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    Debt Collectors: Re: Can I Spend My Currency As I Wish

    Many attorneys will give free or low cost consultations. Also if there are any law schools in your area you can often get legal advice through their legal clinic (third year students working under...
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    Layoffs and Reductions in Force: Re: Forced to Use Pto Time when Furloughed

    https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/FAQ_-_Collecting_Benefits.htm
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    Custody and Visitation Issues: Re: When Does Summer Schedule Start

    Indeed. I have a friend who lives in Washington State and who has seven children, five of whom are still in elementary or secondary school. Yes, the physical buildings are closed for the year....
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    Re: Civil Lawsuits

    Information that no one is going to see, and if by some fluke was seen by someone, that no one would care about.
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    Re: State Lockdowns

    Never said there weren't arrests.
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    people aren't going to jail for felonies right now in some places, certainly not for low grade offenses such as these.

    Exactly my point.
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    Which only goes to prove my point.
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    Re: State Lockdowns

    If you want to equate them, Harold, that's up to you. But that's not the conversation I am looking to have. Steve is sure that there are people being sent to jail for no reason other than that they...
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    There is a big difference between receiving a ticket and being jailed, Harold. For the purpose of this conversation, I am only interested in verified, validated accounts where someone was jailed for...
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    I haven't read the whole thing yet so perhaps this is addressed in the part I have not yet seen. But the entire SE MA conference of my denomination, my brother's church in Washington State, my...
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    Get back to me on this one when she is jailed.

    I'm looking for validated, verified accounts of people who are jailed for no reason than being out of their house. Steve tells us there are many of...
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    I'll be interested to see any actual, validated stories.
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    Re: Shoplifting

    I'm curious, Harold. What is your definition of a real "trial lawyer"? Perhaps knowing how you interpret the phrase would help create a meeting of the minds.

    I'm just asking for a definition -...
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    So as yet, no one has actually been arrested and thrown in jail. You're merely anticipating what-ifs.

    Okay.

    How about you, Steve? You raised the issue - got any actual cases where someone was...
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    "Threatened with" is not the same as actually being jailed. Got any actual stories of actual jail time for folks who did nothing but leave their homes?
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    How Much Jail Time Would I Get for Walking to a Friend's House in New York State

    None.
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    I haven't seen any evidence in MY state that people are being thrown in jail for leaving their homes. My husband takes a walk every day down to the pond a mile or so away; I make a once a week run to...
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    Custody and Visitation Issues: Re: When Does Summer Schedule Start

    The fact of the matter is, we are in an unforeseen and unforeseeable situation for which there are not going to be any precedents and no ruling case or statutory law on the subject.

    You can always...
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    Re: Civil Lawsuits

    In that case, my original answer stands. It is exceedingly unlikely that a company will do a background check that includes whether or not you have been involved in a lawsuit such as you describe,...
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    Harold raises an interesting point, and one I admit I had not considered.

    Chiral, are you looking to be hired by a firm, or an individual?
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    I'm not suggesting that he announce the lawsuit. I'm saying that in the larger scheme of things, whether someone did or did not file a lawsuit is not something employers as a whole care about and if...
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    You know what would turn me off as an employer?

    Not the fact that you filed a lawsuit. That is your right and in some situations, possibly even your duty.

    What would turn me off to you if I...
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    The bottom line is that while an employer might accidentally find out about the lawsuit, it won't be because they went looking to see if you'd been involved in any.

    Could it fall into their laps...
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    I'll take it a bit further.

    I have been in some form of HR and/or benefits since June of 1979. In all that time, I have never once, when conducting a background check, investigated whether or not...
  25. Lights, Signs and Traffic Controls: Re: Red Light Ticket Where Part of the Driver's Face is Missing in the Photo

    This board does not provide referrals, and reputable attorneys do not troll message boards looking for clients.
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