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    I am sure the floor is concrete under the tile. ...

    I am sure the floor is concrete under the tile.

    So how much would it cost?
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    Moving a kitchen directly downstairs

    I am considering buying a condo that has a kitchen, dining room and bedroom on the first floor, and a living room underneath. I wanted to know how much it would cost to move the kitchen directly...
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    Calendar days, but if the 20th day falls on a...

    Calendar days, but if the 20th day falls on a weekend or holdiay, you have until the next business day.
  4. Something in this situation just doesn't add up. ...

    Something in this situation just doesn't add up. What state are you in? With these types of injuries you should have attorneys beating down your door to take this case. Whether they were in the...
  5. That language would make no difference whatsoever...

    That language would make no difference whatsoever and it would make the op sound like he had no idea what he was doing.

    You can admit or deny each paragraph or you can basically have just 3...
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    Yes, I wish they would have left it. I would...

    Yes, I wish they would have left it. I would have liked to see who the lawyer is that he is recommending. Then call him... lol
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    A lot of it depends on facts that you haven't...

    A lot of it depends on facts that you haven't listed and may not know at this point. Recovery in auto cases is often limited by the insurance policy of the offending driver. Also, where you are...
  8. Well in that case, assuming the $700 is a...

    Well in that case, assuming the $700 is a co-insurance figure, just pay it off. Your attorney screwed up, but it is a moot point as the money would have come out of your portion of the proceeds no...
  9. The attorney should have taken care of this, or...

    The attorney should have taken care of this, or at least advised you before settling the case. Do you have health insurance? How was the medical treament prior to the accident paid for?
  10. It sounds like you may have had some type of...

    It sounds like you may have had some type of complication if the hospital bill was that high. Was there something in your hospital course which was out of the ordinary?
  11. I don't see where he said he "ran out in front"...

    I don't see where he said he "ran out in front" of a car? He said that a car struck him. When dealing with a pedestrian knockdown, the odds are extremely low that at least a portion of liability...
  12. Well I think the question of whether the break in...

    Well I think the question of whether the break in necessitated the cleanup is arguable, but it is probably moot.

    People who break into houses probably don't have any assets to take. You could...
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    Why would that be a HIPPA violation? When a...

    Why would that be a HIPPA violation? When a patient receives treatement from an entity, it is contemplated that others within that entity will view their records. As long as the captain is using...
  14. The first step I would take is not putting my son...

    The first step I would take is not putting my son in a position where people could walk into him with a basket.

    This type of question is why I have to deal with negative stereotypes every day.
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    What it looks like is that you got some sort of...

    What it looks like is that you got some sort of report from a guardian, arbitrator or other 3rd party at the request of a court and that the wife prevailed.

    Basically all that means is that the...
  16. The general rule is that if you have a...

    The general rule is that if you have a sympathetic case, you want to be in front of a jury. If you have a case that is strong on the law, you want a judge.

    Most of the time, defendants will be...
  17. If he has 40+ years as an attorney, he probably...

    If he has 40+ years as an attorney, he probably isn't surfing the internet. The guys at my firm that age have to have secretaries open their email for them.
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    For the record, I am a real attorney, and I don't...

    For the record, I am a real attorney, and I don't believe you.
  19. Not sure why you are researching this but if you...

    Not sure why you are researching this but if you are interested in the legal theory behind the case it would be easier to look up "promisory estoppel".
  20. Very sorry to hear about your son. Excon is...

    Very sorry to hear about your son. Excon is right, you need a lawyer, especially in a case with such huge damages. I can't imagine any lawyer that would drop your case unless there simply wasn't...
  21. It would help to know where you live. But what...

    It would help to know where you live. But what you received from the insurance company does not mean they are going to sue. There are no insurance agreements that I know of that allow the insurer...
  22. It depends on what the paper is, which is why I...

    It depends on what the paper is, which is why I asked the question. Either way, if you call an attorney and put them on notice of a potential lien, they will at the very least look into the matter...
  23. So basically, it sounds like youa re following...

    So basically, it sounds like youa re following the results of a lawsuit because you have a lien against the proceeds of the suit is that correct? It sounds like you are in NY, if so, give me the...
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    Where are you at? Many municipalities have a...

    Where are you at? Many municipalities have a requirement that you file something called a "Notice of Claim" within 60 days.
  25. Uhm, I just re-read it. That is exactly what...

    Uhm, I just re-read it. That is exactly what she said.
  26. Well in New York, the no-fault insurance for the...

    Well in New York, the no-fault insurance for the car you occupy pays for medical and economic loss. So that would be the OP's car.

