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0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Car Accidents and Lemon Law for Ohio on
Q: My husband and I bought a used 2008 Chevy Colorado from budget Is carmart in Akron. We test drove it it looked great .

So we got a lian for $5000 gave budget car budget car mart 1200 down and thought we were fine. This was one month ago. When we got the E check they said we did need the evac fuse so we took it to Firestone and Firestone said they would not even put it on the lift because the frame was totaled on... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Q: I created a video for a non profit organization and thought the song with free

i created a video for a client that is a non-profit. She had a limited budget and I was searching online for a song to use in the background of her video. I found a site that was for music for nonprofits. It allowed me to download the song but I did not know that it was not free. The video as been... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation for Ohio on
Q: I bought a house 3 years ago. There was no disclosure at closing that a in ground pool was buried in yard. I now have

a sink hole in the yard where the pool was. What can I do? Are there legal avenues to take?

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Ohio on
Q: I just found out the car I financed a year ago has a salvage title, this was not told to me. Illegal? I want money back

nothing is in my paperwork about a salvage title. I would not have bought the car if I knew it had a salvage title. All I want is to return the car and get all of my money back. Do I have a case? should I send a demand letter?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on
Q: Hello sir. I bought a puppy in early august for 600$ everything was fine then theytext me dog was sick and i had to pay

I had to pay 450$ then as the month goes on no dog i had to pay for food was200 then it went 300 . now they wont a special crate for 800 but the lady i bought the from said she pay300 then he told he demanded his money he calling the police for abanden thdog i called the dublin ohio police they... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 17, 2021

No question is asked here. For guidance on your specific situation you will need to sit down with an attorney to review the facts in detail. There are numerous additional factors that will need to be evaluated to determine what rights you may have.

Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: How I do I get my things back?

Hello! My ex-fiancé told me after we broke up that he would bring me my things as I left quite a bit at the apartment we shared. It has been over 4 months now and he has not brought me my things or responded to my texts. I don’t mind having to go get my things but I don’t know if I can legally... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 17, 2021

I suggest contacting the landlord and coordinating a time to obtain your things. You can also reach out to law enforcement as they often act as a peacekeeper to ensure no issues arise while you are retrieving your things.

Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Ohio on
Q: How many dogs can a single household house in the city of Westerville Ohio?

I'm curious because I would like to care for dogs in my home and wanted to know what the city deemed appropriate for one household. I figured if I knew the number it may help my application for a variance or special use permit. I personally would never house more than 5 dogs at one time. Thank you!

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 17, 2021

There are multiple factors here that need to be considered based on the facts you provided. I suggest sitting down with a business or real estate attorney in or adjacent to Westerville. For your reference, the City Ordinances can be found at the URL below.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: How long does a property mgmt company have to fix a broken elevator? It's been 6 weeks.

This is the only elevator in a 5 story building.

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 17, 2021

I would suggest reviewing the contract between the Owner of the Building and the property management company to see what the terms of service require. Beyond that, you would need to evaluate the particular circumstances to see if there is good cause for the delay. If not, there may be a breach of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Ohio on
Q: Sole owner of home passes away without a will. Daughter and son-in-law have lived there for 5 years. Whats next

The mother paid mortgage, son-in-law and daughter paid all utilities, maintained home while also giving her care. What rights does daughter have? Daughter does have a brother who lives elsewhere

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on Sep 16, 2021

Unless the home was in a Trust, or there was a transfer on death beneficiary for the residence, it will have to go through probate. The heirs at law will be the ones to inherit the home. See Section 2105.06 of the Ohio Revised Code for breakdown. (link below). If someone else gets the home some... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Collections for Ohio on
Q: Found out there is an old civil judgement from 2003. Went dormant in 2008. Can it be revived in 2021?

It is from an old credit card. Started getting collection notices a month ago. I want to know if the debtor can take legal action

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Ohio on
Q: I9 question

I became a citizen 3 days ago and have to wait at least 10 days to update my SSN. I have to fill out an I9 for a new job. Should I select permanent resident or citizen? My permanent resident card was still valid but I had to surrender it upon taking the oath. Thank you.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 15, 2021

If you legally became U.S. Citizen after an oath ceremony you have to state USC and cannot write LPR, Social Security Number notwithstanding.

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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Q: My fiancé is being held in Tri County Jail, Mechanicsburg, Oh on a warrant from Hamilton Co. Indiana. No bond or bail

I need to know how long the other state has to pick him up and if anything can be done to get him out. He has been there since 9/6/21. He is being held on a warrant issued in 2019. He had no idea about it and thought a previous lawyer had taken care of this issue. Any help would be appreciated

2 Answers | Asked in Elder Law and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: My mother and I own a home jointly with a survivorship. My mother passed away, Can medicaid take my home?
Moshe Toron Esq
Moshe Toron Esq answered on Sep 14, 2021

Medicaid could put a lien on half of the house in order to recoup any funds they paid on behalf of your mother. This is assuming she was in a nursing home or received nursing home waiver services or received Medicaid benefits after age 55.

However, if you took care of your mother for 2...
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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: DEA came in my dads veterinary clinic with no warrant. Interrogated one of his employees, seized all my dads medicines.

Got my dad to sign a form he took 60 of his own pills and took his narcotics licensure. Asked him for proof of all his drug sales within 3 days. What will be consequences will he lose his business. He is 77 and only wanted to practice veterinary medicine 2 more years if that. He has never done... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Ohio on
Q: Bit by dog at work, owner never filed report to police. Been 6 days and no vaccination records even. Should I sue?

Bite happened on the job. They didn’t think I needed to go to the hospital so I took myself the next morning for tetanus shot and got antibiotics. Work didn’t even contact the owner for 3 days to discuss attack. Been over 6 days and I have no vaccination records, no doctor bills paid and am... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Can my landlord change terms of my signed lease?

My lease is up next month and on the signed lease it states “after lease end date, lease will go month-to-month” (vs signing for another full year) “until either party gives 60 day notice to move). My landlord send me a new copy of the lease to sign, where it is a lease for another full year.... Read more »

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Sep 14, 2021

Well, they can’t really get out of the month to month provision but a month to month lease is subject to renegotiation every month so they could say the rent is going up and not renew you unless you agree to the higher rent.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Can a 30 day notice be given via text message?

We are month to month at our current residence and our landlord gave us a 30 day notice via text message. Does this legally hold up? We are having a very hard time finding any rentals in our area and I was kind of hoping this might buy us a little more time to find something since the landlord is... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 14, 2021

Typically, it must be "in writing," which means on paper given to tenant, posted on the tenant's door, etc. But it depends on what your lease says or what your local court will accept as an effective lease termination notice. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney who... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Ohio on
Q: In second week of biweekly pay period, I was suspended Monday, fired Wednesday. Can they pay me minimum wage for 1st Wk?

Salary 50,000 $24/hr

Worked all hours 40(+) previous week.

Paid $8.80 for 45 hours on last check

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