A collection agency can essentially ask you nicely for the money at any time. However, if the debt is past the statute of limitations (i.e. you haven't made payments for over four years), then they cannot make any misleading statements. This would include threats to sue you for the past due...Read more »
I invested in a UK company. The founder claimed that he was shutting down the company. Next thing I know, he goes to the US and restarts the company. Now the company is successful and is operating strongly in the US. Do I have any grounds for a lawsuit? He did not give me any compensation, new... Read more »
It might be possible to bring an action against the founder. The facts must be examined by an attorney to see if they support bringing an action in the United States rather than in the UK. The facts must be examined to see if the founder committed any improper activities. The range of possibilities...Read more »
Many people do not understand that when they win a claim for wages in an action, either in court or in an administrative agency, the award still needs to be collected. That means if the other side does not voluntarily pay, you have to take your award and start collection efforts, i.e., finding...Read more »
In probate court, the respondent can object orally at the hearing; the respondent does not have to file an objection with the court within 30 days of being served with a petition. Probate court is not like civil court when it comes to the pleading stage.
The notices were going to a location where I do not live (went to my ex-partner's parents house), and I just got my hands on the notices that say we owe thousands. This LLC was only active for a few years, as a production-company shooting a series, and unfortunately, the entity wasn't cancelled in... Read more »
You are entitled to reasonable updates on the status of the claim. If you aren't getting that, file suit against the attorney and client for breach of contract. You are entitled to pre-judgment interest in a lawsuit. As far as a collection matter, before lawsuit, you would be limited to whatever...Read more »
Early 2018 they were overcharging our acct & said they have a right to change rates anytime! ATT then offered another plan which was really similar to what we had with the original rates. They said there would be readjustments & credits initially sent & it would balance out. I re- verified our... Read more »
You have an obligation to pay for services rendered whether ATT&T mailed you a bill or not. You obviously knew that you received the services and that payments was due. You could have contacted the billing dept. at any time. Whether you are responsible for late fees or can reach some agreement...Read more »
A few years ago we made the mistake to buy a time share in Mexico that we paid in full; a few months later tried to cancel the contract but the company never accepted to get our money back or cancel the contract. Every year they try to get money from us because we supposed to pay maintenance fees.... Read more »
Yes, Mexican timeshare companies can sue you in the US. However, I am wondering whether you purchased your timeshare from a Mexican timeshare company--or (more likely) from an American timeshare company that sells timeshares in a timeshare property they own down in Mexico. But it really doesn't...Read more »
Me and wife were served a summons for a civil lawsuit for an outstanding hospital bill from 10/13. We have no assets, don’t own our home and I am on SSDI wife is unemployed and has pending SSDI claim. We have no way of paying this. Is it in our best interest to file a response to this summons or... Read more »
You appear to have a viable defense. The statute of limitations is 4 years on a written contract. Code of Civil Procedure section 337. Whether or not you agreed to extend the statute or it has been tolled by your progress payments is unknown....Read more »
Me and my wife were served a summons for a unlimited civil case in California. This is for an outstanding hospital bill from October 2013. The insurance company issued a payment to my wife but only for a partial amount because she was taken to an out of network hospital. We signed over this check... Read more »
It sounds like you need to file an answer. You only have thirty days after being served to do so. You may have a defense based on the statute of limitations. You may also have a claim against the collection agency. You may be able to get a free consultation. Go to the National Association for...Read more »
We paid the $30thousand in full, when I sent letters to all our contacts regarding his death. They never contacted me nor did I even remember about it. It wasn’t until my daughter found the paperwork on it in the garage and asked me if I received a partial refund from the helicopter school. I am... Read more »
Received summons, I responded with affirmative defenses, filed and served with the court. Had the response served I don't hear nothing until the other day when I receive a request for Default. What should my next step be? Dismissal?
I would need more information to give you an exact answer. Like how long has it been since you heard something on the case? Are you checking the courts website in regards to the register of actions? Was the default received stamped by the court that you received or was it a mere copy provided by...Read more »
Probably not. Bench warrants for failure to appear in civil matters are low on the Sheriff's priority list. Bench warrants for criminal matters are higher on the list. You don't say why you have a bench warrant outstanding so more information is needed to give you useful advice.
Yes. Assuming you have a written invoice and that it was due in 30 days from receipt. it is classified as a written contract. You must have filed a court action within 4 years from the date the tuition was sue. When in doubt, give a few days extra. If a payment for less than the amount due was...Read more »
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