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My best friend has signed an agreement with a real estate

My best friend has signed an agreement with a real estate agentof a large well known company, with a lady we thought was very goodfiends with both of us casually until now.Now this lady has deceived me and caused me great harm. My best friendis 83 years old and has onset dementia. The real estate lady just listedhis house now for 6 months. It was me that got her the listing !Since this case against me with the lady is ongoing and he may blurtout confidential information about me, can he cancel the listing contract,or at least have another agent in this real estate firm take overhis listing ? He knows she has lied and can't stand to be around her now.This woman is placing me in great jeopardy if he says anything byaccident. I may get sued if he says anything. But, I have doneabsolutely nothing wrong. Lady turned out to be insane.

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Alex J. Esq.

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Regarding a civil litigation lawsuit, I am writing a

Regarding a civil litigation lawsuit, I am writing a settlement letter with a heading stating " For settlement purposes only" I am aware this prevents the use of the contents of the settlemnt letter in court. Can this settlement letter be sent to anyone else besides the defendants in the case? If so is there any issue, later on, voiding the For settlement purposes only clause? Any other settlement letter do's / don't suggestions are appreciated.

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Bill!!! I have some news that I want to run by an attorney

Hey Bill!!! I have some news that I want to run by an attorney like you. It's funny I never met you and trust you more than any of the defendants or their attorney's. Thank you for your help thus far.This is what they sent me:1. Let me know as soon as you can if you would like to explore an early resolution. I would like to know before I ask Clemson to start pulling all the documents requested below (refering to my discovery). I will go ahead and request Jerry's file, the OCES file and the disability services file.They made two offers with the grade changed to a W instead of a D with both options this they have to do only because they fail to follow policy in allowing me to finish.The first option was return to classes and continue.The Second option was to get a refund of 15,575.00 and about 1,000 for my legal expenses.Neither option accepted any fault other than failure in policy. All matters of discrimination against a white male with add and ptsd were denied and my lost time and stress would be my own problem. This of course would entail me letting them off 100% from the rest of any liabilities.2. We will get the amended scheduling order drafted and send to you for review. In regards ***** ***** health records, I think a confidentiality order is appropriate and not a protective order. Please look at the confidentiality orders on line and advise if this will work. If not we will file a reply to your motion.They said that, (The plaintiff's motion includes a certification that the movant has in good faith conferred or attempted to confer with other affected parties in an effort to resolve the dispute without court action) quoting my document... and continuing with "what I stated was incorrect since I did not speak to their legal department. I replied I was referring to the fact that I tried to share documents in the past with the school and the disabilities office refused to take them although they granted accommodations that the teacher still did not allow.3. Let me know if you will dismiss ***** *****. The dismissal would be without prejudice.Despite my legal right to pursue her do to failure to perform supervisory position I was and am planning on dismissing the case in part against Mrs. ***** *****.This was offered and he said it was without their guidance or approval. He really want's me to respond before they invest time and money, but it seemed he has not reviewed the case much but I don't know.what are your personal thoughts???? This is a federally funded highly powerful university and he said it looks really bad to the school to have a student who was a former graduate now current suing the school and doing so, pro se. No one cares about the defamation of my character calling another school saying I am a shooter threat... etc. and I have evidence (even if minuet amounts) to go with this among other things that would lean the jury to favor as an overall picture and see that I am the one telling the truth about the incidents because I am. But they are going to get dirty in court. I just don't know if I should reject and mediate later or counter. I know that I would be made whole financially but feel screwed otherwise.

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Thanks, i currently filing bankruptcy but I have not filed

Thanks, ***** ***** filing bankruptcy but I have not filed in the courts. I have a payday loan company that I was unable to pay back. I told them of my bankruptcy and they continue to request payment. can they do this?JA: What state are you in? And has anything been officially filed?Customer: california and no they have notJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i just don't have funds due to illness...they want payment today

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Irwin Law

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To what extent can private records be withheld from

To what extent can private records be withheld from discovery? I have a situation where my "mental health" has been called into question and the defendants are asking for me to sign a general Hippa release to collect my confidential files. To what extent can I say no? I don't have a problem giving them copies of records they request but I've got a big problem giving them a blank authorization that I've signed and I have good reason. Can I refuse to provide that?I also need to know if I can ask one of the defendants to provide their own psychiatric records from her doctors... Basically, my sister and I both were diagnosed with bipolar disorder and she is one of the names defendants. She has accused me of being schizophrenic, borderline... The list goes on. We were both diagnosed with bipolar at the same time roughly twenty years ago and she is currently denying it. They are asking for my records and I need to know if I can ask a defendant for theirs.

