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  1. Say some one accuses you of putting your hand on your gun (they do not fill out a police report) in this case it was reported to a landlord on an act that it would get an individual evicted. Accused action never happened but no proof of either it happening or not happening. Accused has a job where they work with children and the accused feels like it may tarnish their reputation. Is this grounds for Slander? Should the accused seek legal representation?
  2. My son bought a 2006 GMC Envoy Denali at auction. After 1 month the motor went out. He called POWER SOURCE CO. to order a used motor. Stan (who claimed to be very knowledgeable about this motor) said he had a 2007 that would work for $3500. The motor was delivered to a mechanic who proceeded to install it. However, it DIDN'T fit! The mechanic had to pull the motor out and now POWER SOURCE will not stand behind their word. Power Source is blaming the mechanic for not checking it out before installing it. I say they should have sent the proper motor in the first place and we were given bad info by someone who should know his stuff. This has been going back and forth for many months. In the mean time, my son is using my car and I'm not happy about it. It is at a standstill and we don't know what to do. We want the money back or the right motor. Regardless of whether Power Source or the mechanic is at fault, all I know is that WE are not!
  3. Is it legal for a parent to rent an apt for a disabled adult child. Parent would sign lease and be responsible for monthly rent. Child would be living in apt without parent
  4. My husband and I purchased a mobile home in a seasonal RV park as a weekend getaway. The park was made up of mostly RV's but also had seven other privately owned mobile homes including four that were used year round as a primary residence. Three months after we purchased the mobile home the park operator sold the property and new owners took over all operations of the park. The very next season they raised our lot rent without notice and just a few weeks later they attempted to double our lot rent after we were already paid in full. Shortly after the season begin they verbally informed all the mobile home owners that the homes had to be removed from the park by the end of the season. Our home is located in the center of the park and includes a concrete garage and porch area along with the fact that it has resided on this property for over 35 years so removing it from it's current location (if even possible) essentially takes away everything that gave it any value. The new owners of this park have also engaged in a laundry list of retaliatory and unethical conduct including terrifying one Mobile owner to sign over her title and walk away. I would like to know if we have any legal rights here or protection in the purchase of this mobile home?
  5. Hello. I take care of a special needs person in my home who has resided with me for 7 years. His sister passed away recently and this past Sunday the executive ( friend of the deceased) and attorney, came by this past Sunday to go over the will, is what they said they were coming over for but when they came they just handed a copy ( no notary stamp) and had him sign a waiver of some sort. ( RC 2107.19 (A) (2) ) Because he is mentally disabled, he of course wouldn't know what he was signing and neither did I as I asked what it was. The attorney said it was to speed up probate. I said that it says waiver, so I didn't know what he was giving up his right to something. I wasn't sure still but then the attorney started asking about medical power of attorney and asked him if he wanted me to be his medical POA and went around the table asking in case something happened to me, would you want this person, then another. I stopped her and said first, he doesn't understand and agreed with everyone around the table, including the husband of the executive to be medical POA in the event me and the executive happen to die. I told her this is improper to practically pull names from a hat for something as serious as that, besides, I'm not an attorney, but doesn't someone need to be of sound mind to even appoint a POA? He clearly is in need of a guardian and yes, I asked years ago, but his sister didn't want that, so I left it alone. ( both parents had passed sometime ago and no other siblings) This attorney didn't like my objection and asked me to leave the room. I politely said no, this is my home, I take care of him 24/7 and since he is unable to understand, someone needed to speak up. So that didn't go well. Here's the main reason I am writing. It just so happened that a relative called regarding the will. She claims that the executive read the will to her days ago and named the person who I take care of as sole beneficiary. The copy left for him stated no such thing, so either it was an incomplete will or a different one. Regardless, doesn't that make his signature invalid for two reasons? I) He didn't understand and 2) The copy of the will may not be the original or a complete will. I certainly don't want to jump the gun, but it seems suspicious to me. The cousin is going to file for guardianship just to protect him, but why would it not be disclosed if he was a beneficiary? Unless a trust is set up, which many parents do that for a special needs person, but still the way they are going about it is very suspicious. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
