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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Collections for Kansas on
Q: Can I file a motion to compel arbitration after the plaintiff has sent a request for discovery? Re: debt collection

There is an agreement with an arbitration clause. Do I still need to answer the plaintiff's discovery?

Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman answered on Mar 29, 2019

Probably. But you will probably need to coordinate the timing with the Court. You also must be in a Court that allows you to compel an arbitration hearing, or have a contract that has an arbitration clause in it.. Since I don't know what documents are involved (e.g. is there a contract with an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Collections for Kansas on
Q: If you have a debt that has been sold to a collection agency are you legally bound to pay that debt?
David Adams
David Adams answered on Apr 11, 2018

The very short answer is "yes." Certain rights of collection may be affected by a subsequent owner of the debt, but as a general rule, they step into the shoes of the original holder of the debt and may proceed as if they were the original owner of the debt.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Collections, Legal Malpractice and Small Claims for Kansas on
Q: I have so many questions.

I was recently caught shoplifting at Walmart. They took down my information and told me please do not ever steal from them again and that they will not be banning me from the store and that I was free to go. I got something in the mail to pay a $150 fine and I paid it right away. Now I got another... Read more »

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Jan 8, 2017

If you are being told to go to court, then yes you are being charged. This is not a civil case from what I can tell. Contact a criminal lawyer immediately in your area. If you go to court, do not say anything except you want a lawyer. Posting on this board is not sufficient to give you the help... Read more »

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Q: Do I need a lawyer to sue for unpaid loans? I have all the proof necessary to show that this was a loan and not a gift?!
Kenneth J. Geniuk
Kenneth J. Geniuk answered on Mar 21, 2011

If you (the lender) are bringing the action as a business entity such as a corporation or LLC, then you must have an attorney. Otherwise you can bring your case without an attorney, but be careful in doing so, as you will be held to the same standards as an attorney, and will be expected to know... Read more »

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