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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Connecticut on
Q: what happens if I ignore court letters from creditor I have been getting them one might have a court date i missed

the debt is about 1,700 Have not made any effort to contact them

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 24, 2019

You don't want to take the approach of ignoring this. It is really something for a Connecticut attorney to advise you on; but it is also something on which you should take some form of action without further delay. If you missed a court date, that could possibly result in a default judgment against... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: I have some questions about a couple general statutes in CT

I'm in a dispute with my landlord over shared metering in CT. He doesn't not provide us with a split bill, and cannot prove how much electricity we use. According to CGS § 16-262e, he should be liable to pay for the electricity. As far as I know he doesn't have a PURA certified sub metering system... Read more »

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jan 15, 2019

Please advise what your question is specifically in order to receive a helpful answer. Thanks!

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Connecticut on
Q: Credit Card default fudgement in 2011. Wages garnished 18 months ago. Stat of lim is 3 yrs. Want relief

Does 3 yr statue of limitation of cc collection apply? Can I stop garnishment and recover money if Improperly garnished ? I am a paying customer.

Christopher H. McCormick
Christopher H. McCormick answered on Sep 26, 2018

Since they the creditor has a judgment against your reference to a statute of limitations defense is not applicable. Other than paying off debt in full only other way to stop garnishment is to file bankruptcy preferably Chapter 7. If you want to explore your bankruptcy options I recommend you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Banking, Consumer Law and Family Law for Connecticut on
Q: I lived with my x girl house were not married my checks from work got direct deposit into her bank can i get it back

We were not married and had nothing in writing about any agreement and everything was under her name

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Aug 11, 2017

It will depend on how this all transpired. Did you authorize this transfer somehow? Did she commit identity fraud? Your question is still somewhat vague.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: My mortgage co offered me a mod trail I paid all those then they offered another mod but they say I haven't pd

I have proof I pd so I asked another attorney.and he said just sign the modification forms so now I have another 40 yrs on my mortgage that I've already pd for 12 yrs. What can I do?

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 27, 2017

You need to sit down and consult with an attorney who focuses on Modifications and Foreclosure Defense as soon as possible. It is possible you have a case against the mortgage company for not properly applying payment. We have handled cases similar to this before against some of the larger banks.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Connecticut on
Q: Bond fees my safety , harassment?

My son was arrested couple times because his wife, he was bail out I signed those bond, the last time he was arrested he get out with bond again but he did not show to the court, he agreed with his attorney to turn himself , lawyer want my son paid off his bill he already have 28 k, he did not kill... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 1, 2017

Pay the bondswoman and avoid trouble by teaching your son not to jump bail.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Connecticut on
Q: Does a retail establishment have the legal right to check receipts upon exit after the consumer has made their purchase

This occurs in Walmart and when the request was politely declined I was told I had to obey this request. This store is a city store and I have not been asked to do this in stores in the suburbs. The cash register where business transaction took place is approximately twenty steps away from the... Read more »

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 1, 2017

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections and Consumer Law for Connecticut on
Q: A levy was put on my chase business acct. is there any way to remove it.I owe money to an advance lending company
Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 1, 2017

Filing bankruptcy will remove the bank execution. Please contact us if you would like to set up a consultation to explore your options 203.870.6700

2 Answers | Asked in Education Law, Collections and Consumer Law for Connecticut on
Q: I signed a student loan for my daughter and now she does not want to pay what is my recourse. What type of lawyer do I n

What type of lawyer do I need

Christopher H. McCormick
Christopher H. McCormick answered on Jun 21, 2017

it depends on the type of student loan what type of relief may be available to you. Most bankruptcy attorneys are able to give you helpful advice how to approach this problem.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Consumer Law and Products Liability for Connecticut on
Q: is it legal for a buy here pay here dealership to sell you a car with an open recall and faulty ignition switch

Bought and 09 chevy cobalt from a buy here pay here dealership. They never mentioned that the ignition switch had not been fixed and now I'm recieving letters in the mail from GM telling me it needs to be replaced or death/serious injury could occur.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 30, 2017

The letters presumably say they will pay. In which case, no harm, no foul. If they aren't a GM dealer not sure they have a duty to check each car for recalls--especially as that can be done as easily by you.

If you have further questions why not get a consultation from a consumer attorney,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer Law for Connecticut on
Q: They withdrawl all my money from my bank account amd it say it was natural execution? Dont really now what it means
Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Aug 22, 2016

This means someone got a judgment against you, filed an execution upon your bank account and attempted to fufill the judgment. If you file an exemption within a limited amount of time (approximately 14 days), you may be able to get some of your money back. The execution should have been... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Connecticut on
Q: My car was sold by a storage yard. It was restored & resold for big money. What area of practice would best help me?

My old car was in storage for years with a Connecticut licensed dealer. I missed several months of storage payments, and the dealer sold the car as junk for cash, without paperwork, and without notifying me or otherwise complying with the pertinent DMV regulations.

The car was resold... Read more »

Sally A. Roberts
Sally A. Roberts answered on Aug 22, 2016

Contact a consumer law attorney. Sarah Poriss in Hartford.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Small Claims for Connecticut on
Q: A storage unit was transferred to me and I paid the past due rent. Do the contents now belong to me?

My nephew could not pay for his storage unit and the contents were to be auctioned. In order to save some family belongings he transferred the unit to me (I possess the signed transfer) and I paid all that was due. A few weeks later his father reimbursed me for the amount paid. He now says the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 27, 2016

If dad reimbursed you I think the contents going to you would be viewed as a windfall. If the father wants the sons contents then he would have a right to pick them up. Besides legalities, do you really want to cause a lifetime of bad feelings on this?

Right now you are the heroine for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Connecticut on
Q: If a car is not supposed to be rented out can you sue to get your money back??

Was paying $150 weekly. Car had damages took it to get repaired and the car hasn't been attempted to be fix and its been a full week.

Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki answered on Aug 11, 2015

Not clear on your question. Check with a local lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific...
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