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  1. I sold a car of the internet that I still owed the dealership 2000 the buyer paid me 1700 which is the money I put into the car and agreed to go to dealership to take over payments.he test drove the car bought it and now a few days later he is telling me that he took it to a shop and there is 2000 dollors of repairs he wants his money back there never was anything signed like a bill of sell what can he do for me not giving him a refund even though there is no proof that I even sold him the car and what can I do to make him switch it over so I dont get screwed with payments & now no car
  2. I am trying to find some info about this cause I cant find it anywhere. My friends and I were on our cruisers the other day and got pulled over by an unmarked dodge charger police vehicle and gave us a ticket for speeding, we are totally fine with the ticket but we have heard from people an finding videos that it is illegal for a unmarked police vehicle to pull you over an give you a ticket because people can easily do this and replicate police officers. We are just trying to figure out if this is legal in washington state if an unmarked police vehicle can pull you over an give you a ticket or if it is illegal. We were in Clallam County and the car was a Dodge charger and the only indications that it was a police vehicle was that it had lights in the grill and visors. Any info would gladly be appreciated on the matter. Thanks
  3. My friend who has ZERO felonies who is 49 years old was found guilty on all counts August 23rd. 1 count of conspiracy and 4 counts of distribution of methamphetamine. I did some investigating and it appears that his attorney represented a co-defendant of his in 1999-2001. That's around the time he became a CI. My friends co-def was looking at life. Instead he took a deal with the Feds and not only did he agree to cooperate with them but he also agreed to take the stand and testify against my friend. He got 3 years. However, my friends attorney signed an agreement with the federal prosecuting attorney to NOT impeach the witnesses. Why would he do that? When asked about representing the case in 99, the attorney said he just filled in one time. Odyssey Portal tells a different story and since my friend brought it up last week his attorney has been avoiding him to the fullest. Won't answer his calls and he didn't show up to his visit in Jail (He's in custody awaiting sentencing). Also - one of the jurors admitted to possibly knowing my friend and purchased from him in the past. She tried to recuse herself but they didn't seem to care because they selected her anyway. Are any of these Conflicts of Interest or Not? If they aren't, what would they be?
  4. The Lady that just moved in next door is trying to get a restraining order on me. She tells my boyfriend she fears for her life an I have threatened her life, when I have never said anything along those lines to her or anyone else toured her for that matter... In the state of WA is she even able to do so? And what rights do I have as I live right next to her and have been here for the past two almost three year?. She just moved in 5 days ago an really their hasn't been any problem we have not spoke or even seen each other... Because of our houses being less then 500ft apart. Would I have to leave my own home if she is able to get a restraining order on me?
  5. Hi I have been living at the property I'm at for about two and a half years there was no rental agreement when I started staying here with my boyfriend since then I have had two problems stating that when my boyfriend goes to work that I am not allowed to have people here I no way shape or form have ever agreed to this with the landlord today he told me that I needed to start proceeding to pack my things and get ready to be leaving is this his right or is it mine to stay here
  6. My girlfriend got sexually assaulted by a friend of ours while she was sleeping, she was scared so she didn't say anything about it to me until 2 days later, what had happened was he went to her house with another friend of ours UNINVITED and was talking to her dad about dirtbikes whatever ect, about 30 minutes or so she is sitting on the couch watching a movie and he is sitting on the farthest end of the couch and my girlfriends uncle was in the room so nothing bad was happening. she got sleepy and feel asleep and expected him to leave but when she woke up he was touching her privates. it was through her clothes she was laying on her side and he was moving his hand feeling her butt and rubbing her private area. Also i would like to mention before you bring up her lying or anything like that, he has sent MULTIPLE texts messages admitting it and saying sorry about it. He went around telling his now ex girlfriend that she was asking for it and it was her not him, the messages ive seen clearly say a different story. Now this happened about six months ago and i know that is a long time but I want to know if we can still get him in LEGAL and if so HOW to get him in serious trouble. She was scared and didn't know what to do and i didn't either (were both in high school) 1 last detail about the whole thing is she is 17 and he is 18 i know thats not a big gap but does that matter? could it be looked at differently and more serious? please help.
