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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Florida on
Q: Is it lawful to run a promotion that the top 10 customers win a prize?

The criteria for winning is to purchase widgets. And the top 10 purchasers of the widget will win a specified prize.

Erik Andrew Perez
Erik Andrew Perez answered on May 31, 2018

It is likely a lawful promo. More facts would be needed in order to provide a clear determination. A rule of thumb is to avoid the appearance of discriminatory or prejudicial practices in a promotion.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: How can I find out if a case has been paid/settled?

John Jay Connelly v. State of Fla.

Dan Ferehety esq.

Erik Andrew Perez
Erik Andrew Perez answered on May 30, 2018

You would have to check the court docket in order to determine whether a satisfaction of judgment or an order of dismissal following a stipulation of settlement has been entered. Please contact me if you would like to further discuss.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: My roommate didn't add me to the lease. He's now wanting to break the lease. He's only gave me 10 days. What can I do?

My friend allowed my son and I to move in. He didn't add me to the lease. I helped pay the security deposit, I pay rent and utilities. Due to him liking me , he tries to solicit things from me. Now I've refused him , he wants to break the lease. He's only given me 10 days to move and I can't be... Read more »

Erik Andrew Perez
Erik Andrew Perez answered on May 30, 2018

Under the circumstances presented, your roomate is a cotenant. It does not appear that he has the right to evict you. Rather, the landlord wold have to initiate the eviction process. Much of the outcome in this matter depends on the landlord's position on the issue. Regardless, I'd suggest moving... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Is a FL landlord allowed to ask for more money for prior months? He is demanding $100 each for Jan-May totaling $500.

It is a month to month lease

Erik Andrew Perez
Erik Andrew Perez answered on May 30, 2018

It depends on the month to month rent that was agreed to between the parties. If you agreed to an $800 month to month rental agreement and the landlord accepted $800 payments through the month of May, then the landlord would not be entitled to ask for an additional $100 for each past month which... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Which company to sue

What should we do? We live in Florida. After the hurricane we needed a new roof. We hired a roofing contractor to replace it. They started the work and the trucks that brought the roofing supplies to my home weight in at 8 tons and broke our driveway in several places. The trucks were not from... Read more »

Erik Andrew Perez
Erik Andrew Perez answered on May 31, 2018

It appears you may have several causes of action against both parties. In addition, if you have insurance, it may be prudent to reach out to the carrier and review your policy for the type of coverage you may have under the circumstances. Please contact me if you would like to discuss further.

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