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  1. My sister in law's house had her roof collapsed due to a broken water pipe in the street in front of her house. The water company put the whole family in a hotel because the house is completely damaged.This was all over the news yesterday in Montgomery County. I know the insurance will pay for the house repairs but I was wondering if they can sue the water company for all the stress the family is going through. What type of lawyer would take a case like this.
  2. is it legal for a lawyer whose client is awarded attorney fees, to increase his/her fees (by increasing hourly rate, or by increasing the number of hours worked on the case) when presenting the invoices to the other party for payment. thanks
  3. Assuming that the deceased could, had they lived, won a suit for negligence, pain and suffering, etc. (really, for any tort), can the executor sue on their behalf? The particular incident I have in mind did not cause or contribute to the death.
  4. ***If this is posted in the wrong place, feel free to move it to the correct one.*** I have been snared into a rule/law that I believe is mal-conceived and is being applied in a way that is contrary to its intent. This rule/law is intended to cause folks to keep their vehicles insured, a goal that I am personally supportive of. In this state they expect you to return tags when they expire and/or if you take the vehicle "off-the-road". As you might imagine, I was not aware of this and I gave my car, which was inoperable, to the kid next door to tinker with. If you don't abide by this rule/law, the penalties are exorbitant to begin with and I wasn't informed of my non-compliance for many months (about 13). By that time they said I owed $3300! I tried to argue several points to the Motor Vehicle Admin (MVA): that I wasn't aware of the rule/law, that I didn't have possession of the car, the car wasn't and hadn't been on the road, they were penalizing me for this when my tags were actually expired. Their response was that there was no way appeal this and my only remedy was to pay. I tried for several weeks to resolve this to no avail and I couldn't register a newly bought car. My solution was to register the car in my wife's name, which worked, but she passed away a couple of months ago and now I can't register our cars in my name again AND they now want $4400! Again, they are also saying that there is no way to appeal so... What I'd like to know here is: To what court do I file a complaint for injunctive relief? If I decide to try this, I will do it myself vs. hiring a lawyer as I imagine a lawyer would cost as much or more than paying the "fine". My only other option is to move out of state and I'm not sure this doesn't "follow" me anyway. Before you offer advice here, consider that I DO understand that one of my options is simply paying the "fine". Unless I win a PowerBall jackpot, I won't be choosing that option. Also, PLEASE... Don't frustrate us with an answer that is not likely to be helpful; I just want to know what court to file a complain with. If you know of an alternative available to me, please share. I say this with the hope of averting the occasional answer that is more designed to stroke an ego than answering the question. Thank you in advance.
  5. My wife left her son at home while I was at work and the the police wound up being called by animal control and so was cps. I worked for a law enforcement agency. We met with cps and they did not continue any charges and the case was closed. We never heard from the police agency who was handling the case from the time it happened in august to the time i got a summons last week. All of the charges were dropped by the other agencies and we were told by cps that the charges would be dropped or "sit on a shelf" but all of a sudden the states attorneys office is deciding to charge us with child neglect. We are married but he is not my child nor have I adopted him. I don't as at work at the time everything occurred and all of our statements document this fact however I am being charged with child neglect and I had no idea what was going on. I originally thought we were condefendants but we have separate court dates. I've never committed anything in my life and have a masters degree. When I received my preliminary inquiry they told me I was not being charged however my job fired me with a notice that was dated the day before. Can I sue my employer for wrongful termination because I feel like I was charged just so they can get rid of me. Any advice would be great.
  6. I know the executor is responsible for carrying out the will and making sure bills and taxes are paid,etc..however,does the executor have to consult with the other heirs of the will on matters such as how to sell the deceased person's home and property?
  7. Victorious2

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    I am writing and need answers to an issue I have with my HOA. Last year they (HOA) assessed a lien fee as stated we didn't pay back in 2012. Prior to making the full payment because we didn't hear about this lien in 2015. I wanted to ask the HOA Atty a question and dispute the additional fees. I had no idea the HOA atty would charge us an additional fees for inquiry. The fees continued to be added not just a few hundred dollars but $600. My intention was not to find service but to inquiry about a debt owed. This is indeed a catch 22 situation. We also attempted to make the payment and it was refused, then again additional atty fees were applied. I need help? now another lien was placed on my home all because of my why? to the HOA atty?
