I was driving my father's vehicle and went with my girlfriend and her son and my daughter to play baseball, and we all left our gloves and a few other items in the vehicle when done. My younger brother borrowed the vehicle afterwards, and he and I have a problem getting along due to his... Read more »
answered on Mar 15, 2023
Replacing a few ball gloves likely only costs a couple hundred dollars. An hour-long consultation with a lawyer costs that.
I can’t think of any reasonably viable solution that would cost less.
And financing $3000 on my premium policy
answered on Mar 9, 2023
I suspect police will tell you this is a civil matter. Because such a small amount of money is involved, a civil claim for this amount falls within the jurisdiction of Texas justice of the peace courts. Such courts handle “small claims” where the amount in controversy is less than $20,000.... Read more »
I just got a paper in the mail as an advertisement from a legal firm saying they found a court filing for a lawsuit under my name. They were fishing around to represent me. I set out to do some digging and it turns out a debt collector(Jefferson Capital) bought the debt from my original creditor.... Read more »
answered on Mar 3, 2023
Anybody with a couple hundred bucks, or whatever the court filing fee is, can sue anybody else. The key question is whether they can get a judgment, i.e., win.
If you can show a court that your first default occurred more than four years ago, and was not subsequently cured by catching up... Read more »
So I paid 500 for the class eye lash class my instructor told me she hires her students she help me get clients that did not happen , so I paid her 525 for deposit and 525 for rent she did not help me get clients she did not help me start my business, she new I took money from my life savings, I... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2023
You probably cannot sue in this situation. Chalk this one up to not having done your own research. As I am sure you’ve now learned, the information is readily available to anyone who does ten minute’s research.
Now that you have completed the certification, apply for the license and... Read more »
My driver did not have underinsured or personal injury the guy who slammed into the back of us did not have insurance and lyft states they are not responsible because their drivers drive their own cars. I've had two criminal attorneys work with me for a few months but let me go due to... Read more »
answered on Feb 24, 2023
The driver who slammed into your Lyft is likely ultimately responsible under the facts you describe.
As the provider of a computer app, Lyft is unlikely to have any responsibility.
Unless your Lyft driver is also partly responsible for the collision, that driver is likely not... Read more »
On December 21, 2022, I ordered a care package for an inmate in Fort Bend County. The inmate was released before receiving the package. However, instead of issuing refund, iCare stated he received and signed for package. They sent me an email with a forged signature. They refused to issue a refund.... Read more »
answered on Feb 17, 2023
Yes. You can sue them for the forgery. You will have to prove who exactly did the forgery which may prove to be difficult.
Your damages are $37.82. So I would not expect an attorney to take the case on a contingency fee. You will have to do the cost-benefit analysis yourself.
My girlfriend bought a car from a small car lot and 6 months later the engine blew. She still owes $11,000. They want $4000 to repair the engine. They won't tell us what is wrong with the engine just that we need to pay them to fix it. Is there anything we can do?
answered on Feb 11, 2023
You should consider taking the vehicle to another mechanic for a second opinion given the size of the repair estimate.
My sister and I agreed that I would reclaim the chair but then she sold my mom's house and everything in it, except what she needed for an apartment including the lift chair. The will gave her the house and the contents that no other sibling wanted - she reneged on our agreement (text... Read more »
answered on Feb 5, 2023
If your sister did not give you a reasonable time to remove the chair, you may be able to sue her for the value of the chair.
What constitutes a reasonable time depends on all the facts and circumstances. Barring any unusual circumstances, I would say ten days is likely reasonable and... Read more »
As an illegal immigrant - I was allowed to work at a company in which they paid me $4,000 as a check. I went to the bank and they said it was fake. I contacted my employer and he's given me death threats and threats on calling immigration on me. He denied giving me a fake check and has done... Read more »
answered on Feb 4, 2023
If you have received a fake check and have evidence of the work you performed, it is important to take legal action to protect your rights. However, as an illegal immigrant, you may face additional challenges in seeking legal remedies.
