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  1. I will try to keep this short. We are in South Carolina. All of our victims bill of rights have been violated, we have evidence of false reports by the police, failure to comply with court orders, contempt of court against institutions and the defendants, refusal to acknowledge FOIA's, police reports, request for protection, malpractice, refusal of motion to clarify court orders, incorrect redacted statements, victim advocate inadequacy and much more. Pending litigation for 1st degree sexual assault against a 9 yr old child for our 6 yr old child. Every one on every level refuses to act. We have a diary of evidence, reports, video, pictures etc. The solicitor has not accepted any requests, motions, or evidence for us. I want to take this case from the state or press charges on them, plus justice for our child. We have been forced to move, therapy bills etc are insane, our house is being for closed on etc. I need to know what steps, filings, actions I can take for our family. We are the 2nd victims. The solicitor didn't file charges with the first child. I have proof from his family as well. In Addition, He Was placed into custody of repeat convicted felons. I stopped printing at 27 felonies. 4 families have moved off the block. Please help us. Justic4coleton@gmail.com
  2. What is the rule in SC. Concerning my fathers will. Are we automatically entitled to a percentage of his estate since we are his children
  3. I as a small business owner of an auto repair shop was recently sued. The merits of the case are extremely weak and when I went to hire a lawyer he refused to take my money because he believes the case has no merit and will be dismissed. I am supposed to be in court today for a pretrial hearing as i understand and to strike a jury. Is it possible that my case can be heard t today by the jury or do they have to be notified first. Is there a possibility of a jury pool already. This is a small rural county and I have never heard of that. I want the option of hiring a lawyer before going to trial if need be.
  4. I am going to civil court on a case I do not believe I will lose. If I do however, can I be jailed if I cannot pay. Also, is there an option of appeal in a case before a magistrate
  5. I lost my husband 9/1/2010 due to squamous cell carcinoma of the right tonsil, base of tongue. There could be no surgery as the tumor was attached to his carotid artery. He had initiated an asbestos lawsuit years ago, even prior to our marriage. ( The damages occurred in Pa. and the lawyers are in Pa. ) Occasionally he would receive a small check, perhaps from $1,000 to $3,000 dollars and he would sign the release and the attorney would then send the money minus his costs and fees. The companies using asbestos were going out of business at an alarming rate due to, my opinion, so many lawsuits. We got pennies on the dollar. We found, in 2008, that my husband had cancer. We went to, among other places, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando, Fl. We were told standard of care is standard of care, No difference. I asked if this cancer was caused by asbestos and they said no, it was the result of drinking and smoking together and also could be HPV. Despite their efforts he passed away. The attorneys for the asbestos suit were pushing for his asbestosis to be the cause of his cancer. I was told it was not. They were excited about this possibility and stated that if they could prove that, then this would be a landmark case. Well apparently they could not prove it as it is not true; though, at the time, I didn't know the difference or whether it mattered. I had lost my husband and that was my concern, period. The attorneys wrote to me after my husband's death and told me I was entitled to a bit more than $200,000. I don't know if this was after their fees or not. I was just devastated by my loss I actually didn't care about the money. AFTER they had made a settlement they told me that Medicare had a new rule and said my husband used Medicare's money for hospital bills for his cancer and Medicare wanted their money. I said fine, rules are rules. I received $20,000 and thought it was so kind of Medicare to give me something; my husband had no life insurance. The lawyers said "Good Luck" and I expected never to hear from them again. Not so. On a few occasions I received the sort of letters that my husband and I used to get...ex: "MMM has settled for $4,000, our share is $1600.00. However, because Mr. H used more of our services than he paid, we are keeping the money." Very strange, and then had the audacity to ask me to sign? I don't think so. Prior to this I was told we were done, he had paid all his expenses and their fees and now I get these letters which say SIGN HERE...big red X. I ignored them. If Medicare wanted more, let them work for it. I wasn't helping. Tomorrow is the fourth anniversary of my husband's death. The more I thought about the case, the more curious I became. I had never received a letter from Medicare telling me they took my settlement. How stupid of me. In my grief I had acted like an old, addled woman with no brains. That I am not. I called Medicare. What I heard was shocking. I was told they could NOT speak to me as he was deceased and I wasn't listed on any papers saying who I was. They also said, "Your lawyer didn't do well by you." I asked why they took my money, under what rules and they explained that the cancer was caused by asbestos and the people who placed the asbestos in his place of employment were liable. I explained this was incorrect; two separate things. The cancer was not, according to all doctors, caused by asbestos. They told me to get this in writing from his doctor. I was told to send papers confirming who I was, they would then talk to me and they could "tell me something that would make me happy" AFTER I sent the papers. I asked if I needed an attorney; they said no. I think I have to have an attorney. They have made a huge mistake. I don't understand why my attorneys, who KNEW the doctors said his cancer was not caused by asbestos, would allow them to take my settlement. I didn't go to law school, I'm not versed in law and anything I say could make it worse. Can anyone help me? By the way, my attorneys got all of their fees recovered.
