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i live in New York. I lived in an apartment for one year and

i live in New York. I lived in an apartment for one year and was exposed to very high levels of asbestos while the landlord renovated an apartment below me. I had an environmental engineer conduct a test, and have certified lab results stating the alarming levels of asbestos, lead, gypsum, silica dust and lung irritants that were present in my apartment. Can I sue my landlord now.......the effects of asbestos exposure don't usually show up until years later.........but I am scared. I am going for a chest xray tomorrow, as I had at least 3 lung infections while living in the apartment, and have always been completely healthy. I moved out of the apartment because of the landlord and his rude and careless behavior.

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My brother's and I retained a law firm to help us in a

My brother's and I retained a law firm to help us in a dispute against our half-sibling after she took items from our father's estate after he died, and before anyone else was informed of his death.Upon our initial meeting the attorney stated he was confident that he could recover the property and obtain damage and attorney's fees. Since that day it has been a nightmare. We have had to beg for communication, he did not include one of my brothers in any petitions to the court even after we stressed how important it was to project we were all together on this case. And still to this day has not added him after being asked several times. He twice included false information in petitions to the court, the worst of which he actually asked the court to remove his own client as executor of the estate! We have 3 court dates that we know of that we have not been informed of so were not able to attend. The last hearing our attorney's did not even attend. They had some excuse that they were not informed of the court date. At that point we lost executorship to a third party which is liquidating my dad's estate at pennies on the dollar and we still have not recovered the property that was taken. Also, he stated he was going to help us identify assets with some fancy computer program he pays all this money for, but that has never happened.We know we are in a worse position and have lost a lot of money due to this firms mistakes. Do we have a malpractice case? The probate case is on going and I do not want to start over with a new attorney, but I do not want this guy to make our position even worse. What course of action would you suggest at this point?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I was involved in an auto accident, the other party was

I was involved in an auto accident, the other party was found at fault and received a ticket, how much liability is his insurance company for?

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My attorney wants me to fire him because he said it would be

My attorney wants me to fire him because he said it would be extremely difficult to prove my medical bills from the auto accident which total about $100k. Is this something that you would recommend I defend without an attorney?

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I have a question about a new law to take effect October 1,

I have a question about a new law to take effect October 1, 2016 in the State of Maryland regarding Medical Record Fees. I was told by a lawyer about this, yet I can't find anything about it. Apparently , it is a cap on the fees , no matter what size of the medical record. Something like $100.00 max. I am needing to get my Mother's comprehensive medical records from several places-Particularly an Assisted Living, where the record is sizable. I already asked the A.L. facility, and they do NOT have digital records. This will be very expensive right now. Will October 1 make getting these paper records affordable (I hope the law is not for digital records, because that is already cheap , around 100.00). Can I get clarification on the new upcoming law??

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My ex-boyfriend is telling everyone I am a convicted felon

My ex-boyfriend is telling everyone I am a convicted felon (which I am being charged of a felony never convicted) is this fall into slander and liable since its in writing?

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Is California's state medical board immune from lawsuits? I

Is California's state medical board immune from lawsuits? I ask because two atrocious doctors whom most anyone would see were hopeless (one roophied a drug sales rep/patient for whom he also prescribed opioids) sequentially harmed my health and cost me a great deal. One scary criminal doctor might be bad luck. Two, it starts to seem like incompetent oversight.

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Lawyer for auto insurance company wants to depose Mother and

Lawyer for auto insurance company wants to depose Mother and her 13 year old son who were hit by their insured when she attempted to make an illegal U-turn. I think they want to depose the child in hopes to intimidate and confuse the child. Question: Can they obligate a 13 year old to testify in a deposition? What about the fact that he will need to miss school to attend the depo?

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My question today has to do with my correspondence to you

My question today has to do with my correspondence to you February 17, 2016/March 12, 2014 my wife while legally stopped.We have been talking to State Farm and they been very uncooperative. All they say is have your attorney call this claims number. When I called the claims number they would not talk to me. I told him I was the husband and I wanted to discuss my wife's case of March 12, 2014 and they got really rude and pushed us off saying this is a legal matter and it needs to be handled by attorneys.Then when they finally called to set up an appointment they were really rude to my wife and Asking why that you have an attorney fill out these forms they know what you're doing apparently you don't. So they were horrible to deal with from that perspective we were hoping to get an offer from them to settle and we didn't like it talk to an attorney but from their behavior my wife was very frustrated and upset and said maybe the right let's talk to an attorney.We talked to several and they want anywhere from 40 to 45% and someone expenses on top of that.We know that the work comp carrier liberty mutual is going to probably have $100,000 case for medical bills over the last two and half years and loss of wages paid. So were going to have a $100,000 lien against whatever judgment comes up.The attorneys feel they are entitled do 40/45%? Of that plus whatever they get on top of that.We talked to one attorney who said they would do it for 40% and pay all the cost out of their 40%. When the paperwork showed up they wanted up to 45% and reimbursement on certain issues.Were afraid were going to get $150,000 settlement, every mutual gets $100,000 and we owe the attorneys $10-$20,000 out of our pocket and walk away with zero dollars as the victim, the one suffering the pain, the one going to the 20 to 30 doctors and having surgery and we end up owing some attorney $20,000.Unfortunately we did retain one attorney as mentioned earlier and we actually signed some papers with them but of course that is been done as of yet.Please share with us your thoughts at your earliest convenience!Howard and Dolores Maxwell

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