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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Does 1 have to be late w/rent directly due to Coronavirus to be exempt from eviction for the next 6 mos in Mult. Co?

The moratorium said those who dont have the virus but are late will not be at risk of eviction but I've just paid my rent 8 hours late and my landlord is still attempting to follow thru on the 72hr notice. It also seems to me this prop mgmt company is predatory. I fell down the steep crooked... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Mar 19, 2020

A landlord does not have to accept rent paid after a 72 hr deadline and normally can proceed to evict if they wish. Currently however no court in Oregon is processing or enforcing residential landlord-tenant cases so the landlord can do little at the moment to enforce rent payments. If they DO... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Communications Law for Oregon on
Q: Can a mechanic charge me 20% of the price of a part I no longer want?

Been dealing with a mechanic about 3 weeks. Ordered a part I needed a week ago told me it would be in within the next week. Asked him about when it would be put in this week. And now hes told me another week out, I decided to go somewhere else and now he wants to charge 20% of the price of... Read more »

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman answered on Mar 11, 2020

It's hard to say but unless he promised you in writing a date by which he would have your car fixed I think you are being unreasonable and you should either pay for the cost of returning the part which he only ordered for you or just let him finish the job and have him guarantee in writing that he... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Elder Law for California on
Q: Had a good friend of over 20 years suddenly passed before we could discuss everything that needed to be done legally.

Was the contact and his emergency contact for him when in hospital. He was hospitalized since September 2019 & found out he had lung cancer as well as other GI problems. Went home on his birthday January 31st. He was getting stronger but I got sick and was unable to see him. Then I got busy with... Read more »

Jeffrey Louis Gaffney
Jeffrey Louis Gaffney answered on Mar 11, 2020


I am sorry but last wishes must be in writing, ether handwritten and signed or typed and witnessed.

Any assets that he left behind belong to his creditors and his family (even if they cannot be found). Eventually some asset search company will find this abandoned money and look...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Federal Crimes and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: Is a text message legally binding?

Can an agreement via text be used in court as a legal binding agreement?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 26, 2020

Usually oral agreements would be considered to be legally binding if the terms can be sufficiently proven. The statute of limitations can be different if an agreement is not in writing. While it's possible that a judge might for some reason think a text message doesn't qualify as a "written... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Communications Law for Washington on


Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 20, 2020

It doesn't appear to be a matter that an attorney would be willing to handle on a contingency basis, whether based on invasion of privacy, or similar tort theories. You could consult with a Washington attorney who deals with privacy-based torts to ask their opinion. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law and Communications Law for Georgia on
Q: ISP suddenly stopped providing a product that we still pay for. Did they breach the contract?

Before I joined my company, they signed a multi-year service agreement with an Internet Service Provider that I think we should no longer use. When looking at the early termination terms, we would owe over $7,000 for the remaining 23 months. So, in an effort to not cancel service but change... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Feb 4, 2020

Possibly. It's difficult to analyze without the details. It may not let you out of the contract entirely but you could likely get some credit of offset.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Georgia on
Q: When placed under investigation in the county jail are they allowed to not let u make a phone call or have a visit

Been incarcerated for 5 days placed on hold for warrants

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Feb 2, 2020

You should be permitted a phone call. It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Communications Law for West Virginia on
Q: Directv removed my DNS channels 389 to 399 without my consistent there policy says they can do this but notify me

All I want is my channels back that I’m paying for on my bill

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 26, 2020

This is something you shouldn't need to pay a lawyer to do. Contact their customer service dept. and try to resolve it through them. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Environmental for Texas on
Q: my daughter is 13 and has 20 hours of community service she only did 10 because she ran out of space on the sheet whats
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 22, 2020

Please complete your question. Your daughter can make copies or ask for another sheet.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Communications Law on
Q: A department store always invites me to comment on alleged purchases that I have not made. Could it be to sue her?

