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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Civil Rights and Environmental for Texas on
Q: I told a friend my credit scores he said he can get us a $2mil loan. What legal actions can I do?

He's in real-estate and said he can get me in as well using my credit scores.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 21, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, a court might look at what you lost by relying on your friend's assurance - a loan that it looks like you would not have qualified for anyway. It sounds like your friend might have made a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Environmental for Maryland on
Q: I cut my neighbor's tree in his backyard close to my property, without the Montgomery county (MD) permit?

the neighbor gave me a verbal authorization to cut the tree. Can the county fine me for cutting the tree without a permit?

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Apr 15, 2021

Permits are only required for removal of trees in a county right-of-way or in a designated forest conservation area. Trimming trees wholly within the yard of a private property owner does not require a permit.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Entertainment / Sports and Environmental for Indiana on
Q: baseball hitting my house, causes damage either to my property or to someone in the house who's liable?

School baseball field almost right next to our backyard, yesterday a fly ball crashed right into our yard a meter from me. I have three kids and I can't help but forsee glass windows breaking and one of the kids getting hurt. The school has a tall-ish fence up however the balls have been... Read more »

Brandon A. Yosha
Brandon A. Yosha answered on Apr 6, 2021

First, you should notify the superintendent of the little league program. It is quite possible that the superintendent will take steps to prevent foul balls from colliding into your house (i.e. building additional fencing. You could also hire an experienced Attorney to draft and prepare a temporary... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Real Estate Law and Environmental for Michigan on
Q: Do I have a right to request termination of lease, before my move in date, if landlord is not responding to concerns?

Do I have a right to request termination of lease, before my move in date, if no one is responding to these concerns? I found pests(bedbugs) of what I believe to be an infestation as I was cleaning the unit. I have proof and I’ve contacted the agent and the Property Manager and sent them... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Mar 31, 2021

There's quite a lot of misconception around landlord and tenant laws. The Michigan Landlord Tenant handbook should be easy to find and will have some helpful information in it.

Anytime you break a contract, with a complete defense or not, you're risking retaliation (balance that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Environmental for Texas on
Q: What is the charge for stealing water and tampering with water pipes at your home in Texas?

For 5 months, after tampering with the pipes what would the charge be? (A felony? Misdemeanor?) and how much fine or jail time in Texas?

Also the total amount was less than $600 of water stolen and it was fully paid for before the court date? And the person has no previous jail time or... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 25, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. In most jurisdictions, what you describe sounds like things that fall under the general heading of theft of services. Your friend should reach to a criminal defense attorney in the applicable county to discuss more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Intellectual Property and Employment Law for Texas on
Q: We use Envirox H2Orange2 Concentrate 117 Sanitizer/Virucide Cleaner in order to sanitize our warehouse for COVID-19

On the back it says it is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. The product does nothing related for COVID-19. What it kills is Herpes simplex Type 2, Influenza A2/Japan, HBV, and HIV-1. Yet we use it in order to provide "safety" to the... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 13, 2021

A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. A determination of inconsistent with labelling could require more information. Additionally, an employment law attorney might have better insight into this than a personal injury attorney. You could reach out to a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for New York on
Q: my bedroom is adjacent to the elevator shaft and i feel vibration and hear sound what is the legally db sound level
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 12, 2021

This is something that a landlord-tenant attorney would probably be able to provide the most meaningful guidance on, but your post remains open for a month. It was correct to select Environmental as a category because you ask about decibel levels. But your question might have better chances of a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Environmental for Michigan on
Q: R299.922(q) Civil Infraction Question

I received a civil infraction bt the DNR (Department of Natural Resources) in a state park. The Civil infraction is R299.922(q). I am trying to understand the penalties that come with this CI as the ranger said it was just a fine but I want to make sure it doesn't show up on my driving record... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 2, 2021

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a month. As a general matter, each state might operate differently in terms of what their Departments of Natural Resources (or Environmental Protection, Wildlife, Fisheries, etc.) share with their Departments of Motor Vehicles.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental and Land Use & Zoning for Florida on
Q: What law or regulation is allowed or not allowed to install water parks on public beaches in Florida?

