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I am in a middle of a lengthy civil litigation. I just
I am in a middle of a lengthy civil litigation. I just noticed that attorney for the opposing party, had submitted exactly the same document (like a carbon paper copy) as two different motions ( one is 11 month apart from the other) The first is “Proposed Verified Amended Answer, Affirmative defense and counterclaim” the second is amended answer to one of our multiple motions. The ‘funniest” thing is that his second motion had prevailed.I believe it's not right to recycle the same document as two different motions.How can I use this instance to my advantage?My current lawyer is reluctant to raise this issue in court. Apparently, he doesn't want to jeopardize his good relationship with the adversary.
Allen M., Esq.
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I received a complaint where a family member is suing me for
I received a complaint where a family member is suing me for $47,429.03. This amount is not valid as the morjority of this amount is simply made up. I must answer this complaint by tomorrow and initially thought I would be fine to answer myself. After reading some online articles, I'm concerned about the information contained within my answer may work against me if not properly formatted. Any advice?
I'm in Texas. I am being sued in the JP court and slander on
I'm in Texas. I am being sued in the JP court for harassment and slander on social media by boyfriend's ex-wife. She stated that I caused her too lose business and caused physical health issues. She does not state specifically what I posted to slander (libel).However, I have not made posts that included her name. But her on the other hand, she has tagged me in a post that says I slept with her ex-husband. She has shared posts from my page and made rude statements and cursed me out. She went our gym showing my profile picture to members saying I slept with her ex-husband and his best friend. She sent a picture of a gun to my boyfriend stating that its going to be me and her if I don't stop posting on Facebook. She text me with threats. She in boxed me on messenger with threats. We were in a retail store and she started talking really loud and saying I slept with her ex husband and his best friend. The list goes on. I have plans to file an answer with a general denial. But are there any other defenses that I could plead?
My wife illegally relocated to another state when she took
My wife illegally relocated to another state when she took our children out of state without my knowledge or consent and moved. Two months ago she filed for divorce in the state where she moved. Is my wife's illegal relocation grounds for me to get the divorce claim thrown out?
My wife and I started a construction company in 2013 under a
My wife and I started a construction company in 2013 under a DBA in her name. In 2014 I took over the company and filed as an S-Corp and own 100% of the shares and she has no longer been apart of the company since then. Later that year I was awarded a contract and used a subcontractor for a portion of the work. That subcontractor in turn hired an additional subcontractor to do that work instead of doing the job themselves. The company they hired was not certified to perform the work and messed up the project. Bathe original subcontractor came in and tried to fix the problem. Unfortunately my company has been repairing the job over and over due to the poor workmanship because the original subcontractor will not fix the problem correctly. I had the manufactures of the product they used take samples and tested their workmanship and gave me report stating that the only way to correct the problem is to demo and start over. Hence the reason my company has to keep going back to fix certain areas. I did not pay them for their poor workmanship and now they served me with documents for me and my wife from the county clerks office as a suit against both of us individually petitioning for a judgement against both of us. My question how should I respond? Since the company has been an S-Corp before this project how can they petition the clerks for the judgement especially against my wife.
An angry ex secretly recorded a negative rant in a car with
An angry ex secretly recorded a negative rant in a car with me in Georgia. No threats were made, although I did angrily complain about politics, women, and my medical issues. Is that legal and can I press charges for blackmail?
I am in an auto lease. Both my mom and I are legally on theView more legal questions
I am in an auto lease. Both my mom and I are legally on the lease. My mom passed away. Now I am trying to terminate early........the dealership is very wishy washy in regards ***** ***** letting me SPEAK to anyone in the leasing department. I read the fine print and yes I can terminate[ I am going to purchase the car] At first the manager said I can't do that .and I asked why the other two salesmen said I could.......he said I could but it would cost money...I told him I was well aware of that..........what the heck is going on?? Thanx, Nancy
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