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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 was... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Feb 19, 2019

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

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for North Dakota on

Q: I loaned some sound equipment to an acquaintance. I am ready to have it back, but Ive been told it is now an hours driv

I did not give permission for it to leave this area, nor was I notified when it did. Is there a legal way to force him to return the equipment to the place he picked it up?

Lucas Wynne answered on May 16, 2018

Yes, tell him that you want your equipment back and give him a reasonable time limit (ten days, thirty days, etc.) to return it back to you. Inform him that you will report it has been stolen if he fails to return the equipment.

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 answered on Jan 20, 2018

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

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law and Small Claims for North Dakota on

Q: Is there a law in the state of ND for purchasing a used vehicle and it needs a new engine after one week of purchasing?

It was taken to a mechanic and the mechanic stated the owner knew the engine was bad and put a pipe through the muffler to make it sound loud and then said it was one of those fancy mufflers that made noise. Also that it burned a little oil. But the fact was, the engine was so bad, the oil was... Read more »

Lucas Wynne answered on Jan 5, 2018

You may or may not have a warranty claim. The answer is dependent on the conditions of the sale. I would contact an attorney who deals in this type of claim.

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