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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Employment Law, Constitutional Law and Employment Discrimination for Illinois on
Q: Hello. I haven't received my rise due Dec 2020. Also construction going on was sent home without pay. Miriam

I was FT now PT due to coronavirus Manager cut my hours to 60. I tried unemployment. I was denied because Manager gave me 21 hours a week since pandemic should've have been 20 or less a week. Also I get no Holiday pay when I worked FT. I had to use my vacation time for Holidays to get paid.... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

as to unemployment, some changes are being made so that federal benefits may be applied for.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it Theft by Taking if a merchant increases a price on service after the service is complete & won't give up device?

Brought 5 phones to be repaired. Paid the full amount when dropped off. When it was time to pick up last phone, merchant increased amount to over $200 even though no additional repairs were incurred. Employee stated that he made an error in the original amount. If I would have been given the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

Tell them to give you your phones. If they don't call the police on them.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law, Internet Law and Juvenile Law for California on
Q: I’m a 17yo minor. I “signed” a contract with PayPal when I was 12. I disavowed it. Their stonewalling me. What can I do?

EDIT: I signed it when I was 11

I was scammed a large amount of money for virtual goods (one of the people scammed me in BTC aswell) before I was medicated. I disavowed my contract with them, and told them that I want my money back (under “Contracts with minors 4318.02). I’m also on the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

You may have a claim under various consumer protection and unfair business practice Acts. Contact a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California who deals with consumer debt issues. They give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Connecticut on
Q: I live in connecticut and have a charged off credit card of $15000 with capital one bank. The debt was sent to a law

firm for collection. My question is can the law firm which is in ct. send me a summons for charged off debt? I believe the laws in ct. prohibit this.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

It's not clear what you mean by "charged off debt." Did you pay the debt? Then that is a defense and you may have a counterclaim. However note the time to respond to the complaint.

Note: capital one is sometimes sloppy with their complaints, and especially showing that the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My husband has a i-485 adjustment for status interview (marriage based) coming up and had some questions.

As a petitioner, am I required to take a birth certificate with me to his interview? I don’t have my birth certificate and only have my U.S passport which states that I was born in the U.S...... my second question is that my husband submitted a medication examination form back when he was in his... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

If it was a 693 not necessarily. Here's the instructions on the 693:

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/forms/i-693instr.pdf

The exam is valid for 1 year before the I485. So if he files the I485 now, the question is did he get the exam a year ago? If more than a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Q: How do I fight for the money my son father didn't receive due to death from social security? The dad has 2 male heirs.

My son father died right after winning his battle against social security. He was awarded about 90,000 and only received 38,000 before death. I was told the rest of his money goes to his children out side of the survivors benefits they are already getting. This all took place in oklahoma city... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

Assuming the children live with you you need to file a claim from wherever you are.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Nevada on
Q: My car was towed for not having current registration on 2/19/2021 from a condo unit of which I am a resident.

I have an appt with the DMV on 4/27/2021. The tow yard will not release the vehicle without a moving permit. The DMV will not issue a temp moving permit without insurance, smog cert...etc. I can’t get a smog without the vehicle, can’t get the vehicle without a moving permit and can’t get a... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

see if you can get an earlier DMV appointment--if you can't call your state rep and state senator immediately. Do you have insurance? that's a start. If not, get it. Who had the tow truck tow it? The tow company is responsible--file a complaint with whoever licenses them. Towing is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Colorado on
Q: Can i do a law suit when i fell at mcdonald's a few years back now i have back problems and need injections every year?

The manager had told me thing were going to be fine and to go to a chiropractor and do physical therapy but now i have to get injected every year to help the pain i have cause of a fracture i had in my back that i had barely found out about a year or two ago mcdonald's never wanted to take... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

The statute of limitations for injury claims in Colorado is two years. It may be longer if you were under 18 at the time, but if you were older it would be two years. Why not call an attorney who handles fall cases to see? Many give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Where in this Code is the Time Frame of allowance 2 years Post Care ? Thx
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

Time frame of two years post care for what--a claim? Insurance? you need to give us a bit more informtion.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for North Carolina on
Q: I brought a burger from a restaurant and the wrapper smell like urine. What lawyer's will be best to handle my case
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

Im not hearing that you had any problem physically, that you still have the wrapper etc. Unfortunately, I can't think of an attorney who would take the case as you have stated it. Why not contact an attorney who handles fall cases in your area--most give free consults.

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on
Q: I had a DUI back in 2006. I just received a fine in the mail stating that I was seen driving by a police officer.

I haven't drove at all. Now I'm looking at jail time. They said I'm dui suspended from 15yrs ago. Am I going to jail?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

Presumably you had a license. One you got recently. You have a lot going for you but I agree you need an attorney who handles licenses. One thing that will cut his time is for you to immediately request a copy of your licensing record.

You said you received a fine. That presumes there was...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Formation and Business Law for California on
Q: Is it legal for a company to charge me for not being enrolled in autopay? I'm being charged 7.50 a month, seems illegal.

The company is Sunrun and based out of Denver Co, I am in the state of Ca.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2021

Companies can give a preferential rate if someone signs up with autopay. Are you being billed extra because you are not or did you just choose the non-autopay option?

Depending on the industry, file a complaint with whoever regulates that industry.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for West Virginia on
Q: My son was arrested by the wv state police when they stop him they handcuffed him then beat him,

Who can I contact, I feel this is both civil, and criminal

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

Contact the West Virginia Civil Liberties Union. Ask for their "cooperating attorneys" for "police misconduct" cases.

https://www.acluwv.org/

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law on
Q: I believe there are certain exemptions in tasmanian law for churches and artists, how can I access the details of this?

There was a news story about this quite a few years ago now, I need a starting point to investigate this claim further.

Thanks in advance for any leads on this.

Best regards

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

Assuming this is a tax question (you dont say what type of exemptions) start with accountants in Tasmania.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability on
Q: I gave my belongings to someone to borrow until I needed it and now that I need it they are holding it hostage

What can I do about this?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

you can file a complaint with the police. You can sue them in small claims for the value of the items.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Collections and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: Are recreational balisongs/butterfly knives legal?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

They should be legal as the law that banned them (dealing with switchblade knives and anything similar) was repealed.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents, Collections and Insurance Defense for Louisiana on
Q: Can I get a restitution letter WHILE I'm paying for the damages to a collections agency setup by the insurance agency

I was uninsured during the accident and was at fault. I cant pay the amount in full but it was sent to a collections. I want a letter saying it's been handled & I'm paying for it overtime....I need it to present to the judge.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

They should give you one. Hopefully, you are paying by check so the check is your receipt.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Illinois on
Q: Recently my car was stuck in the snow I called a tow truck.

Upon the tow truck arrival I asked him to tow the vehicle from the front which there was room to allow that to happen. Instead he attached to chain to the bottom of the rear of the vehicle. As he drove off he began to snatch the vehicle several times slamming my vehicle into garbage cans after... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

Get an estimate, file a claim with their insurance company.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for Hawaii on
Q: I had an accident with a revoked license should I have a lawyer to aid me in this matter?
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

Very definitely. Look for an attorney who handles traffic citations. If the crash wasn't your fault you have a claim for your injuries and should contact a member of the Hawaii Trial Lawyers Association--they give free consults.

Pomaika'i !

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Mississippi on
Q: My husband just died today of a overdose and he had a car would I get the car and how would I do that
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

You would need to change the title. See if your state has a small estate process for situations like yours. Short answer is yes.

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