I live in New York..there was a fire above my pet grooming
Hello Good morning,I live in New York..there was a fire above my pet grooming salon and I was referred by a friend a restoration company..I sighned a form or possible contract that discribe to the way the operate and require payment with the understanding that after meeting with my insurance adjuster they will supply a itemize contract (not documented) We all met one day myself, ins adjuster and two reps of the company.the insurance adjuster give us his itemized cost that they will pay that was also emailed to the company ..weeks later I was asked for payment that was charged of me that was in no way close to the insurance adj cost and did not include some services..I would like to pay for the service according to the ins adj pricing less services that was not performed..since there was no proper contract sighned with there prices.
I am worried about my lawsuit getting dismissed due to
I am worried about my lawsuit getting dismissed due to inaction.I hired an attorney to sue a realtor who forged my signature on something I was vehemently opposed to signing. The result was devastating financial loss in the form of my only robustly profitable rental property and the income that formed the backbone of my retirement income.It's been 2 years since I hired the first of two attorneys. I let him go a year ago when he refused to help me respond to discovery and was demanding $6000 to continue, despite having $2400 of mine and a retainer that said he would never ask for more than $3000 at a time. The second attorney revised the complaint by adding causes of action related to tortious interference in my business relationships with my former tenants, filed it as the first amended complaint, and helped me respond to discovery.There was a case management this month, but it was postponed at my attorney's request.Recap: The forgery was in June 2013. I hired a lawyer in July 2014, filed the lawsuit in May 2015 and a filed a first amended complaint with a new attorney in June 2016. My legal costs to date for both attorneys have been about $24,000 and I couldn't be less happy about progress than I am now. I haven't sent out discovery, for example, and it's essential that we talk to the escrow officer, the buyers, and their agents to find out what they recall about my agents' disclosures about me and my desire to cancel, if any. Three years out, they might have forgotten, and can easily get away with saying they have forgotten, even if they haven't.I imagined an aggressive advocate fueled by indignation and righteousness, fascinated by damning evidence in the contents of 3 years of email between me and my agent, which I organized for ease of study. I have only discussed the case once with the new attorney, and I don't know if he sees it as I see it. What I lost was rental income until the day I died and an asset to leave my brother's children. He is focused on the selling price being too low, but that's chump change compared to its income should I live another 30years, and likely to devolve into dueling appraisals; I am outraged that it sold at all.Could the defendants (the agent and her broker, who repeatedly told her not to cancel the escrow, she said at the time) move to have this case dismissed for lack of prosecution at this point? Would it be considered malpractice if my attorney, by neglecting the case, allowed that to happen? Finally, should I look for attorney #3 at this point?
I have a medical practice, with 4 employees. It was a well
I have a medical practice, with 4 employees. It was a well established rule that office account checks were ONLY to be signed by me. This rule was not only verbalized to my staff but also included in the list of office policies and rules for the practice.In conducting an audit it was discovered that one of my employees had written and forged my signature, ( the employee's identity confirmed by graphoanalysis.) The audit demonstrated that the forged checks totaled greater than $500,000.00, and the office checks were forged as far back as 2007, and continued until mid-late, 2014.There is irrefutable certainty who wrote and forged my signature on the checks. I aver that this individual needs to be prosecuted. Please let me know what the statute of limitations for such prosecution is in Alabama. Thank you very much.
Have a house whit my EX boyfriend, in 2006 he refinanced the
Hi have a house whit my EX boyfriend, in 2006 he refinanced the house and have someone Forge my name, he also took 60,000$ from the house. I went to the police station 2 months ago and they told me that we have 2 possible case, one for forgery and one for money over money over 10,000$. Now I get a call from the detective and say's because my Ex didn't forge my name and we can't prove who forged the name we don't have a case anymore. I don't understand? Is my Ex supposed to be in trouble for at the least refinancing our house and take 60,000$?? The detective said that we can do civil and they is no rush because my Ex and my Name is ***** ***** the house and I can sue in a civil case, but someone told me that we have 12 years before the statute of limitation but because he is still on the deed we can still sue him as long as his name is ***** ***** deed. Is this true? Ps: I called the bank and they said that my Ex is the only one on the Deed of the loan.
What are the ways in which a case can be dropped or
What are the ways in which a case can be dropped or dismissed after the lawsuit is filed? You wouldn't believe what I've been through just to get the defendants served, every possible trick that can be played has been played. The politics involved here have made it unbelievably difficult to bring this case to court, the defendants are literately billionaires and have even gotten to my own attorney. I've been on this website on and off for over a year complaining about this case so the odds are, whoever picks this up might already be familiar with it. I'm the beneficiary of a trust and the trustees have commited a number of torts against me that include false imprisonment, abuse if process, intentional infliction of emotional distress, forgery, one heck of s case of defamation and more. I just served the petition last week but fought like crazy to get it done, my attorney had flat out disappeared and I had to track him down and threaten to hold him responsible for missing any dates. He was almost willing to accept a malpractice suit for not serving. My question is this, how could my case be dismissed or dropped at this point? The first status conference is on 9/15 and my attorney isn't lifting a finger. He said he could ask to extend the dates in order to find an attorney and I'm trying hard to do that but what should be happening at this point in the game? The trial date hasn't even been set yet, in fact, I haven't even received their answer yet but I know that it will basically say "to heck with you". I feel like my case is slipping away and definitely isn't being monitored, if there is a sneaky way of getting it dismissed these guys are sure to try it.
