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How do i file an answer to a summons in another state? i am

how do i file an answer to a summons in another state?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: i am in illinois. the suit was filed in th eastern district court of wisconsinJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes. a suit was filed against meJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: it's over facebook. & i was wondering how to counter sue

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How can I ensure that all of my personal belongings are

How can I ensure that all of my personal belongings are returned after a breakup? My ex-boyfriend has moved out of my home and needs to pay several outstanding bills, including a video, back-up files of my tax information, and charges on a credit card we shared (he was an authorized user). He left our shared home after the police interviewed us both and willingly gave up the keys to the house. He took a bag with his belongings and I later met him in a public place to give him even more of our belongings. The police told him that he is not to return to my home without a police escort. He previously said to me that he would pay me in terms of the priority that suited him when I asked him to fulfill the financial obligations he had to me. I would like him to live up to all of his obligations and that all of my personal belongings are returned. He has stated this via text. He still has some paperwork, computer paraphernalia, and furniture in my home. I let him know that everything is safe here in my home. However, I would like to hold it as collateral if possible. Can I do this? What can I do to ensure that all of my property is returned?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The police responded, but a report was not filed.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, not at this time. Is there a fee for asking this question?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: How much might that fee be?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: And, I would be able to cancel and get a refund of the deposit if I decide not to get an answer from the lawyer?

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I just asked a question but got disconnected somehow. My

Hi, I just asked a question but got disconnected somehow. My employer is requiring that I use my personal cellphone and not providing a business phone for me to use. They do not offer reimbursement. I am in CA. Is this legal?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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My daughter plays varsity basketball at her high school.

My daughter plays varsity basketball at her high school. Someone reported to the principal that the coach had inappriately touched our daughter. The principal handled it and contacted us to let us know. The coach resigned as a coach but is still teaching. Also my daughter received threatening Facebook messages from a fictions account. When the principal questioned the coach about this, ironically the Facebook account was taken down.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: KentuckyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The police are working on trying to get an IP address from Facebook. Other than that the board is allowing him to continue to teach and the only thing they did for my daughter was move her locker and tell him to not have contact with herJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Too much to type

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Summary of event so far (question at end): I was recently

Summary of event so far (question at end):I was recently involved in a car accident (I was the driver, no passengers). I was stopped at an intersection, my light turned green, I drove and almost immediately another car ran a red light trying to beat a yellow and t-boned me. I was taken to the emergency room.The police are supposed to take a police report on the scene if anyone is injured. However, they mistakenly stated to my son that since no one was hurt, they would not take one and just did an exchange of information instead, even though I was taken in an ambulance to the ER. Therefore, I had to go to police station a few days later and file a report there. Unfortunately, since the report was not taken at the time of the accident, the police cannot state a causal connection to the accident (i.e., that the other person was at fault), and it is more of a he said, she said, report now. Additionally, the police did not gather the necessary evidence such as witnesses and accident photos. The other party is now stating that I was the one who ran a red light. I have no witnesses, and my evidence consists of photos of the two cars after impact at the accident scene and photos of the damage done to my car.Questions:1) In this situation, what is the best evidence that I can acquire/present, to show that the other party was the one who ran the red light and not me?Follow-up: I believe the positional impact and physics of the car accident are in my favor (car hit on driver side with significant damage, which shows that she was driving at a high speed, and my car being hit closer to my stoplight line than the other). Additionally, she stated before to my car insurance that the light was yellow not green. My auto insurance also believes that I am not at fault. Do you believe I have enough to pass the more likely than not burden of proof for a civil action in negligence. What more do I need? What other arguments can I make?2) How soon should I contact the other party's insurance to file a personal injury claim? Do I wait until I have all my medical expenses figured out or should I contact them immediately to at least start the process?a) What's the best way to find their maximum injury liability coverage?3) Does the common fund doctrine (subrogation payment to health insurance reduced pro rata for attorney's fees) apply if I don't hire an attorney? Can I argue successfully that since I did all the work getting the settlement, my re-payment to the insurance company should be lessened?

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I had a deposition yesterday. It wasregarding my

I had a deposition yesterday. It wasregarding my girlfriend's ex wanting to terminate her maintenance on grounds of cohabitation. I am not a named party in the civil action. 90% or more of the questions had nothing to do with the reason they said I was there. Can they mislead you and make you answer questions that they are really only asking so they can try to get some other issue started? And can they then use the testimony from this deposition as evidence in that completely different scenario?

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I am wondering about a legality. If something some one has

I am wondering about a legality. If something some one has done is illegalJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: CaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

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I just spoke to the clerk in Las Vegas Justice Court. She

Hello and good afternoon. I just spoke to the clerk in Las Vegas Justice Court. She said I'm not able to get a default judgment against the defendant for property damage because he's active military. (Service Members Act?) He's not deployed - the Constable's office served him the complaint. How do I sue him for the damage he did to my car?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NevadaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes ma'am. I filed a complaint on 12/5/16 in small claims, had him served on Feb. 17th and he failed to respond. It was my understanding that because of his failure, I would receive a default judgement.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Only that I met with the defendant in September with his supervisor present so he is aware of this complaint

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Are there any special requirements to bring suit under FS

Are there any special requirements to bring suit under FS 327.33? Does the person need to be convicted of it first? What is the statute of limitations for the civil action?

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