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  1. I am currently a pro se plaintiff in a case during the discovery phase. The defense has gotten my medical records, but some records that are critical to identifying who the defendants are is missing. These records are in the possession of the BOP, and they have not responded to emails asking for expedited processing. Currently there is under 2 months of discovery time remaining. Can I motion the court to order the BOP for expedited processing? If so, how do I do this? Is there something else I need to do to ensure I get these critical records before the discovery/case ends?
  2. My friend was accused of going to another person's house with an AK-47 and threatening her. He is on active parole, and wants to know if he could be arrested just by this person's false accusation??? Help PLEASE
  3. I was pulled over for a clocked 86 in a 70 on interstate 75 three lane. I wasn't going that fast. The cops didnt like to communicate when they pulled me over and won't tell me what details are. It says citation and summons. The cop said I just had to pay a fine but that's not what the ticket says. It's a 10 hour drive from my home in Florida. When calling the number it states it could take 20 days for information. Seems a little Agressive for a speeding ticket. The cop made is sound like it was a lesser ticket but after trying to figure out how to pay it's sounding ridiculous. 40-6-241 state law. Cooks county. Does anyone know the fines details and if I need to plan for a trip up to Georgia? I'm a full time student work full time and my moms been in the hospital for a month icu. (Which is why I was in the situation in the first place)
  4. I'm having trouble getting paid for my medical expenses from the other drivers insurance, can I file claim on my insurance as well?
  5. I was in an auto accident and the passenger and myself were injured, i'm going to do the claim for both of us. If I get power of attorney I can handle all issues for the other person as well?
  6. Ive had my minor nephew living with me for 4 months now. I have a temporary guardianship paper that mean and the child's mom signed and had notarized. But now she wants me too have custody. I am married and living with my husband but he is a nonviolent sex offender charged with statutory rape as a teen. How likely would it be for us to obtain custody of my nephew. The mother wnats me to care for and fully support the child. So what would be best for us to do? Guardianship, custody adoption please help and i need to do somethaing asap. As I need to get the child some medical insurance.
  7. I filed a claim for unemployment benefits in June. I called in July to check my status and they said that I had been approved. Someone I spoke with stated that I needed to download or print out a form that needs to be signed by my school. Which is fine but I stated to her that I attend school online so it takes 3-5 business days before I can get it signed and returned to unemployment I was told that would be okay. Once I received the paperwork back I had sent them to unemployment, I called to make sure that they had received my paperwork she stated yes she received them and that I would be paid for those weeks. I had looked out for my payment and I never received them so I called and was told again that I would be paid. Long story short it's August and I still haven't received my benefits. I received a email stating that I couldn't send any paperwork after the week ended. I explained to them that my school wouldn't allow me to send the paperwork a couple days ahead. I could only submit that paperwork dated for that Friday or it would not be accepted and I stated this to unemployment but I was told that it didn't matter if I wanted to receive my benefits I needed to send the paperwork in on Saturday. I was told that it's the Georgia law that i cannot submit any weeks after the week ended. I fill that this a discrimination for people that attend school online because depending on the type of paperwork your submitting it can get signed that day or needs to be reviewed by someone higher which takes 3-5 business days. Is this a form of discrimination?
  8. I recently bought property on the river for privacy, there is a sandy place where people can put their boats in. When the river is low, no boats can be loaded only party people with Razor's, 4-wheelers go down there to cross over to the sandbar and party. I was told nothing of this when I bought the property. I recently had the road side surveyed to put up fence for sheep. I also paid for the road which I wasn't told about. The county comes occasionally and grades the road. In the meantime, people are trespassing, stealing fuel, wood we had cut and stacked to dry for the winter, they snatch down our no trespassing signs and come on our property at leisure. The trash, beer cans, broken beer bottles, suite case boxes, toilet paper, condoms, water bottles, bags of trash, nasty words written on the trees, to much to list. My question is this, do I have any rights? Can I shut down this road? I am so tired of people shooting guns, hooting and hollering, loud music. I moved out here to get away from all that. I have been taking pictures of where my no trespassing signs were tri-folded and then where they were missing after I opened them back up, of all the above mentioned trash.
