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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Animal / Dog Law for Colorado on
Q: purchased rehoming dog for service dog training dog is lame now and was not disclosed of steel rod in leg can't use her

We purchased dog for training as a service dog, appeared fine on initial testing, now she is lame and was checked out to see what the problem was and discovered steel rod in leg that did not heal properly and will required additional surgery with not a good out come. This injury was not disclosed... Read more »

Juliet Piccone
Juliet Piccone answered on Aug 8, 2018

I'd suggest you repost your question with what it is you want to know and more facts. Was this an expensive dog from a breeder or a rescue? Or just a purchase from a private party/ non animal dealer? You probably need an actual consultation with an experienced animal attorney to figure out if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Colorado on
Q: CRM software company trying to charge extra $500-$1000 for me to export my customers' info when I cancelled the software

The terminology in their Terms of Use include: "You have the right to Your content within Your Agemni Site. You may, at Agemni’s discretion, be subject to a fee to export that content including but not limit to any outstanding payments or fees that are due."

However, they do not... Read more »

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn answered on Jun 13, 2018

I do not see a patent issue here. I hope you find an attorney with the right background to help you. Ideally, this would have been something you worked out before you populated the site with data that you need.

You may want to Google around to see if others have dealt with this issue or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Animal / Dog Law and Small Claims for Colorado on
Q: Who is liable if a dog does damage to their owner's property?

I was checking in on someone's dogs twice a day for ten days while they were away. They did damage to the owner's property. I agreed to feed and water them. Let them out in the morning and inside in the evening. They are not denying that I did that, but they want me to pay for damages... Read more »

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Apr 6, 2018

This is an interesting question with no clear answer. The only way the owner could collect money from you is if the owner sues you in court and wins. Since the dogs were not yours and you performed your agreed upon duties, I think you have a viable defense that the damage is not your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Q: I am on h4 visa and I have a lot of hotwheels cars. Can I sell them online ?

I am on h4 visa and I have a lot of hotwheels cars. Can I sell them online ?

I have a lot of hotwheels cars which I bought from a collector. We have used 40% of them but still 300 cars are in boxes as they are repeated cars.

I bought those 500-600 cars for my son's birthday.... Read more »

Stanley Dale Radtke
Stanley Dale Radtke answered on Apr 4, 2018

Yes you can sell your personal property on line without offending your immigration status. However, you may have a duty to report this income to the IRS. Please consult with a tax specialist on what is required to remain in compliance with tax law.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Colorado on
Q: Apple iTunes refunded $7,000 dollars back out of $75,000 spent, they will not go back more then 60 days. can I get more?

My mother used my fathers iPad and started playing freemium casino slots or free to play slots through face book. She got addicted to those “manipulated” games and with in a course of 2.5 years she spent over $75,000 dollars. The problem was she was taking it from my dads life savings without... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 26, 2018

Why not contact a member of the Colorado Assn for Justice as there may be a violation of the gaming laws if they take money from people in colorado while having a game that can be manipulated.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Q: I have a car loan that is fully under my name but the vehicle is in my ex-girlfriends, how can we get it on her name?

She has bad credit with no possible co-signer for a refinance, I just want this car loan off me as fast as possible as it is causing issues in my new relationship.

John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III answered on Jan 5, 2018

You may be stuck unless she can refinance the loan. The lender will not release you until the loan is paid off. Maybe the car should be sold to pay off the loan.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Colorado on
Q: Can I get a car manufacturer to immediately repurchase a vehicle for a critical safety defect?

At 6.5 mo/6762 miles, while driving 79-80 mph (in a 75 zone), without warning it did the following:

Loud sound under hood

Engine stopped

Electrical system shut down, inc. dash/audio

Rapid deceleration (engine braking, still in drive)

Power steering/braking... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 4, 2018

Generally, no. Contact the center for auto safety to see if there have been similar complaints on that model.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Q: How do i report a storw in colorado that wont let me use bathroom i have IBS
William Foster
William Foster answered on Dec 28, 2017

Stores are not required to provide bathrooms to customers.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Construction Law and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Q: hi..a dog ran out of a house today when we were carrying in equipment to do their hardwood floors, - it was hit by a car

and died on the spot , should we still bill them for the job? $3000

Juliet Piccone
Juliet Piccone answered on Oct 11, 2017

I would suggest offering to credit their bill in exchange for a full and final release of liability for the damages ie death of their dog. I can draft such a document.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Q: My daughter received school loans and needed a cosigner at the time she is now 33 I'm am now being sued for her loan

Now that she is older is there anyway I can be taken off of these loans because I have my own school loans that I'm paying back?

Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Sep 8, 2017

Short of your daughter refinancing the loan (and not having you as a cosigner or guaranteer to the loan) or repaying the loan, there is no way to remove your name.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Q: Is it legal for a car dealership to sell a car while it is off the lot and being test driven by another person?

