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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Consumer Law, Traffic Tickets and Collections for Indiana on
Q: Abandoned vehicle at storage has been here for years, tag expired 2012 Is there Streamlined abandonment tiitle Process?

Vehicle stored over 5 years with no payments or contact with owner.

Attempts to contact owner satisfied but unsuccessful. Vehicle valued under $700, not road worthy.

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Apr 15, 2021

If the vehicle is abandoned, you can file a request for salvage title and obtain title to the make it your property.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Construction Law for Illinois on
Q: Unlicensed roof subcontractor, hidden from homeowner, did incomplete and unsatisfactory work, is homeowner breaching

contractual agreement if holding out on payment until compensated

for incompetent, incomplete work?

Frederick A. Lurie
Frederick A. Lurie answered on Apr 14, 2021

I am not sure what your question is but under Illinois law, it is unlawful to do any roofing work without a license under the Roofing Industry Licensing Act.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Washington on
Q: I am involved in the Playtika Settlement case. Trying to find out when payout date is

This involves Wa. State gambling commission and various gambling sites

Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on Apr 13, 2021

According to the claims administrator's website:

"You SHOULD receive a check or electronic payment from the Settlement Administrator within 60 days after the Settlement has been finally approved and/or after any appeals process is complete." (emphasis added).

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Washington on
Q: I am involved in the Playtika Settlement and would like to know when payouts are. I thought they said 60days .

Final hearing was Feb. 11 2021

Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on Apr 13, 2021

According to the claims administrator's website:

"You SHOULD receive a check or electronic payment from the Settlement Administrator within 60 days after the Settlement has been finally approved and/or after any appeals process is complete." (emphasis added).

Things...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for California on
Q: Hi We live in Saratoga, CA and are having problems with our neighbors across the street.

The neighbors put up bright lights on the front door, gates etc and the glare is coming into our kitchen and front bedrooms. We tried to talk to them and requested to use softer lights or direct back toward their house but they refused to talk. We went to the city, but the code does not have any... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Apr 12, 2021

IF THIS: "We went to the city, but the code does not have any light-trespassing/pollution laws"

is true, it may be tough to sue them? Perhaps you can find a way to limit that intrusion?

Higher hedges? Some shades?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Banking for Florida on
Q: If my bank closed my checking account do they have a legal right to keep my money that was left in it?

I am a small business owner in FL. I received an EIDL loan from the government on March 16 for $55,900 to help me keep my business afloat during the pandemic. I had the funds deposited into my business checking account at BlueVine, and had no issues until Mar 29, when I suddenly received an email... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 12, 2021

While I am not sure who or what "BlueVine" is, unless it is a legitimate regulated commercial bank or credit union you may be out of luck. And in any event, since you are obligated to repay the entire $59,500 to the US Small Business Administration or to the US Treasury, I strongly advise... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Contracts for Nevada on
Q: I have a charge off on my vehicle. I was never notified and it has a 0 balance, I have the vehicle and bankruptcy wasn’t

I was never notified and NEVER missed a payment. Furthermore they applied my payments to the wrong account equaling 7000. Do I have any recourse?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 12, 2021

You can file claims with the three credit bureaus to correct the record. If they do, problem solved. If not, file suit against the company to correct the error.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Kentucky on
Q: Question about consumer laws

I dropped my mower off for a tune up and oil change including hydrostatic system. The price was quoted $180-$200 depending on the mower. Later that day the guy calls with a list of things that need to be replaced. I asked specifically okay if you replaced everything you think is wrong, worst... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 11, 2021

Pay the Bill, get the itemized receipt, ask for all the old parts to be given to you, then sue him for fraud when he can’t produce them and they don’t match up with the bill.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can you receive a copy of your citation showing that it was dismissed
Bill Powers
Bill Powers answered on Apr 10, 2021

GOOD QUESTION

If dismissed, a copy of the Dismissal will ordinarily be in the official court file. In Charlotte, defense lawyers may call that the "shuck."

Indeed, the dismissal itself is often written on the front of the citation by the prosecuting attorney (the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Idaho on
Q: I have bought a motorcycle from a dealer and they don’t have the title.

