I provided my account number for verification when she called in for the payoff quote. Sales rep asked me if I knew what my payoff balance was, I logged into my account and showed her the quote for $32,611.75. sales rep stated she would need to call VW credit to verify the payoff balance. On... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2023
First, file a police report. That is an assault. Then, you can consider a civil action. What are your damages? Did you require medical attention?
We have made monthly payments, including homeowners and have been paying property tax. The only paperwork we signed was promissory note and vendor's lien deed. The vendor's lien does say the grantor was to have filed deed with the courthouse. Now we are finding that potentially this was... Read more »
answered on Feb 10, 2023
Was this transaction (if a "purchase") conducted with a title company? If so you might have a claim under the title insurance and potentially the seller.
However, from the sounds of it - you still owe the original owner for the purchase of the property (If I am reading the... Read more »
It's an old estate from grandparents.
answered on Feb 2, 2023
A good start will be hiring an AL attorney to sue for an Accounting. The SOL and Discovery will be significant issues. Collection of any Judgment may also be difficult.
He worked all day Tuesday 1/11/23. They did not contact him until 3 hours after he got home saying he was under investigation. The only thing they tell us is that someone reported it. There are no cameras and they didn't even bother to stop him at work to verify that day. He did no such thing.... Read more »
answered on Jan 16, 2023
Is your husband a member of a labor union? If not, he is likely an at will employee. A at will employee can be terminated for good reason, bad reason or no reason at all.
The state is Alabama. The Plaintiff is pro se, still waiting on an answer from the Defendant and has just moved to a new house (same county & state). Im just wondering if i should maybe write a simple letter of notice and file it with the case, or what. I scoured the local rules and everything... Read more »
answered on Dec 30, 2022
I assume that you are the pro se plaintiff. If so, you need to notify the Clerk of Court of your new address. You can do so my sending a note to the Clerk requesting that your address be updated. It would be wise to notify the defendant of the change. If the defendant has already been served with... Read more »
I contacted an appellate attorney for consideration of a civil appeal/post-trial actions, but they said they couldn't discuss anything with me according to AL law, because I was already represented. Is there an official way to sever relations with my current attorney? I am concerned about the... Read more »
answered on Nov 15, 2022
Normally, you are simply going to terminate the lawyer. This ends the relationship. It might, however, be wise to seek the lawyer's advice regarding an attorney for the appeal. It may be difficult to find another attorney within the time limits for appeal if you have terminated one attorney.
I am in the process of hiring a lawyer on a contigency fee basis, to sue for tortious conduct for interference of a body. emtional distress, etc. What is the normal/good percentage for a lawyer for such a case?
answered on Oct 24, 2022
It varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Typically, in Alabama, the minimum fee for a personal injury case is 1/3 of the settlement.
It is not uncommon for the fee to increase to 40% or even 45% if the case is litigated or taken all the way to trial. Complex or difficult cases, such as... Read more »
I am unsure if the letter was forged by an employee of the attorney or another party. Should I obtain my own attorney to handle this or go to the attorney the document came from first?
answered on Oct 23, 2022
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It depends what the document you mention is. If it is correspondence and you suspect the signature is forged or that the document is otherwise not legitimate, you could pick up the phone and ask the attorney if... Read more »
answered on Aug 31, 2022
Without more information this question is going to be difficult to answer accurately.
The general purpose of civil law is to place people back in the position they would have been in had the tortious act not occurred. Compensatory damages are designed to compensate the person for their... Read more »
answered on Aug 26, 2022
Normally, an inventory of personal property is taken. The owner should then be allowed to retrieve the property.
The flooding is more than 60ft wide and rapid. Resulting in erosion, pushes out my underpinnings, and all my house exits are flooded for a time.
Aldot has come out and cleared the drainage ditch last August the problem still persists, more frequently. That's all they will do. Im 750... Read more »
answered on Aug 4, 2022
It is possible that you have a claim against the state for what is called inverse condemnation. The state is generally not permitted to take or destroy private property without going through a formal condemnation procedure. However, the law is very technical as to what is considered a regulatory... Read more »
He calls, texts, and has sent things to my job. After being told not too. Im starting fear for my safety. He has incriminating text and pictures that support the affair but I also have text and emails asking him to stop contacting me.
answered on Jun 1, 2022
You may want to take a look at the crime of Stalking Second Degree, which states, in the relevant part, that if a person intentionally acts with an improper purpose, repeatedly harassed, telephoned, or initiated communication with another person and caused that person to reasonably fear for that... Read more »
Someone who doesn’t like me comes by my house regularly and blows train horns that he has hooked up to his truck and recently spooked my horse. My horse ran into the side of our barn due to this. We’ve reported him to the police for running me off the road and harassment but they say there is... Read more »
answered on Jan 19, 2022
You can look into if your city or county has a local noise ordinance, but if the police refuse to enforce it that may be a problem. You may want to call the city attorney or district attorney to discuss the matter.
I am miserable living under the same roof with my spouse. I came clean about being gay, and admitted to an emotional affair - but no intimacy took place. I'm too afraid to leave because he'll say I abandoned my house and belongings. We don't talk, just argue and ignore each other.... Read more »
answered on Sep 13, 2021
I cannot tell you how much confusion there is out there on the streets with this concept of "abandonment." Once upon a time (not as long ago as you would think but long enough ago that it doesn't bear more than a few words to address) you had to prove cause to get a divorce. There... Read more »
The new neighbor lives adjacent to our undivided lot and got the idea if he kept it up then they could use it for extra room when having get togethers. I am concerned about injuries and them claiming the lot for themselves since they kept it up and used it for all those years. Am I correct in... Read more »
answered on Jun 23, 2021
I believe you have answered you question: contact an attorney in your area, discuss your situation and/or give him the above post, and ask what to do/what does he recommend.
The driver had already tried to pass once and backed out because the road was that bad and then a mile or 2 later tried again. As he passed the wave of slush and ice caused me and the car in front to have to completely stop because we couldn't see and my driver side window got busted. I... Read more »
answered on Mar 6, 2021
An Alabama attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter in many jurisdictions, you probably would. Check with the Small Claims Court, either through its online resources or contacting an administrative person at the courthouse as to the types of cases... Read more »
a you tube program has published photos of me without my permission, It is illegal? I don't want them to use my image
answered on Jan 6, 2021
We all have a right of privacy, which includes our "right of publicity." However, if your image was taken while you were in a public place, and/or your image was only briefly shown, it will be much harder to assert your claim. Please consult with an IP/privacy attorney to fully assess your rights.
answered on Nov 25, 2020
You’ll have to either sue or file a complaint with your local licensing board.
My mother has paid 1500 of a 2000 contract. 500 of that was after we already expressed worries about the date. The wedding planner was contracted for day of services, photography, videography, flowers, photo booth, dj, invites, and some decorations. I never got anything that she was supposedly... Read more »
answered on Nov 18, 2020
If the contract is governed under Alabama law, you should look at the contract itself. ALabama is a very conservative state in terms of contract law. The terms of the contract will govern, and courts are very reluctant to decide that this is just unfair to you. You should hire a lawyer in the state... Read more »
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