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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for California on
Q: Can I take a Usps Mail Carrier to a small claims court?

The mail carrier is stating my dog threatened her and my dog was never loose or near her. Now the post office is neglecting to deliver my mail. If I could get evidence from my neighbors security camera would that help?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 13, 2020

You have posted this question twice. Please see the response below to your first post.

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Small Claims for Illinois on
Q: You My dog and her two puppys were taken from there home when someone broke into my house and let them out .

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My dog and her two puppys were taken from there home when someone broke into my house and let them out . Animal control kept them for 2 months with my only option being to wait for court and the judges decision... court finslly came and i asked the judge and the ASA told the judge i was... Read more »

Kristina M. Bergsten
Kristina M. Bergsten answered on Jul 13, 2020

You will have to sue Animal Control for violating your civil rights. Talk to a civil rights attorney in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for California on
Q: Can i file a law suit to the USPS post office for neglecting to deliver my mail ?

Mailman is stating my dog threatened her and that never occurred and there absolutely no evidence.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 13, 2020

In order to sue the USPS you have to go to Federal Court, because it is a Federal agency. Before you do that you have to file a government claim form, usually within 180 days of the occurrence. To do this you will probably be representing yourself unless there was a diamond necklace in the mail... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims on
Q: I am being billed for something i did not do, what to do?

Blood test was sent to the wrong lab my insurance won't pay there

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 13, 2020

Contest the charges without delay. Present medical provider with insurance carrier's EOB as to reason for denial. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law, Small Claims, Family Law and Child Support for California on
Q: How do I let my school know I got kicked out of my house at 14 and I don't live there anymore?
Chris M. Bradford
Chris M. Bradford answered on Jul 12, 2020

Go to the administration building of the school and tell them. If you have guardianship over you, tell the school about that too.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law, Consumer Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: How would I go about filling a claim against a company for False Advertisement on a large scale, hundreds of cases

I have contacted the BBB sent and the claim was resolved being that I was given assurance of my product being where it needed to be at a certain date and they emailed me (this was about 6 months ago) so.. I resolved it with the BBB thinking that everything was good yet they have continued to False... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 12, 2020

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, as your matter could involve elements of state consumer law, but you await a response for two weeks. If you are contemplating handling the matter yourself, small claims, which you have already included in your categories, could be the most economical solution... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for California on
Q: What kind of attorney do i need to go after someone who i was living with and house cought fire and we lost everything.

He rebuilt the house but never paid me for all of mine and my children's stuff that was lost in the fire.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 9, 2020

You need to consult with a Personal Injury/ Property Damage attorney, the same kind as you would seek if there was a Car accident. Small Claims limit is $10,000.00, you would have to prove that the owner was at fault for the fire.

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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: Large wheel sized rockinstore lot went unnoticedand scratched and dented my car was told by store people must've moved'e

There are two lines of rocks in this alley behind store one extends more than length of store but opposite the building, the other is about three or four of them against the back wall of the store. Now usually these rocks have remained in position; ive never seen them moved. This time drove into... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 8, 2020

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. There wasn't a question, but I think you might be wondering if you can bring a claim. Based on the description, it sounds like it would be difficult. When you say "pumps," that suggests gas pumps, which... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: western union wont refund me my money that was never picked up what do i need to do to get it back?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 8, 2020

You need to go to WU and find out what you need to do to reverse the transaction. You will need to prove your identity to WU. Be sure you make a written request and keep a copy. If they won't refund the money, you can sue them in Small Claims.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: If someone move out of my house almost 2 months ago, are they still intitled to things they left in my house
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 8, 2020

Give them notice in writing to claim them within 30 days and if they don’t, do with them as you wish.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: Can a tow company keep my car for Sunday and charge me for it because they aren’t open?

He told me they close at 4 on Saturday and closed on Saturday And open at 8:30 Monday but I read online they have to be open 8 Monday and till 5 on Saturday and open Sunday

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 7, 2020

A Texas attorney could advise best here, but your question remains open for two weeks. As a GENERAL matter in most any jurisdiction, the answer is generally yes. Such facilities, as a policy, do not suspend accrual of storage fees on Saturdays and Sundays. A Texas attorney could advise more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Q: I just found out I have been paying rent since October to a person who didn't own the house. It was a foreclosure

the people who actually bought the house got the paperwork yesterday and showed up today. What can be done about the rent we have paid so far to the shady person who did this to us

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 6, 2020

Report them to the authorities. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE34/34-18/34-18-38.2.HTM compliance is mandatory. Retain an attorney if you are served with an eviction complaint.

