One of my contracted hair stylist is threatening to file a lawsuit against me (beauty salon owner) for assault & loss. What type of attorney should I seek advice services from?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): California
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Two stylists had an argument, one put a hand on the others shoulder twice. No striking or fighting followed. The one threatening lawsuit called 911, police came to take report. No arrest was made. I was not present. I reviewed and save security camera video for record. Law firm has mailed letter asking for information for insurance policy and the other stylist.
It doesn't sound too much like she has a case against you. Any general practitioner who goes to court can handle a case like this. There are numerous lawyer referral services in the state of California to contact and get potential referrals from.Hopefully, she leaves you out of it. Certainly you had nothing to do with the assault and everyone working there is an independent contractor and not an employee. I am unsure based on what you've stated how she would possibly make a case.Please remember to only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "Poor Service" or "Bad Service", please stop and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have. I am not paid unless I get a rating of 3 to 5 Stars/Smiley Faces. If I have helped you with your question, please give me an appropriate rating so that I get credit for helping you. Thank you, Nate
I agree there is not much of a case. I do not want to neglect the notice, or simply call on the phone. Should I mail a letter myself to that law firm in reply, or engage the service of a general practitioner?
It'd likely be best to go ahead and retain someone to write the letter. That demonstrates that you are serious and will not be backing down. If you send it yourself, her lawyers are not going to take you seriously and will be more likely to file suit.If you have further questions, please feel free to continue. If not, please do remember to leave a positive rating for my assistance today.Thanks!Nate
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