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An Appeal for an Appeals Lawyer

How to find an appeals lawyer who will want to take a (probable win) appeal to the US Supreme Court? Like, do they, um, hang out on the 'Net somewhere? [more inside]
posted by Shane on Jul 17, 2008 - 26 answers

Give me money. The judge said so.

How collect damages award after winning court case? [more inside]
posted by Listener on Jul 15, 2008 - 6 answers

How to represent yourself in bfd court case

Chronic pain patient took to writing own prescriptions. This is frowned upon. Now, the poor woman Or should one spend 10K to an attorney to have the record expunged when otherwise, a criminal record isn't important to other areas of life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2008 - 24 answers

Do I have to pay my roommate's debt?

I'm in a financial pickle due to a bad choice of roommates two years ago. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2008 - 6 answers


Do all misdemeanor cases get to bypass the grand jury? Is there such a thing as a federal misdemeanor? I know FEDERAL capital offenses must go before a grand jury and each STATE handles this differently, ie NY both sides and a judge, no grand jury. But I am confused on this process...help, test tommorrow!!
posted by madmamasmith on Apr 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Help with Article

I'm a freelance writer and I am trying to find instances related to the letter of inquiry below I sent to a Virginia magazine. This is a real-life situation of an acquaintence in the state of Utah. I'm looking for contacts, primary sources and attributable anecdotes. I've left calls with appropriate offices and have received no response. Meanwhile, my deadline is looming. Any help would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Apr 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Small claims court question.

A small construction company did work for a customer. Customer refuses to pay citing not 100% happy. Company disagrees greatly and believes job was well done and customer is being very unreasonable. Company has detailed photographs, a signed contract and wants to go to small claims court to resolve matter. How do we word the answer to the following question? The plaintiff claims you owe $XXXX For the following reasons: How would the hive mind word this? Thanks.
posted by CFMartin on Mar 24, 2008 - 11 answers

Comcast Arbitration Agreement by Customer Inaction

Hidden among various other breathtakingly evil clauses, part 13 of the Comcast Agreement for Residential Services says that if the customer doesn't opt out within 30 days of receiving the dense legalese, he gives up the right to sue Comcast in a public court. But (in clause 15g), Comcast maintains the right to sue the user any time they like. Is this stuff enforceable? YMOMNBAL
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Mar 11, 2008 - 14 answers

Can you help Amish looking for a lawyer?

Can you help Amish looking for a lawyer? [more inside]
posted by mamaraks on Jan 11, 2008 - 14 answers

The best of my recollection, recorded?

How shall I record my best recollection of an incident I witnessed that will very likely be the subject of litigation or criminal proceeding? [more inside]
posted by jet_silver on Dec 3, 2007 - 23 answers

Young White Rapper vs. The Municipal Courts of the Midwest

Is my white rapper little brother being discriminated against in municipal court? [more inside]
posted by thebellafonte on Nov 29, 2007 - 27 answers

Help a poor landlord will ya?

The tenants that I had in my house in London trashed the place and ran out on me leaving me seriously out of pocket. I'm in New York and poor. Anyone had any experience of chasing these things through the courts from another country? [more inside]
posted by merocet on Nov 4, 2007 - 22 answers

the rural juror

How can I find, online, a decision rendered recently by my county court. [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler on Oct 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Daytime Courtroom Television: What Gives?

"Real" court case TV shows: what's in it for the parties involved, and the legal system in general? [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Sep 10, 2007 - 14 answers

I Fought With The Law?

Is California Small Claims Court an appropriate venue to force a computer manufacturer to honor a refund? [more inside]
posted by Vaska on Aug 13, 2007 - 7 answers

What should i plead in traffic court?

What should i plead in traffic court? [more inside]
posted by nj554 on Aug 10, 2007 - 10 answers

My friend was accused of a crime I don't think he committed. What does he do? What do I do?

My friend has been accused of rape, which I think is absurd. Need legal advice for him (especially from anyone familiar with the U.S. military court system) and emotional advice for me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2007 - 30 answers

Executive Branch Power

Why is the presidential administration working so persistently to bequeath extra powers to their likely Democrat successors? [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Jul 5, 2007 - 31 answers

How do I get money from a shady business?

A shady business, a surprise firing, thousands of dollars up in the air. What have I gotten myself into? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2007 - 17 answers

What shall I do to bring my dentist to a small court for his negligence, and for how much?

What shall I do to bring my dentist to a small court for his negligence, and for how much? [more inside]
posted by dy on Jun 21, 2007 - 17 answers

Northfield's finest have nothing better to do...

North Chicago suburbs speeding ticket with a CA drivers license. To plead guilty or not? [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Apr 24, 2007 - 14 answers

Should I sue or should I pay up?

Should I sue or should I just eat it? [more inside]
posted by electroboy on Apr 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Looking up the past

How do I get records of a trial from 43 years ago? [more inside]
posted by generic230 on Apr 16, 2007 - 10 answers

Lexis-Nexis pay as you go?

How do I get access to Lexis Nexis / Quicklaw for a one-shot search? [more inside]
posted by sweet mister on Apr 11, 2007 - 13 answers

Need to find out what misunderstanding with friend will mean for my parents

Generally in most states, especially Oregon, if one person claims another has "personal property," do the police deal with this in an immediate sense or is this a case for small claims? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2007 - 11 answers

Do I really need a lawyer for this relatively minor traffic ticket?

TrafficTicketFilter: I was in a minor accident where I rear-ended someone because traffic stopped suddenly and I was unable to stop in time. Do I really need a lawyer for the court date regarding my ticket? [more inside]
posted by twiggy on Feb 6, 2007 - 13 answers

Roommate vs roommate security deposit: strong small claims case?

