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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: If I bought a vehicle and I have a bill of sale and the signed title can seller file for a new title and take it back
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jan 20, 2022

There's no stopping someone from trying to file for title of a vehicle that does not rightfully belong to them. But there would be little point in someone doing that if the rightful owner holds a legitimate title and bill of sale, and other measures to evidence rightful ownership of the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Louisiana on
Q: Can I sue a finance company for charging double the amount for a vehicle. I can explain better with a phone call.

I co-signed for my son a car at the price of $12,400. The car was purchased January 2020 with $1000 down toward it, notes are $410.64 but he still has four more years of payments. This is truly unjustified, unfair and ridiculous. I need guidance on what to do and who to contact to help.

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 17, 2022

Yes, it is most likely unfair and ridiculous however you and your son sign the agreement-----and you are going to have to explain why it was not voluntary. Try the Consumer Protection Division of the LA Attorney General's office and see if it can provide you some assistance. At this point... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Michigan on
Q: I don't understand MCL 600.2559 (7)(8) as it pertains to taxes and recovery of fees? What does that mean?

My understanding is that process servers can charge more than the prescribed fees under MCL 600.2559 if there is a written agreement beforehand. What I don't understand is the statements concerning taxes and recovery of fees. "...a person entitled to tax costs shall not attempt to tax and... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 15, 2022

It means that if a party is entitled to "tax cost" - fancy way of saying a person is legally entitled to collect their costs from the other party - that person can only recover the amounts listed in that statute and not more even if they paid more for service of process.

Remember,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: I've been served a restraining order based on lies. Can I sue for libel & defamation?

The comments they make even contradict each other. Accusations made up are ridiculous. Can I sue same day of hearing?

Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral answered on Jan 14, 2022

You can always sue for libel and defamation, but the real question is whether the lawsuit will be successful. You should consult with an attorney who handles libel and slander cases for that. You should know that Florida’s litigation immunity privilege provides absolute immunity “to any act... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: My wife has cancer. And her medical bill is around $400,000. What is the best thing to do
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jan 13, 2022

Get treatment. What is your legally-related question?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Q: How to get our money back from a dentist that stopped working because of a heart attack?

My wife paid for all the prep work towards the main procedure and also an additional $8,000.00 for the rest of the procedure. She went to this dentist because of his reputation for being excellent at his job. Now that he is not coming back to his office my wife wants her money back to go somewhere... Read more »

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr answered on Jan 12, 2022

She is entitled to a refund of all of her money with the exception of the fees for the prep work. Often times when a health care provider is no longer able to work, another provider takes over the practice. You should inquire about that. You can ultimately sue for a refund of your money or complain... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Michigan on
Q: Can I sue someone I cosigned for who refused to pay for the vehicle after disappearing with it?

The vehicle finally got repossessed and there is a remaining balance. I cannot contact the person nor do I know where they are exactly.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 9, 2022

Your recourse against your cosigner would likely be in indemnity, which would require YOU to have paid off the entirety of the balance owed. You would then be seeking reimbursement, essentially, for that person's half of the debt, plus any other damages you can assert.

But as to the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Oklahoma on
Q: Can you have a felony and obtain a seller license in the state of Oklahoma?

I am a felon and I'm trying to work at the thunder games and they say I need to obtain a license can I do this?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jan 5, 2022

What are you attempting to sell and how long has it been since the felony conviction? More information is required to fully assess your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Oklahoma on
Q: What makes lawyers better than us in the court why do judges and lawyers say to seek counsel like we are not capable
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jan 5, 2022

Because, in a lot of cases it is better for you to seek counsel. What often appears like "common sense" may in fact be the opposite of what years of case law and statutes have said. This is where the lawyer and judges may, not always, be more capable in actual knowledge of the law. I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Mississippi on
Q: I have court Thursday on a petty larceny charge I need legal advice

I had no knowledge of the fact that my friend and I did not have permission to be on his uncle's land. My friend put some things in my truck and I helped him load an item. But I didn't know that we weren't supposed to be on the land and was didn't know that the things he and I... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jan 4, 2022

It really depends on a few things; however, if this if your first charge, then there is a greater likelihood of no jail time. That being said, it sounds like you may have a viable defense, particularly depending on what the other person told officers and what the investigation revealed. Either way,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Michigan on
Q: My stepmother died. My father( her husband) is still living. Her children want 1/2 the selling price of their house.