You should contact the Department of Labor to report... Read more »
I am in Texas. The payday loan was taken out at least 9 years ago. I fell on really hard times and was unable to continue making payments after approximately 4 payments.
The notice from a legal geoup in Virginia states it is my 2nd notice although I didn't receive the1st.
I... Read more »
answered on Jan 27, 2023
Wait to be served by a sheriff. Then take the papers to an attorney to discuss whether to plead that the statute of limitations bars the lawsuit at this time.
I defaulted on unsecured debt from the lender/creditor named, Lending Club after I lost my job and underwent a very difficult financing situation. The last day of activity in the debt was 02/2019 when I made minimum payment. I thought their collection company gave up on me after repeatedly calling... Read more »
answered on Jan 10, 2023
They may file a lawsuit. It is hard to say, but one thing is certain. The best defense is a good offense. I have dealt with situations like this be fore for much larger sums of money and was able to position my client well. I need to learn more about the facts, but there may be an opportunity to... Read more »
I have been subleasing a single room from a woman. At the end with my subleasing I gave her a 30-day notice and paid for the full month of December. Even though I paid for the full month of December I moved into the new apartment mid-December. She said because of this it was not a 30-day notice... Read more »
answered on Dec 20, 2022
Yes it is legal to sublease month-to-month or for a term of one year or less without a written agreement.
As long as you provide her with your new address, she has thirty days to give you written notice of any deductions from your security deposit and to refund the difference
The insurance company denied my claim that’s why I am suing for an independent analysis of the accident.
answered on Dec 3, 2022
In a typical automobile liability insurance policy, the insurance company has both the right and the duty to defend its insured in any lawsuit triggering coverage under the policy.
In those cases where the insured fails to notify the insurance company of a lawsuit and a judgment is entered... Read more »
answered on Nov 11, 2022
Yes, if you purchased a new automobile from a dealership, you may be able to file a "Lemon Law" complaint. The complaint procedure is overseen by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
The requirements and procedure are described in layman's terms on its website at... Read more »
I work at a restaurant in Fort Worth. We booked a musician to play, then we had to cancel him 25 hours before hand. There were no contracts signed, no verbal or written agreements that we would pay a cancellation fee and there is no verbiage on his website pertaining to cancelled shows. I scheduled... Read more »
answered on Nov 7, 2022
Oral agreements are enforceable in Texas. If the musician was not able to book a new gig for the same amount of money you agreed to pay him, he likely can successfully sue you for that amount arguing that you repudiated the agreement when you cancelled the gig on such short notice. He might be... Read more »
I've sent the cert. demand for return of my sec. dep. letter to my ex landlord. She refuses. I don't know protocol for taking her to court.
answered on Nov 5, 2022
Go to the justice of the peace court for the precinct where the leased premises are located and fill out the complaint form. File it with the clerk there. They most likely will give you an informational brochure or sheet on what you should do next.
In order to leave an emotionally abusive relationship, I had to leave without my dogs. The dogs were abandoned in our care by his sister 3 years ago. She told my ex that we could keep them or give them to her dad, who is disabled & unable to care for pets. Giving the dogs to the dad would... Read more »
answered on Oct 26, 2022
Since the dogs were given to you both, you own them as tenants in common.
You can petition a court to partition them in kind or to have them sold and divide the proceeds equally between the two of you.
Im interested in proceeding with the case even though the party i sued didnt answer, whats next? How do i file a default judgement?
answered on Oct 25, 2022
A: You should make sure the process server has properly filed the return of service and then file a proper motion for default judgment attaching the required evidence that the party you sued is not on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, and the required certificate of last known... Read more »
I have an issue with a landlord who filed a wrongful eviction on us in March 2022. The Justice of Peace allowed the eviction, so we appealed his decision. We had the appeal hearing on June 13, 2022 in County Court & won at trial. We were awarded an order of "Take Nothing Judgement"... Read more »
answered on Oct 16, 2022
Since you didn’t appeal the second eviction case, your best course of action is to move all your stuff out and secure a new place to live. Otherwise, your property will likely be placed on the curb and could get damaged or stolen.
Whether the second eviction judgment is “legal” or... Read more »
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