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  • I am being sued for my dogs biting someone who lived with us. What kind of a lawyer do I need?

    1. She lived under our roof. 2. The male dog has bitten her before. She got in between a dog fight. 3. She continued to live her. Uninvited, pity story. 4. My dogs bit her again, this time both of them. 5. Her arm is disfigured. She has fat ar...

    Joel’s Answer

    Get a lawsuit/litigation attorney. You are likely responsible.

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  • What rules or laws has an attorney violated by representing a client after consulting with a potential client on same matter?

    I spoke at great lengths to an attorney regarding an issue with a contractor. I shared details regarding the situation. After nearly an hour going over the details of my situation, and giving him the name of the individual, he waited until the e...

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    The attorneys actions are unethical.

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  • Do I have a case? I slipped and fell on a wet floor at a Popeye's Restaurant

    I slipped and fell on a wet floor at Popeye's Restaurant. When I got in, the floor was dry but when I was paying my order at the counter, an employee decided to mop the floor right behind me without warning me and no proper signage. As I turned ar...

    Joel’s Answer

    Yes. Popeyes is at fault. You have a good case. I'm sorry you were hurt.

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  • Is there a rule that required the judge who orders a party to prepare a judgment to verify and sign the judgment?

    My opponent filed a judgment with the court clerk and the clerk stamped the judge's signature at the same time on the same day. So there is no time to object to the judgment and the judge who orders the judgment doesn't see or know what is in the ...

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    You can file a motion and request a nunc pro tunc withdrawal of the order.

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  • Will it be against HIPPA if I open my own medical records from another facility?

    I am a medical biller and I had my medical records mail to my boss/chiropractor who is my treating provided. I am the one who opens the mail. I open my medical records. Is this allowed or is it against HIPPA?

    Joel’s Answer

    You can look at your own records, however you lawfully get them and your employer has no rules to the contrary.

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  • If I request full refund and business only offers partial refund, can I accept and then file small claims to collect remainder?

    I received a cosmetic procedure from a cosmetic surgeon, and the quality of services provided did not satisfy our verbal agreement. A written agreement is in place, stating that not all objectives can be satisfied (contradicting his oral assurance...

    Joel’s Answer

    Only if they condition the payment as a settlement.

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  • Wrongful death on behalf of an unborn child?

    My brother was killed in a roll-over accident and it appears the vehicle company is liable. He was not married but his girlfriend is pregnant with a daughter. Can she sue?

    Joel’s Answer

    Yes. The daughter, though an unborn would have a claim.

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  • Can I sue a doctor becuase of bad behavior and emotional elder abuse?

    My mother was hospitalized and palliative doctor came to her room to take part in a family meeting about her, to hospice her and talking about end stage of life. My mom said she can not participate and my daughter will come but that doctor insiste...

    Joel’s Answer

    Yes you can, but a report to the California Medical Board Might Be your best action.

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  • Lawsuit case closed due to illness

    My sister filed a lawsuit against a company for theft. Sadly almost immediately after she filed she became ill and as a result of her hospitalization and inability to be present the case was closed. Can she reopen/refile? She is improving and i...

    Joel’s Answer

    Yes. If the time limitations has not run and the case was not dismissed with prejudice.

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  • What is the process of wrongful death elder abuse case filed in june2016. demurers filed to strike some of plantifs ? what doest

    what is demourer and is that normal in these case. what happens next. is that before discovery or after. also what if defense cancelled depositions with us plantiffs what does that mean? is that good or bad.

    Joel’s Answer

    Yes demurrers (in California) and motions to dismiss (in Nevada) are very common.
    Depositions, and many aspects, of litigation are commonly delayed and rescheduled.

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