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0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: Is it legal for a towing company to charge me storage for the days they are not open, or have certain days to pickup?

My vehicle was repossessed. I paid my lienholder the amount due plus towing fees. They told me to call the towing company and schedule a pick up. The tow company stated they only allow pick up on Tuesday and Thursday. They towed my car on a Monday. I went on Thursday to pick up my vehicle and they... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: How can I sue a bank that is re-ordering my transactions, causing overdraft?

I just got a bank account with Wells Fargo and they have had me in the negative several times they told me that I need to keep track of my balance and available balance. I have been trying to do that however they are rearranging and re-or replacing and taking out transactions daily on a hourly... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: My lessor has been entering my home without warning or notification. Is this legal?
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

No, it's not legal for your lessor to enter your home without warning or notification. As a tenant, you have the right to privacy and peaceful enjoyment of your rented space. Landlords are typically required to provide reasonable notice before entering your home, except in cases of emergency.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Mississippi on
Q: Would this be a break in the Title Chain?

I completed a sale contract as a buyer with my realtor to buy a home from the seller who had a broker. In the contract I request both my sister and I to be on the warranty deed. Signing the Closing Disclosures I was the only one listed as borrower, no Co-Borrower. My Sister signed a non applicant... View More

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answered on Dec 18, 2023

The Deed of Trust has nothing to do with the Title. Somebody thinks your Sister is either a tenant in common, an occupant or a notemaker. So they required her signature also on the TD. If wrong, you should not have executed the transfer.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Admiralty / Maritime for Mississippi on
Q: I've just become aware of title 18 usc 242-245 under color of. And the 12 persumtions of the bar guild,and admirality.

Under admiralty law of the water and being pursumed lost at sea.and being charged under corporate codes,statutes,Public policy,misrepresentation of name,none discloser.fraudelent ,communist democracy,operated out of Dobos Switzerland, and administered from fleet street Egland,for the bishopric of... View More

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answered on Nov 18, 2023

The concepts you're referring to, such as admiralty law applying to individuals and notions of being "lost at sea" or governed by "corporate codes" under a "communist democracy" operated from Switzerland or England, are not recognized principles in United States... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Can a storage unit be liable if your merchandise is damaged by rats and roaches?

Insurance is paid in monthly storage fees. Even though, they are aware of the pests they hold no responsibility in damages

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answered on Oct 2, 2023

Generally, liability for pest damage would be outlined in your rental agreement. If insurance is part of the storage fee, check the policy's terms to see if it covers this type of damage. If the storage facility knew about the pest problem and failed to address it, they might bear some... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: My land lord put the house we were renting on the market to be sold. Could that be a breach in contract?

We were renting month to month. He said if we found another place in the middle of a month that we paid he would reimburse us for the remainder of the month. We decided to move the last day of the month.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Oct 2, 2023

It is unlikely to be a breach of contract unless the lease between you and your landlord expressly prohibits the landlord from selling the house.

Landlords of income-producing property, like rent houses, often sell them to other parties. The presence of an existing tenant with a lease may...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: What type of lawyer can handle seven different areas of law? Mainly around consumer rights.

I had an accident on May 15th and I have several issues with the procedures and what has stemmed from the aftermath. In regards to my finance company, previously lawyer and the insurance company. And they all have different areas of law. So I'm reaching out to try to find a lawyer that can... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 3, 2022

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It might be difficult to find an attorney who meets all seven areas of law on your list, depending on what they are. Instead, it might be easier to find an attorney who deals with the major areas of importance.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: A 30 day period is given to a defendant to submit an answer to a complaint; Should the time include weekends/holidays?

In the State of Mississippi, for civil litigation, it is outlined in MRCP Rule 6 (Time) how to compute time. It mentions if the amount of time is less than 7 days, intermediate Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays are excluded from the time period. It does not mention verbatim an other time... View More

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answered on Feb 6, 2022

The time does include weekends and holidays; however, the rules also speak to whether the deadline to file an answer falls on a weekend or recognized holiday.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Education Law for Mississippi on
Q: I moved and am now 43 miles from my school, I was told that I cannot break my teaching contract

I'm in Mississippi

Hiten H. Patel
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answered on Nov 11, 2021

Possibly, however it depends on the contract. I would need more information regarding the language in the contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Elder Law for Mississippi on
Q: What type of lawyer specialty would held a client who had a 'Visiting Angles' caregiver steal from them?

