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Sibling with anger issues assaults; how can I legally be safe?

If my brother assaults me trying to start a fight can I defend myself and fight back and if I do and the cops are called how can I protect myself legallyThis is in Florida.Last fight I called the cops saying that my brother assaulted me and since my mom didn't pick a side they didn't do anything because there were no marks on my body.I just want to know what I can do to stay safe legally but also defend myself.

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I rented an excavator in mt over the phone from idaho. Was

I rented an excavator in mt over the phone from idaho. Was told the 8 hr price and delivery charge Gave rental co debit card #***** Unfortunately i rolled equipment anf received 14 staples. I never signed any contract. I did not receive any information on use. Homowners insurance refused to cover any portion of damage. Mt rental co states 14k in damages. What are my choices/legal obligations?

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I have rewritten a few times reasons for 12f strikes and 12c

I have rewritten a few times reasons for 12f strikes and 12c motions against the answers from defendants. Tomorrow will be the last day that I can respond and I want to run them by you for close analysis and opinions if you are available.

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If the defense has a generic defense that allege that the

If the defense has a generic defense that allege that the plaintiffs claims are barred in whole or in part by the doctrines of accordance and satisfaction, lashes, waiver and estoppel, consent, ratification, release and or acquiescence. What should my response to this be?

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In a wrongful foreclosure case, the defendant indicated in

In a wrongful foreclosure case, the defendant indicated in their affirmative defenses that the buyer of the foreclosed property was an indispensable party that needs to be joined. Is a letter from the buyer, to the judge, indicating that he has no interest in the outcome of the suit appropriate and if so, we it be best to send it as soon as possible after the answer was filed?

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My trailer was rear ended (attached to my pick up). the

My trailer was rear ended (attached to my pick up). the other cars insurance wants to pay only 70%. (florida)

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I was recently involved in a car accident because I was

Hi there. I was recently involved in a car accident because I was sleep driving. But the police has given me a text while driving record.... which is not true... I have the phone bill that clearly state that I wasn't using my phone for any matters, and I don't have a habit of using my phone during that time (way to work). So I was wondering how should I defend myself at court? If I said I was sleep driving, can they give me a new ticket for that? Thanks! I live in MASS btw.JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MassachusettesJA: Do you need to appear in court?Customer: It's not a criminal ticket.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How much do you charge for the lawyer??JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: Ok then.

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I have a couple of questions, actually; I'm kind of having a

Hi Pearl! I have a couple of questions, actually; I'm kind of having a hard time crunching all the legal jargon.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Oh, California.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet; I can't afford a lawyer.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: It's a collections case? I think? The resources I've been getting say it's an Unlawful Detainer case, but I don't know. It's a civil case.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: ...California

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When I file an answer to complaint, do I also write a cover

When I file an answer to complaint, do I also write a cover letter with my side of the story?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: WASHINGTON STATEJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, Don't have the resourcesJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: We just need to file an answer to a complaint by a customer

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