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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Ohio on
Q: Am I legally required to pay back previous owner for paying the gas bill after I bought the house?

I purchased the home in 6/2022. I wasn’t aware that the gas and electric were separate companies until 9/2022 when the previous owner reached out and wanted reimbursed for paying the gas bill from 6/2022-9/2022. She paid it for three months before saying anything. Do I legally have to pay her back?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Feb 2, 2023

The home sale contract that buyer and seller sign, typically specifies that seller must pay for utilities through the date of the closing of the sale, and afterward the buyer is responsible. You would have to pay only if she sues you, the court finds you liable, and enters a judgment against you... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Probate for California on
Q: How can I find out if stock certificates are still good? From 1964 American Beryllium & oil corp, Leroy Cororation,

And stocks from Paradise strip investment, Nevada Land & mortgage com

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for New Mexico on
Q: Can my electric company disconnect my services on a very cold day?

My electric services were disconnected on a very cold day. When we found out this happened we call the electric company right away to see if we qualify for a payment arrangement because we couldn’t afford to pay the whole amount owed. They told us that we did qualify and we needed to pay at least... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Energy, Oil and Gas, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: PA Mineral Rights Lease on Inherited Property

My Spouse & his siblings inherited a property in Pennsylvania. They have been offered an oil and gas lease. The company is asking me to sign a spouse ratification form even thought I am not on the title, the property is his alone (inherited) and I think we are not in a community state.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Energy, Oil and Gas for North Carolina on
Q: Can I sue a gas station for the pump not automatically turning off when the tank was full which lead to eye injury?

Can I bring a suit against a gas station for the pump not automatically turning off when the tank was full? My wife was pumping gas and the pump didn't turn off when the tank was full. She was sitting in the car when she noticed the gas spewing out of the side. When she went to remove the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 2, 2023

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I hope your wife is okay. It sounds like it could be a difficult case because there's a possibility it could involve costly engineering examination and testing of the release mechanism in the nozzle,... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Illinois on
Q: nicore gas is giving me the run around on a meter installation. been trying over a month to get no results.

i had a house fire and the insurance had us up in a hotel, well housing money ran out and the hotel kicked us out in the middle of a snow storm, i have a child and this is the only house i could find. didn't realize it had no gas meter. i have been trying for over a month to get a meter and... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Illinois on
Q: i have a child living with me and nicore gas is giving me the run around to install a meter. is this legal?

i have been lied to hung up on, i asked if my son freezes to death if thats my problem and i was told yes sir. we have been trying to get a meter for over a month just getting the run around. we have no heat or hot water and we dont owe them any money, i had a house fire and was in a hotel... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Energy, Oil and Gas for New Jersey on
Q: Cancelled a contract with a third party company, I’d like to know if the cancellation documents I got are sufficient.

For context, I accidentally signed a contract with a third party energy supplier. I was able to cancel the contract right away and I confirmed with the company that my account is closed. After my request to cancel the contract, I was able to receive a cancellation number and a notice of... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jan 20, 2023

Without reviewing the initial agreement specifically whether there is included the procedure for cancelling, it would appear that the information you provided would support that you proceeded promptly and diligently in cancelling the contract.

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Mississippi on
Q: Is there a minimum depth requirement for a municipal gas line when installed across private property?

For instance Crossing a field. Is it required to be at least a minimum depth?

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Rhode Island on
Q: Is my electric protected from being shut off in the winter in Rhode Island if I have not yet paid.

I know there is a moratorium and I am not elderly. Not sure if that matters.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Agricultural Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Environmental for Kentucky on
Q: Does electric company have the right to come on my KY farm & cut blueberry bushes. Can't find any easement back to 1961.

Not recorded on my deed and I searched back to 1961.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 12, 2023

I’d search it back further than 1961, but if there’s no easement, they have no right to enter or use your property.

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Identity Theft on
Q: Now my dad had his own shop an without my knowledge or permission he used all my info to open 2 nyseg accounts in my

Name at his current house an the shope he had an I'm only finding this out cuz my mom game me the place so I called nyseg to switch in my name an I have NEVER had a nyseg about thts when I was informed about the other accounts an he NEVER PAID TOTAL OF 10,000 is owed in my name an I'm... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Mississippi on
Q: What can be done about Exxon gas service stations putting regular gasoline in premium gasoline tanks, in Greenville, Ms.

They do it often in Greenville, Ms. They make a lot of extra money that way, and they know they will not be caught!

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Michigan on
Q: So my family got behind on our water bill payment. We are still receiving water bills even while it’s off. Is it Legal?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 3, 2023

The bills are presumably for the amount owed, which does not go away even when they shut the water off. In most cases, that amount owed becomes a lein on the property, which means it cannot be sold without being paid off.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Energy, Oil and Gas for Florida on
Q: Do I have any recourse against a neighbor who installed solar panels on their roof which now causes glares into my house

At certain times of day I get a blinding glare from the sun’s reflection off their solar panels resulting in loss of use of my kitchen, breakfast nook, living room and patio. HOA says the laws are on their side and the homeowner will not do anything as their installer claims this would reduce... Read more »

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Nov 28, 2022

Draw the blinds? You have no options against the installer. It's remotely possible you have a claim against the homeowner. You'd have to retain an attorney to research the law to determine if you have a case.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Aimee Hess
Aimee Hess
answered on Nov 27, 2022

It depends on the language of the deed. In Texas, in most cases if the minerals are not withheld via a reservation in the deed, then they go to the grantee/buyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: I live in florida and my deceased mother used to receive royalty checks for property that family owned? Oil companies

Are trying to buy my rights for the property in Oklahoma. I don't know how much it's worth and I don't know how to find out. What kind of lawyer should I talk to and should I find one here or in Oklahoma? Thank you

Richard Winblad
Richard Winblad
answered on Nov 21, 2022

Be cautious when dealing with companies who want to purchase the minerals. Often purchasers know much more about your minerals than you do. For example, they may be aware increased development in the near future. Also, they will typically want you to warrant title which means that you may have... Read more »

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