MN Legal Question To whom it may concern, I have had many
MN Legal QuestionTo whom it may concern,I have had many issues with my ex-boyfriend over the course of the past year, and was hoping I could get some guidance on the best way to approach the situation(s).To begin with, he opened a number of credit cards in my name (some he placed himself on the account as joint status, some as an authorized user, and some I was the sole individual on the account.) A couple of these I was aware of and agreed to, some I was told by him that I was just an authorized user (where in reality, it was actually just me on the account). This happened over the course of the past couple of years. He lost his job eight months back, disappeared for a while, and I got stuck with all of the debts on the cards, amounting to well over $10,000. I tried to act on a couple--went as far as calling and submitting fraud claims--but backed down when he said he would pay me back as soon as he was able. I was reluctant to pay for most of them, but ultimately ended up making payments when I saw what it was doing to my credit. It has been months since I discovered the problems with these accounts, and I still have not been paid by him and am tired of waiting. One account for an AmEx card I tried to contact again recently, and the woman in the fraud department said I was no longer able to act on the fraud claim. Should I expect that with all of the accounts; does it imply responsibility for the accounts, that I have been making payments; What are my options?Another issue I have run across is with my 401(k) from a previous employer that I had not yet rolled over to my current account. In May of this year, I had discovered that he had gone into my online account in December 2015, requested to withdraw the balance of the account (approx. $13,000), got the letter with the check in the mail, forged my signature, placed it into a joint account we had for bills. All of this occurred while I was at work. I knew the joint account idea was an awful one, and I had refused to be added for over a year, but was constantly being harped on about it in that same month he did this, so I gave in, thinking "What's the worst that could happen?" Anyhow, Prudential sent me a photocopy of the check to verify the signature was not mine, and I sat on it for a couple of months because I got the same line about how I would be paid back. I finally called back once it became clear I was still not going to be paid, and they sent me a form to fill out and return that stated I did not authorize, receive, sign, or benefit from the proceeds of the check. I'm not at all sure what he did with the the money. Is it going to be a problem that he placed it into an account where I was a joint account holder? Is there any particular way I should be handling this one?Finally, there was also an issue with my tax refund for this past year. We shared a computer and he would frequently go through my emails and logins for websites. TurboTax would send me notifications of when they received my W-2's, and I was waiting on one more to go ahead and file my taxes for 2015. Well it came in while I was at work, he went ahead without my permission and filed my taxes. I came home, got upset, but ultimately thought "Whatever, I'm still getting a refund." Nope. He had set it up to go into that same joint account. We had a huge fallout between the two of us in February, a week and a half before the deposit hit. I talked to TurboTax, they said once it's submitted they cannot do anything. I talked to the IRS about rerouting the funds, they said they could not do anything either. I talked to the bank about blocking the funds, they said there was nothing they could do, and that I should just watch the account like a hawk. It finally came in one day at Four or Five in the morning, and he immediately transferred the funds to his personal account. I had this whole debacle with the bank because the funds showed back up into the joint account, I transferred them to my personal account, but apparently it was not valid because some glitch had been caused in the system. When I saw that the account was negative two times the amount of the refund, I went into the bank to see what the situation was, explained my situation, and the bank manager said that I would receive the funds once they had worked it out. Ultimately, they gave him the funds, thought that there was some sort of wire fraud trying to be committed, and now neither of us can bank there again. What is my best way of handling that entire situation with the taxes?I made the mistake of trying to be lenient on someone who is clearly deranged, and I'm worried I may have waited too long. I wanted to believe he would do the honorable thing and pay me back, but it just did not happen. Any advice would be more than appreciated, because at this point I am out close to $30,000.-S
The home I live in is financed in my father in laws name. I
The home I live in is financed in my father in laws name. I am a month to month tenant. No contract or lease agreement. I got a notice to vacate that appeared to be signed by him the sole mortgage holder. Instead his name was signed by his wife. I know she doesn't have right to sign his name. Was this a crime on her part? Does it make the notice void? Does it give me any legal options?
I have a friend who has been arrested, and has a very high
Hello, I have a friend who has been arrested, and has a very high Bond. I do not understand clearly what the charges are, so I would like to contact a lawyer who can explain to me well what the charges are, what they mean and what is the possible consecuences.
Unique question. I am defending myself in a real estate
Unique question. I am defending myself in a real estate matter. My E&O insurance assigned an attorney who I suspect is not acting in my best interest based on the following. The case was about mold and window leaks originally, but has turned to one e-mail which I provided last may during my clients mediation (which I was not being named as a defendant at that time) which killed the case the buyers had against my client (temporarily). Almost immediately they named me as a defendant, and accused me of forgery of the e-mail.My attorney called me two weeks ago and asked if I would "volunteer" to be deposed. I said yes. He set up the deposition which would have happened Monday the 8th of August. Then subsequently he called and said "we have to get your computer evaluated to prove you didn't forge the e-mail" to which I responded "no problem". My computer is currently being evaluated. Subsequently I found out from the forensic evaluator that he cannot make a dispositive determination on my computer unless he can see the "evidence" the opposing counsel states they have from the other agents computer.There is the rub. I called my attorney, and e-mailed him pleading that he subpoena the other agents computer evaluation for my forensic guy. He said he can't because the case is "stayed" until after my clients arbitration with the buyer, and since I have been subpoenaed to be at my clients arbitration, I must allow myself to be deposed and go to arbitration.So the question is, can I decline being deposed since it was voluntary? Can I decline going to my clients arbitration? The reason being we don't have proof of anything until we evaluate the other agents computer data?