ?

    We had on other occasions told the staff at the hotel that they had bugs. On one occasion they put us in another room and there were still bugs in that room. On this occasion I woke up and a bug was on my sheet and my husband found one the other ...

    Casey’s Answer

    The short answer is, yes, you can sue the hotel. However, winning the case would hinge on whether you were able to prove that the hotel had knowledge of the problem and that you lacked knowledge of the problem. In this situation, it appears you had prior knowledge of the bed bugs. That may prevent you from recovering. Assuming you were able to overcome that defense, the damages may not be sufficient enough to offset the costs of pursuing this matter. Best of luck. My best advice would be to stay away from that insect infested hotel.

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  • Why can't I sue the DFACS office?

    If the DFACS has falsely accused, and 'caused pain and suffering, a person should have the right to sue that office in their city. Stating that you can't sue DFACS because it's the government is basically saying they can say and do whatever they w...

    Casey’s Answer

    DFACS, like most government entities, is protected from lawsuits by what is known as sovereign immunity. DFACS employees are also protected from lawsuits by "official" immunity. However, there are certain situations in which official immunity is waived, and you can file a lawsuit against the DFACS official. The most common type of immunity waiver is a situation in which a government official is negligent in the performance of a "ministerial" act. A ministerial act is basically an action that requires no discretion or deliberation on the part of the governmental official. In the situation you describe, a false accusation, a court would likely determine this to be a discretionary function. Unfortunately, there is no immunity waiver for negligence in the performance of a discretionary function. In addition, in order to recover pain and suffering damages, there has to be some sort of physical injury. Best of luck to you, but it sounds like a tough case.

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