    If you are speaking about an action to recover for pain and...
  27. I get what you are saying, and you are right MOST...

    I get what you are saying, and you are right MOST of the time, but getting hit in the rear isn't a hard and fast rule of liability.

    The rule in New York regarding a hit in the rear is not prima...
  28. They work pretty hard in my experience actually. ...

    They work pretty hard in my experience actually. Some (Geico, State Farm, etc) even have defense lawyers asking questions at depositions now aimed at nailing unethical plaintiff's firms. The "how...
  29. Well, just to put your mind at ease, all you...

    Well, just to put your mind at ease, all you really need to do is call and tell your insurance company that the guy wasn't in your car and your involvement should be done.
  30. Well what I have seen a lot of here in the City...

    Well what I have seen a lot of here in the City is the fraud running not just from the passenger, but to the medical facilities as well. These people will have police scanners and show up at...
  31. Not exactly. In NY (where I assume the OP is...

    Not exactly. In NY (where I assume the OP is because she said 1 police plaza) the car in which you are riding is responsible for your medical payments regardless of fault. So when the fraudulent...
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    Hmmm... I am not sure what your point is here. ...

    Hmmm... I am not sure what your point is here.

    Are you under the impression that any attorney whould have specialuized knowledge in every field imaginable? Wow... ignorance is bliss huh?
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    Employment experts?

    1. Secretary at a mom and pop business quits.

    2. Boss, who has been payng her by check (probably not witholding anything) tells her she will not be paid her final check until she gives a formal...
  34. Question: What Can I do?

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    Vincent, here is the story on medical malpractice...

    Vincent, here is the story on medical malpractice cases. Before you get into spending the time and money on determining if there was indeed malpractice, you have to decide whether the case, in the...
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    A lawsuit is an asset, plain and simple. From...

    A lawsuit is an asset, plain and simple. From the perspective of a Surrogate's Court, it is viewed exactly the same as a bank account. If the children are entitled to part of the estate, they are...
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    At the level you are at, the most important thing...

    At the level you are at, the most important thing you can do is get a lot of repetitions. The easiest and most effective way to do this is by peppering. (where you stand across from another player...
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    Obviously banks don't pay half a check, that is...

    Obviously banks don't pay half a check, that is just silly. My answer presupposed based upon the op's wording that the mother had been appointed to administer the estate. In which case the check...
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    Well it was probably made out to your mother "as...

    Well it was probably made out to your mother "as administratrix of the estate of" father, assuming she was appointed to run the estate. If your father died with no will, there are laws, depending on...
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    I'm not sure how the judgment could have been...

    I'm not sure how the judgment could have been vacated without notice to you. It should have been done on a motion which you should have received. Defaults are usually granted when people fail to...
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    Ah yes. I forgot the casinos are their own...

    Ah yes. I forgot the casinos are their own "country".
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    Are you sure it was on the canadian side? You...

    Are you sure it was on the canadian side? You would be much better off in NY.
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    Go to the New York State Courts web site to check...

    Go to the New York State Courts web site to check registration status.

    Google them or their firm.
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    Well firstly, you don't bring "charges" for...

    Well firstly, you don't bring "charges" for slander. Slander is not a crime, it is a tort (civil action). If the claims are being made as part of a legal proceeding, they are protected as an...
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    No you are right. My thought was that for what...

    No you are right. My thought was that for what seems to be a trivial injury, it might be better to save the hassle of opening a comp claim and just pay with your own health insurance. Personal...
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    Well then a lot of people are probably wrong. ...

    Well then a lot of people are probably wrong. Which underscores my point to a greater extent.

    My impression was that the OP's concern was with being sued and my responses were primarily geared...
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    Well she said from the beginning that there was...

    Well she said from the beginning that there was no permanent damage. That is all that matters. It could be "severe" electric shock... "super-duper" electric shock, or "super duper wooper" electric...
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    Number One: When you buy auto insurance, you are...

    Number One: When you buy auto insurance, you are insuring a car, not a particular driver. The insurance on the car will cover anyone driving it, aside from some very rare circumstances that don't...
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    Well said. One thing that I would add to the...

    Well said. One thing that I would add to the above is that the "defective equipment" type of case referred to above is one for "products liability". The standard of proof in a PL case is such that...
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    Pain and suffering for what? Better yet......

    Pain and suffering for what?

    Better yet... what is 4 hours of no pain worth?

    What is the "required legal procedue" for dealing with an employee who gets a trivial electirc shock?
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    No matter how many question marks you use after a...

    No matter how many question marks you use after a sentence. I am still only going to answer you once. Deal?

    Well, without knowing the complete facts of the situation, I would say the following:...
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