  6. Once again a big Thank you to all that help me here with legal problems. I have had 3 appointments with a mental health counselor and was scheduled for an appointment with the Doctor. My daughter had a terrible situation and I never gave a thought to the Dr. My daughters well being is way more important than an appointment. I received a letter telling me that I missed the appointment and will not be permitted to schedule any further appointments. While I agree with their policy, I find it difficult that with them knowing I live about 2 minutes from them. Since I have not seen this Dr, does the same law of 30 day notice still apply
  7. Recently I was in a relationship and me and her went in together and baught 2 used atv's and a trailer. Neather atv has a title and the trailer is registered to me. Not long ago she decides to up and leave. Now is threatening to take me to court to get the atv's and trailer. Can she legally take me to court over this? Since neather atv has a title what would happen with them? Since the trailer is registered to me wouldn't I be able to keep it? Could she sue me for refusing to give them back? I have tried to reason with her and it gets me no where.she won't negotiate eather. Any help is appreciated
  8. I am asking for my mother, Karen. My parents are not divorced, but they separated about 8 years ago. Neither wanted a divorce. They are no longer living together. Each have their own place, with their own checking accounts. Here's the problem. My father was in a car accident. My mother can explain this better than me, but she's asked me to do this while she's visiting him. He's not doing very well, we suspect that he won't be able to return home. My mom doesn't know what to do, and we don't know where to start looking for help about finances. Her name is not on his accounts, she doesn't know what to do about his bills. She can't afford to pay his and her bills from her account. Someone said she needed an overseer, or power of attorney. But we don't know how to go about that. The bank manager told us that she shouldn't write any checks because her name is not on the account, actually she went there thinking they could tell her how to get power of attorney or an overseer or something, but they told her they didn't know. I don't know anything about this, about how to do this. She's on a fixed income, get's less than $800.00. Any advice you can give us, on what to do, I would appreciate. Thanks.
  9. I am the mother - i have custody of our two children. we live in Michigan. he moved out of state to ohio. he is currently paying some support. however, his employer doesn't offer insurance and he refuses to go on the ACA. His wife has insurance though her employer. I know she cannot be compelled to carry insurance on the children and would have to do so willingly. My ex called today and said that his wife cannot carry them because Ohio requires child be residence of the state in order to be covered in the state and his address specially. Is this a real 'thing'? I've never heard of such a thing, but that doesn't matter much. Anyway... any information would be appreciated.
  10. I was curious to know.. I worked for a medical office for 6 months and had a evaluation from my manager last Thursday and was great! Friday after working the full 8 hour shift I was called into the office and was told that they wanted me to sign a resignation letter beacuse they felt I was not happy at my job.. I was never given a verbal or written warning and refused to sign the resignation letter due to not being able to receive unemployment. So therefore I was let go... Can you really get fired cause they assume you are unhappy at your job??
  11. I was injured in one state and moved a year or so later to a new state. The workers comp rules and regulation variances between the two states has made it very difficult to receive medical treatment. My physician of record in the new state refused to follow the guidelines of the state where i was injured and subsequently dropped me as a patient. It took me three years to find a new doctor that would accept the out of state workers comp insurance and follow the guidelines! During that period, i had to go outside of the w/c system for medical treatments hoping that i would be reimbursed after a new doctor was found and a new treatment plan was accepted. This is not the case. My lawyer has informed me that it is NOT likely that i will be reimbursed for these medical expenses because i did not follow the protocols of the state where i was injured. I would think that in the year 2017 in the USA, workers comp benefits would transfer easily to all 50 states! Are there any laws that would help me in this regard? I was injured in Hawaii and moved to Ohio. Hawaii has an open insurance w/c system wherein insurance is purchased from various insurance companies . Ohio has a statewide workers comp system; the insurance is purchased from the state. The statewide system is very streamlined and rigid and the medical professionals have declined to treat out of state injured workers. Please let me know your thoughts on this issue and if there are any laws or directives concerning insurance portability. Thanks in advance. Mark (NoAloha)
  12. will a background check from fbi and bci&i show a dui conviction from 1972? I want to apply for a school bus driver job and they said no prior dui or omvi. didn't know if it would show
  13. I was recently terminated via a voicemail message with no specific reason for the termination. State is Ohio. Is this legal?
