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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Can I charge rent for a shed that was left on my property by an old boss?

I quit in April 2021, he said he was going to come get the building. It is now November 2021 and he sold it to someone. Can I send him an invoice for rent since her kept his building on my property?

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 1, 2021

You can certainly send an invoice, but unless you had an agreement for the payment of rent you are not going to be able to sue for breach of lease or contract. Research Missouri's abandoned property statute.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Missouri on
Q: My employer has bed bugs and now I have brought them home now I have to pay for extermination and loss of belongings

My employer refuses to deal with infestation as well as never telling me that an infestation was present

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 1, 2021

You didn't ask a legal question but I will assume you want to know your options. If you can prove that your employer was negligent then you could recover damages if there were a lawsuit. Whether it is worth suing depends on many factors, including the amount of damages suffered, whether you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: How can I have ex boyfriend pay me money owed from fixing his car? Can I put a lien on his car title?

I paid more than $10,000 in car parts and still haven't been paid back

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Nov 30, 2021

You cannot put a lien on his vehicle. You can sue him. Whether that makes sense, however, depends on many factors.

1. Did you have an agreement with him to repay the money? If so, was the agreement oral or written?

2. If you were to sue him, would you be able to collect the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Missouri on
Q: My Boss stated they were going to fire me when I give birth. I will have been here for 8 months when I go into labor

I know I haven’t been here for a year so they don’t have to give me paid leave and that’s fine but can they honestly fire me for giving birth?

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Nov 26, 2021

It would be unlawful for an employer to terminate an employee for giving birth.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: I live in St. Louis, Mo. I sold my home over two months ago. The house was inspected thoroughly and passed.

The new owners is having sewage problems and now wants to sue me. Am I liable for anything that happens to the house?

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Nov 15, 2021

I suggest that you have an attorney review your sale contract and seller's disclosure form, as well as any written demands from the buyers. You are liable if the buyers sue you and prove their claim or claims against you by a preponderence of the evidence. I have litigated... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Missouri on
Q: if i wrote a judge about my 4th admidments rights will they have to drop the charges
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Nov 9, 2021

I'm not sure if you are stating that you filed a motion and served the plaintiff with a copy or if you simply wrote a letter to the judge. If the latter, then no. If the former, then you'll have to argue your duly noticed motion and win. Hire an attorney if you can afford one.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Missouri on
Q: I just purchased a car, contract had NO COOLING OFF PERIOD clause. State law doesn't provide for cooling off period.

By the time I drove it home the oil light came on and then the check engine light came on. It was a Cam position sensor code and there was no oil showing on the dipstick. Will I be able to cancel this contract since it's not me just changing my mind?

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Nov 9, 2021

It is you changing your mind on account of problems with the vehicle. If you are able to prove that the seller know of problems and made a misrepresentation to you, then an attorney might be able to help you. The challenge in these situations is proving what the seller knew.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: I am a small business owner who rents a building in Missouri my landlord is owed money for last months rent he said

If I don't pay him now he's locking up my businessis this even legal

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Nov 5, 2021

It is unlawful for your landlord to engage in “self help” by changing the locks.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Missouri on
Q: I need help getting my stolen dog back. No one will help

I have proof she is mine

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Nov 1, 2021

If you know who took your dog, have proof, and are willing and able to pay to hire an attorney, search for a civil litigation attorney in your area.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Missouri on
Q: My rent to own agreement may not abide to the MO. Laws and Statues required for the type of agreement that it is.

The written agreement was supposed to be revised by an legal representative after my tenant and I agreed to all the terms that we wrote. Neither parties had any exsperienceing in writing a legalized lease and we both agreed that our agreement was going to be given to an licensed agent to be... Read more »

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Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 31, 2021

I suggest that you do what you should have done long ago: spend a little money to hire an attorney. Lease purchase agreements generally go bad. Without seeing what you two wrote, there is no way for an attorney to meaningfully analyze your situation. It may be that your tenant is under a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: I'm a landlord of a rent to own agreement my tenants are constantly late with their rent payment.

Can I renew the rental agreement just to renting only without the option to own and what documents do I need. State of MO.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 30, 2021

Your original contract governs during its term unless both sides agree to amend it. If your tenant won’t agree to an amendment and is breaching the lease then you are free to sue for rent and possession or breach of lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: Ended rental lease. Found new tenant. Did walkthrough, owner found zero damages. Am I entitled to security deposit back?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 19, 2021

Here's the text from Missouri's security deposit statute:

535.300. Security deposits, limitation — holding of security deposits, requirements — return of deposit or notice of damages, when — withholding deposit, when — tenant's right to damages — security deposit...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Missouri on
Q: Hi I'm a student from another country doing an investigation on a US case, could you help me find the resolution?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 13, 2021

You can use Justia’s lawyer search tool but most attorneys would charge for their time. Perhaps contact a librarian at a law library.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Missouri on
Q: Is it illegal to implement deep learning on a group of people including children without their knowledge or consent?
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 13, 2021

What does it mean to implement deep learning?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Missouri on
Q: can i legally adopt a dad

i dont have one mine left for milk

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 13, 2021

What does it mean to leave for milk?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Missouri on
Q: Does my employer have to pay me wage for time spent training for the job?

I live and work in St louis mo. My employer refused to pay me any sort of wage for the first 1.5 months of my employment stating that he didnt have to since i was in "training" but i was normally here alone running everything. I work approximately 57 hours a week. I was allowed to keep only my tips.

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 7, 2021

The short answer is "yes," you generally should be paid for training and I believe you might have a strong claim to assert. Whether you are a tipped employee may determine the wage due. Contact an attorney in the St. Louis area to discuss representation in going after your employer for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: Attorney dropped me without valid cause. I cannot find another atty. Does the firm have responsibility to represent me?

My attorney has put my current legal case in jeopardy. I cannot find other representation nor do I have the money to start over. This attorney exhibited lack of knowledge of my case, he miscommunicated terms, and was not transparent in relaying settlement terms. He pushed the agenda of opposing... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 6, 2021

If a lawsuit has been filed then the attorney needs to file a motion to withdraw and the court must grant the motion before the attorney is off the case. You may oppose the motion to withdraw; however, given your dissatisfaction with the attorney I don’t believe you’ll be satisfied with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Missouri on
Q: Can u sue a candy company for getting addicted to candy if it's interfering with your health
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 6, 2021

Anyone can sue anyone for anything. That doesn’t mean you have a viable claim. I don’t believe such a suit would go far but you are free to sue.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: If a jury finds someone guilty on a case that was dismissed prior to trial, what does that exactly mean?

There was two case numbers, one number apart from each other. The case the verdicts were issued on is the case that was dismissed

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 6, 2021

It means that you are missing something. Juries do not decide dismissed claims. It wouldn’t make sense for a jury to issue a verdict on a dismissed claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: Can my landlord use vulgar speech when talking to me

My landlord walk in my apartment who is that hoe in the bedroom I find that offisive and harassment

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Oct 1, 2021

It is generally not unlawful for a landlord to use vulgar speech. Once it comes time to renew your lease, you might want to consider not renewing in order to find a better landlord.

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