Legal wizards: How do I find out if these divorce papers are real? [more inside]
Who owns sidewalk tree planters in New York City? The city, or the owners of the building the sidewalk abuts? [more inside]
I have an attorney. My attorney has made me unhappy in several ways, mostly by procrastination. However, I am afraid that another attorney will not take the case because it's too small. (In the tens of thousands of dollars.) Is it legal for me to ask another attorney if he will take my case before I fire my current attorney? Or must I fire my attorney and take my chances with another attorney not accepting my case? (Attorney #1 took my case primarily because I already knew him.)
Condo roof is leaking into my top floor unit. Has anyone experienced this issue and can offer any advice? [more inside]
How to deal with unpaid and non-contracted design work showing up on the net? The work was created based on the promise of a contract coming in any day. [more inside]
What etiquette and legal issues must one be aware of for running a photo blog? [more inside]
My wife decided to contest the divorce less than 24 hours before it would have been finalized. She had already signed all of the decrees. [more inside]
Help a friend get legal ownership of a car he purchased in Illinois sans title [more inside]
I have a friend that is having some trouble with a car he purchased and he's trying to figure out what could be the best outcome in this situation. Basically, it looks like his odometer may have been tampered with and has been making far more repairs to this car than seems reasonable. He contacted the AG and they're willing to take the case but he's not sure if that's best.
I don't have all of the finer details, but the gist of it is inside. He said there were other smaller repairs, but these are the main ones. Also, I'm trying to keep it a little vague just for anonymity's sake, but I can provide details if necessary. [more inside]
I want to buy a manual typewriter, that I will not have trouble finding paper/ink/ribbons for... [more inside]
Could Native Americans own land in America in the years between 1700-1900? [more inside]
Can you legally get around decency laws if you give advance notice? [more inside]
Help getting money out of an LLC or two. Deadbeat (but business-savy?) landlord. [more inside]
I'm a dude going to marry a dude in New York State. Said dude I am going to marry is a resident alien from the UK. Will the UK recognize the marriage? Does he become an American Citizen by marrying him? Does that counteract his UK citizenship? What are my rights, here?
My place of employment has received several thousand packages of rubber bands that need to be destroyed. Any advice on a way of disposing of these on the cheap? [more inside]
I'd been wanting to form a corporaton for a long time. So many benefits it seems:
track business expenses for income-tax deductions
protect assets against law-suits
gain credibility for certain transactions
But all the gory details are getting me down... [more inside]
20 years old, pregnant, no longer with the father and he doesn't know yet. I need advice. [more inside]
Law-related song suggestions? [more inside]
I'm toying with an idea for a blog. On this blog, I would write short fiction entries in which a specific product, manufactured by a very well-known brand, would be exposed in every entry as particularly loathsome and subsequently disposed of or even destroyed. [more inside]
My father passed away in February, and left a very simple will - a 50/50 split between my sister and myself. His estate is very small, so we are trying to keep legal fees down as much as possible. The will and supporting documentation have been submitted to the NY probate court. One of the probate clerks is objecting to an irregularity in the self proving affidavit that's holding up the whole process. (The will itself seems to be sound.) Somehow this affidavit was screwed up by the notary. [more inside]
Non-profit Screenings. Fees and Permissions legalfilter. [more inside]
Book suggestion filter! I need to catch up on all the 20th century history I missed because of childhood..... [more inside]
Freelancers: I recently "finished" a contract but feel hazzy about how it is ending. Please advise. [more inside]
Mac-based Discovery / document review software? Westlaw CaseLogistix
nails the functions but is Windows-only.
Must have the ability to manage Bates-stamped PDF/TIF documents with embedded OCR text. Bonus for other file types in addition. Multiple networked users need to analyze/tag documents based on case-specific criteria.
It would be great if the information could be easily exported to an open format, but I know that's likely asking too much.
I searched through the Macs In Law
blog but didn't see any good candidates.
