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I will be giving a speech on civil litigation from the

I will be giving a speech on civil litigation from the perspective of a businessman. I would like to reference two items:1. When were the rules of discovery changed to eliminate "trial by ambush"?2. What is a reasonable guess as to the cost of a civil trial? My thoughts are that in the case of a simple trial with one lawyer and no outside expertise the cost could be in the $30,000 to $50,000. In the case of a complex trial involving multiple lawyers, expert testimony and extensive discovery you should be prepared to spend $200,000 or more.The point of this speech is to advise local businessmen that if they seek litigation they should be prepared to pay for it.

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I'm looking for information regarding a restraining order in

I'm looking for information regarding a restraining order in Oregon. I just moved back here from out of state and have not got my OR driver's license or anything yet. I don't have evidence of living here as I'm homeless because I had to move out to get away from my abusive boyfriend. Is this lawyer familiar with OR law on this? Online it says I need to bring proof of residency to the courthouse and I don't have thatJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Oregon. But my license is still HawaiiJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, not yet. Although I have told his probation officer what is going on and he said do the restraining order and then I saw online it said I need proof of residencyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No. I just need to know how i can do this without waiting for a whole new license and permanent living situation. I'm just staying with friends and at hotels for now

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Dwayne B.

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Marc, On Jan 10 of this year you answered a question of mine

Hi Marc, On Jan 10 of this year you answered a question of mine and I would like to follow up with you - as you were correct and insightful. An abusive ex spouse, who is an attorney, is using the legal system to continue his abuse - in particular the use of depositions - you were very helpful in suggesting the use of a Cal Code Civ Proc § 2025.420, to file a Motion for Protective Order.We still have that option however we don't want to aggravate the judge who has granted the abuser 6 more hours of deposition time. Nor do we want to seem as if we are hiding anything... So here is the situation - while they have demanded reams of financial disclosure from my side (Because he is now pursuing full custody and legal fees) which have all been provided at the previous depositions - they have not provided - or produced any of the financials that they are required to produce.Is there a way to make the deposition contingent on their producing their paperwork and/or narrowing the scope of this fishing expedition... or cancelling it altogether?It is also clear that the other side is doing everything it can to drive up the cost of this litigation since he, as a partner at a law firm, has nearly unlimited resources legally.

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Not sure if you can help but was wondering if there is a

not sure if you can help but was wondering if there is a legal leg to stand on My daughter hit a deer with her car and the insurance company is giving her the run around claiming she is lying about the incident its going on 2 weeks now and she still has no car and no paymentJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: WIsconsinJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: she did not file a police report as she was on her way to work and the deer ran offJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I have been serviced for years at a local health clinic, who

Hi,JA: Hello. How can we be of help?Customer: I have been serviced for years at a local health clinic, who has not only gross negligence regarding a thyroid condition, but has lied about records kept, refused to send records to my Specialist, called my Psychiatrist without verbal or written consent to let him know that I should be mentally evaluated , implying hospitalization, while my husband was present and saw no cause for concern during the interchange, has given me specific details regarding a patient with my same maiden name, and has denigrated me publicly refusing to see me as a client, while neglecting to give me the proper consent for treatment and referral for labs while billing my insurance. There have been at least 3 Hippa Violations wishing a two years with the facility.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: MassachusettsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, I need to reach out to someone who can direct me as to the process, but haven't received a call back and was told they were filed by phone.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: They took a conversation with my mother in November of 2014, diagnosed me without testing or being seen, and put it in my chart. I do not have the infection noted. I received a blood test in May of 2016

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My son was in a fight in a bar. He hit another man while

My son was in a fight in a bar. He hit another man while holding a beer bottle. The other man did not go to hospital and is not filing charges but my sons lawyer says the DA is pushing for felony charges against my son. If the victim is not pressing charges how can the DA go after my son?JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: Georgia, Bibb County. I think it is assault and battery. My sons lawyer said the DA offered 90-120 days in correctional facility.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I don't understand the question. My son was arrested the night it happened and the charges were misdemeanor assault. He got out on $200.00 bail. Then the next day they re-arrested him for the felony.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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NEED ADVICE ON A CHILD GUARDIANSHIP QUESTION, FLORIDA, YES,

NEED ADVICE ON A CHILD GUARDIANSHIP QUESTIONJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: FLORIDAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: YESJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: NO

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I need help filing lawsuit against Copart, I live in Chicago

I need help filing lawsuit against CopartJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I live in Chicago Illinois in Copart that I want to file lawsuit against it in Houston TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Dwayne B.

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I need some advice. I've recently separated from the father

Hi I need some advice. I've recently separated from the father of my 2 kids we had verbally agreed on splitting all assets equally. Things got out of control I felt unsafe at my house and left I'm currently stating at a relatives. He now argues that i have a right to nothing and demanded me to give him back the car that is under our name. My question is what can i do? To not lose everything? Because according to him since my income was lower i don't deserve anything. He keeps trying to intimidate me by telling me that there is no point of going to court.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New MexicoJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No this past Saturday I was about to call the cops because he threaten me with taking my kids and throwing away my belongings. I didn't because my family advised me to just give him back the car and get my stuff. Which he did not even allow me to doJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He has a DWI so he has to have a breathalizer in his vehicle. Which he can not use because his car broke down I'm also concerned he might be driving my kids

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