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.
New York state / Litigation / Settlement I have a Small
New York state / Litigation / SettlementI have a Small Claims case scheduled for trial, and the defendant called me to try to settle.He got me on my cell phone while I was driving, the connection was terrible, and we agreed to speak at a more optimal time.Now I need to know the mechanics of settlement.I know I must prepare for him a signed release of liability. Seems I can find these on the web. I will email him a draft to make sure the text is satisfactory, and then send him an original.Now for the payment. The whole reason we are in litigation is because the defendant is unreliable. He'll say anything to get out of a tight spot. I must have cash or equivalent before I dismiss the case.In the few seconds we were on the phone , he mentioned he wanted to have a settlement "agreement" with me....What ?!!! An "agreement" is not cash or cash equivalent.Is it customary for a party to a settlement to simply provide an "agreement"?Do we really have to meet to do this, or can it be done by mail?
I got motioned then I cross-motioned. We are scheduled for
Hello, I got motioned then I cross-motioned. We are scheduled for an oral argument. Am I to understand that an oral argument is not the end, but just to allow it to go to arbitrator or trial? If this is the case, they can drag this out forever as they have deep pockets.
Discovery rule and Statute of Limitations It is my
Discovery rule and Statute of LimitationsIt is my understanding that a lawyer is an officer of the court. If my prior lawyer emailed me stating that my case was unindicted when by that time it was actually dismissed and that he obtained the information from the District Court which is the court of record; does that lend proof that the dismissal was not made publicly available?
I was involved in an auto accident a few months ago. A woman
I was involved in an auto accident a few months ago. A woman hit the car that was behind me, which caused the car behind me to run into my bumper... we were in rush hour traffic on the freeway. I recently received a letter from her insurance company informing me that the woman whom caused the accident was not insured by their company at the time of the accident ( although she presented what appeared to be valid insurance cards at the scene of the accident) therefore they will not cover the damage to my car. I have tried to contact the woman, and she is no longer returning my phone calls or text. What are my options in regards ***** ***** my car fixed, besides going through my insurance company?
I have a dentist who misplaced 6 implants-completely outside
I have a dentist who misplaced 6 implants-completely outside of the bone in my gum in two cases and in the side of the bone in other cases. I had 3 dental surgeons involved in removing these implants and 3-D xrays of the damage... When I returned to my dentist and showed him the xrays he left & shut his office for a week -- citing personal crisis an cancelling all appointments. When he returned I requested my records and he gave me years of records with all implant surgeries removed from all my files-as if all of these surgeries/procedures never happened. All I wanted was my money back to help pay for repair surgery ( vs years of pain & permanently damaged bones) .How do I obtain these records? Do I camp out at his office or escalate this to a criminal case?