  7. My husband and I would like to to know our rights and if we have any right to compensation for what we have endured during the first two months of living here. They have not offered any kind of compensation and have been rude when we have asked for what we think is reasonable like a mold inspection. It has been brought to our attention by neighbors that our unit has flood at least 2 other times. This is scary to us because our daughter and myself have asthma. Maintenance Issues Experienced in the Last Two Months Include: · June 24th,2017- Received keys to our apartment and noted there was loose molding and no shower rod in the guest bathroom, as well as both bedrooms not having screens on the windows. My husband was told this would be taken care of before we moved in on June 30th, it was not taken care of until after July 4th. As of the writing of this letter the only things that have been addressed have been the loose molding and the shower rod. We have asked about the screens many times and have been told that they are on order. · July 4th, 2017- I had to call the emergency line due a significant washing machine leak. Maintenance stated that the washing machine would be replaced on Friday, July 7th. · July 7th , 2017- At 5:15pm I called as the washing machine had yet to be replaced. The washing machine was replaced at 5:30pm; however, the hoses were not. During the installation, the workers appeared bothered by the task and rushed. · July 8th, 2017- 04:30AM- My husband woke up to the flooding into the master bedroom bath and closet, flooding had continued into the living area and all the way to the outside wall in the second bedroom and the closet in this room. This flood was devastating to us. We had just endured the expenses associated with moving and now we had lost $2,000 worth of belongings. Our renter’s insurance only covers $1,500 of the damage. Some of which we still have not been able to replace because due to the significant moving expenses we can’t afford the $500.00 deductible and purchasing the items for our insurance to reimburse us. The maintenance worker told both my husband and I that the hoses should have been replaced when the washer was replaced but stated he didn’t have any new ones on hand so he just reused the existing hoses from the old washer. · July 23rd, 2017- We smelt smoke in the kitchen and determined the smoke was coming from the dishwasher. Again, I had to call the emergency maintenance line and when they arrived they stated that the wires on the dishwasher were burnt and nearly caused a fire. The maintenance workers thanked us for our quick thinking in turning off the dishwasher and the breaker. We were notified that the dishwasher would be replaced the next day, however, we did not receive confirmation, resulting in our calling on July 24th to receive an update on whether or not replacement would occur on the specified day. The dishwasher was replaced on July 24, 2017 late in the afternoon. · August 12th, 2017 to August 13th, 2017- Flooding from the guest bathroom ceiling, this flood was discovered at 11:10PM. We called the emergency maintenance line at 11:13PM and the maintenance people did not arrive until 12:20AM. During this time, we were emptying three 5 gallon buckets every 5 minutes and as more time passed we had to increase our efforts emptying the buckets every 2-3 minutes. · August 13th, 2017- Wall outlet in living room stopped working. · August 14th, 2017- The fan on the stove stopped working, and an outlet in the sun room stopped working. This was again only repaired after several phone calls and a rude conversation where the manager continually spoke over my husband as he tried to explain the problem. · August 17, 2017- We still have a hole in bathroom ceiling from where the maintenance workers repaired the pipes. · August 19, 2017- We received notification that they will be in to repair the ceiling either today, Monday 21st or tomorrow 22nd. This repair wasn't done until the 23rd and it was again after receiving a rude call from the office. Each time the floods occur they had a company come in and use a high powered vacuum to suck most of the water out of the carpets then they put a chemical spray on the carpet. the first flood they had three big carpet fans and a dehumidifier running for a week straight, on our electricity. the second time they had 2 fans and a dehumidifier on our power for 3 days. We received a high water bill from the apartment complex after the flood. We have photo's from both floods.
  8. "A good lawyer is not the one who knows the law but one who knows where to find the law" How exactly does this statement justifies the conducting of research in law?
