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Interectual property and employee's right in academia,

Interectual property and employee's right in academiaJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: IndianaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no, my friend was suspected to "steal" data in the lab because she got fight against his boss, and she did not show her data to her boss. then the next day, university lawyer came to her and took her computer.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I want to help my friend

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I have a very -winded story followed by a series of

I have a very long-winded story followed by a series of questions.My husband (who has Cluster B personality disorder) and I have been separated (not legally) since February of 2015. I kicked him out after discovering a loan that he took out without consulting me. This is the first of MANY over the last ten years. He was in the sub-prime mortgage business in 2007 when the market crashed. It was because of his industry—actually, the company he worked for—that our economy collapsed. When he lost his job, I had a one-month old baby at home and we were living in Florida. We had five properties and he was in charge of ALL of the finances. He wanted to start a new business and I asked him not to touch our 401k (daughter's college fund). By the time I found out what had happened, we had no money. He had spent the entire amount paying payroll on a shady business that failed; it's been downhill ever since. Several years ago, we bought a small house and did a loan modification. He convinced me to use my corporate credit (I had an 850 score and 150K line of credit at the time on a marketing biz I owned) to pay for the renovation; stating that he would pay off when the banks paid us. That never happened. By the time the banks paid us, he was without a job for the 15th time. I filed bankruptcy a week before kicking him out and no longer have this business. Flash forward to today: I have been paying all of our bills through his account (my mortgage, car payment, etc.). My name is ***** ***** ANYTHING. Last weekend, I put the remaining items of his (clothes, etc) in the shed and asked him to remove them. He became enraged and made a scene in front of my daughter who is now 9. It has escalated to a point where he is now canceling all of the credit cards and removing me from everything. I am now a freelance writer and making very little money. I have a nine-year-old daughter and the house is in my name. His mother co-signed, so she is on there as well. The car title was transferred into his name before filing chapter7 so I could keep it and because we are still married (unable to pay for a lawyer and I did not qualify for legal aid since we file jointly). *sigh* So here are my questions: 1) what do i do? How do I protect myself if I don't qualify for legal aid and cannot afford an attorney? 2) what are my rights when it comes to financial support? My daughter has a scolarship in a private school on the other side of town. The commute is 30 min each way and I pick her up at 3pm. he has never taken care of her for more than 24 hours on his own and is threatening to change that. I am just so lost and scared. Any advice is helpful. thanks.

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David Stewart

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I had a polygraph test done on wife for suspicions of

I had a polygraph test done on wife for suspicions of adultery. When we got there the photographer asked us both some questions and said he was going to ask her three basic questions, after that he asked me to leave the room approximately an HR later they both came out and in my eyes I almost felt like somthing might of went on sexually in that room. Anyways with that being said he said we'll she passed at 98%,97;@99% on the three questions. I asked if he could provide proof of that and he said not at this time, I can email I'll have it to u within 3-5 days. I did so.e reading online it said that all polygraph test should be printed out and signed at end of sessions. For everyone's own Security. I responded to him that I would like a refund due to not visually seeing the results at that time and his response was all polygraphers work that way. Please let me know what you think?

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Short form: How do we evict friends from our home in

Hi..Short form: How do we evict friends from our home in Nebraska who will not move out and find their own new place? We just want to sell our house. We are living in Indiana currently.Starting in April 2015 we have had friends house-sitting for us (in Omaha NE) while we started slowly transitioning to a new home near out of state family. In May 2015 our friends said they were soon getting kicked out of their apartment complex due to mold in their building. We verbally agreed to allow them to live in our large home until they found a new place and just pay us whatever they were paying for their apartment. Our mortgage is around 1380/month and their rent was 555/month (both without utilities figured in). Since October 2015 we have been telling these friends verbally and in emails that we want to sell our house and they need to be moved out.Frustrating for several reasons!!Greg

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I have a question regarding an auto accident personal injury

I have a question regarding an auto accident personal injury settlement. The insurance company sent a settlement offer (very low) I then called and told them what I thought was fair and they raised their offer $1800. The problem is I do not think that is fair. I've done research online and used the 1.5-5 multiplier and their final offer is lower than what it would be if I used a 1 multiplier. Their client rear-ended me and I hurt my knee. I had a CT Scan and Xray which did not show a break or tear. However my normal activities have been affected by this injury. I used to walk three miles everyday, I can barely walk one. I used to wear heels everyday all day and now can barely make it through half a day without putting on my slippers. My knee gives me problems in the cold and with activity still today. My medical bills total $4,090.00 and lost wages total $960.00. I was in treatment for nearly 6weeks. It has been 9 months since the accident which occurred on October 21, 2015. The insurance first offer was $7300 and then after I called to decline it they raised it to $9,000. I am just wanting to know if this is a fair offer. I feel my pain and suffering will increase as I get older. I've been diagnosed with anxiety and I have had to raise my dosage of insomnia meds because of what my lifestyle has been limited to since my knee injury.

