I have unveiled the largest conspiracy in the state of Georgia in which my PI attorney was not only representing me, but also representing my employer. Isn't this a conflict of interest? I have endured ongoing harassment, defamation, misrepresenta...
As you describe it, representing two clients with adverse interests, even if representation of the employer is not in a current matter, could be a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct. It may be a conflict that can be waived, but notice must be given to both clients. I hasten to add that the situation you describe seems pretty far fetched; you should be 100% sure you've got your facts straight before you make such an allegation against a lawyer or firm. If you have those facts, you should terminate the firm's representation and file a complaint with the State Bar of Georgia. They will investigate your complaint and determine whether any violation of the Rules occurred.See question
I walk threw ask for change for a ten the guy gave a five a said hold on then said come rite qiuck I did he shut and lock it as he went to the back of their house to I notice to other guys on the sofa as he came back and we exchange the money one ...
It sounds as though these people live in your complex. First of all you should immediately call the police. I'm a hot concerned as to why you didn't do that in the first place. Once you have done that and appropriate action has been taken by the authorities, you may consider having a lawyer investigate whether these individuals had a prior criminal history. Most apt complexes run background checks on tenants and all complexes have a duty to provide adequate security.
It is possible that you may have a claim against the apt complex although, under Georgia law, the claim would be subject to the new apportionment statute.See question
When he was sent. to a yr in the county jail he informed them that he had keratoconus. They put him in population while he did his time literally with his eyes closed. Other inmates stole from him and fought him. Due to the contin. lights in DeKal...
Tough to answer this one without more detail. Among other things, the case would be subject to different legal analysis depending on whether he was sentenced to serve more than one year, i.e. he was in State custody; or less than one year, i.e. he remained a County inmate. If he served all of his time in DeKalb Jail, I assume he was a county inmate. If so, individual jailers can only be held liable if they demonstrated deliberate indifference to the inmate's known medical needs. The deliberate indifference standard presents a very high bar, but it is not insurmountable with the right facts. Some of the facts you describe suggest that there may well be an actionable claim here under applicable Federal law. State law generally offers no recourse, although DeKalb County does use an independent company to provide medical services. It is sometimes possible to bring a medical malpractice action against such a company under state law. I would encourage you to speak with a qualified civil rights attorney as soon as possible. These cases are subject to strict time limits.See question
he has had surgery on one shoulder and is schedule for surgery on his other shoulder. The insurance company is telling us that the driver of the other vehicle only had 25,000 coverage. The other driver was also drunk and arrested at the scene. We ...
No it is not true. Your friend is confusing liability coverage (the driver who hit you) with Underinsured/Uninsured motorist coverage that you should carry on your insurance policy.
Check your policy and see what your UM limits are. You will then need to check with your insurer (have them send you a document) as to whether you "waived" stacking of your motor vehicles on your insurance. If you did, then you are limited to the UM coverage you had on the car that you were driving. If you did not waive "stacking" and more than one vehicle is insured under that policy, you can "stack" the coverage.
For example, if you carry $50k in UM coverage and waived stacking, then you would be able to access $25k in additional coverage over the $25k paid by the other driver's insurance (you can only collect UM coverage over the amount of the at fault driver's insurance). If you did not waive stacking and have three vehicles insured on teh policy, you would have $150k in UM coverage and $125k in coverage over the at fault driver's insurance.
Finally, I would not take the insurance company at its word that the at fault driver only has $25k of insurance. I would strongly encourage you to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney right away. It sounds like your husband suffered serious injuries. You need to be sure that you access all the insurance that is available to you.
Our law firm handles personal injury matters like these in Georgia.See question
My son is a felon and news report is stating my son had a gun. The new media said that he held the Police around his neck and attempted to take his gun. The new media stated that my son was stop by the police as person of interest. The news me...
Police misconduct matters - deadly force cases in particular - are among the toughest cases around. In general terms, the facts you have offered here may possibly give rise to a claim under either Georgia law, federal constitutional law, or both.
Under your version of the facts, the underlying stop - person of interest - would be most analogous to a Terry stop, meaning that the police had reasonable articulable suspicion to briefly detain your son. If your son responded by offering violence to the officers, that would give them probable cause to arrest him for obstruction. If he had a weapon, particularly a gun, the officers are allowed to respond with force that is at least one step higher on the force continiuum from the threat they are facing. So, if your son had a gun, they would be authorized to use deadly force to respond to the threat.