  8. I am so stressed and don't know what to do. My husband's income this year will be around $30,000. He ETS'd from the Army (not retired) in February, but even then it was sometimes difficult to make his $1250 child support payment every month for one child. He's making a considerable amount less now, and paying health insurance for his son. We also have a child together who is in daycare. When he applied to go back to court in the mothers state, he said he was denied. Why he ever agreed to that in the first place I will never know. The mother has decided to not work anymore, which is extremely frusterating considering we each work around 50 hours a week just to make ends meet. We live with my mother-in-law because we are struggling financially. While he was on active duty a law kept them from taking more than 65% of his paycheck, but now that he's out he owes more than $3000 in back support because of that. How are we ever supposed to afford a lawyer? I love my husband madly, but nothing causes strain on our marriage like this does. I just need to know there's light at the end of the tunnel. Is there anything I can do? Please pray for us.
  9. Was accused of theft from my job ,and arrested on the job in front of my co-workers and none employees. Taken to the police station and questioned .I explained that I did not take anything from the job and I was being falsely charged. My job was to load trucks every night and I was doing my job. The company charged me with theft , then after we were terminated they changed the reason for termination to mishandling product . these procedures are continuously happening do to company error . No one has ever been (termed) for the accusations that were placed on me But in my case I am affiliated with the union so they use that reason to terminate my employment . So now I'm seeking employment and I was told that I have a theft charge on my record and cannot obtain employment in my field , do to these accusation of theft when there was no theft in the first place . Just a reason to terminate my employment , and hinder me from getting employed in my field. Is there a case that I can file for deformation ????
  10. Hey, I need some advice for suing Dealership or in this case Lawsuit able??? My car 2012 BMW 528 xi. broke down on 8/28/2016 on the way to new york.car broken down in PA.i towed car to closed to BMW dealership. they couldn't figure out, what's wrong on the car.car crank but, doesn't start. so they did an ENGINE DIANOS to find out ( Internal damaged). still don't know why....they tell me i had an enough oil,even i did;t oil changed for 19,700 miles. last oil changed on APril 17, 2016 BMW dealership gave me a estimate $18,800 for engine replacement car cannot be fix. i paid the service fee of$ 600 for nothing spend $455 towed the car to my hometown Maryland BMW( purchased car from) they call me today. car is fixable...estimate of $6300 they paying half of labor charge. questions is some dealership can fix it, some not? it that make sence to you? I dont get it... if the first dealership told me the same as MARYLAD BMW.i wouldn't spend extra$1,055 for nothing and my times.
  11. My parent divorced in the late 80's early 90's. After very lengthy battle about everything, thanks to dad. My mother's divorce decree stated that instead of alimony, she was to get a property + each of the two children from that marriage were to have their father pay for 1/2 the college expense. The property was settled early. My father (pretty much) helped with my community college without too much complaint (not half, but I am fine). However, my sister's university expense was not. My father stopped paying after the 1st or 2nd year. Hence, my sister acquired (on my mother's credit) a very large amount of debt. My mother is unable to finance much, at this point. My mother still harbors severe animosity regarding the issue toward my father and my sister. She has told me that she will go after his estate when he dies, if he dies before her. This is a problem because I am one of the executors of the estate, AND I have 5 other siblings from a previous marriage, who are not part of this issue at all. The other executor is my older half sister from father's prior marriage. I really wish she would consider filling, arbitrating, or something, now. However, with the amount of time and money my father wasted with the divorce, I understand why she does not. I have expressed my desire for her to do this. She has said that, "She will look for the 'right thing' to be done when he dies." Which just leaves me empty inside, I hate being in the middle with divorce, and here I am again... My questions are many: 1st- Is there a time limitation to my mother filing in this matter? 2nd- Is there a claim that can legally be filed against my dad's estate by my mother for this decree, even at over 20 years old? 3rd- If the debt is paid off before either party dies, can the estate still be held? This is really going to tear the family ties up, between the first set of children and the second set of children. My dad will be dead, and they will look at it that my mom is taking their inheritance. They will say, "I was not part of that divorce. I did not get my university or college paid for. Why should I give up my inheritance because she had to go to such an expensive school?"
  12. Hello all, Im not sure if this is the right category or not but here's my question. My brother has a son who is 31 yrs old and living at home. The man wont get a job, do anything around the house, sleeps all day, out all night and walks around the house like he owns it, intimidating (bullying) both my brother and his wife. In short, he is a good for nothing freeloader. My brother has asked him to leave but he will not budge. He is very sick with breathing issues and cannot take much more. What are his legal options if any? thank you very much
  13. My son is soon to be 12. Father and I, live in the same town and he communicated when it was convenient for him. He was never stable. I confronted father and ask for help financially. He automatically asked for visitations. This labor day weekend, he came and got him and never gave me the $40 we agreed on. Now he is asking for partial custody. Am I able to collect child support, after he files for custody and collect for the"back" child support for the past 11 years, that he did nothing.