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Attorney at Law

Juris Doctor

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My husband and I purchased a Used, Class C Motorhome from

My husband and I purchased a Used, Class C Motorhome from Media Camping Center, PA. We put a total of $6,000 down and signed for financing of 12 years at 4.99% on April 16, 2016. We had issues with the cleanliness (the dealer had promised to clean the motorhome inside and out but had not done that), but the dealer agreed to give us a credit of $350 to cover the cost of having to get the motorhome cleaned ourselves. We then drove the camper home.On April 28, 2016, we received a letter from Bank of the West saying they do not grant credit for the term requested (12 years), but can offer credit for a ten-year credit term.I called Media Camping Center about this, indicating we didn't want to go with ten years, which would make the payments higher. The dealer said not to worry, that was a miscommunication with the bank. It was all cleared up and the 12 year contract term still stands. Then I got a call from the dealer saying we needed to sign a new financing contract, he would mail it to us, we were to sign it and mail it back. This new financing contract is with M & T bank for 12 years.Problem: In the interim, we have not been able to start the camper. We tried charging the battery, but it didn't help. When we had it looked at, we were told the battery in the camper is not the right one for that motorhome. We feel we have been lied to in that the dealer told us the batteries were new and correct for this motorhome. He also lied when he said he would clean the camper top to bottom, and he lied when he said the original financing contract was "just a miscommunication" and "was all taken care of."Question: What are the legal options for returning the motorhome? Can we tell the dealer to come get his motorhome? We don't feel we should have to sign a new financial contract. We just want out, but would like at least some of our down payment back.

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Is a Florida lawyer placing himself at risk of any kind from

Is a Florida lawyer placing himself at risk of any kind from anyone if he informs his client that a proposed action, although not legal, will produce no adverse consequences?Scenario: A Florida Cond Ass'n has a unit under water, is owed large sums of dues money and has the owner die intestate and without any heirs. The unit is in bad shape. The Lendor is paying the taxes but is otherwise nowhere to be found, and does not respond to any attempt to reach it.Options:1. The legal option: Have the Ass'n lawyer petition the court for an ad litem representative in order to start Foreclosure proceedings. Said proceeding could take six months to a year. Overall Cost to the Ass'n in lost dues during the year - some $25,0002. Second option: Take over the unit; fix it up; rent it out; collect the rental against the dues losses.The only stakeholders are the Lendor (nowhere to be found) and the Ass'n.Option # ***** provides the Ass'n with maximum financial relief; repairs and preserves the unit in good shape, thus maximizing the Lendor's value when it forecloses. It also insures that the unit is not a source of mold from the absence of A/C because the electrical bill is unpaid.In practice lawyers will privately acknowledge the truth of Option # ***** as being the only common sense option in the interests of all parties. Nevertheless they appear to be reluctant to even confirm the truth of that in writing, regardless of how many caveats they include in their opinion.Why? Are they afraid of dire consequences from somewhere?

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Olivia Kent

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I am not sure if this is the right area to ask this

Hi,I am not sure if this is the right area to ask this question but it is regarding takening an emergency withdrawal from a 457 deferred comp plan. The plan does not offer loans. My spouse lost her job last February, then had an accident which delayed getting back into the work force, due to this we became behind on our house payments. We have tried to qualify for home modifications and have been denied. Last hope to become current is to take money from my 457 plan. The administrators of the plan have denied the request stating foreclosure is not a reason for an emergency withdrawal? Everything I have read says it is? Is there anything I can do?

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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While discussing settlement of child support, my ex sent me

While discussing settlement of child support, my ex sent me an email with the banner "*FOR SETTLEMENT DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY WITHOUT PREJUDICE". We are located in Maryland. Can this email be used in court? Can following emails which dont contain the banner but refer to the initial email usable in court?

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Lucy, Esq.

Juris Doctor

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