  9. I was offered a management position by the husband of the franchisee I worked for to work at his gas station, to which I accepted. I have extensive management experience and it was also an opportunity to move out of the city to the country as there was a new home on the property me, my boyfriend and my 15 year old son could lease (I currently have a one year lease). While I didn't know the husband well, I knew the wife well for over 2 years. I even went with them to the new work to see it and see the house (it is a gas station). My first day was July 4, and I was only able to train with "Jane" for a couple of hours because she was leaving early. I was told to learn everything from Jane because she had been there the longest and she was the one who knew everything about the station. She had me go around and intro myself as Manager because she was having problems with them ( she made it clear she turned down manager position). Later that evening, I get a call from an employee saying that another employee didnt show up for his shift. I called owner and he said I would have to cover the shift. And that is how the nightmare began. I got thrown into the job without much training, but I figured it out. I spoke with other employees and found out that ever since the owner has owned the station ( for about the same time I have known the wife), Jane has been calling out excessively, one time for 3 weeks and never even called to say she wouldnt be in (a no call no show) and the owner would always let it go. I was also told that she had driven away many managers over these two years by sabotaging them and by the excessive call outs, leaving them to cover her shifts and their own and the owner would allow Jane to do this. Since I have been here, she has called out at least 5 times and I have had to cover her. Also, she has told the owner that she can only work Monday to Friday day shift which is manager hours. This is a 24/7/365 station so I wasnt getting alot of sleep. I finally got the scheduling responsibility just 2 weeks ago. That is the only management duty I have been given. Jane has been telling outright lies to owner to get employees in trouble, will not train me even though she is supposed to, wont make herself available to cover anyone else's call outs, wont even answer my calls, only owner's calls. Everyone thinks they are sleeping together and I do too. I am fed up with her. She needs to be terminated. Now I am told that I am not Manager because I havent learned everything, yet I am the one employees are supposed to call with problems. At this point, I dont trust Jane to teach me anything correctly. I am going to insist she write everything I need to know down. This has been going on since I got here. There are so many things she has done to sabotage things, and she tells owner everything is running smoohly when its not. He just believes her and bases what she tells him on his decisions. I have tried to talk to him, but he tells me what I want to hear and then changes by the next day. He promised me a manager position, but so far I havent been a manager. I dont even get to work a managers schedule. Do I have a case? Also, I am 53 and she is under 40, but it doesnt seem to be an age thing, but it seems like he is still discriminating for letting her get away with things none of us can. Thanks.
  10. So I recently had a large amount of Water damage in my mental home this month and it calls for a full remodel of the kitchen and walls/flooring in most of the living, dinning and walkways... this all came from a poorly installed dishwasher, installed by a professional plumber, yet over time (About 3 months) the small leak caused mold to form behind the dishwasher and eventually caused the leak to turn into a large over spill of water in just a few days reaching into the kitchen, dinning and living areas. When we received word that this happened we had our Property Management group take care of it, but they were very slow to get anyone out there and it was only getting worse, so we took over and got some contractors out there for mold remediation estimates and insurance adjusters and get the show on the road. In my lease it states that I must supply my tenant's with a habitable living condition at all times, I am currently in breach of this contract as the dishwasher is disconnected and sealed up awaiting remediation of water and toxic spores... I am told by the company that I am to supply them with pro-rated rent for the days beginning and ending for the construction period and I have and will continue to do so, but the renters have no renters insurance of their own and they are being forced to stay anywhere other than the home for the time that it is considered "Uninhabitable" which may be for upwards of a month or two.. depending on contractors and insurance company schedules and availability. I am working tirelessly to ensure they have a place to go and they are safe and have repeatedly kept them informed on news and updates regarding the situation and I am even looking into hotels or short-term living for them if they so choose, however I cannot provide them with compensation for this time they are in these places, my questions below reflect what I have describes above. 1. Am I liable for their pro-rated rent from start to finish, as well as their accommodations in short-term living or hotels? or just the Pro-rated rent portion? can they sue me for not paying for this accommodation that is not written into the contract when renters insurance is not required, but insisted upon. 2. Can they sue me for mold in the home even though it was a complete accident from a plumber who never completed his work correctly, yet I am doing everything in my power to rectify the situation and going above and beyond what most landlords would do in my situation? if so, what can they sue me for and why? 3. can I sue the installer of the dishwasher for damages? it was a local professional installer who didn't verify his work and it caused massive damage, on his invoice I never signed it so it seems and the only thing I see on the bottom of the invoice is " All work guaranteed 90 days after initial install or repair date" does this make him immune to being sued and if so how and why? 4. My Insurance is also claiming they do not have to pay for MOLD in any form weather it is a day old or a month old and any funds spent on this will not be reimburse... can they do that even though water damage and mold are the same thing, it only takes a few hours and moderate amount of water to create mold and the insurance and Property Management Company dragged their feet for almost 8 days before I demanded they send someone out... I then had to call my own team out instead to remedy the situation. Thank you for your time and I hope there is someone who may be able to help me with this, I am freaking out a little bit, but I feel as though I did my homework, kept notes and got everything in writing, also I have been going above and beyond to help my tenants, but I'm afraid they may still sue me if they can after I practically bend over backwards for them to make them happy... then I may as well have not paid for thing and pay it in the suit.