  9. I was the IT Director of a property management company based in Alpharetta, Ga, for a little over 3 months. I reported to the company owners, a man and wife team. They had no complaints of my performance, until one Thursday, the wife told me to "run an script" to acquire all of the usernames and passwords of everyone in the company. I advised that this isn't possible and expressed my deep concern for the ethics this request. She assured me that no one before me had every been concerned about performing this task. As there is no script for this, I reluctantly visited each employee and had them write their username and password on a sticky note. I then delivered the notes to the owner's office. However, while I was asking employees for this information, some called the owner and asked why I was asking for passwords. The owner was HIGHLY embarrassed and angry with me that news spread that she requested this. The next day she fired me, claiming insubordination. Since then, the husband has posted lies about me online and even lied to the department of labor about why I was fired. He sent me an email personally, threatening my marriage and career, along with a few other insults. He claimed my conduct and refusal to perform my duties, lead to my firing. I was hence declined unemployment benefits. Also, I have had to explain this scenario to potential employers and I believe some have contacted them for reference, who ceased to respond to me any further. Do I have a case for defamation by my former employer?
  10. i have won by defaut. i sold owner finance a place email to show the judge wanted to award me damages as they had destoyed the place and but their lawyer want to question eveything which is ok i have 200 pictures of before and after and invoices estimates canceled checks. my question is i am paralized i have to have a caregiver with me my son flew in to get me as he can pick me up put me in car and put me in a bed at motel my normal care giver can not i think they the defendants should have to pay me back on that not mine expenses but my caregiver cost and i as about interest where i can charge as i had in magistrate court but he says no i can not. we ran out of time court was 930 to noon judge left to go toanother county so now we have a continuancy to next month any case law or wher i could go to find thank you
  11. I am a victim of identity theft from a college in Georgia. The college admissions clerk stole my information, used my credit card at 3 National companies and then gave my personal and financial information to family members. I have done my due diligence with regards to reporting this issue but the college just turned the other way and wanted to give me free courses however I do not want their name on my college degree. What can I do?
  12. Can a spouse legally sign the other spouse name without consent?
  13. My brother's wife runs a day care in their home for many years in Georgia. Recently they ran my brothers fingerprints and found he has an old arrest (41 years ago) for a misdemeanor drug charge. They have sent my sister in law a certified letter stating he must move from residence in 45 days or the day care must be closed. I am assuming he needs an attorney but not sure what kind to contact. They are both so stressed and upset I offered to do some research thanks in advance
  14. Hello, I hope this is the correct place for this but I need some advice on what my options are going forward. Long story short, I just bought a house roughly two weeks ago and the sellers came to the closing table still moving out of their (now my) house. I think they finished up just as the papers were being signed. As such they kind of left the place a mess and rather dirty and left in a hurry. I also noticed that they took the 9 window treatments which were stated as staying in the signed disclosures and left mounting holes where they took down the TV mount. I told them of this mistake and after some conversations they said they'd return them and $100 dollars for the re installation (nothing about the TV mount). I countered with return and 280 (the average installation cost for 9 treatments in my area, courtesy of an online calculator). I got no real commitment on the price just a statement of return. Flash forward to the return, they only gave $75 towards the install. Now, I don't mean to sound greedy or anything but I don't think that will cover the costs of rehanging them. What are my options to get the correct amount of money out of them (assuming I know the amount once I get them reinstalled)? Thanks
  15. can i get some advise on shoplifting? What are my options for getting the charges overturned? I suffer from physical and mental issues I had a stroke and also went through chemo and radiation which is fried my brain and this is my first charge I never had any problems with the law and my memory and it's not there it was a miss misunderstanding and what I offered to pay for it because I forgot it was even in my cart. I couldn't even remember anyone's phone number to even try to get help while I was in jail . What are my options?
