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My Question is about Eminent Domain in the state of

My Question is about Eminent Domain in the state of Louisiana. My parents bought 6 pieces of property over 30 years ago. One is the family home we grew up in, 2 are businesses that are not operating anymore(considered undeveloped land) 3 other pieces of land only(undeveloped land). A multi-billion dollar incorporation wants to buy our land. My parents purchased this property in hope of one day having a better living for themselves, their children and grandchildren. Now this company only wants to pay us the fair market value and they have paid some people in the area millions of dollars depending on where the property is located. Can they force us to sell based on "Eminent Domain" and force us to accept only the fair market value? This company will profit billions using the property we sell them. Please advise. My father is 82 years of age and he wants to make the right decision.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: LouisianaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No. We have met with them as a family once, and an offer was made and we declined the offer.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: What are our legal rights in the state of Louisiana and are we wasting our time waiting on a better offer for our land?

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Dwayne B.

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Our family has a special need trust for our two brothers.

Our family has a special need trust for our two brothers. One is autistic and the other has mental illness. Now that our mother is has dementia, my siblings and I are trying to move them closer to us. The real-estate agent said that I might want to check with the lawyer for the special needs trust to see if there are any issues with selling their current home. I called the lawyer, who wrote the trusts. I had two phone calls - in total about 45 minutes. During these two phone calls, he answered my question with opposing answers and spent the entire time talking about the tax pros and cons - not the legal question. He did not say that he was going to charge me. I felt that he was servicing his product. A few weeks later, he sent a bill for $1,100. He then called me. I have been staying with my brothers to work on the move and told him that I did not know that he was going to charge me so much, but wanted to keep the peace with the person who wrote these contracts, so offered to pay in 4 installments when I got home. Within 2 weeks, he served me. I was served just after I got home from the airport.I feel that:1 - I was mislead, as I did not know I was getting charged.2. He has been unreasonable with his price and timeline (less than 30 days since the bill).3. On principle, I feel that he is a bully. I want him to not do this to someone else.Should I1. just pay him,2. demand a hearing, or3. demand a jury trial?

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Dwayne B.

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This is a civil matter case; I submitted a lawsuit against a

This is a civil matter case; I submitted a lawsuit against a utility company, I understand they have 20 days to answer. When they answer, what will they answer? What should I do next? How much time do I have to respond after they respond? What should I prepare myself with document wise?

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Irwin Law

Juris Doctor JD

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Is this conversation considered attorney client privilege?

Is this conversation considered attorney client privilege?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: IlJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I got a ticket from city of oak forest for dog at large ,no tag, no license. Total $600JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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P. Simmons

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Doctoral Degree

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I have received an order from small claims To file an

I have received an order from small claimsTo file an affidavit that com plies with Indiana code 33-29-2-7I have no idea where to obtain the affidevit or how to make one compliment to the code

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Ely

Counselor at Law

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I have filed for a restraining order against my neighbor for

I have filed for a restraining order against my neighbor for harassment against my wife and I. the harassment, although include several forms of harassment, was mainly loud music. The harasser tried to get my request dismissed as a SLAPP. That was denied. He has filed an appeal to the SLAPP ruling. His opening brief claims that 1) because he is legally growing medical marijuana that he is protected by by the right to farm law/ordnance because it protects farmers against suits regarding noise. and 2 that the whole restraining order "scheme" (his word) is unconstitutional because of the restrictions that it imposes. His brief sounds so ridicules that I am inclined to not even respond to it and save the fees associated with filing a response. I cannot believe any judge would read the brief and think that he has a point. would that be a mistake?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yes, my lawyer says there is a small chance that the appeal would be granted but wants to file a response.JA: What advice did they give you?Customer: he wants to file a response. verry expensiveJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The harasser has also been sited for disturbing the peace for his loud music. Twice! He also is facing contempt charge for violating the protective order imposed by the court over the disturbing the peace charge. Twice! four charges all together. He has been trying to have the public defender thrown off because,he claims, the public defender really has no motivation to put on a viable defense. he is scheduled to go to jury trial early to mid September.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I was arrested on March 21, 2015. I spent 7 months in jail

I was arrested on March 21, 2015. I spent 7 months in jail before bonding out on October 30, 2015. I was indicted on February 16, 2016. I appeared in court on March 2, 2016 at which time I was rearrested on a bench warrant that was issued on Feb. 24,2016. Evidently the bench warrant was for a new charge. I was out on bond prior to this. I had a bond reduction hearing on April 5, 2016 at which time my bond was supposed to remain the same as the previous bond. I just found out that I should have been released on April 28, 2016. I just got released today. I want to know how long the district attorney has to present his case in a jury trial or either dismiss the charges.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when was the warrant issued?Customer: The state is Georgia. First arrest date was March 21, 2015. Second arrest was March 2, 2016 after the bench warrant was issued on Feb. 24, 2016. I was arrested when I went to court on March 2, 2016.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: We don't know. This has just been a weird case. I was supposed to have been released on the original bond on April 28, 2016, but I was kept in jail until today.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just need to know how long the district attorney has to take this to jury trial. I have been told he only has 120 days from filing the indictment to take to trial because I was incarcerated.

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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I am in Ohio. My daughter, age 22 just got her 3rd speeding

I am in Ohio. My daughter, age 22 just got her 3rd speeding ticket in a 12 month period. First ticket in Nov 2015, Second ticket Jan 2016 and 3rd ticket August 2016. She is ordered to go to Mayor's court in Middleburg Heights Ohio Wednesday 8/24. Part of me wants her to go to court and let them scare the hell out of her so that she slows down. BUT...Should she have an attorney? I read that in Ohio she could face 30 days in jail and $250 fine. Would they really give her jail time?JA: Because traffic laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no - trying to decide if one is necesaryJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: She had her license suspended at 16 for one ticket in the first 6 months of driving and suspended again at 18 for two tickets in the same year. she also had a speeding ticket w/ no points in June 2015.

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

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How do I request a jury trial for a malicious prosecution

How do I request a jury trial for a malicious prosecution claim for monetary damages and when do I ask for the jury trial? Do I ask for a jury trial on the claim form when I file the claim form with the clerk of courts?

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Nishan Parlakian

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