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I slipped & fell down some steps in the poconos which was

I slipped & fell down some steps in the poconos which was covered with ice and snow about 7am..there was no sand/salt on the ground at that time when I fell.. who is at fault? By the way...I was walking slowly and carefully as well because the snow and ice was apparent.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: I fell in east strousburg,pa...I reside in Long Island new yorkJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: YesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Statue of Limitations, I Am a US Veteran who was forced to

Statue of Limitations, I Am a US Veteran who was forced to short sale my home because I had a fool for an attorney, myself. My question is primarily about a possible statue of limitations, to sue for recovery of money that was over paid to an Fl. HOA, and their law firm by the title co. who handled the short sale.Because the law firm refused to correct,fix or amend their original submitted estoppel letter prior to the scheduled closing to accurately reflect the District Court's amended final judgment.Therefor at the closing of my short sale the title co. was forced to payout thousands of dollars out of my proceeds over & above the court ordered amended final judgment to satisfy the inaccurate estoppel letter or post pone the closing and lose a potential cash buyer. That over payment of approx. $ 6,000 to the law firm & the HOA has never been paid back to date, despite repeated requests to refund any or all monies they obtained over the court ordered amended final judgment. In fact they have repeatedly refused to refund the difference and told me consult an attorney. Time line, approx. Sept. 03/13 I lost a ambush hearing for summary judgment on my HOA foreclosure, The court than set a follow up hearing for Nov 6th 2013 to argue attorney fees .During that hearing the plaintiff's law firm won a final judgment of approx. $12, 900.00 total for all matters & ordered the public sale of my families home to commence on Jan.03,2014.Since I didn't have the $12, 900.00 to deposit with the court as security to stay the sale while I hire an attorney & file an appeal. I was forced to file bankruptcy for the first time in my life to buy time to at least short sale my home and get some equity out of the proceeds. I hired a local firm and paid them $1,295.00 for the entire bankruptcy & $300.00 additional to attempt to strip the HOA lien or final judgment. The public sale was stayed pending the federal bankruptcy. On April 8th of 2014 the bankruptcy was discharged pending the HOA lien striping hearing scheduled in June of 2014 . By this time however I had a firm cash offer on my home & a closing date of April 22nd 2014, so I withdrew the motion to strip the lien & my attorney requested the HOA & their law firm to prepare an estoppel letter so the closing could move forward on the agreed date... However they weren't cooperating and the closing was pushed another 30 days to May 23rd 2014. When the estoppel letter finally arrived to the title co. they had increased the the amount to $19,100, ( $6,200 above the court ordered final judgment) & in the mean time the law firm filed a subsequent motion to amend the original final judgment of $ 12,900 to $ 19,100. siting they incurred approx. $6,200 in additional cost, ( at least $ 5,000 of that was attorney fees ) , just to attend a 15 minute federal bankruptcy hearing & file two short responses totaling about 6 pages to the federal court in objection. The amended hearing was set for May 22nd 2014, Now at this hearing I argued to the judge it was absurd to award an additional $ 6,200 & at least $5,000 additional in attorney fees , for about one to two hours legal work objecting to my bankruptcy , especially considering my attorney's only charged me a total of $ 1,595 & they had to prepare countless pages of the filing as well as several phone calls, meetings etc... I requested that I be given an evidentiary hearing & also all discovery of any itemized documents of billing summaries etc.to be able to argue these absurd fees. The judge agreed in part and denied in part with me and awarded the firm appox.. $1,200 above the original final judgment to cover any fees incurred since the final judgment and asked the firm when can they provide me with discovery so he can set a hearing to argue any further fees ,they replied they needed two months , ( wow for what ? that should have been part of the file already ) The judge instructed the firm to supply me with the discovery request if they intend on pursuing this matter any further. Well the next day was the closing of my home & when we contacted them & requested a corrected estoppel letter they refused because they intended on going after me for more fees. My home closed on the next day May 23rd of 2014, a Friday afternoon & the title company was forced to over pay the firm approx. $ 5,000 over and above the legal amount ordered by the court. Soon after I called the firm & asked them to refund my difference or proceed with a hearing , they replied when was I available, I said within a week after they comply with the judge's instructions & hand over the discovery of writings ,documents etc..& I instructed them to forward that discovery to my attorney who handled my bankruptcy.However within days they filed a satisfaction of lien& judgment & a motion to dismiss w/o prejudice which is moot after a final judgment. Is there a time limitation to sue for monies not entitled but they kept. ? & did they have grounds to keep my $$$ ?

