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0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was sold a truck as a F250 Lariat, then found out the next day that it’s a F250 XLT. I talked with the salesman and

Another guy which the salesman said it was the owner about this! In the process I was told that’s it. What can I do about this misleading and false sell?

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Q: Does RS32:1263 apply to a Auto Repair Shop that has done requested modifications to a car,

I had a Procharger System installed during installation they said I had a Cylinder miss fire and had a Cam and Lifter installed, car is still not right and I received only receipts for amounts of money paid...and a bunch of bs when asking for a detailed invoice

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Louisiana on
Q: Am I entitled to a refund of my deposit to a painting contractor that continuously reschedules? It's been 60 days

I received an invoice for $200 within 5 minutes of receiving the quote on April 19 to get my bookcase job on her schedule. I received a past due notice in less than 24 hours. It was paid within 24 hours. I was informed the deposit goes towards my balance.

Crickets

May 13 I still... Read more »

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jun 13, 2022

Is there a written contract between the 2 of you and what does it say in regards to the deposit being refundable or non-refundable. If there is no written contract or the contract is silent, then you have a case that it is a refundable deposit, however, depending on the amount of the deposit and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for Louisiana on
Q: Can I motion to open a default judgment case?

My wife was served for a court case for a debt to republic finance LLC, the manager called my wife and they came to terms to repay unsecured loan. My wife asked if she needed to go to court and the manager stated " not as long as you make your payments". A default judgment was set against... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on May 11, 2022

If this happened les than 1 year ago, your attorney may be able to file a Petition to Annul the Default.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Louisiana on
Q: Can I file a pleading to a civil summons in person at the courthouse (as there is a filing fee) within the 10 day period

as opposed to via certified mail? Am I required to send a copy of my response to the plaintiff’s lawyer within the 10 day period as well, or can that be a day or so late as long as it’s filed with the court on time? This is Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, 2nd Parish Court. Thank you so much.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Mar 29, 2022

Basically, yes, yes, yes, however a person who represents himself might also be considered a fool. That said, at a minimum, I would seek a consultation with a lawyer--pay him for 30 minutes ----1 hour of his time to obtain advice and suggestions on what to do/how to do it if you are intent on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Securities Law for Louisiana on
Q: If I can follow someone who stole/scammed me out of my BTC currency is there a way of getting back?

I was scammed by someone who claimed to be working as a broker for Bitmap cryptocurrency. I found out once they told me whoops I gave you too much money can you please send me back this much through cash app. I was like oh man this is a freaking scam thing it so I am out at $2000 so far with them

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 5, 2022

You can report the crime to the FBI

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Criminal Law for Louisiana on
Q: Wondering if I can sue someone who I paid for a service/partnership for not providing proof of use of funds?

This was for a Shopify dropshipping website. I paid him 3k for a partnership in a website. Signed a contract with him as well. He said he would handle ad management and overall management (emails, calls etc.) We agreed that I would pay for the cost of the ads and Shopify membership. I assumed that... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
answered on Feb 2, 2022

File a criminal complaint with the Sheriff.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Collections and Small Claims for Louisiana on
Q: My husband was arrested for 29 counts of worthless checks from 1996 isn’t there a statue of limitations In Louisiana

I was told the limitations is ten yrs and he should not have been arrested he was arrested 2 wks ago in Evangeline parish for a warrenton worthless checks

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
answered on Jan 24, 2022

First thing you need to do is hire a criminal defense attorney in your area as an attorney would be in the best position to assist you in this matter and to help you get the best result possible. In this instance you indicate that you were arrested on a warrant----was that a warrant from a... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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