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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Elder Law for Mississippi on
Q: What type of lawyer specialty would held a client who had a 'Visiting Angles' caregiver steal from them?

Incident occured in Hattisburg, MS.

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Sep 17, 2021

Any Mississippi lawyer can help you with this issue; however, if you are alleging that someone stole from you or a family member, the thing to do would be to contact law enforcement to file a complaint with them so that an investigation and arrest can be completed. If you are looking to recoup the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Products Liability for Mississippi on
Q: My disabled significant other, who suffered a stroke, was sold a vehicle to which the title does not match.

My significant other, who has questionable reasoning skills, at best, due to a major stroke, paid cash (quite a bit) to a “friend” for an “antique” vehicle. (As a matter of fact, I have durable POA.) When attempting to resell the vehicle, it was determined the vehicle does not match the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 23, 2021

You are right. It's up to them to give you good title. Otherwise sue them for the money paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: Can I do anything if I was wrongfully accused of stealing in a store? No law was involved, but I was humiliated.

I entered into the store I shop at on a regular basis on October 21 at 2:30pm . I walked into the store and went straight to the aisle to get a Drone I had seen the past week that I was going to purchase. A lady, who appeared to be an employee told me I need to leave the store. She said she had me... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 16, 2020

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could reach out to attorneys who handle such cases, but keep in mind that such matters would not be likely to be handled on a contingency basis. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law, Legal Malpractice and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: How can I legally access my deceased fathers lawsuit settlement?

My father passed a few months prior to a settlement being reached in a class lawsuit. I reached out on his behalf and was told to submit necessary documents(death certificate, affidavit, etc). I did so by certified mail to insure proper delivery. Yet they've still refused to relinquish his... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 13, 2020

A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but you await a response for four weeks. I'm sorry for the loss of your father. It looks like you already made diligent efforts. Ask the case administrators at the firm what further information is necessary. This might be something where more than... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Mississippi on
Q: If someone is in default on credit cards, what recourse do the creditors have? Unemployed individual owns home no mortg

Can the Credit Card companies sell the home even though the individual is unemployed? Can they seize bank accounts or investment acct even though the individual is unemployed etc?

David Luther Woodward
David Luther Woodward answered on Oct 21, 2020

They can sue you and reduce their claim to judgment which can result in a judgment lien.

I am not admitted in Mississippi, but here in Florida it would not affect your owning your house free and clear because of our constitutional homestead protection; however, I cannot quote you the Miss....
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: I bonded a friend out and paid $1000 cash. Turns out they made a mistake and he had a hold. Can I get my $ back

I bonded a friend out of jail and paid the bonds person $1000. Not even 12 hours later they picked him back up and said he wasnt ever supposed to be bonded out because he had a hold with the department of corrections. Can I get my $1000 back? Who regulates bond companies?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 11, 2020

Unless you can convince the bond guy to return your money you are out of luck. Why? Because they will say that they did their job--kept your friend out of stir--and are entitled to keep the bond you paid. Lesson learned: Don't bond out any more friends.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Probate for Mississippi on
Q: If my husband dies while paying a secured loan, am I responsible for that loan. Can they take the collateral from me?

My husband made a loan and used a lot of our household stuff.Can they take that from me or make me pay his debt? We live in Mississippi which is not a community property state.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jan 23, 2020

If you stop making the payments, they can take the collateral for the loan. This is true whether or not they make a claim as a creditor in probate.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: I believe the statutes of limitations on delinquent credit card debt in Mississippi is 3yrs. When does that 3yrs, start

Is it from the date of the last payment made on the account or does it start 180 days after the last payment made on the account

Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton answered on Aug 7, 2019

The statute of limitations starts on the date of last activity on your account. This could be the date you last made payment, but it could also be the date you last used the account, made a promise to pay, entered a payment agreement, or acknowledged liability for the debt.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Mississippi on
Q: went to the ER, and they kept me over night. The next morning I got dressed, and was waiting to be discharged. The

Doctor/nurse came and said I was septic. I told them point blank I wanted to leave, and I would sign my release paperwork. That is when they said sepsis can be fatal. I didnt not think I was.I would have left to get a 2nd opion. So I still declined. That is when they said that is I left my... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 24, 2019

You could initially try to see if the insurance carrier will assist you. Contact your insurance carrier and ask them to work with you to review the file in terms of the timeline of events, your symptoms, and other relevant issues. If they will work with you and review the hospital's bills for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Mississippi on
Q: How much is a late fee on your water bill
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 11, 2019

Whatever is charged by your municipality, as lawfully permitted by applicable public service commissions.

