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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I'm looking for a lawyer to drawn up documentation to add a name to a deed. Father and Daughter in Altoona, PA

Father and Daughter in Altoona, PA

Christopher Sperring
Christopher Sperring answered on Nov 4, 2019

This sounds simple but isn't always. If there is a mortgage currently on the property, then you have two options: 1) notify the bank/lender that you are seeking to add someone to the deed and go through the bank/lender's process for that (if allowed) or 2) refinance. I typically recommend... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Q: Gym Fees

My Gym membership was on auto renew but he messed up and did not charge me, once he realized he messed up he sent me an email said welcome for the gift. We fulfilled another year membership but wanted to cancel but he said we owe him for the time he was not charging us. Are we liable for those... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 29, 2019

It would depend on the terms of the contract. You could have a Pennsylvania attorney review the contract and all communications between you and the gym to to explore whether there is a possibility of disputing the charges. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

3 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: I sold a camper with a bill of sale AS IS and the buyer a few days later stated he went and got an attorney

I would like to know what I can do on my end when I did nothing wrong. There was visible water damage and the person who bought it accessed the damage before saying if he was purchasing or not. After that being done he then asked if I would take less and I said yes and then he said good that way I... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 24, 2019

Ask him for a copy of the police report as first step, if it really exists

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: I thought I was signing a credit card receipt at Retro Fitness and now they are saying I signed a contract!

I thought I was signing a credit card receipt for a one-time charge for some training sessions at Retro Fitness and now they are saying that I signed a contract! It was not a paper copy of a contract that they presented me with to sign, it was one of those little electronic gadgets that has just... Read more »

Nancy L Lanard
Nancy L Lanard answered on Oct 23, 2019

If it is 3 days after you signed, you have a right of rescission in PA (right to cancel the contract). If they did not show you the contract, I would complain to the PA Attorney General's office. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: A durable medical equipment supplier refuses to pick up their items. Does patient have to pay afterward?

DME company made a mistake billing insurance since June 2019, sent statements to patient in Sep 2019. In Sep 2019, patient told supplier to pick up item, they no longer want it. DME supplier said they would not unless a doctor told them to. Does the patient have to pay for the rental cost... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

Patient has, I assume, asked them to remove it in writing and saved a copy of the letter. Suggest the person contact the Medicaid office that deals with providers.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: I've paid my car off now the used car dealer is saying I owe him another $586 to get my lien release.

Lien was through Westlake Financial who said I missed my first payment (I didn't) dealer bought car back. I never signed a contract with him but he said my Westlake contract was his now. Paid car off a year ago then got a bill in the mail from dealer stating I owe him another $586. He has the... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 22, 2019

File a cmplaint with DOT and with the AG's consumer protection office.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am an administrator for a small convention, and we are working with a hotel in Pennsylvania.

I am an administrator for a small convention, and we are working with a hotel in Pennsylvania. The convention owner would like to tell the hotel that we (the convention) don't want to be crowded while we are occupying the hotel for the weekend (Friday to Sunday). We take up about 30 of the 180... Read more »

Nancy L Lanard
Nancy L Lanard answered on Oct 7, 2019

Your contract can state language like that, but I cannot imagine any hotel would agree not sell the rooms that you are not occupying. I assume that if you wanted to pay for all the rooms they would agree to keep them empty.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Business Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Who is the liable party?

Company A and Company B are two separate legal entities each having their own Federal tax ID number.

Company A signed a contract d/b/a as Company B. Which one is the legal responsible party?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 3, 2019

A Pennsylvania attorney would be in the best position to answer this, based on state law considerations. But the question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, it would be helpful to have additional information. For instance, why did one company sign in lieu of the other? Was it for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If a tennant has a 3rd party paid there deposit and then tennant dies, can the deposit be returned to the 3 party
Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Sep 19, 2019

Was the 3rd party a tennant? The money should go to the estate of the 3rd party.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: I purchased a performance tuner from a company online and wasn’t satisfied and they make the claim on their home page

I purchased a performance tuner from a company online and wasn’t satisfied and they make the claim on their home page, “money back guarantee” yet they won’t answer me and are purposefully ignoring my emails. What can i do to handle this?

