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Howard Robert Roitman

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  • If plaintiff is changed under FRCP 15.a.1 - can defendant counter-sue the original Plaintiff?

    Hi there, If plaintiff is changed under FRCP 15.a.1 - can defendant counter-sue the original Plaintiff? Thanks.

    Howard’s Answer

    You can file an action against anyone. BUT do you have a colorable claim against them which you can win is the question you should be asking yourself.

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  • Can I sue Great Wolf Lodge for cancelling our reservation due to their incompetence?

    My family booked the best suite at Great Wolf Lodge 9 months ago. It was to be our anniversary trip. They just called to cancel our reservations. This is despite us confirming everything twice in the last few months. Apparently, that is the week t...

    Howard’s Answer

    If you put down a deposit you may have a colorable action. But your damages are not likely to be large, best to just look for another location to vacation.

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  • Can I sue a detention center for negligence for not seeking treatment for my son? He had a collapsed lung for 3 days.

    His lung collapsed just before he went to the facility, He repeatedly told them he was having trouble breathing, pain in his chest, and could not do the physical activities they were requiring. I also told the guard that I noticed that he was shor...

    Howard’s Answer

    You should talk to a lawyer who does "1983" suits.

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  • This is a modification of a prior question that was answered by 4 people, all wanting additional information.

    On 04/01/13 a PFA was granted to a plaintiff against me. It is a two year ban. I was allotted a 6 hour window to remove my belongings on 04/05/13, but unforeseen circumstance prevented me from removing my things. I still wish to recover my belongi...

    Howard’s Answer

    You should call the Pittsburgh Bar Association and ask for pro bono help., It sounds like you need to do a appeal or de novo review of the findings of the panel.

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  • They ower said he was going to pay the bill and now he not how do i go and get the money for the bill?

    It my mothers dog and she on SS retriement so she on a fix income

    Howard’s Answer

    More information is necessary to answer this question in a useful way.

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  • What website can i search for information about a lawsuit settlement that i won so i know where to go to get whats belongs tome

    how can i find out if the money that is entitle to me is from this lawsuit is still there or if my parents spent the money?

    Howard’s Answer

    You need to talk to the lawyer who handled your case. It is unlikely that you are going to find the information you seek online.

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  • Question about Small Claims Court,...

    I sent a demand letter to the defendant (certified with a return receipt requested), however, twice it came back to me. Do the small claim courts in Nevada allow me to proceed with the case if the letter was not received by the defendant?

    Howard’s Answer

    No, you need to serve the defendant before you proceed with a law suit. You should consider hiring a process server if you can not get a good address to send the defendant process through the mail. If you are saying that the letter was refused, rather then sent to a bad address, then you may proceed, refusal of a certified letter is treated as good service in this case.

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  • Do I have to serve the defendants with copy of Motion for Default?

    I filed a lawsuit and I have no answer from the Defendant , it has been 30 days now. I plan to file motion for default judgment and order tomorrow on day 31st. Do I have to serve to the defendant a copy of my motion for Default or not? I understoo...

    Howard’s Answer

    You are correct and it is still good practice to serve the defendant if you know his where-abouts . in the event you are accused of "sewer service" when the complaint was served, you will have evidence of your good faith.

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  • Submission supplemental certification

    I need to find the form for this online want to know what it's called for nj court PDF so it would be easier to do on my computer it's for family court thank you

    Howard’s Answer

    Your post suggests that what you really need is a lawyer to help with what ever it is you are doing.

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  • What does it mean when a motion to consolidate is denied "not well taken"?

    We have two cases one against us and the other for us. A civil case for restraining order. We wanted to consolidate the two and were denied. Not well taken? We have hard evidence and have filed police reports against him. He does not and has not. ...

    Howard’s Answer

    All in all the simple answer is that these 2 cases will proceed separately. "not well taken" means the judge did not agree with the arguments to consolidate.

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