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Q: hello i have lost an $2200 camera that i rented whats going to happen to me ?

Thomas Briody answered on Feb 13, 2019

If you truly lost the item, then you have most likely not committed a crime. However, you are responsible for the loss, and you will have to reimburse the person who loaned you the camera. That means you are most likely going to have to pay the value of the camera back.

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Q: friend will not acknowledge any of my attempts to reclaim my possessions which he said he would if i ever got to nervous

This friend of mine showed interest in a brand new Xbox One X. Although I was very reluctant to let him "try" it out, he assured me that if at any point I became uncomfortable, that he'd bring back to me no problem. After sleeping on it I decided I was very unnerved and felt I needed it to be... Read more »

Neville Bedford answered on Feb 17, 2018

If you can't resolve it amicably, it may be time to take your "friend" to small claims court.

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Q: Can I take someone to court because they threw out my things that was at their house after an argument?

Neville Bedford answered on Sep 6, 2017

Small claims court is open to everyone. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Criminal Law and Employment Law for Rhode Island on

Q: At what point is this harassment?

I was told by a police officer yesterday to not speak with my roommate/co-worker and to get a restraining order on her because I had to write two police reports on her yesterday. Word got around work that I was going to get one and now she is having my other co-workers come to my desk and taunt me,... Read more »

Neville Bedford answered on Jun 25, 2017

For your own peace of mind, you might be looking for a new live/work situation. A restraining order will likely necessitate exceptions to allow for incidental contact at work/home and may be of little help to you.

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