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0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: If you ask for an itemized bill from a business ( windows and doors) do they have to provide one to the consumer?

is it legal to charge for a service that was not provided?

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Construction Law for Florida on
Q: How to get a contractor to respond to my dissatisfaction letter after Contractors Final Payment Affidavit has been sent?

The tile on my shower floor looks terrible as well as the niche and seat tile. The contractor sent an email to me the next day after the job was completed, 5/13/22, with the Contractor's Final Payment Affidavit due 5/21. I owe them $750. The next day, 5/14/22, I sent them my dissatisfaction... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Business Law for Florida on
Q: We are in need of a lawyer to sue camping world in fort pierce Florida is anyone available to help

We purchased a 1 year old hardly used class c rv, was supposed to be in good working order, the large slide was broken and they have had it at different locations 3 times , they say it’s fixed and it’s still not , we have been making payments on this rv for 11 months, and still have no rv,... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Can a company revoke a service that you paid for that provided for vaccines for the life of the pet, 3 years later?

We purchased a program called "Vaccines for Life" where, for the life of the pet, vaccinations would be free, all that we would pay for is the clinic visit. 3 years later, now that their clientele has been built up, they have canceled the program. If it promised vaccines for the life of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Acceptance now just let someone lease a product from them under my name without checking identification.

The transaction took place in Portland Oregon and I live in Florida. If they had followed the process of checking an ID they would not have leased the product.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 8, 2022

And you want to know what to do about it? Since you somehow found out about it, you should immediately inform them, in writing, that it was not you who leased the product. If they eventually file suit against you about the lease, they might do so in Oregon. In that case you will need an Oregon... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for Florida on
Q: Hello, I recently put gas from Costco in my car and it started functioning poorly. I filed a complaint with the FDACS

Hello, I recently put gas from Costco in my car and it started functioning poorly. I filed a complaint with the FDACS and they confirmed the gasoline was tainted after lab testing. The dealership I took my car to said there is a string of cars that have come with bad gas that have all stemmed from... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Florida on
Q: Can a used car dealer change the price after negotiations?

I saw a SUV on Facebook maeketplace listed for $4000. I text them with a $3000. offer. He said that he would except the offer but the A/C needed recharging. I texted him back and asked for more information as to the exact problem with the a/c and he texted back an offer for $2900. I asked another... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: Need help cancelling an extended warranty that we bought with a new RV. Dealership refuses to respond now.

We submitted all forms to dealership within a week of purchasing the RV. It broke down 2 hours after we left lot. Waited 12 hours for a tow. Had to pay for a hotel which we never got reimbursed for. It has been 5 weeks and we keep getting told different stories. We asked for proof this was canceled... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: Need help cancelling an extended warranty that we bought with a new RV. Dealership refuses to respond now.

We submitted all forms to dealership within a week of purchasing the RV. It broke down 2 hours after we left lot. Waited 12 hours for a tow. Had to pay for a hotel which we never got reimbursed for. It has been 5 weeks and we keep getting told different stories. We asked for proof this was canceled... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Construction Law for Florida on
Q: Hi Who is responsible for damages ?

I hired a roofing contractor to reroof my home from hurricane sally damage.the company that delivered the roofing materials severely damaged my concrete driveway . So far I have gotten no resolve as to who is responsible for my driveway . Do I have any legal recourse to get my driveway repaired ? I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: I’m suing my veterinarian. In this case, should I name the vets personally or sue their practice/company? Or both?

It’s a VCA hospital but I can’t figure out whether to name the defendant(s) as the veterinarians individually or the company they work for, or both. Any reply I’d appreciate.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Apr 24, 2022

Since you are asking this question, I assume you are representing yourself, and that you have not consulted with a lawyer to give you guidance on self-representation. If so, your case is almost certain to be dismissed because most lay people do not know what proof is necessary to prevent the case... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Business Law for Florida on
Q: can I sue eBay/payment institution/bank ?

(I have more details than this but I can only include the minimum) I have a small eBay business online (store) since 2019, this customer purchased a gaming computer from me, I shipped the computer the customer opens a return request I sent the return shipping label, customer does not ship anything... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: On April 13 2022 I opened a sealed 5 lb tub of butter and I found a very hard piece of plastic laying on/in the butter

I took picture and video of it. Who do I contact, the company that made it or the store...hire an attorney?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 16, 2022

Why hire an attorney? Assuming you didn't eat the plastic, you didn't suffer any damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Can you sue a gym for fraudulently creating a membership in your name using your private information without consent

The account was created using my private information without my consent they have no signature from me or employee that signed on the account they refuse to cancel and have sent me to collections and I’ve been harassed about this for over a year.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 15, 2022

Be sure that you keep copies of all correspondence by which you inform them that you didn't authorize them to create the account. It wouldn't hurt to send it certified mail. If they file suit against you for this, you will need that.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Probate and Collections for Florida on
Q: Am I responsible for my deceased husband's judgement ?

My late husband had a debt being paid by installment. The creditor, not knowing his death (I did not need a probate), now files a motion for final judgement. This judgement will be granted. Will I be responsible ?

Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert answered on Apr 14, 2022

I am very sorry for your loss on the passing of your husband, please accept my condolences for you and your family.

As long as you were not named in the lawsuit, and you were not a co-signor or otherwise made yourself responsible for the debt, the answer would be no. It would be important...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Banking and Military Law for Florida on
Q: I believe my car has been wrongfully repossessed, what should I do?

I am active duty member currently on deployment but coming home soon. Back in January my car got impounded for expired tags. I talked to the impound lot and explained the situation and they said they would hold my car till I got back from deployment. Now right when I am about to come home I found... Read more »

Barbara Billiot Stage
Barbara Billiot Stage answered on Apr 7, 2022

You are protected by the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act, which protects military personnel from certain actions while deployed. You should contact the bank and assert the repossession was improper under the Act, especially since you were not past due and had made arrangements for you... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: Can I sue for false verbal advertisement in regards to a community for the purpose of selling a house?

Good evening, about two years ago we bought a house on a new HOA community that was still being built. When we were looking at homes, we wanted somewhere that was kid friendly and had a playground for kids. We were assured by the seller that the sales office was going to be a clubhouse with a... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 6, 2022

No. Contracts to purchase real estate must be in writing. The assurance you got, not being in writing, is not enforceable.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: Can I take a car dealership to small claims if I signed an arbitration agreement? I’m in Florida.
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 5, 2022

No, if you agreed to arbitrate any problem you cannot go to any court.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I have a mold infestation since October along with many other issues. I want to sue, they have been sued before for same

The company is Dasmen Residential and they have not done anything to cure the mold infestation that is constantly gradually getting worse everyday. Can I bring a lawsuit against them for inhumane conditions?

Jane Kim
Jane Kim answered on Mar 28, 2022

You should contact a lawyer directly. Lawyers aren’t showed to solicit your business.

Good luck.

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