Mass. SecurityDepositSmallClaimsFilter: Buddy's ex-roommate withholding security deposit for no good reason, what should he do? [more inside]
posted by Geckwoistmeinauto on Feb 1, 2007 - 5 answers

Will suing a lousy doctor do any good?

Medical malpractice suits: What actually happens to an MD when they're sued? In terms of disciplinary actions against the MD, is there a difference between being found liable in civil court versus a settlement? [more inside]
posted by ultraultraboomerang on Jan 19, 2007 - 15 answers

Do law firms ever employ evidence technicians full-time?

Do private law firms employ subject matter experts or evidence technicians? [more inside]
posted by tkolstee on Jan 16, 2007 - 10 answers

What to wear in court?

How do I dress for court? I'll be a factual witness against the defendent, and may or may not be asked to answer questions, dependent on how everything goes - if I testify, my input is extremely important to the case. It's important that I appear (in both manner & dress) as respectful, calm, matter-of-fact (casually confident), honest, ladylike, etc. I am all those things, but... [more inside]
posted by LadyBonita on Dec 11, 2006 - 22 answers

My Mii Can't Hit Crosscourt When He Needs To

Wii Sports: Tennis-- How do I aim the ball accurately?! [more inside]
posted by LGCNo6 on Nov 20, 2006 - 9 answers

Supreme Court Line Length?

How long should I expect to wait in line to see the Supreme Court in session? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Nov 8, 2006 - 7 answers

What do we do now about an attorney misunderstanding?

LegalFilter: Need some direction in regards to a miscommunication which can affect a cases outcome... [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Oct 25, 2006 - 4 answers

Help me be a bettor juror than Pauly Shore

I just recieved a summons to appear for jury duty in Williamson County, TX, at the end of this month. I've read a lot of the first page of google results for "jury duty", but I am hoping that my favorite (ask)mefites can give me a more personal view of their experiences with jury duty. [more inside]
posted by negative1 on Oct 18, 2006 - 25 answers

Am I going to court?

I might have to go to court for a parking violation, and, for several reasons, I'm not sure what to do. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Oct 12, 2006 - 8 answers

Grampa, Interrupted.

Somewhat of a follow-up to a previous question about my grandfather, I have some vague questions about law enforcement and the mental health system in 1950s America. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Sep 26, 2006 - 12 answers

How much does a defense lawyer know?

If a person is accused of a crime, and committed said crime but is confident that there is little or no evidence and plans to plead not guilty, do they tell their counsel that they did it? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Peace Love and Unity on Sep 15, 2006 - 27 answers

How long might I be tied up in court?

Where can I find info on how long it would take to pursue various issues in court? [more inside]
posted by who else on Sep 5, 2006 - 5 answers

How much trouble can I get into for lying on a financial affidavit?

How much trouble can I get into for lying on a financial affidavit? It's for divorce court - and it's not what you think! [more inside]
posted by fr0zen on Aug 16, 2006 - 16 answers

Shoe shop recommendations for a walking shoe? (L.A. area)

Help me find somewhere to buy a really great every-day shoe like you helped find me a running shoe shop! [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on Jun 20, 2006 - 1 answer

Which court do I sue in?

My understanding is that to sue in NYC Small Claims Court, the defendant must live, work, or conduct business within NYC. If the defendant does not live, work, or conduct business within NYC--though the claimant does--what's the proper court for a Small Claims Court type of lawsuit? And this might solve it, too: If the defendant bought something from a store in NYC, is that conducting business?
posted by whitebird on Jun 15, 2006 - 9 answers


Will appearing in court for a driving ticket help me any? [more inside]
posted by apdato on Jun 11, 2006 - 24 answers

What were the court costs in Jarndyce?

What were the court costs in Jarndyce? (Spoilers inside if you aren't familiar with Bleak House.) [more inside]
posted by languagehat on May 29, 2006 - 2 answers

How to deal with my brother's divorce?

Help me get through my brother's divorce. [more inside]
posted by starbaby on May 23, 2006 - 23 answers

how does the US supreme court decide which cases it will hear?

how does the US supreme court decide which cases it will hear and others it will not hear? it all seems rather arbitrary.
posted by brandz on Apr 30, 2006 - 16 answers

She Went Along with the Law and She Won

My wife showed up to traffic court to take her lumps, but the clerks were mass-dismissing cases without even letting people in to see the judges. What gives? [more inside]
posted by mph on Apr 19, 2006 - 12 answers

Orange County and Contra Costa online records

Where can I find California court records by case number or name search? I'm especially interested in Orange County and Contra Costa counties. I've searched online but can't seem to find a state based online site to look all this up.
posted by skEwb on Apr 16, 2006 - 6 answers

What to do about ridiculous Court Demands?

I caused a very small car accident last month (no damage to the other car). I was required to report in court. Rather than just paying a fine, because I'm under 21 they are requiring me to go through this program called Teens Learning Control. It consists of lots of 4 hour seminars, 1 test, and 8 hours of community service. I'm 19, a full time college student, and also working full-time as a web designer in a design firm. I have no time to do any of this and the whole situations is ridiculous. I'm not asking to completely get off scott free. Why can't I just pay a fine. What are my options? Any Advice? I have to report back to court on march 30th with the program completed.
posted by icespide on Feb 27, 2006 - 55 answers

How can I find out when my Ontario court date is?

I received a mailed notice for when to appear in court to challenge a traffic ticket. I have subsequently lost that notice. I'm in Toronto, Ontario. How can I find out when I'm supposed to appear in court? [more inside]
posted by lemur on Feb 27, 2006 - 1 answer

Quasi-urgent legal question about a recent arrest of a friend.

Quasi-urgent legal question about a recent arrest of a friend. [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Jan 17, 2006 - 26 answers

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