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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Rights and Employment Law for Indiana on
Q: Can I reinstate EEO claim if federal settlement agreement was not honored and I didn't contact Resolutin Mgmt in 30 days
James L. Arrasmith
James L. Arrasmith PRO label
answered on Mar 30, 2023

Under federal EEO laws, employees who believe they have been discriminated against in the workplace can file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and pursue a legal claim. In some cases, these claims are settled through a federal settlement agreement.

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0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: Someone wrote a fake bill of sale for my car and forged my signature on it. Is there anything I can do?

The cops say it's a civil matter. The car was sold to a guy and the girl was supposed to drive it to his house for him. She stole that car and signed title from him.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Indiana on
Q: Rent to own contract was broken by the landlord (owner/ seller) of the house, can I take them to court?

Landlord agreed to rent to own for $110,000. Landlord got a different mortgage on a new home they purchased and said they couldnt have this house( the one I was already renting to own for 5 years) as a rent to own anymore. Can I take them to court for the money I put into owning the house since... Read more »

Peter J. Weinman
Peter J. Weinman PRO label
answered on Mar 24, 2023

Your rent-to-own contract should outline your rights and remedies. Assuming an attorney represented you when you entered into that agreement, you should speak to that attorney for advice. If you had no attorney, from my NY perspective, unless your contract prohibits it, you would need to bring an... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for Indiana on
Q: Can Dog Rescue win a civil case over breach of contract for rehoming dog rather than taking her back to rescue?

I recently adopted a dog and had to rehome her due to allergies. The rescue is claiming I’m not allowed to rehome her based on contract I signed. I signed a contract but never received a copy. I paid for the dog and the microchip is in my name. I gave the dog to someone else and now the rescue... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: Can this be done in small claims?

I had a judgement entered and just paid it off. The it included 8% annual interest. Now it’s paid off the plaintiff is asking for additional simple interest since it was not calculated monthly can this be done?

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: Can I be held liable and have my credit diminished for a pet I never received?

In 2017 I applied to receive a teacup puppy from mypetfunding (Monterey Financial Services) however I never received the puppy and now have a bill of $3925.59 which is now in collections. I saw that Indiana has a law against puppy leasing and more than one family has sued this company for never... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Indiana on
Q: Can I get the money I put back into renting to own the house if the home owner sells the house?

I have a signed rent to own contract and the owner of the home I’m living in and renting to own told me in October 2022 that I either need to buy the house or move out so they can move back in, I couldn’t get a loan to buy the house and the owner of the home already purchased a different house... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Collections, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: My roommate is refusing to pay their half of the rent. What can I do to get them to pay? Both our names are on the lease

I moved into an apartment with my girlfriend, both our names are on the lease. She ended up cheating on me and moving out after 2 weeks of living here. She says that she will not pay any rent and so far has refused to. The leasing office informed us on during the signing process on numerous... Read more »

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Oct 18, 2022

It's possible that you have a suit against her for contribution, but just because you can sue someone doesn't mean that you are going to get anything from her. See a local lawyer for advice. This is not a criminal matter.

I hope you can cover the rent on your own.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: I run a small business where i i use free fonts online for designs. While i was downloading a font today the file opened

Saying if using for commercial purposes you must buy license for use while it’s on a free platform and can be downloaded for free, my question is do i actually have to since this is a free font on a free platform or will i still be required to buy the license?

Matthew Morris
Matthew Morris
answered on Apr 16, 2022

The fact that a font is available for free online for some purposes does not mean that you can download and use it for free for other purposes. Fonts are considered to be a type of software. Just like other types of software, the person who programmed it can distribute it with license terms,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Indiana on
Q: Can I stay after eviction n also appeal I didn't n couldn't make court this landlord throwing me out
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 30, 2022

I'm sorry your question remains open for two weeks on such an urgent matter. This is something that an Indiana landlord-tenant attorney would have insight into. The question was overlooked under Personal Injury and other categories. If you haven't done so already, you could reach out to a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Formation and Business Law for Indiana on
Q: My dad was the sole owner of an llc. He has since passed away. Do we restructure or start a new one?
Michael Ray Smith
Michael Ray Smith
answered on Jan 16, 2022

A single member LLC is dissolved unless, within 90 days of the member's death, the deceased member's personal representative takes action to designate at least one new member. If an attorney was hired to handle the probate estate, talk to that attorney about it, or contact a lawyer... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Landlord - Tenant, Personal Injury and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: having persistent issue of sewers backing up into home for over 5 years in a row, i own the unit , an rent the land
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Nov 7, 2021

I assume you do not want a plumber so you really need to ask a legal question, though it seems apparent you need to have check-valves installed to prevent back-up.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Contracts and Workers' Compensation for Indiana on
Q: Can a place of employment make you sign another offer letter after they got the pay rate wrong on the first?

A company I work for is being bought/transitioned to a new company. Employees are being encouraged to transition over as well, with better pay rates. They have sent out employment offer letters to each employee to sign detailing their individualized pay rates. I received my first one and signed it... Read more »

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Oct 7, 2021

This is question of Contract Law. Workers' Compensation deals exclusively with work-related injuries. If you were offered $16.30 per hour and you accepted that rate of pay, the must pay you $16.30 for all hours worked from the date you accepted the offer to the date that they changed their... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Bankruptcy and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: My wages are being garnished from me forgetting to take my name off the lease that my ex shared. How can I stop this?

I moved out of my apartment after I broke up with an ex a while ago. He stayed. I forgot to take my name of the lease and he can't keep a job, so now the creditors are coming after me. They've garnished my wages and now I can't afford food or gas. Please, what can I do to fix this?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 29, 2021

File a chapter 7 or Chapter 13 to terminate the garnishment.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: 2 months after serve out of parole in Kentucky, Indiana parole office along with two Tell City, Ind. officers.

Kick in my dad's house, handcuff and hold at gun point my little brother and go through all my father's residence, property and garages. My buddy's house is kicked in and searched and my house is doors rammed off the hinges and completely tossed upside down to the point of... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett
answered on May 11, 2021

I'd suggest consulting with a civil rights attorney who is familiar with 1983 actions. Keep in mind you have a time limit to put the agencies on notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Estate Planning for Indiana on
Q: Can you have a Co-Agent durable power of attorney in Indiana, and is there such a thing as "oral power of attorney"?

My mother is currently in the hospital, and there is the possibility of her dying. My sister and I want to be co-agents on a durable power of attorney.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
answered on Jan 21, 2021

You can definitely be co-agents. If you do that, be sure the POA is clear on whether you have independent authority or must act together.

You would not meet with any success trying to get any third party to honor an "oral" power of attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Indiana on
Q: Can the city decided to cancel the contract and do the demolition themselves.?

I have a contract with the city parks and recreation to tare down 2 horse barns, for the lumber. No cost to the city. I still have to pay my employees. No finish/completion date was set in the contract. Can the park superintendent decide to have city employees take the barns down an cancel the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Nov 28, 2020

An Indiana attorney could answer best, but you await an answer for four weeks. It could depend on the terms of the contract, particularly if it contained any provisions for cancellation. One option might be to review the contract with an Indiana attorney. COVID-related defenses have been used in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: Can my husband sue for breach of contract and possible discrimination?

Last year my husband signed a 2 year painting contract with a possible 2 more years of work with a retirement facility. According to my husband in the contract it states if they choose to let him go they need to give him 3 months notice. As of now we can't find the contract, but he believes... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 2, 2020

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Anyone can bring a lawsuit. But it would be useful to have the contract beforehand. A reputable attorney would want to see the contract to determine if there was a breach, and to also make certain there... Read more »

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