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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Alabama on
Q: What recourses do I have?

I had a written signed contract for specific items in exchange for yard work w/ time frames for completion. Instead of doing work, they took the items, broke into the property, took additional items destroying/damaging others. Amount taken is upwards of 60k including vehicle, major appliances,... Read more »

Kyle D Pierce
Kyle D Pierce answered on Feb 20, 2020

A contract would’nt have anything to do with the criminal case. You likely have a civil action for breach of contract too.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Maryland on
Q: Maryland door to door sales agreement cancellation on 6 business day consequences

We were forced to sign an agreement in door to door sales, we tried to cancel it but did it in an email after 5th business day. now the seller is not willing to cancel it and I am not willing to buy it. How to get away with it?

Rolanzo Richard White
Rolanzo Richard White answered on Feb 20, 2020

This all really depends on the agreement that you signed. But from your question, it looks like you cancelled the agreement within the permitted time limit, so you will likely not be liable for payment. You should be able to successfully defend yourself if the seller tries to enforce the agreement... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Missouri on
Q: Can i tear out a piece of concrete that i poured if the contractor doesnt pay me
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Feb 20, 2020

You can sue the contractor or file a mechanic’s lien. Trespassing and tearing out the concrete is a dangerous strategy.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Idaho on
Q: I believe my parents business broker and buyer took advantage of my mom after my dad died.

Hi, while my parents were trying to sell their business my dad passed away and I believe my parents business broker and the buyer took advantage of my mom while she's was grieving. She signed the papers to sell two weeks ago the new owner took over but she still hasn't been paid. The new owner was... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Feb 19, 2020

Possibly. Grieving is not a legal reason to avoid a contract. What you should do is gently question your mother and find out why she agreed to the terms the buyer offered? Was your mom represented by a realtor or attorney? Why weren’t you there to help her in the closing?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for North Carolina on
Q: Does it matter if an item to be completed in a building contract appears in top itemized section or under payments?

My GC is claiming items (specifically exterior doors) are not covered in the contract because their installation is referred to under the payment section (ie payment #4 of X dollars required when doors in existing house are installed), rather than in the top section of contract listing type of... Read more »

Paige Kurtz
Paige Kurtz answered on Feb 19, 2020

Based on the information provided, installation of doors is included in the contract. If he doesn't install the doors, then he wouldn't be entitled to the payment that is contingent upon that work being performed.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Construction Law and Small Claims for North Carolina on
Q: Can I sue my GC for damages?

I hired a GC in August (with a written contract) that had an estimated timeline of 6 weeks to completion. It went well in the beginning, but he began to demand advances, which we naively provided via credit card. He continued to demand advances, threatening to walk if we didn't pay, while showing... Read more »

Paige Kurtz
Paige Kurtz answered on Feb 19, 2020

Yes, your damages are any monies paid to the contractor for work not performed. Also, the difference between the costs you were paying this contractor and the costs to fix and/or replace.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for California on
Q: Is it legal to have me managing 5 to 20 employees under 1099 only getting paid commissions I earn by selling solar?

I found my job avoid paying taxes on me I owe a lot to the irs now, they offered me stocks and shares 15,000 all for 4 years of my hard work then terminated me and squeeze me out the company without giving me any and forcing me to sign a severance agreement by 4pm the sameday or they were not... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Feb 19, 2020

Your rambling post raises many issues that require much more information before someone can give you reliable advice. Signing a severance agreement and receiving money in exchange for that agreement may mean you have walked away from most of your rights against this company. However, the prudent... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Commercial Sublease: Do I have any rights?

I am subleasing an office space in Orlando. The sublessor has been late the last 4 months even thought I paid my rent to them. As a result, the property landlord has sent me eviction notices the last 4 months. Ultimately, by the middle of each month, the sublessor remits payment. I can not go... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 18, 2020

It will depend up the terms of your sublease, but yes, perhaps. Consult with an attorney who can review the sublease document and all surrounding circumstances.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: Is sending late notice of payments owed on a notarized written agreement over a home via email counted as harassment?

Wife & I rented a home with a friend during the beginning of her divorce paying all initial costs, etc. After a short time, it was clear it would not work. After multiple attempts to discuss options, the only option she would agree to was her keeping the home. This meant having us replaced on the... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Feb 17, 2020

She can report anything she feels like, but I suppose you're asking if you are at some kind of legal risk if she does. It's unclear from your description if you're talking about just one solitary email asking for payment that triggered her reaction, but if just the one, there should be no legal... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: My landlord told me 2 was ago that I didn’t need to redo patch work After getting offer. Now he says I do. Do I?

He received an offer on his home and told me I didn’t need to redo the patch work I supposedly “ruined his walls” with. After his inspection recently fell thru, he now has text me that he is getting quotes to repair the patch work to the tune of $2150. Interestingly enough, my security... Read more »

Linda Liang
Linda Liang answered on Feb 17, 2020

If you don't have anything in writing that he waived his requirement, you will have to repair the wall. You can repair yourself or hire someone cheaper though.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for New Jersey on
Q: In New Jersey. I filed a complaint and the defendant opposed with a motion to dismiss due to failure to state a claim.

