I hired a Virginia-based company to repair a leak in my home. I asked if they were licensed to work in Maryland, and they said they were, but the document they provided me says "Out-of-state contractor (not for home improvement)," and neither the business trade name nor any of the... View More
Performing a home improvement without a license is a criminal offense in Maryland, and the civil courts will not enforce the contract for the contractor. In other words, the contractor cannot legally accept payment, or sue you if you don’t pay, so no, you do not have to pay. I would immediately...View More
It isn't clear what legal issue you are seeking help with. It is neither fun nor cheap to replace a transmission but generally that falls 100% on the car owner unless the car is covered under a Lemon Law.
Maryland "Lemon Law" only applies to new (or newer) cars driven...View More
In your situation, where the cattle delivered from New York State weigh significantly less than what was represented by the seller, you have a few potential options to pursue. The discrepancy in weight can be a valid basis for a claim, especially if you have evidence of the seller's original...View More
Last page indicated"Witness our hands and seals "above signature line. Note was signed in WVA. My brother lender lived in NH back in 1998. Now he lives in MA and I live in MD. After 23 years he wants the loan 50k plus interest total 120k due to family feud.
I am aware of no statute of limitations that would be as long as 23 years. In Maryland the SOL is three years. For a contract “under seal” like your promissory note, the SOL is extended to 12 years. However, Maryland law on this issue will not apply if the lender was in NH and the borrower...View More
The licensed provider did not require a contract however just the required forms to be completed for state regulation. However there are emails and text messages showing the business relationship for an 8 month period.
If the daycare provider is refusing to provide a receipt, you can take the following steps:
1. Communicate Clearly: Send a polite and formal written request, preferably via email or text message, asking for the receipt. Mention any relevant details like the dates of service and payment...View More
Our camper caught fire before getting it insured. We learned the fire was (in a nutshell) b/c of either a faulty device or poor installation of another company's device that was installed by the manufacturer. Basically, the fire was inevitable and there was no warnings despite customer... View More
You should look for an attorney that handles fire cases. Under the law, you will have the burden of proof to show that the fire was caused by a defective product or someone's negligence. This is requires expert testimony which can be expensive. Some attorneys will advance the expenses and take...View More
I purchased a new 2021 Jetta in April 2021. In September 2022 during regular oil change the dealer told me the rear brakes were down to a 1 which was really odd for a brand new car with less than 15000 miles.
They also said VW won't cover the repairs since it was just outside the... View More
Go the the Maryland MVA website and look up dealership complaints. They have an entire complaint process for consumers who have issues with dealerships. In addition, some counties, such as Montgomery County, have rather robust consumer affairs offices that deal with car dealership and repair...View More
That's like asking where do you find the law on crimes, or contracts, or divorce. Far too broad of a subject. There are so many sources of laws that apply to residential contruction contracts, including statutory, regulatory, common law, zoning and consumer aspects. If you have a specific...View More
I have two rental properties in Baltimore City that I wanted to lease out in October 22'. I came across an article/press release online advertising a $1,500 incentive for new landlord's who signed up with program. I begin working with the program and due to their own continuous mistakes... View More
You want to retain a lawyer to file a suit against what is either a government agency or a public-private partnership which might have a regulatory layer that requires some specialization, and the amount of your lawsuit will be for $3,000. Is that right? The non-refundable retainer from counsel in...View More
Car needed approx 5k in repairs. The BK lawyer advised Chase they could come and get. Bank never came, 6 months later house was sold, we had to move. Chase never picked up car after they were advised to do so twice. I still had a title and my taks and insurance on it, so I couldn't leave auto... View More
There is some good news and bad news in this situation.
If you never paid the remaining balance due on the car, you do not own the car and the lien on the car remains with the lender. The good news, however, is that you are not responsible for any of the debt associated with the car...View More
This is for car insurance. Bank statements and the Allstate app for customers show that the account has been over charged. They are threatening to cancel the policy if additional payment is not made immediately.
With any billing question it may be helpful to first review in detail the fine print of the insurance contract and/or ask the person/company imposing the charge to show you where in the contract gives the right to impose such a charge. For example, a contract might impose an "installment...View More
Read your contract. The fine print. Did they promise you a specific vehicle by VIN#? Does the contract say they may get you an equivalent vehicle and may choose to sell the specified car to someone else? Does the contract say your sole remedy is return of your deposit or acceptance of a similar...View More
The statute of limitations for debts is 3 years, meaning a lawsuit must be filed within 3 years of the debt becoming due, or the debtor can move to dismiss the court action as beyond the statute (limitations is an "affirmative defense" that must be raised by the defendant or it is...View More
Without reading the contract terms and reviewing any consumer protection statutes that might apply to your situation, it is difficult to fully evaluate what legal rights you may have to contest the renewal directly. For instance, healthclub memberships are not allowed to contain automatic renewal...View More
He did not hire anyone and tried to do it by himself and one assistant. Unfortunately, no contract was signed, and the original agreement was $11000. I have already paid him $8000 plus a $500 Home Depot gift card for extra materials that he needs (in case I am not available). He did not put on a... View More
(1) Did the contractor pull a building permit for this job, if one was needed? How high was this wall supposed to be (walls over a certain height require a permit)? It is the non-delegable duty of the contractor to obtain all permits and pass...View More
If by "declined tabs" you mean, unpaid tabs or declined credit cards that left the tab unpaid, then yes. Truth is a complete defense to a defamation (libel) claim, if the named party on the tab is feeling humiliated by being called out in this manner. A "Wall of Shame" has...View More
I have $45000 in debt, a "debt resolution" lawyer is telling me to enroll on their program. Their fee is $500 per month for 36 months for a total of $18000. He said once the program is completed Ill be debt free. Im very skeptical of how would I be debt free if I am only paying their... View More
Once you accumulate a certain amount of money, they will negotiate with your creditors to accept that amount in full resolution of the debt. However, in the meantime, you will be in arrears (not paying), which will affect your credit. Obviously, the debt resolution company keeps a portion of that...View More
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.