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Q: My husband died our car was ion his name only. I continued to pay for 2 years. They suddenly demanded payment in full

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

You made voluntary payments. If you'd been making payments and still owed 22k I'd wonder at the value. However best thing to do is to speak with a consumer attorney. Go to www.naca.net
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Q: if I have a phone my friend gave me , can my mom take it from me ? if so can she bash it?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

May depend on your age. Parents are allowed a fair degree of control over what is possessed by their youths.
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Q: daughters girlfriend came over, no one home, dog got out- cops issued citation “owner or keeper allowed dog off property

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Not sure if you are responsible under the circumstances--if there were damages notify homeowners, ask them. Plead not guilty on the citation. See if girlfriend will testify.
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Q: Roommate moves out, do I owe the rest of the rent?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Look at the rest of the lease. Usually says any one of you is responsible. So usually that would mean the 3 of you though you three can ask her for her share and can take her to small claims (but you also have to look for a replacement).
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Q: I was pulled over and I asked why he stated earlier the car I was driving blew a stop sign but it was not me.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Sounds like it. Whether he should have towed the car is different, but you need to make arrangements to get it out of impoound ASAP: as they charge big rates --worse than parking in Philly! Talk to an attorney who handles citations in that county as you have a lot of things to unwind to keep on the road.
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Q: I bought a truck about a year half ago in pa. Truck has frame rot bought as is. The rot is at rear shackles an its bad

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Generally you buy a used vehicle as is, unless the seller said the frame was good. You would have to show that it was something seller knew about and failed to tell you. If you want to do it, send him a request for refund of the payment, and you can then file in small claims for the area where he lives.
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Q: Can a tenant be forced to live with landlord's family members who are not on the lease?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

They should be out or tenant has the right to leave, should give notice.Lease was him and landlord. Landlord is materially changing the lease.
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Q: I'm a Canadian with TN and job in US since 2007. Transferred to H1-B last year. When can I start Green Card process

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Have you been here on an H1 for 6 years? If you are converting at that point your employer starts the process by filing a PERM. Then goes through recruitment then comes the 140, 145 then the petition to adjust.

Questions? Check with a local member of AILA--they tend to be specialists.
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Q: I have a 12 yr old car. I hit a deer. The insur said the car is a total loss.Can I repair an not take the total loss.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

You can have it totaled, see if you can buy back the car for the salvage value, and see if they will lower the buy back price, but 1) the title will be a junk title so resale will be next to nothing and 2) if there are any problems, you can't get it through inspection after you fix it, if it never tracks right, its on you.
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Q: pulled over for speeding 60 in a 35zone

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

He may have said this in response to something you said. I suggest if you want to see if it can be knocked down you talk to an attorney who may be able to get him to agree to a ten over speed limit. But right now you'd be looking at 3 points.
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Q: Does a PSP have to tell you exactly how fast you were going and how they measured your speed for a 1 75 3362 A2-20?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

The statute says in excess of posted speed. He has to testify as to what speed it was. He doesn't have to say how he measured it at this stage. If you want to dispute it plead not guilty. The DJ summons should have the rest of the information but if you really want to contest it suggest you at least get a consultation with an attorney who handles traffic issues before that district justice.
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Q: If you give an employer 60 day written resignation notice, are they obligated to pay for the final 60 days?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

If you work there, sure--a notice doesn't require that you work for free.
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Q: Found out my 16 year old son is having sexual relations with a 20 year old woman who's saying she's pregnant.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

He's at the age he's past the age of consent but possible she could be charged with corruption of a minor. As far as the pregnancy, a blood test would be in order if she conceives.

Most important thing right now is to speak with a counselor about how to handle it--you don't want your son going off--somewhere or on you!
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Q: I was in a wreck three weeks ago but didn't feel injured until now. Is it too late to take legal action against the othe

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

No. You need to go to your doctor. Explain whatever feelings you had that led up to this point--did you feel stiff but no pain,numbness, things that weren't right but weren't ongoing but would happen here and there, any numbness etc. and then relate each place you are feeling pain, if it travels anywhere etc. Contact a member of the Fla Justice Assn--they give free consults.. Don't speak with insurance companies until you at least get the consultation
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Q: My car was totaled by the insurance, the remaining amount to be financed was paid off. Now, Who keeps the car?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

If you want to keep it you can buy it back for the salvage value--or less. But understand it will have a junk title, so resale value will be nothing, all repairs will be on you, if it never gets to the level it can pass inspection that is your problem.

I'm assuming you wren't hurt or it was all your fault. If it was someone else's fault, and if you were hurt contact a member of CAOC--they give free consults.
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Q: I was sold a car fake paper work by a car dealer it says it’s a 2007 but it’s a 2005

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law on
Answered on Dec 13, 2017

Get your money back--if they won't unwind the deal call the state AG's office ---you don't want a car from someone who does it. You don't think they check VIN's? believe they do!
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Q: I would like to know what options I have to obtain a green card

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Assuming you have a clean record, you can self petition but to do that you would have to show you are a person of extraordinary and unique talents; you could invest over $500,000 in a business that meets certain requirements;

or your employer files for you to get an H1, you stay here 5 years, your employer files a petition for a PERM, then does a search for US employees, then the 140, the 145, then the adjustment of status.
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Q: Can a person who is visibly intoxicated wave their right to counsel?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death and Criminal Law for Oregon on
Answered on Dec 12, 2017

There's an argument to make that it wasn't a knowing waiver. That person needs to speak with an attorney that handles criminal defense.
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Q: What if you had an infection prior to having surgery that why surgery was performed

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Oregon on
Answered on Dec 12, 2017

She needs to consult a member of the Oregon Assn for Justice that handles medical cases. They give free consultations and can best give her a personal, face to face discussion.
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Q: My friend is a nurse with a wrongful death suit against her. Can she go to jail?

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Michigan on
Answered on Dec 12, 2017

No. Wrongful death is a civil case. Presumably the insurance company for the hospital or doctor she worked for has given her an attorney and she can discuss the case with that person.
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