A large department store, headquartered in Miami, constantly sends me emails, congratulating me and inviting me to comment on my alleged purchases, even though I already indicated them, through the contact tab of their website, which I am your customer, that I have never made purchases in your... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 2, 2020

In the course of its survey efforts, it looks like the department store did you a favor by bringing it to your attention that purchases are being made in your name. That means you could review monthly statements for activity you do not recognize. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: A lady had been harassing 7 people by making memes on social media, however they got a search warrant and arrested her


Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 17, 2019

No. That’s exactly what happens in a small corrupt town. Business as usual....

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Received 1991 texts between 7/1/19 thru 12/3/19 day and night can this be considered harassment

I share 50/50 custody with him and have told him not to contact me unless it is about our child he goes back in forth within mins of hating me and loving me

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Dec 3, 2019

Yep, I'd call that harassment. Contact your local police about it.

Best of luck to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Texas on
Q: If someone was lied to about a court date what can they do? In Texas

My friend thought a court date was in December. He got a text message on November 17th saying that if he doesn't go to court the next day he will have a warrant for his arrest. He called them because he wasn't aware of this, then the lady asked for his full name and stuff to look up when it is and... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Nov 27, 2019

I suggest your friend call the court to ensure that it is a legitimate call to begin with.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia on
Q: Hello I have a question about a upcoming case next month

If a person of 55 that has maintained a absolute clean record with no criminal history of any kind there whole life at age 55. and has now been charge with the committed felony crimes for communication by phone & felony #2. Communication by text. using a cell phone to commit the following felony... Read more »

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Nov 20, 2019

Get a lawyer. You don’t want to be a convicted felon if at all possible. There’s more to it than just figuring out an agreeable sentence.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law and Communications Law for California on
Q: Some employees refuse to use company software - instant messaging - how can they be disciplined/forced to use it?

I have an instant messaging system on my office computers. Some users are logging out. We can’t fire them, but how can I set consequences for logging out or ignoring messages? What can I do to make the software so users can’t disconnect? Program is Synology Chat. Server is Windows.

Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan answered on Nov 20, 2019

There is a middle ground between firing people and letting them sabotage your system. An attorney can provide rules and procedures that can be set up and provided to employees. Rules can be enforced without firing people.

Firing employees who perform their tasks, except for the ones they...
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1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: What is the average penalty for a telecommunication charge in Ohio
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Nov 11, 2019

Probation is the most likely outcome. But the facts of each case and the history of the defendant are certain to be taken into account.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Maryland on
Q: Is it legal in MD to record, without permission/consent, the conversations occurring after an auto accident?

Is it legal in MD to record, without permission/consent, the conversations occurring after an auto accident?

I read an article that cited MD 2013 Code, which explained that it was legal to record the conversations after an auto accident, citing that the law (or case law) did not deem the... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Nov 10, 2019

Maryland is a two-party consent state when it comes to audio recordings: both parties must consent to the recording. There is no exceptions for auto accidents. Video recording is not covered under this law, but unless you have a way to turn off the audio recording capacity of your video device, you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Civil Rights and Communications Law for New York on
Q: So last night I accidentall locked myself out can I bill landlord/ super

I’ve only been here for almost a week. So last night I accidentally locked myself out of my apartment that I’m staying in. My girlfriend aka owner of apartment wasn’t home and the super “wasn’t available ” to help me. I’ve only been here for like almost a week. So I called fire... Read more »

Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay answered on Nov 7, 2019

Generally, the expense of damage cause to an apartment (or apartment door) is caused by a tenant or a tenant's guest the tenant is responsible to the landlord for these damages. In that situation, if the landlord's super repairs the damage, the landlord can seek recovery for the cost of the repair... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Communications Law, Internet Law and Traffic Tickets for South Carolina on
Q: Can you get a ticket for not stopping at a stop sign in a private community in South Carolina
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Oct 24, 2019

The short answer is yes. If the sign complies with the required statutes it is unlawful to not stop.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Civil Rights, Communications Law and Constitutional Law for Louisiana on
Q: What is the social security number use for and can it be use by anyone else for there's benefit?

Make a contract and make me fulfill is this law

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 14, 2019

This is not a library. You can research these issues by googling

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