  6. A set of grandparents have had a minor grandchild in their custody for the past 7 yrs. The child's mother wrote a letter to the father, signing the child to him and stated in the letter that they agreed that she would not have to pay any child support or be responsible for anything else for the child. The father of the child basically gave the child to the grandparents because of his work schedule at the time. But the grandparents are been totally responsible for this child from the beginning of the transition with no financial support from the father. The have responsible for everything for this child, but have no legal documents for them to make decision for the child if something happens to them, because neither of the child's parents care or want to have custody of this child. Both mother & father of this child have very little contact with the child and both live in the same city only a few miles away from child. What can these grandparents do have legal documents file in the courts to establish sole custody of this child with rights.
  7. I own a small auto paint and body business in SC. About a year ago I was approached by a Limo Business owner to paint one of his cars. He asked for a economy job. We painted the car and we felt it was sastifactory be he disagreed and we agreed to redo the issues he complained about an no charge. He accepted the car with no complaints afterwards. A year later he returned initially with complaints stating that he had requested more repairs but we had told him we were too busy at the time. I do not remember t his. A year past and now over 12 months later he is asking that the car be repainted or for a refund of $400. Although the time frame was lengthy since we had last done work on the car and most of the issues were unrelated to the original work I agree to repaint the car a third time at no cost. Due to losing an employee the work was delayed by about 10 days but completed as he requested. He picked up the car, inspected it with no complaints. He now is suing me for $6600 including costs of completely stripping the car, repainting, cost of expert witness, lost wages, travel and more. My business is a legally formed LLC within the state of SC. Based on the above facts, can I be found personally liable for any settlement should one be granted. How should I proceed and what should my defense be.
  8. If I'm a patient being treated for depression, anxiety, & pain due to spinal problems can my doctor legally talk to my ex-girlfriend regarding my treatment and medications and terminate me as a patient because of a phone call regarding my medications. She verified he disclosed information about my treatment and she told him I was not taking my medications which was entirely false. Is he in violation of confidentiality and do I have any recourse...? I've been seeing this Doctor for over 7 years and for my pain medication since December 2010 during which time I've been on an increased dosage of oxycodone from 5 mg to 30 mg and I was only asked for a drug test twice and neither time was I informed of the results. I was only terminated as a patient after the ex-girlfriends phone conversation with the Doctor, and I've never been able to speak to him... any suggestions please Thanks, Confidential1
  9. My job is trying to make me work in a department I wasn't hired for, and wont pay me the same rate. Is that legal? Or can I refuse?
  10. I, as well as many other workers have not had a single day off in weeks, is it legal to work us 7 days a week, 8 hours a day? We ask for days off but they are refused. We are also on a point system. 5 points a year, if you are late on a week day, it's half a point, and if you call out without the doctor putting you out, it's a whole point. The weekends are double. Is that legal? We are paid hourly. Not salary.
  11. First thank you for this forum first I have worked for this company with the same manager for four (4) years with no infraction or write-up's. In the year 2012-2013 I was diagnose with breast cancer and through-out my treatment the company never held anything. In addition, I was too able to use my vacation and sick time for surgeries. However, when I informed my manager now new owner of the company that my last surgery was schedule and question about FMLA she said no I can’t deal with this you’re fired. But I can work up until the schedule date of surgery but nothing after. I believe I was discriminated against because I was wrongfully terminated and discriminated against because of my surgery for my disability. Can someone tell me if it’s true or false? First thank you for this forum first I have worked for this company with the same manager for four (4) years with no infraction or write-up's. In the year 2012-2013 I was diagnose with breast cancer and through-out my treatment the company never held anything. In addition, I was too able to use my vacation and sick time for surgeries. However, when I informed my manager now new owner of the company that my last surgery was schedule and question about FMLA she said no I can’t deal with this you’re fired. But I can work up until the schedule date of surgery but nothing after. I believe I was discriminated against because I was wrongfully terminated and discriminated against because of my surgery for my disability. Can someone tell me if it’s true or false?