  11. My neighbors boyfriend dug a curtain drain with a backhoe right along our fence line. Their house sits up a bit higher than ours. We told him that he cant do that, that he needs to have fingers off of the curtain drian for it to drain right. Since he did that. our yard is continually soaked, the fence has sunk, the concrete pathway around the yard has sunk, there is swamp grass and weeds now growing in our yard in the middle of summer with no rain for weeks. When you walk on the grass you can feel where there is no souil under the grass as it has been washed away. There is now a small pond right to the back of theirs and our property in the green belt from the runoff. You can see the green area where the runoff is. and the rest of our yard is brown because of the lack of rain. What do we do?
  12. Background. I have been living in an apartment in Kent WA for over a year. On 3rd Feb 2017, I left Kent for Guam and I left my roommate in the apartment and my car at my parking lot I was located and I been parking since I moved to the apartment. I told the leasing office that I will be out of the country for some time and if they want to contact me it should be through email since my phone will be out of reach. I instructed a friend to be going to the parking lot to be checking my car and start it just to keep the engine in good shape. On 07/26/17 my friend goes to check the car and he finds out that it is not there anymore. he called me an update on the development and I asked him to go to the leasing office to find out whats going on. upon asking from the leasing office he was told that "We sent notices to the residences that they should move out their cars at such such days due to maintenance we were doing in the parking lots"." we try to call Emmanuel many times but his phone was off. we emailed him but we never get a response. so we went ahead tow his car and 39 other cars of the residents who did not remove their cars as per notice".The cars were towed to the street and some were towed back to their parking lots so go around and look for it. he called me and deliver the news. I called the leasing office and try to find out whats going on and their response was 1. We sent notice to you - of which either myself or my room mate received. the lied saying they emailed me and I said NO you did not cause the last email I got from your office was when my roommate wanted another parking lot. she then changed her story and said " There is no way I could email 40 people" but my case was is special since I told them that I will be out of the country. 2 .they will try to find the car from the towing company and I am responsible for towing and storage The Issue here? was it legal for the leasing office to towel my car without my knowledge or contact me? Who is responsible for the towing and storage fees at a towing company ? What damages if any can I claim from them? Just to be clear I was not aware of any notice and my roommate who is at the apartment did not get it as well. kindly assist Emmanuel
  13. My son's friend is 17, his parents are divorced. Neither parent wants him to live with them because they want to get on with their new lives with new spouses. CPS was involved and he was ordered to live with his father. No one is happy with this situation. If both parents agree to let him live with us until he finishes high school next year, is it like a long sleepover or do I need guardianship? Are they still responsible for his healthcare/insurance or am I? Any other legal obligations/pitfalls I should be aware of? Thank you for any assistance!
