I went on a cruise with Carnival back in October. We purchased most of our add on's and off shore trips before hand. When we got on the ship we were told for every time we purchased or did anything a 15% gratuity would be charged. We were told the...
The short answer is "no." I suspect that if you review the fine print when you booked your reservation, there was likely language to this effect. It is also not at all uncommon for resorts, cruise ships, etc. to automatically include a gratuity.See question
I was a passenger and was pulled over rite in front of my house thay ask for concent to search and i did not concent to any search and he did it any ways we had a motion to sapress and the judge denied and my PD told me that the judge would lock m...
You should post this question under criminal law. YSee question
A hospital discriminated against me. I contacted a trial investigator with the DOJ, civil right section for advice. he told me to file a charge with the nearest EEOC. I submitted the questionnaire and was told there wasn't a case. I was dismissed ...
I agree that your beef with the EEOC should not be your primary concern. I would focus on the hospital. Depending on the basis for discrimination, gender, race, etc., you may be able to bring a claim under a different federal law that is not subject to EEOC administrative requirements. You may also be able to argue equitable tolling of the 180 days to file a Charge if you can show that you aggressively pursued your claim with the EEOC. I would immediately consult with an attorney specializing in employment discrimination. Time is of the essence under these circumstances.See question
I live right next door to a hotel (comfort suites) i told the driver that and he said he would give me a ride home. There were three women who were friends on the shuttle bullying me the whole time, driver doing nothing. Got to the hotel the lady'...
You should post this under personal injury, not civil rights. You may have a premises liability claim. I encourage you to contact a personal injury attorney near you.See question
This past Thursday night/ Friday morning (Dec 9th, 2016) I was at a Chevron Gas station and as I went into the station to pay for my gas I was robbed. As I was coming out of the station door I saw a sliver/ gray SUV Lexus drive up to my passenger ...
The answer you received is not correct. I encourage you to repost this request on the personal injury practice area.
In Georgia, a business has a duty to keep the premises safe for invitees (i.e. customers). If the business is aware that similar criminal activity has occurred on their property, i.e. other people have been robbed, shot, etc., it is possible to bring a premises liability claim. These are not easy cases and, given that you were not injured during the incident, you may have trouble finding an attorney who is willing to take your case.See question
Two guys came in with guns pointed to my head and threatened to kill me threw me to the ground. They are in jail awaiting trail, I am scared to leave my home and I now work from home.
Georgia law includes what is known as a the "workers compensation exclusion." In essence, it means that you can only "sue" your employer for injuries arising out of the scope of your employment under the workers compensation system. In order to seek workers' compensation benefits, you have to show that you were physically injured on the job; you cannot sue solely for "emotional" injuries.
If you suffered some physical injury during the robbery - it does not have to be a severe injury - you may be able to access the workers compensation system. You should contact a Georgia attorney who practices in that area of the law.
Good luck.See question
I am growing more concerned for my safety and my son's safety as the news of more people being beaten or killed by police officers. What can we do to protect ourselves from more tragedies especially when we not armed and obeying an officer's comma...
I am a civil rights and serious personal injury attorney. My law partner practices primarily in the criminal arena. We are asked to evaluate alleged and actual police misconduct on a regular basis.
My first recommendation would be not to accept everything you hear on television or read in the newspaper as the Gospel truth. The St. Louis situation, for example, has been painted as a shooting with a racial component. If you take a step back from all the rhetoric, you will find that there is no evidence (yet) other than the fact that Michael Brown was black and the officer was white, supporting the theory that race was a factor in this tragedy.
As to your question, you should begin with the understanding that the overwhelming majority of officers are not racist or inclined to use force against a subject without necessity. But for a variety of reasons, those same officers tend to be hyper-vigilant and may over react to a perceived threat. With that in mind, here are some basic rules to follow:
1. If you are stopped in your car by the police, keep your hands on the steering wheel. When you are asked to give your DL and Insurance, move slowly and, if you need to go into a closed compartment - glove box, etc. Tell the officer you need to do that before you do. When you do, open the compartment slowly, do not quickly snatch your card or license. If you carry your DL in a wallet, have the wallet on your lap before the officer comes to the window. You may think this is all ridiculous, but 41 police officers have been shot to death in 2014 so far (over 300 killed last year), many of those shootings occur at traffic stops. Thus, officers are vigilant about drivers reaching into places that the officer can't see. That's where guns tend to be hidden.