What law or regulation is allowed or not allowed to install water parks on public beaches in Florida? Where can I find this document? Which service in the state government issues permits for such business.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 20, 2021

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open at this point. You would probably need to look through various laws on the federal, state, and local level that address land use and zoning. And even then, things like this might not be expressly addressed, but implied, simply by... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Maryland on
Q: Is It Illegal Not To Have Water From The City Regarding Adverse Possession And Is It By The Owner Or The Adverse Possess

I Have No Water And The Owner's Water Is Cut Off Long Sense And $6000 Pass Due I Contacted The City Regarding But Never

A Answer It Regarded Having The Water Bill Put In The Title Name Or My Name Regarding Adverse Possession And And That I Was The Adverse Possesser.

Thomas C. Valkenet
Thomas C. Valkenet answered on Jan 7, 2021

The solution to your issue depends on your status as an occupier of the land. How did you enter the property? Are you a tenant with a lease? One without a lease? Did the owner invite you? Did you enter via trespass? What is your relation to the owner?

How the water bill is titled is an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Environmental on
Q: why is the supreme court called the highest court of the land?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 1, 2021

The reason is that it is the highest level federal court in the United States. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Civil Rights and Environmental for Illinois on
Q: My neighbor waits until dark to burn excavation site junk. Makes breathing hard. Is this illegal? Can we stop him?

He burns demolished houses, tires, and anything that will burn. The smoke cloud is immense, and always blows all over the neighborhood. I can't breathe inside my own home.

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman answered on Nov 29, 2020

My suggestion would be to contact your local alderman (if you live in the City of Chicago) or your local municipal government. I would be fairly sure that what your neighbor is doing, burning material putting off noxious odors, is in violation of local, municipal, and state law.

3 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Products Liability and Environmental for New York on
Q: Can you make a anti viral incense

By mixing essential

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 26, 2020

In terms of offering it to the public, that could involve issues with regulatory agencies beyond the scope of this forum - health and safety, what would it contain, what would it aim to achieve, what are its risks, etc.

In terms of protecting your idea from an intellectual property...
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1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Environmental and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: We need to sue a developer and the county permitting office but cannot afford a lawyer. What can we do?

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Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Nov 23, 2020

It is unlikely that you will be able to sue the county permitting office - there's a principle called "sovereign immunity" that prevents most suits against government agencies or employees.

As to the developer, it's impossible to tell you what needs to be done without...
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1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law, Environmental, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for Kentucky on
Q: Is the owner of a mobile home park responsible for draining water directly under my mobile home, causing black mold?

There are french lines draining water from the top of the park directly under my mobile home going from N to S, and also from the top of a high hill going under my home going W to E. They're visible, I have a swamp under my mobile home, which I own, and it is damaged by black mold due to this... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 17, 2020

A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. At this point you could reach out to attorneys to discuss in greater detail. If you gathered your medical records, that would be valuable in a legal consult. If the engineer provided you with a report, that could also... Read more »

Q: I live in Charleston sc an was pulled over over with catalytic converters in my truck an they took them with my permit

They didn't arrest anyone or nothing an investigation came out an kept me an the passenger there for hours before finally letting us go an taking the property that we had an could prove we took them off junk vehicles that was owned by the passenger of my truck is this ok for them to do

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 16, 2020

A South Carolina attorney could answer your question best, but it remains open for four weeks. As a general matter, catalytic converters attract bad attention due to their theft for the precious metals they contain. Although your transport of the converters was legitimate as metals recycler,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Environmental for Virginia on
Q: I have a PA system installed on my car for business use. I dont have any permits for it. Will I get pulled over for one?
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Nov 9, 2020

I regret that I do not handle vehicle law matters. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: My neighbors yard is a mess and damaging to the environment can I make them clean it up?

My neighbor has tons of junk cars through out their yard. Trash every where kids with no running water and the dump stuff into the near by creek. If I can get them into legal trouble who should I contact?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Oct 29, 2020

Neighbor problems are difficult to resolve, and can escalate and become very unpleasant if neighbors are reported. Talk to your local building and zoning office first and ask if they have any ability to do anything - without giving your name or address. There could tell you there is not e much... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Agricultural Law, Constitutional Law and Land Use & Zoning on
Q: How will you discuss the rights of a state over bodies of surrounding water under UNCLOS to a 5-year-old child?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 26, 2020

There's considerable technical substance to the Law of the Sea in terms of territorial waters, coastal contiguous zones, exclusive economic zones, etc. and it isn't easy to bring down to too simple a level. Maybe this might work. You could explain to a five-year old that the world's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental for California on
Q: motel owner pump out waste of septic tank into public street for 8 hrs at night

They have been doing this 4 yrs next to a school the smell is so bad they just fill the hole back up with dirt .

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 26, 2020

You should take photos and videos with your phone and report this to the police.

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