If two parties agree to jointly sign a lease and one party signs it without the other's knowledge or consent, this could be seen as a breach of their verbal or written agreement. Whether it's considered a crime largely depends on the specifics of the situation and the agreements made...View More
Right now we have a loan with our current vehicle and its transmission went out. We still owe on this vehicle. We are going to eventually just give it back to the bank. When I tried to get another loan for a vehicle, no place would let me because of the loan I have. I used my routing number to make... View More
You have the cart in front of the horse. You need to be asking “what are the legal repercussions of knowingly writing a bad check.” The answer is it is a crime, and you can be pursued criminally by the prosecuting attorney or civilly by the lender to whom you wrote the check knowing it would...View More
Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which is a federal law applicable in Missouri, school boards are prohibited from denying a child access to education solely based on their homeless status. This legislation ensures that homeless children and youth have the right to a free and...View More
Signed as a co-signer in 2015 to help her out stayed 2 months to help set up and we separated, we’re going into a heated custody battle while doing record searches and requests i found a judgment against me from 2016. I was never served she was and didn’t notify me the Original debt was 3-4k... View More
I agree with Mr. Pennell about the dangers of co-signing.
For a judgment that is older than one year, the good-cause/meritorious defense bit doesn't apply. Those are the requirements to set aside a default judgment. For your judgment, if you were not properly served, you'd...View More
In some cases, will a talent manager that has ties to, let's say Atlantic Records, charge an upfront fee for their services? I'm aware it may not be common, but could it still be legit? For starters, me and my team reached out to him to pitch my music. He ended up really liking me and a... View More
It is generally not common for a legitimate talent manager to charge an upfront fee for their services. However, there may be some cases where a manager with ties to a major record label, such as Atlantic Records, may charge an upfront fee for their services.
There are a couple of options, depending on your mother's goal in adding you to the title. One option is a Beneficiary Deed, which transfers ownership of the property at your mother's death to the people designated in the deed. If, in the alternative, she wishes to transfer ownership...View More
The sub-contractor was brought onto the job because he “needed work”. His duty was to rough in all electrical work. We are finding loose wires that are hot, wires that do not go to anything, and overloaded breakers caused by too many lights/receptacles on a circuit. We are now paying another... View More
I opened a brokerage account with TD Ameritrade and deposited $1,500 by way of check. They put a hold on the check for 7 days which the check cleared it was wrote from my grandmother. So today after I was told that it cleared I tried to make a withdrawal for $200 and was told I could not withdraw... View More
We purchased a puppy from a breeder in MO (were in a different state) that advertises family friendly dogs. Our vet behaviorist confirmed our pup was born was severe behavioral issues (anxiety, aggression, and more). Many trainers also agree. Puppy is unresponsive to meds, and due to the severity... View More
Unless your contract contains an arbitration clause, then of course you may sue the breeder, assuming you are willing and able to pay to litigate in Missouri. Have an attorney review the contract and assess whether you'd have a strong claim. Sorry that your pub isn't what you expected or desired.
The case starts with discrimination and a huge negligence issue all the way to the Dean of that building. Then the VP of Student affairs emailed me several times (she didn't know I was cc'd) with three employees I don't knit l know, misrepresenting themselves as the President of ASU.... View More
All I can discern from your post is the your child was the victim of some sort of discrimination based on sexual orientation and that you cannot afford to pay an attorney by the hour to represent her. I suggest you contact some attorneys who handle discrimination matters and see if anyone would...View More
AC didn’t work over the summer, told them 5 times and they never did anything. Our dishwasher is broken, have told them 6 times and nothing has been done. Our neighbor is breaking the rules every day (loud and boisterous noise is absolutely prohibited), we hear them screaming and yelling every... View More
It doesn’t really matter if an attorney thinks you have grounds to “break” your lease. Ideally, you and your landlord can reach a written agreement to terminate the lease. Suing for a declaratory judgment is an option but your case won’t end in January. Consider hiring an attorney to...View More
I never received and benefits and I never received the sign on bonus that was promised after being hired after 90 days. They hired new employees and kept me as a temp and then made me do a background check to keep my temporary job. then used it to terminate me. Can I take them to court for the... View More
Sorry to hear that the employer did you wrong. Absenet a binding arbitration agreement in your contract you may sue in court. I suggest that you have an attorrney review the contract and assess the situation. For employment matters, attorneys sometimes represent clients on a contingency...View More
My mom passed away in July of 2019 however she had 3 class lawsuits and they are now coming to be settled and I get these closing statements, and the lawyer's fees are up there. Ill just say that. Can lawyers just charge whatever on these cases? Just in case you need to know, I don't... View More
For any class-wide settlement, the court must approve the award of attorney's fees and expenses. There is no universal maximum, but one-third of the settlement fund, plus reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses, is common.
A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You're seeking an attorney. Attorneys here can't offer their services, but you could supplement your online searches with the "Find a Lawyer" tab above, as well as attorney referral sections of...View More
The promise was verbal. I needed $50 to pay off my personal property tax before I could participate in the county auction. He loaned the $50 to me and a dollar to have the auction paperwork notarized. He loaned th $50 in the form of a check. I had to Cash it at his bank.
Anyone can pay the filing fee and sue but I don’t think you’ll win a lawsuit based on an oral promise to lend money. One of the essential elements of a claim for breach of contract is “consideration.” I that element is lacking.
My girlfriend and I are moving to St Louis Missouri. On 07/10/23 we signed lease for a year with an apartment building starting 08/26/23. On 08/17/23, we called the building to confirm the details of the move, but the building manager informed us that unfortunately due to a mistake, our room will... View More
I paid $11,000 (2 thirds job’s total) to replace a retaining wall & driveway. They came 1 day, tour out part of my driveway, didn’t return. I called several times next 4 months, excuse after excuse till over phone I was cursed at & bluntly saying they’ll never coming. I then filed a... View More
I have reach out the the realtor cause I didn’t buy the house as is all these problems was supposed to be fix and they are just giving me the run around what can I do cause I feel I have been taken advantage of
Schedule an appointment with a local attorney to review the sale contract and provide options. The mere fact that there are problems with the house doesn’t make the seller liable but perhaps you can prove a claim for failure to disclose defects.
I have a previous landlord who is neighbors with my mother. He evicted us for breaking the lease (which we didn't) and has been harassing my mom periodically since. Most recently he has yelled at my 7 yo child for something that didn't happen.
I bought a house in January 2022, I was told the jacks, for the foundation repair in the basement that were installed prior to buying the house, were lifetime warranty by the company that installed them. I figured out a couple months ago the company that installed them in the early 2000’s is no... View More
You should have an attorney review the contract and disclosure form to discuss whether any causes of action, such as violation of Missouri's consumer protection statute, the Merchandising Practices Act, might be worth pursining.
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.