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Q: I have a contract that expired4/5 and extension expired 4/15. Seller does not want extension. Do we have a contract?

Buyers want to close and are pushing for it. Seller is not interested. They ha e scheduled closing for 4/17 even though we have said no. Are there consequences for us not showing up.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Apr 17, 2019

If you are the seller and intentionally breach the written contract you signed==depending upon the amount of money involved and the tenacity of the buyers--you may see a lawsuit seeking specific performance an/or consequential damages caused by the intentional breach. The seller may also have to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts and Collections for Mississippi on
Q: Medical bill from 2014. I have been making payments. They just added a charge from October of 2014 to my acct.

Bill was 317.40 as of 2/15. I have made 2 $50 payments since then and my bill from 3/14 shows a balance of 473.40 with a new charge of 164.99 from 10/2014.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 20, 2019

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: I have an oral lease agreement that is 'month to month'. My landlord evicted me after 3 weeks with no ' notice'.

I have the receipts for my prorated rent and security deposit that I never got back. I want to take her to court over the deposit and to pay for my hotel lodging since wrongful eviction. Do I have a case with no Written lease?

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Aug 27, 2018

The default in Mississippi is month to month, such that the landlord has to provide a month's notice before terminating said lease, unless, however, you have broken a condition of the oral lease, such as not turning in rent in enough time.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: How long can you be held in jail without charges

How long can you be held in jail without charges

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 12, 2018

The answer depends on several things. Do you mean charges in the sense of being taken before a judge for an initial appearance, at which point bond should have been set? Or, do you mean between initial appearance and indictment?

Really, unless there are set charges against you, they should...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Mississippi on
Q: I deliver gravel. Payment required upon delivery. What should I do if someone refuses to pay?

I have a small dumptruck and deliver gravel to people's homes and the occasional business. Occasionally I take my tractor to grade their driveway, spread material and such. I'm primarily contacted usually via my Facebook page or Messenger and I always call by phone to confirm. What... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on May 7, 2018

The best course of action would be to always make sure that they sign a contract ahead of time, detailing the estimated cost, delivery date, etc. That way, if you show up perform the work, and they refuse to pay, you can sue them for breach of contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Q: hired a realty company to manage property and they didn’t pay utilities, do a walk through or collect security deposit.

Shouldn’t they be responsible for upholding their end of the contract? I’m out of pocket paying for repairs and now I find out the electric bill wasn’t paid the last two months of the tenets occupation of the property. They don’t want to take any responsibility or pay the bills that are... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Apr 4, 2018

Assuming that you have a valid contract, because the company has failed to adhere to the terms of that particular contract, you may be able to terminate the contract, especially if they continue to be unwilling to follow it. If the company received funds that were supposed to be allocated to paying... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Family Law and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: Is a verbal agreement binding if specifics are not read into the record?

Both attorneys for each party verbally agreed to specifics in my custody modification, but when my attorney read it into the record she left out many details stating they would be in the paperwork. A month later those details were not included, my attorney made the corrections when I insisted I... Read more »

Stephanie E. Emanuel
Stephanie E. Emanuel
answered on Dec 10, 2017

Typical litigation case. You should consult with your lawyer to see what he wants to do. If you want a second opinion on a case or change your lawyers to better manage your case than don't hesitate to reach out for a free consultation with an attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Intellectual Property, Municipal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: What legal action can I take against my apartment complex for neighbors disturbing the peace.

I've contacted the property manager and the regional manager and they've been dragging their feet on the issue. The problem has been going on for the past 6 months..

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema
answered on Sep 17, 2017

Depending on what your state's law provides for noise ordinances, nuisances, or disorderly conduct, you may be able to pursue a civil action against the tenants under a theory of "negligence per se."

As for the property owner or management company, they too may be liable...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Products Liability, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Mississippi on
Q: Can someone get a vehicle financed but get the check in someone else's name without them knowing?

I sold the vehicle about 6 months ago but received a message today he financed it. He said the finance sent it to the bank but the check is in my name. He wants me to cash it for him. What does this mean for me? I was unaware of this till I received the message asking me to cash it for him.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jun 12, 2017

You would know if he financed it. If you sold it you got the proceeds because it's in your name.

He should ask you just to sign the check over to him.

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Consumer Law, Contracts and Business Law for Mississippi on
Q: Hi everyone, Why is it legal for AT&T to take away my unused minutes after 30 days with gophone. Cash paid in advance.

Upon getting a gophone one must agree to the terms of AT&T.

I'm disabled and on a small fixed income. I can only afford the prepaid gophone . I refill in small increments because I do not make many calls. I'm old and sometimes forget things. My minutes are gone if I forget to... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 30, 2016

File a complaint with the FCC and with the consumer protection division of the Attorney General's office in Mississippi.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: I am a college student in Mississippi. I sent a textbook to Ecampus.com and have not received any money. Legal action?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Oct 22, 2015

More facts are needed. Did you have a signed contract? Did you have the work copyrighted?

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