  12. While my son was married in early 2013, he and his wife (both in Air Force) were scheduled to move from South Carolina to Utah. His wife owned a house in South Carolina prior to marriage and she asked him to prepare the house to sell so they could move. Like any good mother I offered to help and worked with both of them to increase the value of the house to be sold so they could break even, pay us back and buy a new house in Utah. While the home improvements were underway, supervised by myself and my son in South Carolina, his wife was deployed to Korea and kept in contact with us by email, Skpe and Facebook. After a few months and 27,000 and change invested into the house, the two decided to get a divorce. Now here comes the good part. Since they were getting divorced, my son was most likely going to remain in South Carolina. To complicate it further we had the house appraised and its value was what she owed on the house. Verbally, in emails and other conversations for months prior to the sell of the house his ex-wife agreed to split the loaned house improvement money with my son and pay us back. Now call us dumb, but we believed them and to help them out we bought the house for what she owed on it. She gave my son power of attorney while they were married and all agreed to sell us the house for what she owed. In the bill of sale we wrote a paragraph stating monies borrowed by (sellers) from ( buyers) was still owed and not part of the sell. Again, signed by my son representing both of them. We bought the house Sept 2103. My son has paid monthly towards his half of the debt as agreed but from Sept 2013 until March 2014 my ex-daughter inlaw wrote us, called us and confirmed her debt was 12,500 until one day she sent us an email that she didn't understand why (out of the blue) we were requesting her to give us money as the house sold back in Sept 2013 many months ago. Further more she claims a document included in the house sell called ( certificate of compliance of all contract terms and conditions...) relieves her of any money owed to us. Isn't this fraud or intet to fraud? What about breech of contract? She knew that house needed the 27,000 in repairs prior to us buying it, agreed to pay us back, sold the house to us and still agreed to pay us back for months after the sell and then magically back out? Now my son did agree on both of their behave since he had power of attorney when this all went down. Does any or all of this allow me to sue her? If so what are the charges I peruse and would I sue both to force her to pay her portion? Any advice please?
  13. Hello. I have a jury trial for traffic court in a few weeks for a traffic ticket I was issued for "Failing To Register Vehicle". Since the time of the ticket, I moved 100-miles away. I went back to request a public defender where I was back and fourth 3 or 4 times after speaking to the judge. Unfortunately, because the judge was not certain as to whether or not the county's public defender would be able to take my case, the judge did not sign the public defender document on the spot, but, in stead, instructed me to got to the public defender's office to see if they'd accept my case. Due to my situation being somewhat of a grey area, they misunderstood the reason I was there, so they sent me back and forth between the two county court locations before the public defender's office (finally) agreed to handle my case. After having gotten approval from the county public defender, I went back to the traffic court office to turn my form (or document) to have a public defender formally appointed by the court, only to find out that the judge was done with seeing the public for the day. I was told I would have to go back to see the judge again the following week before the public defender could be formally appointed. Prior to travelling 100 miles via rental car (to city A, i.e. the city of my previous residence), I call and spoke to the court and was told that the process of getting the public defender would only take 10 or 15 minutes, however I spent over 2 hours going back and fourth between the traffic court and the county central court building before I was given an answer. I had to pay to rent a vehicle for the day in order go to city A so that I could a public defender, but, unfortunately, I do not have enough money to make it back to see the judge again, only to have to make an additional trip 3 weeks afterwards for the jury trial date. I may not have enough money to make either trip (i.e. 100 miles away, from city B back to city A), much less two because I'm unemployed at the moment (with no income). I attempted to attain an attorney through the states legal aid program, but they do not handle traffic cases, nor do they handle title disputes. Furthermore, I was issued a ticket in city A for "Failure To Register Vehicle" and have since requested a jury trial. I was pulled with merely an expired 45-day temporary tag from the DMV that I received from them upon purchasing my vehicle from a private party. After paying for the vehicle & signing the bill of sales, we agreed that the other party would send the vehicle title to me by mail. I never received the title in the mail. I attempted register my vehicle in person, at the DMV, but I was informed that I needed a title before the vehicle could be registered. A few days later, a friend of mine suggested I go and obtain a duplicate title form from the DMV, so I did. I filled it out, took it