Once he runs away (and depending on whether he was still armed or the officers had reason to believe he was armed), justifying the use of deadly force to stop him may be harder for the officers. Officers are only authorized to use deadly force to prevent the escape of a dangerous fleeing felon or someone who continues to present an imminent threat of bodily harm to the officers or others.
I would strongly encourage you to contact an attorney who specializes in police misconduct matters and has previously handled a police shooting case. There are several good lawyers in Atlanta who practice in this area. They include Cary Wiggins, Albert Wan, Craig Jones and Bryan Spears. Our law firm also handles these matters. You can learn more about us on our website or my page on AVVO.comSee question
When my husband told them that I had taken a lot of pills, even though I denied it and my blood pressure was fine, the police handcuffed me, put me in the back of a police car and took me to the hospital. The hospital found that I was okay and rel...
As to the initial detention (home to hospital) no. The police had a duty to accept your husband's statement and take you to e hospital. I do not understand why you were then charged with obstruction. Based only on the limited information you provided, it does not appear that the office had probable cause to arrest you, but I am guessing that there is more to the story.See question
the police department recently threw a flash bomb and some sort of granade bomb at my neighbors house and it destroyed side of my house and his they evacuated all my neighbors exept me nd my kids nd a newborn they fixed the house and paid for dama...
I respectfully disagree with the prior post. The nature and extent of any claim depends upon the entity involved. So, for example, if the Gwinnett PD did this, your claims would be thought to pursue at all because there is no basis for a successful negligence claim against a county. On e othe hand, I'd the City of Lawrenceville PD did this, you maybe able to bring a claim under state law, provided that you file an ante Litem notice within 6 months of the incident.
With that said, if ou signed a waiver of other claims, you would be precluded from filing suit. Second, the circumstance leading to the use of the flash bomb would dictate the value and viability any claims.
I encourage you to seek the advice of an attorney who regularly brings claims against government entires.See question
I want to know how long do I have to file a tort claim against a government employee in the state of Georgia?
The time limitations depend upon the nature of the claim and the public entity that employed this person. As a general rule, a tort claim under state law against a govt employee is subject to a two year statue of limitations. That is also true of most ( but not all) federal claims in the civil rights context. (Employment discrimination claims are excluded from this response).
If you intend to sue a city, county or state govt, as well as e individual, you must file an Ante Litem notice within 6 mo (city); 12 mo (county) or 12 mo (state). You must follow specific guidelines to preserve these claims.
Finally, you should be aware that the govt entity will be entitled to sovereign immunity in many instances and the individual employee will claim official immunity.
I encourage you to speak with a lawyer with experience handling claims against govt entities.See question
the person was at home with family and heard a knock at the door there was 4 police officers there. one officer asked the person's wife is everything okay and she responded yes they then pushed the door open and after pushing the door in ask if it...
I doubt you will find any of these responses helpful. As a general rule, the police can only cross the threshold of the home (ie a doorway) with a search warrant; an felony arrest warrant if the subject of the warrant lives in the house and it is his house; consent or exigency circumstances.
Based upon your limited description, it would appear the police believed they had exigent circumstances. For example, if they were responding to a domestic call (could have been placed by a concerned neighbor who heard shouting, etc.). Whether they acted reasonably is the issue.
If owner or renter of the property would ave standing to challenge this in court. Your friend should immediately contact a criminal defense lawyer. Once the criminal charges and ICE hold are resolved, he may wish to further explore the civil rights issues.See question
I was traveling a portion of Interstate 75 and approached and exit around 11:49 pm, to find a local police officer sitting sideways at the on ramp , with his takedown lights, alley lights, spot light, and high beam headlights on facing the cars tr...
The officer must have reasonable suspicion to believe you have committed a crime, (includes traffic offenses) to pull you over. That is a very low standard. He cannot prolong the traffic stop any longer than necessary to investigate the traffic offense. Without more information, I cannot tell you whether you have a civil rights claim. At a minimum, ou should report the officer to the internal affairs division of is department.See question