In New Jersey. I filed a complaint and the defendant opposed with a motion to dismiss due to failure to state a claim. Do I oppose with the motion to dismiss or do I submit a revised complaint? No matter what I do, According to the NJ Rules of court, I can only amend my complaint once - without... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Feb 17, 2020

You are really in over your head, so you need to retain counsel. Your question shows a lack of basic understanding and this is not something that you can do on your own.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections, Consumer Law and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Our company hired a debt collection agency to handle our delinquent accounts. Never paid on money collected.

Our company hired a debt collection agency to handle our delinquent accounts. We have proof that they collected on at least $9150 on one account. They never paid us & we have been trying to get our money paid back to us & they are unreachable. Where do we need to report them & what can we do?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Feb 17, 2020

You will have to hire an attorney to find out to to serve the Defendant. Then sue, hopefully in a Tennessee Court, but probably you might have to go to the State where you agreed in writing to litigate. Federal

Court probably does not have enough money for jurisdiction here. There...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law and Contracts on
Q: Can I use public domain images and audio (clipart/stock images) for a NonCommercial radio show advertisment?

I have a radio show that airs every Friday, I do not own the station or receive money for the production but I would like to advertise the show using posters. The radio station itself DOES play commercial advertisements but not during my hour segment. The poster that I have created uses some... Read more »

Robyn T. Williams
Robyn T. Williams answered on Feb 16, 2020

You should not use images that are not licensed for commercial purposes. Although you do not make money from your show, the radio station is a commercial entity. If you want to use photos for show advertisements, I'd highly recommend purchasing the correct license. You don't want to be liable for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Gov & Administrative Law for Virginia on
Q: 850k If an attorney erases 3 lines in a copy of a contract he gives to a judge, is there a way to deal with it swiftly?


The original contract is on file and his client stated he had possessions, that are the contract stated, he had no knowledge of the list and if found he would return. Apdx A was the 100k. list items. It a custom contact 3 pg doc. with appendix A list.. page contract written on the... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Feb 16, 2020

It is no clear what is your question but if there was a judgment entered against you, you should file an appeal asap.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: Can a bond company surrender a bond within 30 days if court or payment has not been missed
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 16, 2020

Look at the contract you signed with the bond company.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation and Contracts for California on
Q: Myself and sister were co-owners in home in Hesperia ca. Sister was residing in home , signed 20 yr contract for solar

I did not know about this contract signed 11/2018 , until friend sent photo of panels on home. Sister passed 2019 , now I'm dealing with this. Solar company says they only needed one signature. I told them without co-owner signature ? They said yes. Told them they should require both home owners... Read more »

Joseph Franklin Klatt
Joseph Franklin Klatt answered on Feb 15, 2020

A co-owner has rights to the undivided whole of the property and could sign such a contract. What you need to find out is if the contract was secured by your real property. If it was a secured loan, then the solar company can ultimately force a foreclosure to get their money out, subject to any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts on
Q: Hi! I need help on a simple contract template on supply & demand for farm produce Thanks
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Feb 15, 2020

You could probably find contract templates floating around online, through one of the legal forms companies, office supply stores, old-fashioned stationery stores that still sell an odd assortment of stock legal forms, or at your public library. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Texas on
Q: Am I responsible to pay subcontractor after 6 months if I paid the contractor in full

The brick subcontractor was paid short about 7400 of 29,000. He contacted me 5 months after his work was completed. I have already paid the contractor in full and now the contractor won’t return my calls. The subcontractor filed a suit in small claims Parker county.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Feb 15, 2020

Although this sounds like a dispute between the primary contractor and his sub-contractor (the bricklayer), the result might become a big problem for you--if the bricklayer files a mechanic's lien against your property. Whether or not they can do that lawfully is beyond the scope of this question... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Business Formation and Business Law for Georgia on
Q: I want to join network marketing company using my LLC. The wording seems to say that I can only use my legal name.

Are they talking about my name or the LLC name on its paperwork?

Here are the details:

“ Individuals or entities may only register as IBOs using legal names. An IBO cannot be signed up or registered with a fictitious business name.”

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Feb 15, 2020

If you cannot understand what this very simple language means you really should employ a small business lawyer before you get yourself into real trouble. Answer: You can ONLY use your REAL name--or the REAL name of your LLC, or the REAL name of a corporation, or partnership, or limited partnership... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I currently have a valid registered land contract for a house with one person.

But found out there’s a lien on the house with someone else. The person with the lien passed away recently. If I end up paying for the house who does the money go to? Or should I keep paying my land contract and he pays of the lien ?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Feb 15, 2020

Land can be sold with liens attached to it. And whatever tax liens there are on the land will have to be satisfied before you or anyone else receives the deed.

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