My friend rear ended me the other day and the damage was minor and he admitted that it was his fault and he would pay for the damages by giving me cash so I said ok but now he is talking bout giving me like monthly payments and I need to get it fi...
You can and SHOULD try. Insurance companies lend more credibility to claims that are reported to police. Waiting 3 weeks didn't help you.See question
I made a choice and now Im in teouble
Discuss your options with a local criminal defense attorney. Your ENTIRE criminal history will be relevant.See question
A particular person is lying in there statement and I've been charged with a felony scheduled to go to trial in the state of Indiana. If I'm found not guilty or the case is dismissed, can I sue for false allegations, defamation, slander etc. I hav...
You can sue anyone for anything. Most people simply cannot succeed in defamation actions. They are VERY difficult to win and VERY expensive to prosecute. You will probably spend at least $15,000.00. Once you win, WHAT will you win? You must PROVE ACTUAL monetary loss. E.g. You had a contract to build a building for company X and you would have made $150,000 profit. Someone spreads rumors that you use shoddy workmanship and materials that are not up to spec so you lose the contract that is already signed.
Absent that clear a situation, win, lose, or draw, unless the facts on damages are clear AND SIGNIFICANT, it will likely cost you far more than you recover.See question
I have been served a law suite for a bad review on Yelp. And the person who is suing is not the actual owner of the restaurant and my statement on yelp clearly states "owner" Can I counter sue this person for wasting my time, stress it caused as ...
1.) Defamation is an intentional tort. You CANNOT buy insurance to protect you from intentional acts.
2.) Defamation is VERY difficult to prove.
3.) In addition to your First Amendment Rights, TRUTH is an ABSOLUTE defense. Even if the plaintiff proves that he lost money as a result of your comments, unless YOU LIED in your comments (what you said can be proven to be false), you cannot be sued. Assuming that you didn't lie, All you had to do was to file a Verified Motion to Dismiss. with affidavits attached.
4.) On your facts, this is an entirely frivolous action which will COST the Plaintiff a great deal of money. Foolish people who waste their own money on frivolous litigation are not "living off others" they are going broke.
5.) Owner/Manager/Investor makes no difference. The Plaintiff is alleging that you made negative, false statements that hurt the business. It's as simple as that.
6.) If you hired counsel to defend this, you are NOT spending any time. If you didn't hire counsel, you are not spending money.
7.) Insurance has nothing to do with anything because it's NOT covered. It cannot be responsible for a premium increase.
8.) Future employers will be as concerned over a failed defamation action as they would be about a parking ticket. Much ado about nothing.See question
I am a 19 year old college freshman girl living in Indiana and I recently was arrested for shoptlifting at Kohls. The value of the two pairs of earrings I stole was $20. The police officer informed me I have been suminced and will need to appear i...
Call the Hamilton County Prosecutor and ask them is you qualify for pre-trial diversion. If they say "yes," you do not need an attorney.See question
I get paid $500/week. I will have surgery and be off work for 6 months. It is my left arm and I am right handed. Will I get reimbursed for travel to and from PT, since I can't drive? I have been off work without pay for 3 weeks due to pain medi...
You only need an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney if you want more money and less hassle. Unlike a civil suit, the length of surgery, number of surgeries, medication taken, and time off work have absolutely no bearing on the value of a Workers' Compensation claim. The fact that you are missing 3 weeks pay should be enough to inform you that you are in over your head.
For Illinois Workers' Compensation claims, you will ALWAYS cheat yourself if your do not hire experienced counsel. You will have someone to guide you through the process AND when it is time to settle, an attorney can add value to your case IN EXCESS of his fee. In the last few years, employers also seek to advance the argument that when you settle a case without an attorney, your already low settlement should be further reduced by 20% so that you do not get a ‘windfall.” Representing yourself in Illinois is a lose-lose proposition. When you are represented, you have fewer headaches AND you get more money. It really is a no-brainer.
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I am a private investigator and one of my clients believes that her husband is having an affair. He is a postal worker and she believes that he is stopping for his break along his route and meeting a woman along his route. Because he is a federal...
You are a professional who is charging for his services. You can afford to consult a local attorney on this point. If you did have a problem, would you rather say that you "acted on advice of counsel" or that "some guy on the internet told you?"See question
The damages exceeds her insurance policy
I agree with my colleagues. I would simply remind you that they CANNOT accept the policy limits without executing a general release. If they execute a general release, they CANNOT come after ANYONE.See question
The owner of the car is in jail
Only if you have first-hand information (the owner told you) that the person driving the car is doing so without the owner's permission. Why do you want to get involved?See question