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John Michael Phillips
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  • Trip and fall

    I tripped and fell on my own apartment while sweeping the floor. Is it the same as slip and fall? Is it covered by worker's comp. my own health insurance or renter's insurance? I need surgery on my left hand.

    John’s Answer

    It is covered by health insurance if you have it. It is not covered by rental insurance. The only way it could be covered by workers comp is if you or someone else ran a moderate business out of your home and paid for workers comp insurance. Sometimes, it is just an accident. This seems like one of those incidents.

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  • IS THERE ANY CHARGE I CAN PRESS?

    SO THERE'S A LADY WHO CONSTANTLY HARASSES ME ABOUT MY DOGS POOPING ON PROPERTY THAT ISN'T HERS. SHE HAS TAKEN PICTURES OF BOTH ME AND MY BOYFRIEND EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE ASKED HER NICELY TO STOP, TODAY SHE CALLED THE COPS SAYING WE THREATENED HER WIT...

    John’s Answer

    I agree. Your options really are (1) homeowners assn, (2) police, (3) potentially sue once it crosses a line of harm.

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  • Do I serve the lawyer or the respondent or both?

    In a time-sharing case, the respondent hired an attorney for limited representation to consolidate time sharing case with child support case and for child support itself. If I file a petition to modify time sharing, do I still serve the attorney t...

    John’s Answer

    You have gotten good advice here. Some of this depends on if the client is still represented by that lawyer. We often air on the side of caution and call and ask.

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  • Would a separate Memo of Law & Affidavit In Support of cross-MSJ be better than a combined Memo/Affidavit in Opp2PMSJ/SupportDef

    Hearing coming up on JDB's MSJ. JDB filed no admissible evidence. Defendant is going to file a Memo of Law & Affidavit in Opposition to their MSJ. Defendant is also going to file a cross-MSJ. Defendant is trying to determine if it is better (...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with the lawyers here. Much is up to judge's preference not just as to what you file but how you communicate it to the court.

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  • I was involved in an auto accident a year ago where the reporting officer gave the other driver a ticket and deemed him at-fault

    I was involved in an auto accident about a year ago where the reporting officer gave the other driver a ticket and deemed him at-fault. I did not get a ticket. The damage estimate was less than $2000 to my vehicle. The other driver's insurance com...

    John’s Answer

    We'd recommend hiring a lawyer. Insurance carriers use intimidation and a disparity in information against people.

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  • Is there a lawyer in Miami, Florida you would recommend to help me reclaim my right to utilize an online dating service?

    I desire a good lawyer for my problem. To start out with, I have a folder collecting photographs including intrusion upon my privacy. I do not have the photo that had the wifi name "FlyOrDie" on my laptop but I did snap a picture after coincidence...

    John’s Answer

    You can certainly use the find a lawyer feature to find a lawyer on AVVO but we neither see this as a civil rights case nor a case where you have an actionable case.

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  • How do I go about having her pay for my attorney fees for a modification to the parenting plan along with contempt of court.

    I have a court order to see my child on weekends. I have tried calling, texting, and calling the cops, and even the cops calling her to see my child but the mother refuses to allow me to see my child for no apparent reason. I pay child support bi ...

    John’s Answer

    You hired a lawyer or did you handle this pro se? You should consult with a lawyer either way.

    If you have any specific questions or want to move forward, do not hesitate to use AVVO's find a lawyer feature and find a local lawyer to answer further questions privately. Most lawyers offer free consultations. Good luck.

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  • If a judge takes a document at a hearing but you didn't say you wanted to introduce it in evidence, was the document admitted?

    If a judge takes a document at a hearing but you didn't say you wanted to introduce it in evidence, was the document admitted into evidence for appeals purposes? What if it is not in the record? Can you ask that it is included?

    John’s Answer

    Difficult to weigh in based on these facts.

    If you have any specific questions or want to move forward, do not hesitate to use AVVO's find a lawyer feature and find a local lawyer to answer further questions privately. Most lawyers offer free consultations. Good luck.

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  • How can I get this order terminated. Is this a mistake made by the courts...and not properly put in the computer system?

    There was a no contact order issued in 2013 on my ex spouse(common child). This case has been over for at least a year or longer. It was placed for intimidation. There is no expiration on the no contact order. And when I look the case up on-line.....

    John’s Answer

    Hard to say from this point of view. You should call the clerk or hire a lawyer.

    If you have any specific questions or want to move forward, do not hesitate to use AVVO's find a lawyer feature and find a local lawyer to answer further questions privately. Most lawyers offer free consultations. Good luck.

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  • Can we sue them in small claims court here in Las Vegas, where we live, or must we sue them in Wisconsin, where they are?

    I purchased a fish tank from a builder in Wisconsin. I live in Las Vegas. In the six months I waited them to finish my $2,000 fish tank the original salesman quit the company. The company then proceeded to building my tank wrong. I told them i...

    John’s Answer

    I'd start with a bank chargeback on the charge, but you certainly could proceed to small claims action. The case looks decent, but we can't weigh in on what we'd expect would happen as there are two sides to every story.

    If you have any specific questions or want to move forward, do not hesitate to use AVVO's find a lawyer feature and find a local lawyer to answer further questions privately. Most lawyers offer free consultations. Good luck.

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