Suppose I had access to a secured parking lot that required me to use a fob to open the garage door. I drive in after opening it, but someone behind me sneaks in before the door closes again. I don't realize that happens. The person later commits theft. Would I be liable for the theft? Would the... Read more »
Such situations are fact-intensive and would require evaluation of all details. Further, there would be other factors that attorneys often consider before looking to the innocent mistake of an individual who didn't realize they were being followed. These could include premises insurance, lighting,...Read more »
She has not answered her phone and seems to have up and moved away. She gave them to a bird rescue, where he acknowledges the birds are mine (we messaged and talked by phone) but says I have to legally go after her, not him. I have proof in writing that this woman and I had an agreement and that... Read more »
Based on the facts, it appears you do have a civil claim for approximately 1600.00 against your friend. The problem is you will need to locate her in order to effectively bring the lawsuit. Also, if you believe she lives in the state of Indiana, the lawsuit will need to be filed in Indiana. The...Read more »
I had a house guest that used to live with me but my landlord kicked her out because she was causing trouble among the neighbors and overstayed her welcome. Now she's mad and wants revenge. She isn't allowed on the property anymore but she was recently seen with a police writing all of our license... Read more »
Thanks for your question and I am sorry for your troubles.
Once a person has been warned that they are no longer welcome on property they can be prosecuted for criminal trespass so you may want to consider calling the authorities if she shows up again. If she has made threats to cause...Read more »
On April 27, 2012, they sold the vehicle. About 1 year later on my credit report it showed that the company had put it as a charge off and it was at a zero balance. On April 27, 2019, it dropped off my credit report and it was not longer listed. Now, today, December 9, 2019, I received a summons... Read more »
It could be legal, but maybe not because it sounds like the debt may be past the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in Michigan for a suit to collect a debt based on a written contract is 6 years. The limitations period begins to run when the debt goes into default, not later when...Read more »
I am not recommending one way or the other that you subpoena the dentist. And you should be aware that physicians and dentists are exempt from subpoenas to trial and can recover costs and attorney's fees (TCA 24-9-101). Doctors are not immune from subpoena to a deposition. But if you want to...Read more »
I am filing a garnishment form (CV92) in Missouri. I am confused on if the Debtor or the Employer is the Respondent. I have Googled this and it's about a 50/50 split. So who do I list as the Respondent? The Debtor or the Employer?
I loaned someone $3,000 in 2017. We wrote a contract for this person to repay me within 5 years. I did not require a monthly minimum payment. I did, however, include 7.5% monthly interest (which I later found out is an illegal amount. Monthly interest must be much lower). I wrote the contract in... Read more »
The Fourth Amendment applies to unlawful searches or seizures on the part of the government. Your situation sounds like a civil matter between two individuals. Keep in mind that whatever legal remedies might be applicable here that a Washington attorney could advise about, it could be...Read more »
We purchased bedroom and dining room furniture from Ashley furniture about a year ago. The furniture's cost us about $8000 plus insurance coverage of $600. In about a year, the coating of the furniture has been peeling off, the chairs legs are lose and the joints are broken. We reached out to... Read more »
In virtually any jurisdiction, the owner/operator of the vehicle from which the dryer fell would be liable for accidents caused by the dryer and its debris trail. In the event of strap/ratchet failure due to defect (and not ordinary wear and tear that should have been recognized by riggers or...Read more »
My friend’s neighbor in the apartment under her calls the cops on her probably once a month for having her TV too loud. I have been in her apartment when it happened. Not only was it not loud at all, it was in the middle of the afternoon on a weekend. Apparently she is known to do this with all... Read more »
I was rear-ended in a car accident where my car suffered minimal damage (rear bumper had to get replaced) but my injuries were still significant (severe whiplash). Ultimately I was treated 23 times (19 PT sessions and 4 dr visits/urgent care). The claims adjuster does not believe my 19 PT sessions... Read more »
My girlfriend of over 2 years has continuously abused me physically emotionally and mentally and financially. These last couple off months she has got me evicted from her moms house where i was paying rent working around the house and paying all the bills where she paid nothing. Her and my landlord... Read more »
2 years Divorced. Ex was awarded home in divorce decree. We (myself and he) agreed he could have the house provided HE pay all the transfer fees associated with removing my name from the mortgage. He even provided a notarized statement to the judge that he would remove me from the mortgage after... Read more »
From the brief description, it isn't fully clear what the issue is. If people are leaving for another employer, as a general matter of public policy, people are usually free to do that, outside of contractual exceptions. If someone is deliberately doing things to undermine your business...Read more »
I was a victim of an internet scam where they claimed to be a job, and my job was to be a representative for a company called Megameda.pl, which is a huge auction site. I did research and I found out they were lying the whole time and were using my information to scam people this way it landed all... Read more »
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