When I moved to New York from Massachusetts and registered my car here, I was told at the DMV that my MA inspection sticker would be valid until it expired. Today I was pulled over by a cop and issued a citation for not having a NYS inspection sticker. He told me that I could go to court and tell the judge that I was misinformed and they’d probably waive the fine. [more inside]
I am looking for a copy of cartoon which appeared during the Clarance Thomas supreme court confirmation hearings It's 3 panels, with a man and a woman sitting at a bar You don't know what it's like to be sexually harassed... How would you like it if I pinched you, called you sweetie and slapped your ass? (or something pretty close) How much for all three?
I'm sorta wishing for Obama to step up and recess-appoint if possible. Is the Senate on 'recess' or not? Mother Jones says 'yes'. The Scalia mega-thread says 'no'. Any Hill-Watchers got the facts?
Hello! A while back, I asked this question. The person who rear-ended me intends to appeal the court's decision. Will I need to go to court again? [more inside]
Someone rear-ended me about two months ago. The police officer gave her a ticket. I just got a court document in the mail informing me of a trial date and time; she is apparently contesting the ticket. Do I need to go to court? If so, what can I expect when there? [more inside]
Again, writing a story (well, stories) which takes place in a law office. I'd like to request something more specific … for interesting, funny, absurd court cases or clients can you tell me about. [more inside]
I wish to understand the practical process of what happens in the wake of a court ruling such as yesterday's. [more inside]
Trying to get about $900 of missing wages paid. Should I go through small claims court or file a missing wages claim with California's Division of Labor Standards Enforcement? [more inside]
Small Claim - GC takes $, no contract happens, GC keeps $... Legal assistance please. [more inside]
So I've been selected to participate in a major moot court at my law school (to be judged by a member of the Court of Appeal), but I'm totally clueless about oral arguments (I was selected on the basis of my written brief). Does anyone have any practical tips to share with a first-time mooter? I've been told to speak slowly and answer all questions directly, but are there any non-obvious things that I should be doing/aware of as well? What would be the best way to pivot questions back to the main theme of my case? Any help/advice welcome!
I need to send some legal documents (a wage garnishment assignment from a spousal support court judgement) to the appropriate department at AirBnB. The garnishment is for one of their employees, my ex-husband. I am having trouble locating the appropriate contact at AirBnB. Does anyone have an email address or direct phone number for either the legal department or Accounts Payable? [more inside]
Not being a lawyer -- but being deeply interested in capture and corruption of government officials -- I'm very curious about possible knock-on effects of the recent ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC. In particular, the majority opinion states, a few times, that Congress can only target quid pro quo corruption. My question is, essentially, how broadly applicable is the ruling going to be? Is the context limited to campaign finance, or was Roberts really saying that there's no pressing government interest in going after non-quid-pro-quo corruption in any form or any context? [more inside]
Does anyone know the Latin (?) phrase for when a judge authors both an opinion AND a special companion opinion (concurrence or dissent)?
Building off of the landlord theme from today...I posted about this 5 0r so months ago. We assembled our paperwork, took advantage of some pro bono consultations, and then filed in small claims. But they were unable to serve her and last week I discovered that she's libeled us on the website www.terriblerenters.com. We're seeking an experienced counsel, but in the meantime need help thinking this through. [more inside]
How much will this traffic violation cost me? [more inside]
Defending a parking ticket appeal in court -- is my evidence sufficient, and should I mail it in or attend court in person? [more inside]
How do I petition the court to become my little brother's legal guardian in New Jersey? A little background: My mother has a terminal disease, which may also cause her to be mentally incapacitated at some point (thanks in advance for the condolences). My little brother is 15 and lives at home with my mom. My mom has made it clear to myself and people around her that she wants me to become his guardian after she dies. But, I have had little luck figuring out the actual legal process for initiating the process. [more inside]
Help me find a fantasy book in which the ex-king is turned into a deformed midget court jester. [more inside]
I have a date in traffic court coming up, for choosing to plead not guilty to a moving violation. What should I expect? I've never been to court before. [more inside]
How can I submit a personal statement to a court regarding the defendant in a hearing in Cook County, Illinois? [more inside]
My wife has a ticket in North Charleston for Careless Operation. The officer told her that the $255 ticket would be reduced when she showed up in court. How much will it be reduced, and is it worth asking for the court date to be changed? [more inside]
Free/low cost legal help in Suffolk County, NY [more inside]
Should a plaintiff provide copies of her smalls claims court lawsuit papers to the insurance company of the party she is suing? [more inside]
I need Canadian Supreme Court cases involving aboriginal self-government. [more inside]
I am suing my ex in small claims court for my Xbox 360, please review the evidence and help me out. [more inside]
Where can I find out more about the investigation techniques used by private investigators? [more inside]
Michigan Speeding - Step brother got hit for going 79 in a 50 - 29 friggin miles over in a car i co-signed ... info no where to be found on MI.gov... [more inside]
Am I screwing myself by not filing a motion in court? Does it really matter in the long run? [more inside]
What should I do with an exorbitant traffic ticket from NV? I live in Canada, with an Australian passport, and visit the US semi-regularly. Oh yeah, and I didn't do it... [more inside]
North Chicago suburbs speeding ticket with a CA drivers license. To plead guilty or not? [more inside]
What were the court costs in Jarndyce? (Spoilers inside if you aren't familiar with Bleak House.) [more inside]