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M. Todd Miller

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  • If Illinois grants mandated reporters total anonymity can a school district lawfully require that they inform administration?

    After 25 years, I finally saw something that triggered my mandated reporter responsibilities as a public school teacher. The district policy, however, states that we are to inform our principal as soon as we make a call to dcfs. The result for m...

    M.’s Answer

    I suspect that information can be obtained through sunshine request. With that said my instinct says that there should be anonymity for all reporting parties

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  • Can Landlord post a AVAILABLE real estate sign on property during Unlawful Detainer

    Landlord posted a AVAILABLE real estate sign with Unlawful Detainer trial date two weeks away. Lease states that landlord can post a for sale sign 6 months prior to lease term ending. Is this a breach?

    M.’s Answer

    Yes ultimately you will be evicted from the property so you should find a different place to live

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  • Can we recover legal fees from DCFS if we win the court case?

    DCFS has indicated for medical neglect. I have tons of electronic evidence to win the court case Can we recover legal fees from DCFS if we win the court case and DCFS loses?

    M.’s Answer

    I doubt it most judges adhere to the American rule which causes each party to pay their own attorneys fees

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  • An airport parking garage had a broken and corrosive pipe that damaged our car. Should I pursue legal action against them?

    The car was parked for 18 hours in a parking garage. A drain pipe had a crack, was corrosive and leaked and damaged the hood of the car. It will likely need repainting. I don't know if this is just a simple insurance claim or property damage and d...

    M.’s Answer

    Contact the management and ask them to file a claim on the insurance

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  • Do I have enough to prove abandonment in the State of Florida to adopt my step-daughter?

    I have raised my step-daughter since she was 4 years old. Her mother has bounced in and out of her life through the years. She has now not seen the child in over a year and has not spoken with her in 9 months. Is this enough to prove abandonment s...

    M.’s Answer

    None of the attorneys on this site will be able to answer that question only a judge will make that determination after hearing all the evidence in the case.

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  • If my parent signs their rights off do we need to speak infront of a judge?

    I'm 16 and a half and my mother and I both talked about her signing off her rights so that I can live where I want and make my own decisions in order for her to sign off her rights would we have to schedule a court date and talk to a judge? Or wou...

    M.’s Answer

    These questions are always the saddest that I read in that I can't believe any adult would sign over any rights to a 16-year-old and believe that that would be in the child's best interests. With that said your parents can file a motion to emancipate and ask the judge to sign off on it. I do not believe there is a form that a parent can sign to just bastardize their child without a court involved.

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  • Can I sue for breach of contact when the agreement was via text messages?

    One May 10th, my niece who lives in Chicago and a person I had always trusted text me she was in trouble and that her car had been booted for unpaid traffic tickets. She needed to borrow $600.00 to pay the deposit. She agreed to repay me when sh...

    M.’s Answer

    Of course. Doesn't sound like there is enough in it for an attorney fee so file the pleading yourself perhaps.

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  • Is me and my family screwed

    I vop because of money my truck was stolen and crashed that was my business I lost my contacts but this is my 1st offence it's for mis domestic violence me and my wife are great it's been 2 yrs we have 4 kids ones a new born and I'm the only one t...

    M.’s Answer

    I must admit the fact pattern is difficult to clearly understand. I would sit with a local attorney and discuss.

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  • What can I do? Am I entitled to sue?

    My 18 yr old daughter was recently robbed at gunpoint during her work shift. The tape of the robbery was released with her face in clear view and has been on the news and all over social media. She is being harassed at work and social media by bei...

    M.’s Answer

    If your daughter was the criminal you have absolutely no case.

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  • Is there a way to get a loss of property back to tax sale., in PA year 2014

    Sr. and Jr. were on deed. No talking between each. Taxes were being mailed to Jr. they would not send to Sr... Jr. signed for Sr. to except back taxes. would not forward to Sr.

    M.’s Answer

    No. Too late to pay the tax at this point.

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