4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Small Claims for New Jersey on
Q: When I was under the car, One of scissors jack suddenly broke down and my car came down on my arm.

When I was under my car, one of scissors jack suddenly broke down and my car came down on my arm. I got injured I can barely move my arm. Do you think I can sue this scissors jack company? If so, do I need a police report and receipt when I purchased?

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq. answered on Jul 5, 2020

Yes you can sue the scissor jack company. First get medical attention and make sure you tell them how you injured your arm. Then, Immediately contact a good lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: Hi, I just purchased a car from a private seller, they assured me there was no issues and I could bring it back.

I purchased a car from a private seller. He assured me there were no issues other than cosmetics, after driving it home I immediately informed him that the car ran rough, on the highway. He told me that if I found any issues, we could trade back the next day. I told him this is what I wanted. He... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 5, 2020

A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, it could be a difficult situation - one party's word against another's, as the communications/agreements appear to have been verbal. One option could be to review the terms and conditions... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: Condo law question. Seeking reimbursement from HOA mgr

I own a condo in FL and the management office had contacted me many times stating that the unit below me was experiencing water damage from my condo bathroom. Since I live out of town I asked the mgr who phoned me to have condo maintenance handyman inspect. Maintenance eported back that there was... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 3, 2020

Yes, you can ask for reimbursement. Hopefully you have documentation from the condo maintenance handyman.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for California on
Q: can any type of legal action be taken against a company

i was asked to leave my housing because a worker who did not announce an allergy made a complaint to management who then pulled the work crew from the premises due to said allergy. there was no smoking in said workers prescience and the same worker again came back to work at the residence. due to... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 3, 2020

Employers are prohibited from discriminatory actions against an employee based on a protected classification, such as age, race, physical disability. Smoking, whether tobacco or marijuana is not such a prohibited classification. If you have significant financial loss, you should seek the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Small Claims for Massachusetts on
Q: Does using a person’s deadname in a school yearbook constitute any legal action?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 2, 2020

A Massachusetts attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. In terms of practicality, it would be a case that presents challenges. In terms of textbook law, it could depend on the mental state with which it was done, on one end being innocent oversight to the other end... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Small Claims and Products Liability for Rhode Island on
Q: Hi, I moved in with a close friend like 5 months ago to rent out a room in her house. No verbal agreement was signed, be

sides that i would pay half. now shes trying to "evict" me. What do i do ????

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 2, 2020

This is something a Rhode Island landlord-tenant attorney should advise on. But your post remains open for four weeks. The other categories aren't really relevant. But as a practical matter at this point, if the dynamic in such close confines is uncomfortable, whatever the state of affairs... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Michigan on
Q: Can someone ask for their money back even after they said to "keep it" in writing?

Former friend had given me money to do his taxes for multiple years. He only provided me his 2019 info and while waiting for the rest of the years he had gotten into some trouble with the police and got arrested. I then decided to distance myself from him and his situation. My husband reached out... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jul 2, 2020

Sometimes the legal answer isn't necessarily the right answer for your situation. Legally, I think you would be on good grounds to keep the money. Your former friend could certainly file a small claims action against you, but unless there is more to this story, I don't see a judge siding... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Florida on
Q: Husband and I had capital one credit card, someone bought the account and is taking me to small claims

It’s from 2015 or 2016. The account got closed and because of interest the amount owed doubled. A company bought the account and is taking me to small claims, all of this during a pandemic! Do I have to show up/do the zoom? Do I need a lawyer.

Phillip William Gunthert
Phillip William Gunthert answered on Jul 2, 2020

Yes, always be sure to show up and fight them as they are always trying to get default judgments, that is their game mainly. Also, they bought the debt, they need to prove they have ownership of the debt and are the rightful person to collect upon it, can they prove they are the owner and the debt... Read more »

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