  14. Almost 4 years ago my fiancé and father of our infant son was murdered in front of myself, my daughter and her boyfriend by his 23 year old son. He took a plea bargain for manslaughter. Long story short he is in the process of being released. My question is, can he be held liable for damages that I have incurred since the murder? I have severe PTSD, anxiety, panic disorder, tremors and nightmares. The PTSD has also manifested into fibromyalgia and high blood pressure. The parole board lost my information so I was never notified of the hearing and he was granted parole. Since finding out my health issues have escalated severely. So is there any civil actions I can take to hold him accountable for what I have suffered? Thank you so much
  15. On her way into meet with her teacher for the first time, my 4 year old preK Student was denied use of the restroom. The secretary has been cruel before but this seems not only Immoral but illegal. Please help me understand my child's rights so I can pursue this issue further.
  16. I have an old settlement for a workers compensation claim (~9 years), but still have lasting medical needs. Whenever I am seen by a new doctor for the injury, the forms always ask if it occurred at work. What is my obligation under my settlement in this respect? Do I select yes and then explain that it is a settled case? Will my personal insurance balk at the idea that they are covering this if they see the forms? Or, as part of my settlement, did I agree to say that the injury did not occur at work? Am I expected to bluff on the forms as part of the settlement?
  17. I would like to know our options to resolve driveway encroachment that the builder/developer placed 6 feet outside our property line? The builder/developer still owns the adjacent property (which has a newly constructed home) so is it possible that we get an easement approval from him? We do not have owner's title insurance. We have lived in our house 3 years but this was just discovered by our potential buyer's surveyor. We are selling to move into a different school district. Thank you.
  18. Hello ALL, I recently received a ticket for parking in a in ADA parking spot on a building in a residential area. I would like to know the following. 1. If this parking space is not the standard 96″ minimum and has no access aisle of at least 60″minimum. Is this a LEGAL ADA parking spot? On one side of this “ADA” space is the next parking space and the other side is a curb with scrubs. There is no access aisle or sidewalk at all. The only access out of the space without some type of curb is to the street. 2. The ADA symbol is not painted in the space. 3. The ADA sign just has the symbol and no other info. I have seen ADA signs in MD have the fine on the space. Yes I know that parking in this space is not the right thing to do but I think that this parking space is not up to ADA code and if not, I might have a change in court, thanks.
  19. My grandson visited some friends; shook hands with someone, then was arrested for distribution. When he was searched, all that was retrieved was $5.00, a pack cigarettes and my cell phone. The arresting officer stated that he had witnessed him making a drug transaction. No dope or any quantifiable amount of money was found on him. He has gone to 3 preliminary hearings, in the span of 4 months; at which time the arresting officer has NEVER shown up and the Judge, himself, kept extending the trial. On the fourth time, the officer finally did show at which time the Judge has now decided that he has evidence enough to charge my grandson with distribution. Now, his lawyer, from the Public Defenders office has NOT done ONE thing with regards to defending my grandson's rights. When the officer did not show the first two times, the third time the lawyer should have argued for a dismal of all charges. Do you think we should just get a real lawyer - one who will fight for my grandson? How can you have probable cause if you found NOTHING? No money and no drugs? Tell me how?
  20. My son had an IRA worth about 30k through TD Bank. He elected to close the IRA in beginning of March. First he was told there was a 60 day hold on his money. When that time up, they mailed a check to my son, but put wrong address on envelope. The person that lived at that address decided to try to cash the banks check. Obviously that did not work, and that gentleman is currently in jail awaiting trial. It has now been almost Ten (10) weeks since TD Band disbursed the check originally. My sons money is tied up in a fraud account with TD Bank. He is having trouble getting people to call him back, nobody seems to have any answers as to when his money will be available. This has been a case of gross incompetence on TD Banks part, and since the guy that tried to cash the check was arrested in the bank, this money has never left TD Banks possession. My question is, what type of legal recourse does my son have to recover his money?