I have bought a motorcycle from a dealer June 2020 I financed this. I have paid this off March 21 and called my bank they can’t find the title. I called the DMV and they stated that it’s in the first owners name from 2018. This was odd as it was financed by a bank in North Carolina but yet they... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Apr 9, 2021

The dealer is unscrupulous and should give you your money back. They lost the title or hadn't received it when they sold it to you. Idaho gives the owner of the bike 30 days to get the Title to the new owner. Your options now are: begin litigation against the dealer, you will win. Or, go... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Tennessee on
Q: I received a summons for debt in 2015 - unaware of it I sent a certified letter request proof

I requested proof of the debt but I noticed it did not have the contract that was suppose to be signed for the debt showing the total amount borrowed, interest and what would be paid if loan was completed in its entirety - it only had 1400.00 typed out that it was taken out on 08/3/2015- my court... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 9, 2021

They do not have to respond to your letter. I would think you would be in General Sessions, but your facts sound like a Court of Record. Whatever, to dispute the suit, you will probably need an attorney. The suit is probably being filed just before the SOL runs.

A judgment will be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Consumer Law for Florida on
Q: We bought a used car, and the brakes failed while driving home, causing an accident. What is the dealer responsibility?

Nobody was hurt in the accident. ABout 3K damage was done to the car. The brakes failed. A police report was written documenting that fact. The dealer doesn't want to take responsibility for anything and expects the buy to pay for all repairs caused by the accident. Also, the dealer... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Apr 8, 2021

That cannot be answered without analyzing all of the facts of the situation, including a review of the purchase contract. If you bought the car "AS IS", that would be a strike against you, but in limited circumstances, that can be dealer liability even with that kind of contract. Seek a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Michigan on
Q: Is a repairman allowed to take pictures inside my home?

Repairman left my dryer torn apart and refuses to fix it. He called me several horrific names and then hung up on me. I am a female veteran and he made it clear he doesn’t like that fact.

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Apr 7, 2021

Reads as though there is more going on than just the repair person taking photos inside your house. It is possible there is an invasion of privacy issue here, but it might depend on what was photographed and/or whether or not the contract says anything about photographs.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Michigan on
Q: Do I still need to file an answer if I settled the debt?

I was sued for debt and received a summons and complaint. I settled with them and sent them a cashier's check certified mail after getting the settlement offer via email. They got it and say they have filed a "stop service" and that I will get something in the mail in 25-30 days from... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Apr 7, 2021

You can certainly check with the court to see what's been submitted. Otherwise, your answer could simply be "settled by agreement on such-and such a date".

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for New York on
Q: I got tires done the guy made a mistake undercharged me should I pay

I told them I would do right in the situation

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 6, 2021

Sure, it would be the right thing to do. And handling it quietly could keep him from getting in trouble at work. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Maryland on
Q: can I file a counterclaim in a replevin case?

someone has filed a show cause against me. this person has access to their property but has not taken it. the items are in a storage unit in my name that they were to pay for but haven't for 6 months. now they are refusing to pay and filed a replevin for the items.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Apr 6, 2021

Answer the complaint admitting you have the property and file a counterclaim for the money they agreed to pay to store it but haven't, under a breach of contract theory.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: What can I do about my vehicle being stolen from an auto body shop that come to find out, has no insurance?

I took my car to an auto body shop to have minor work done and received a call from the shop owner that my car was missing. Somebody went into his business and took the keys to my car and drove off. He told me to file claim with my car insurance company. I only have liability. When I told him his... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Apr 3, 2021

Make a complaint to the Bureau of Automotive Repair. File suit in Small Claims. You can get a judgment of up to $10k. Whether you can collect is another issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Florida on
Q: Can I sue my bank for neglece and stealing money from me?

My bank Space Coast Credit on two different occasions the bank took my money the first time they took my full SSI check and the second time only left me $211.00. I explained to the that I am on SSI and I depend on my check to pay rent and bills and rather than them take my money in one lump sum... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 3, 2021

It appears that the bank set off funds in your account because you owed the bank money for some reason. If this is the case, yes, they can do it.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Constitutional Law for California on
Q: can i sue and/or press charges on anytimemailbox.com for my mail being brought home and opened without authorization?

the operator of one of anytimemailbox’s site’s is also currently refusing to give me my mail which is currently at the operatior’s HOME and not the anytimemailbox address.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Apr 2, 2021

MORE INFO NEEDED

YOU CAN ALWAYS SUE........THE ISSUE IS WILL YOU WIN AND THEN ARE THERE PROVABLE DAMAGES.

I WOULD ASSUME IF HE IS RECEIVING MAIL VIA POST OFFICE, THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO COMPLY WITH THE SAME RULES AS IMPOSED ON THEM.......I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS AND WOULD REPORT TO...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability, Business Law and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Q: I am having serious issues with Ikea

I bought a dark grey sofa and immediately had issues. The color wasn't as advertised and the required cover to velcroes on didn’t fit. I couldn’t get anyone on the phone bc they had tech issues. I reached them via Twitter and they send me a replacement cover. This one was even smaller.... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Apr 2, 2021

You should call the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia, Consumer Affairs Division and make a formal complaint.

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