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0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Products Liability and Wrongful Death for Oregon on
Q: I am a fleet manager for a rental car company. What is the liability for patching gas tanks and renting cars out?

I cannot find any reputable shop to perform this job.

The gas tank is plastic and not metal.

I have expressed my concerns and have been overruled by management and instructed to proceed.

We have found a non-certified individual to work as a 1099 to perform the repairs... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Oregon on
Q: Who do I contact as a U.S Citizen who has contacted every office including the USDOJ for misconduct in the his State

I'm a U.S Citizen in Oregon that since 2016 was charged with a crime I didn't commit and while incarcerated was appointed an attorney from the courts to represent me. Additional charges were stacked against me by the prosecutor with threats of being convicted of the original charge and... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Oregon on
Q: I am a Post University student, and this scenario is an assignment. It is a contract between two parties.

Two associates were to contract to build a house. Before the meeting, associate two was nervous and drank a bottle of champagne. They signed the original contract. When they met before the closing, associate 2 made associate one aware of this, and he threatened her of fraud to rescind. Then... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Oregon on
Q: What do I do if we only have a scanned copy of my dad's will?

My dad passed in 2005 and a few years ago we learned that there are some outstanding PERS benefits. But to process the required paperwork, we need a certfied copy of his will. And we only have a scanned copy of it.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Dec 1, 2022

Get a certified copy of the Will at whatever Probate Court it was filed. If the Will was not probated, then it means nothing.

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2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Oregon on
Q: What do I do if we only have a scanned copy of my dad's will?

My dad passed in 2005 and a few years ago we learned that there are some outstanding PERS benefits. But to process the required paperwork, we need a certfied copy of his will. And we only have a scanned copy of it.

Theressa Hollis
Theressa Hollis
answered on Dec 2, 2022

It is unlikely that a certified copy of your father's Will is what is needed. If no beneficiary was named by your father for the PERS benefits then a probate is likely what will be required. Depending on the value of the PERS benefits you might be able to file a Small Estate Affidavit. Then... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Oregon on
Q: Q: I am a Post University student, and this scenario is an assignment. It is a contract between two parties.

Two associates were to contract to build a house. Before the meeting, associate two was nervous and drank a bottle of champagne. They signed the original contract. When they met before the closing, associate 2 made associate one aware of this, and he threatened her of fraud to rescind. Then... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Massive cockroach infestation, landlord is not doing anything about it. What are my options? Could I sue?

I have lived here for almost a year now and the roaches were already an issue prior to me moving in. I was not aware of the infestation until after I signed my lease. I have video of roach coming coming out the heater same night i moved in. I reported it to management and to this day I have only... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Libel & Slander for Oregon on
Q: I’m trying to see if I have a wrongful termination case. Also if I have passed the statute of limitations. I’m in Oregon

At the end of January 2022 I was fired. The official reason was “exercising their at-will rights”. What they told was there was a post on social media implying someone was leaving their job. No names were shared in said post. They just assumed it was me and therefore chose to fire me.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: If I hurt someone on accident, can they make me pay their medical bills?

I accidentally shot a girl in the face with an air soft gun at a fraternity party and she was injured. There was drinking involved with all parties. They are now making me pay their medical bills. I am wondering if they can do this and if the other parties would also be liable. There were other... Read more »

Brad  Holbrook
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answered on Nov 29, 2022

I am sorry for the circumstances of the shooting. Guns and drnking are not a healthy combination and lead to a lot of accidental shootings. In short, it would be my opinon that you are liable to pay for any medical treament that is reasonable, customary, and necessary, and for any and all... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oregon on
Q: How do I go about getting a paternity test? Another man signed the birth certificate. But I believe I’m the father.

I was told I was the father during the pregnancy. I was incarcerated. While incarcerated she stopped talking to me and told people she had a stillborn. After I got out I found out she actually has the baby. Another man’s name is on the certificate but I believe in the father.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Oregon on
Q: How do I add my daughters name to the deed to my home?
Theressa Hollis
Theressa Hollis
answered on Nov 28, 2022

It is possible to simply sign a Deed adding your daughters' names to your home. However, in general this is not the best way to accomplish your estate planning. For example, once you add your daughters' names they are now owners of the property along with you. This means that you have... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: Do Oregon labor laws apply to an Oregon employee if court venue & jurisdiction is in another state?

Do Oregon labor laws, like ORS 653.295 on non-compete, apply if a release of claims, required for severance, requires employee to waive objections to venue and personal jurisdictiion and legal action will be brought in Wisconsin?

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: Is it legal to send an aggressive but non threatening employee home in oregon?

I am a restraunt assistant Manager & have a couple employees that think its ok to come yelling at me & being aggressive but not threatening me with words. They think they don't have to listen to me when I send them home for this behavior. My mgr says we can't make them go home if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Can I move out of my rented room without notice, or do I legally have to give 30 day notice? I did not sign a lease

I live in a house and rent a room. I did not sign a lease prior to moving in a year ago. I am about to move and I'm wondering if I need to give 30 days notice? Or if I can leave whenever because I didn't sign a lease. I live in Portland Oregon

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Nov 28, 2022

A written lease is not required and makes no difference in this matter. You do not have to give any notice - but you will owe an additional 30 days rent. If you give just 15 days written notice (it must be in writing to be legally valid) before moving out, you would then owe an additional 15 days... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: As a landlord, can I immediately evict a tenant for criminal activity documented by law enforcement?

Tenant was arrested for auto theft and credit card fraud.

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Nov 28, 2022

IF the acts complained of were committed on or in the immediate vicinity of the rental premises, then likely yes with a 24 hour written notice. Note that just because the police arrest someone, they have not yet been proven guilty so you might be challenged in an eviction procedure to prove it.

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Do I need a lawyer? And are there any bro Bono?

I am a single mom currently with. No income. I was married in June which I think is a voidable marriage.... But have been dealing with gaslighting and mental and physical abuse... The spouse got a restraining order. N had me removed from my house that's in my mom's name. And put me... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes for Oregon on
Q: Can a parole officer do a suprise polygraph test?

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