In most states a "holdover tenant" is called a "tenant at sufferance"--which means you can be evicted at anytime--even without notice. However, if you are still paying your rent on a month=to-month basis, the law would probably allow you stay for at least 30 days from the date of written notice to...Read more »
I couldn't afford an attorney, I filed a civil case pro se. The police report was the "smoking gun" and had the facts. The judge would not allow it as evidence because it was not "certified". I contacted that police department, they are unaware of what a "certified police report is". I spoke with a... Read more »
Welcome to the world of civil litigation, where having a skilled trial lawyer often makes the difference between losing and winning. Teaching point: Regardless of what the official document is, "the smoking gun" notwithstanding, most courts will not allow introduction of any document (because it is...Read more »
That depends on a variety of factors. How much your counsel advanced in costs to prosecute your case; whether a lawsuit was filed in court which would most likely increase the attorneys fees clause provision in the contract; how much, if any the medical lien was...there may be more factors. Ask...Read more »
I'm a pastor. I've created some stuff for use in church, and now have people who want to buy it, but my church says they own it. Nothing in my contract specifies who owns the copyright to my work, which I thought meant it belongs to me since IP creators are presumed owners. Who's right?
I signed a contract and I paid a deposit on May 1st. I was verbally told the work would be done by the end of May. I have not heard back from the contractor since (it is now mid June). I have called multiple times and get no response. I fear the contractor is not planning on doing the work and is... Read more »
You need to hire an attorney with experience in civil litigation and contract law to "light a fire under the contractor" with a demand letter and some phone calls. At worst, you will need the attorney to file a claim against the contractor as well. This is something my office handles regularly....Read more »
I recently tried refinancing with another mortgage company. This company was prepared to pay off my first and second mortgage but needed a letter from my current mortgage provider stating that the second mortgage was closed off as a bad debt... which it is. When the request was made, my mortgage... Read more »
Unfortunately for you yes. Charge off is a credit reporting action, but does not affect your underlying liability under the note and mortgage you signed with the creditor. A charge off combined with the release of your second mortgage would have provided you the ability to avoid the payoff of the...Read more »
You can have an agreement with someone from out of state. You can pick any law you would like to avail yourself too. It is not necessarily bad to use CT law. Many national business agreements tend to be in NY or DE. It is also possible to change the state at a later date. For most people it comes...Read more »
I requested to review Personal Loan documents before the closing (not the day of the closing) as I have vision problems and would prefer to read the documents electronically (preferably in pdf format) to enable the ability to zoom in on small text. They responded that I would not be allowed to... Read more »
I suspected a foreign body obstruction in my dog on a Saturday and was told by the ER VET it was probably not a foreign body, the hospital decided an MRI was not necessary but took x-rays on SATURDAY. These x-rays were reviewed by another Dr. on the same day and they confirmed an obstruction but I... Read more »
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.
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 »
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?
More information would have been helpful. Do you have an attorney? Generally speaking, once a motion for summary judgment has been filed, briefed and argued, there is no deadline for the judge to issue a ruling on the motion.
Under the terms of the agreement and the circumstances you described, your first contract may be unenforceable. Strangely enough, the second proposed offer by him may be fine, if you accept it. I would talk to local businessmen attorney. Good luck.
In many locations that amount would be appropriate for a small claims action, which would certainly be cheaper and easier than many other venues. Oftentimes local government sites will provide you with a detailed description of the small claims process and forms to utilize. You may want to see if...Read more »
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