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Do you have to pay tax on accident claim settlement income?

A:  According to the United States Internal Revenue service, some of the money you may receive in an accident settlement is taxable. Damages received for loss of income is taxable, but damages received as reimbursement of medical expenses, expenses related to automobile repair or replacement, and personal property damage are not.References:IRS: lawsuit Awards and Settlements...

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What does dentist pllc mean?

A:  The PLLC after a dentist''s name stands for Professional Limited Liability Company. PLLCs are corporations and companies organized to provide professional services that shield personal assets from business liabilities and lawsuits. The professionals who use PLLCs include accountants, architects, chiropractors, doctors, dentists, engineers or lawyers.References:Form a Corp web site...

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What does defamation of character mean?

A:  defamation of character occurs when an individual or group makes false, malicious statements that damage the reputation of another. “Slander” is the legal term for spoken defamation, and “libel” is the legal term for written defamation.References:The Free Legal Dictionary: defamation...

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What is the statute of limitations for a lawsuit in small claims court?

A:  The statute of limitations for a lawsuit varies from state to state and is dependent upon the type of claim which is to be litigated. For example, small claims in Alabama based on personal injury must be filed within two years of the date of injury while small claims in Florida based on breach of contract must be filed within five years of the breach.References:Legal Zoom: Small Claim Statute of Limitations...

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What is the meaning of defamation of character in the workplace?

A:  defamation of character in the workplace is spoken or written information regarding a person that is false or inaccurate and is intended to damage the reputation of a person or organization. defamation of character is a malicious act and is likened to the acts of slander and libel.References:The Free Dictionary: defamation...

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What does default judgment mean?

A:  A default judgment is a binding judgment that is handed down favoring the person initiating a lawsuit (the plaintiff) in a court case. This type of judgment occurs when the person being sued (the defendant) fails to make an appearance after being issued a summons or alerted to the suit.References:Lawyers.com: Default Judgments...

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How long does a collection agency have to file after threatening to sue?

A:  The federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) makes it illegal for a debt collector to threaten a lawsuit if it cannot (perhaps due to statute of limitations laws), or does not plan to, follow through. The FDCPA does not, however, specify a time period by which the agency must file a lawsuit after the threat is made.References:Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: Debt Collection Practices: When Hardball Tactics Go Too Far...

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What is the largest amount that can be claimed in small claims court?

A:  Small claims courts are regulated by state laws. Each state places different limits on the dollar value of lawsuits brought into small claims court, ranging from $1,500 in Kentucky to $25,000 in Tennessee.References:Nolo : How Much Can I Sue for in Small Claims Court? The limits are different for every state. For example: In Michigan small claims court the maximum limit is only $1,750. In Arizona and Massachusetts small claims court you can go up to $2,500. Illinois small claims court allows up to $5,000. In Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia small claims court the limit is $15,000... www.small-claims-court.org/staterules.htm...

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Does an eviction end a lease?

A:  A landlord must legally end or terminate a lease before he can bring a lawsuit for eviction. Every state has strict guidelines that a landlord must follow when he terminates a tenancy and files an eviction suit against a tenant.References:Findlaw: How Evictions Work: Rules for Landlords and Property Managers...

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Do you think it is wrong to consume marijuana? Why or why not?

A:  Yes, I think it affects your character and thought-processes and probably damages the brain. Just my opinion. I know some good people who smoke marijuana. No problem. I don''t really care what other people do as long as it does not affect me. It''s illegal, so in the eyes of the law it is wrong. Is it morally wrong? I don''t think so. Like everything, if it''s used in moderation and doesn''t negatively affect people around you...it''s A-OK. NO! Several of my patients use marijuana for pain relief and it works. It works when no other medicine works. Shame on our government for denying this to so many who need it. I don''t smoke it but I don''t see it as something that should be illegal. In excess yes, just like everything else, it''s possible to go too far and end...