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I'm not sure if this is the correct website that should answer my question since I just realized its criminal law specific. Since I would be the plaintiff this time if I have a case, I'm not sure how my question fits in.
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I am sorry to hear about the unfortunate situation that you had to go through.
I have carefully reviewed your question and the facts you have stated in it and unfortunately, I am afraid I do not have good news for you.
If you were found guilty of a simple battery on this person in the criminal case and the you also voluntarily settled this person's claim in the civil case, there generally would not be any legal option to pursue a legal action against this person for any damages based on alleged extortion.
Does this make sense?
I had no choice to settle though.
I completely understand and understand how this might not seem fair, but the law is very clear on the issue and if you had any legal claim against this person, you did have a chance to file a counter-claim against this person in the civil lawsuit that was initially filed against you.
She created all this stuff after the fact, so she could get money in a civil case.
I understand, but unfortunately, the time to dispute the alleged claims was during the civil case and the criminal case.
I am sorry to provide you with bad news, but please understand that I do have professional obligation to provide each JustAnswer.com customer with correct information, even if the information is not favorable to the customer.
I also encourage you to consult with a local attorney , who can review your entire situation and all the related documents and facts, but unfortunately, I am afraid based on the limited facts you have provided here, the answer you would get will be similar to the one I provided you with.
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Right, I understand thank you. I wanted to file a counter but the lawyer I chose did not want to and brought up other things that did concern me if I did. But I'm green in all of this and figured they knew best. I do regret my choice in counsel but what's done is done. Thanks for your time, and I believe this helps me move on.
Once again I am very sorry for what you had to go through and I do wish you the best of luck!
What is your thought on filing anything against my homeowners since they didnt defend me.
Homeowner's insurance would not cover any incident / claim based on willful or intentional act.
So I am afraid there would not be a legal claim against the homeowner's insurance under the facts you have described.
Even if general negligence was also involved.
Ok, thank you.
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