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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The law allows you to recover the reasonable "cost of repair" for property negligently or intentionally damaged by another person, regardless of who repairs it and regardless of whether it is repaired.
For example, it is not uncommon in an older automobile that the cost of...Read more »
I purchased a home in 2021 that came with 10 year warranty for the foundation. Recently, interior of home started having foundation issues on one side of the home. Company came out to take a look but refuse to fix the issue because warranty apparently has been voided for two reasons. 1. Warranty... Read more »
How do I make an adjustment to what I am suing for in county court. I need it to be slightly different then what I wrote on the petition and said in small claims court. For example I put, I was suing for DTPA. I am now wanting to sue for DTPA and or in replace of the price of the car. How do I go... Read more »
You should ask your attorney to amend your petition.
Small claims court is a very different forum than county court. In county court, you will not have a simple "appointment," you will have a trial. You will be required to follow the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure in...Read more »
On August 22, 2022 my husband purchased a dozen Donuts and brought them home for us to eat. My niece was biting into her donut and started spitting out pieces of it and yelled ugh a bug is in my donut. I grabbed a napkin and then my phone and took a close up pic and saw it was actually a bug cooked... Read more »
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You could sue, yes. But you probably mean can you sue in a case that would be meaningful. I think that most law firms would be reluctant to handle such a case on a contingency basis. Your experience may have been...Read more »
The contract was signed last year 7/21. After the money was sent, the individual vanished. I tried several times to collect payment. The money was indented and written for the investment of an 18- wheeler truck. The contract also stated I could have rights to drive. At this time I'm not... Read more »
My wife had some speakers installed in the vehicle. Invoice and paperwork is in her name. The dealership will not allow her to get her equipment out of the vehicle saying they will dispose of it after 15 days. Is this legal and does she have a small claims case?
Speakers which are permanently affixed to a motor vehicle (such as by being wired into the vehicles sound system or being screwed in place) become part of the motor vehicle. If the dealership has a legitimate claim to keep and dispose of the vehicle (e.g. a purchase money lien or mechanic's...Read more »
I live in a complex that is owned by an LLC. The registered agent for the LLC is also the on-site property manager. When filing evictions instead of paying the filing fees she submits an Affidavit of Inability to Pay. She is not included as a plaintiff in the suit. Only the LLC is listed as... Read more »
You have raised a serious question. I woould like to see the Affidavit filed requesting a waiver of the filing fee. If the LLC is owned by the person filing for the fee waiver, it might be allowed. But if the LLC is not a little mom & pop business, and they have many units, it might be fraud....Read more »
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