  14. I was recently laid off due to lack of work at the facility. The company offered me three weeks pay as severance if I sign a contract waiving what appears to be every conceivable right I may have relative to my previous 10-year employment with them including issues related to discrimination, whistleblowing, medical leave. I do not have any plans for any claims at this time. My concern is that I will be electing COBRA benefits, and an Aetna representative told me that the plan is self-insured by my former employer. I am appealing the denial and cost of a medical claim. If I sign the severance agreement, am I waiving my right to escalate medical claim disagreements under this employer-insured plan through Aetna?
  15. I feel like i am being double jeopardized; for the second time, a cell phone I use and gave as a gift was stolen (net sale price over $500). I filed a police report, outside the military installation i was posted at to prevent further legal damages and to not be accessorized to any ties with crimes; civilian and military law. To ensure my own safety, I left the state where the offenses were committed and just need to know, how I can utilize this police report, hypothetically, if I were to use it as evidence to civil court? Before leaving that state, I also found a sharp blade spear-like metal contraband and contacted local police to get second advice and the police made me seem least priority when I asked them if it was worth latent processing to figure out if someone weird was stalking me, had my car keys, and placed weapons in my personal property without legal consent. I am somewhat skeptical most days of my own personal security and I am trying to evade further disputes and issues. When is the right time for a person, to file for restraining order, if the person I am to file report against, is not known? This by the way happened during the time frame of 2012-2013 and I only bought 6 month supply pepper spray back in 2013. So since then, I am still trying to find coping mechanisms from all the unnecessary shameful juvenile-like behaviors of these adults. Why would someone go out of their way to steal personal cell phones, and put sharp blades in their personal vehicles? How can I protect my child and my own safety and security if they have already damaged it?
  16. Hello! I have been leasing a small café for the past three years - During this time, ownership has changed hands 3 times. I signed a new lease agreement with the newest owner in February. I have spent the past three years building the business and it has become a community success. Here is my problem. My landlord owns property that is adjacent to the café I lease. They have been having "Neighborhood Wars" with all of their neighbors long before I came here. So, a few days ago, the landlord came to inform me that a certain neighbor of his was no longer welcome on the property and I am to ban them from coming into my café...a public venue. His problem with his neighbor is just that...his problem. This neighbor spends an average of 200.00 plus dollars per week in my establishment. Does the landlord have a legal right to ban customers from my café just because he doesn't like them? Besides being totally unprofessional, how can this possibly be legal? Thank You For Any Input! Sincerely, Laurie PS - There is nothing in my lease agreement that even remotely touches on this issue. When I protested I was told if I did not like it to leave. My lease is not up until February.
  17. I evicted a tenant a couple years ago. After the tenant moved from the property he was arrested for trespassing. The case went to court and the tenant lost, he has since filed an appeal claiming that his personal property that was left when he was removed from the property was taken illegally. He sued for the cost of the lost property and lost that case. He has since filed an appeal, my question is, I would like to sell the property he was evicted from, I have been informed that I cannot sell the property due to the appeal. The court case was and is not about the property, it is about the dollar amount placed on the items lost by the tenant. The tenant has since done jail time for the trespassing charge. Does anyone know if I can sell this land?
  18. I have been asked if I will be part of a living trust to provide custodial care to a couple's pets if they pass away. They have a son, who is not in the trust, who may want the property after their deaths. Part of the trust agreement is for me to live at their house until their pets pass away (10 plus years). If the son harassses me when they die if I move in, do I have any rights to make him leave since I'm not an owner and not on the title? Thanks.
  19. I lived for three years at a house in Washington but wasn't on the lease, my roommate was, though the landlords knew I lived there. They offered to give me a good rental reference because we never had late rent. When it came time to move out I rented a Uhaul truck and had my friend "spot" me as I backed up the driveway. He forgot to look up and waved me forward so that the top of the Uhaul hit the face board of the car port. It has a large crack in the board now and probably needs to be partially replaced. The landlord has told the person on the lease they want $3000, which could easily build a new carport. Uhaul insurance that I bought doesn't cover overhead collisions and I talked to my car insurance and they dont cover large hauler type vehicles. I need some next steps. What kind of lawyer can I talk to for advice?
