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Carl Taylor

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I rec'd a Stipulated Settlement proposal from OREA. I need to get a lawyer that has proven experinece with USPAP and OREA judges,etc. I live in the Sacramento, CA area.

any advice will be most helpful.
 

stefan olafson

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If the CA Board is anything like the ND Board, grab your ankles and kiss your *** goodbye!

Signing a settlement agreement is admitting guilt in North Dakota. Admitting guilt in ND is the first step to revocation of your license even though you did nothing wrong....


GOOD LUCK
 

Mike Boyd

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Retired Appraiser
State
California
I presume you do not have E&O insurance?
 

Carl Taylor

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I do have E&O but they assigned a lawyer who is not familiar with USPAP and orea and has never practiced before them.
 

Terrel L. Shields

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Certified General Appraiser
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Arkansas
find an administrative law lawyer - $300/hr will beat the results you get from a local yokel. Your defense is in YOUR hands not some idiotic E & O firm that wants to settle and get it over with.
 

Tom Foster

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Certified Residential Appraiser
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California
What were you accused of ??
 

stefan olafson

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North Dakota
In my administrative hearing my attorney, cost was over $30,000 for his services, beat the tar out of the state board. Proved they ignored the law, the code, and were pretty well taken to the wood shed for acting in a biased manner.

BUT

In ND the ALJ decision is given back to the board who did the dirty deed in the first place. They are then allowed to accept the decision as written (they didn't), they could modify the decision (they didn't) or they could write their own opinion which they did.

They hired a new lawyer who ignored the violations of law and the code, stated the board was not biased, and basically ignored all the testimony on the record over the two plus days we were in the hearing.

Unfortunately, I have no money left so I decided to forget ND and work in MN where people actually still like me and respect my opinions of value.

So get a good lawyer who is very knowledgable of Admin Code Law and realize that you may have to go beyond the ALJ hearing to get the results you desire.

What did you do wrong????
 
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