I do have a question. I hope you will be able to help. I was
Hello, I do have a question. I hope you will be able to help. I was in a contract position at a Healthcare organization. The manager there was very rude and disrespectful. I quit the position because I could not take it any more. Since then, the manager has blacklisted me from applying for any other positions at the company. Can I sue her for defamation of character?JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I worked in Delaware but I live in MarylandJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not on my end.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have Hyatt Legal services. Can I use them for any payments, if needed?
I am a local inspector in Atlanta. I have been for some
I am a local inspector in Atlanta. I have been for some years now. I was told last week by a guy that I would never work for a lender as aninspector ever again because his inspection did have the figures he wanted. I was given assignments only to have them pulled because of this same guy. I just received a call telling me I have been pulled from this client because of this guys complaint. This has never happened to me before.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Property InspectorJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I made some typos because I'm upsetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Atlanta GA
I own a business and have just discovered that my warehouse
I own a business and have just discovered that my warehouse manager has been funneling sale proceeds into a personal account. I am taking care of most of it, but I am wondering if I can also file for a gag order to keep him from talking to all the people in the industry he knows. He will likely come up with another story, which would affect this business as well as another one I own.
I have someone who copied my website, like everything. They
I have someone who copied my website, like everything. They are also a new competitor to the business.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: I have 10 locations, I have a location in Washington- he has one too I have one in Califionra, he has one too. He also has one in Las Vegas, where I have a shop as well.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: This person also may have found a way to get into our business information and is trying to reach out to all of our suppliers.
My bank gave a third party access to my banking online and 3
My bank gave a third party access to my banking online and 3 years worth of my bank statements through their banking online. I had them close my account, but they didn't do it properly and charged me a $25 "fee." They wouldn't let me open another checking account, but rather a savings account which now requires me to have a daily minimum balance. So now I have 2 accounts, 3 in total, and someone has 3 years of my bank statements saved on their computer. I am out no monetary damages except the $25, and the minimum daily balance as of right now, but this is a gross violation of my privacy, and I do not know what my recourse is.
I own a very sucessful small business. We rented property
I own a very sucessful small business. We rented property from a man for 3 years who is in the technology industry. We moved out in July and owe him around $24,000.00 rent, taxes, insurance. He filed suit just weeks after we moved out even though I have been trying to work out a settlement with him. Court date is not until mid October. We were emailing back and forth two nights ago and I mentioned that I may have to declare personal bankruptcy. At that point he began making numerous threats. He said that if I did not pay he had a technology team that he will use to develop websites, blogs etc. to ruin my business, that he will inform our clients, vendors etc. He stated that he would make sure my children and grandchildren would know about it. This exchange upset my wife quite a bit. He has the ability to do these things.My question is his behavior extortion or blackmail?
My father's estate has problems with neighbor. One (1) ): He
My father's estate has problems with neighbor. One (1) ): He put a fence up without a permit and which blocks the Estate's driveway Two (2): He paved his private road without a permit and made it higher making it so that a car is not able to get into the Estate's driveway without tilting over. Three (3): He yelled and screamed at real estate brokers to get off his private road so that agent and buyer were unable to walk the property. What are the behaviors in this scenario that could rise to tortuous interference with a real estate contract?If Estate hung on to the property while the Court decided this, can the neighbor be liable for the difference in the appraised value, the mortgage payments, court costs, and legal fees while the court was being decided?If the property was sold and the suit was not limited to forcing him to take down the fence or to regrade the driveway but instead the central issue was the interference with the contract for sale, could the Estate remain an interested party?
Tortious interference, Defamation, Abuse of process... I put
Tortious interference, Defamation, Abuse of process...I put on a sporting event at an Indian Reservation, which is sovereign ground an not bound to the laws and rules of the California State Athletic Commission. A high ranking officer with the commission deliberately tried to destroy my event. He called athletes, coaches and trainers backstage after the event started, telling them they will be preeminently suspended if they competed in my show. He called officials working the event threatening them with a lifetime suspension if they work the event. I had officials and ahtletes leave in fear of a suspension. This caused my show to come to a stop and took us over an hour to regroup. The show never finished as we had to cancel it before the end. I have received many complaints, had to return ticket money and the resort is upset due to the show and complaints. My name and company where discredited all over social media which is devastating in a grass roots sport like MMA. Jason
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?