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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Once the cancelation documents are signed, how much time does the Real Estate Agent have to file for arbitration?

I used the inspection contingency to cancel the purchase of a home, and the buyer decided not to sign my cancelation and create their own to go into arbitration. The buyer's Agent has not responding to my Agent telephone calls and emails since I signed their cancelation on January 12, 2022.... Read more »

David H. Relkin
David H. Relkin answered on Jan 20, 2022

I think you mean that the seller refused to sign and accept your cancellation of the contract.

Arbitration is exclusively a creature of contract. Unless there is a signed agreement in which you agree to arbitrate any dispute, you would not be required to arbitrate. Similarly, the time in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: My brother and I inherited a house and my sister is mediator. If sold would I be entitled to 1/2 or a 3rd of the value?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 11, 2022

If the Sister also inherited from the Parent, then 1/3 of the net proceeds. I doubt your

Sister is an actual mediator. You may want to hire an attorney to determine heirship, place it of record, then help push the Partition Sale along.

Q: How close is the initial settlement offer to the final from an insurance company? Like night or day?
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich answered on Jan 11, 2022

It depends... on the facts, the injuries, the adjuster, the insurance company, the status of your case, and even the attorney representing you. No random lawyer can answer a question like this without specific details. Consult with an attorney or several attorneys to get a better idea of the... Read more »

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Q: If I was punished twice for 1 crime (double jeopardy), can I get compensated?

I severed almost 5 years on a 23 year sentence, won my appeal and it went back to circuit Court. I accepted a lesser charge for 3 years and it was marked as time served. But I was also made to do 3 years probation and recently was released without incident. Found papers that every day should have... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 10, 2022

No. There is no compensable injury.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Illinois on
Q: Can you tell me more about arbitration and how much my case is worth or the range I should be asking for

I was fired after being hospitalized for my disability.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 2, 2022

An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Here are a few very basic and general facts about arbitration. It can be more economical and quicker than traditional litigation. Certain formalities under civil procedure codes could be eased in the interest of... Read more »

Q: I am a claimant in a probate case. I never received my money.

case is out of los angeles, stanley mosk.

I live in San Diego

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Dec 23, 2021

somehow your missive came up in criminal law section in Palm Springs

4 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Litigation, Collections and Probate for California on
Q: I need a lawyer to help collect on a claim I filed at Stanley Mosk for 186k
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich answered on Dec 23, 2021

Use a find a lawyer feature and look for cole room attorneys.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Colorado on
Q: Hello, I have a question for you .. In 2000 I was very ill and my wife at the time had gotten power of attorney,

( we are still legally married but we are no longer "together") I am now no longer dependent on her to make decisions for me, but wanting to know how, can I tell if the power of attorney is still active. and if it is active how can I cancel it.

Sabra M. Janko
Sabra M. Janko answered on Dec 16, 2021

Hello and happy holidays. If you have not revoked the power of attorney then it is still active. Yo revoke it, you prepare a revocation and provide the revocation to any place that may have a copy of the attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Florida on
Q: What is my responsibility as the seller to property's HOA agreement to mediate?

I sold my property to a corporation. Everything cleared and closed through title. Now HOA is sending me an Agreement to Mediate, stating that the HOA does not allow the property owner to be a corporation. Shouldn't this have been caught by the title company, and never gotten to closing? What... Read more »

Jane Kim
Jane Kim answered on Dec 15, 2021

Typically, HOA receives a copy of the sale and purchase contract prior to closing in order to respond with a letter confirming if there are any outstanding dues do and if there are any special assessments, etc. and to do a credit check on the new owners. Therefore, the HOA must have been on notice.

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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Business Law and Civil Litigation for Maryland on
Q: What recourse do I have when a business refuses to accept a gift card that is still within 4 years of original purchase?

The gift card has fine print, smaller than 12 pt font, indicating that it expires 1 year from purchase.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Dec 15, 2021

Read all about your rights at the following link, and scroll to the end of the page on the link for phone numbers to call. You can also search for a consumer protection lawyer who may be able to take on the case under a consumer protection statute that allows them to sue for attorney's fees... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Probate for Georgia on
Q: i have a confusing question

okay say this woman and man were married but only his name was on the house deed. They divorced and he married another woman. They seperate and he gets back with previous wife. but never divorces the other woman. but him and the first wife get back together (even though he still married to the... Read more »

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Dec 7, 2021

The answer to your question is very simple. With all the respect I can muster, you MUST meet with a real estate attorney to ensure that this effort is done properly. If it isn't, you will forever regret your mistake.

