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1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Business Law and Consumer Law for Nevada on
Q: Can we use words such as depositor, CD, Money Market with an investment account if we aren't a bank?

Can w use words such as depositor, CD, Money Market with an investment account if we aren't a bank? Our service. this investment account is very similar to a savings account in that you put your money in and you can take it out with very short notice, and you get a fixed return. It is an... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 3, 2020

The last time I looked, the unauthorized use of any of the financial terms you asked about, as well as many other banking, financial and investment terms, is prohibited in every state of the United States. It this were not the case you would see hundreds of thousands of small businesses offering... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Construction Law, Consumer Law and Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: Is having no hot water in the house for 5 days and a two year old in the house with me considered as an emergency?

Home owners insurance company stated that it is not an emergency to have no running hot water for five days and a two year old in the house. That because it's a plumbing issue even though in they're policy it states otherwise.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 5, 2020

I'm sorry for your ordeal with a baby in the house. You could review the policy with a Nevada attorney, but if it is similar to most homeowner policies, the circumstances you describe might not be covered. Every policy is different and without seeing your policy, it's difficult to guess... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Nevada on
Q: How can I obtain a lawyer to protect me against my apartment complex.

I pay almost $1600 a month in rent and the leasing off drags their feet on fixing anything in my apartment. I have kept every picture and email I’ve sent to them. It’s currently 32 degrees and I have no heat in my home. I have a big hole in my wall cut out by a vendor. Garbage disposal not working.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 4, 2020

Contact a Nevada landlord-tenant attorney or repost in the Landlord-Tenant category. Consumer law attorneys (where this is posted) don't usually deal with these issues. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Nevada on
Q: Can I buy a lighter in the state of Nevada if I am under 18

I am 16, I just wanna buy a lighter for my candles

Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on Dec 26, 2019

Generally, yes anyone can purchase a lighter in Nevada.

There is a specific statute on the sale of tobacco products to minors. Lighters are not even mentioned.

The code provision, NRS 202.2493, states:

...it is unlawful for any person to sell, distribute or offer to sell...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Nevada on
Q: had crneotomy 2006. tumor in 3rd. ventrical. contract contingent on not using certain cards did use card not suppose to

because of no short term memory

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 22, 2019

It's a little difficult to understand exactly what your question might be. From the limited description, it appears you underwent a craniotomy and currently suffer from impaired memory function and it affects what you do under a contract?? I'm not sure. I'm very sorry for the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Business Law for Nevada on
Q: Can my hoa restrict visitors between 10pm and 6am

I am renting and had no idea I was moving into an hoa area

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 29, 2019

Yes, HOAs can restrict that--and a lot of other things too.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Nevada on
Q: I was taken advantage of at a car dealership.

For the past week I have been unsuccessful in getting any cooperation given complete run around!

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Jun 28, 2019

Your question does not contain enough facts to form an opinion.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Banking for Nevada on
Q: I am a Nevada resident & I have a high interest loan from Netcredit.com, do they need to be licensed in Nevada to lend?

If I check their website for Nevada loans, https://www.netcredit.com/rates-and-terms/nevada

I receive a message stating "Unfortunately, personal loans through NetCredit are not currently available in your state.

We are working hard to provide access to fast, trustworthy credit... Read more »

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

There is a big difference between borrowing from a lender not authorized to make loans in Nevada and repaying a loan to a lender that is not authorized to make loans in Nevada.

Reading between the lines here tells me that

(1) you have been obligated to repay this (terrible) loan...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Consumer Law for Nevada on
Q: Is it legal to place a GPS tracking system on an RV rental without notifying or getting consent from the person renting
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 9, 2019

As it's their vehicle I believe they can put that equipment on it. Even if it wasn't it would be hard to prove damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Nevada on
Q: how do I join this class action suite against AWS and FBA Stores? FTC v. AWS. LLC et al
Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on May 24, 2018

This is not a class action.

