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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes, Consumer Law and Real Estate Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can You name institutions or addresses in Louisiana or internet for expropriation in Chicago?

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

my girlfriend living in Louisiana inherits a piece of land in Chicago that the city or state of Illinois wants to expropriate to build a school on.

As I understand it, the court is asking my girlfriend to receive $36,000 as compensation for the inheritance... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 17, 2022

You will eventually need an attorney in Chicago if this matter goes to litigation but you may also want a Louisiana atty to assist you with this---use the Justia FIND A LAWYER tab and search for Chicago and Louisiana expropriation attorneys--contact/consult with a few of them ad then hire the one... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Louisiana on
Q: Civil lawsuit junk debt buyer Iawsuit

If motion to continue Has been filed by both parties but has not been approved by judge before a court date and the Plaintiff’s attorney does not show will the case be dismissed?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 14, 2022

Not enough information has been provided. What is set in court in which both parties have filed continuances? Trial? A pre-trial motion? or what? Are you represented? If the request for continuance has not been denied, then in all likelihood it will be granted on or before the court date. I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: Can my mother purchase a handgun for protection in Louisiana?

My mother was arrested for writing worthless checks over the amount of $750 in January 2012. She stayed one night in jail, paid the fine ($1100 I believe), never went to court, and was never on parole or probation.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Louisiana on
Q: What justifies needing a new foundation after a hurricane in Louisiana! The house is on piers and had an 2 inspections

Insurance company fighting to not pay when foundation is compromised

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 5, 2022

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. The dispute you describe sounds like it met an impasse between your assertion for a new foundation and the insurance carrier's position. One option may be to reach out to Louisiana attorneys to determine... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a mobile home company keep my 22000 deposit if I cancel on a deal before fully being approved
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Dec 17, 2021

Maybe----I assume that you have associated paperwork when you provided the deposit. The paperwork probably details the conditions and how you can receive a full return of your deposit. If paperwork is confusing, then contact an attorney to review it for you and represent you.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law and Government Contracts for Louisiana on
Q: What are the possible outcomes if i was to go to court and are there any alternatives to going to court?
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 13, 2021

Not enough information is provided in this post----are you in criminal or civil court? If civil, what type case is this? This is necessary information to properly respond---my suggestion is that you consult with a lawyer in your area and discuss the specifics with him. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Louisiana on
Q: A signed a contingency contract with 2 different contractors to do repairs after hurricane IDA . Will both be binding?

Does the first signed contract negate the second. Are will I be held to both ? What are my rights to cancel in Louisiana ?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Oct 6, 2021

More information to properly answer this question is needed and most likely a proper answer can only be provided if one were to review both contracts. If this the situation where the same parties wrote up 1 contract and then agreed to write up a 2nd contract? Or is the property owner party to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue my job for selling an item that had peanut being displayed as a normal cookie?

NVM

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 5, 2021

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Your post does not indicate that you suffered damages. If you did not sustain injury, there would not be a basis for you to sue. Having standing to sue would require injuries. And if you did suffer injury, it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Louisiana on
Q: Im currently in a debt management program. One of the credit cards listed in the program had me severed with legal paper

Should I responded to the clerk of courts or should I let the debt management company take care of the issues or should I contact the lawyer that had me severed with the papers and try to make a settlement.

Jacob Rennick
Jacob Rennick answered on Sep 24, 2021

Unfortunately this is not uncommon for people dealing with debt management companies. You should discuss this with an experienced bankruptcy attorney. The filing of a bankruptcy may prevent the credit card company from obtaining a judgement against you.

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: Is it criminal or civil? I have a friend who is accusing me of not giving him a refund of 800 dollars for some shrimp.

I DONT own a business but I do know of people in the seafood industry and at time I am able to get great deals. I had a friend who wanted shrimp but he changed the order at the last minute and I had to cancel it. I gave him his 850 dollars cash back but now he is saying I didn't pa him back. I... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Aug 25, 2021

It can be both. If your supposed friend contacts law enforcement and makes some sort of allegation that you committed a crime against him----theft of money is a crime---and the law enforcement officer issues you a summons or arrests you, then you are in the arena of a criminal matter, which must... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Louisiana on
Q: Will I lose my liquor license because I accidentally sold to a minor?

