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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: Is it against the law to keep a work of Art & not pay for it? If so, what court would it be if it's within the family?

What statute would it fall under?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on May 24, 2019

Yes, obtaining "a work of art" and intentionally not paying for it is a crime--called "stealing."

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: Is it okay for a Walmart pharmacy to refuse women who have asthma and aren't breathing well a mouth piece for a machine?

Although, the woman stood there coughing and her voice gone, and having trouble breathing. The Walmart tech and staff refused to help her and insisted the lady was going to use the albuterol machine mouth piece for drugs (Walmart has the mouth piece for the machine on their website for sale, the... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Feb 2, 2019

While not the best, the machine can be used with only the tube and not the mouthpiece.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: Investigation to find out who called the cops

My ex thinks I called the cops on him. I didn't. From what I'm able to tell, it was for a noise complaint. There wasn't an arrest or report. The cops just showed up, did their thing, and left.

Now, I'm being told that he's filing for an investigation on the phone... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on May 18, 2018

The answer is possibly.

Too many factors and too little information to evaluate

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Probate and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: How long must we wait for property be released after completing a Small Estate Affidavit in Arizona?

We completed a Small Estate Affidavit for a storage unit facility refuses to grant access to the unit for 2 months. They claim they have to "verify" the Affidavit before allowing the heir any access to the property. It has been weeks, but still no access granted. How long can they... Read more »

Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby
answered on Apr 6, 2018

There is no waiting period for the use of a small estate affidavit. Access can be given immediately unless the contract signed with this business provides otherwise. I would demand immediate access unless they have something in writing and signed giving them the right to delay.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: My vehicle was hit driver side. No witnesses. My word vs theirs. Ins said 50/50 fault. We both got $1k after fees etc.

Old ins. co. called said they are going to serve me to extend the case past 2 yrs statute of limitations in 1st wk of April 18'. The $1k settlement did not cover all my expenses. I have moved on though. They were taken away in an ambulance but walked to it.

Wondering if I should ALSO... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Mar 21, 2018

You say you settled. You say there are fees. If the fees were for a lawyer, ask the lawyer what to do. If you are sued your insurance company needs to know and be involved. They will have a lawyer represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Formation, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: We hired a venue for my daughter's quinceanera cost us over $10,000. A shoebox with at least $5,000 of gifts was stolen.

The venue had no security cameras and I found out that this is happened before and they still have not put security cameras in. Can we hold them liable for the $5,000 of stolen merchandise.

Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby
answered on Mar 13, 2018

You may have a good claim. Generally, a business is not responsible for the criminal conduct of a third party. But where a business has notice of prior thefts and does not take reasonable steps to secure its premises for the protection of its customers, there can be liability for a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: i filed a complaint in az to the housing dept for mobile homes and the legal paper the housing dept uses was short.

the respondent answered with a motion to dismiss. is it too late to put in my disclosure

Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby
answered on Feb 26, 2018

So long as your case is still pending it is never too late to correct any errors or disclosure issues and you should do so as soon as possible. You may also want to consider obtaining professional help to respond to the motion to dismiss. Correcting deficiencies and providing disclosure materials... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Small Claims and Contracts for Arizona on
Q: My mom was tricked into buying overpriced collectible coins. What laws can I sue under?

They convinced us that bullion would be confiscated and then told us the coins they were selling us were worth $2000 each but they're only worth about $1300. She paid $2020 each. She bought 7. I want to sue but need advice as to which laws were violated.

Tevis Steven Reich
Tevis Steven Reich
answered on Mar 2, 2017

She may have a claim for fraud, fraudulent inducement, material misrepresentation. There are multiple consumer protection laws that may also be applicable. An attorney in your area should be able to help you.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: Is the rumor that small claims court will be raising their max. recovery amount, true ??
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Feb 6, 2016

The amounts change from time to time. It is up to the legislature.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: our seller took the refrigerator that was checked on the contract to convey

how do I file a claim in small claims court and how long do I have

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Jan 27, 2016

Small claims court should have self-help forms.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal...
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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: What is the statue for Arizona for having to file against both spouses in small claims.
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on May 30, 2015

Generally speaking, Arizona is a community property state so spouses can be liable for each other's debts.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: small claims question

an ex of mine has destroyed over $500.00 worth of my belongings:mostly electronics: my iphone5, and my less-than-6-months-old-28inch Vizio smart tv. he doesnt have much money ( like myself) but i know what he did was wrong and i want to know how to get him to reimburse me for these items via small... Read more »

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on May 29, 2015

Do a search for small claims court online or go in person. Small claims is meant for people who are not represented. They should have self-help forms at the court or online. Be well.

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