  14. I purchased a used mobile home in May 2016 for a total cost of $16,500, with $1650 down, and is financed. We were told that everything in the mobile home was in good working order, etc. However, as soon as we moved in we found that the furnace did not work. We told the property manager ASAP, as we were told they would fix any problems within the first 30 days. The eventually came and removed a bird's nest out of the chimney, but never checked to see if the furnace was operable. Many more issued arose, which management kept putting off until the 30 days were expired. We have $250-$400 a month electric bills, yet we do not have a washer/dryer, computers. Our electric service is very poor, as we have continuous partial outages, small appliances have been fried when plugging them in, the breaker box keeps flipping breakers off, etc. We also have 4 large sink holes in the master bedroom floor, which exposed rotting wood, and I realized that wood doesn't rot that quickly so problem as been there before we purchased. These are only a few problems with the mobile home, and my question is if there is any legal recourse I have? Thank you
  15. Are there any court cases which support a change in visitation. There are other issues that would allow a change in visitation than the ones listed on this site. (ie) emotional disorder of custodial parent
  16. I recently was terminated from my job because my vehicle broke down and I did not have any alternate transportation to the job site. In my opinion, this is beyond my control? Can I claim Unemployment benefits because of this? \State is Ohio
  17. I have never been treated with more disrespect from a business owner in my life and had I thought about it before he began cussing and yelling at me I would have recorded the whole thing because I literally can't put into words the unprofessionalism that has been portrayed tonight. Last Monday, February 6th, my boyfriend and I purchased a car from them. By the end of the loan process we signed papers with conditions of the loan that we agreed upon. We were told that evening that the car was new to the lot and hadn't had the standard maintenance that's typically done before a car goes on the lot so we scheduled a time to take it in Friday to be serviced. Friday afternoon I got a call from them saying that the Jeep was ready to be picked up and asked if both my boyfriend and I could come in to sign some papers when we picked it up... we assumed that it was a statement of the repairs that had been made to the vehicle.. I had a break that afternoon but assumed that it should be a quick transaction so we stopped in on my way back to work. We waited about half an hour before the manager finally came in to talk to us only to tell us that our loan didn't go through- lack of credit history bc we have never had a car loan but that's another rant in itself- I digress, we were told that we would either need to put another $1300 down on top of the $1500 we initially put down or we would need to find a cosigner.. well obviously we needed time to think about this, we didn't sign any new contracts, and they agreed that we would come back the following day. As my boyfriend went to drive it off a lot he noticed that the brakes were grinding and they hadn't been before it was 'serviced'. He pulled back in and let them know about that issue to which our sales person replied "oh, did you hear that too?". Before he made it home four other lights came on on the dash. Saturday I text them saying that I had a potential cosigner but wouldn't be able to make it in until Monday to look over the new terms of the loan. Monday our salesperson was sick and we hadn't completely made up our mind on what we were doing so we agreed that we would be in the next day. On Tuesday I let them know that we were going to go another route due to the issues with the loan and the constant problems we've had with the car since we took it off the lot and that we would clean out the car and return it Wednesday. Despite being told that we no longer wanted to purchase the car they continued to run numbers after we were originally told that we needed more money down or a cosigner and to our knowledge those were our only options. Last night we took the car back in expecting to drop it off and get the $1500 that we put down back considering all of the maintenance issues and the fact that the loan wasn't approved with the terms that we signed on. After being told that we wouldn't get our down payment back and several attempts to convince us to put that money towards another car (we had already secured another loan though my bank) I demand to talk to the owner. This was a joke. He spent an hour telling us how he was fair and how he always wanted customers to walk away and be able to tell others about the good experience that they had but that we needed to be fair too. At the end of our meeting he asked what I thought would be fair for him to take out of our down payment now claiming that he may have missed potential buyers while the vehicle was in our possession. I told him that he could take $50 out for the 50 miles I may have put on the car in the week but that I wasn't going to give him money for a vehicle that I felt unsafe driving. I left with him telling me that he was going to put the loan through without our consent even though we had clearly stated that we did not want the car, screaming at me to "take my ****ing car and get the **** out of his office" and even running outside to flip me off as we left the parking lot. We left the car and the keys there. I have never seen a business owner act more childish in my life. I am in shock and utterly appalled at the way I was treated by this man. All of this because I expected to get my $1500 down payment returned on a car that I drove for a week and had nothing but problems with and he didn't think that was fair to him because "this isn't Walmart and you can't just drive my car for a week and then return it and get your money back." I should add that I have since contacted the bank that our loan was through and explained the situation.. I told them that he was threatening to put the loan through without our consent just to spite us and was told that my loan was denied and that he would not be able to put it through. We went in to speak with him again this evening in hopes that he had changed him mind and that we wouldn't have to go the legal route but and was once again told that he will put our loan through, even stating "call my bluff, I dare you" when I told him that it was illegal for him to do so. I have this evenings meeting with him recorded. This man is a psychopath. What kind of lawyer do I need and can I sue for pain and suffering as well?
  18. I was pulled over by a sheriff and was told that that I was receiving a ticket for driving under suspicion.the car was towed and I was released but was never given the ticket.im not from that county so I now do not know where to go for court or the actual content of the ticket.can this be dismissed?