  16. My fiancé got into some trouble awhile back, and his DA told him that if he attended Drug Court, his charges would be dropped. No, he was not "court ordered" to go. I'm not sure what that means, but that's what he said. Well... his mom went over the court and sent him to rehab. He's 19, almost 20. She's saying that they were gonna send him to prison if he didn't go, but he would've been told that, not her. I just don't understand how she can over the court like that. He's not addicted to anything... he was just being stupid and got caught up. We honestly can't afford to put our life on pause for something he doesn't even need and can't afford. Yes, he did fail a few drug tests but he's been clean. He was clean when he went to court Monday the 26. They're holding him in the county jail until his bed is ready, which should be July 5 ( next Wednesday ). I'm calling the guy who told me his bed would be ready tomorrow. I need to know why and how his mom went over the court. I need to know why he wasn't told about any of this... he's grown and doesn't even really talk to his mom. There's a lot more to that which makes the sitiuation worse. I need to know what his other options are. Like, is returning to drug court and not messing up anymore an option??? He doesn't feel comfortable going to this place ( the star house ) for personal reasons. What can we do? I will know more tomoorw, but I wanna know what I'm talking about when I talk to him. Pleaseee helppp!
  17. If you received diversion and then a dismissal in your case (shoplifting) is that a conviction on your record? If you received the Georgia First Offender Act and then a discharge is that a conviction on your record? If you have had a record expunged is that a conviction on your record? If you have had these three things and received a dismissal, discharge, and an expungement (you are one lucky boy!)...three cases....if there were (there is not) a future charge would the court system count the dismissal, discharge, and expungement against you? God bless you for assisting me....I truly appreciate it.
  18. hello i have a question. I brought a call from a used car dealership. I have no credit history, but got a loan . now the loan come form a difference company but the Dealership and the finance company share the same address. now the person that sold me the car also is the ceo of the finance company. after i drove the car about 3 miles the check engine light came on. i stop and car the dealership and told them about it . as i'm driving back the chassis starts to shake really bad. so when i get back to the dealership. i told him i don't want the car. is i'm still bound to the contract, plus after i review the contract. i see where the seller misspell my name wrong. do that have any validity on the contract
  19. I used to work at DQ in Gray, GA. I'm only 18, but I was promoted to a shift leader after seven or eight months of working there. There was recently a change in management and my new manager didn't like me at all. She targeted me for personal reasons. I've always been a hard worker and I don't slack very often, but I've been very very sick for the last week. I went to work for three days in a row, vomiting in the trashcans around the restaurant... which is very unsanitary. I shouldn't have went to work in that condition in the first place, but my new manager couldn't care less about me being sick. I was sent home two days in a row by other shift leaders because I couldn't stop vomiting. I went to the doctor and got everything taken care of. When I returned back to work, my manager asked me for my doctor's note but I didn't even think about getting one while I was there. The next day, my shift started at 1:00 pm. When I arrived, she was very rude and hateful while asking me about my doctor's note again. I worked until 11:00 pm the night before and had a meeting that morning at 10:30. I honestly didn't have time to go get one. She ended up making me go all the way to Macon to get my doctor's note... she acted like she thought I was lying. I called her after leaving the Medical Center in Macon to tell her that I was about to be on the way back... with my doctor's note of course. She told me not to come back up there until she talked to the owner about me coming back, she told me to stay around my phone. I sat at the Medical Center for 10-15 minutes and then decided to go home to wait on her phone call. She called me 20 or 30 minutes after I got home and asked me where I was. When I told her I was at home, she LIED and said "I told you to come to DQ to talk to me". I explained to her that she did not tell me to come back up there, which made her mad. She told me that I needed to bring my keys and uniform up there. I didn't have much to say because I was shocked. I did call her out about lying over text message, but she kept avoiding what I was saying. I have no idea what she even fired me for. I've sent her multiple messages about getting my termination letter, but she won't respond. I guess I'll have to go up there and get it. Quite a few of my co-workers think it's because she just didn't like me. Their exact words were, "Well you should've seen it coming, she's never liked you and she's been targeting you and a few others." I think she's racist. She targets every young, white girl who works there... not just me. Since she's been the manager, she's hired all African American people. Which isn't a problem with me, but I feel like I lost my job because she simply doesn't like white people. I'm not sure what to do about this, but I want something done. I work too hard to be fired for absolutely no reason. I have more information if anyone is interested in giving me some advice. Thank you!