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This is a Florida Probate law question. Is it fair to say

This is a Florida Probate law question. Is it fair to say that in a petition to contest a will the ability to show the "presumption of undue influence" which, under Florida law 733.107 (as amended in July 2014), shifts the burden of proof to the defendant under 90.301 and 90.304, would constitute a very major victory resulting in greatly reduced costs to the Petitioner and an almost impossible task for the defendant (if indeed clearly guilty) , thus very likely to result in a quick favorable settlement?Is there any case law on the issue?

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Recently,, Democratic National Chairman. made a public

Recently, ***** *****, Democratic National Chairman. made a public pronouncement that the Party was strictly pro-choice om abortion. He said anyone who espoused a pro-life belief would no longer be welcome in the Party. I am pro-life, also a Democrat, worked for Democratic administrations, was a Democratic committeewoman for many years. I feel that Me Perez is discriminating against myself and others who share my faith held belief and in effect may be religious discrimination. the party should not discriminate on the basis of my belief and I would like to know if your organization concurs with my stance.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Mary Tuttle New Jersey this is not an employment issueJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I don't know but believe this is a blatant attempt to exclude a certain group based on their faith held beliefsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just want to say that this man's exclusion attempt was arbitrary and violates freedom of religion in the public domain/

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Ms Pearl. Im not sure where to go to find a plain english

Hello Ms Pearl. Im not sure where to go to find a plain english answer on this. Regarding ip theft by law enforcement via surveillance over two decadesJA: Is this about an invention, a design, or an artistic work?Customer: All of the above.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not much if any. I have contacted several government agencies about it over the years. They tell me to sue. But in order to have proper evidence I would have to supena the surveillance they collected. Their not that stupid to turn it over.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I spent many years working to expose drug trafficking in the police and political positions.

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I signed a 4 year lease renting space as a vendor in a

I signed a 4 year lease renting space as a vendor in a store. Previously, my leasee said I could get out of my lease at any time. When I turned in my 2 week notice, the leasee said "I said that was a one time offer." I said "you never said that." I am sure he would take me to court for $14K. What would a judge say?JA: Soon. I'm trying to find the right Lawyer for you right now. As soon as they are ready, I will let you know. Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: South CarolinaJA: 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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I am in SD, Trouble at our church. the pastor and deacon

I am in SDJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Trouble at our church. the pastor and deacon have resigned and we feel exploited.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Can I copy and pasted from word to the comments

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We have a neighbor that is threatening us that if our dogs

We have a neighbor that is threatening us that if our dogs keep barking he will call the dog catcher on usJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: MichiganJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes we have 4 adult dogs and 2 puppies

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My son committed a battery charge and he agreed to a plea

My son committed a sexual battery charge and he agreed to a plea agreement! Then in 1997 law CHANGED and he was registered as a sex offender back in 1997 for a 1995 offense. She was 15 and He was 18.Of course FL laws changed substantially over 20 years.He subsequently moved to Ga and went to court to remove the SO label! In 2016 the ga court found him to be released from SO status! Mainly because FL had no substantial evidence countered with 20 years had passed!He was released from GA! Never allowed to return to FL or his S0 status will be reiNforced if he is there for LONGER than 2 days!MY QUESTION IS - HE HAS A GREATTTT OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO THE STATE OF COLORADO FOR COMPLETING A JOB THAT WAS ABANDONED.IS THERE ANY REQUIREMENTS THAT HE HAS TO FULFILL CONSIDERING DEALING NOW WITH 3 DIFFERENT STATES?CORDIALLY DIANNE!

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