Incident occured in Hattisburg, MS.

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
answered on Sep 17, 2021

Any Mississippi lawyer can help you with this issue; however, if you are alleging that someone stole from you or a family member, the thing to do would be to contact law enforcement to file a complaint with them so that an investigation and arrest can be completed. If you are looking to recoup the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: Would I be able to break my lease?

moved in 4/26, had a leak in bathroom 5/1 from upstairs neighbor AC. Contractor came out 5/10 and did not fix it properly. Had another leak 5/29 worse than the first time that now has mold outside the vent and inside. Nobody has yet to fix. I filed a complaint to MS Home Corporation and a inspector... View More

William R. Wright
William R. Wright
answered on Jul 17, 2021

Without a lawyer reviewing your lease, there is no way to competently give you an answer to your question about breaking your lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Business Law for Mississippi on
Q: In biz when policy/procedures (rules/regs) are written, "reasonable" must be defined or examples given. Why not here?

I can't see if this question is linked to the topic I was researching. It concerned cemetery law. 2013 Mississippi Code, Title 41 - PUBLIC HEALTH, Chapter 43 - CEMETERIES AND BURIAL GROUNDS, CEMETERY LAW

§ 41-43-47 - Cemetery rules and regulations

Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton
answered on Apr 28, 2021

In law, reasonableness is subjective and dependent upon the particular circumstances and people involved, so cannot be broadly defined.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: if pulled over and drugs found does the cop need to issue a traffic ticket to justify pc
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answered on May 16, 2020

Not necessarily. The only thing that the officer would need to establish would be that he had a reason to suspect that you violated a traffic law. That being said, the search of your vehicle could be challenged, because there is a particular process that the officer would need to follow in order to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: I bonded a friend out and paid $1000 cash. Turns out they made a mistake and he had a hold. Can I get my $ back

I bonded a friend out of jail and paid the bonds person $1000. Not even 12 hours later they picked him back up and said he wasnt ever supposed to be bonded out because he had a hold with the department of corrections. Can I get my $1000 back? Who regulates bond companies?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Mar 11, 2020

Unless you can convince the bond guy to return your money you are out of luck. Why? Because they will say that they did their job--kept your friend out of stir--and are entitled to keep the bond you paid. Lesson learned: Don't bond out any more friends.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: I am trying to break my lease but they do not have any regulations for me breaking my lease in the lease agreement?

They want me to pay the remaining balance but that doesn’t seem correct.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jan 11, 2020

You posted in Contracts, and you are correct. A lease is a contract. But if you reposted under Landlord-Tenant, you might have a better chance of a Mississippi L-T attorney seeing your question. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: What code provisions govern school-teacher employment contracts?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 4, 2019

Contracts was a good selection for your question, but it remains open for three weeks. Because such a contract involves employment, it's something that an employment law attorney would know best. You could repost and add Employment Law as a category. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Estate Planning for Mississippi on
Q: Can I legally have a power of attorney changed?

My fiancee is incarcerated,and will be for 2 more years.he signed a power of attorney,and it was notorized but not filed at the court.can he change his power of attorney to another person?if so,how?

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answered on Aug 27, 2019

There is no requirement to "file" a power of attorney with the "court". A competent adult can always change their power of attorney by creating a new power of attorney that revokes all prior powers of attorney. Notice of revocation should be given to the agents who are being... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Collections for Mississippi on
Q: I tried to call Aaron’s to get their furniture but they haven’t showed up for 5 months can they sue me for this??

I called them to pick it up because i could not afford the payment anymore but they have not showed up for 5 months

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Aug 12, 2019

Yes. Why? Because--unless the "rent to buy" contract you signed allows you to cancel the contract at anytime--and also requires Aaron's to come pick it up ate your convenience you are stuck with the furniture--and stuck with the contract too. Enjoy.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Contracts, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Mississippi on
Q: Hello, I am considering pursuit of any money delagated to lamar county residents for compensation of the salmon and re

Ated projects. The cancer rate, effects on soil, water, animals, and children.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 23, 2019

As a starting point, you could contact an environmental attorney or toxic tort attorney in Mississippi and ask if they would give you a free initial consultation. Keep in mind that these types of cases could require considerable budgets. They can involve costly soil and water sampling and analysis... View More

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