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If I get a copy of my mental health records from a

If I get a copy of my mental health records from a psychologist with my consent, does this give them authorization to publish my health records publicly?

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John

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I asked lawyer copy of a cancelled check, but he refused.

I asked lawyer copy of a cancelled check, but he refused.The reason I asked, I just found out a check which not deposited. I am not sure if i asked a new check because I lost and I deposited $8,000. I may gave to my ex- husband.I need to know if we deposited. Am I not allow to ask a cancelled check? I also don't want to ask my ex-.

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Loren

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I am not sure if you can see my prior Qs re: Filing an

I am not sure if you can see my prior Qs re: Filing an ethics complaint against an IL lawyer, but briefly I am a member of a NC registered non-profit professional society. In 2015 the officers and board of the organization went rogue and did a really bad thing; an unlawful thing. An IL lawyer helped them with the effect of defrauding the membership.I have endeavored to file an ethics complaint against the lawyer. But my fellow members want me to drop the complaint because the lawyer has said that he will bill the organization for the time he has to spend dealing with the complaint, which has basically intimidated my colleagues. If find the lawyer's threat to be chilling, and that on its face cannot be ethical.So my Q is what do state bar ethics commissions generally provide for in terms of allowing lawyers to bill complainants, especially the IL bar in particular? Is the lawyer's threat with the effect of chilling a complaint an actionable ethics violation?

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Loren

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I have a business and was courious if was be discriminated

I have a business and was courious if was be discriminated against by the city. they have had another family restaurant that they want in the area place a business across the street from me. it fell over and they have to rebuild. the city is offering them another location that just came on the market. I am having to move locations since the city is wanting to build a library here in the land that I am located on. it seems like they are continually offering the other company help and not assisting me.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: iowaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Is this an ethical issue or is this just the way business works

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INFOLAWYER

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I am a booth renter in a salon in New York State. I was told

I am a booth renter in a salon in New York State. I was told my lease was automatically renewed every 2 yrs, after I gave notice of intention to leave. I originally signed in 2013. Is this legal?

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Barrister

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I work with another person on an account. We did this for 7

I work with another person on an account. We did this for 7 years where he got paid and paid me half. This worked up til now where he is wihtholding my payment. How do I notify the client who I have been serving and who stated the service they are paying for is my expertise and my partners onsite coverage. I can't work for free yet I don't want to loser this client. Since my partner and I don't have a written agreement and he doesn't reply, how do I notify the client that they their monthly payment is no longer resulting in me getting paid hence I am not engaged to provide services unless they pay me directly? What is best wording to my client that sounds professional and and makes them stop paying until this issue with payment for my serviecs is completed?

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California Lawyer

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Would the President of the Association of a Florida Condo

Would the President of the Association of a Florida Condo development be in breach of his fiduciary duty if he remained President and negotiated the next year's contract with the Condo Association's current Management company after having reached a verbal agreement to go to work for them as soon as the contract was signed, albeit at another location, none of which he proposes to disclose until the contract is signed?

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Fifteen months after engaging my attorney, I finally got him

Fifteen months after engaging my attorney, I finally got him to send me the bill. I asked for it three months ago. The bill seems outrageous - $33K for a FCRA credit reporting errors dispute. I'm guessing that the settlements are totaling around $40K based on convos I had with him over the summer.Ok so I am reviewing some of the charges and I noticed that he has received a settlement agreement from one defendant in September, and had settlement discussions with another just recently as November. Although he has emailed me asking me to call him, I have asked him to send me updates via email on the case. He has not done that. I'm guessing since I won't call him then he is holding his ground and will not update me in the manner that I requested. I asked this before on this site, but I only want to be updated via email. Am I putting myself in a bad position? I mean who wants to talk to someone who is squeezing you out of everything? Everyone is losing except the attorney. He is the one who is winning....

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Okay this is what happened. Had a post accident drug screen.

Okay this is what happened. Had a post accident drug screen. This happened on Federally Recognized Tribal Land. I followed the procedure exactly I called the security department first. I then called my supervisor. I know there was going to be a UA. I didn't think twice about it, security are the collectors of such samples. I'm terminated 8 business days later. I have appealed I am having the sample retested. I'm still have not used drugs for about a year before I started there over 11 years ago. There are 2 different branches of employment Tribal Government, and Enterprises. It's done this way to separate between there public, and private affairs. I worked for the Tribal Government. In my mind there is obviously a lab error or contamination in the sample container, so my appeal. That I paid $150.00 for out of my own pocket will probably come back the same right? I have called the review board and it was Amphetamines methamphetamins I tested positive for. Blew my mind out, I couldn't and still can't just let this happen. They told me I could not resample. The only option was to retest sample already submitted. That's the only option that's the only step I can take to clear this up it's more than my job my wife didn't believe me it personal. Also my direct supervisor after talking to HR was honest and said I'm perfect. Seriously though attendance, work ethic, and he requested a Another test as well because his mind was blown too. It's Tribal so do I have a right to any laws I mean there was a week before I got my final vacation pay out. I have not gotten any HR constinlhbignores my requests for a copy Of P&P's, there was a ton of procedure errors that the security obviously had made with the collection, the drug policy was never clear it's been over there years since an HR rep has spoken to anyone on the Tribal side. HR won't grant me copies of test results and dates. I know there's no record of security trying to collect samples. The chin of custody was illegiable. After speaking with the overviews lab person that answered he phone she said my sample arrived at the screen lab on the day of the accident which was the 20th but in San Diego took sample at 4:30 it went all the way to Chatsworth CA past LA that day? The lab I wanted my resample is here in San Diego it's on there list? And why did the place to do the overview have to be on he opposite sid e of the country in New York?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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