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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law and Communications Law for Oregon on
Q: Can I Sue a car dealership for sending me fake scratch offs in the mail
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 17, 2020

An Oregon attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, probably not. It sounds like a promotional effort and nothing more - no deception and no obligation to offer genuine tickets. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Civil Litigation, Communications Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Does 1 have to be late w/rent directly due to Coronavirus to be exempt from eviction for the next 6 mos in Mult. Co?

The moratorium said those who dont have the virus but are late will not be at risk of eviction but I've just paid my rent 8 hours late and my landlord is still attempting to follow thru on the 72hr notice. It also seems to me this prop mgmt company is predatory. I fell down the steep crooked... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Mar 19, 2020

A landlord does not have to accept rent paid after a 72 hr deadline and normally can proceed to evict if they wish. Currently however no court in Oregon is processing or enforcing residential landlord-tenant cases so the landlord can do little at the moment to enforce rent payments. If they DO... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Communications Law for Oregon on
Q: Can a mechanic charge me 20% of the price of a part I no longer want?

Been dealing with a mechanic about 3 weeks. Ordered a part I needed a week ago told me it would be in within the next week. Asked him about when it would be put in this week. And now hes told me another week out, I decided to go somewhere else and now he wants to charge 20% of the price of... View More

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman
answered on Mar 11, 2020

It's hard to say but unless he promised you in writing a date by which he would have your car fixed I think you are being unreasonable and you should either pay for the cost of returning the part which he only ordered for you or just let him finish the job and have him guarantee in writing... View More

Q: If a therapy practice as a whole will not accept registered sex offenders as clients. Do they need to make this known?

If a therapy practice has a policy that they do not see registered sex offenders as clients,

Should this information be made available to you, on their website, or as a screening question?

It wasn't made available to a friend of mine and he started therapy and was seen for 9... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 24, 2019

I'm unaware of it. The practice should have asked. He can file a complaint with the licensing board but I dont see anything. However he should contact a member of the State of Washington Trial Lawyers Assn/Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Communications Law and Federal Crimes for Oregon on
Q: Is it legal to have audio surveillance at a restaurant?

The restaurant I work at installed surveillance cameras a few months ago. I just found out it also has audio surveillance. We were not informed they could listen to us. Is that legal?

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
answered on Jan 18, 2019

If everyone was told they were recording yes, otherwise it is illegal to recover conversations in Oregon without the consent of all parties, implied or otherwise.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Communications Law and Internet Law for Oregon on
Q: With regard to Or. Rev. Stat. § 659.805 does this only pertain to previous employees or any applicant?

I'm a member of a Facebook group intended to connect job seekers and job providers and some recruiters are discussing creating a blacklist and this seems illegal at worst and just a petty move at best. The statute specifically states previously discharged employees, but can this be applied to... View More

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
answered on Apr 5, 2018

I would say it likely does not apply to your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Support, Communications Law and Sexual Harassment for Oregon on
Q: Can I do anything legally to a 27 yr old trying to talk to my 18 yr old daughter?

There is a 27 yr old trying to e-mail to my daughter, who just turned 18, I watch her e-mail account. I've already told him once not to talk to her, but he's attempted to get in contact with her again now that she's turned 18. She's adolescent and wants to have a friendship with... View More

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman
answered on Apr 3, 2018

Well she is legally an adult so you can't control who she talks to directly but if she is living in your house and you are supporting her you can lay down your house rules. However that might mean asking her to move out if she won't comply and I don't think that is the end result... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Communications Law for Oregon on
Q: Is it legal to put a GPS tracker in your abusive husband's car?

I have filed for a divorce, but he is still living here, and has been drinking heavily. I wanted to make sure I knew when he had been to a liquor store, so I could know if I needed to leave with my kids before he got home. He is hitting the liquor store pretty much every day, and has even been... View More

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman
answered on Mar 31, 2018

If you own the car you can put a tracking device on it. If the car is in your husband's name only then you may have problems. I am not sure what the law is about this but I suspect there is something that prevents you from using electronic devises to spy on people outside your own property... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Communications Law and Entertainment / Sports for Oregon on
Q: Are we legally allowed to use names/addresses from old letters in new published works?

We purchased a stack of old letters (perhaps 70 years old), and would like to use them as the basis for a book/podcast/video series/photo gallery.

Is there any reason we couldn't use or sell works that contain the names/addresses/content/etc. or photos of the actual items? Are we... View More

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
answered on Feb 6, 2018

This should not be an issue as to copyright, as addresses would not in this format likely be copyright-able.

Could be an issue as to personality rights though.

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