Consumer Law Questions & Answers

Q: What do I do if I suffered due to a cut in my mouth and lost a tooth because of a bread tie in a burger bought at sonic?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for Montana on
Answered on Apr 22, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
As a starting point, you could contact an injury attorney in Montana to review and evaluate the details of the accident and your injuries. In these types of cases, recent dental history could become relevant. If the attorney you contact feels there is a viable case to move forward with, it would be helpful to readily have contact information available for the dentist(s) who saw you prior to the accident.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Can someone record your conversation with someone in another persons house?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Timothy Denison's answer
If he was not in the conversation, it is probably illegal.

Q: Took my laptop to a local repair shop. Did not hear from them for several weeks. Shop closed. What are my rights to get

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
File a complaint with the police; if they won't take it check with the township to see who owned the business license, sue those people in small claims. Ask the landlord who takes the property for your machine.

Q: I would like to start a class action lawsuit against these same defendants for a different cause of action. Can someone

11 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
Not seeing a question. If you want to file a class action you have to be aware that they are highly technical and not something to do yourself. If your action was covered in the first action you have to continue under that unless you have "opted out."

If you have an entirely different claim, that would be a separate class. So first you get a look at how the class is defined in the first case and see if the new facts are under that.

Then see a class action attorney.

Q: I am having a new air conditioner installed it has not worked since day 1 can I make them remove it

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Constitutional Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
Contact the manufacturer and ask them if they can work with you toward resolving the issue (whether in the form or service or replacement). If your model is the same one that is the subject of the class action lawsuit, you could contact the firm handling the suit if your amicable efforts do not work.

Tim Akpinar

Q: New Car Dealer increased the price of the car by $ 14,387 and removed the sticker before negotiations were completed.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
I doubt you have any type of legal remedy. You might hire a lawyer to sue to Rescind the Purchase, but continuing to use the car will defeat your possible case. It appears that you ultimately agreed to the price, unless you did not sign a Bill of Sale, or a Note and Financing Agreement.

Q: Hello, I want to know if I can create an app that gives people dating advice & helps them update their profiles?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Copyright and Employment Law for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
If you undertake this plan without having the input of at least two lawyers you will probably regret it. This situation is one that brings to mind the ancient warning: "If it looks too good to be true, it probably isn't."

Q: surplus funds due to be collected.Some attorney lied said i hire her but i dont know this person.I havent seen contract

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law and Legal Malpractice for California on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Scott Richard Kaufman's answer
You may want to WRITE to this person to see what is up?

Most (honest) attorneys will respond swiftly with an explanation.

Failure to respond timely may show s/he knows they did

something wrong. Then you may take it to the next level, like

opening up a BAR inquiry?

Q: Can a company you have a bill with take money from your checking account without a judgment

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Consumer Law and Collections for Maryland on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Bennett James Wills' answer
Your question is unclear. You can't be garnished without a judgment. But a company could auto-draft your account if you signed up for such a service.

Q: I put a down payment on a puppy in Monterey Tennessee. The puppy has parvo and breeder won’t return the down payment.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Animal / Dog Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Bennett James Wills' answer
You still potentially have a breach of contract action. You could choose to file a small claim in the general sessions court for the return of your $500.

Q: Mom had apt at a retirement home, we get 90% of cost when it sells. Any laws for how long we have to wait for sale?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
All of your questions should be answered in the original purchase documents controlling all the terms of ownership, maintenance, assessments and all other terms and conditions. Why not hire a lawyer to review everything and help you convince the owners of the retirement community to speed up their efforts to sell the unoccupied apartment.

Q: How do I proceed with signing up for a law apprenticeship in Los Angeles California Are any attorney’s accepting stude

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Tax Law for California on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Although you have mentioned several legal terms commonly used in the legal profession, this is not a legal question; it is a personal question involving education.

You might want to use Google to locate one or more law firms or other places that might offer the kinds of educational services you are looking for.

Q: If I were to buy brand name items from overseas, direct from the factory, could I sell them as authentic

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright and Business Law on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Griffin Klema's answer
Your question seems to implicate Canadian law, but I believe most attorneys on Justia are only licensed in the U.S.

Under U.S. law, the answer would probably be no because most likely the owner of the "brand" has trademark rights in the U.S. (assuming they're selling product here). You would not be allowed to sell products bearing the mark of another company without their permission (license). It also probably doens't matter whether you're advertising them as new or used. Furthermore,...

Q: Being sued by previous car lender, with issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Collections and Probate for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
The Creditor probably can Probate Grandmother's Estate for its benefit. But it is very unlikely. You are probably better off filing a Notice of Exempt Property with whatever Court and Docket Number you are being sued under. You should be able to Exempt all property, but be careful with any Bank Accounts.

Q: Dell sold me a 5k defective laptop and downgraded its hardware, can I get around their mandatory arbitration agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Contracts, Consumer Law and Lemon Law for New York on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
IMPO, the arbitration clause in the contract is valid regardless of how bad the laptop was when Dell sold it to you--or how many terrible things Dell has done since--or how much proof you have against Dell.

Q: Void a rental contract because smells of the previous tenants death (unattended).

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant, Consumer Law and Products Liability for Texas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
You may have sufficient legal reasons to allow you to get out of this lease; However, you should take the lease and all related documents to a local lawyer and ask for their assistance.

Q: Do I have to give a customer back money on an overpaid check. (Private sale)

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Maine on
Answered on Apr 14, 2019
Fred Bopp III's answer
I think the short answer is yes. It sounds to me like you and your customer reached an agreement on how much he was to pay you, thereby establishing a contract. For some reason, he overpaid you. Unless he intended the overpayment as a gift, it seems to me he is entitled to have you return the extra money. Why don’t you reach out to him, point out the fact that you think he overpaid, and see what he says in response?

Q: Q: i purchased a dog from an American Kennel Club dog breeder. She breeds dogs in her home in Pine Brook New Jersey.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Personal Injury, Consumer Law and Products Liability for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 13, 2019
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer
Unfortunately you failed to ask a question and only made a statement, I suggest resubmitting a question.

Q: Has the law been altered as of 2019?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law, Contracts and Juvenile Law for Michigan on
Answered on Apr 13, 2019
Trent Harris' answer
There isn’t an age minimum, but if you’re a minor you’ll need your parent to come with you to the tattoo shop and give permission.

Here is a link to Michigan’s law on tattooing minors.

Also, tattoo shops are free to set their own rules about the minimum age of someone they tattoo. My recommendation is to wait until you’re older. A tattoo is forever, and not...

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