Finding A Highly Skilled Lawyer Regardless of what your legal needs are you will notice that there are many lawyers in your area that advertise they focus on your kind of case. This could make the procedure of finding one with quite a lot of experience a bit of a challenge. However, when you follow the following it will be possible to restrict your research to the right one in very little time. The initial step is to generate a listing of the lawyers which can be listed in your neighborhood that specialize in your situation. When you are causeing this to be list you ought to only include those that you may have an excellent vibe about based on their advertisement. After that you can narrow this list down if you take a bit of time evaluating their site. There you should be able to find how many years they have been practicing plus some general specifics of their success rates. At this moment your list ought to have shrunken further to those that you felt had professional websites along with an appropriate amount of experience. You must then take the time to lookup independent reviews of every attorney. Be sure to see the reviews rather than just counting on their overall rating. The data from the reviews provides you with a concept of the way they interact with their customers and how much time they invest into each case they are taking care of. Finally, it is advisable to talk to no less than the last three lawyers which have the credentials you are interested in. This will give you enough time to genuinely evaluate how interested they are in representing your case. It is crucial for you to follow many of these steps to actually find a person that has the proper measure of experience to obtain the best possible outcome.
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Some Questions About Business Laws?
I Have Some True/False Questions From Business Law Class That Are Tricky For Me. Could Anyone Help Me Answer These Questions?
Thank You So Much.
1. The Jury, Being The Sole Finder Of Fact In A Civil Case, Is Free In The Course Of Its Deliberations, In Arriving At The Verdict, To Disregard The Judge'S Instructions And Pronouncements As To The Law.
2. As Part Of The Checks And Balances Of Our Federal System, The President Has Inherent Powers To Determine The Constitutionality Of Actions Of The Executive Branch Of Government And, Thus, Can Refuse To Abide By Decisions Of The U.S. Supreme Court Questioning The President'S Authority, Particularly If The President Believes Such Actions Are In The Best Interests Of The American People.
3. In A Diversity Case Brought In The U.S. District Court Of Western Washington, Wherein It Is Alleged That The Defendent Has Breached Plaintiff'S Contract For Consulting Services, The Court Will Apply The Federal Common Law.
I'll take a stab, but I'm not 100% sure about any of my answers.
1. First, it's not the case that a jury is a sole finder of fact. Very often, the judge serves the role of fact finder, and there is no jury. But this does not seem to be what your question is asking. So, no a jury cannot ignore pronouncements as to the law. The jury must follow the jury instructions, and is certainly not free to make a decision based on something other than the facts and law as presented to it. When a jury does go its own way, it's called jury nullification.
2. The president most definitely does NOT have the final determination on the constitutionality of his (or her?) actions. The US Supreme Court determined in the case of Marbury v. Madison that IT is the final determiner of constitutionality. It is part of the system of checks and balances that the sup ct perform this function.
3. There is no such thing as federal common law. The federal court will apply the law of the state in which the case is heard.
So, to summarize, all answers are FALSE.
EDIT: I can't answer question 4, but question 5 appears to be TRUE. A motion for summary judgment is generally granted when there is no issue of material fact. If there is no issue of fact, there is no need for trial.
I'll edit this again to soften my answer to #1. Clearly, if jury nullification is allowed, then juries can disregard some things in making their determination. I lean towards deferring to the real lawyer below, but then I wonder, if the opposing side is granted a JNOV, isn't that taking the jury's power to disregard the law away from it, and telling the jury it must apply the law? Overall, this is a complicated question, and I suggest that if the guy below me is a real lawyer, go with his answer. :)
Personal Injury Settlement Question?
I Have An Agreement With My Lawyer That He Gets 40% Of My Settlement. Most Of My Medical Bills Have Already Been Paid By My Auto Insurance. But My Question Is... Does The Lawyer Get His 40% And Then Take Out Extra For Other Expenses He Has Incurred Such As Phone Calls, Letters, Etc. Or Does He Just Take Out What He Spent To Send Me To An Ime (Independent Medical Examination) And Stuff Like That?
As a personal injury attorney, I am somewhat qualified to respond to this question! Here is the deal:
depending upon your jurisdiction/state, the percentage that the attorney charges (which is almost always controlled by statute) can vary from a sliding scale to a fixed rate from between 25% and 40%. In addition, the type of case you have may also effect the % that can be charged. Although these percentages are negotiable, I do not know of any attorney who charges anything other then the statuory rate.