  21. Hello everyone, I have a friend that is trying to win custody of her son. Here are the details. My friend got pregnant around a year ago. She wasn't in communication with the father from October 2015. She reached out to his family in November to let them know she was pregnant. She had the baby at the beginning of the year. She communicated with the paternal grandmother and they wanted a DNA test. She consented and the test came out that the father was the father. She communicated and visited with the grandmother for a few months until my friend wanted to speak to the father. My friend cut off the grandmother because she wanted to speak to the father as it was HIS son. The grandmother said that she was going to be the only link to the father and nothing could keep her away from the grandchild. At the last visit from the grandparents, they wanted to know if the child was deaf. My friend had a hearing test done at birth and didn't take the child to the doctor because of the test results. As I spend a lot of time with her and the baby, I know the child isn't deaf. A week ago, my friend gets served with a protective custody order from the father and his parents and they took the baby in their custody. In the order they allege things that simply aren't true such as a mental disorder, threats to the baby and refusing the baby any medical care. My friend's parents volunteered additional untrue information because of their rocky relationship. My friend went to the first hearing on Monday where the judgement was that the baby must remain in the care of the father and his family. There is another hearing pending an investigation in a week. Yesterday, my friend's parents created a protective order against their daughter (my friend) after a protective order my friend filed against her father didn't go through in court. In the new protective order, they allege that my friend has diagnosed mental problems and that they felt threatened. My friend, while trying to remove her belongings from her parent's house with two police officers present, was trying to move out. She said she heard the officer in another room ask her father if he wanted them to detain her and he said yes. The officers carted my friend off to a mental ward at the local hospital. After one night, and deeming her not having any mental problems, the doctor released her. I personally believe that her parents wanted to prove her as mentally unstable so she would not get her son back. She (and I've known her for more than 10 years) isn't mentally unstable. What I want to know are what are her chances at getting her son back after the second protective order hearing? Should she bother opening a custody case? She believes really strongly in common law and property law and believes if she says, "He's my property, give him back." that they will have to return her son to her custody. I don't subscribe to this belief. Is she right? I just really want to help my friend but I want to know the real chances of this landing in her favor. Thank You In Advance
  22. I was married (still am) for over 15 years, separated over 2 years now. She has constantly played the victim card. I left the family home, we have no children together, the home was only in my name, but was recently sold due to foreclosure, plus she sold everything and anything she could get her hands on, including my personal belongings and or sentimental items. The last 8-12 months of separation has been quiet. Just some gossip through people we both know of things that she is claiming/accusing me of/or just plain slandering my good name (defamation of character?). She claims she will hand over the title to my vehicle once the divorce is final. she has not filed, and at this point in time I cannot afford an attorney, but I would like to get on with my life, as I am now in a relationship and plan to remarry. My question is: what can I do to get this divorce? although the vehicle is mine and I personally paid for it with my earnings, under circumstances at the time I had to title it in her name. I just want a divorce and my title. (she also caused me physical and mental abuse, to the point of my seeing a psychologist for depression and I was on the verge of suicide. I had all but depleted my 401K to pay for her son from her previous marriage to go to a drug rehab. (over $10,000). I don't want a fight, I just want a divorce, my title, my 401K and to remarry. I just want my life back.
  23. My son’s attorney submitted a private mental evaluation to the court. It is now showing in his criminal file in the court dockets. I know this because I went to the court house and accessed his file. It is not sealed. This report was paid for by me separate of any legal fees. This attorney told me that the only people that would see it would be the judge and the state's attorney. We have had many arguments over this report because of it being embellished. This report was not court ordered. If I would have not written the check, my son would have never been evaluated. It is now in the hands of the media. Also, I noticed some medical records that my son’s attorney obtained and they are in his court file. Is this a breach of confidentially? Isn't this a violation? I specifically told this attorney that I didn't want this report to be made public. This is just one of many complaints I have against this attorney. This attorney has since been fired.
  24. ok. So here is the deal. In October I got hurt at work and settled with workmans comp out of court. My ex wife got wind and took me to court because I was behind on child support. My comp attorney sent over a letter saying I was getting a settlement. Well the person that printed out my letter thought she heard me say I was getting 9500 so she added it to the letter instead of it just saying a settlement. I picked up the paper the morning of court didn't look at it Get to court and turned it into evidence. The judge made his order of 4000 to be paid to ex wife off the order and sent a copy to my attorney . My attorney then sent me a letter saying that he is going to send the judge a letter with the correct amount on it. He said at worse I am perpuating the court and at least it was an innocent mistake. I am getting 77000. I owe 12k in back support. What would I be charged with? will I get arrested or a supena? also should I come clean to the judge and just pay the back support?
  25. My ex wife had recently been having intermittent connectivity issues with her wifi. She was told that if she purchased a router with stronger output that the problem would be solved. She didnt have the money so she asked me if i would buy it for her and I agreed. After installation, the problems continued. She made numerous calls to the company and finally got them to send out a technician. He replaced a wire and all was well...for about an hour. Then the issues began again. Her and I both contacted them, she via phone and I via Facebook messaging. They blocked me from messaging them and told her to get a computer tech to check her computer system because it was that. Well, he came out and discovered that the router that i had purchased was defective. I contacted the wifi co. via email as instructed and was informed that they did not refund purchases on routers and that they would replace the item if the defective one was returned to them and they determined that it was so. Shouldnt the wifi tech have informed us of that fact before i purchased the item? We were not told any such thing, All we were told is that there was a year warrentee on it. I would rather have my money back, given that it is not needed. I have written and sent dispute letter to my credit card co. as well. Any recommendations? thank you
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