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Q: Can someone sue you in small claims court for money they did not pay taxes on

I received a certified letter for Lady. I worked back in December today she paid me another table and did not take taxes out. This is the first time I’ve heard from her. Should send her a certified letter back or ignore this. She saying I owe her money.

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: Hey if I am not on the lease and have an ESA animal does the landlord have to accept it in North Carolina?

I help pay bills on the property but the lease says they would have to call and tell the rent man I came but they didn't, but the rent man knows I'm here and gave the okay for me to stay

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Probate for North Carolina on
Q: If u and ur sister inherite a house she living in it I'm not can I move in it or can I make her leave it's her and 3 kid

It's her and her oldest kids that think everything is theirs

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answered on Jan 28, 2024

If you are now a co-owner you do have the right to live in the house. If you cannot cohabit with your sister peacefully then you have the right to petition a court to force the sale of the house and split the proceeds. That threat might be enough to convince her to buy you out because litigation... View More

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Q: How do I file a motion for default judgement in a civil case in NC.

The clerk of court signed the Entry of Default in a civil case as the first step. Now I to get a hearing in front of the judgement to ask for the second step , which is default Judgement.

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answered on Jan 19, 2024

To file a motion for default judgment in a civil case in North Carolina, you need to follow specific procedures. After the clerk of court signs the Entry of Default, indicating that the defendant has failed to respond within the specified timeframe, you can proceed to the next step. Typically, you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for North Carolina on
Q: neighbor videoed my 2 year old daughter while she was standing naked in our doorway on our property what can I do
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answered on Jan 11, 2024

If your neighbor videotaped your two-year-old daughter while she was naked on your property, this is a serious concern that may involve privacy and child protection laws. In North Carolina, it's illegal to photograph or record a minor in a state of undress without consent, and this can... View More

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Q: Virginia college has been sued and my address has changed how do I make sure I receive my payment

My address has changed since this lawsuit has been in the courts I have finally received papers on it how do I make sure that I received my payment and not someone else claiming to be me

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

To ensure that you receive any payments related to the lawsuit against a Virginia college, you should promptly update your address with the court handling the case. Notify the court clerk and provide them with your new address in writing. It's crucial to do this as soon as possible to avoid... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for North Carolina on
Q: I want to sue a hospital for admitting me for refusing medication when I did nothing to go to the hospital

My mother ivc me in a mental behavioral hospital 3 times for nothing I did. I tried to tell the hospital that I didn't do anything but instead they started me on medication. I know have a constitutional right not to take medication. The 3rd time I went to the hospital I refuse injection... View More

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answered on Jan 8, 2024

To pursue legal action against a hospital for what you believe to be wrongful admission and treatment, you should first consult with an attorney experienced in medical malpractice or healthcare law. They can help you understand whether you have a viable case based on the specifics of your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Personal Injury for North Carolina on
Q: Drive thru window hot coffee spilled on my hands and lap through out the front driver seat do to the lid not being close
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 3, 2024

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for five weeks. If you have medical records, you could gather them and try to arrange a free initial consult with a North Carolina attorney. I hope you're okay. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: I've been mentally tormented and tortured through vigilance from the community and feds and local authorities how can I

I've been told through synthetic telepathy I am under investigation. I've been attacked every second of the day. Using HIGHLY ILLEGAL MIND READING TECHNOLOGY,REMOTE NEURAL MONITORING, V2K, been sprayed with Truth Serum and attacked by community vigilance. I continue to get blamed for... View More

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answered on Jan 4, 2024

It sounds like you are going through a very distressing and complicated situation. If you believe you are being unjustly surveilled or harassed by local authorities or other entities, it is important to gather as much tangible evidence as possible. This could include documenting instances of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Legal Malpractice for North Carolina on
Q: If an opposing law firm (plaintiff) breaks 2 state laws in various civil cases, can I sue for damages?

I had a law firm break 2 state laws (letter of the laws, blatant) in process of various court proceedings against me. They also requested for NC State to break 1 of it's own laws to get the outcome they seek (NC state hasn't broken these laws, yet. If they did, it would be a 14th... View More

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Oct 21, 2023

The method to address opposing counsel’s actions is within the case, not a separate lawsuit.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Probate for North Carolina on
Q: Father in law passed away and my wife and I are listed as Joint tenants with full right of survivorship.

