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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Land Use & Zoning and Consumer Law for Oklahoma on
Q: entered into a rental agreement over the phone. No signed lease. Have major water septic issues do I have to pay rent

I have text messages where he stated we would work out rent after the water and plumbing was fixed. Now he is refusing to move forward fixing problems till I pay two months rent that was not our agreement what grounds do I have to stand on?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 31, 2020

Unless you have a written lease agreement the "grounds you have to stand on" are commonly called quicksand. In the absence of a written lease, your landlord can evict you at any time unless you continue to pay rent; withholding rent is a sure-fire way to get evicted.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Consumer Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: How would I go about filling a claim against a company for False Advertisement on a large scale, hundreds of cases

I have contacted the BBB sent and the claim was resolved being that I was given assurance of my product being where it needed to be at a certain date and they emailed me (this was about 6 months ago) so.. I resolved it with the BBB thinking that everything was good yet they have continued to False... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 12, 2020

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, as your matter could involve elements of state consumer law, but you await a response for two weeks. If you are contemplating handling the matter yourself, small claims, which you have already included in your categories, could be the most economical solution... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Oklahoma on
Q: Does the insurance have to total a vehicle if the repair costs surpass the Total Loss Threshold? Asking in Oklahoma.

The Total Loss Threshold is 60% in Oklahoma, the repair costs are currently around $25,000, the vehicle's value is around $37,000-$39,000.

Would they legally have to total it since it is over 60%?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 2, 2020

This is really a question for an Oklahoma attorney, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a general matter without regard to any state-specific considerations, this issue comes up regularly in total loss determinations. Different states may use different thresholds. But where provided for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Why does my carfax show a date 1-17-2019 and mileage at 101802 when I have a service report that's dated 1-7-2019 with

The mileage reported at 101989. How is it 11 days later the miles are reported to dmv at 101802? Seems fishy to me.

Please help seems like possible rolled back mileage.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Feb 9, 2020

This is not a legal question; nor is it evidence of odometer tampering. It is a mistake.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: Car dealer wont let me return after 2 weeks of issues, says will look like repo and hurt my credit.

Bought car 2 wks ago. Issues since day 3, check engine light came on, returned to shop ON day 3, drove home a week later, 24 hrs later, check engine light again. Didnt drive for a few days, keyfob died and couldnt start car. Frustrated. Talked to shop about returning car, said that the 'return... Read more »

David Humphreys
David Humphreys answered on Jan 6, 2020

Google for a consumer lawyer with a free case review and email or call.

Too complicated to answer in the space provided.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Police should be required to facilitate returning a stolen vehicle when recovered at no cost to owner. What can we do?

When a stolen vehicle is recovered police often call a towing service right away without even trying to contact the owner. Owner has to pay horrendous charges to get their vehicle back. It feels like extortion. No other theft is treated like this. If a citizen finds someones wallet, aren't... Read more »

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Nov 19, 2019

I know this doesn't answer your question, but if they find the person who stole your vehicle and charge them, you can demand restitution for all damage to the vehicle and I believe towing and storage services. Upon conviction the person would be required to pay you or face incarceration.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: I am being sued, and they said I was served but I wasn’t. Can this civil lawsuit be dropped on that basis?

The judgement was defaulted in the amount of $1550, since I didn’t appear because I wasn’t served at all.

Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Nov 4, 2019

Yes but you must file the necessary paperwork immediately and be ready to prove you were in fact not served.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Business Law and Collections for Oklahoma on
Q: I own a used car dealership. I have a truck a man never made a payment and hasn't for 3 months now tried repo larceny?

He apparently has sold it or parted it out

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Nov 1, 2019

There is a larceny by fraud charge that may apply, but it is really more of a civil issue. If the vehicle is $10,000 or less, small claims court may be an inexpensive way to get a judgement on the person and gain access to any assets they may have. Boeheim Freeman Law... 918-884-7791

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Oklahoma on
Q: How can I vacate a default judgement due to lack of jurisdiction

Default judgment when I did not reside in state was never served but served by publication but did not reside in the state. Judgment never domesticated to my state. Wages garnished

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 30, 2019

You’d better hire a lawyer to handle both for you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Collections for Oklahoma on
Q: I completed a total remodel of a rent house now owner refuses to pay me, how can I collect my money
Doak Willis
Doak Willis answered on Sep 12, 2019

If you were the contractor, you can file a mechanics and materialmans lien on the property as long as it is not too long after you last worked on the property or supplied materials. Then if they don't pay, you can foreclose the lien.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What are our options?

