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Question: “If someone is being represented by a lawyer being

Question: “If someone is being represented by a lawyer being paid with public funds is that privileged information?"

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LegalKnowledge

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How does my wife get out of a request for a deposition? Our

How does my wife get out of a request for a deposition? Our attorney just dropped us and the defense has five lawyers screaming at us and a stack of first requests 12" tall. Our case is against the trustees of my family trust who just evicted us from our home and cut off all our money because I filed this lawsuit. Long story short, these men have been trying to have me declared legally incompetent so I can't sue them for estate fraud. I've discovered almost a dozen false police reports and almost 40 pages from the local mental health department that outline the effort. The first police reports state that they didn't have enough evidence and the rest we're supposed to serve as that evidence. Over the last year they've been filing false reports about so they could do it. One year ago just after we were married they convinced my wife that she didn't know me. They told her that I was crazy and that if I found out that she had been talking to them about me I would either kill myself or kill someone else and if that happened she would be held responsible. They told her to keep them informed about everything I do that could cause concern. she told them a few strange things every once in a while but I have ocd so I do a lot of strange things. Anyway, I discovered all these reports and was able to stop them before it happened. My wife has just been diagnosed with severe ptsd, the defendants are trying to blame everything on her, saying that it was all her idea and that they were just trying to help her. It's all lies but she is so scared of going to meet with anyone to give a deposition that I don't think I can talk her into it... They've already manipulated every word she has said over the last year, there is no question that they are going to abuse her even more. What can I do? Our attorney dropped out of the case because of a deal he made with the other attorney. I'm not even joking, I literately have an email from a month ago that says "they have agreed to accept service however I have to get out of the case"... He then sent me a notice of his withdraw hearing that said the 17th but I later found out that the notice he submitted to the court showed a hearing date of the 19th so he was removed by default. I'm trying to find an attorney and the judge granted my continuance but I'm at a real loss on this one issue, my wife truly does have major psychiatric problems because of this and is most likely going to be checked into a hospital soon. The idea of giving a deposition is truly frightening.

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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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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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Legalease

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When some makes serious remarks to sheriffs' and Coroner

when some makes serious remarks to sheriffs' and Coroner office about you being involved in your husbands death and killed his dog a day before the decedent passed.What should the decedent do about clearing her name because the dog is alive and I never tried to kill anyone.

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CalAttorney2

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Is a Letter To The Editor in a newspaper directed at a

Is a Letter To The Editor in a newspaper directed at a person who's name is ***** ***** this letter slanderous if it does not contain factual information.

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I filed a harassment and defamation of character complaint

I filed a harassment and defamation of character complaint against my manager (who is the VP of Client Services) after learning that she lied to me and told me that my client fired me from their account and asked for someone more experienced in client management. After learning she lied to me, I realized that she has been intentionally siloing me this year and that by removing me from my largest account, she was setting me up to fail. My company investigated and sided with my manager. Meanwhile many of my colleagues were told that the client fired me, which makes me look like a total idiot. I have 19 years of professional experience and almost 9 years with the company. I was replaced on the account with a 30 year old man with 8 years of professional experience and 2 years with this company. The client told me that they asked my CEO to put me back on their account. My company chose not to share this with me or honor the client's request. I have a new manager and they adjusted my role slightly so that I am required to do more billable work. They have just told me that I have to take on Project Manager work. I am an Account Director and haven't done that type of work in more than 3 years, after I was promoted. I have an excellent work history, really good annual reviews and have been a top performer before this year when the issues with my boss started.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Sure, california my company is based in VA I work remote from CA, so I believe CA law prevails, right?JA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: at will full timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have sent an email to HR letting them know that moving me to PM work is a demotion and I view it as retaliatory.

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I got a small claim court from the guy I sold my bags. He

Hello again. I got a small claim court from the guy I sold my bags. He was claiming it's counterfeit so I asked for authentication letter that it's denied and gave them a deadline but they didn't provide anything and deadline is over. Now they sue me to small claim court. Im okay refunding the 2 bags I sold to them. It's my personal bags so it's used item. My problem with them is that they want to meet me in person to exchange transaction which I'm not comfortable and I know the guy's hobby is shooting range. And besides I want evidence for our transactions. I don't want to go to small claim court but wanted to settle this. Problem is they want to meet in person. What should I do? Will I call the small claim court? Help!

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I have recently been named in an article regarding a

I have recently been named in an article regarding a criminal case, which i am accused of knowing about the crimes, the article is written based on the arrest affidavit submitted by the investigator, but my words are twisted, timelines are out of order, and implications are present in the article. My reputation and safety are now in jeopardy, i have a family, and I am not confident my employer is looking out for me. Do i cooperate with them without legal representation?

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