My wife’s brother is the executor of the will. We are selling the house that I am making the mortgage payments on. The mortgage is in my father in laws name and the executor is demanding that all proceeds go into the deceased estate and he is entitled to 1/3 after he settles the estate using the... View More

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answered on Sep 22, 2023

You will need to post this under Florida real estate law.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property and Business Law for North Carolina on
Q: I am wondering about the viability of an idea I've had for a platform to crowdfund litigation.

The idea is pretty straightforward: It would be a platform that allows for firms or individual lawyers to post meritorious cases in need of funding, once a case is posted investors will be able to browse through them and pledge money to cases they think will yield them a future ROI. The value I see... View More

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answered on Aug 29, 2023

Your idea falls within the realm of litigation finance, a growing field that faces various ethical and legal considerations, including the potential for champerty or maintenance. Transparency and thorough due diligence would be essential in structuring your platform to ensure it complies with the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for North Carolina on
Q: There's a discrepancy between what my lease requires me to pay and what I'm asked to pay, and I need advice.

My lease implies that electricity is not paid for directly by the tenant (in the utility addendum, electricity is not checked off, whereas the other utilities that I do have to pay are. Further, the "Special Provisions" section of that addendum reads, "If electric account rolls to... View More

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answered on Aug 21, 2023

Hire an attorney to review your lease in full and they can give you specific advice.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Construction Law for North Carolina on
Q: If I was 2 hours away from being done I called and the home owner told me to not come back and he kept my tools and didn

Didn't pay me . Told me he would press charges if I contacted him . I priced the job at $3,000 I was only 2 hours from being done the next day of when I called the next day he complained and told me not to come back now he refuses to pay for the work that has been completed

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Jul 24, 2023

Send the homeowner a demand letter for the amount owed for work done so far and the value of the tools that he has in his possession. State that he may return the tools to you within 5 days and if he returns them in the same condition they were in with no damage, he will still owe you $x for the... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for North Carolina on
Q: Does the statue of limitations restart just because the credit company has filed a lawsuit?

Their initial civil lawsuit was submitted in 2021 but their request for default judgment against me was denied by the judge. They have requested an appeal to the denial of the judgment request and that is still pending even though the time barred started in 2023. Can the lawsuit get dismissed after... View More

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Jul 12, 2023

The filing date of the lawsuit controls the statute of limitation and it has been preserved while on appeal even though so many years has passed. Therefore, if the lawsuit was filed prior to the day the statute of limitation passed, it was filed on time, and it remains filed on time now. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for North Carolina on
Q: Is there a secret to finding a lawyer that will at least take the time to talk to me about a controversial issue?

I have been trying to find a lawyer to help me sue government officials. After a lot of researching, I believe there is a good argument for waiving sovereign immunity and government approval to sue.

I cannot find a single lawyer that will be willing to help me or even talk to me. Are there... View More

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answered on May 15, 2023

There is no secret. You could try searching phrases like:

"North Carolina government litigation attorney"

"Sue North Carolina government officials"

"North Carolina lawsuit against government officials"

"How to sue/Can I sue North...
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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Civil Litigation for North Carolina on
Q: Can i sue someone's car insurance company if their dog jumps out of their car and attacks my dog in my yard?

Not only did it injure my dog, but I hurt my knee breaking up the attack. She has not paid the vet bill and is very hostile. I believe that is the only way I can get paid since she rents.

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

Like most US states, North Carolina does not allow you to directly sue another person’s automobile insurance company.

You would have to sue the owner of the dog.

It is also unlikely that the owner’s automobile insurance covers an attack by their pet. That type of occurrence is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for North Carolina on
Q: Can anyone refer me to an attorney to file a civil suit in wake county to get back 2 vehicles I consigned to a dealer.

DMV said I need a lawyer for "claim and delivery" for vehicles. DMV investigated and put a block on my 2 titles so he cannot sell them. In early March DMV officer K.F. Dalton told the dealer (who permanently lost his dealer license in Nov 2022) to return my vehicles but he ignored them... View More

N'kia (NLN)
N'kia (NLN)
answered on Mar 30, 2023

Claim and delivery is not an issue that comes up every day, like traffic tickets. So, most attorneys will go their entire career without ever handling one of these.

However, if you're specifically looking for an attorney who already has experience, you might try an online search for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: I bought a car a the salesmen forged my name on several documents. What's can I do and is the contact void!

And can I recoup the money I paid in?

N'kia (NLN)
N'kia (NLN)
answered on Mar 31, 2023

You may have civil claims, criminal claims, or both. A civil judge may be able to declare the contract void. A criminal judge may not be able to declare the contract void but may be able to provide other types of relief, like ordering the defendant to pay restitution. However, the best options and... View More

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