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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: This guy tried to sell me a Jersey online, I can't pay and he said he is gonna contact the police. Can he do that?

I originally said it's a maybe, then he asked for size and shipping, so he has that info. I thought I would be good cause I was gonna start working so I would be able to buy it (I even told him that). Its been about 3 weeks and he said that he was going to call the police. can he do that?

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Nov 15, 2019

Sounds like it was not yet shipped?

BUT, maybe he ordered one and paid for it and that cost him money out of pocket

and it's your fault?

So, YES, he CAN call the Police, BUT, they will do nothing.

So, YES, he CAN sue you and if he wins, you get a "judgment"...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: I rented a car w/out showing my license, credit card info, or address. Just online w name,email,phone. Do I have to pay?

The cashier was trying to leave early, I barely caught them despite being in 45min before closing time. They just reached over the counter and handed me the keys.

All I did was reserve the car online with my name email and phone number.

They never verified who I was or took any... Read more »

Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan answered on Nov 14, 2019

That is one way to look at the issue.

The rental company might rephrase the questions as follows:

The customer reserved a car knowing full well that car rentals are not free. The customer undertook to pay for the car rental. A contract was formed. Rental company provided the...
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Q: I paid off my auto loan this morning at 9:07 am. I paid the amount I was told to pay. the amount was increased after.
Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Nov 14, 2019

IF you have all of this in writing and you should, it should be easy to fix this. If you do not you NEED to create a writing memorializing these facts.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Contracts for California on
Q: my student loan holder keeps telling me they have never received my income-contingent repayment plan

I've sent it to them 8 times. They keep telling me they have never received it, as a result, the amount keeps going up. Is there anything I can do about this as it has been going on for over a year now.

Joseph Franklin Klatt
Joseph Franklin Klatt answered on Nov 10, 2019

If you are sending it to them by mail, you may want to consider sending it by certified mail. Then you will get a receipt sent back to you showing that it has been delivered.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: Can I use the phrase “won’t you be my neighbor” on a t shirt
William John Light
William John Light answered on Nov 9, 2019

This site is not a substitute for an attorney client relationship with an attorney knowledgeable in your business practices. No attorney will dispense free advice over the internet based in such few facts, potentially exposing you, and them, to liability for violation of intellectual property... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Small Claims and Social Security for California on
Q: disabled person rights on repossession of car in california far away from home left stranded

with wallet and cash still in car was so scared was sick for days told the tow people that i just need my wallet and meds even had police officer call and nope was stranded hungry scared in not so good neighborhood my disabled placard was showing correctly, I could of had another stroke or worse... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 3, 2019

I'm sorry for this terrible experience, given your disabled condition. A California attorney could advise best but your question remains open for four weeks. If you have medical documentation of the sickness/injury you suffered here, such as ER visit or doctor examination, gather them and see if... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: Moms BK finalized in July. Trustee paid off my car loan as she was the cosigner? Does this mean he gets to keep my car?

So my mom's bankruptcy was finalized in July of this year. The trustee kept her state and federal refund checks. My mom is a cosigner on my vehicle and I was trying to make a payment a couple days ago and they told me that my car was paid off by the trustee. Does this mean that my car now is the... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 22, 2019

Being a co-signer on the loan is not the same as being an owner or co-owner on the title. It is unclear whether your Mom had any ownership interest on the title. If you were the registered owner, the car should still belong to you.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for California on
Q: I purchased a car from Kia in 2017 and I'm having engine problems they have had my car for a month now what can I do
Barak J Berlin
Barak J Berlin answered on Oct 21, 2019

You may have a case against Kia under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, commonly known as the California Lemon Law. If you do have a lemon, you are entitled to receive all sums you have paid or owe on your car, minus a mileage offset.

Feel free to call or email...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for California on
Q: I need to identify a list of dish Network SATV Installers names on a dissolved company location

I need to identify a list of dish Network SATV Installers names on allegro Discount Satellite company located at 20700 avalon blvd ste 310 Carson California 90746 on year 2002 to get their detailed satv purchases like what coax cable companies they use?

