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Can Children of Deceased Parents Resume Parents Lawsuit?

My husband had criminal charges pressed on him for contractor fraud. They listed it as theft over $500. The people that pressed the charges passed away during all the court proceedings (this has been going on for 3 years) and it just keeps getting continued. The children are now trying to take over the charges and telling the courts if we agree to pay them so much money back then they will not pursue him serving jail time. Read more [...]

How Does One Collect on a Judgement?

How do I collect against a default judgment received in small claims court Danville, VA? Read more [...]

Disputes with Shared Retaining Wall

We and our adjacent neighbors are in a dispute over a 4 foot high concrete retaining wall that straddles both of our property lines. We've had large clay terra-cotta pots sitting on top of retaining wall with lattice in the pots to obscure the neighbors privacy fence, which is few feet back from the retaining wall. Recently (last week), they decided to start objecting to the clay pots (which are on their property, according to their survey). Would mediation/arbitration be a better, less expensive way to go? Read more [...]

What are the Legal Risks of being Accused of Molestation that Happened 20 Years Ago?

Is my son, or we his parents, at legal risk for an accusation of sexual molestation which supposedly happened 20 years ago when he was twelve years old? Read more [...]

I Disagree with Changes Made to My Co-Op’s Occupancy Agreement, What Can I do?

I am a shareholder of a Co-Op property. I complained that the occupancy agreement states (with regard to carrying charge adjustments) "No member shall be charged more than his/her proportionate share of the expenses" and the recent adjustment was clearly equal, not proportionate. My written complaint was delivered to the corporation's attorney. I was told that the attorney concurs that the decision was appropriate. Is this really legal or do I have any options to challenge the decision? Read more [...]

How to Handle a Class Action Settlement

Settling a class-action case I am one of the 4 lead plaintiffs. Lets say the case settles for $25 million. Do the original 4 people get compensated better than the "mass" off employees jumping on after its made public? How is it then figured? Do they get a higher % or just a flat payment for the extra time they put into it? Read more [...]