2. Know what you have to answer and what you don't. If an officer asks for consent to search your vehicle, you do not and should not grant consent. That is true even if you have nothing to hide. If an officer asks if you have a weapon(s) in the vehicle, you should tell him (if you are legally in possession of it) and tell him where it is located.
3. You do not have to answer incriminating questions - i.e. how much have you had to drink tonight? You do not have to perform field sobriety tests.
4. If an officer stops you on the street - you are walking, etc. - you are not required to speak with the officer or answer questions. If the officer has reasonable articulable suspicion to believe you have committed or are about to commit a crime, he can briefly detain you and do a pat down search.
5. You should not consent to let the police in your home unless they have a search warrant.
Bottom line: 99% of police officers are good, hard working people who do a very dangerous job. If you are courteous and respectful - but firm on your rights - you will not have any trouble.
Finally, if you believe you've been mistreated by an officer, you should report him to his agency right away. Fill out an internal affairs complaint. If you do not do so, the agency does not have a way of identifying officers who may have a problem. Many agencies now have a "early warning" program where officers who receive a certain number of complaints in a given period of time are subject to greater scrutiny.See question
Cops came in our house without permission or warrant and conducted an illegal search after being told we were not authorizing them to search. There was no evidence against me, all I was guilty of was being in the house. Evidence was planted by c...
Your fact pattern raises several interesting issues. First, if a CI conducted a drug transaction at your residence (even if it was with your boyfriend) and the police entered the house shortly thereafter, exigent circumstances (destruction of evidence, i.e. drugs) will generally justify entry into the home without a warrant. Second, if you were present in the house bc you owned it, permitted a drug transaction to take place, and the police found drugs and paraphernalia supporting a reasonable belief that drugs were being used and sold in your home, probable cause existed to arrest you based, among other things, in the equal access rule.
As to the nature of your confinement, it is unclear to me how you ended up in what you describe as solitary confinement. If you mean that you were in a cell by yourself, that is not "solitary confinement," i.e. isolation from all other inmates, etc. typically for disciplinary reasons. It may be that the Jones County Jail did not have other female inmates or a female wing (it is a smaller county, right?) so you were housed in your own cell because the alternative would have been to put you on a cell block with male inmates.
If your criminal case is now closed, you can file an ORA request for your criminal file and your jail records. Or ask your attorney for your file. Any lawyer will want to see those documents as part of their evaluation of your claims.See question
Hello my name is Emma. I have CHF (heart problem) when I found put I stared going to a Cardiologist. I was seeing this doctor for 3 years not once did he do any test or blood work. I would go to my appointment and tell him I was having pain and j...
It is very difficult to offer a meaningful response to your question because medical malpractice matters are very complex, expensive and difficult. Without knowing a great deal more about your underlying condition, the nature of the deterioration and the likelihood that you would have eventually required surgery anyway, I can't really tell you much.
In general terms, cases arising from a failure to treat or diagnose a condition are very tough to win. In most instances, an expert doctor will be willing to testify that the failure to diagnose or treat wasn't malpractice because the symptoms were consistent with other things the doctor did treat or were common enough in a patient with your underlying condition that they wouldn't be a red flag.
Finally, in cases where you have an underlying condition that would eventually require open heart surgery anyway, it is hard to justify the expense of a lawsuit if the "malpractice" caused you to have the surgery a little sooner than you would have had it anyway.
Again, really hard to give you a definitive answer in this setting. I wish you all the best.See question
If a person has 100k bodily injury coverage. Can your attorney sue for more than that because hospital bills almost total 70k.
The first issue is whether you have underinsured motorist coverage and, if so, how much coverage do you have? Your coverage may be more than the amount listed on the policy if you insure more than one vehicle on the same policy and you have not opted out of "stacking" your coverage.
If you don't have UM coverage or the coverage amount is less than $100k, then your only other source of recovery would be the defendant driver's assets. As other lawyers have said, that can be a challenge.See question