Consumer Law Questions & Answers

Q: I recently paid my rent for it to be rejected even after I got a confirmation number and 5 days later...

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Paul Looney's answer
You have a fact dispute, whether you paid rent with NSF funds. Get your proof from your bank. Take the notice to the landlord and try to resolve the matter. The whole thing will end up in Justice Court if you cannot resolve it with the landlord. Yours is a question of "proof", not "law". Settle the facts on your side and this should go away.

Q: How do I file a motion or petition the court to order a stop garnishment from a creditor where I wasnt notified of trial

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Employment Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
Mark Oakley's answer
You may be too late to file a motion to vacate the judgment if you let a few months of wage garnishment pass before acting. There is a requirement that a party act diligently once they become aware to set aside a judgment that was entered without proper service. If you knew of the pending case before judgment was entered, then you probably are out of luck.

Q: I live in Tennessee. 8 years ago we had a foreclosure. Can a debt collector still come after me?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
Not sure what debt you are concerned about. But the Deed of Trust Note must be sued upon within six years of default, unless some other period is agreed upon. Usually you will be served with the deficiency suit and the creditor will get a judgment which is good ten years from judgment.

Q: Using Magazine and Newspaper covers on my website.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright, Communications Law and Intellectual Property for New York on
Answered on Aug 13, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
You cannot do it. The logos and designs of newspapers are copyrighted.

Q: Do I need a permit/license to operate a lemonade 'stand' in NYC?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Business Law for New York on
Answered on Aug 12, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
You need a permit. But as anyone from NYC knows this is routinely violated by vendors of all types.

Q: my uncle was sentenced to seven years for heroin distribution, in 1984. Can he still get green card from his mom?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Aug 11, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Probably not. You need to get him to an immigration lawyer and determine his status to fully answer the question!

Q: LL retaliated after notice of repairs not made by refusal to accept new signed lease before he got letter

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
F. Paul Maloof's answer
You will need to petition the Court in the city or county where the premises is located and ask the Judge to make a determination about who is right regarding the residential lease.

Q: Can I take them out?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
I believe that they are lying to you and that you can sue to evict them.

Q: Can someone please explain this case number I received on a post card and what my next steps should be?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Maryland on
Answered on Aug 10, 2018
Adam Savett's answer
It is a case in California state court involving alleged violations of of a federal law, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA). FACTA was enacted to address the problem of identify theft by putting certain protections into place. Specifically, FACTA prohibits the printing of more than the last 5 digits on a credit card receipt and prohibits printing an expiration date on a credit card receipt.

The case alleges that Party City printed receipts between March 1, 2016 and...

Q: Walmart is searching customers after they've paid, as they try to leave the store.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Rights for Iowa on
Answered on Aug 9, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Here is a law review article from 2009 discussing this issue

http://commons.law.famu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1079&context=famulawreview

Q: purchased rehoming dog for service dog training dog is lame now and was not disclosed of steel rod in leg can't use her

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Animal / Dog Law and Lemon Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Juliet Piccone's answer
I'd suggest you repost your question with what it is you want to know and more facts. Was this an expensive dog from a breeder or a rescue? Or just a purchase from a private party/ non animal dealer? You probably need an actual consultation with an experienced animal attorney to figure out if you have any recourse.

Q: Please. Ask your questions here

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Family Law and Securities Law on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
What is your question.

Q: I need to dispute the amount of my student loan principle,

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for New York on
Answered on Aug 7, 2018
Michael David Siegel's answer
File a complaint with whomever holds your loan, but remember there is a lot of interest.

Q: Summary Judgement entered on me. I did NOT present evidence thinking I would do so in front of Judge. Need a redo.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 6, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You need to retain an experienced NY litigation attorney to file a Motion for reconsideration. This is not a consumer law case. THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY WHO IS LICENSED IN YOUR STATE FOR LEGAL ADVICE. This is merely suggestions for you to think about in discussing your situation with the local attorney. Good luck.

Q: Can I sue Safeway grocery store for selling meat with maggots?

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Personal Injury for California on
Answered on Aug 5, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
need more info

you can always sue anyone for anything. The question is will you recover.

in part that depends on proof. Did you save the meat? take it back to the market and fill out a claim? do you have a copy of the receipt?

did you see a doctor? if you feel you can not eat meat again maybe you should see a psych to document all this.

Q: I did ask and no answer

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Aug 3, 2018
Dale S. Gribow's answer
need more info needed

what is the question?

Q: Where can I find Florida law about the size AC unit to support each square footage?

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Consumer Law and Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Aug 2, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
I'd check the building code applicable in your area at the time the house was constructed, and when you got the home warranty.

Q: At fault insurance company in auto accident won't pay subrogate claim amount. I'm out $1000.00 deductible. HELP

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 2, 2018
Steve McCann's answer
Did you sustain bodily injuries as a result of the collision? If so, I recommend organizing everything in your possession related to this matter, including the crash report and medical records, and consulting with a personal injury attorney. Many of us offer free consultations and will represent you on a contingent basis in relation to your bodily injuries, so it will not cost you anything out of pocket to obtain the representation of an experienced professional.

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