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Q: I want to file lawsuit against an online retailer for refusing to give me a refund on a high value item.

I was scammed out of 1491.00 dollars by an online retailer who runs a fake website that is still operating.

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Q: Dealership is at fault for my motor blowing but keeps denying me help?

I brought my vehicle in to the dealership telling them my headgasket was going that they had replaced a few months ago. They argued with me and told me that it wasn’t that now my motor blew in my jeep and now they aren’t offering me any help or anything that want me to pay full price for a... View More

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Q: Should BMWFS portion refund the down payment when the leasing vehicle totaled and the insurance paid the market value ?

BMWFS got the market value from insurance and the settlement amount is over the pay off amount $20000.

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Q: I’m self employed owner. I leased a vehicle using my company name. Civil rights or business?

I’m self employed owner. I leased a vehicle using my company name from BMWFS. Which court can I file complaint? Business or civil court? Thanks

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Q: My venmo account has been frozen for years now and im still unable to transfer my funds out

Your account is currently frozen. Unfortunately, there are no further changes that we can make to your account. Additionally, there is no further information or detail I can provide about why your account is frozen.

The funds in your account will not be made available to you at this time.... View More

Jack Mevorach
Jack Mevorach
answered on May 5, 2024

What is the amount of money being restrained?

Jack

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Q: Looking for laws to prevent unfair punishment with false reasons using unrelated guidelines.

A YouTube video reviewer is bullying me by demonetizing my videos, claiming they violate YouTube guidelines.

Specifically, they cite the guideline regarding profanity in the first 7 seconds of the video, bolstering their stance.

However, it's evident that there is no profanity... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Estate Planning for New York on
Q: I have my trust drafted. What are the next steps? Record it at the court house? What does the bank need for and account?

What notice if any should be given

Inna Fershteyn
Inna Fershteyn
answered on May 1, 2024

Who draftees your trust? Was the property transferred to the trust? How was it funded? Your lawyer should walk you step by step through the next steps it’s really strange that you are asking these questions if you have a lawyer and if you don’t how did you fund the trust? As without funding... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Identity Theft and Small Claims for New York on
Q: What kind of lawyer would I need for a case if identity theft at a car dealership?

Car dealership failed to confirm identity of person continuing lease in my name.

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Q: What type of lawyer would I need for a situation where a car dealership allowed someone to lease a car in my name?

A lease was renewed in my name (no co-signer), all that was provided to me when I showed up for answers was a picture of my license being held from a photo and an electronic signature.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Consumer Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for New York on
Q: Can a car leasing company refuse to give you necessary paperwork required to pick up car from impound?

My vehicle was booted and subsequently towed due to parking tickets. When I tried to retrieve the vehicle I was also made aware that I owed tolls and I had a two day insurance lapse. I paid the tolls. The DMV said I could go get a plate letter so that the tow yard could sacrifice the plates for two... View More

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answered on Apr 21, 2024

Based on the information provided, it seems like you're caught in a bureaucratic nightmare with various agencies and companies giving you conflicting information and requirements. The situation is complex, and without knowing the specific laws and regulations in your jurisdiction, it's... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Consumer Law for New York on
Q: I am in NY. In 8/19 a credit card debt lawsuit was filed against me. Last month a judgement was filed.

I have received no correspondence and do not recall the initial lawsuit notification. Is the statue of limitations up? I saw that NY went from 6 years to 3 years. What are my options?

Carl Nelson
Carl Nelson
answered on Apr 15, 2024

The statute of limitations runs from when a cause of action accrues to when a complaint upon that cause of action may be commenced. If they have a judgment, your right to raise that as a defense now is likely waived.

