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0 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Collections and Small Claims for Maine on
Q: What are my options for getting out of this cosign situation?

I cosigner a car loan a few years ago with my girlfriend at the time. We broke up, and she refused a pay it, and has been on the run to stop ot from getting repossessed. I can't afford to pay it. What are my options? I live in maine.

0 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for California on
Q: This is a quick question. I just wanted to know who would be wrong in this scenario.

Person 1 is holding two boxes of snacks that are identical. Person 1 wants to give one of the boxes to person 2. Person 2 is indecisive and says you can pick whichever one. Person 1 gets infuriated and starts shouting at person 2 to pick a box. Person 2 tells person 1 that they do not want to speak... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for New York on
Q: This is a quick question. I just wanted to know who would be wrong in this scenario.

Person 1 is holding two boxes of snacks that are identical. Person 1 wants to give one of the boxes to person 2. Person 2 is indecisive and says you can pick whichever one. Person 1 gets infuriated and starts shouting at person 2 to pick a box. Person 2 tells person 1 that they do not want to speak... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for New Jersey on
Q: This is a quick question. I just wanted to know who would be wrong in this scenario.

Person 1 is holding two boxes of snacks that are identical. Person 1 wants to give one of the boxes to person 2. Person 2 is indecisive and says you can pick whichever one. Person 1 gets infuriated and starts shouting at person 2 to pick a box. Person 2 tells person 1 that they do not want to speak... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for North Carolina on
Q: This is a quick question. I just wanted to know who would be wrong in this scenario.

Person 1 is holding two boxes of snacks that are identical. Person 1 wants to give one of the boxes to person 2. Person 2 is indecisive and says you can pick whichever one. Person 1 gets infuriated and starts shouting at person 2 to pick a box. Person 2 tells person 1 that they do not want to speak... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for New Jersey on
Q: My dad recently died and I only want an original photo of my grandmother that my dad promised I would get back when he

died. When my Grandmother died I inherited all her apartment furnishings and my Dad asked if he could have it and I said yes if he promised I would get it one day. I have a letter saying I could have it when he died, and my step mother now refuses to give it to me. Is there anyway to get it back? I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Consumer Law and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Q: How do I initiate consumer arbitration against Airbnb/Host?

I've been staying in an Airbnb for over a month and yesterday I found a rodent in my room. The host is refusing to take action, and Airbnb will not give me a refund. The rodent has gotten into my food supply and has been in contact with my luggage, and that's just what I saw. I can't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections and Small Claims for Ohio on
Q: I'm being sued by a creditor I filed an answer with the court myself now I have a pretrial date coming very soon.

I can't afford an attorney and my legal aid consultation appointment is after the pretrial, that's the only date they had available. What defense can I use to stop them from garnishing my paycheck? I feel as though this company lied to the court in their filing they claim that they have a... Read more »

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Nov 23, 2022

Nobody can help you without reading the pleadings and examining the file. Maybe you can buy 30 minutes of an attorney's time before the pre-trial.

0 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Small Claims for North Carolina on
Q: I am attempting to get a refund from an individual (LLC) that stopped responding to all my attempts to contact her that

I paid to convert my porch into a sunroom and did not complete any work. Although I may not be able to get the deposit ($1500), I would like to get the $7000 I paid for the windows (not part of the pre-construction agreement I signed). Orange county NC has a limit of $5000 in small claims court.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for North Carolina on
Q: Hello, my car was towed from my apartment for having outdated tags, but my tags and registration are up to date.

It also wasn’t towed by law enforcement, but by a private company. Can I Sue?

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Used car stuck at dealership for over 30 days. What are my options?

I bought a car used caddilac ct6 80k miles from a dealership and it came with problems unannounced to me including transmission suspension. I bought an extended warranty which covered the transmission failing. I took it to the same dealership to fix. The dealership has been a headace as they have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: During a landscape project the home owner fired me. Are they legally required to pay for materials used so far?

This customer was a problem from the very start. Comparing my methods and approach to youtube videos and telling me I wasn't doing the installation correctly. From then on he constantly complained about every single little step of the project. Eventually Myself and my crew needed a break from... Read more »

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Nov 22, 2022

Did you have a contract with the homeowner? You are entitled to be paid for the work performed and materials delivered to the project. Given that you are only out about $3K, this would be a small claims matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Municipal Law for Indiana on
Q: I have a vehicle that I put in someone else's name for a time and they promised to sign the title back over but won't?

How can I get the title back in my name and out of theirs?

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Nov 22, 2022

Your only hope is to sue them, but I don't know what you'd allege. When you signed the title to them, voluntarily, it became their car. I know this was all verbal. See an attorney and expect to pay a good amount for someone to take your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Small Claims for Puerto Rico on
Q: How do I sue someone who never completed a job that was paid for in full?

I paid an individual to install gates and to pressure wash, apply cement topping and sealant, and to correct all drainage issues. I originally paid half upfront so that he could begin working. Later, he asked for half of the remaining balance because he was going through some issues (sick wife,... Read more »

Rafael  Pagan-Colon
Rafael Pagan-Colon
answered on Nov 21, 2022

Unfortunately, this seems the case of a "no good deed goes unpunished". The Law of Contractor Registry, Law no. 145 of August 10, 1995, as amended, requires that any contractor working on residential properties must file a request to be included in the Puerto Rico Consumer Affairs... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Products Liability and Small Claims on
Q: We had our two vehicles 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder at a Friends House which is a mechanic

To be fixed The Jeep ended up needing a new engine,so he started working on the Pathfinder it's been about 6 months and we've spent at least 500 on parts,well he called and said the Pathfinder had caught fire and is destroyed and it was parked beside our jeep which was also damaged,he... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Municipal Law and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: I currently have a warrant for a crime that I am not fully responsible for. What can I do about it?

The other individual was the person receiving checks from the city of which we reside in. She has been cashing these checks that we're not in her name for over two years (as far as I was told). She used paypal to cash them. One day, she asks me if I could cash one of those checks for her... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: What can I do with the previous owners property left behind in a summer cottage that I bought via foreclosure auction?

Purchased the summer cottage through state of Michigan tax foreclosure auction in September 2022. Neighbors have not seen anyone at cottage in 5+ years. Electric company said meter was removed in 2018. Old furniture, appliances and outdoor grills remain inside. Auction states that personal... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: Tire shop damaged my abs sensor while they changed my tires. how do i get reimbursed for repair i have to make now?

I went to a tire shop to get new tires my car was 100% fine going in i leave and all dashboard lights come on check engine light came on and my speedometer stopped working i go back and tell them and im accused of trying to get free stuff because changing tires would have caused that. He puts his... Read more »

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