  20. Mechanic twisted his knee stepping off of a truck while working approx 10 months ago. Was off for 5 weeks for knee rehab. While off the employer voluntarily paid employee 500/wk gross. Employee also received approx 950 total for the 5 weeks from WC. Employee recently gave notice of leaving for another job and worked out his notice with no issues. When he came to pick up his final check, the employer had taken the approx 950 the employee was paid by WC out of his final check stating that the WC cost him and therefor he was taking it out of the employees check. Note, he didn't state that he was taking out for the money he voluntarily paid the employee during the 5 weeks, he said he was taking out for the WC claim. Pretty sure this isn't legal but wanted to know if it is and if not what is the employees best recourse?
  21. My question is somewhat complicated. My younger brother was murdered in the spring of 2011. He was unmarried with no children and had no will. My mom was appointed executor of his estate. My parents received a death benefit because my brother was killed while on the job (he worked for an insurance company). The estate account got this money each month for a length of 10 years. Fast forward five years and mom passed away suddenly. She also had no will, but the money continued to be deposited into my brother's estate. I was told that I had no rights over that account unless I petitioned the probate court. That is not the issue though. The insurance company stopped ALL payments and are claiming that I owe them the remainder of the money in that account. First of all, I am blocked from any sort of association with that account. Can they REALLY just stop paying that benefit because my mom passed away? It didn't go directly to her, but into his estate account. The insurance company drug me along for about 3 months so they could "MAKE THIS DECISION"...there was no precedent for this in that company...being killed while on the job. I'm going to see a lawyer this week to further pursue this. He said that they should never have stopped paying that death benefit because it was an estate account. Thoughts of this PLEASE!! Thanks, Valerie
  22. Hello, I am sorry this is so long but it is really crazy. I'm writing about my brother who is a sex offender. He was granted parole on April 26, but is still in prison because no one is doing their job correctly and he is sitting there waiting on transitional housing. The address he give to be paroled out to (his uncles house) was approved, but late at night the day before he was to leave, he was told there was a mistake and the address was then not approved because of numerous churches nearby. They said they don't know why it was approved to start with. His counselor is just not doing her job in helping him to find transitional housing after the address he gives is not approved. I have read through procedures and rules on the GA pardon and parole website, and even though many people in the system have told me they are not suppose to find him anywhere to parole out to if he doesn't have anywhere, it is stating they are. Anyway, 2 weeks later, someone at the prison other than his counselor said they would help him. I'm not sure what this person did to help.The person told my brother of another place he might could be paroled out to. He applied for this address to be approved for him to parole out to. More weeks go by with no word of anything. Today I called the parole office where this address is located to see what is going on. I was told that this address was denied over 2 weeks ago because my brother lied and said the person who lives at this address (owner) was his uncle. I asked why would that be considered a legal reason for denial? The lady said she wasn't over that situation, she doesn't know. I told her that there is a misunderstanding because that person is NOT his uncle, but the first address my brother gave that was denied IS his uncle. Maybe this was not changed on paperwork for the 2nd address? She said the field officer who went to check