  20. Here we go! So around twenty years ago myself, my girlfriend at the time, my mother, my sister and her husband agreed to purchase a piece of property together. This was to be an investment and also a place we could all build homes and live. At first my mother lived in the existing house with my younger siblings as my girlfriend and I built a small house for us to live in. As the years went by, my now wife and I had lost interest in living in the small town and my sister and husband had decided not to move there either, but we all still paid our share of taxes and payments. About ten years after making the purchase the property was paid for in full and with our mother still living there we agreed it was only fair that she was responsible for paying the taxes. After a couple of years she had decided to move away herself and she would rent out the original house and that money would be used to cover taxes and any maintenance and she would handle all of that. So here about two and a half years ago the renters are gone and my youngest sister and her family want to move there which is fine. Well shortly after that I receive a tax foreclosure notice in the mail. I right away contact my mother to find out what is going with this and she swears she's been paying the taxes. Out of no fault but my own, I should have never trusted my mother with this, as she has never been one to be financially responsible or honest for that matter. Shortly after this I travel across the state to tend to this matter and visit the property in which I hadn't been to in several years. While there I come to an agreement with my sister and her husband (which are not the same sister and husband that are part owners) that they would pay the back taxes since they were now living there. Fast forward to now, my mother is now living back at the property in the little house i had built and my sister and family are still living in the original house. So I decide to pay a visit this last weekend, only to find out my mother has harvested all of the marketable timber off of our twenty acres of property. When I approached her about it, she claims it wasn't worth that much and that I don't deserve any of the proceeds from it because I haven't had any interest in the place for years. It sickens me the total disregard she has for the rest of us and our investment and how she was able to do this without our consent, as for all of our names are on the deed. What are my options?
  21. We have a contract with a buyer. The buyer has an inspection contingency. The listed inspection period is 10 days. The buyers responded back with repair requests (long list 12 items). We responded back to their requests. They did not respond back until the 10th day (still in the time frame). However, the catch is that they responded back with a blank, NEW 35R that did not have our signatures on it, nor did it contain the attached addendum listing all the repairs that they had requested and we rejected. The buyer was suppose to respond to seller's response using section III on the 35R. Instead, we got a message from our listing agent, that the buyers had accepted the inspection and this satisfied the contingency. And, that there was a new 35R submitted so as to not alert the underwriter of the buyer's loan would not be aware of the all the problems with the house. I found this odd and the more I thought about it, I realized they wanted us to participate in this deceiving the bank so the buyer could get their loan. I don't feel comfortable with that suggestion. Also, the 10 day inspection period has ended and they still have not submitted the original form. My agent has turned on me after I pointed out that I thought their suggestion was unethical and I felt uncomfortable. MY agent stated "You will follow through on this contract!". I contacted a real estate attorney for advise. He said that it IS a breech of contract , as they were late with the response past the 10 day inspection period (since they did not respond back using the correct form). However, the more I read on the issue, I am not sure the lawyer is right. The agent stated that it just means the house is excepted "as is" and that it does not terminate the contract for the seller. Help! What is the correct answer? Do I have a right to terminate based off of this information? Any information would be appreciated. Thank you.
  22. I was served with a lawsuit from a collection agency over unpaid medical bill that I do owe. I was served with a complaint and summons. I paid the original amount directly to the hospital two or three hours before I was served with the papers. Since I did not know how to proceed, and my time was limited to 20 days to respond, I put in affirmative answers and Notice of appearance. They responded back. The agency still wants to nail me for twice the original amount and attorneys fees. I don't think I answered the papers right and I don't want to go to court because I don't want to take the chance of losing. They responded to my answer and I am wondering if I can contact them to try and settle out of court? Any suggestions on what I am to do next? I have 30 days (less now) to respond.