The link to the site is... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 11, 2019

File a claim with that state's Attorney General Consumer Protection Division. You can also contact the Pa. Atty General Consumer Protection division.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Construction Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can i sue the Civil engineer/Architect for fees paid if they fail to deliver the approved plans?

The plans by Civil Engineer and Architect have not been approved by the city as they do not meet codes. I have paid them in full and they are not making any attempts to rectify the issue. I would like to get back the fees I have paid and compensation for my wasted time. What practice area lawyer... Read more »

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Sep 10, 2019

A trial attorney or litigator.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Construction Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: 8 yrs ago I had a french drain installed, I just found out that about 30 ft of it has no pipe installed. Is it too

This week I tried to dig up some of the drain which never worked to see if I could fix it. I found out that about 30 ft only had gravel and no drain pipe installed (right in the problem area) Do I have any recourse?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Sep 6, 2019

Unless you have some sort of a written guaranty or warranty, probably not.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Collections for Pennsylvania on
Q: Help!

My electric bill has been unusually high, so I called them. They informed me I had a 3rd party supplier on my bill I was unaware of. I called said 3rd party and they informed me that I had added them to my account last summer. Going through the details it came across that my sister had given them... Read more »

Adam Savett
Adam Savett answered on Aug 30, 2019

I would suggest you file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

Here is a link to resources on the process and directions on how to file a complaint:

http://www.puc.state.pa.us/filing_resources/filing_complaints.aspx

Note that the PUC specifically...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: If a business states they will give a refund, then refuse, can I take them to small claims court?

I paid registration fees to an event services business to attend several events they were hosting. I am unable to attend these events and and I notified them months in advance. I did sign a contract that stated registration fees are non-refundable, however I had an option to find another vendor... Read more »

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

Perhaps. But you may not be able to sue them in the small claims court where you live.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can the repo company charge a fee to get my personal belonging back
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Aug 13, 2019

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: Couple I'm renting to are breaking up and one of them wants to leave. Who is the responsible party?

The problem is that the person who is leaving is the one that provided the security deposit. And I don't believe that the remaining person can afford the rent by themself. The lease expires at the end of the year. Who do I hold responsible? Who's security deposit am I holding?

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Aug 9, 2019

What does your lease state? If they both signed the lease, they are both responsible.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: May,I file for these patents upon expiration?

I know the guy and he could rewrite those identifications to exhibit his knowledge about each of the patents. Also what does the 'grant' detail as a per say award to the person. Plus, would you be clear with returning the answers and does a 'grant' expire and who is eligible to a United States... Read more »

Nellie T Schulz
Nellie T Schulz answered on Aug 2, 2019

You should redirect your question to Patents.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Q: In PA, can you sue a parent company when a local branch of the same company, an independent contractor, harms you?
Nancy L Lanard
Nancy L Lanard answered on Jul 19, 2019

There isn't enough information provided to actually answer this properly. If the local branch is a franchisee typically you cannot go after the franchisor. However, more facts are needed to truly respond properly.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: How to get out of closing of a new house?

My husband & I signed a purchase agreement for a new house. The construction will begin now. During the closing which will happen in November, Is there a chance to get out of it just for me? What are the circumstances that I might face?

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Jul 12, 2019

You need to review the purchase agreement to determine what your rights are. The agreement should state what your legal obligations are.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Contracts for Pennsylvania on
Q: Do I need to go through with child support?

I went to welfare today and told the guy at the desk I didn't want child support. After talking for a while and signing a few papers I found out one of the papers was to find the father after I told him I didn't want it done. Can I stop them from finding the dad if I don't want child support?

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Jul 10, 2019

I'm not 100% sure, but it's my understanding that DPW may require you to seek child support before you're qualified to receive public assistance yourself. Either that, or *DPW* will file a petition for child support against Father to seek reimbursement for the public assistance you receive.... Read more »

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