out the address wrote all the notes that state my brother lied and said the person who owns that place is his uncle. The man told the officer no, he is not his uncle and that he has never heard of him. She said she didn't know what to do and didn't know what to tell me to do. She give me the name and number of the field officer. I called and left a message. After this, I called the main number for the state parole board. I told them the story, and the lady there said I should call the office where this is taking place. I said I did, they are the one who told me all this and that's why I'm calling you. She said there was no one there to talk to. She also said the records she has doesn't show that my brother listed this person (the 2nd address that was denied) as his uncle. Then I called my brothers counselor at the prison. I left a msg and she called back shortly with my brother in her office so I could tell him everything. She said that if an address is denied, they do not tell her and that she is suppose to call herself and find out. This shows she didn't. She said she doesn't know what the problem is and that she will re submit the application for approval of the address and talk to someone about the situation. She also said she has no records showing this other person as my brothers uncle. Not long after this, the field officer called me. She said the address was denied because it's not on the state THOR list ( a list of transitional housing on state parole website). I told her that the parole office didn't give this as a reason, but told me he was denied because he lied about the owner of the address being his uncle. She said 'oh, and that too'. I then told her about there must be a mix up, that the first address denied WAS his uncle and that someone must not have taken that off the records, or something. I told her I know of this THOR list, and I have seen it. I told her that on the same website that this list is on, which is the ga dept of pardon and parole website, there is also a list of 'non-thor housing'. I asked why is this list on the site if it's not THOR? She said 'the first address your brother give, that was denied, that is on that list'. I said 'That is his uncles house, his house would not be on a list of just any parolee to parole out to'. I told her that no one has told my brother anything. And that his counselor doesn't even know any of this because she is re submitting the address for approval. The call pretty much ended there, she didn't give any more information, anyone I could talk to, nothing. My brother called me after that and said the field officer called his counselor and said she has no records of him saying the person at this 2nd address was his uncle. I told him this IS the person who SAID you said that to start with!! My brother has told me that he knows of 3 inmates who have been paroled out to this address. I have checked and there are currently 11 men on the state sex offender list paroled out to this address. Why would the counselor re submit the address to be approved if she is suppose to know it's not on the state approved THOR list? Why would the field officer even go to the address at all if she knows it's not on the THOR list? Why would there be sex offenders living there if the field officer said this place is not approved because it's not on the THOR list? Why would the prison give my brother this address to be paroled out to, if it's not on the THOR list? Do they not even know about this? My brothers uncle has talked to the person 3 times who owns the 2nd place that was denied, and then the field officer says that person has never heard of my brother? Why is everyones paperwork not showing that my brother listed this person as his uncle? Even the person who said it to start with, come back and said SHE didn't have any records showing this. Now, I don't know if everyone in the system is collectively inept, or if they are trying to cover up something, or if they are doing this to my brother for some reason. It's all crazy. HELP !! would be greatly appreciated!!
