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0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for Washington on
Q: I bought a glock 43 from my local corporate pawn shop under the pretense that it was "Brand new from Glock". It isnt.

3 different employees told me it was brand new but when i took it home and opened it up it was missing the back sight. Rusted inside the slide and dirty, the spring is catching so it doesnt cycle properly and they informed me it was a glock gen 5 its a gen 3. I was lied to and they said all they... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Collections for Washington on
Q: I need to answer a "prejudgment writ of garnishment". What forms do i need to file?

I have forms to answer a writ of garnishment but it asks me to admit or deny numbered paragraphs on the summons. In the prejudgment writ there was no summons so what is the proper form(s) to file an answer on this?

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Q: How do i answer a "prejudgment wit of garnishment" in washington state?

I can only find forms to answer a standard writ of garnishment but since theres no summons there are no paragraphs to admit or deny on the forms.

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Employment Law and Business Law for Washington on
Q: Do expenses and profit % match?

I co-own a LLC. 50/50 Our profit % are different which I'm fine with. But until recently I also thought our expenses to the business applied the same as our profit %. My business partner said this is a typical LLC plan where both owners pay 50/50 of business costs, but the profit % is agreed... Read more »

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Q: Need to know what can be done legally regarding this situation.

I had a judgment in the State of Wisconsin in 1997. It was was for an automobile accident in which alcohol was involved. I later traveled with my job contracts from State to State and went to apply for a driver's license. The driver's license agency in Hawaii, at the time, told me that I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Washington on
Q: Can I sue a store in Canada if I live in the US?

I ordered a product from a small business in Canada and it was never shipped. The owner won't reply to any customers online anymore, and it's too late for a chargeback. Can I sue them in small claims court? If not, what are some other options for me?

0 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Washington on
Q: If a customer gives permission for my business to text 1 to 3 of their friends, would this violate the TCPA/other laws?

These text messages to customers' friends would NOT be for marketing purposes and I would include an "opt-out" option in the message. In my opinion, I don't think any of the text recipients would view these messages as annoying since they would know it's really coming from... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law, Copyright and Internet Law for Washington on
Q: Is it legal to build software that crawls the public Reddit posts of someone and derives statistics/patterns from it?

Basic idea: while browsing online, people come across others that appeal to them in some way (insightful post, match in interests, etc). Normally, a long process of scanning through their content is then needed, to see if they match enough to be worth further effort.

My idea is to create... Read more »

Robert Kost
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Robert Kost
answered on Nov 1, 2021

On the face of it, there is nothing in your proposal that would infringe copyright rights or constitute an invasion of privacy. None of the refinements offered in items 1 to 3 really affect the answer substantially. You will want to look carefully at Reddit's terms of service (including... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Collections, Legal Malpractice and Small Claims for Washington on
Q: A random lawyer sued me for debt that wasn’t mine and I thought it was a scam but I now owe him. Isn’t this illegal?

My fiancé got handed a random court case with my name on it stating I owed debt to places I’ve never been to or had accounts with so I thought it was a scam, but I just got another set of papers in the mail that state I now owe money to this lawyer for the debt and I don’t understand how this... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 16, 2021

A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks, and those court papers your fiancé was handed could have relatively short deadlines by which a response is due. There could be a number of reasons for the court case, one being that someone made fraudulent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Washington on
Q: I am involved in the Playtika Settlement and would like to know when payouts are. I thought they said 60days .

Final hearing was Feb. 11 2021

Adam Savett
Adam Savett
answered on Apr 13, 2021

According to the claims administrator's website:

"You SHOULD receive a check or electronic payment from the Settlement Administrator within 60 days after the Settlement has been finally approved and/or after any appeals process is complete." (emphasis added).

Things...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Washington on
Q: I am involved in the Playtika Settlement case. Trying to find out when payout date is

This involves Wa. State gambling commission and various gambling sites

Adam Savett
Adam Savett
answered on Apr 13, 2021

According to the claims administrator's website:

"You SHOULD receive a check or electronic payment from the Settlement Administrator within 60 days after the Settlement has been finally approved and/or after any appeals process is complete." (emphasis added).

