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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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I was in family court today and the opposing lawyer lied to

I was in family court today and the opposing lawyer lied to the judge. The scenario is such, my lawyer could not make it today, I went in with opposing party to get an adjournment date. The opposing lawyer took this opportunity to say to the judge that I have not submitted any paper work to my lawyer, which is an out right lie. The judge actually got angry with me. I feel this is perjury, or similar, that the opposing lawyer can say a lie and have the judge have a bias against me. I want this rectified so the judge does not have a bias against me. What can I do?

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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I showed up for my small claims hearing in upstate NY court.

I showed up for my small claims hearing in upstate NY court. The other party was not present. The judge presided over traffic court and then small claims. My case was called. The other party was still not present. The judge informed me that he would have to recuse himself from my case because he is the owner of the initial repair shop that serviced my used car. I bought a car from a dealer a couple counties over that after a state investigation it was determined the seller knowingly sold me a defective vehicle.My question is does the judge's recusing himself, and subsequently passing my case on to potentially two more judges, trump the fact that the other party failed to even appear at the hearing? I wonder why I wasn't awarded my case by default?

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Dwayne B.

Juris Doctor

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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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We are a construction management firm in California that

We are a construction management firm in California that provides services to public entities. As an example we are the owners representative on a couple of new publicly funded school projects. The question I have is my former employer ( General Contracting firm) 2 months since employment with them - has asked to retain us as a consultant for some local university work that I had developed for them prior to my departure. Our construction management firm's targeted customers are municipalities and public entities. Do you think that a relationship for consulting with the prior employer creates a conflict of interest on both a temporary and or continuing support from our company? As an example - the general contracting firm is bidding on a future project that I am providing my construction management services to and the Board looks to me for direction for selection of a contractor.

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Irwin Law

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I retained an insurance attorney for my homeowner claim. She

I retained an insurance attorney for my homeowner claim. She insisted to hire a project manager....friend of hers. I hired him to oversee the project. He in return hired all his employees at his company and has since milked this job by creating a lot of work for his company. He also hired a project manager (from his company). CSAA's checks to me have been going to him and my attorney. He invoices CSAA and me and we've both been paying him. There's a lot more. But, is it ethical or conflict of interest for my attorney to hire her friend and in return he is CEO of his company and he's hired all his employees from his company?

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Ethics question: If an employee of a law firm has an affair

Ethics question: If an employee of a law firm has an affair with a client of that said firm, is it a conflict of interest?

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Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

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If a lawyer was paid for services by a man and later the

If a lawyer was paid for services by a man and later the step daughter claims sexual abuse against this man, and is represented free of charge by this same lawyer who is now a public defender, is it not a conflict of interest for the lawyer to act as prosecutor against the man who originally paid him?

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Dwayne B.

Juris Doctor

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The court has my name on legal doc different from the docet

The court has my name on legal doc different from the docet sheet provides a conflict of interest I want to get this corrected in Order to get an emergency writ motion. I can also get the writ signed with a deity clerk or Cheif clerks signature or seal

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