In most states, the rate is applied after deduction for all expenses actually incurred in the pursuait of the case. For example, expenses include: Court filing fees, stenographer fees, expenses for investigation, witness statements, medical records and reports, expert witnesses (both examinations/reports and testimony), mail costs, etc. These expenses DO NOT include the attorney time spent doing any of these things. All expenses charged to the case should be set forth for you in a closing statement. Assuming your attorney is ethical, he/she will have no problem showing you all the expenses and explaining what each one is for. As an example, let's say the case settles for $100,000. First subtract the expenses. This could include 250 for the Court filing fee (index/docket number), 100 for a request for judicial intervention 150 for the filing of a few motions to keep the case moving, 200 for copies of hospital records, 600 for an examination and report from a doctor who will be available for expert testimony, 1000 for an accident reconstructionist's report, 7,500 for the doctor to come into court to testify, 1,500 for the engineer (accident reconstructionist) to come into court to testify, and 700 for court reporter fees for pre trial depositions. That would total 12,000 in expenses that the lawyer laid out on your case. Doing the math (using your states 40% contingent fee figure) that leaves $52,800 for you (tax free), $35,200 as a fee for your lawyer and the lawyer gets reimbursed for the 12,000 in expenses. (If that seems like a high fe, remember that in a contingent fee case, the lawyer usually lays out all the expenses in advance, and although you are responsible for the expenses, win. lose or draw, he gets no fee if he does not win the case!
In terms of the medical expenses, for treatment as opposed for copies of records or testimony, the matter is handled differently. Treatment expenses are not costs incurred in the "legal" case, but rather they are expenses that are incurred regardless of there being a case or not. These are your responsibility. Usually people have health insurance or no-fault auto insurance to pay these expenses. Sometimes, but not always, an insurance company that pays medical expenses may have a lien on your recovery to be reimbursed for their payments. However, there are ways to deal with this. First a lien is not always asserted or present. Second, even if they are seeking a assert a lien, a good lawyer may be able to defeat it. Third, if there is a valid lien, your lawyer should take this into account when negotiating the case and thereby insist on a larger settlement if a lein is going to take some money out of your pocket. Please note that a lien comes out of your share of the settlement and that there may be liens for things other than medical bills, such as public assistance, if you've received any.
Obviously, you must know what you will get, before you agree to a settlement. But taking this one step further, you should discuss with your attorney what a likely jury result would be, so you know if the offer is a good one or bad one. Remember that a settlement may not be everything you thought you would get, but it does eliminate the potential jury verdict of a smaller amount or a defense victory. YOU must determine if the risk of a lesser amount, or a loss, is better than the offer you are considering, even if it's not exactly what you had in mind. (I know it's hard, but try to be objective in considering any offers.)
What Would Be Good Questions To Ask A Labor Union Lawyer?
My Police Department Is Having A Meeting With A Labor Union Lawyer In Reference To Possibly Initiating A Union. As Far As I Can Tell, The City That I Work For Doesn'T Invest Any Time Or Energy In Our Healthcare System, Our Pay Raises, And Anything For That Matter. So As Of Right Now, Its Pretty Much Every Man For Himself. A Union Doesn'T Sound Like A Bad Idea At This Point. What Would Be Some Good Questions To A A Union Lawyer In An Attempt To Discover The Pros And Cons Of A Union? This Is Coming From A Guy With No Experience With Unions, So As Much Detail As Possible Would Be Helpful. Thank You In Advance.
Ask the lawyer what the benefits of becoming Union would be then ask what the first order of business might be if your dept did become Unionized (specific concerns). Ask about intitiation fees and due costs and what you would be getting for that money. Ask what other companies/depts they already represent and what they have done for them to improve their workforce. I suggest Googling the lawyer and labor Union and see what you come up with. Since I work for a grocery store, my union is called United Food and Commercial Workers. In your research, you may find either they have been supportive of their members or have done nothing and will not benefit you.
How Can I Get An Affordable Attorney For Child Support And Alimony, I M Pregnant Husband Is Mentally Abusive?
Are you living with him? Or is it that you are looking to divorce him? Most states have child support services for the poor that are free. Unfortunately in some states very little of the money makes it to the mom and child. The state gobbles it up and gives a small "pass through" payment.
I don't think there is such a thing as a free divorce lawyer. But if you are already divorced or living apart your state child support enforcement agency can help you for free.
Brain Injury,Personal Injury,Aids,Psychological Damage,Depersonalzation.?
Two Emergency Room, Visits, A Trauma Center, Three Years Later. I Suffer With Memory Loss, Walk With A Cane, Left Side Weakmess. Can No Longer Run For A Bus, Ride A Bike, Swim Nor Play Tennis, Been Robbed With Cane Out In Public, People Know I Canny Chase Them. Case Managers, Hired To Talke Care Of Me , Are Abusive And Totally Disrespectful, Violating All My Rights.
Sounds like you have major problems. Try to see if you can change case managers. You may need counseling to teach you to better live with these serious problems. Good Luck
Same Divorce Law Firm?
Can You Use Same Law Frim Husband Vs Wife In Divorce Court?
Not without both parties signing a waiver stating they know there is a conflict of interest. The firm can not represent both sides of an action without prior consent from both parties. It violates the bar rules against conflict of interest if they do.