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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: My solar company went bankrupt. My system was installed wrong snd it does not work. Never worked. Empire Solar

Loan company says I have to continue to pay for something that was never finished. I was promised 5k for purchasing system by the sales company who say they won’t pay because they didn’t get paid by Empire Solar. I’m sure there are others in same boat. I’d like to sue or do a clas action on... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2021

You really need to discuss with a commercial law attorney in your local area. I had a case like this years ago over an ice machine that was financed for a fish market- they use lots of ice. The bad news is that the loan company is not subject to the same defenses in collecting on the financing,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Illinois on
Q: I was thinking of buying a collapsible baton to keep in my car, what's my legality with it, I live in central illinois

I'm around 18-20 so I cant do concealed carry and I want something for safety in my car. I can get p.spray but I'd rather that a last resort if none of this works out, but also if I cant use the collapsible are there similar alternatives

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 21, 2021

You are not permitted to possess a collapsable baton per Illinois States as follows:

Sec. 24-1. Unlawful use of weapons.

(a) A person commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons when he knowingly:

(2) Carries or possesses with intent to use unlawfully against another, a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Q: My ex husband got a second mortgage on the house I was granted living rights and put his new wife on the deed. He is now

deceased. Was that legal for him to do as that was our marital property/

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Sep 21, 2021

Ex-husband means there was a judgment of absolute divorce. The judgment either addressed the issue of ownership and division of the house or it did not. Your post suggests you do not understand what your judgment says about this issue. If there is no property settlement agreement dealing with it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Q: What do I have to do to get power of attorney for my husband who was diagnosed with dementia last year
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Sep 21, 2021

If he’s mentally competent, and that can be a day to day thing with dementia, any lawyer can draft the POAs you need. There are two: a durable general financial power, and a healthcare power for medical decisions. Make sure you have ones compliant with current law and statutes, or you will find... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for South Carolina on
Q: Can a driver park their vehicle on the side of the road in front of your home legally without your consent?

I contacted my neighbor and its her visitor and told her he couldn't park there and she refusing to move the vehicle. We live in the county in the state of South Carolina.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 20, 2021

A South Carolina attorney familiar with local parking ordinances could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a general rule nationwide in most places, people can park on public streets freely. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: We have been married 32 years and currently live in an assisted living facility.

My wife's children seem to feel they have the last say as to where we live. My wife has Parkinson’s and dementia and for the most part is bed ridden. Although we live is assisted living “I” am the one who takes care of her. We both agreed long ago that neither she nor I wanted to enter a... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 19, 2021

Not unless one or more of your children has been appointed guardian of both of you.

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Q: IF SOMEONE WROTE ON MY GRANDSON CAR AT SCHOOL IN REGARDS TO HIS SEXUALITY (BEING GAY) IT WILL COME OFF IS It a crime
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 14, 2021

While technically writing graffiti on his car may be a criminal act, if can be easily cleaned the police probably aren't going to do anything about it. Why not ask them?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: Can I sue my paid caregiver for my missing personal property

My nephew was a paid caretaker start taker starting when I went into the hospital when I got out of the hospital I moved in with him so he could help me He had told me all of my personal ipersonal items from my apartment were put away safe but every time I ask he just put me off, comma he was... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 13, 2021

Yes, you have been the victim of Elder Abuse, it appears, although you did not state your age. If over 65 you have additional protections at law. So, here are two problems with your case: 1. If the property you are addressing is worth under $10,000, then you are in Small Claims J/D. No... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: Back in February of this year my boyfriend and I got invited by his old coworkers to go to a air bnb for a weekend. We -

each paid $200. The trip is in 2 weeks but we aren’t able to go anymore due to my boyfriends dad just getting out of the hospital after having a flesh eating infection. He is not able to be alone and need 24 hours care. My boyfriend needs to stay with him to help take care of him. Once we... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

First, very sorry to hear about the dad's medical condition, it must be very stressful for you right now. The co-workers are not under an obligation to refund your money. Perhaps if you tried to appeal to them on another basis, like you really need the money due to the dad's illness, it... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: If I require an uninsured house painter to sign a release of liability, is it binding in California

The painter is also not licensed

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

Don't do it. Painters must be licensed unless the job can be done for less than $600. Hiring one that has no license and no insurance opens you up to personal liability if he injures himself, like by falling off the ladder. You don't want to be a defendant in a lawsuit, and there is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: today the company came and told us that we needed to take out all our things from storage room that they are going to

Board them up we have been living hear for 11yrs and we've had it since then

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

Unless occupancy of the storage room is a part of your lease, you need to remove your property before it is disposed of by the owners. If you have a right to the storage area by your lease, then you should contact a local attorney to discuss your personal situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: Ex husband deceased, his house still has my name on it. Can I sell the house and give proceeds to his children?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

This is a question in Probate Law. I would think that your safest course of action is to open a probate as the personal administrator for your deceased husband and obtain the proper court orders to dispose of the property by sale or deed. You should contact a local PROBATE attorney to discuss your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: Last month my 2006 Nissan Murano I just bought in January caught fire, I was parked less than 20 minutes with the ac on.

My full coverage insurance isn't really helping. The repair shop said my alternator and wiring harness burnt up. Midas has replaced the belt that runs from the alternator to the ac on July 30th it 31. I have done a little research on Nissan Murano s since the fire and found that this has... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

You REALLY need to contact a "Lemon Law" attorney to find out what rights you have. Cannot tell from this description but you may have claims against Midas, the shop that sold it to you, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for California on
Q: does calif auto liability ins pay for a person died in the car of accidental over dose of prescription drugs?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

Interesting question, did the OD cause an accident in which the person was killed? Normally the insurance covers injuries that occur as a result of the operation of a motor vehicle, not someone dying in the car. If you believe that the operation of the vehicle "caused" the person's... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Alabama on
Q: Is there any legal recourse to protect me and my family from a cyber stalker?

I’m being harassed by a man I met online. We were in a long distance digital relationship that I ended, but now he won’t go away. He’s sending threats/messages/images to me/my family. How can I make him stop?

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Sep 7, 2021

I would suggest calling the non-emergency number for you local police department. Describe the situation and detail the threatening messages. You might be able to get a protection from abuse order based on the facts of your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: Are school Parent Teacher Organization rules enforceable?

The local high school is somewhat near another elementary school, and many parents use the HS parking lot as a drop off point for their students. The HS PTO says this is no longer allowed. Are they legally allowed to do this, as the HS is publicly funded?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 7, 2021

The school board would make the actual decision, but it might very well defer to the recommendation of the PTO.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: Is giving a deposition considered going to trial
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black answered on Sep 4, 2021

No, but deposition testimony can be used at trial as evidence.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Maryland on
Q: Is it worth the time and money to take legal action against a person who owes me $8,000 ?

I lended her the money 5 years ago, out of goodness of my heart. She was a coworker who was going through a difficult time. According to her, her husband lost is job etc

She begin right away to pay me back. I have only received $350. She left the company in which we both worked. I have... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Sep 3, 2021

You need to first determine whether the statute of limitations has run already, and that starts with determining which SOL applies, and the date it starts to run from. Based on your description, the SOL can either be 3 years of 12 years. The only way it can be 12 years is if the promissory note... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Ohio on
Q: Can you sue an individual for online harassment?
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Sep 2, 2021

Theoretically, yes. But it may be very difficult to prove a monetary damage.

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Oklahoma on
Q: Can a board member vote for themselves when charges are brought against them ?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 2, 2021

Need more information to answer this question with any remote chance of accuracy.

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