back to the DMV, but I was told (by the DMV) that the party that I purchased the vehicle from would have to accompany me to the DMV IN PERSON in order for them to issue me a duplicate title to the vehicle. Later that day, I called the other party, and very politely & calmly, explained what the DMV instructed me to do, and asked him to meet me at the DMV at a scheduled time in which he agreed. As instructed by the other party, I called their residence to confirm our scheduled meeting at the DMV, but the man's wife picked up the phone and stated that she & her husband were not responsible for the matter and hung up the phone on me. I haven't had contact with the other party ever since. I was rejected by the states legal aid program regarding the title dispute and I haven't had the money (since the) to pay an attorney to help me resolve the issue. Is there a way I can get this traffic court case dismissed (?) or at least delayed until I can save up enough money to fund my trip back to city A? Given that I am unlikely to have much money to pay the $250 fine, is it possible for me to be able to do community service in a different city (that's within the same state)? What should I handle the vehicle title situation? The vehicle is broken down for now (also). This is one ginormous mess. ThanksHello. I have a jury trial for traffic court in a few weeks for a traffic ticket I was issued for "Failing To Register Vehicle". Since the time of the ticket, I moved 100-miles away. I went back to request a public defender where I was back and fourth 3 or 4 times after speaking to the judge. Unfortunately, because the judge was not certain as to whether or not the county's public defender would be able to take my case, the judge did not sign the public defender document on the spot, but, in stead, instructed me to got to the public defender's office to see if they'd accept my case. Due to my situation being somewhat of a grey area, they misunderstood the reason I was there, so they sent me back and forth between the two county court locations before the public defender's office (finally) agreed to handle my case. After having gotten approval from the county public defender, I went back to the traffic court office to turn my form (or document) to have a public defender formally appointed by the court, only to find out that the judge was done with seeing the public for the day. I was told I would have to go back to see the judge again the following week before the public defender could be formally appointed. Prior to travelling 100 miles via rental car (to city A, i.e. the city of my previous residence), I call and spoke to the court and was told that the process of getting the public defender would only take 10 or 15 minutes, however I spent over 2 hours going back and fourth between the traffic court and the county central court building before I was given an answer. I had to pay to rent a vehicle for the day in order go to city A so that I could a public defender, but, unfortunately, I do not have enough money to make it back to see the judge again, only to have to make an additional trip 3 weeks afterwards for the jury trial date. I may not have enough money to make either trip (i.e. 100 miles away, from city B back to city A), much less two because I'm unemployed at the moment (with no income). I attempted to attain an attorney through the states legal aid program, but they do not handle traffic cases, nor do they handle title disputes. Furthermore, I was issued a ticket in city A for "Failure To Register Vehicle" and have since requested a jury trial. I was pulled with merely an expired 45-day temporary tag from the DMV that I received from them upon purchasing my vehicle from a private party. After paying for the vehicle & signing the bill of sales, we agreed that the other party would send the vehicle title to me by mail. I never received the title in the mail. I attempted register my vehicle in person, at the DMV, but I was informed that I needed a title before the vehicle could be registered. A few days later, a friend of mine suggested I go and obtain a duplicate title form from the DMV, so I did. I filled it out, took it back to the DMV, but I was told (by the DMV) that the party that I purchased the vehicle from would have to accompany me to the DMV IN PERSON in order for them to issue me a duplicate title to the vehicle. Later that day, I called the other party, and very politely & calmly, explained what the DMV instructed me to do, and asked him to meet me at the DMV at a scheduled time in which he agreed. As instructed by the other party, I called their residence to confirm our scheduled meeting at the DMV, but the man's wife picked up the phone and stated that she & her husband were not responsible for the matter and hung up the phone on me. I haven't had contact with the other party ever since. I was rejected by the states legal aid program regarding the title dispute and I haven't had the money (since the) to pay an attorney to help me resolve the issue. Is there a way I can get this traffic court case dismissed (?) or at least delayed until I can save up enough money to fund my trip back to city A? Given that I am unlikely to have much money to pay the $250 fine, is it possible for me to be able to do community service in a different city (that's within the same state)? What should I handle the vehicle title situation? The vehicle is broken down for now (also). This is one ginormous mess. Thanks