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Question For Lawyer: Expert Witness Question: I've been
Question For Lawyer:Expert Witness Question:I've been asked to provide a list of deposition and trial testimony.I have also reviewed records for many cases and prepared oral or written reports for cases which settled before any deposition, or which the atty decided not to pursue based on my opinion.Question: How much info about a case I've worked on I am legally permitted to disclose. Including depositions I've testified in, court testimony appearances, cases that settled before my deposition, document reviews.Should I list the Law practice, the year and name of the case ( eg Smith v. Jones), or the basics of the case e.g. "brain damage after staircase collapse, etc."Thank you.
I was a CPA and tax preparer for a commercial real estate
I was a CPA and tax preparer for a commercial real estate client in 2009. I retired in 2010 due to glaucoma and the client retained a new tax preparer. The taxpayer was subject to an IRS audit in either 2013, 2014, and I was summoned with a third party summons. I worked with the client's attorney and I appeared in an IRS interview in May 2015. The client's attorney was present, as was several IRS agents. I provided truthful information to the IRS that day. I have not heard from the IRS or the attorney since then. I have always had a good relationship with this client, even after I retired.After retirement, I purchased a business who rents property from the client. Since the testimony, the client has been getting increasingly hostile toward me, and in June 2016 changed business practices on my payment of rent to him (my company is very cyclical, and he always allowed me to fall behind in our slow months, but get caught up in our busier months. In this case, he waited until the highest month I fall behind, June, to tell me I owe him all due rent or he would file suit), and told me that he would make sure I went out of business and bankrupt. He was very agitated, and I felt threatened. After he stormed out, his wife turned to me and said "We should have put you out of business a year ago". He has subsequently filed suit, but unfortunately, in Missouri retaliation is not a defense in a rent case. Before I was served with the suit, I had made an offer to vacate the premises in a timely manner and pay the rent due over time. Right after the offer, the wife had asked for proprietary information to evaluate the offer. I provided the information, and they promptly have gone out and shared the proprietary information with my competitors and telling them I will be out of business by next month. They have also discussed my business with my clients who have called them to discuss the situation.My questions is this...Is there provisions or protections afforded me in this situation. I have contacted the IRS, but have not heard back from them yet. Can we do something in a civil case?Thank you.
How strict are the courts when it comes to "frivolous" lawsuits?
How strict are the courts when it comes to "frivolous" lawsuits? I have a situation where an attorney is hiding behind the security of his title, he was an instrumental part of a conspiracy to have me declared legally incompetent, it's a long story. Including the attorney, there are five men. They hired another attorney to facilitate an "involuntary commitment" where they had a crooked doctor who was supposed to give me a psychological evaluation. I was taken to a hospital but they couldn't find the man to conduct the evaluation at the time and luckily another stepped in who cleared me of all charges. The attorney they hired had been told terrible things about me and wasn't supposed to listen to me but he did... And ended up being a great guy who was disturbed by what he had been through. He can't help me though because they made him sign a confidentiality agreement representing them and not me... But they say they hired him to "help" me... It doesn't make any sense. The four men are the trustees of my family trust and I can prove that the attorney was the one who hired this other attorney but he's now claiming that he "represents" the trustees and therefore cannot be held responsible for what his clients have done. He's also said that if I name him in the lawsuit then he will sue me for filing a frivolous lawsuit. Based on just what I've said here, would the courts agree? It's not just this commitment that they are responsible for, I've discovered over 20 false police reports and an attempt to appoint themselves guardian over me... I've definitely got the trustees on the hook but this lawyer seems pretty confident that he can't be held responsible.
I have a question about abuse of process and how it relates
I have a question about abuse of process and how it relates to confidentiality agreements. A man hired a lawyer to facilitate my "involuntary commitment" to a mental institution based on absolutely no evidence that it was the appropriate thing to do. This attorney had been hired two weeks before and ended up being a great guy, he was disgusted about everything he had been through and heard about me but can't talk because he represented "them" and not me. Long story short, the commitment was only one of many acts committed over the last year by a man who has been trying to have me declared legally incompetent so I can't sue him. I've discovered a dozen false police reports and other evidence of abuse of process but the key to my case is really this attorney. He was supposedly hired "for me" and to help me get the best "care" possible but they are also saying that he can't offer his opinion about what happened because of this confidentiality agreement... It doesn't make sense and seems like a clear abuse of a legal process, am I wrong here?
I've been asked to sign a CDA (confidential disclosure
I've been asked to sign a CDA (confidential disclosure agreement) to facillitate discussion in the context of a job interview where Radius is the company I'm interviewing with and "Recipient" would be me.I'd like a lawyer to read the CDA and advise as to whether I should sign.In particular, I find paragraph 8 uninterpretable. It states;"Remedies. Recipient agreees that (a) RADIUS may be irreparably injured by a breach of this Agreement by Recipient; (b) money damages would not be an adequate remedy for any such brreach; (c) as a remedy for any such breach RADIUS will be entitled to seek equitable relief, including injunctive relief and specific performance, without being required by Recipient to post a bond; and (d) such remedy will not be the exclusive remedy for any breach fo this agreement."I can forward the entire CDA as a PDF. Please supply e-mail address.
XJ. I'm looking sweat equity contract nonprofit. Thank you.View more legal questions
XJ. I'm looking for a sweat equity contract for a nonprofit. Thank you.JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: Nonprofit C-Corp, 1 1/2 years old, founders set up using sweat equity. Hope to recover within 5 years after nonprofit more established. Willing to set earnings as event for payout. Hoping to avoid tax now.JA: OK got it. Last thing — Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $36 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.
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