  23. My fiance' has filed for a modification and goes to court with the custodial mother tomorrow in Hall County. They have been divorced for 6 years and presently have joint physical and legal custody. Because he could not afford to live in the same area in order to pay child support and often hadto pay her rent and utilities because she could not hold a job, the children (12 year old girl and 17 year old boy) live with the mother. She has never complied with the court order and feels they are her children and decides at her discretion when the father can see them. She has refused to ever transport the children to or from visitation and although the order says he gets them in the summer, she refuses and has even taken them out of town on his weekend without letting him know. He has never been late on his child support and not only pays that but she signed the daughter up for competitive cheer and makes him pay. She has even gone to the extend of calling him saying the daughter is crying until he pays (which she was not). He pays for school lunches, clothing, all school supplies including laptops and the mother will call demanding he buy groceries and pay utilities to avoid disconnection. He also had to pay for a trip to Disney for competition to avoid his daughter missing out. The mother pays absolutely nothing and he is forced to put things on credit cards to take care of the children's needs. The children share a bedroom and have never been to the dentist. The son failed math (going into his senior year) and when he gave the mother 1/2 the money for summer school, she refused to pay the other half and even said she needed the money he provided for her bills. We have a 4 bedroom home where the children have their own bedrooms. The 17 year old does not like change so the father would like to ask for custody of the daughter. He feels we provide a better home and she is happier with us. We life in one of the best school districts (Lambert High) and the daughter is a great student that would thrive there. The mother was previously in drug rehab for prescription drugs 5 times which was a big factor in their divorce. Her behavior and spending habits lead my fiance to suspect she may be using again. She has turned of her daughter's cell phone recently so she can not call her father. She calls the father up to 50 times a day and even calls his office if he won't answer and verbally attacked me at a cheer competition in front of the children. Their stove has been broken for two years and threatened to not allow the children to attend our upcoming wedding. The daughter adores her father and I have a great relationship with her. I also have a 16 year old daughter at home and the girls are very close. The modification required a mediator which the father tried to schedule. The court called the mother and she refused to schedule it. We have no idea if she is going to show up for court tomorrow and I am hoping to provide the father with any advise someone could share on what he can expect. Also, in a modification he was hoping to enforce what they initially agreed to but now would like to get custody of his daughter. Would the judge listen to that at a modification hearing? He is not concerned about child support modification except for her to understand he is not obligated to pay additional. He has also told her he will no longer pay for cheer which the daughter does love but she won't unenroll her and Friday will be the first time he will refuse to pay although he gave plenty of notice and the mother will not pay either yet blames him on crushing her dreams. Looking forward to any advise as we are nervous for tomorrow. Although this is their hearing, I live through this daily and am tired of seeing his daughter, who I have come to love, cry every time her mother calls and yells at her while in our care. I want to make sure he addresses the judge properly and not ask for things that will frustrate the judge since he does not have an attorney. I'm not sure the order of when to file for modification (he is not concerned about support and the mother won't provide her earnings anyway), contempt and custody. Since he filed a modification not custody, does that mean he can not ask for custody for another two years? If his daughter wants to live with us, should we bring her and I can sit outside with her in case the judge wants to hear from her? At what point is it appropriate to file a contempt order? We don't feel she will comply with the judge's order and if she does not, at what point do we file contempt and do we just have to live with her failing to comply until we get a contempt hearing?
  24. Individuals have come into a co-ownership situation through Executor's Deed of Assent. Executor (widow/spouse of deceased, but a non-parent) and adult children co-own the home. Executor has possession of home, and has since Dad died. She's moved in a few "strays" (that is the only words we, the kids can wrap around that relationship). She's on the second round of stray persons living in the home. She has mentioned she collects rent from one, but it isn't shared with co-owners we understand the legal obligation would be. Kids each have their own homes, families, mortgages, and are of the variety "as long as the widow pays the taxes, insurance, maintenance and upkeep, we don't care how long she stays." She whines - a LOT that she can't afford the taxes, insurance and upkeep. We can't afford to support her, and we're not going to into debt to do so. Due to JTWROS on the deed, kids feel it in HER best interest to sell while she is still alive. She has no descendants, but the JTWROS would mean if she dies first, the property automatically passes to the kids and is not probated in any individual's estate (as she expects her share will be probated and go to her named beneficiaries in her will). Any discussion of any of this, and, well, it's ALL the attorney's fault, he screwed her over, blah, blah.... Can some one point me to information for the State of Georgia related to co-owners and any liabilities related to a posessory co-owner being liable to non-posessory co-owners for market value of rental income? Is there any case law where the elderly and/or those on limited income have exceptions to such? We feel she is willingly being taken advantage of, and really don't have a reasonable path (that the widow doesn't actively blow a gasket over) to intervene correct the situation and get back on the right track.
  25. If a magistrate judge orders a stay off social media, when the crime the person is charged with is simple assault, does this hold up? Is it or isn't it an infringement of your First Amendment right?