What do Mac-based law firms use? [more inside]
How do I start a new private limited company in the UK and then start a new business banking account for it? [more inside]
Housemate is acting violent/threatening, land lord won't act. What can I do besides move? [more inside]
This morning I was hit by a bus while cycling to work. I'm not badly hurt but currently in hospital waiting to have my shoulder checked and cuts cleaned out. I'm in London, England.
The bus driver was 100% to blame. The police have taken a statement from me and I have two phone numbers from witnesses. What should I be doing now to make sure I receive adequate compensation and the driver is dealt with appropriately?
We have begun building a house, we have the plans, the lot and the builder. No ground broken yet. We signed the contract with the builder. When securing the financing, we were told that the builder has several liens and they will not finance us if we use him. Based on the title search, they said no bank would give us money if he is involve. Could he win if he sues for breach of contract? Can we legally back out of this contract in light of these circumstances? [more inside]
In the 1980s my father was convicted of child molestation and sent to prison. I want some of the information--certainly not all of it
--about his trial but don't know how to find it, or if it's even available. [more inside]
My employer is owed a great deal of money by the University of Maryland Medical System, and we are preparing to sue. Can you recommend a really mean lawyer to kick their ass in court? [more inside]
My friend wants to give me Power of Attorney to close on a house for him; anything I need to worry about? [more inside]
WA state rental law question: What actually constitutes a legal 48 hour notice of entry? [more inside]
What is the legal process for a non-US citizen protecting their copyright in the US? [more inside]
Can I be sued for defamation if, in an anonymous comment, I specify that "...maybe I'm making this up," and post a reply underneath explicitly stating that the comments were not to be taken literally? [more inside]
Question about the ethical, logistical, and medical implication of having a cat neutered that doesn’t belong to you. [more inside]
NYC-filter: My apartment building's management is totally irresponsible and unresponsive. And they just raised the rent. Can I—or should I—take action? [more inside]
I've got an ATV without a legible VIN number.
How can I get this thing road legal? As far as I can tell, new frames don't have a VIN, and you're expected to use the one from the old frame, so I can't just buy a frame.
Obviously I could buy a VIN and title from somebody with a dead ATV of the same year, but that's starting to get difficult and/or expensive and/or dicey.
Any ideas about how I can get myself all legal here?
Can my employer fire me because I am unable to work due to a motor vechicle accident? [more inside]
Can I get a superinjunction or is it only for the very rich? [more inside]
What are typical contingency legal fee percentages for a product liability case? [more inside]
Is there any legal (or otherwise) recourse if one parent is falsifying their child's background with a psychologist to make the other parent look like a villain? Could it really be causing them to misdiagnose my son? Sorry for the dreadful complicated story inside...I really tried to short-story it. [more inside]
My university has a habit of referring to sexual assault as "forcible touching," and after this morning's email report of an attempted rape as, again, "forcible touching," I've reached my outrage limit. Am I right to be upset about this or is it a legal definition that I'm just not understanding? [more inside]
A mentally ill family member (depressive and bipolar, on medication) has just been arrested for stealing from her employer in northern Arkansas. She, a very fragile person, is in the lockup overnight and I'm afraid for her. [more inside]
We are appealing a denied incapacity insurance claim. Should we comply with dodgy sounding "Abilities Determination" test? [more inside]
In the UK, can a link on a website to illegal content (in this case a version of the leaked BNP membership list) itself be considered against the law? [more inside]
Posting for a friend who may be sued in California for a credit card debt. The friend has been a starving university student in Europe for several years, with no money to make payments on the debt. We've read this useful thread
and others, but wonder what the advice is for someone who's not in the country. [more inside]
California child support filter: Question from a foreign friend with a daughter fathered by an American man. [more inside]
I need some armchair legal advice about a messy situation involving a car I sold 2 years ago coming back to haunt me. I never got a bill of sale when I sold the car- now it's in police custody, and I'm liable for fees and possibly implicated in whatever this car's been into. [more inside]
I want to learn more about the history and legal issues surrounding copyright infringement/intellectual property and how it relates to businesses and artists in the United States. What would be a good place to start? (Prompted by this thread
I plan to talk to a lawyer about this but right now, I'm doing my research and would like to reach out to the MeFi community for advice. [more inside]