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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for District of Columbia on

Q: I brought a car last night and now I realize that the odometer have been tempted with. What should I do I live in md

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 24, 2019

Did you buy the car in DC or from an owner or dealer in DC? If you bought it in MD, you may need to consult with a MD lawyer for help re: fraud and breach of contract. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for District of Columbia on

Q: My AC unit hasn't worked for 2yrs. New owners say they do not supply ac units. But in the past 2yrs my rent as gone up.

Can I recoup the amt of the rent increase? 2yrs worth.

Andrellos Mitchell answered on Jun 26, 2018

If I understand your very limited facts correctly...I would ask, Why would a new landlord pay for something that an old landlord did or did not do?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Small Claims for District of Columbia on

Q: Do I have a legal claim against my previous employer for continued usage of my voice on a recording after I was let go?

During my employment at a Hotel, I was asked by the General Manager of the location if my voice could be used for the answering service for the hotel. I agreed, and my voice was recorded and used. Some months later, I was let go. It has now been months from that time, and my voice recording is... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 28, 2017

It sounds like you gave the hotel the right to use your voice, so I don't hear a claim for violation of publicity rights. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my... Read more »

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