Purchased new car. Traded in truck. Positive value after lein was paid off. Checked credit score 4 times each after financing and loan papers were signed. Now late payments on trade in they never paid off. Wanted payment made to dealer not finance company.

David Humphreys
David Humphreys answered on Sep 8, 2019

Hire a lawyer to take the case on a contingent fee basis.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Copyright and Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What does PHA stand fir
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 30, 2019

It could stand for any number of things. It could be something dealing with Public Health, Public Housing, or possibly based on the name of a city or town. It's anyone's guess. If you received something that looks legal or formal that contains the abbreviation, contact the sender and ask... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Copyright for Oklahoma on
Q: They is a woman that is flirt with a married man that is my husband

Me and my husband have two kids and this woman that has been hitting on my husband she dose not care

Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on May 28, 2019

If all that this woman is doing is flirting with your husband, that's not illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Oklahoma on
Q: A mechanics lien has been filed on a property of ours, we disagree with the charges.

We had a vendor file a lien on our property after not completing a job. We received an invoice from an owner of this company, and it was incomplete in detail. We asked for another invoice more complete. We were told it was only a form error and that all work would be performed for the price that... Read more »

Kyle Persaud
Kyle Persaud answered on Mar 6, 2019

You may subpoena the manager to show up in court. You can present the text messages in evidence. You may introduce anything into evidence that has "any tendency to make the existence of any fact that is of consequence to the determination of the action more probable or less probable than it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Who do I see to learn if an action has been filed on a mechanic's lien or if a hearing date has been set or is pending?

I have not been served a summons, although I have reason to believe that such may be forthcoming. I have offered settlement and have made previous payment and have sent a recent check to the merchant, which cumulatively amount to 75% of all claimed charges but have been stonewalled. The most... Read more »

Todd Laster
Todd Laster answered on Sep 27, 2018

You can search to see if a mechanic's lien has been filed on your property by searching in the land records division of the Court house where the property is located. There is a fee for copies. If the creditor makes an attempt to foreclose on the mechanics lien you should be notified by a summons.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: If I am sued for payday loans, will I be notified to appear so they can’t throw me in jail?
David Humphreys
David Humphreys answered on Aug 18, 2018

You cannot be thrown in jail for failing to pay a lender. You can be jailed for contempt of a court order. Follow the orders of the court and you won’t go to jail.

You may not have to pay if your income is ssa, ssd, retirement or certain other “exempt” income.

Check with a lawyer or legal aid.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I bought a vehicle in oklahoma in feb18 with buy here pay here that had their own finance company. I surrendered .

I surrendered the car due to inability to pay in early April it took them until June 9

to send me the letter. They refuse to talk with me via written communication they want to talk on the phone instead so I'm unable to have any proof of what was said.

Because of change in... Read more »

Todd Laster
Todd Laster answered on Jun 28, 2018

The deficiency balance that is still owed can be collected by the creditor in State Court by receiving a judgment and then collecting on the judgment with a wage garnishment. In Oklahoma up to 24% of a debtor's wages can be garnished for this type of debt. deficiency balances on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Oklahoma on
Q: I took out a loan The lady left me a voicemail saying she was issuing a warrant picking me up after work?
David Humphreys
David Humphreys answered on May 21, 2018

This is predatory and not legal in Oklahoma. Search for and hire a consumer protection lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: Will Walmart come after me? They have sent the 3 letter & it was dismissed by the court due to my mom having dementia

My mom was w me & she wasn’t scanning items & they thought she purposely took them & I tried to tell the security guy that it was a mistake & my mom has dementia but he wasn’t letting it go. It was dismissed by the court. I keep getting letters from Walmart to pay $100 & if... Read more »

Frank A. Urbanic
Frank A. Urbanic answered on Apr 23, 2018

They could go after you in civil court.

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