Virginia Civil Litigation Questions & Answers

Q: I bought a car, gave part of the $ then & rest with taxes & lady hold the title! Ex roommate went & paid the rest &

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Answered on Mar 15, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
I do not handle cases that involve the title to a vehicle. Sorry.

Q: I traded my car for a motorcycle that ended up being stolen, can I sue that person

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
I am not clear on why you would sue that person.

Q: How can Virginiaenforce a tint violation on a traveling outofstate vehicle and getaway with violating the righttopasslaw

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Small Claims and Traffic Tickets for Virginia on
Answered on Mar 3, 2019
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
Every driver in the US is required to comply with the individual requirements of each state they enter. When you enter a state you are required to abide by their laws. So if you bring marijuana that is legal to possess and use from one state where it's legal into a state where it's illegal to possess than you subject yourself to liability if you get caught. The same applies to radar detectors (illegal in some states and not others), speed limits (vary among the states), window tints (vary among...

Q: A furniture company put a lein on my account for an eleven year old debt

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 27, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
You can file a dispute with the Court where the lien was filed and challenge the lien.

Q: My ex is filing a damaged property claim against me. If I haven't done anything wrong, how can I defend myself?

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Animal / Dog Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
Rather than suing for emotional harassment, which may require your physiatrist's testimony to prove your claim, you would be better served to go to the Court and apply for a "protective order" based on harassment.

I do not handle domestic cases, especially with regard to cats. Sorry.

Q: What's the best way for me to find an attorney to represent me in a fraud/wrongdoing case against me & a deceased party

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Nursing Home Abuse and Social Security for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
Daniel P Leavitt's answer
If you're alleging someone was killed then the police and prosecutor would handle that on the criminal law side of your question.

Q: Can we sent out a text to customer third-party site ) to place Food Order - send a thank you and status text

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
The law in Virginia does not allow you or prohibit you from sending such as text as described.

Q: My wife has a case in Virginia for assult on a public officer I would like to speak with someone about.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
I regret that I do not handle assault cases. Sorry.

Q: My daughter was rear ended. Other driver was charged. Their insurance is investigating whether to pay or not.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 22, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
I regret that I do not handle car accident or car insurance claims. Sorry.

Q: I'm requesting referral to appropriate lawyer based on type of case.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
Contact the Commonwealth Attorney for the jurisdiction in which the business is located and make a formal complaint.

Q: What is the statue of limitations on contribution to to the delinquency of a minor in the state of Virginia?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
I do not handle cases that involve juveniles. Sorry.

Q: How to get a Peace bond/ order against a nuisance neignbor in Fairfax County, VA?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 13, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
I regret that I do not hand peace bond matters. Sorry.

Q: Can a former landlord sue for damages if he didn't notify as per required under the contract, hence then there are none?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Andrew Strickland's answer
Question: "If I win as per the terms of our contract (no proper notification,, no communication until way way later, no nothing) do the damages still exist then to sue me later?"

There's a few things going on with your question and some assumptions that I need to make in order to tailor it. Let me start with the assumptions: (1) You have a claim against Landlord; (2) Landlord shows up to small claims and disputes the claim; (3) you win final judgment in your favor in small claims...

Q: Corporate officer and the ability to represent the corporation in Kentucky.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
I am not admitted to the Bar in Kentucky and have no idea what its laws provide on the matter you indicated. Sorry.

Q: Can a tow company keep your semi after tow bill was payed?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
I do not handle tow truck cases. Sorry.

Q: I have 2, 40 yr old people calling me names and posting about me on Facebook and giving me threats can i file harassment

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
Based on your age of 14, you are considered a minor who does not, in the eyes in the Virginia law, to have capacity to bring a suit in Court in Virginia.

Q: I have recently been robbed of my gift tax inheitence. I have retrieved documents from the tax department recently.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions and Tax Law for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 23, 2018
F. Paul Maloof's answer
This sounds like a criminal case. You need to call the federal or state prosecutors to make a complaint. I do not handle your type of case. Sorry.

Q: If I have a car that I have repaired in my shop and the customer doesn't come and pay bill.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
F. Paul Maloof's answer
The best way to attempt to recover the $4,500 is to file a small claims lawsuit in court.

Q: What if I purchase a piece of furniture and the merchant proceeds to inform me they the them plus their vendor is out.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Civil Litigation for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 11, 2018
F. Paul Maloof's answer
I am unsure what is your question since the words you used are confusing.

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