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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Collections for Minnesota on
Q: Do I have to give the customer a refund?

To explain simply, I recently started a family business with my family. We do this full-time, we are a logistics transportation company. We don’t have any official written documents that we give customers to sign or anything like that. But to ensure that we’re properly compensated, we take half... View More

Robert Kane
Robert Kane
answered on Aug 18, 2023

I don't know how a judge would rule in a civil lawsuit. I don't know if you have done anything illegal, but your post does raise some questions. I am not sure what services you promised. How does traffic become an issue in a 1,800 mile trip? How can they simply refuse service? It seems... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Minnesota on
Q: I had a conference call today with the courts for a cilvil matter. The plaintiff did not show up for the call.

I am curious as to what happens now.

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Sep 13, 2022

It depends. First, this was not a conference call. A conference call is between clients and vendors, partners, etc. This was a court hearing of some kind. It may have been a motion hearing, a status conference, a case management conference, a final hearing, etc. (details matter)

Second, you...
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1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Elder Law, Identity Theft and Small Claims for Minnesota on
Q: My uncle owes me money ($2,144) but he will not pay it out of principle.


Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Jun 25, 2023

You voluntarily paid the debt on behalf of grandma. He apparently never agreed to pay you. On what legal basis do you sue him? I don't see that you have a case.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Collections for Minnesota on
Q: Medical Assistance overpayment

I have an overpayment for Medical Assistance from 2006. I'm getting notcied from the County for demand of payment. I filed chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2015 but did not list the agency. Per Department of Human Services website. The agency cannot require me to amend my bankruptcy and list them as a... View More

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
W. J. Winterstein Jr.
answered on Dec 15, 2021

As a matter of practice, I advise every client desiring to file for bankruptcy relief to provide me with the names and addresses of anyone and everyone who has ever asserted a claim against my debtor, even a guy who cut across the yard and sprained his ankle in a hole in that yard. The reason is... View More

3 Answers | Asked in Collections and Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Should I pay for a 16y old speeding ticket from another state? Pay the state or collection agency?

I recently received this speeding ticket apparently in 2004. I don't understand, why I just got it now? The address I currently live wasn't on my drivers license then. I currently live in a different state from the issued ticket. I'm confused as in what I should do.

William Bailey
William Bailey
answered on Mar 2, 2020

It is unclear what state the ticket is from. You will want to contact an attorney in that state.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Collections, Intellectual Property and Small Claims for Minnesota on
Q: Best way to go about this

I bought my stepmom car for 2000.. and today she showed up with the police claiming that I never paid her anything and she wants the car back. She had the car towed off my property...

I have text messages from her saying the price of the car, me giving her mom, and are agreement... View More

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Jan 5, 2020

consult a local attorney, you can try this in small claims depending on your jurisdiction

make sure you have all documented and printed for presenting to the court

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Collections for Minnesota on
Q: In MN, Can you get out of your apartment lease with a 60 day written notice?

My boyfriend (husband now) gave his apartment complex a 60 day written notice when he decided to move in with me after not living in the apartment for a couple months. it's been 3+ years and now I see on his credit report that he has been given over to a collection agency for delinquent... View More

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Apr 3, 2019

You and your new husband have a very serious legal problem that cannot be solved by discussing what your husband told you was "his understanding" that all he had to do was give his prior landlord a 60 day written notice before moving out of the apartment he rented before meeting and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Contracts and Collections for Minnesota on
Q: I recently co-signed an auto loan for a friend who promised to make payments. Now he has refused to make payment but

Lied about making payment. The bank just contacted me and I've tried several times to reach the borrower but he refused to respond to my messages, emails or answer/return any of my calls. I can't afford to make payments as am struggling to care for my child as a single parent. The... View More

Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi
answered on Sep 27, 2018

If you co-signed, then you are likely responsible just as equally as your so-called friend. Your options may include refinancing, forbearance, taking out another loan to pay this back, borrowing money to pay it off, etc. You will find many resources, blog posts, AG articles, and the like... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Minnesota on
Q: Someone I know was recently called and threatened by a debt collector for a debt that was charged off a while back.

On his credit report, it's in the closed section listed at $0. The debt collector in question claims to be called 'Global', just the one word, and only was willing to give a single phone number, and claims not to have a website. They threatened to sue, but were very vague with... View More

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
answered on Jul 19, 2016

Call an attorney for help as the debt collector may very well be violating federal law. Keep a log of each time they call.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections for Minnesota on
Q: Someone owe's me close to 1700 and wont pay.

Someone owe's me close to 1700 and wont pay. I never put anything in writing but has message the person a number of times which he is stating that he owes now he wont return any messages. I have screen shots of all messages.. What can i do and by him being on probation will that help me??

Kristen Bullock
Kristen Bullock
answered on Sep 18, 2014

You should file a claim in Conciliation Court. Unless the debt owed is for court-ordered restitution, the fact that he is on probation won't matter.

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Robert Douglas Kane Jr
Robert Douglas Kane Jr
answered on Dec 18, 2010

Please visit the Minnesota Judicial Branch website. The appropriate forms should be there.

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