Robert Philip Cogan
Robert Philip Cogan answered on Oct 20, 2019

There does not not appear to be any legal issue raised by this question. There may be other places to seek information.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Contracts for California on
Q: University sent me a settlement and I believe its lawful?

University sent me a settlement which if I sign not going to be available to take them to court in the future.

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 17, 2019

You will need to retain an attorney to read the Settlement Agreement and discuss its implications with you. No responsible attorney will speculate over the internet.

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2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Consumer Law for California on
Q: Who pays for arbritation filed by myself as a consumer regarding a dispute. I did submit a fee waiver.

Will i be going up against corporate lawyers? I dont have a lawyer. But after several attemps to resolve the issue. I finally resorted to arbritation.

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Oct 16, 2019

Contact the arbitration provider and read their rules.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Small Claims for California on
Q: Car i was driving Repoed it was clearly marked disabled placard left me stranded with no means my wallet in the car

This is not my car. SoI had sheriff call and thats when we found out it was 9 am in morning I called to explain that I just need my wallet and things and they refused told me to come to yard at 4:30 pm I am disabled and sick that there was no way to get to yard or home or any place safe that they... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 13, 2019

Being disabled is not a defense to having your car repossessed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Construction Law for California on
Q: Can you please confirm if my interpretation of the BPC code for unlicensed subcontractors is correct:

A licensed contractor sent unlicensed tile installers, (1099 employees, not W-2 employees), to install our kitchen floor. The job was $1,500 plus materials. He claims that since they were "employees," and covered under their workmans comp, they did not need to be licensed. Is this true?

James Alan Greer
James Alan Greer answered on Oct 4, 2019

Homeowner With Question On Licensure: Your thinking about licensed subcontractors is mostly correct (nicely done !). A contractor or subcontractor may perform ANY TYPE OF WORK without a license so long as the whole of the work is LESS THAN $500.00 (the "PennySaver" advertisement type of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: Can a sue a dealership for doing paper work wrong causing registration to skyrocket...making payments late to finance,

Also plates are diff than ones on paperwork

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 4, 2019

It's possible you could. If you consulted with a California attorney, a major consideration will be the cost of the excessive registration fees, late finance fees, etc., and how they would compare to the litigation costs of pursuing them. Another option could be to first explore if the dealership... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for California on
Q: where should I report extortion and identity theft
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 1, 2019

START WITH CONTACTING YOUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Banking for California on
Q: I am looking for a Lawyer from Bakersfield CA

to chack Nova Port Bank 1430 Truxtun Avenue 5th Floor they pushing me to pay more than 8800 $ for some AAC code to unblock my loan from Donald Shaw Loan Firm and is impossible to deducted it from my loan but I am afraid that it is a scam

Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on Oct 1, 2019

It is a scam.

Run the other direction, fast.

There is no "Nova Port Bank" or any version incorporated in California. There is no ""Nova Port Bank" registered with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency or any other federal bank regulator.

The address you gave is a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: Is an application for renewal of a judgment automatic or does it take time to get approved by the courts?
William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 1, 2019

It is automatic and it takes time. Your papers should be submitted months in advance of the 10 year deadline as the processing is lengthy, and if your papers have any errors, which is common, you may have to re-submit.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: What to do when online CAr sales Dealer or car sales portal not honoring the reserved price they confirmed via email?

What to do when online CAr sales Dealer or car sales portal not honoring the reserved price they confirmed via email?

I searched for a car on Car sales website, say "CS". I found a car listed by the Dealer "D" for $X. Through the online system of CS, they offered me a price inclusive of all... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Sep 23, 2019

Maybe

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Environmental for California on
Q: Do hotels have to follow certain level certain guidelines How they handle big emergencies? I feel i am being wronged.

I just cant get up and leave so easily. I've been at hotel for a year. I have a few things in my hotel room that will take me several trips to relocate. Its not just my luggage and lets go. Hotel knows my bathroom been leaking and their maintenace guy quit they barely got a new guy. Now the pipe... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 17, 2019

much more info needed.

is there some kind of lease?

if you feel you have been wronged consider small claims where you can sue for up to $10k.

this may be more of a policy issue than legal.

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