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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Real Estate Law for Massachusetts on
Q: What are my options if the real estate listing of purchased property was not correct (mis-leading)?

The property listing stated the home had a driveway with 4 car parking. This is not the case the home has no driveway or parking, the driveway in question is shared with the house next door, unable to park in driveway. The pervious owner and real estate agent misrepresented the property, e.g. I... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jun 27, 2017

What was disclosed in writing after the listing? Did you inspect? 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 credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Massachusetts on
Q: Hi, I am in the process of writing my brief and appendix, it is due on Wed, 6/22. I need some case law that is related

I am up against a person using the harassment prevention 258E as means of retaliation. Not respecting the court by doing so, using the fabricated affidavitts as a way to obtain such order. Do you have any case law for me to reference? Please

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jun 20, 2017

Go to the local law library for help. 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 credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Massachusetts on
Q: Is it legal for a judge to allow the defendant to speak first and present the case.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jun 9, 2017

If the prosecution/ plaintiff passes on their right to speak first, that can happen. 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 credentials, awards, honors,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections and Small Claims for Massachusetts on
Q: Company that sued in small claims court sold my account. Who do I owe?

Credit card company took me to small claims court for a balance owed. We agreed to terms and that payment is made through the law firm representing them. Lawyer at court instructed me where to send payment. When I called that office they claimed they don't accept payments and to use their... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on May 16, 2017

The entity that purchased the right to the money would be owed the money from you, but they'd have to provide you written proof of that right. Otherwise you won't know whether they're trying to scam you or not. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Massachusetts on
Q: Must all interogatorries be answered during open discovery or just be sent to other party before discovery closes?
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on May 2, 2017

You have to answer interrogatories within the deadline period, typically as noted thereupon.

See: http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/rules-of-court/civil-procedure/mrcp33.html

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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Business Law and Civil Litigation for Massachusetts on
Q: Do you help low income homeowners with civil suits?
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 27, 2017

More facts are needed. 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 credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Massachusetts on
Q: How do I find lawyers that practice in both new Hampshire and massachusetts
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 9, 2017

Try the lawyer directory on this website, and check out the lawyer profiles which should tell you where each practices. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Massachusetts on
Q: The court is not filing the documents even it was stamped filed? Whats going on here?
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Dec 9, 2016

You can ask the Court Clerk why your pleadings were rejected: perhaps they have some sort of procedural failure. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Massachusetts on
Q: WHATS A CIVIL COMPLAINT FOR
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Dec 1, 2016

It's used to sue a person or entity in Court for a civil wrong. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice nor does it create any Attorney-Client relationship.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Massachusetts on
Q: How do I get a copy of the original judgement in a civil action case from the massachusetts district court?
Jeffrey Allan Miller Esq.
Jeffrey Allan Miller Esq. answered on Feb 19, 2013

You need to go to the clerk's office and request a certified copy. If you plan to act on this judgment, then you may want to consider requesting an execution on the judgment as well.

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