3 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Collections for Florida on
Q: Hello I was sick with COVID and fell behind on HOA assessments and dues. HOA had now referred me to their attorney.
Jane Kim
Jane Kim answered on Dec 2, 2021

HOA rules attach legal fees. Unless that lawyer feels bad for you, you'll be expected to pay the past due amount plus legal fees. Sorry.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Civil Litigation for New Jersey on
Q: I signed arbitration agreement when buying new car at dealership. It states that all claims and disputes must be

resolved through arbitration in accordance with AAA rules. However, in AAA Consuner Rules, R-9. 'Small Claims Option for the Parties' reads as 'If a party’s claim is within the jurisdiction of a small claims court, either party may choose to take the claim to that court instead of... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on Nov 16, 2021

Yes, you may proceed with filing a small claims action against the auto dealership. However be sure to follow what requirements or stipulation the AAA requires in order to proceed with filing a small claims court action.

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Litigation, Construction Law and Contracts for Florida on
Q: Does refusal to adhere to a 5-year workmanship warranty create breach of contract and void the required arbitration?

Extensive damage occurred in my house after work was done by a company. The damage was undetected for almost four years due to its location. Once found, expensive repairs were required. Three outside specialists confirmed the cause of damage was the poor workmanship. The company refuses to pay any... Read more »

David H. Relkin
David H. Relkin answered on Nov 16, 2021

You ask a very good question and one that I have been asked many times. An arbitration provision is valid even if the contract involved fraud. In other words, simply because fraud was involved in the transaction, that does not void the manner in which you have agreed to resolve the dispute. This is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Michigan on
Q: Im in arbitration i was fired from a union position without my Union. Stuart and they were never given a case file.

Will i win my case because i wasnt given fair due process

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Oct 27, 2021

Hard to say. But if there are substantive issues to substantiate your dismissal, I doubt that fact alone will overturn everything. And it depends on what you define as winning the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Rights and International Law on
Q: Looking for proven experience related to US Code TITLE 22 / CHAPTER 32 / SUBCHAPTER III / Part I / § 2370a

US Code TITLE 22 / CHAPTER 32 / SUBCHAPTER III / Part I / § 2370a

§2370a. Expropriation of United States property

(a) Prohibition

None of the funds made available to carry out this Act, the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 [22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.], or the Arms Export... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 23, 2021

There is a tab above, Find-a-Lawyer, that lists attorneys by region. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Q: Can I sue a business who made me get costly insurance and certifications to work with them if after I do so they ignore?

I had been in talks with a large college for over a year about running my mobile business on campus, I moved states, and got the insurance/ certifications/ inspections they told me I had to get to work with them (all of which costed money) and after doing all that specifically for this school,... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 15, 2021

A North Carolina attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be difficult for ANY attorney to answer your question based on these brief facts. An attorney would likely want to see agreements, contracts, and communications between you and the business. If you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Washington on
Q: 5 yr relationship. He cheated & kicked me out. No money but many woman hours into the place heard he bought for me.

Can this fall under the division of a close intimate relationship? If so, is there an attorney willing to help me? I was left homeless and broke on lni. He hired an attorney and fabricated a lie to have me removed. I spent many hours over the past 5 years working on the property we lived in and the... Read more »

Stacie Lynn Naczelnik
Stacie Lynn Naczelnik answered on Oct 15, 2021

It might, but you should probably consult with an attorney who can advise you on whether your circumstances meet the requirements for a Committed Intimate Relationship in WA.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Family Law and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Kentucky on
Q: What are my rights in an estate settlement if my parent chooses not to have a written will and I have a brother?

I "exclusively in my name" own my own doublewide home that is currently located on the land my parents own. My home is located on a lot of land directly adjacent to my deceased fathers garage "roughly 4 feet away wall to wall", whereas my mother lives in her home on the opposite... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 15, 2021

You each get 1/2 under the Kentucky intestacy statutes.

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