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will an attorney handle a case that involves taking the county of which he serves to court? [closed]

Will an attorney handle a case that involves taking the county he serves to court?? State of Washington county of Lewis.
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Can I use the court report to show false statements? [closed]

I have filed a Motion for New trial in Texas. Lots of prejudice and bias on my end (not just me - all involved agree, of course). I had 5 hearings in 1 day, attorney quit week before (I caught her ...
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Do judges really care about perjury?

Much of what I have read gives the impression that Judges expect the parties in a divorce to lie. But if the lie is persuasive, it prejudices the Court. I do not see pointing this out to a Judge ...
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Why is a jury trial more often used in criminal, rather than civil trails, in many countries?

This is the case in most common law countries. What is the commonly cited justification for this? Are jury trials shown to be more accurate than bench trials (particularly for criminal cases)?
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Someone forged a bill of sale for my truck and sold it [closed]

I had a 1983 ford f150, my son and his ex friend were supposed to be working on it, well my son moved to another state due to trying to separate himself from the bad influence he was around. So when I ...
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What happens if service is not clear?

Suppose that I have issued a civil claim against a defendant under the UK's Civil Procedure Rules [CPR] §8, which is a simplified procedure often used if no material disputes of fact are involved. The ...
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Do police have a civil duty to do their job?

If someone steals my car and the police refuse to respond, and in fact prevent me from taking action to recover the car. Can police be sued for not doing their job? I.e., if I spend millions of ...
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How can garnishment ignore tax writeoffs? [duplicate]

Say there is a person whose income is being garnished. They write off a significant proportion of that income a month as busines expenses leaving no taxable income. Is all the income counted as gross ...
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can police officer advocate for the state or argue underlying law in a civil infraction with no prosecutor

Can a police officer advocate for the state or argue underlying law in a civil infraction with no prosecutor? I recently came across this statement by an attorney and was wondering its origins in case ...
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Paying for slightly more than claim amount after small court arbitration

I was wondering if there is a disposition for small claims court that was settled via arbitration (no appeal is allowed and the decision is final) - then would it be unlawful to pay more than the ...
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Why didn't Nicholas Sandman name any individuals in his lawsuit against the Washington Post?

Why didn't Nicholas Sandman (Sandmann v. WP Company LLC, Dist. Court, ED Kentucky 2019) name the individuals working at the Washington Post who published the alleged libelous statements, as parties to ...
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Going to trial on civil conspiracy claim when underlying tort claim is settled?

If a fraud claim for example is settled against a certain party defendant, can a dependent civil conspiracy claim still stand against another defendant that did not commit the tort but conspired to do ...
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How do I find more info about these cases on a county court website?

https://www.saccourt.ca.gov/search.aspx?q=kb%20homes I tried looking up the case numbers, but couldn't find anything
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Reissue summons if service fails?

If a Plaintiff fails to serve a Defendant at the address listed in the Summons, does the Summons have to be reissued with the accurate address before service can take place or can service of process ...
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Negligent supervision in a Canadian graduate university program - legal remedy?

The Faculty of Graduate Studies handbook at my Canadian university provides clear guidelines for what supervisors and committees are expected to do. The supervisor in question has been delinquent with ...
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Why are some complaints accompanied by affidavits by the Plaintiff parties verifying the complaint's accuracy?

I assumed that the factual allegation in a complaint were always assumed true so an affidavit by the Plaintiff verifying the accuracy of the factual allegation would appear unnecessary, or? Why is ...
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Naming cause of action against business d/b/a/ “business name”

Can a plaintiff suing a business d/b/a/ "business name" assert a cause of action as follows: Count I Fraud (against "business name") or must he/she state: Count I Fraud (against "business")
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Can a single false statement give rise to two separate causes of action i.e. counts in a lawsuit?

Is it possible under US libel for a single false statement to give rise to two separate causes of action (i.e. counts) in a lawsuit? If the answer is yes, what would be some examples of this?
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Risky if Plaintiff does not sue all possible co-conspirators?

Is there a danger that if a Plaintiff in a civil case does not sue all co-conspirators but calls these unnamed conspirators as witnesses, that a jury might attribute less fault or no fault to the ...
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What plaintiff Pro -se can do if a Federal judge in civil personal injury case denied all her requests for subpoenas? [closed]

I am a Pro-Se Plaintiff in civil personal injury case against Walmart where I was badly injured. Since beginning of 2018 I am not able to receive subpoenas and Open Records from Atlanta Federal Court. ...
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Is a suit against a University Dorm for changing policies on a whim likely to succeed (USA)?

I'm going to be changing some identifying details here. Alice attends Omega University. OU has a policy which restricts guests’ access to dorms to only certain hours on certain days. The day ...
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What would someone be charged with if they did this as the patient before surgery?

In 2000 I had surgery. I had three wisdom teeth out in hospital. Two weeks before it I saw the surgeon. He handed me a form to fill out. It had about 50 checkboxes. Did I have AIDS, hepatitis or ...
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Escort receives prepayment for services and client sues [closed]

Can I be arrested in civil court pertaining to my ex-profession as an escort? I received a lump sum from a client to cover 150 services. I satisfied the loan but foolishly signed paperwork saying I ...
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Revesal of Tax Preparation fee [closed]

I feel like this is a fraud from one of the Indian tax consulting firm called universal financials. They are supposed to do a reversal of fee they charged on my card by April 2018. I did many follow ...
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Police Officers Knocking at your door

When a police officer is knocking at your door, do they have to tell you or introduce themselves as police officers??
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Metropolitan District vs HOA in Colorado?

I am looking at purchasing new property in Colorado that is not part of a HOA but is part of a "metropolitan district". I had never heard of these before and tried to do research but they appear to be ...