On March 12, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against a bunch of related entities.

On March 14, the District Court approved a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and appointed Robb Evans & Associates LLC as Temporary...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Nevada on
Q: I would like to know how to get information and possibly join this class action suit...title "FTC v. AWS. LLC et al"

I paid the $35+K to this firm as well and have inventory basically being held in purgatory at their warehouse. I have emailed the firm that is acting as conservator for this case Robb Evans a couple times with no reply.

Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on May 24, 2018

This is not a class action.

On March 12, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a lawsuit against a bunch of related entities.

On March 14, the District Court approved a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and appointed Robb Evans & Associates LLC as Temporary...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Consumer Law for Nevada on
Q: If a person gets ran over by a hit and run driver while they are walking thru a Walmart parkinglot who pays the damages

Nevada,

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 11, 2017

Your uninsured motorist if you have it. Why not contact a member of the Nv.Assn for Justice? They give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Immigration Law and Consumer Law for Nevada on
Q: my immigration lawyer wont give me my file until i pay him and its in collection since 2011 what can i do
Ashley Negrette
Ashley Negrette answered on Oct 10, 2017

You should contact the County Bar Association in your area. They have programs that can help settle disputes between attorneys. Each state has different requirements for attorneys so its important to know the rule the applies and then take action accordingly.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Consumer Law for Nevada on
Q: Who would I call if a title loan company illegally took my car ??
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 12, 2017

Look for a member of naca--www.naca.net

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for Nevada on
Q: Dad died, left behind small timeshare property before adding mom's name. How to exact transfer of deed to my mom?

The property is in the state of Nevada where community property law applies. What steps need to be taken to transfer ownership of deed to my mom? I understand no probate needed -- correct? Does filing an Affidavit of Death of Spouse Holding Community Property apply in this situation? How do we... Read more »

Jonathan Craig Reed
Jonathan Craig Reed answered on Jun 3, 2017

Sorry to disappoint, but since the timeshare in Nevada is considered real estate, the only procedure available is "Set Aside Without Administration." Most people will need a lawyer to do that. In addition to the fees and costs of the probate lawyer, the timeshare company may charge a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Copyright and Intellectual Property for Nevada on
Q: I asked a friend to participate in a professional glamor shoot which I booked and paid for. Who owns the prints ?

Also what rights do I have to use the photos ?

thanks

Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on Feb 2, 2017

If you took the photos, you own the rights to the photographs. If someone else took the photographs, look at your contract with the photographer.

Generally, a model release will specify the scope of what you can and cannot do with the photographs.

Did your friend sign a model...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Business Law for Nevada on
Q: I left a guitar that I bought online at the store for a year. Now they say they don't have it. Who is responsible?

I bought a guitar from an Internet ad, store in Las Vegas. I'm in Los Angeles. It was a year before I tried to pick it up. Now the store claims they don't have it, and that I had someone pick it up for me. They can't tell me when and have no documentation. I didn't tell... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 22, 2016

You'll get not a whole lot of sympathy, but assuming they didn't send you a notice saying "pick it up or else" then they are "bailees" of the item and have to care for it. They owe you the value of the item. Ask them in writing for the item or the amount you paid. Take... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Collections for Nevada on
Q: The timeshare company has assessed an admin fee of $106 because we're late on our quarterly fees. Can they charge this
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz answered on Aug 9, 2016

Check your timeshare agreement. Most timeshares do assess a penalty for late payments.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Nevada on
Q: If I am a judgment-proof plaintiff & lose case, would defendant's atty fees show on credit rpt? No counter claim filed.

None

David B. Levin
David B. Levin answered on Jul 7, 2015

"Judgment-proof" is a bit of a misnomer, in that your financial status doesn't actually prevent a judgment from being entered (and, attorney fees may be a part of that judgment). It simply means that you have no income or assets from which the creditor can collect right now. That... Read more »

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