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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Contracts and Collections for Minnesota on

Q: I recently co-signed an auto loan for a friend who promised to make payments. Now he has refused to make payment but

Lied about making payment. The bank just contacted me and I've tried several times to reach the borrower but he refused to respond to my messages, emails or answer/return any of my calls. I can't afford to make payments as am struggling to care for my child as a single parent. The borrower has... Read more »

Joseph A. Gangi answered on Sep 27, 2018

If you co-signed, then you are likely responsible just as equally as your so-called friend. Your options may include refinancing, forbearance, taking out another loan to pay this back, borrowing money to pay it off, etc. You will find many resources, blog posts, AG articles, and the like... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Consumer Law for Minnesota on

Q: false advertising or bait and switch?

I got a promo code from amazon for $100 off a monitor on a link they provided. There are 4 monitors shown but one of the monitors shown isn't one that promo actually works on because it isnt sold directly through amazon. Amazons model cost more and after the rebate is applied is only actually $77... Read more »

Joseph A. Gangi answered on Sep 27, 2018

Sounds like a lot of work for a potential $23 claim. Reach out to customer service?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Small Claims for Minnesota on

Q: Hi I have a question. So I was involved with this guy I moved in with after he pushed for it. He stole & used me

Hi I have a question. So I was involved with this guy I moved in with after he pushed for it. He stole from me, pawned a bunch my stuff. Computers, x box, TVs, and wii and various others. So he went back to Mi for few weeks and was forging my checks. I found out let him back because he says he was... Read more »

Jonathan Matthew Holson answered on Mar 13, 2018

What he did was a crime, not a civil matter. You should report the matter to the local authorities and there is a process called restitution that will require him to pay back the money that he stole.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Minnesota on

Q: Is there a length of time u can take a ex gf to small claims court over money that I feel she owes me?

Joseph A. Gangi answered on Jul 24, 2017

Yes, it is called a "statute of limitations" and the amount of time varies based on the claim.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Minnesota on

Q: small claims question with documents

my ex borrowed about 5000 from me. After we broke up he was nice enough to sign a document that he would pay it back. it has been two months and he hasn't paid me at all and wont respond. The document has no witnesses but it has a electronic signature and a written one from each of us. we live in... Read more »

Joseph A. Gangi answered on Oct 13, 2016

If you are successful in court, you will get a judgment. There are different ways you can try to collect on that judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Minnesota on

Q: When a chnge of Venue is ordered what happens? Do you start over?

Robert Douglas Kane Jr answered on Jan 5, 2011

If it was ruled improper venue then it would probably dismissed without prejudice and you would probably have to file anew with the correct court. If it is a change of venue the court would probably transfer everyhting to the new court and it would pick up from where it left off. Either way you... Read more »

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