The sub-contractor was brought onto the job because he “needed work”. His duty was to rough in all electrical work. We are finding loose wires that are hot, wires that do not go to anything, and overloaded breakers caused by too many lights/receptacles on a circuit. We are now paying another... Read more »
answered on May 24, 2023
Legally, yes you can sue the original electrician for not performing his work in a good and workmanlike manner.
But I would be very skeptical about the electrician having non-exempt assets from which you may be able to collect any judgment based on your statement that “he needed work.”... Read more »
I opened a brokerage account with TD Ameritrade and deposited $1,500 by way of check. They put a hold on the check for 7 days which the check cleared it was wrote from my grandmother. So today after I was told that it cleared I tried to make a withdrawal for $200 and was told I could not withdraw... Read more »
answered on Mar 16, 2023
You're probably not out the $1,500. I would give them more time to conduct their investigation. If you haven't committed fraud, there's likely nothing to fear.
There are a lot of reason TD Ameritrade would put a hold on your funds; namely, you seem to be using a brokerage... Read more »
We purchased a puppy from a breeder in MO (were in a different state) that advertises family friendly dogs. Our vet behaviorist confirmed our pup was born was severe behavioral issues (anxiety, aggression, and more). Many trainers also agree. Puppy is unresponsive to meds, and due to the severity... Read more »
answered on Jan 16, 2023
Unless your contract contains an arbitration clause, then of course you may sue the breeder, assuming you are willing and able to pay to litigate in Missouri. Have an attorney review the contract and assess whether you'd have a strong claim. Sorry that your pub isn't what you expected or desired.
The case starts with discrimination and a huge negligence issue all the way to the Dean of that building. Then the VP of Student affairs emailed me several times (she didn't know I was cc'd) with three employees I don't knit l know, misrepresenting themselves as the President of ASU.... Read more »
answered on Dec 24, 2022
All I can discern from your post is the your child was the victim of some sort of discrimination based on sexual orientation and that you cannot afford to pay an attorney by the hour to represent her. I suggest you contact some attorneys who handle discrimination matters and see if anyone would... Read more »
AC didn’t work over the summer, told them 5 times and they never did anything. Our dishwasher is broken, have told them 6 times and nothing has been done. Our neighbor is breaking the rules every day (loud and boisterous noise is absolutely prohibited), we hear them screaming and yelling every... Read more »
answered on Dec 11, 2022
It doesn’t really matter if an attorney thinks you have grounds to “break” your lease. Ideally, you and your landlord can reach a written agreement to terminate the lease. Suing for a declaratory judgment is an option but your case won’t end in January. Consider hiring an attorney to... Read more »
I never received and benefits and I never received the sign on bonus that was promised after being hired after 90 days. They hired new employees and kept me as a temp and then made me do a background check to keep my temporary job. then used it to terminate me. Can I take them to court for the... Read more »
answered on Oct 20, 2022
Sorry to hear that the employer did you wrong. Absenet a binding arbitration agreement in your contract you may sue in court. I suggest that you have an attorrney review the contract and assess the situation. For employment matters, attorneys sometimes represent clients on a contingency... Read more »
The municipality signed an agreement with the original property owners in 2004. That they were installing a step septic tank system on their properties, that the village owned, was part of the village sanitary sewer system, would maintain, repair, and service. The system on our property was... Read more »
answered on Oct 1, 2022
A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. This is a complex matter. Evaluation of the septic system could involve the expertise of civil engineers and wastewater experts. Assessment of contamination could involve sampling and lab analysis conducted by... Read more »
I was told about a year ago that my account and book were removed from Amazon and I found out today they still had my book in their online book store. What are my options?
answered on Sep 15, 2022
I would have to see the agreement you signed with them. I would also have understand how they communicated to you that your account and book had been removed.
Based on this information, it may make sense to develop a litigation strategy.
process started and if I didn't want the boat once it was built, they would sell it at their dealership. I electronically signed the paperwork but they did not. About a month later I received a Final purchase agreement from the bus. manager and it was for $9,000 less. I liked that price so I... Read more »
answered on Aug 19, 2022
They are withholding the title, so the answer to your question of whether they can hold the title is "yes." The better question is whether you would be in strong legal position if you were to sue. Any attorney would need to review your contract and be hired in order to give you sound... Read more »
home is 3 year old display in Frontenac, purchased one year ago from builder.
