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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for New Hampshire on
Q: What can I do if an auto repair shop will not refund me for work I paid for and he hasn't done.

He does not even do a front end alignment he sends it to someone else to do

Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Nov 5, 2018

First you should demand payment by letter. when that doesn't work you should file in small claims court if you meet the requirements. Filing a small claims case in NH is now done by computer and relatively easy to handle. Good luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Collections and Small Claims for New Hampshire on
Q: Can not identify New Hampshire small claims rule 4.1(D)(3) and 4.1(D)(3)(d) used by attorney filing complaint.

I received a complaint from a debt buyer lawsuit.

In the statement of consumer debt it states:

In accordance with Small Claims Rule 4.1(D)(3), the undersigned submits this Statement:

This also is used further down:

Interest, charges, and fees calculated as set forth... Read more »

Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Mar 15, 2018

I looked over the rules and I don't see them in there either. You can file a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim for which relief can be granted and state the same reasons you stated here. He might be using old rules that have been updated and no one ever called him on it. The plaintiff... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Can hotels in NH throw you out in the middle of a blizzard state of emergency

If I don't have enough money for another day

Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Mar 13, 2018

If you can't afford to pay for room the hotel has no obligation to keep you in the room for free. They can't discriminate against you but they don't have to board you for free.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Consumer Law for New Hampshire on
Q: I was building a house as a sub contractor and left tools behind can the home owner claim them as abandoned?

There was no contract and multiple discrepancies between home owner and contractor. After the contractor (my boss) felt he fulfilled his part of this job he told me to get paid from the home owner if I wanted to keep working on this house. The home owner didn't want to pay me my rate so I didn't go... Read more »

Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Dec 8, 2017

Since he made the threat of holding a gun on you, you should file a complaint with the police department and have them go with you to get your property back. If the property owner feels you owe him money he can't resolve the issue by keeping your tools and threatening you, that is why we have a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for New Hampshire on
Q: If an Motion is filed in a NH Superior Ct, how long does the defendant have to file an Objection?
Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Oct 19, 2017

Depends on what kind of Motion it is, generally speaking-10 days...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Consumer Law for New Hampshire on
Q: I have an ex-husband claiming to have 'banned' me from my favorite restaurant, police have not contacted me am I banned?

He does not work there, he just goes there often, and sees me there on occasions, we do not speak to each other, I do not cause problems, he claims he is close with the manager and that is how he has gotten me 'banned' So, do, I need to stop going to the restaurant? Is there further action he could... Read more »

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Mar 5, 2017

There are two ways you can be banned. First, a court may issue an order restraining where you can go. That did not happen here based on what you wrote.

Second, if the restaurant is on private property, the owner or the owner's agents (perhaps the manager) can tell you not to go on their...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for New Hampshire on
Q: I have a question ,we live in nh and have a mortgage on house the mortgage is in my moms name and my husband and I pay

The mortgage every month , the deed is all 3 names. My mom has credit cards in her name only , I don't think she has life insurance. Can this affect my husband and I if something should happen to mom? Credit debt and house , are we responsible for her credit. Obviously we would want to continue... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 13, 2015

No, you are not responsible for her debt. If she is the only one who signed the mortgage note, and were the lender to foreclose, you wouldn't be liable for a deficiency judgment.

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