The in small claims court, missing court-ordered mediation is grounds for a dismissal by default. So if the case is dismissed the plaintiff will have to ask to reinstate the case. A statute of limitations really has nothing to do with it.
My upstairs neighbor neglected To fix his leak and over the course of six months has been flooding me with poop water. He ruined my Venetian paint with yellow stains. In March he said he will fix it and I have been waiting ever since and today he told me he is only responsible to paint with regular... Read more »
My ex boyfriend refused/refuses to return my fathers ashes. I live in Florida and he lives in Texas, and with the covid travel restrictions I cannot travel there to file a claim against him myself, but I’ve read an attorney can do so for me. He’s said the ashes were disposed of but I can’t... Read more »
Whatever type of attorney is needed, he/she must be a member of the Texas Bar in order to represent you in Texas court. Unless your ex took the ashes from Fla. to Texas, he would have to be sued in Texas. Also, if Texas Court's operate the same as Florida's, you don't have to...Read more »
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 »
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.
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 »
So I am technically on an expired license, and the lady also does not have a valid driver’s license, so she did not call the police. This happened in a parking lot of a convenience store. No police reports filed. Info exchanged (my phone number and ID) and she took a photo of the license plate. I... Read more »
We recently purchased a foreclosed property in Palm Beach County, Florida. There are squatters currently occupying the house, and we are attempting to evict them. We were issued a self service packet with forms for unlawful detainers. The forms mention nothing regarding a 3 day notice, nor do they... Read more »
I posted a Fair Use project on the internet using other's copyrighted content. I got a response from the original copyright holder saying that what I made isn't Fair Use and that I should take it down. I agreed, but only under the condition that I reevaluate my Fair Use project and get a... Read more »
Verbal is not written and it is not a Will or Trust and it is not a deed and it is not even what Florida Intestate Statutes (without a Will) state. I think you have a real problem here as parents are allowed to change their mind and verbal promises and change their estate planning Will, etc.,...Read more »
I live in Florida and borrowed money from a friend in California. I borrowed the money to downsize from a home to a more affordable apartment. I had every intention of repaying the loan however the Pandemic has killed my job. Can my friend take me to small claims court and sue me for the money? We... Read more »
Yes, your friend can sue you for what you borrowed. A written contract is not required and a text message is a writing in any event. It is very unlikely that you can be prosecuted, if what you mean by that is being charged with a crime. And a judge doesn't decide if you can repay, the judge...Read more »
Many golfers encroach on private property of homeowners imposing on their privacy and at times damaging property. How can we mitigate that? Fines? Civil Tickets? The course is owned by the City. Thank you.
cause us to get evicted because of her exotic animals which are against the least agreement. Will the eviction negatively impact my credit score or anything else of mine? Also, if I chose to move out right now, instead of when our lease ends, will i have any liability. I can prove the that the... Read more »
If your roommate gets you guys evicted neither of you should be liable for whatever unpaid rent. If your roommate leaves both of you are liable for the remaining rent; and you must pay all of it yourself. If you leave the same is true for her.
There was an event a couple months ago where my car illegally got towed and I was forced to sign a contract to get it back. I hired a lawyer on a contingency fee agreement. An agreement that also included the defendant paying the lawyer fees if we win. Recently my lawyer notified me that the case... Read more »
Normally, before a case is settled your attorney would get settlement approval from you. Did your attorney contract give your attorney settlement authority or did the attorney ask you to approve the proposed settlement?
As far as I know, Friend A invited her over and it was during her stay that they broke up. Friend B and C do not want her there anymore, and as far as I know neither does Friend A. Is it still possible for Friends B and C to issue a trespass claim to the ex? And is it possible because of the... Read more »
I believe all three tenants (A, B, and C) would have to join in a lawsuit to evict A's ex-girlfriend. If, by "trespass claim", you mean reporting an allegation of criminal conduct to the proper authorities, I doubt that the police or state's attorney would prosecute.
My Ex took $1000 that did not belong to her. She claims the taking was in error. She wrote a check to repay the $1000 which bounced due to NSF. She told me she was stopping payment on the check and filing bankruptcy. She demanded I return the check to her. I refused unless she signed a payment... Read more »
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