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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Energy, Oil and Gas for Michigan on
Q: So my family got behind on our water bill payment. We are still receiving water bills even while it’s off. Is it Legal?
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jan 3, 2023

The bills are presumably for the amount owed, which does not go away even when they shut the water off. In most cases, that amount owed becomes a lein on the property, which means it cannot be sold without being paid off.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Environmental for Michigan on
Q: Hello -who can I contact about oil well noise-Onondaga,mi

constant banging day and night--is maddening worse in the evening

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr
answered on Oct 5, 2021

You should contact the oil and gas company who is operating of the well.

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Michigan on
Q: I received a default request and entry. Can I still fight this?

I live in Michigan. I was sued over an unpaid balance to an electric company. I tried telling the debt collectors that I had never lived at the address in question. A family member had used my info to get power on at their residence, which they failed to pay. I was served by a packet left at my... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 26, 2020

You can. If successful, you may get a chance to answer, and proceed to trial or try to negotiate with the electric company. It will be tough though. Most process servers are pretty good documenting their attempts to reach you, and if where it was left under the door is your address, you'll... View More

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Q: Is it illegal to smoke in a vehicle next to an unused gas pump?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 10, 2019

A Michigan attorney would know best because local laws can vary by jurisdiction. But your question remains open for three weeks. In some jurisdictions, it's considered a misdemeanor. In other's, it's treated as a fire and safety violation, with the onus on the operator of the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Energy, Oil and Gas and Real Estate Law for Michigan on
Q: My apartment company called me saying they paid a utility bill from an electric company that I don't use. What do I do?

I use electric company A ever since I moved into the apartment and was required to get it in my name. Now, 4 months into living here I get contacted by the company saying they paid a bill from company B and want me to pay them back. I have never used company B, didn't sign up or anything. Why... View More

David Soble
David Soble
answered on Feb 11, 2019

Sounds strange. I would want to see the invoices first before paying for the alleged invoices. I am not sure how two different utility companies can service your one residence unless one provides the gas and the other provides electric. Trust but verify.

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