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  • Numerous breaches by trustee.

    Trustee was to distribute mothers estate evenly between himself and his sister. I was married to his sister who passed away before her mother. I am a contingent beneficiary. The trustee distributed real estate (well documented, deed on file) t...

    Alexander’s Answer

    It's an expensive process. Unfortunately these trust fights can ultimately result in all the trust assets going to lawyers. You can fight it out to the bitter end and win but it will cost you a significant amount of money up front and cost you on the back end because your opponent is likely draining the trust to pay his lawyer.

    Consider working with your lawyer on some alternative to an hourly fee that gets your incentives aligned. Goal should be to work fast and lean while keeping the pressure on. As pressure mounts on the defendant settlement is easier.

    Make sure you have an attorney who is willing and able to take it to trial. You don't want to be in a situation where your attorney is pushing settlement simply because he is inexperienced in anything else.

    More often than not a settlement is the only way to "win" a case like this so you may be on the right track.

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  • My CEO Wants to Sue Microsoft

    I few weeks ago, more than 7000+ LinkedIn Contacts have simply disappeared from My CEO's LinkedIn Profile. We have filed numerous tickets within LinkedIn, without anyone able to tell us what happened, and when this issue is going to be fixed. My C...

    Alexander’s Answer

    I'm sorry you had to go through this. There is a actually a fair bit of litigation on the value of LinkedIn connections but normally in the context of a departing employee. I have no idea based on these facts if you have a viable cause of action but it sounds like something that should never happen and you have an ownership interest in those connections. I'd like to learn more.

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  • How to get reimbursement for loss of income, a pain and suffering?

    Long story short; my dentist for the past 5 months can not get my veneers and crowns done properly. Most of the time my gums are swollen and bleeding, I can't eat, I can't bite because the temp crowns fell apart already 3 times. I do have a proble...

    Alexander’s Answer

    You probably have a malpractice claim the problem with any dental malpractice case is it is very expansive to hire an expert to testify on your behalf and the malpractice insurance carriers fight these to the bitter end. Talk to a lawyer with a history of success in malpractice claims like this.

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  • Can not get my last paycheck

    At the beginning of the March 2016 I started to work at one company . They do not pay people on their SSN , but they make them open a own company , to pay them as to a company. I didn't open a company , but I gave them by husband's EIN . On 7.8.2...

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    With the small amount at stake the department of labor is likely the way to go.

    You can file suit under the Illinois wage payment and collection act in the county your live in or worked in and get attorney fees and interest paid in addition to the amount owed. The law is squarely against deadbeat employers.

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  • Can I file a breach of contract lawsuit against my mother for evicting me from my condo after paying the mortgage and assessests

    In 1998 My parents put a down payment on a condo for me. We signed an Installment agreement and contract that I would pay the mortgage and assessements. My father passed in 2001 and I've been taking care of mom for the last 8 years. Last year I fo...

    Alexander’s Answer

    Yes. You have a lot of options here. It's hard to assess without all of the facts but you would likely succeed in recovering for your contribution to the condo via a partition action or a straight breach of contract claim. There are also issues here relating to elder abuse and fraud. Lots going on here. Get a litigator on your side ASAP.

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  • Can I hide my identity in a complaint

    I need to file a law suit that may be public but do not want it to impact my employment. So can I hide my identity from the public

    Alexander’s Answer

    This is allowed in limited circumstances. Usually it's done in sexual molestation cases. The court balances the policy in favor of open courts and the harm to the plaintiff. It's gotten a bit tougher in cook county lately but it's worth asking for. It's a complex procedure to do it so get a lawyer who has experience in filing cases under seal.

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  • How can I get a default judgment removed from my credit report?

    I filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2009. I discussed with the bankruptcy lawyer that I would foreclose on my condo. In 2011 there was a default judgment against me by the condo association that I didn't know about until last year. Now that I'...

    Alexander’s Answer

    You have some options worth discussing with a lawyer. The debt may have been discharged in the bankruptcy or you may be able to negotiate a modest settlement with the condo association to satisfy the judgment. No one likes bleeding a turnip so they shouldn't be too hard to deal with.

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  • I want to know if I have a case? Can this building be sued?

    Hi my name is jerlene my daughter is 4 years old and her finger was amputated by the door of an apartment building. The door was extremely heavy with a fast close I couldn't catch it quick enough to stop her finger from being amputated she now has...

    Alexander’s Answer

    Absolutely. In Illinois an apartment building has a duty to keep the building maintained and safe for the anticipated user. It is foreseeable a child would use the door and the building must be built and maintained pursuant to applicable building codes. It is definitely something worth pursuing with an attorney.

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  • Does ILL law on waiver supersede a contract provision on waiver?

    i entered a will contest settlement agreement with a family member- father that was represented to me as a family reconciliation. in contradiction and unknown to me buried deep in the fine print was an insidious clause that stated i could never c...

    Alexander’s Answer

    Short answer is no. You would have to prove a waiver of the waiver provision. This is very very hard to do and usually requires sown thing in writing.

    You have a lot more options to get after this that require more than an answer this online forum. This is a very fact intensive inquiry. It's time to hire a lawyer.

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  • Can I sue

    I received Surge as a gift in December of 2015, now I was wearing it for about two weeks when I noticed a sharp pain in my left wrist now the pain keep shooting from under the fitbit to my wrist. I continued to wear it to see if it was just me but...

    Alexander’s Answer

    There are class action cases pending in California regarding skin reactions from a related FitBit product and FitBit recalled one product due to injury.

    Generally speaking manufacturers have a duty to make their products safe and fit for their intended purpose. It sounds like you have a claim worth an attorney investigating and you may be one of many with similar problems.

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