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Q: Statue of limitations

I have an old debt with Chrysler for a repossession in 2001. I have not received anything on this since 2003. Today this man called my son and said he needed information on me to Serve papers for a lawsuit. So I called and I said I wanted to settle debt and he said it's for Chrysler and I said... Read more »

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Q: Statue of limitations

I have an old debt with Chrysler for a repossession in 2001. I have not received anything on this since 2003. Today this man called my son and said he needed information on me to Serve papers for a lawsuit. So I called and I said I wanted to settle debt and he said it's for Chrysler and I said... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: We recently moved out of a rental. The initial deposit was $800 of which the landlord returned $500.

It has been well over 31 days since we turned the property back over to the landlord. The only “written” itemized accounting we have received was via Facebook Messenger and/or email. It was not personally delivered or mailed.

They have claimed they’re withholding the additional $300... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Sep 22, 2021

You should sue for the $1600. If he wants the $500, let him counter Sue you for it - and prove it in court. That said, you may want to think about having an attorney represent you in regular court instead. The landlord has no incentive to do anything but go to trial in small claims. In regular... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law, Employment Law, Business Law and Employment Discrimination for Oregon on
Q: My friend has recently been unemployed after refusing to get vaccinated due to health conditions.

I just have a question regarding my friend, she has been working at a private clinic/company for a few years, but has recently been unemployed due to refusing to be vaccinated for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Very unfortunate to her health condition the doctor strictly told her that this vaccine... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oregon on
Q: how do I find or get legal POA papers/documents to have a inmate sign and notarized to manage their financial accounts

A loved one who is being detained in the county jail in which he also happens to be my business partner has requested and agreed to sign me as power of attorney over him during the time that he is incarcerated. He is facing multiple charges most serious is a 2nd degree murder charge but on top of... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: Is it Legal for an employer to put up a sign saying they start at a certain rate when their employees do not make that?

My work put up a sign saying a position starts at $17.25/hr. I work the position and only make $15.48/hr. My employer told a coworker that it’s because we work 32 hours a week instead of 40.

Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert answered on Sep 22, 2021

Yes. State and federal wage laws only require that you be paid at least minimum wage for all hours worked.

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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination for Oregon on
Q: I work for a school district and I am currently 36 weeks pregnant. I am not due till October 16.

I wanted to start maternity leave early and was told to get a doctors note so I did. All doctors note stated was my name when I wanted maternity leave to start and doctors signature. This was before school started, I was told everything was good to go and now three weeks later I get told basically... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Education Law for Oregon on
Q: MY daughters school informed me she needs to be quarantined for 1wk after covid exposure she was in school yesterday

I need to know if there is anything I can do. Can we sue the school for negligence since we weren't informed until today and they've known since last week. They had her on another route on paper so we weren't informed. The same driver was driving the bus today.

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Oregon on
Q: I bought a car signed the contract drove it home on Friday the 17th and the dealer forgot to collect the down.

Today the 20th they called and want it. Do I have to pay it ?

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law, Civil Rights and Employment Discrimination for Oregon on
Q: I was accused of destroying company property. The property that is being claimed I destroyed was 484 Recyclable hangers.

I was fired from my previous job due to claims of breaking and destroying company property. (484 clothing-hangers) I come to find out that many of my colleagues have broken hangers in this facility but was never chastised for those particular hangers. I am also filling a racial discrimination... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oregon on
Q: Filing for divorce, in Oregon both residents. Im the wife am I entitled to alimony, settlements owed .monies?

Married since July 5th 2014 at least still married separated and separate households since October 2018

Husband was soul provider

At the time when we were getting married. We signed, and the wedding official signed document stating husband will pay wife monies out to the wife every... Read more »

Vincent J. Bernabei
Vincent J. Bernabei answered on Sep 20, 2021

In Oregon, there is a legal presumption that the value of any asset, except inheritances or gifts, acquired during the marriage will be shared equally at the time of divorce. Typically in Oregon the court uses the value of assets at the time of divorce, not separation. There are some exceptions.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Who makes the determination (if anyone) as to the livability/habitability of one's home?

Please understand that I am not asking whether I have a case or trying to provide any and all relevant details in the hopes that someone "buys" my story. I know that my home does not meet a number of the elements required for habitability (i..e., I cannot cook due to the lack of a vent... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Sep 18, 2021

ORS 90.320 specifies the minimum habitability standards a rental dwelling must meet. Besides seeking monetary damages, you can also ask a Judge to Order a landlord to repair, with severe penalties if they do not. Review everything with a local landlord-tenant attorney.

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Oregon on
Q: Dad died gf changed all his account info deleted pictures changed all his information on social and banking

He was on a phone plan with a friend. They had 2 diffeent numbers! They waited a week then went and got a sim card for his number and reset all accounts He had pictures of his titles and bills of sales !!! She won't show me and sold most his cars !! Didn't give me any of his stuff but... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Oregon on
Q: My attorney did not produce voicemails or p.i. information during my trial.

What can I do to change the verdict

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: In Portland if a landlord sends someone to do an inspection, can I require them to wear a masking and gloves during?

Have an inspection coming up and I’m worried with COVID know my landlords that they will not follow proper health protocol and I am immuno comprised.

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Sep 17, 2021

Certainly - you are free to put any reasonable requirements you wish upon anyone wanting to enter your home, just tell them ahead of time. If they don't want to comply, refuse entry. If they try to enter anyway, document it and call the police the same as you would for anyone trying to force... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Oregon on
Q: a person owes 16,000 to my mom estate , I am trustee. she started paying , wrote 500. bad checks .what can I do ?

A Neighbor browed $16,000 from my Mother , has had loan for 6 years , only when my mom passed away and I asked about this money did she start to make payments. we made arrangements on what she could pay or said she could. she did not keep her word, and then sent 500. in bad checks in April 2021.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Business Law for Oregon on
Q: If I get a no contact order on my HOA president, can I still go to meetings? I'm not sure how to fix this. Help?

The president of my HOA/his wife (honestly, it's mostly the wife) have been harassing me before I even moved in 3 years ago. What first set them off was my trash bins were delivered a few days prior to move in. This "forced" them to see them past Tuesday, which enraged them. A... Read more »

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