I was working overtime and that is when I was set up by undercover cops. I read the I.D month wrong and thought the invalid date was correct.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jul 12, 2021

Depends on your location and if this is your first offense. My suggestion is that you contact a few criminal defense or an administrative law attorneys in your area, set up a consultation, ask your questions and then decide if you want to hire a lawyer (you should) or try to handle this on your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets, Civil Rights and Collections for Louisiana on
Q: If a impounded vehicles registered owner transfers his vehicle to someone does that person become responsible for fee

That has already been acquired ?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 25, 2020

Yes. Impounded vehicle will not be released without fee being paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can I still bring legal action against a business that is inactive? The business went inactive today

Auto repair shop that committed fraud

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jun 20, 2020

To paraphrase a Texas judge: "You can sue a bowl of Gumbo." Most repair shops are licensed by a government agency, you can check for a city/county business license or a state license for auto repair shops. Find out who the license was issued to. Check for the name of an individual so... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Consumer Law for Louisiana on
Q: How do I join this class action lawsuit?

The Google incognito mode lawsuit?

Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on Jun 8, 2020

This is a brand new case that was just filed last week.

There is no settlement, no judgement, nothing to claim at this point.

Class action cases take time, often 2-5 years from the time they are filed until they are resolved.

And there is no guarantee that the case will be...
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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Louisiana on
Q: Hello! I have an expired medical judgement in the state of Louisiana. It was never renewed or any collections attempts.

Hello! I have a question about expired judgements. I have an expired judgement in the state of Louisiana. It was never renewed and no collection attempts. It was 15 years ago. I am attempting to purchase a home this year and want to know if expired judgements will affect the home buying process and... Read more »

Sye J Broussard
Sye J Broussard answered on Apr 6, 2020

If the judgment is over 10 years old and was not reinscribed then you can file an affidavit with the clerks office to have the judgment cancelled. Our office handles residential closings and have handled similar issues with no problem.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Identity Theft for Louisiana on
Q: What do I do ? I have hackers in my phone apple says they have done all the can do with is making me reset the phone Aft

I have tons hours of documentarian videos emails This all started after the Equifax data breach supposedly I have stock and bonds and on line holding I know nothing about credit fraud a bankruptcy was reported and then removed still affected my like government had all kind of rules and citations... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 28, 2020

Shut down the phone number and get a new provider and phone number and phone. Close all current accounts and open new ones.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: Hi what are the statue of limitations on bank fraud in Louisiana?

Someone called saying they were from a law firm about an online loan from I think 2007... I know for a fact I never applied for an online loan but they said the money went to my bank account. I have been dealing with different companies regarding this one loan for about 5 years now and none of them... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Mar 28, 2020

1) Make a criminal complain about your Aunt with the Sheriff's Office & print any proof you have of it. Get a copy of the charges you file.

2) Shut down any accounts she had access to.

3) File reports with any banks at which fraudulent transactions occurred and get copies...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Louisiana on
Q: In Louisiana, how much can an Auto Repair shop exceed the price estimate? I’ve read it’s 10% in most states.
Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on Dec 26, 2019

In Louisiana, it depends on whether you asked for (and received) a written estimate.

The Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission has rules and regulations that note that an original estimate should not exceed the actual cost by 25%.

You can find those rules here:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a bank be sued for not releasing available funds to the account holder?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 17, 2019

Way more detaIls needed. If this has to do with a divorce, hire a divorce lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can someone file LSARS9:4501 if only a verbal agreement was made for auto repairs and I paid $20k over agreed amount?

I bought a Bronco years ago and my uncle verbally agreed on $14k for full restoration.  Nearly 3 yrs and $34k later, I realize that I am being taken advantage of. I decide to pick up my Bronco and have no further work done.  The work is poor, the paint is covering decades of dirt, and the engine... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 28, 2019

An attorney would have to look at the contract, suit and invoices.

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