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Can a lawyer legally lie

A:  was it your ex that told the lawyer that something was true that wasn't? In which case the fact was true to the best the lawyer's knowledge. The lawyer cannot knowingly lie - but can certainly base their comments on information they have received from their client and have no reason not to believe. The other lawyer's job is to make the best argument for her client, not protect you. However, you have to KNOW you are lying. If he's commenting on the evidence that has been submitted to the court, he isn't lying unless he knows the evidence is false, and if he knew that, he would have had problems when the evidence was submitted to the court. You didn't...

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Question about lawyer

A:  Your lawyer can not represent you properly if you lie and if they find out more than likely they will drop you. They are bound by client / lawyer privilege so whatever you tell them is between the 2 of you. " I know lawyers "lie" The only one I see lieing here is YOU. How dare you make such an insulting statement to the very people you are asking for help? Why should a lawyer help you at all? Talk about a broad brush! lawyers don't lie any more than any other individual. And if you expect any type of reasonable representation, you need to be truthful about the situation. The last thing...

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Am I being lied to by lawyer?--Q

A:  Um, we don''t know the lawyer or anything more than the very few facts you have provided, so we don''t know. But if you are dissatisfied with the answers your attorney is giving you, you can certainly get a second opinion....

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fee agreement lie

A:  "He is lying. I taped the meeting to keep track of the case. 1. Does the attorney have an "expectation of privacy"" If your question is whether you're going to get in trouble for having taped the conversation without the lawyer's knowledge, that's a matter of TN law, and none from TN follows these boards as far as I know. "I heard the bar association is unfair (useless)." I question the reliability of your sources. "hundreds of websites say forget about it...." "Hundreds"? Really? "any suggestions on how to handle this?" Other than the one you've already dismissed, no. You are evidently free under TN law to tape a conversation to which you are a party without obtaining consent of other parties. If you were...

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Can I sue my lawyer

A:  You can sue him for malpractice, for not doing what he was paid to do. But you refuse to go after your brother to get the money he stole - I doubt the lawyer can be held responsible for that. And when the brother was in jail, what action did you take then to resolve the matter? Your brither's actions are his responsibility, not the lawyer's....

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discovery not shared with clients

A:  "Does the client have the right to see any and all documents that are in discovery especially if they are the opposing sides' argument?" Yes, but I'm not sure how a document could BE the opposing sides' (or side's) argument. "My husband recently accepted a settlement based on our lawyers opinion that we had a poor chance of wining a trial." Accepting a settlement pretty well negates any malpractice claim. "They claimed he had MS before the accident." I assume "he" is your husband, but who are "they"? I THINK (but am not 100% sure) that you're saying that your husband was claiming a total disability and that the defendant was taking the position that the MS either was a...

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Ugly Fee Dispute

A:  Your post is way too long; seems to include a lot of irrelevant detail (first paragraph; details of case). "My lawyer demanded the fee up front or he would not represent me - that was his terms!" Nothing wrong with that. I gather the issue is that it wasn't actually a "flat fee". Can't imagine someone taking on an appeal for a flat fee, however. "I paid his fee and he betrayed my trust by pushing a retainer agreement before me to sign. I failed to catch this or to react to it, my stress level was pretty high." Not sure what you mean by "failed to catch this or react to it". If you didn't read what you signed, that's not his problem. "Not knowing what the out come would be otherwise, we entered into a verbal agreement to settle...

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Bussiness claims its all his all assets

A:  what's the reader's digest version? What is your question and what are the 3 sentences of facts we need to know? Do you have a lawyer?  ...

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FRAUD UPON THE COURT?

A:  You could show all of that to the judge and ask for the judge to sanction the lawyer. Quote: Quote: Quote: anyone know how to raise allegations of fraud on the court specifically in New York State?...

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missing will/ father presented a 1984 will.........

A:  It's not likely you're going to receive many--or even any--responses that are helpful for a couple of reasons.  First, your post is so long and filled with so much detail that few will take the time to read it.  Second, the format of your message is such that it is harder to read than it needs to be.  The Rules of this site, by which you agreed to abide upon registration, say, "Format your message to look like the print in a newspaper, magazine or book by using capital and lowercase letters in a traditional manner. . . neither all caps, nor all lowercase. To help make your message easier for members to read and respond to, use standard punctuation."  Phrases followed by strings of periods don't read well. If your goal is to find an attorney, the...