They gave us a will but it os not signed. Can they get that money?

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jan 2, 2022

Depends on how your father and stepmother owned the house. If it's just in her name, then they may have a claim; if the house is in both names, then likely no claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Rhode Island on
Q: Has there ever been a rear-end collision in RI where the front driver was found at fault?

The lane was right turn only, with no traffic coming from traffic on the opposite side. The lane was marked at least 100 feet before turn. Front driver stops short. Meant to go straight, but there was no way to go straight in the lane they were in. No turn signals.

Albin Moser
Albin Moser answered on Dec 31, 2021

If in a rear end collision the front driver was going in reverse then the front driver might be liable.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maine on
Q: Required to use a medical device, but the requirement is based on false information, and harms health. What can I do?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 27, 2021

A Maine attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This looks like something where the more immediate guidance needed might be that of a medical professional more so than that of an attorney. Only a medical professional is qualified to evaluate the harm to health from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Michigan on
Q: How may a biological parent request the funeral and medical records for their deceased adult child?

I wasn't notified of my child's death.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Dec 27, 2021

Once a child turns 18, you have no independent right to access their records. There would certainly be a death certificate on file with the county clerk's office, which is a public record anyone can access (for a fee). Other than that, if you want to look deeper into things (and depending on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: is there a way to obtain legal aid or pro bono representation for those already on disability (SSI/SSD) in california?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 23, 2021

It looks like your question went overlooked for two weeks in this category. You could try two things. You could repost under the Social Security category. There's no guarantee all questions are ultimately picked up. You could also reach out to social security disability attorneys, using either... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Q: What is the penalty for spotlighting deer in Tennessee. I'm not a hunter, was not in possession of or own firearms

I have battled cancer for years and have been left, disabled, and financially devastated. I am trying to find ways to restart my life. I have always been interested in astronomy and was merely trying to get the best shot of the night sky. I have no idea if there were deer in the field I was... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Dec 20, 2021

Most game law violations are Misdemeanors. But you need to hire a competent attorney to prepare for a rigorous Preliminary Hearing. Upon Dismissal, a § 1983 Suit might be filed in Federal Court, but it will be a Governmental Tort Liability Act Suit. Most Game Wardens are much more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Q: My vehicle was taken without my permission and wrecked. I had no insurance and still owed on the car. The place I got

The car from is threatening to put a warrant out on me... can they do that?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Dec 20, 2021

The lender can sue you for the balance due and contractually authorized costs. If the secured lender feels you have defrauded them, a possible felony may be sought.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New York on
Q: What are the reperocussions for falsifying a covid test and could you press charges?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 20, 2021

It depends on context. In a civil setting, such as medical background in a personal injury tort action, it could be treated as fraudulent claims practices. Depending on the setting - employment screening, tort action, travel... penalties could range from disqualification to criminal investigation.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Kentucky on
Q: There is someone who is slandering my name what can I do?

To me it’s defamation of character

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 19, 2021

A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. You're correct; it is defamation. You could sue. But keep in mind that law firms that handle such cases do not generally work on a contingency basis, so you could pay hourly legal fees for something whose... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for West Virginia on
Q: Can I write a document preventing one doctor from changing another doctor's orders?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Dec 18, 2021

A West Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general matter nationwide, individuals who are not medical professionals are not authorized to change a doctor's orders. But more context may be needed here, as to the basis for such a question - for... Read more »

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