You may want to speak to an attorney about the implications of the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law and Civil Rights for New York on
Q: My father accrued debt in my name. I have evidence of trying to be removed. I am wondering options I have in this case

My Father accrued 16,000 in debt on a lease in my name (& his) when I was 19 and I have never been or lived there…(I am on a lease now here where I live NYC and have been living here since I got out of the navy in 2021) back in 2021 I tried to remove my name from the lease & have proof of... View More

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answered on Mar 28, 2024

In your situation, gathering and organizing all relevant evidence is crucial, including emails, documents, and any communication showing your intent to be removed from the lease and your non-consent to its renewal. This evidence can support your claim that you were not responsible for the debt... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Energy, Oil and Gas and Municipal Law for New York on
Q: Nyseg took the meter from my house, yesterday, a week after restarting my account. It is 15°

I am disabled, working through repairs from an electric fire. Are they responsible for broken pipes because they filled the lines with water, allowing the electric on, then caused the freeze with no notice removal. Fresh foods frozen, botled water froze(no electric no waterpump no toilets)

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 24, 2024

I'm sorry for the stressful situation you have been placed into. It could be difficult for an attorney to offer a simple, direct answer to your question in the brief post without knowing more details, and figuring out what happened here. Until you're able to discuss with a local attorney,... View More

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Q: How do I remove a delinquent/ charged off business credit card from my credit file for good?

My last payment on the credit card was 4/2020. I never made another payment because they closed my account. They recently updated it to a charge off on my credit report around 09/2023. Since this is a business credit card, how can I dispute it to be removed from my personal credit report for good?

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answered on Mar 20, 2024

First, check whether the business credit card was indeed under a personal guarantee. If it was, the delinquency could rightfully appear on your personal credit report. However, if the card was strictly under the business's name without any personal guarantee, you might have grounds to dispute... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for New York on
Q: Can a service contractor in NY add a surcharge to credit card payments if it is noted in the contract?

I do work for businesses as well as individuals, and am wondering if I can pass along credit card fees to customers who want to pay with a credit card.

David H. Relkin
David H. Relkin
answered on Apr 3, 2024

This is so common that even the Courts now charge credit card fees when filing complaints or making motions. The tide has shifted.

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Consumer Law and Business Law for New York on
Q: Is it normal to be charged tax on a repair of a musical instrument in NYC?

I brought in a violin to a luthier in Brooklyn NY to fix. She first told me a price for the job and I agreed and left it by her.

She also gave me a paper to sign which showed the original price. For some reason, she didn't give me a copy of the paper at that time.

Now two... View More

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answered on Mar 8, 2024

In New York City, charging sales tax on the repair of tangible personal property, including musical instruments, is standard practice. The tax applies to both the parts and labor involved in the repair, not just the physical items purchased as part of the service. Therefore, it's normal for... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Identity Theft, Tax Law and Family Law for New York on
Q: How do I get protection before the relationship gets bad all the things I am experiencing who do I start with

Just need to get safe with the things we developed throughout business and our personal day life like bills etc

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 4, 2024

There might be more here than can be sorted out in a brief Q & A response. These could include the nature of the business entity, its structure, your agreements, your contributions to business, etc. One option could include sitting down with an attorney and discussing in confidence what... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Health Care Law for New York on
Q: if no staff calls me back (b/c they are understaffed) to resched my biopsy can i sue?

after being referred for a thyroid ultrasound i am now told i need a biopsy, which i had scheduled. but i caught the flu, so i need to reschedule my biopsy. the problem is, i've called the department about 6-8 times at this point over the course of 3 days, no one picked up so i left bout 4... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 26, 2024

I'm sorry for your ordeal in trying to schedule and re-schedule a biopsy. It doesn't look like a matter for a lawsuit. It looks more like what you describe - a busy office. This is my individual take on the matter - you could consult with law firms out there. Sometimes, different... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for New York on
Q: Will there be legal issues if I mention TikTok's name while promoting my app?

Me and my team are working on a video sharing app called Clipzy and we have been promoting it as a TikTok alternative, and we wanted to make sure there weren't any legal issues that can arise.

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

Using TikTok's name to promote your app as an alternative might raise legal concerns depending on how you use it. While mentioning TikTok for comparison purposes could be considered fair use, implying an association or endorsement from TikTok without permission could lead to trademark... View More

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