Consumer Law Questions & Answers

Q: I live in PA. The previous tenants did not pay their water bill, How do we get it turned back on?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Consumer Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

You need availability of water for your use as part of rental agreement. If for any reasons disconnected is a liability of owner/manager to fix it without further delay. Notify him, in writing, and deliver it appropriately for immediate water availability or else you will pay the delinquent bill and amount will be adjusted out of rent.
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Q: Can a co-signer of student loan take legal action for repayment even though the loan in its entirety is paid off

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Contracts, Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017
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Q: What is the process for getting money back from a roofing contractor for services not performed?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Construction Law and Consumer Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

It is difficult to answer this question without additional information. You should contact an attorney. It is generally difficult to recover funds from a contractor, but sometimes a civil suit can be fruitful.
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Q: Decided to buy car with trade in. 2 days later wanted our trade back, they agreed to redo paperwork, now forcing a buy

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

Absolutely no way to say for sure without first reviewing all the paperwork (contracts). I suggest that you consult with an attorney in your area asap about this situation.
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Q: Is there any way to launch a class action against Timothy K Isaac and all of his fraudulent companies? I am a victim.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

Setting a class action lawsuit is a big undertaking. So the answer to your question is yes most likely. The logistics and feasibility of setting up a class action may make it not practical. You should probably just focus upon your own claims and let the other folks worry about theirs.

Good luck.
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Q: A personal injury lawyer for his client states that I am intentionally disparaging the client's business online. How?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Internet Law and Libel & Slander for California on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

ANYONE CAN SUE ANYONE FOR ANYTHING AT ANY TIME.........THE QUESTION IS WHETHER ONE CAN COLLECT AND THEN WHETHER THE SUIT IS IMPROPER THUS ALLOWING THE OTHER PARTY TO SUE FOR DAMAGES.

IF YOU WERE TO SUE YOU WOULD GO TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT I WOULD SUSPECT
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Q: Walgreens pharmacy sold us 3 month expired infant probiotics given to our 3 week old causing respiratory issues?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Michigan on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

I am sorry to hear this news. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible to provide more facts about this incident. Generally, injury to babies in Michigan lead to recovery of money damages. However, you must first prove liability and damages. Whether you can prove these elements depends on specific factors. A discussion with your lawyer will clear this issue up.
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Q: CAN AN ONLINE CHECK ADVANCE COMPANY TAKE YOU TO COURT AND GARNISH YOUR WAGES?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections and Consumer Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

Yes. If you borrowed money, and don't pay it back, you are likely to get sued and if the lender wins the case, one of the remedies available to them in collection of the judgment is garnishment. You don't say in your question why you think the lender can't act, but because you say it is an "online " company, I assume you think that is some defense. I do not think so. Courts can now recognize electronic signatures or facsimile signatures as valid.
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Q: Can a patent owner request that i send them all of my products they consider to be a counterfeit?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents for Florida on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

I have seen a patent case that was awarded less than a dollar in damages as they wanted to make a point in a bigger set of battles.

As a practical matter, if you can show that you shipped them back to your supplier for a refund, then it is unlikely that they will chase you. We do not know whether they have similar patent rights in China or wherever your supplier is located.

If they have a design patent (number starts with a D) they can seek disgorgement of all profits you...
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Q: Can I dispute late fees charged by the leaser?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

I think you cannot dispute the late fees that you agreed to in writing when you signed the lease. Perhaps you can ask the landlord to modify the lease so that you can pay your rent as soon as you get paid. The agreement to modify the lease must be in writing.
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Q: What to expect for an Examination under Oath?

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Defense, Car Accidents, Consumer Law and Insurance Bad Faith for Kansas on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

They will try to get him to say he torched it--which is dumb because replacement costs more. Contact a member of the Ks Assn for Justice who handles "bad faith" claims --they give free consults.
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Q: If my car was improperly towed during repossession causing transmission issues is the tow company liable for damages?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Virginia on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

The liability of the tow truck company will depend on the testimony of the auto mechanic who repaired your vehicle. That person will have to testify before a judge that the damages to your vehicle were caused by the in correct way the tow truck driver towed your car.
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Q: Can a landlord evict me in less then 30 days for non payment or rent because non repair to property?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Yes. You can be evicted if you did not pay rent. Sounds like you withheld rent trying to force landlord to make repairs. You are not allowed to withhold rent under the facts you state.

You should hire a tenant attorney ASAP from your area to advise you.
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Q: Need assistance with a bad roofing company

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Construction Law for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

The contractor has a responsibility to correct any defects in the instillation. If you provide the contractor with notice and a commercially reasonable time to cure and the contractor fails to do so, you can have the work done by a different contractor. You then have a claim against the original contractor for the cost to cure the defect.
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Q: Can a bank back out of an already done deal on auto financing because i drive for lyft?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

Was there any post-condition that disallowed you for lyft. If not, then they have to return all your cost, fee, charges etc. that you accrue on obtaining this car loan.
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Q: a mail forwarding company dont wanna ship my packages to me. its been three months

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Consumer Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

You must sue the shipping company for non-delivery or your package worth 2000$ (i) within time and that delivered to a wrong destination; etc. You can claim damages; amount of items if carrying bills thereof; legal cost incurred on the suit, etc. Consult Atty of your local jurisdiction for specific advice.
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Q: What's the time frame to file a lawsuit against jcpenny?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for New Mexico on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

I notice you are from Fort Worth but you are asking the question in New Mexico. The statute of limitations in New Mexico is three years, so you still have time. I will not state with certainty what it is in Texas, but it could be two years, if it happened in Texas I would recommend consulting an attorney there immediately. If it happened in New Mexico, I would recommend contacting a New Mexico attorney to discuss, either myself or someone else you may find on Justia.
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Q: Ex girlfriend threatening to not make car payments on car I’m a co-signer on. What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 13, 2017

If she actually doesn't make the payments, I believe you can repossess the car.
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Q: I received a levy notice based on some credit card debt from years ago, I own nothing, do I need to respond somehow?

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer Law for California on
Answered on Nov 12, 2017

If you have any money in that bank, (should be name of the bank on the levy), the creditor is going to get it. They are after you, and don't be surprised if they somehow find out where you work and hit you with a wage garnishment.

I suggest you deal with it. See a local bankruptcy lawyer for further guidance.
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Q: Bought a new truck price was agreed on and both parties signed agreement loan signed title signed dealer refused to deli

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Consumer Law for Alabama on
Answered on Nov 12, 2017

Was part of the agreement that you would pay them $5,000.00? If so, you have to live up to that part of the agreement too. If you do what you are bound to do, they have to do what they promise to do.
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