Tim Akpinar

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: Would I have to get my own lawyer for an appeal if getting sued by a car dealership?

A car dealership took my sister to court and they won. If she wants to appeal, would she have to get her own lawyer?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 16, 2019

Tell your sister to call an appellate lawyer in Mississippi and ask them this important question.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Mississippi on
Q: What happens if the judge ordered in favor of the plaintiff by suing, but the defendant is unable to pay?
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 15, 2019

Keep the Judgement for 20 years and wait until the defendant has money--then enforce it.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for Mississippi on
Q: Is it possible to file an injunction against defendants to request to complete destructive work for an inspection?

There is a lawsuit in court for breach of warranty due to defects that have impaired the value of the home. However, there is an area in the flooring that is has been slowly caving in. Also, it is slowly spreading out. This may be caused from potential toxic hazardous chemicals. The... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 28, 2019

If you are wondering why you are not receiving answers from lawyers here on Justia it is because Justia is a free online legal forum established to allow members of the public to ask general legal questions to lawyers who volunteer their time, not to answer specific questions that may have very... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Mississippi on
Q: Need to know about my probation status,Need to file identity theft Because of incarceration, time served, grounds I hv

What legal grounds I have

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 8, 2018

There's not a whole lot that an attorney can go off of to answer your questions. You may want to consider reaching out to an attorney privately.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Identity Theft for Mississippi on
Q: Have several questions reguarding my identity Apparently identity theft Time served on false pretense charges
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 8, 2018

You may want to consider reaching to an attorney on here if you have questions concerning any pending charges. Most attorneys, myself included, are happy to provide a brief consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Rights, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: I received judgment by default why hasn't the judge charged defendant with contempt of court?

Applied to judgment roll.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 31, 2018

why haven't you moved for it?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: If a new trailer is sold without brakes, do I, the buyer, have any recourse?

Manufactured 2015, purchased 2016, tandem trailer with axles > 2000lbs gvw each was sold to me without brakes (unbeknownst to me). Is there any course of action I can take with the dealer (to get the brakes installed at least at their cost, perhaps)? What would be the legal recourse?... Read more »

Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman answered on Jul 8, 2018

When you buy a trailer or any similar product, you should always do so by getting a written contract. You then need to read the contract and see what you are buying, and if it matches what you thought you were buying. If it does not, you should not sigh it. If there is no written contract, then... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: I live in Mississippi and I'm wanting to find out if I have a case against a local hotel in my area.

This hotel gave out details of my stay to someone claiming to be me. This person went to the hotel with my debit card number, said someone committed fraud using the card and the hotel proceeded to give this person details of my stay including my room number, receipts and also gave this person... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on May 22, 2018

Sounds like you have a case. You need an attorney for the place where it happened. Look for that state's Assn for Justice--their members give free consultations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: Harley Davidson dealer in MS was going to charge us 22% interest on a used bike. Is that even legal?

*in MS

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 6, 2018

Why are you asking it in the Florida law section? You should probably ask your question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Mississippi › Consumer Law ›.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: Do Sonic fast food restaurants tell the amount you have on your card, on the receipt?

Im just leaving a Sonic fast food restaurant. I placed my order & used a card to make my purchase. Before pulling up, I knew the amount that was on my card. The carhop came out & I gave a $1 tip, she asked did I pay w| card, i responded yes. She rushed back in & returned to me, saying... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Apr 7, 2018

Not necessarily. Your best bet would be to see if perhaps the initial transaction was cancelled out. Regardless, if you review your account and see a double charge, you could reach out to the manager and see about getting a refund on one of the transactions.

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