  23. First my 5 years old who is non verbal autistic has an IEP with no BIP included, was physically restrained during class for about an hour. The SP ED coordinator decided when my 5 year old was protesting while the Para was making demands on him so he was yelling and slapping at the para 9 the para said she needed no help she could handle him and the behavior stops as soon as she lets him know it is her way not his). but this incident the SP ED coordinator decided to take him from the para and tried saying "no we do not slap" several times while holding his arms in front of her so he couldn't move. The more she said No the longer she held him the more anxious he got and the more behavior started getting out of control until a total meltdown. now she has him (while she is sitting in chair) with his back to her, his arms cross over each other and she is restraining him like on a straight jacket. My child starts to panic and screams and is trying to escape now in full meltdown panic mode. The SP Ed coordinator now takes my 5 year old to the ground and puts him in prone position with her (180 lb ) weight on him finally the SP ED coordinator could not hold him anymore (she is out of shape) she let him up and he ran to the desk the para gave him comfort. Now he has bruises on his hands and his back shoulders and arms where she held him and I feel that she way over reacted and caused the meltdown unnecessarily, I have asked for a incident report and she has said there isn't one and no one will talk to me about it except the para. I can add pics of bruises if needed. I guess I am asking is this even legal to do? what is considered excessive? what gives her the right to do this? and is she even qualified to do it? I feel angry about it but am trying to get as much information to understand it.
  24. My 12 year old son, has IEP special education for writing, reading and math but has had progressively rapid behavioral issues has been excluded from camping trip because the principal said, "he is a safety concern." I have six siblings and we all graduated from this school district along with nieces and nephews. My children have been told about this camp since they were young and that it was the highlight of their K-12 experience. My dad, to this day, tries to find parents that have kids that go to this camp so he can go to family night. Very important to my family. That is beside the issue though, my son is missing out on this once in a lifetime opportunity because he is a IEP student and he is a safety concern because my son leaves the classroom frequently and they have to go find him. They lose my son while he is in their care and that makes him unsafe. I highly doubt he would run off and disappear in the woods-he would be to scared. Since it is a school fucntion, they continue to have classes that teach them about the outdoors and basic outdoor survival. Plus, it is a time where classmates and friends make bonds that last a lifetime. Once in a lifetime school experience that can never be duplicated. I am sick to my stomach and furious. I went to the principal that told me no because of him being a safety concern and then I went to the superintendent in hopes of begging for a right for him to go. I offered that a parent go up and spend the day or stay the night, even though parents are not usually involved. I also offered to spend the last twenty days of school sitting outside his classrooms so he doesnt disappear on them. I begged and asked for anything I could do but the answer was no. I dont ever want another child to miss this opportunity because the school district speculates what could happen. Someone please give me some advice. I am worn out researching this issue because i just cant imagine how the school can deny this opportunity when i have volunteered to make sure I would be there to watch out for him.
  25. We (5 friends) signed a lease on April 24th to move in to a home on May 16th. We did a walk through before signing and saw some issues in the home but the agent assured us that the people would be out by May 1st and that they would have 2 weeks to fix up the place and get it back to perfect condition. The tenants weren't out until the night of the 15th, so of course the home was NOT perfect on the 16th. The place was extremely dirty, had holes in the walls/missing smoke detector/exposed outlets, and a very distinct odor that was a mix of smoke and other chemicals. Some of the old tenant's belongings were also still in the home. We were willing to be flexible with all of these issues but then on the 18th we found out (directly from the agent) that the previous tenant was a known meth user and at one point had "15 meth heads sleeping all over the house." After this was disclosed, we all agreed that it was not safe nor healthy to be living in a place that experienced such high drug traffic. We sent an email and letter via certified mail requesting to be released from our lease due to these health and safety concerns. Again, they did not disclose the meth use before we signed nor did they attempt to test for toxic residue. They also originally refused to replace the carpets or paint because "we'd already signed the lease." I'll also note that on the 16th our agent told us that she would not be at the home to do a walk through with us, but that she'd leave the paperwork for us to sign. In hindsight we should've demanded that she be there, but we didn't know better. None of us signed the paperwork because, due to our work schedules, we were not all able to see the home at the same time. On Friday when I personally visited the house to see it's condition, the papers were gone, and because the other roommates denied taking them, I can only assume it was the agent. If they say no to releasing us from the lease, do we have any other options?