Whole subdivision was built, including grading and drainage. Frontenac has
yet to sign off on completion.
answered on Aug 8, 2022
You need to have an attorney review the contract and learn the relevant facts in order to get meaningful advise, as well as to understand your options. There is no specific statute in Missouri that stays a builder is automatically liable any time water enters the basement of a 3-year old house.... Read more »
700 sq ft Apartment in Jefferson County, we have the AC running 24/7 and it is still over 80 degrees inside, and we pay almost $300 for electric. Seems absurd, maintenance has looked at ac twice and says its fine, it does pump out cold air but mainly sits in the cavity in the ceiling. Wondering if... Read more »
answered on Aug 2, 2022
That's awfully hot and very hight for the electric bill. The lease probably makes you responsible for the bill.
If you just move out you'll probably get sued and it will show up on Casenet regardless of the outcome. A better option, if you can afford it, is to hire an attorney to... Read more »
Upon reading the contract more closely today we noticed that the date of expiration for the contract was listed as May 2022. It should have read May 2023
Can we legally declare the contract to be null and void?
answered on Jul 12, 2022
The issue is whether there was a mutual mistake. You can research Missouri law on it. Ideally, you and your broker can come to an understanding. Otherwise, you might purchase through someone else and then find yourself named as a defendant in a costly lawsuit.
We had bought our solar system from Green Solar Technologies out of California. They had subtracted our system out to 4 different installers from 2019 until today. They have failed to pay the contractors enough to complete the job and my system is still not set up correctly to this date. I want to... Read more »
answered on Jul 11, 2022
The first step is to contact a Missouri attorney to review the contract. The contract may have a forum-selection clause (which specifies where any lawsuit must be file) or an arbitration provision (which would prohibit suing in court). The attorney would also explain to you the potential remedies.... Read more »
doesn’t replace it & doesn’t order roofing materials as promised. Isn’t contract breached at this point?
answered on Apr 28, 2022
As always, Mr. Eisenberg is correct.
A contract breach occurs when one party fails to perform (or whose performance deviates from) what was contracted. A common problem for contracting homeowners is the absence of required terms in the contract. To piggyback on Mr. Eisenberg’s example,... Read more »
How would I go about starting this process?
answered on Jun 2, 2023
There are a couple of options, depending on your mother's goal in adding you to the title. One option is a Beneficiary Deed, which transfers ownership of the property at your mother's death to the people designated in the deed. If, in the alternative, she wishes to transfer ownership... Read more »
I bought a house in January 2022, I was told the jacks, for the foundation repair in the basement that were installed prior to buying the house, were lifetime warranty by the company that installed them. I figured out a couple months ago the company that installed them in the early 2000’s is no... Read more »
answered on Jun 2, 2023
You should have an attorney review the contract and disclosure form to discuss whether any causes of action, such as violation of Missouri's consumer protection statute, the Merchandising Practices Act, might be worth pursining.
A collector tried to have me served for civil court but had an old address in the wrong county. That case has been canceled but they now have my correct address. When I originally hired the attorney there was no equity in my home. Since then the market has changed and there's to much equity... Read more »
answered on Apr 27, 2023
You should confer with an attorney about pursuing a lawsuit against the bankruptcy attorney. If what you state is accurate, and I have no reason to doubt it, his failure to file the bankruptcy case caused you damage. Plus, he took your money.
Unfortunately, his failure to file is not a... Read more »
I defaulted on a secured loan. I paid on it for a long time but the loan wasn't getting any smaller. I couldn't afford it anymore. They never came after my car that I secured the loan for but they have just been sending me papers saying they want the money. I never hid the vehicle from... Read more »
answered on Mar 29, 2023
You may be sued without any attempt for the lender to take back the vehicle.
The summons is from Gamache & Myers for World acceptance corporation, AC Breach of Contract. Apparently they've been trying to serve me at an old address for like 6 months. It's from a loan that I supposedly took out in 2016, which attached is the unsolicited check I apparently... Read more »
answered on Mar 12, 2023
Why they waited is irrelevant. Unfortunately, a lot of interest can accrue in 6 years. If you were served then you need to appear in court or hire an attorney to prevent a default judgment. You can submit written discovery to learn the facts and supporting documents, if any.
answered on Mar 4, 2023
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