  19. So my question has a couple of parts. 1. Are late fees treated differently depending on what they are attached to? (Rent, Credit Payments, HOA Fees, etc) 2. Are there limitations to how much you can be charged in late fees? Here is the context. My HOA is charging me $30 per month on a $330 yearly fee. The attorney is assessing $75 every time they send me a letter and any applicable court costs. They are refusing to answer or return my phone calls, wanting to only communicate via mail or email. (Presumably to continue charging me $75 per letter.) At present, they are claiming I owe $1,433.00. Before anyone posts, I'm aware that I would have zero late fees if I had paid on time. I'm also not contesting the attorney or legal fees.
  20. Hi, I have a tenant that has avoided paying rent for a year now by filing repeat BK 13. Finally got an order to lift stay and the trustee got the last one dismissed and also had a motion to barr him from filing anymore BKs. Well the judge ordered he was barred and case dismissed and I could go on and get a writ of possession finally, He is barred from filing further petitions of BK the judge ordered in those words. But he had always filed a chapter 13. Is there anyway he could go back and file a different chapter, like a 7 just to get more time in my unit? Or since the Judges exact words are barred from filing further petitions for a year he is finally done and cannot use the BK law to avoid staying rent free anymore. I know it seems pretty straight forward what she ordered, I am just paranoid he will find a way around it to file somehow again. Thank you for any replies!
  21. My husband and I separated in 2000. We have been married 32 yrs. No legal papers yet. He works for Ralston Purina (Benco), had a stroke and will be quitting or retiring. I don't know if there is a retirement, etc for him. Hes been there 34 yrs. How do I find out if there is retirement or some other kind? He is saying we are no longer married, which is not true (?).
  22. 2 part question. (1) If someone gets a restraining order against you can you get one against them. (2) If one court has jurisdiction where an alleged offense took place but the restraining order came from another court, would it still be legal and binding.
  23. A friend of mine is pregnant, and she informed me that as soon as she found a family, that she was going to adopt her unborn child. She lives in Virginia, and my husband and I live in Ohio. She and her husband have decided to adopt the child out to give it a better life. Would they be able to just sign their rights over to us (I'm sure it's not that easy...) as a direct placement or would we still have to go through a formal adoption process?
  24. My mortgage company messed my escrow acct up by paying my house insurance with my escrow money when only the property taxes are paid from it. After my insurance co. Reimbersed the money they did a escrow analysis and said my payments increased due to escrow shortage. I have paid the same payment and have bank records to show we are not behind never missed payment. Since their mistake caused it to go up they are saying we are behind in payments
  25. I leased a car form a major manufacturer's in house credit corporation through 2012. I paid all payments and amounts called for in the contract and returned the car when it was due. Prior to returning the vehicle, I received their lease return brochure which I used to evaluate excessive wear and tear per their definition. A month or two after the vehicle was returned, the leasing company sent me a letter requesting $818.98 for excessive wear and tear, including a report which reported to detail the wear and tear but the photographs did not show the minor scratches and stains that they called-out, and which I had believed fell within the criteria of their own return guidelines. I wrote to them and disputed their wear and tear charges. We exchanged several letters and they turned me over to a collection agency that repeatedly sent threatening letters, called and threatened me and my wife, were rude and obnoxious. Every time I received a call or letter I wrote to the leasing company and disputed the charges, advised that as the charges are disputed they cannot pursue this as a debt collection matter. This went on for 6 months or more, they never wanted to go to court to resolve the normal wear and tear dispute, so they eventually lost interest. Later, they filed a 1099-C showing that they had forgiven an actual debt of $767.20 (Original amount less sales tax), but I had never agreed to this charge, was fully solvent and capable of paying, but I disputed the validity of the charge. The IRS is now demanding that I pay an adjustment on my 2012 Federal Tax return for this 1099-C; I wrote to them and explained the situation, to which they said I needed to get the leasing company to send a revised 1099-C or a letter clarifying the issue. Two Questions: 1) I am not expecting cooperation from the leasing company (I have since bought or leased several more cars, never even considering one of theirs). Do I have firm ground to back-up my claim that they improperly filed a 1099-C on this disputed charges issue? 2) The IRS had another issue they corrected on my return, and I did not dispute that issue and remitted payment immediately. However, they are not recognizing my payment on the undisputed tax items unless I pay all the taxes they demand including this 1099-C issue, which I have been disputing with them as well. We are not talking about a lot of money here, but it was a matter of principle, and I felt this was a case of big corporations putting the screws to consumers with trumped-up excess wear and tear charges as we were in an economic recession. By the way, the transaction took place in the State of Ohio, but now I live in the State of Florida.