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I have a contract with a local private school. Nine days

I have a contract with a local private school. Nine days into the school year, the Director and I agreed that it was in the best interests of all parties to withdraw my child. The Director agreed to release us from the contract. Two weeks later, I finally received a 3-page Release Agreement full of what I would call "legaleeze" and I just want to make sure that although I do not completely agree with some of the statements, by signing it I am not setting myself up to wind up paying the $****** "settlement" for breach of contract in the future. I want to believe that since we had a good relationship up until it soured somewhat right there at the end, the school would not be that vindictive, but reality tells me people are not always that nice, especially when they go to the trouble of getting what was obviously legal counsel to draw up this agreement. There is also essentially a "gag agreement" - we cannot discuss the dissolution of our contract with anyone or disclose any details of it, and if any of our "immediate family members" say anything disparaging about the school, we will be subject to the settlement. Am I being paranoid, what would be the usual procedure to amend such an agreement, preferably without upsetting the other parties?

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Ely

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My mother died in 2010. What procedure should I take to gain

My mother died in 2010. What procedure should I take to gain access to her medical records?

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KJL LAW

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I have a complicated case that has been in court for 6 years

I have a complicated case that has been in court for 6 years I hired a company to get my annuities from the insurance company. The insurance company has fought it in court and all the money is in the the court registry for 5 years. Now the company has hired a lawyer for arbitration against all respondents I'm not the only one there is 3 other parties with the same insurance company that did the same as I did so we have been in this case together. Through the years we had 2 lawyers appointed to us but they pulled out for conflict of interest or they we're going to be sued. I live in a different state than everyone else and have tried to seek consul but on one wanted to touch the case or they wanted more money than was in my annuities. Now the lawyer wants a retainer from us parties I haven't had any contact with anyone other than emails about the case for 5 years. Do I have to do anything? The company is saying we breached our contract I don't believe I did.

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David Stewart

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I need to know whether I can use certain evidence in my

I need to know whether I can use certain evidence in my motion for sanctions that I'm about to file. My attorney just dropped me and I'm appearing on my own right now because of some deal that he made with the other attorney I actually have an email from my attorney that says "they have agreed to except service but I have to get out of the case". That's all I know, two days later I got a notice of his motion to withdraw in the mail that showed a hearing date for last Monday but I called the courthouse on Monday and nothing had been scheduled. Four days later I looked on the court website and I saw that the hearing had actually just been the day before, so The papers he sent me were not the same ones filed with the court. He was removed by default. This was actually not my first attorney. My first attorney I was with for almost a year and he ultimately concluded that I would be in better hands with someone more aggressive so in comes this other guy, now when he first came on we filed the petition but we didn't serve it and I couldn't figure out why but later on he told me that the defendants had agreed to accept service and that there was nothing to worry about. then I received an eviction notice in the mail and was thrown out of my home because I had just filed this lawsuit against the trustees that are in charge of my home. So fast-forward a little over a month and it's one day before the eviction hearing and four days before service was due upon the defendants and my attorney calls me up and surprised me by saying that the defendants had NOT agreed to accept service and that there was no time left to do it. Keep in mind he had told me that we were going to fight the infection this entire time and that they had already agreed to accept service long ago. He said that the only way I would have a cases is if I agreed to the eviction by a consent judgment in exchange for the defendants excepting service. So I had no choice but to do it then my attorney sent me an email that says "they have agreed to accept service but I have to get out of the case". Here's my problem: I'm completely overwhelmed with all this paperwork, the defendants have caused me to lose my attorney, and there's a lot more here that I haven't mentioned. For instance, they tried to trick me into it and eviction in the first place. What they did is they scheduled a hearing for 30 days out and delivered that paperwork to me, then they went straight back to the courthouse and cancelled that hearing and rescheduled an alias for only three days away. But they didn't tell me about that. I got lucky and I happened to check the website the day before so I contacted their attorney and he told me that he was going to get a sworn affidavit from the process server saying that I had been delivered the alias, that's what he reported to the court and it was a total lie. I told him that it wasn't possible due to the fact that the alias had been issued after I had been served and I showed him a copy of what I had received and he closed his mouth really quick, but there's no question about it he was planning on me not showing up for the eviction and getting a default judgement. So here I am trying to get the trust to pay for expenses by creating this motion for sanctions and I just read something about how our emails and communications between attorneys or from attorneys cannot be used as evidence , is that correct. Now I've got emails from my old attorney to my new attorney that flat out say that the defendant had agreed to accept service when they had not. I've also got emails from my attorney to me talking About the deal he had made to drop me as a client, and that he was telling me one thing while he was doing another, it's painfully obvious but all my evidence is wrapped up in these emails, can I even use them in this motion for sanctions?

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