My wife and I were test driving a vehicle that we had a licensed broker pick up for us to show us the car. While we were test driving the vehicle, the dealership began paperwork on the sale of the vehicle and demanded it to be returned to the dealership by the broker agent. Is this legal or just... Read more »

Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Aug 30, 2017

Unless you or your broker had a contractual arrangement to hold on the sale of the vehicle, the dealership can sell a car that is not on the lot and/or is being test driven. If the dealership "sold" the car without really selling the car to simply prevent the broker from forcing a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Q: have 65k in CC debt, have 112k in reverse mort debt. wife and I live on 54k yearly. Home is valued at 400k.options?

What is max amt on value of home - don't want my home touched.

Timothy Canty
Timothy Canty answered on Aug 14, 2017

The Colorado homestead exemption is $75,000, or if you are over 60 years old or disabled, $105,000. You must have a been a Colorado resident for at least 2 years in order to use Colorado exemptions. Any equity over those amounts must be turned over to the trustee to pay creditors. This will usually... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Q: Is it legal to have people sign a non-compete when testing out a dating method? Please read more for details.

I've developed a method that deals with males addressing anxiety issues and other common inhibitions when it comes to approaching and talking with females in a fun, flirty or romantic nature. I've begun trial runs and things are going well. The girls I'm using for the males to work... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Aug 6, 2017

The non-competes would be very difficult to enforce under Colorado law. The "test run males" are not working for you they are the customers.Non-competes can't be enforced against customers, you can't stop someone from using another firms services. You could ask them to sing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Collections and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Q: My father and I own a motorcycle and vehicle together if he gets sued do I lose the property? How does that work?
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Aug 3, 2017

If you are both on title, then you and your father are co-owners. The motorcycle can be included as property for both your and your father (i.e. it is a potential assets in a lawsuit). If judgment includes the bike (meaning that no other assets can meet the payment required by a successful lawsuit... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Colorado on
Q: I have a bill of sale for a vehicle but the seller will not hand over the car, what do I do?

We have a bill of sale and receipts for payments on the vehicle, but the seller wont return any calls to do the last transaction and get the vehicle.

Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Jul 14, 2017

You will need to take them to court. This likely can be handled in small claims court. The forms can be found at the CO Courts webpage. A lawyer can assist (or wholly handle) this matter, but a lawyer is not required (esp. for small claims cases). Prior to filing it may be advisable to send a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Traffic Tickets for Colorado on
Q: Can a tow company charge you to recover your belongings out of the car that was repossessed?

I've read all over the Internet that they cannot do that but nothing states whether or not that is true in Colorado I would like to know before I go and try to resolve it.

Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Jul 6, 2017

No, you cannot be charged for retrieving personal property from a repo-ed vehicle. The items cannot be removed or collected (up to a time limit of presumed abandonment). If it is a problem, send a certified letter requesting the materials back. If this fails, contact the state AG's office.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Civil Rights for Colorado on
Q: Is it illegal to trade items with people under the age of 18.

specifically ages 15-17

Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Jul 3, 2017

It is not illegal, but sales to minors may be voidable (meaning the minor may be able back out of the deal post-transfer for most non-"essential" goods).

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Q: Is it legal in Colorado for a bank to require a divorce decree to approve a loan when divorce isn't even intended?

We are separated, have no intent to file for divorce any time soon. Loan is submitted by hsbnd to build house for wife. The loan underwriter is close friend of wife and used personal info to deny loan. All other criteria were met to qualify for the loan. The bank wants a letter from both of us... Read more »

Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Jun 30, 2017

Divorces can significantly impact the income, expenses, and ownership of marital property. Since you are still married, both parties' property is potentially still part of the marital estate and subject to division. Overlap the differences in state law (e.g. CA is a community property state)... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Colorado on
Q: We purchased a home at the end of February which included a one year home warranty. The title company did not pay the

warranty company at the time, and now say they did not receive an invoice. We filed claims in June, not knowing we were not covered. At this point we were informed they had not paid the warranty. The title company sent the check, and told us it was resolved. The warranty company says our account... Read more »

Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Jun 26, 2017

You should contact a real estate attorney. Based on your facts there is a significant possibility that the title company is liable for the warranty amount, but an attorney will need to review all the documents to make sure. Since this involves litigation (and not just asking free advice) you should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Consumer Law and Probate for Colorado on
Q: My dad passed away 3weeks ago mom is still alive sister borrowed car now will not return it has a lein on it how can we
John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III answered on May 30, 2017

THE "OWNER" OF THE CAR CAN TAKE ACTION TO RECOVER IT. IF THAT IS YOUR MOTHER, SHE CAN DO IT. IF THE CAR IS TITLED IN YOUR DAD'S SOLE NAME, THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF HIS ESTATE CAN DO IT. POSSIBLE ACTIONS: HAVE THE OWNER JUST GO GET IT; FILE A REPLEVIN ACTION IN COURT TO RECOVER... Read more »

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