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I do not agree with defendants response [closed]

I do not agree with defendants response, and want to leave to amend, would that be allowed or is there a better method?
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Are you a minor/legal adult @ home with your parents rent/rent free when father took your property to return later to you? [duplicate]

Are you a minor/legal adult @ home with your parents rent/rent free when father took your property to return later to you? Who inevitably makes the rules?
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What kind of liability might prevent property managers from helping blind people fill out housing paperwork?

I'm asking this question in hopes that it'll help other blind people in the future, not just me, so I hope that this question is on topic. I, being blind, have frequently been faced by denials from ...
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Can i be sued when im just getting back on my feet [closed]

im being sued for becoming default on truck payments because during covid i became homeless ended up living in my truck with 3 children n then was gifted a camper we lived in camper for a year with no ...
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General strategy for litigation against another party who has more financial resources

Generally, what is a good strategy when being sue in a civil lawsuit by another party who has more financial resources (e.g., higher income and more assets) or filing civil lawsuits against another ...
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Driver's License shredded, is this legal? [duplicate]

Is it legal for a business owner to to shred a government issued ID card such as a driver's license that has been forgotten and left in their establishment? If so, is there a minimum time they should ...
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Stay of Eviction - Special Civil Court Case transferred to Civil

I am defending myself (pro se) for which I have a tenant owing me back rent. I had filed for eviction via Special civil court, but due to another case pending from the complaint filed by the tenant ...
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I'd like to know if there jurisdiction in a lawsuit for debt collection when the plaintiff misidentified me in the court filing?

I am a defendant in a lawsuit. The plaintiff incorrectly named me as a resident of certain parish and state, of which, by state legal definition,I am not. Can I use this to oppose, in my answer to a ...
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What is the cause of Letitia James’s “civil claim” against trump? [duplicate]

It’s confusing to me because her standing seems to derive from her position as attorney general, and yet this is a position that is meant as I had understood to prosecute crimes, not civil matters. So ...
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Is one witness all that's needed to prove a civil case?

So a couple of weeks ago I parked at my apartment building and when I came back to my car the following day, I found a note that I had hit the car beside me when I parked and that the other party had ...
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Under what circumstances would a change to the case name occur when no changes were made to the parties involved?

Given that when a Plaintiff files an unlimited civil lawsuit with a US Superior Court, the name of the Plaintiff and the name of the first named defendant in the complaint are used to form the case ...
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How may expectation damages be calculated?

Bob wins an auction for an uncommon item for £100. The seller fails to take payment or deliver the goods. There weren't that many other equivalent items available online at the moment. Bob's purchase ...
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Legal bindingness/validity of implicit/presumptively entered contracts for occupancy fees

Bob advertises, openly and conspicuously, on the EXTERIOR FRONT of his guest house that people are permitted to occupy rooms therein for £60 per night. They may come in and pay before receiving keys ...
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Liable of sexual abuse in civil case and no prison time?

It was reported a few minutes ago that Trump Is Found Liable for Sexual Abuse in Civil Case, but "Its findings are civil, not criminal, meaning Mr. Trump has not been convicted of any crime and ...
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Are there any opportunities to Socratically question an opposing counsel on their legal arguments in a civil trial?

According to this answer, https://law.stackexchange.com/a/90414/48046 Opposing counsel was called as a witness for examination in the American scopes trial. Is such a practice allowed in English trial ...
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What is the appropriate court for an action relating to a breach of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA)?

See Why must claims against the police for human rights act breaches be brought within 1 year? If a public body acts contrary to one’s convention rights, what is the appropriate court in which to take ...
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What type of human being can help? Which one specifically? [closed]

I have with me more than 1500 documents associated with abduction and human trafficking as well as probate fraud and political corruption associated with the district attorney's Office in Orange ...
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Third party defendant in civil case in Florida

I am watching a civil case for a friend and was looking at the online docket. My friend is a third party defendant in counterclaim (was not part of the original lawsuit list of parties). Seems like ...
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Civil liability and replacement values

Meet Bob. Bob's car was destroyed by Alice, thus besides other potential consequences, rendering Alice civilly liable for the value of the car. Suppose that the car was bought on a temporary, time-...
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If you build around 75% of a house on a neighboring lot, who has permission to live in that house?

I'm sure that long ago I read something about a building built where a percentage of that building was on the footprint of a neighboring lot, but I'm struggling to find information about the topic. ...
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How far does legal gymnastics go to remove liability?

Suppose a self storage company has a terms of service contract that goes to great lengths with its legalese to nullify any possibility of being held liable for anything, in other words reserve all ...
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Cheapest Way To Sue Over Breach of Loan Contract?

6 months ago, I loaned a business friend $15000 to be repaid as $18,000 in a week. I have a complete contract which also includes the following section regarding lawyer fees for defaulting “Borrower ...
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Gave Loan After Due Date on a Contract. Is the contract still enforceable? [closed]

I loaned someone a sum of money on a contract that was dated on January 5th by both parties. The contract, however states the loan was to be sent on January 2nd and the money was sent on January 5th. ...
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Is it possible to claim civil compensation for assault with video evidence available?

Obviously assault is a criminal matter, but what provisions are available that govern claiming civil compensation for assault for which indisputable video evidence exists? Is a police report required ...
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Can a landlord ever claim court fee costs from a difficult tenant associated with judicial proceedings related to seeking eviction orders?

Suppose Theodore the statutory periodic assured tenant is served with a Notice under s.21, Housing Act 1988 by Larry his landlord and then stays until Larry applies to a court for a possession order ...
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Gaslighting on verbal agreements... who is legally "right"?

Gaslighting on verbal agreements... who is legally "right"? Suppose that a party A agrees to hire party B for a job, and at the moment party B seems like the most viable candidate available, ...
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What are a debtor's risks in a small claims action

Suppose that several people share an apartment in Massachusetts. Suppose that the utility bills for that appartment were in the name of one resident, A, and A collected shares of the amounts due from ...
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How can you reference a fictitious business on the front page of a complaint?

Say you are about to sue a bunch of people who fancy looking like a legitimate business, and they pop up stores all over the place. Turns out, the DBA they run by has zero connection to a corporation ...
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Can a waiver of court cost include printing costs or fees?

Information Sheet on Fee Waiver of Superior Court Fees and Costs states that “If you ... want to sue someone ... and cannot afford to pay court fees and costs, you may not have to pay them in order to ...
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Power of Attorney Process Between 2 Individuals residing in Different states

Can my brother in Florida give me his Power of Attorney when I reside in North Carolina, not Florida?
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Are there any forms in California that brings two defendants to court?

Or do I just file for a case regularly and name the case name "person vs defendant 1 vs defendant 2". Then I give a summons sheet to both defendants respectively. Case type: Civil State: ...
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Is it illegally discriminatory for the Hospital Authority to dispense prescription drugs for free to just certain clusters?

"The Hospital Authority is a statutory body established under the Hospital Authority Ordinance in 1990. We have been responsible for managing Hong Kong's public hospitals services since December ...
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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 trials, in many countries? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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