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Misrepresentation in federal court. My ex-lawyer sabotaged

Hi Pearl. Misrepresentation in federal court. My ex-lawyer sabotaged my case so badly that I suspect he was corrupted by opposing counsel. I lost MSJ in a retaliation case.JA: You're dealing with a tough issue. But don't worry -- you're in good hands. I know the lawyer has information that can help.Customer: thanksJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Defendants won MSJ in federal court because my attorney severely misrepresented my case. He didn't submit evidence, didn't dispute many of the defendants' findings of fact, didn't mention that they lied under oath and that I had proof of their perjury. My attorney submitted "my" response to the MSJ without showing it to me first and getting my ok. I asked the judge for reconsideration but he denied because evidence should have been entered previously. The judge also wrote that it would not have changed anything anyway because I 'couldn't prove' the causation in the retaliation. However, Reeves only requires proof of pretext not causation to get case to court. I could show pretext as the defendants changed their story and their reason for their adverse actions. The judge also refused to accept the "1000 small cuts rule" as it came from an appellate court in a different federal circuit. The district court judge's ruling now hurts my chances for a malpractice lawsuit. :(JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.Customer: If there is a chance I would like to appeal the SJ.

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Dwayne B.

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Argument court date was scheduled, I was not notified, and I

Argument court date was scheduled, I was not notified, and I (plaintiff pro se) missed the argument. The judge ordered most of my complaint (2 of 3 counts) thrown out with prejudice. I wish for the judge to reconsider. Do I file a motion or petition, and would I file a motion/petition to vacate, to reconsider, or another option? Should I consider a rule to show cause?

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Roger

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I filed a motion judgment with the federal court of appeals

I filed a motion for summary judgment with the federal court of appeals subsequent to a brief I filed and subsequent to a motion for summary judgment in the district court and they ordered it taken with the case for consideration by the panel. The defendants in response argued, The federal rules of appellate procedure do not authorize a Motion for Summary Judgment. Can you explain what they mean since I see several summary judgment rulings in the court of appeals on my case law review.

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William B. Esq.

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Is there a case where a person is in jail (murder) who wrote

Is there a case where a person is in jail for life (murder) who wrote a contract stating "in the event of my death", and the contract was honored because he was considered as good as dead?

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ScottyMacEsq

Doctoral Degree

 
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I'm following up about my previous inquiry on 2/22. Our

Hi Robert,I'm following up about my previous inquiry on 2/22. Our wedding photography was very bad, the photography company provided free edits but we were not satisfied. They have offered a $650 refund but part of the settlement agreement contains a Non-Disparagement clause requesting that we remove any negative reviews we currently have posted on Yelp, WeddingWire, etc. The photography company claims it will take legal action if we post any negative review or disclose that we received a refund. The company is based out of Chicago but we live and got married in San Francisco. I want to be able to post an honest review online so that other wedding couples know what are getting if they hire this company. Ideally, we would also like to accept the refund. What are our rights?

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RobertJDFL

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Juris Doctorate

 
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I have read where under Florida law there is a statute of

I have read where under Florida law there is a statute of limitations under section 95.11(2) that has been applied to condo and homeowner association documents. That is, that if a bylaw or covenant is amended, and no one challenges it for five years, it cannot be challenged. However, I just found what seems to be two arbitrator rulings that put exceptions to that. An arbitration ruling ***** ***** Dahm v Sun Island Association, Case No 2***-**-****, from 2010, and a ruling Richardson v Jupiter Bay Condominium, Case No 02-4354, where each arbitrator declares that if a rule is void ab initio, the five year statute of limitations does not apply. In 2005, one of our property managers recorded five amendments of our covenants that did not have enough votes to pass. He recorded them anyway. I would think if the amendments did not get enough votes, the amendments were "void ab initio", and the five year statute of limitations would not apply. Thus, the amendments could be declared null and void. Correct?

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Ray

Lawyer

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I am a legal resident of the District of Columbia. I live in

I am a legal resident of the District of Columbia. I live in a row house and the alleyway behind my house has a row of lights owned and operated by the city. The alley light directly opposite my house has gone out at least a dozen times within two years. Each time the light goes out, I call the city agency that handles street lighting (The Department of Transportation) to come out and fix the light. They will come out after about a week and "fix" the light. The problem is, the light will go out after about 3 months. I will then call DDOT and they will repeat this ineffectual procedure again and again without truly fixing the problem. There are other alley lights in this alley that have been on for "years". It is only this one alley light directly behind my house that keeps going out over and over again. Question: If I should go outside to dump trash or to go to work early in the morning before daybreak and it is pitch black out there and I get assaulted under the cover of darkness, can I sue the city?

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

 
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Esq only;I want to request a change of.my

For William.B Esq only;I want to request a change of.my magistrate for future issues.I can prove bias and where she threatened me with more fines for defeNding myself against false claims.She also held.me.in violation of my parent plan but then excused my ex for exactly the same allegation. I can prove all.AND punished me.with rather heavy than typical sanction fees and.made me.do all.of the driving for my daughter's transitions when we.sate her 50/50 just to further punish me.She also hled my brother and family to SOMB standards which violated our civil rights because these standards are.for registered sex offenders which all members of my family are not and we never went through due process for being held accountable.for the crime of adult sexual molestation.What are the steps that I need to take and is it called recluse?Thanks.

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Andrea, Esq.

Attorney

Post-Doctoral Degree

 
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Esq Only: again,.District Court

For William.B Esq Only:Hello again,.District Court came.back aND denied my reconsiderstion.You mentioned that to build a good appellate argument I need to begin at the lower Courts.I explained to you that at my first trial the accusation of the denial of Court ordered parent time never came up so there is no record of the accusation nor the opprtunity to deny it.At my remand hearing, opposing counsel immediately objected to my argument declaring that the issue of denied parenting time was already litigated on at my trial and confirmed and the magistrate agreed. I was afraid if contemtp of Court so I dI'd not continue with myour aregiment to show that there was none denial of time. I didn't say on record that it did not happen because the magistate stated that I was not there to.litigate the issue.Since I was not allowed to litigate the issue and it's on record that the litigation did take place (deception and purgery from opposing counsel) is this the standard of law that District Court is applying? That which was stated on record?Otherwise, if District Court found that I was found guilty of denial of parenting time that was never identified or litigated on at my.trial then what's the chances that the appellate Court won't agree?My.friends are concerned that the appellate Court will act as negligently as District Court, it will.be a waste.of.time aND more importantly that opposing counsel may.be awarded more attorney fees (that I can't afford) if I lose again.I don't trust that there's integrity in family Court.I was already warned by my magistrate that the could fine me for more and I have already been well punished or standing up for my rights.My.only argument for the appellate Court is that I was denied my constitutional right of due process to litigate the issue.All I'd like to know is the possibility of success with the appellate Court aND possibility of further punishmemt, sanctions.If im already doomed to lose then I'd rather not try and continue my new edciational work to warn the public about the corruption that takes place in family Court aND the consequences that I have endured. If we can't win in family Court then we need to stop throwing our money at attorneys who cannot help the situation when we could afford to hire them on.Im not seeking your advice. Im.seeking to know possibilities of outcomes based on Court procedure of what I presented to you.Thanks.

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William B. Esq.

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

 
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