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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Consumer Law, Contracts and Education Law for Oregon on
Q: I am seeking your legal counsel regarding a series of events that have significantly impacted my housing security

January to May 2023: Rent payments made timely and without incident.

• June 2023: Discussions with the OCB ensured continued support.

• July 2023: Rent payment was missed due to the school’s oversight.

• August to October 2023: Rent payments resumed as per usual.... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Nov 26, 2023

More information is needed. Was July rent ever paid? Was November rent ever paid? If all past due rent was paid within the 10 days specified in the notice, it likely is a defense to any eviction. You say the eviction process continues but they should not have even filed in court to evict until... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Oregon on
Q: My landlord in Oregon used “landlord retaliation” to make me leave. Can I sue or counter sue them and in what court?

After I pointed out that they hadn’t replaced a broken bathroom fan after a year of asking and they underpaid me for an unrelated job, my landlord sent me a rent increase letter (a month after signing a lease renewal at the same rate) and daily notices with eviction warnings. I had never received... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Nov 6, 2023

If you already were in court - that was your time to press a retaliation claim. Depending upon the details, you may still be able to file a new lawsuit for damages but do so knowing that retaliation claims are difficult to win and if you lose, you may owe his court costs and attorney's fees.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Collections for Oregon on
Q: Rent a center threats

Rent a center is harassing me threating me with jail and being arrested I paid on time every time I recently went on fmla 4weeks ago and can't pay at the time they won't accept what I can pay I just wanna know my legal rights I live in oregon the rent a center is in washington state can... View More

Jim Boness
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answered on Oct 19, 2023

As far as your question, if you rented from a Rent-A-Center in Washington, the contract probably will be governed under Washington law. Check your contract to see if that is the case. If so, you will need to speak with a Washington licensed attorney.

As far as any rights to keep the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury and Health Care Law for Oregon on
Q: Can an agency in Oregon providing a caregiver to an elderly and/or disabled person legally (as in it's in their contract

Release and assumption of risk: the company is expressly released of any alleged negligent or wrongful act by an caregiver.

How is this legal? How can an agency providing caregivers be absolved of any and all liability should something horrible happen while they are in my home? What if... View More

Jason T. Kandah
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answered on Sep 19, 2023

This answer in no way establishes an attorney-client relationship but is intended as general information. Only a signed and fully executed retainer agreement may effectuate such attorney-client relationship.


Different states vary regarding the issue of signing waivers. Oregon...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: I signed a contract under duress in a suicidal psychotic state that can be verified by my doctor. Can it be dismissed?

I signed a document under duress during a bipolar episode which my doctor can verify.

An animal shelter OBTAINED PROPERTY of pecuniary significance (a doctor prescribed emotional support animal) BY FALSE PRETENSE from an incapacitated person (in a mixed suicidal depressive psychotic state).... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jun 29, 2023

You are not likely to be able to disavow the contract and even if you did, it sounds like it cannot be reversed at this point. The most you are likely to possibly have is a claim for the market value of your now deceased cat - i.e. replacement cost. Unfortunately, in the legal world, pets are not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Oregon on
Q: We hired renewal by anderson for windows. They never finished the job and sued us for payment. Do we have recourse.

When they called for us to renew financing my husband asked when they were going to finish the job. They hung up, canceled our financing, sued us because we have "enjoyed" the product and are garnishing my paycheck.

TeAnna Rice
TeAnna Rice
answered on Jun 29, 2023

If they are garnishing your paycheck, then they already have a judgement against you which means that whether there was a breach of contract by them or if you have any defenses to the non-payment is most likely no longer relevant. Your time to argue why you shouldn't have to owe them would... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Oregon on
Q: Can someone enter into a contract regarding certain activities being done on my property without my knowledge.

I own 20 acres and I am the sole owner of it. I am married but my husband is not on the deed. Our neighbors obtained stalking orders against him regarding his shooting on my property. I was pregnant at the time and he didn't want me to stress in fear of losing the baby so he didn't tell... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on May 24, 2023

In most cases, a contract requires the consent of all parties involved. If your husband entered into a contract regarding activities on your property without your knowledge or consent, it may raise questions about the validity and enforceability of that contract. However, legal matters can be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Small Claims for Oregon on
Q: Does he have any legal grounds? Will he win?

I sold a used truck as is(says as is on the bill of sale.) he is now saying he took it to a mechanic a few days later and it had an engine misfire and now he wants to sue for his money back. I was unaware of the problem. I don’t know what to do next. Is this something he will win?

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on May 20, 2023

It is unclear why the buyer thinks they are entitled to a refund and lots depends on exactly what was said before the sale and\or details but As Is means As Is and anything could have happened to the vehicle in the few days between purchase and inspection. Bottom line is buyer should have had... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Contracts for Oregon on
Q: Can insurance companies ask you for your rental lease during a claims investigation? I live in Oregon by the way.