That...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Copyright for Washington on
Q: Is the website PDFDrive legal to use?

I’ve been using it for a day or two now and I’m really scared I’ll face legal repercussions

Steve Charles Vondran
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Steve Charles Vondran
answered on Oct 12, 2020

This is general legal information only and not legal advice. This is a very good question. It appears their site is a bit like google (where you can search for pictures and images. They allow you to search PDF's but this does not necessarily mean you have legal rights to reproduce, share,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Washington on
Q: A major issue is not disclosed to a home buyer by seller at time of purchase, how to recover costs?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 28, 2020

A Washington attorney could best advise, but your question remains open for four weeks. Although your question is straightforward and concise, these matters are not always simple. They could sometimes hinge on whether there was a defect, were representations of any kind made, inspections,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Washington on
Q: we traded in our SUV for another SUV and dealership hasn't paid off our old loan. It's been 4 months, what can we do?

We traded in our old SUV for a newer one, we still owed about 7k on the old loan, dealership has been dragging on that they have sent the payoff and all paperwork needed to our old loan place, but i'm still getting calls from previous lender saying nothing has been sent and were behind 3... Read more »

Ana Maria Del Valle-Aguilera
Ana Maria Del Valle-Aguilera
answered on Jul 24, 2020

You should seek legal counsel immediately. It seems you have been given the round-around by the dealer and this will affect your credit score due to the late payments. If the dealership does not provide you evidence of payment and copy of the paperwork, I would have an attorney contact them... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Civil Rights for Washington on
Q: call a company and they are in a 2 party state and you tell them you do not want the call to be recorded, and they deny

if you call a company and they are in a 2 party state and you tell them you do not want the call to be recorded, and they say then we cannot continue with the call . is this legal? and what are we supposed to do next? we have a account business with them. if something comes up and its urgent or... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Apr 10, 2020

Rather than just give you a short curt answer with no explanation, let's try to reason this situation out, OK?

In case you have not noticed, nearly every business on planet earth is recording every conversation had with every customer, about everything talked about, every day, all...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Business Law for Washington on
Q: I had a brake job done at Les Schwab. One of the Calibers bolts fell out because no lock tight and stripped bolt used.

My children were in the car with me, we were lucky the tire did not seize up on the highway or while driving and the caliber locked the tire up at a stop light.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Mar 20, 2020

A Washington attorney could best advise here, if there were any state consumer laws that might be applicable. But your post remains open for three weeks. There wasn't a question here, but if you are wondering if this gives rise to a legal claim, there doesn't seem to be a significant one.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Collections and Social Security for Washington on
Q: I need to sue ORS in utah for illegally garnishing my concurrent ssd/ssi benefits for 7 years. How do i do this?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Feb 8, 2020

Contact a competent debtors rights attorney near you who can lay out your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Washington on
Q: LG keep trying unsuccessfully to fix my refrigerator since May 8 but they refuse to refund or replace it. What can I do?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 30, 2019

Your question could involve state consumer law issues that a Washington State attorney would know best, but it remains open for four weeks. As a general approach for any jurisdiction, review the warranty information and other contract documentation. Bring your concerns about the number of attempts... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Personal Injury and Products Liability for Washington on
Q: Express Editorial of the Washington Post the week June 12, 2019, DNC and Bernie Sander how I can find court opinion?

Washington Post/Editorial Express in the Week of June

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 3, 2019

I suggest you see if a law librarian at one of DC's law libraries can help you. There isn't enough information there to figure out if it is a case that is being reported or what.

you may have in mind the following which isn't a suit by Sanders but by a group of supporters:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Washington on
Q: How could misapplied mortgage payments found after an agreed tpp be rectified on borrowers behalf?

I found a payment that was applied to principal curtailment that in turn caused late fees and missed payments. Other fees down the road could the error change the outcome of where i am now?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 18, 2019

Yes. Dispute it on your credit report and with the lender. You should get on this ASAP bc it can materially affect your credit rating.

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