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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Rights and Small Claims for North Dakota on
Q: can a college make you retake a class over after you already taken it, paid for it and passed it? same college mind you
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 12, 2019

You could check the school's course policy. Schools can impose their own specific conditions, such as attaining a certain grade in a course, etc. If you have an academic advisor, maybe they could help explain your rights. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Legal Malpractice, Small Claims and Bankruptcy for North Dakota on
Q: I received a letter in the mail today that threatened legal action for a debt.

I received a letter in the mail today that threatened legal action for a debt from over 5 years ago. The debt is from when I lived in Maryland. I have not lived there for the last 5 years. I've been living in North Dakota. The debt is for $9,000 and is the result of having been evicted when I... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 19, 2019

If the MD stature is 3 years, then the statute has expired and they cannot sue you.

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Employment Law for North Dakota on
Q: Is a k9 sniff sufficient probable cause to search a stopped vehicle
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Mar 26, 2018

Do not post any additional information about your case online. You do not want to reveal enough information for the police to identify you. Instead, contact a criminal defense lawyer for help. Many attorneys like myself offer free consultations. The answer to your question depends on the particular... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation, Collections and Constitutional Law for North Dakota on
Q: On 02/15/2018 my paycheck was garnished in the amount of $430.

I was never notified by my employer nor the company that put a judgement against me. The company is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have been a resident of Minot, North Dakota for 3 years. On 02/23/2018 I went down to talk to Human resources and they told me that the garnishment has been... Read more »

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Mar 2, 2018

You hire a lawyer who deals with debt collection issues for consumers and see if they can get your money back.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Consumer Law for North Dakota on
Q: If I called in a tow, would it be illegal to have a deal where the tow company pays me a fee?

I live in an apartment where it is permissible to tow someone's car if they park in your spot, would it be illegal to take have an agreement that the company that tows the car give my a flat fee for the tow? At least 2-3 cars a day park in my spot, I believe if I received $20 a car, I could... Read more »

Nicholas Nelson
Nicholas Nelson answered on Feb 26, 2018

Generally, "referral fees" are regulated in professional careers like law. When establishing a referral fee agreement, you are essentially acting as an agent/employee of the principal company (tow company in your situation). Any referral agreement should be in writing to protect your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for North Dakota on
Q: I was served a summons/complaint. It was NOT filed with the court. I answered and challenged the debt. What happens now?

I thought I read they had 5 days to show proof they had proving debt is mine? Also if they do file with the court will I be notified?

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Jan 20, 2018

Call an attorney who deals with this type of case. They do not have to file immediately.

2 Answers | Asked in Internet Law, Consumer Law and Landlord - Tenant for North Dakota on
Q: AD FOR RENT AT $500 WHEN I CALL PROPERTY OWNER THEY SAY NO ITS $600. CLAIMS DOESNT MATTER WHAT AD SAYS.

WOULD THIS FALL UNDER FALSE ADVERTISING IN NORTH DAKOTA?

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne answered on Nov 5, 2017

I'd let this one go. If I advertise bananas are $1 and you come to my store and they are $1.50, I was not necessarily obligated to continue to offer the advertised price.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Contracts for North Dakota on
Q: I sold a vehicle "as is"

I sold a vehicle "as is" and the title wasn't switched over. Now the buyer doesn't want it and wants to return it. Where do I stand as it being sold "as is".

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 11, 2016

Assuming that he's not complaining of something you knew about but didn't tell him about --e.g. you knew it needed a new tranny but didn't tell him--then you should be OK. "As Is " protects seller from buyers remorse. It isn't a free pass to sit on

information you knew abouit.

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