There was an accident, and I think they are trying to determine where I Lived at the time of the accident. I already told them my living situation at the time.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 2, 2023

An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Until you're able to check with a local attorney on specific Oregon laws, the general rule nationwide is that insurance carriers can make reasonable requests for information necessary to verify the validity of a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Elder Law for Oregon on
Q: I'm 82 & paid $18,000 to a publishing company now know they are phoney..what do I do now and do I report to senior fraud
Theressa Hollis
Theressa Hollis
answered on Jan 20, 2023

This might be considered elder financial abuse. You can use Oregon’s toll-free hotline: 1-855-503-SAFE (7233) to report it.

You can also report scams and fraud in Oregon with the Consumer Hotline at 1-877-877-9392.

For more information you can go to this website:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Small Claims for Oregon on
Q: I have received a letter from a moving company asking for $ from not paying a full amount to them because of damages etc

This year I had movers and they told me the move would take 2 hours. They ended up taking roughly 8 hours after locking themselves out of my apartment complex (while having the key I provided them) several times for hours at a time. Breaking and damaging my items as well as putting dents and holes... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Dec 7, 2022

So is there a question here? Sounds like the normal, same bottom line - either you work things out with them or you refuse. In that case they have to decide whether they want to drop the matter; send you to a collection agency (who then has the same options after harassing you and dinging your... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Insurance Bad Faith for Oregon on
Q: Is it legal for my car insurer to make me pay to insure my boyfriend after adding him to my policy without permission?

My boyfriend does not drive my car and is not a owner of the car in any way. The only reason he has his license is for work. My insurer added him to my policy after stating that "you did not verify so we added him anyway". Their website clearly states that he is classified as a... View More

Brad  Holbrook
Brad Holbrook
answered on Oct 24, 2022

I understand your concern about being "forced" to add someone to your policy, especially when it's your own car and the other person DOES NOT drive your car. However, you can imagine the insurance company's concern that he still could have access to your keys and there is a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Probate and Small Claims for Oregon on
Q: What can I do and where do I start? Is this legal?

In Douglas county Oregon I moved my stuff in a storage unit in June 2021 that was owned by a friend of a friend. It was agreed I would pay $60 a month and I ended up paying for three months the day I moved everything in just because I had the extra cash at the time. we never wrote anything out and... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Mar 12, 2023

With no question posed, there is nothing to respond to.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Education Law and Small Claims for Oregon on
Q: I understand that you cannot appeal a small claims judgement but what can you do when the judge rules against law?
Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Feb 16, 2023

Accept it. No appeals means no appeals.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Small Claims for Oregon on
Q: Can I do a small claims on the storage unit where my belongings were all ruined if my mom was the name on the unit
Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Sep 30, 2022

If only mom's name is on the lease, it is likely only Mom can file claims related to the lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: I was not given a copy of lease I signed for this Apt, I asked for copy and copy had changes that were not on lease when

I signed. Crossed out and written in by hand. Is this legal?

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman
answered on Aug 30, 2022

Generally, contracts/ leases are not modified unless both parties agree, consent, to the modifications. However, without seeing the lease agreement and without more facts a local landlord tenant attorney would be unable to answer your question. If you have not reached out to a local landlord tenant... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Contracts for Oregon on
Q: So I have a bunch of questions, 1. Can you sue someone who evicted you during covid when not allowed and lock change

Also kept deposit and all my stuff

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jul 25, 2022

It is unlikely that someone actually evicted you when they were not allowed to - if you believed they were not allowed to, you should have taken the matter to court and had a Judge dismiss their efforts. If, however, you simply moved out as a result of their request, that is not really evicting... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Oregon on
Q: Who is responsible 4 damage caused by third party installation company (water damage/asbestos disruption in a rental)?

Washer/dryer, delivery/installation were purchased directly from a big box store (BBS). BBS hired a third party for D/I. Install done incorrectly, water flowed from washer during first cycle. Installer admitted & corrected install. Damage repair requires asbestos abatement. BBS says not... View More

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman
answered on Jul 5, 2022

If you have not made a claim with your own rental insurance you should do so. Additionally, depending on what your lease agreement says you or your rental insurance may be responsible for the repairs and depending on the contract you signed with the installer/store as well. It is hard to say as... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Oregon on
Q: Can an employer in oregon force you to buy out your contract when you make 50k a year, when breaking contract?

My fiance is breaking her employment contract to start a new job in a different career. Her current employer and other employers are telling her mixed things. Some people say she does not have to pay out her contract because she makes under 100k a year. They are expecting her to pay out 40% of her... View More

TeAnna Rice
TeAnna Rice
answered on Jul 1, 2022

Employment contracts are just that, contracts. Hire a local employment law attorney in your area to review your contract, as a legal opinion cannot be given without it.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Oregon on
Q: Can i sue the dealership?

I have a 60 day warranty. I brought it back after one week and told them we’re where issues, they said I’d have to pay 180 for diagnostic even though on paper it said 60 days DEALERSHIP PAYS for labor, parts used, diagnostics, etc. still tried to make me pay, decided whatever, power steering... View More

Jennie Lynn Clark
Jennie Lynn Clark
answered on Jun 27, 2022

It sounds like you may have enough evidence for a potential lawsuit. Of course, an attorney would need to verify the content of the contract and the diagnostic tests. This is a malpractice case and a breach of contract case. It is a breach of contract because they are not honoring the warranty... View More

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